Starting Weight: 75.1 kg
Ending Weight: 74.6 kg
Result: lost .5 kg
My intention today was to have a pretty long run since I gained a little weight yesterday. But it’s been a while since I have had a break day. So a long 90-minute run wasn’t in the cards.
I prefer to decide how long I am going to run before starting. But from time to time, my mind just goes back and forth and can’t make a decision. So I just started running, knowing I needed to run at least 45 minutes.
As I hit 40 minutes, I was feeling pretty good. So I decided to complete a full hour of jogging.
After my run and going to the bathroom, I was sitting at 75.0 kg. And at about 7:15 at night, I was still hungry. Earlier, I had gotten a pack of 3 small pizzas at the store. One of them was only 300g. So I decided to eat one of them for my final meal, along with some juice. This should allow me to lose a little weight on the day. Of course, nothing is certain unless you go to bed already having lost weight compared to the morning weigh-in. And that won’t happen in this case because the weight of the food I am about to eat will cause me to rise above the morning mark of 75.1 kg.
After eating that pizza and going to the bathroom, I was 75.4, which was the exact plan all along. You see, you can even eat pizza as long as it’s the proper amount.
I did even better than expected overnight. My weight went all the way down to 74.6 kg in the morning. This is the best day in quite a while, and I did it with a one-hour run, not the 90 minutes that I end up usually doing to have a really good day.
Today’s blog post is not meant to justify eating pizza or other foods that are risky to a weight loss plan. Rather, it’s a great example of how moderation is the key. If you read closely, you will also see how my Pentamize tracking is used in conjunction with moderation. Although moderation is the key, you have to track so you know how much you are eating. Most people who talk about weight loss deal with calories. This is not how my system works. I focus more on weight than calories. And this pizza thing today is a very good example of that. I knew how much I could eat and limited myself to that amount. And that is how moderation works in a successful weight loss or maintenance plan.
The last 6 days of nonstop jogging sessions are included below. To see averages for all the days of my Pentamize maintenance mode, you can click here.
90M break even
60M +.1 kg
90M -.6 kg
60M and -.1 kg
60M and +.1 kg
60M and -.5 kg
total 3233 and -4.5 kg
averages of 63.39 min jogging and -.09 kg in 51 days