Second Day Trying to Reduce Water Intake

For my 2nd day in trying to avoid large amounts of water intake, I actually drank quite a bit of water to start the day. I was up from 76.3 to 77.1 after the first meal, and that included waiting about an hour to go to the bathroom.

That first part of the day is important for rehydration, though. I have been ending every day with a 90-minute run. This means the beginning of the next day is after running. I am naturally going to be thirstier at this point of the day because of that. Thus, the initial part of each day on this particular schedule naturally has more water intake than other parts of the day.

Before eating my 3rd snack, I was up to 77.3. This is not looking like a great day at the moment, but I will just try to stay the course. By the end of the 4th snack, I loaded up on water and was up to to 78.1. What the heck? I am taking a big step backwards today if this water weight does not come off. It is definitely not overeating.

I was not able to drink less water today. It’s simply not healthy to ignore the brain when it is telling you that you are thirsty. So instead of having less water every day, it’s probably better to handle this issue by modifying water intake on a daily basis instead of having a specific amount of water to consume each day. I can’t see making myself stay thirsty for short-term weight loss being a good idea and certainly not a permanent thing. I imagine that I will lose the same amount of weight in the long run, but perhaps at a slower pace.

I was all the way up at 78.0 at bedtime. Worse yet, I was still at 77.4 when getting up. That put me at 1.1 kg over for the day. With my older results of 90-minute runs, that would not be an issue. I would be looking at almost certain weight loss for the day. But based on recent results, I may be gaining weight today. It’s going to depend mainly on that exercise result, which is sometimes around 1.0 kg. So there is still a chance to have a good day.

The only thing that is certain from today is that trying to limit water intake is a poor idea. Instead, I’ll just be drinking what I feel my body needs. If it slows down the weight-loss process, so be it. However, I also don’t want to force myself to drink, either. That is about the extent of this 2-day experiment, which I am basically ending now. It just means that I will not try to force myself to uncomfortably drink less water than my body feels it needs.

What the bloody hell! I checked 2 hours later, and it said I was 77.6 kg. Maybe the earlier reading was wrong. But even if it was slightly off, I should have been losing a little more weight in the meantime. In no way did I overeat yesterday. From that perspective, this is one of the worst days I have ever had. I am still going to run, which means it will not be one of the worst when counting the run. The point is there is no way I should be 1.3 kg over when in no way did I overeat.

I suddenly had an unexpected change of plans and did not have time to run today. The results were a disaster. Despite weighing in about 4 hours late, I was still at 77.0 kg. I’ll mark this as a .7 kg weight gain even though it might have actually been a little more. However, tomorrow’s “day” will be less than 24 hours. So it basically evens out overall.

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
Day 10: 76.3 to 77.0 (gained .7 kg, but no exercise at all); non-exercise portion – gained .7
average: about .3 kg of weight loss on exercise days; non-exercise average – gained .57 kg

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)
Day 46: gained .7 kg (no exercise)

“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 2.2 kg – 5 days

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