Going To Try Drinking Less Water For More Consistent Results

Today, I am attempting to drink a reasonable and healthy amount of water, but also without going crazy with it like the past week or so. While the body can likely safely handle huge amounts of water, I may have been taking a lot more than necessary lately. The idea was to load up on water to help reduce food intake. But I can hopefully still do this by finishing a cup or so per snack instead of constantly sipping all day long.

So far, I am .9 kg over after the 2nd snack. That is about the same as yesterday, but my weight got a lot higher after this point yesterday. So there is plenty of time to get better results. As long as I stay at a max increase of about 1.4, then it’s likely that I will have a good day.

After the 3rd snack, I jumped to 78.0, or 1.2 kg over for the day. That is more than I expected, but I still feel that I am doing better. We’ll wait a few hours and see how this progresses.

I have continued to drink less water today and have still had about the same amount of food. After the 4th snack, I was back up to 78.0. That is a 1.2 kg increase with probably one snack and then maybe one mini snack to go. My weight was about 78.6 at the same time yesterday. I don’t want to count my chickens before they hatch, but this could potentially be a huge day. There is an outside chance of hitting the 75 range. However, I’d say it’s more likely to hit that tomorrow because a .9 drop in one day is unusually high. But .9 over 2 days is definitely doable with a couple of decent days.

77.9 was my mark with about 30 minutes before the last snack. While I did not measure at the end of the day, it had to have been around 78.1. Then, I was at 77.3 in the morning, for a decent overnight weight loss of roughly .8 kg. With a run ahead and 2 hours before weighing in after that, it would be difficult to hit 76.0 or below. But this is going to be a definite substantial weight loss even if I were to have a poor run result. It’s too early to tell, but it looks like my new approach to water consumption may have helped.

After the run, I peed and then weighed in at 76.5. That is another disappointing result. At my peak and also during warmer weather, I would routinely lose 1.5 kg when running 90 minutes. It’s amazing (and not in a good way) that I am seeing losses of only .7 kg. I don’t know the reason for this, but it doesn’t bother me as long as I am losing weight. I am already .3 kg under today with 2 more hours until the official weigh-in. It’s going good. I suppose I need to lose less water weight during these runs since I am eating and drinking less. Whatever the reason, I’ll take good results as long as I can make this a permanent lifestyle change.

I got down to 76.3 at 12 noon. This made for a big day of .5 kg of weight loss. Not too shabby. My first day of trying to maintain more control over my water consumption was a huge success. However, it’s still not clear whether that was the reason. One day could be a coincidence. I lost quite a bit of weight overnight, and the reason for that is basically impossible to determine. Then, my run result wasn’t even that good. Causation is very hard to determine in weight loss. Psychologically, though, this was a very good day.

Day 1: 79.1 to 78.6 (lost .5 kg); non-exercise portion – gained .6
Day 2: 78.6 to 78.0 (lost .6 kg); non-exercise portion – gained .4
Day 3: 78.0 to 77.7 (lost .3 kg); non-exercise portion – gained .6
Day 4: 77.7 to 77.8 (gained .1 kg); could not measure non-exercise portion
Day 5: 77.8 to 77.1 (lost .7 kg); no non-exercise tracking
Day 6: 77.1 to 76.9 (lost .2 kg); no other tracking today
Day 7: 76.9 to 77.0 (gained .1 kg); no non-exercise tracking
Day 8: 77.0 to 76.8 (lost .2 kg); no non-exercise tracking
Day 9: 76.8 to 76.3 (lost .5 kg); no further tracking
average: about .3 kg of weight loss; non-exercise average – gained .53 kg

Note: The above days are for my short-term goal of reaching 75.0 kg. The below days refer to days on the snacks-only diet.

Day 39: gained .6 before exercise; lost .3 kg including exercise
Day 40: gained .1 kg including run (could not track before exercise)
Day 41: lost .7 kg including run
Day 42: lost .2 kg including run
Day 43: gained .1 kg including run
Day 44: lost .2 kg (90-minute run)
Day 45: lost .5 kg (90-minute run and focus on less water)

“No Exercise Days” (or non-exercise portion before running) when no exercise the day before – lost .1 kg – 34 days
Exercise Days: lost 5.1 kg – 12 days
30-min Days: lost .3 kg – 1 day
90-min Days: lost 4.8 kg – 11 days
Non-Exercise Portion On Days After Exercise: gained 1.5 kg – 4 days

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