A Little Cheating On Birthday Causes a Little Bit of Weight Gain

Day 502

Today was my 48th birthday, but I did not have party planned. Nonetheless, I ended up having a partial cheat day. Despite running for 90 minutes, even that exercise was not enough to avoid a weight gain. However, the running helped me out some, reducing the daily gain to only .2 kg.

I started out making a tactical error on my diet. Sometimes, I drink smoothies and have no problem losing weight on these days. It doesn’t mean smoothies are necessarily that good. But in my experience, they have worked fine as part of my diet. However, if you are someone who likes to add a lot of sugar or other fattening stuff to your smoothies, that’s probably not a good idea. I add a small amount of sugar just to make the smoothies taste a little better. If you have ever had an avocado smoothie with no sugar, you probably know what I mean. It’s just a lot easier to get them down if you add a little sugar, but without overdoing it. In my case, I add about 3 teaspoons per batch (batch meaning whatever amount fills up a medium-sized blender). I understand this is not a precise measure. The point is to not blow an opportunity to eat something healthy by adding too much sugar to it.

My mistake today was not sugar. It was drinking too much of the smoothies. I drank almost the whole batch by myself. So I guess I should not have been surprised to weigh in and see that I was 1.9 kg over already in the early evening. I was already in the Danger Zone.

I tried to sacrifice at that point and stayed close to 1.9 for a few hours. Then, someone surprised with a pizza and coke. It was like a birthday present, so I couldn’t just turn it down completely. And coke is still my favorite snack, so this put me up to probably about 2.5 kg at the max. That is .7 kg over the Danger Zone.

I was a big 80.0 kg in the morning, which was an excessive 1.7 kg over for the day. Disaster loomed, but things did go better than expected after that weigh-in.

I got down to about 78.7 after the run, which is about as good as it has been in weeks. Some of it could have been due to continuing digestion, though, as I ate the pizza at almost 9 at night.

The day finished on another high note when I lost .2 kg more and finished at 78.5 kg. That was a .2 kg weight gain, but that amount is way less than expected. A huge finish helped reduce that gain.

The main thing to be reminded of today is to keep those meals small. All those smoothies within a matter of only about 30 minutes was my biggest mistake. I always get hungry again pretty fast, so keeping the meals small is very important to my success.

Results Through Day 62

Day 1 – 90 minutes – lost .2 kg – 76.8 to 76.6
Day 2 – 70 minutes – gained .2 kg – 76.6 to 76.8
Day 3 – 64 minutes – gained .2 kg – 76.8 to 77.0
Day 4 – 89 minutes – lost .2 kg – 77.0 to 76.8
Day 5 – 75 minutes – gained .3 kg – 76.8 to 77.1
Day 6 – 90 minutes – gained .5 kg – 77.1 to 77.6
Day 7 – 90 minutes – lost .9 kg – 77.6 to 76.7
Day 8 – 90 minutes – gained 1.5 kg – 76.7 to 78.2 (cheat day)
Day 9 – 90 minutes – lost .1 kg – 78.2 to 78.1
Day 10 – 90 minutes – lost .7 kg – 78.1 to 77.4
Day 11 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 77.4 to 77.6
Day 12 – 90 minutes – lost .4 kg – 77.6 to 77.2
Day 13 – 90 minutes – lost .4 kg – 77.2 to 76.8
Day 14 – 90 minutes – broke even – 76.8 to 76.8
Day 15 – 90 minutes – lost .2 kg – 76.8 to 76.6
Day 16 – 90 minutes – gained .6 kg – 76.8 to 77.2
Day 17 – 90 minutes – lost .2 kg – 77.2 to 77.0
Day 18 – 87 minutes – lost .1 kg – 77.0 to 76.9
Day 19 – 84 minutes – gained .1 kg – 76.9 to 77.0
Day 20 – 0 minutes – gained 1.7 kg – 77.0 to 78.7 (combined cheat day and break day)
Day 21 – 88 minutes – broke even – 78.7 to 78.7 (odd cheat where I actually broke even)
Day 22 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 78.7 to 78.9 (partial cheat day)
Day 23 – 90 minutes – lost .6 kg – 78.9 to 78.3
Day 24 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 78.3 to 78.5
Day 25 – 0 minutes – lost .2 kg – 78.5 to 78.3 (break day)
Day 26 – 90 minutes – lost .4 kg – 78.3 to 77.9
Day 27 – 0 minutes – gained 1.6 kg – 77.9 to 79.5 (cheat day and break day combined)
Days 28 and 29 combined – 0 minutes – gained .3 kg – 79.5 to 79.8 (one cheat day, one partial cheat day, and 2 break days)
Day 30 – 90 minutes – lost 1.3 kg – 79.8 to 78.5
Day 31 – 0 minutes – gained .3 kg – 78.5 to 78.8 (break day)
Day 32 – 89 minutes – lost .6 kg – 78.8 to 78.2
Day 33 – 90 minutes – broke even – 78.2 to 78.2
Day 34 – 90 minutes – lost .8 kg – 78.2 to 77.4
Day 35 – 90 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.4 to 77.7
Day 36 – 90 minutes – lost .5 kg – 77.7 to 77.2
Day 37 – 80 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.2 to 77.5
Day 38 – 90 minutes – gained .1 kg – 77.5 to 77.6
Day 39 – 90 minutes – lost .3 kg – 77.6 to 77.3
Day 40 – 90 minutes – lost .1 kg – 77.3 to 77.2
Day 41 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 77.2 to 77.4
Day 42 – 60 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.4 to 77.7
Day 43 – 87 minutes – lost .3 kg – 77.7 to 77.4
Day 44 – 90 minutes – gained .8 kg – 77.4 to 78.2
Day 45 – 90 minutes – lost .8 kg – 78.2 to 77.4
Day 46 – 50 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.4 to 77.7
Day 47 – 86 minutes – lost .5 kg – 77.7 to 77.2
Day 48 – 90 minutes – lost .6 kg – 77.2 to 76.6
Day 49 – 86 minutes – gained .1 kg – 76.6 to 76.7
Day 50 – 89 minutes – gained .3 kg – 76.7 to 77.0
Day 51 – 90 minutes – broke even – 77.0 to 77.0
Day 52 – 90 minutes – broke even – 77.0 to 77.0
Day 53 – 70 minutes – gained .2 kg – 77.0 to 77.2
Day 54 – 90 minutes – lost .3 kg – 77.2 to 76.9
Day 55 – 90 minutes – gained .7 kg – 76.9 to 77.6
Day 56 – 90 minutes – gained .1 kg – 77.6 to 77.7
Day 57 – 90 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.7 to 78.0
Day 58 – 60 minutes – lost .1 kg – 78.0 to 77.9
Day 59 – 90 minutes – broke even – 77.9 to 77.9
Day 60 – 86 minutes – broke even – 77.9 to 77.9
Day 61 – 45 minutes – gained .4 kg – 77.9 to 78.3
Day 62 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 78.3 to 78.5
gained 1.7 kg (5 cheat days, 3 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 921
4785 minutes total
average run time – 77 minutes (rounded up)

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