Day Of Calisthenics Instead Of Jogging Produces Poor Results

Day 504

My diet was great all day. After starting at 78.1, I rose to 79.3 at 7 in the evening. This is a solid start on my diet, which I really need because my ankle is hurting so badly that it may be hard to exercise tomorrow morning.

I sprained my ankle pretty bad in the middle of this morning’s run but was able to keep running, albeit a little more slowly than desired. The problem is that it has gotten worse after the run. I am limping while walking, much less jogging. Tomorrow morning could be better or worse. I won’t just take a day off but may have to do a different kind of exercise. That is an issue because running is the only thing that has consistently worked for me on the exercise side of the diet-exercise equation.

I need to have one more meal and will try to limit it to no more than .3 kg or so. Although I did not weigh in again at night, my weight was only around 1.4 over at the max.

My weight was a pretty good 78.6 in the morning. That would normally set me up for a large weight loss. The problem today is that I am dealing with a sprained ankle. It really needs at least a one-day rest. I am willing to give up a really good day in order to try to recover, although a sprain obviously does not fully recover in a day. The idea, though, is to give it a little rest and come back in better condition tomorrow.

I did a 90-minute leg exercise workout instead of jogging in order to give my sprained ankle time to feel better. This did not go over well in terms of during-exercise weight loss. In fact, it was disastrous. I lost only .2 kg and was still 78.4 kg. This kind of result is consistent with previous testing during my full weight-loss mode. I will go over this in more detail in tomorrow’s blog, but suffice it to say for today that this kind of result is the exact reason I chose jogging only as my primary exercise for weight loss and maintenance.

Do I realize that weight lost during exercise is only one factor? Yes, but are all other factors combined going to make up for the approximate .8 to 1.0 kg that I don’t lose when doing calisthenics or weightlifting. In my experience, jogging beats calisthenics and light weightlifting, and it’s not even remotely close. Today is just one example of that. And while hardcore weightlifting might compare, the risk of injury is significant. And you actually need a workout partner to do serious heavy lifting. Jogging can be done alone for obvious reasons.

78.3 was my final weight. I could only lose .1 kg more after the disappointing workout. I’ll discuss more on what this workout means in tomorrow’s blog post. But the results are hard to ignore. Even with a great diet result, I gained weight.

Results Through Day 64

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 (partial cheat day)
Day 63 – 70 minutes – lost .4 kg 78.5 to 78.1
Day 64 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 78.1 to 78.3 (calisthenics day instead of jogging)
gained 1.5 kg (5 cheat days, 3 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 991
4945 minutes total
average run time – 77 minutes

Today’s Weight-Loss Results Nicely Capture My Approach To Diet-Exercise Balance

Day 503

This is the day after my birthday, which turned out to be a partial cheat day. However, I did manage to gain only .2 kg, so the damage was not too bad. It was probably mostly due to the fact that I ate the bulk of a pizza and a coke at close to 9 at night. If I had eaten that earlier in the day, I might have actually broken even since there would have been more time to digest everything.

Today, I was just hoping to at least lose the minimum. I have either broken even or gained weight days in a row. At 3 or 4 days of not losing weight at all on any of those days, I do start to get concerned that something may be wrong, and that usually has something to do with my diet since my exercise activity is pretty consistent (jogging almost every time).

Lately, there has been an issue with my diet in that I have increased 2.0 kg or more several times. My Danger Zone mark is still 1.8 kg, so it’s not really a surprise that I have gained some weight the past few days. There isn’t much of a secret here as to what I need to do. To put it bluntly and clearly, I need to eat less. Today, I finally did that.

With only 1 or 2 small snacks left to go the rest of the day, I found myself in great position, having increased only from 78.5 to 79.5, or 1.0 kg. That is phenomenal, and I did not starve to do this. But I was just less hungry today. I don’t know why, but the same level of hunger just wasn’t there.

I ate one more small snack and increased about 1.5 kg on the day. That set me up nicely for a potential very big weight loss after the morning run.

Unfortunately, it was really cold in the morning, and the gauge was saying -8 degrees Celsius, which is 18 degrees Fahrenheit. That is pretty darn cold, so I thought about possibly not running. Add to that that my ankle is still hurting pretty good.

I waited a bit, went to the bathroom again, and was at 78.8. That was only .3 kg above the daily starting weight of 78.5. I could have ended it there with a weight gain, but that would have seemed like a big failure. With the cold weather and my ankle, 90 minutes of jogging did not seem like a good option.

The essence of probably almost any weight loss or maintenance plan is to get the right balance of diet and exercise. Today, my diet was excellent and put me in position to lose weight with exercise, but certainly not with no exercise at all. Looking at 78.8, I could see that approximately an hour of running would allow me to lose some weight. I opted for 70 minutes to try to lose just a little more.

The results were good, as expected. While I did lose only .7 kg during the session, that was still enough to get down to 78.1. That was a daily loss of .4 kg. This time, a very good diet result allowed me to cut 20 minutes off my max run of 90 minutes and still lose weight. Without Pentamize tracking, I would have just been guessing. With Pentamize tracking, I knew I could cut out 20 minutes of jogging and still lose weight. Diet-exercise balance is the key, but what allows me to do that is Pentamize tracking.

Results Through Day 63

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
Day 63 – 70 minutes – lost .4 kg 78.5 to 78.1
gained 1.3 kg (5 cheat days, 3 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 991
4855 minutes total
average run time – 77 minutes

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)

Sore Ankle Giving Me Fits And Interfering With 100-Day Exercise Test

Day 501

My diet was most certainly better today. I was at 1.6 kg over and ate one more small snack. So my max weight was approximately 79.6 kg. However, I did not check after that last snack.

The next time checking my weight, I was at 78.8 in the morning. As can be seen below, this figure was probably not accurate. There is no way to go back and check it again, but this is not a big deal because it does not affect my final daily weigh-in, where I am usually more careful to get an accurate reading.

My ankle is hurting even worse now, and I have to decide what to do. Being at 78.8, it is going to be a large weight gain if I do no exercise at all.

This ankle problem is also interfering with my 100-day test, but that is a secondary consideration at the moment. I just want to avoid a large gain today. Just thinking about it, one day at a time is one of the big reasons for my success so far. Once you have a plan in place that you are reasonably confident will work in the long run, then focusing on one day at a time is what you need to do. Daily Pentamize tracking is what allows me to give that focus every day.

I am doing this right now, figuring out how to avoid a .9 kg increase or close to it. I’ll have to do some kind of exercise to avoid an epic disaster. And since my ankle is already hurting and might be for a while, recovery might be even more difficult.

I ran for 45 minutes at a somewhat average pace, knowing it probably would not be enough to avoid a daily weight gain. But the idea at that point was to reduce the probable gain while simultaneously trying to reduce the risk of further injury or pain to my ankle.

I was shocked to weigh in at 78.6 kg after the run. Something is seriously wrong with these tracking numbers. It is almost impossible for me to lose only .2 kg during a decent 45-minute running session. I can almost do that just walking at a fairly fast pace. What probably happened is that my first morning weigh-in was not correct. I did that pretty hastily, and the 78.8 was likely wrong. At any rate, the 78.6 after exercise is a tough blow. I do have some time left (about 90 minutes) before the official weigh-in, so that should go down some. But it’s going to be a bad gain today.

I hit the bathroom and had dropped to 78.3 over the next hour or so. That does make me feel better, as I was expecting some weight gain but really did not want to see a 78.6 at the end of the day. That would have been a .7 increase. A .4 feels more manageable. 78.3 was my final weight today. That is a gain of .4 kg. With a regular session, I may have actually lost weight. In always looking for something positive, I can say today that this gain is chalked up to the injury. I limited the gain by enduring some pain. For that, I have no lasting stain. 🙂

Results Through Day 61

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
gained 1.5 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 921
4695 minutes total
average run time – 77 minutes (rounded up)

Broke Even With Sore Ankle

Day 500

The past 2 days, I have come pretty close to breaking even despite entering the Danger Zone both days. Surprisingly, though, I managed to actually lose .1 kg even with one of the days having a shorter 60-minute run. To top it off, I also have a sore ankle, which certainly is not helping the intensity level.

I started today at 77.9 and increased to 79.1 at 5:30 in the afternoon. That was a good start, just like most recent days. Hopefully, I can do better in the second half of the eating day this time, which has been my downfall on recent bad days.

The results were a little better than recent second-half showings. I was 79.6 at 9:30 at night. I am going to have a small chocolate snack and be done for the night, with the exception of a cup of coffee. Although I did not check again, I was probably right at 79.7 at the max, or 1.8 kg over for the day. Recently, it has been around 2.0 to 2.1, with one day being close to 2.4 or 2.5.

78.8 in the morning. That was a decent decrease overnight. Unfortunately, my right ankle is now puffed up a bit for some reason. But I am going to do a 90-minute jog at whatever pace I can handle. I am also running early today, so there is some extra time to possibly lose more weight.

The post-run weigh-in was alarming. I hit the scales at 78.2. That doesn’t make sense to me. I ran fairly slow but at a pretty typical pace for one of my 90-minute runs. As I said above, I do have one ankle that is a bit swollen, but it wasn’t hurting all that much during the session. It’s possible that my 78.8 weigh-in from earlier was not accurate. So maybe I lost closer to .9 for this run. At any rate, this puts me at risk of gaining some weight today. That is a disappointment since my max increase was about 1.8, which was lower than the past 2 days.

I do have some time left before the final weigh-in, so that might get me to the breakeven point of 77.9. I was really hoping to lose some today and thought I was poised to do that. But this is an extremely common one-day setback that I will get over tomorrow or soon. I also need to go to the bathroom, and that might help me drop some additional weight.

After the disappointing 78.2 mark, my weight fell fine in the next 2 hours. That put me at even for the 2nd day in a row. Considering I am dealing with a sore ankle, breakeven is not too shabby.

Results Through Day 60

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
gained 1.1 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 876
4650 minutes total
average run time – 78 minutes (rounded up)