On Day 6, I had taken my first off day of maintenance mode and gained .6 kg. So my starting weight for this Day 7 blog entry was 74.6 kg.
Having gained so much the day before, my thinking is it was time to have a pretty long jog to try to make up for the bad off day.
Although I sometimes jog 90 minutes, I have decided to run for about one hour today. No evening weight needs to be taken. I will just weigh in in the morning and compare to the 74.6 from yesterday. I know already that I have overeaten a little bit today. So I am not expecting any great results and hope to at least stay below 75.0. Luckily, I did end up losing .1 kg on the day. So things are pretty stabilized here.
For some reason, I was just a little too hungry today and ate more than usual. But an hour of jogging for me usually results in about 2.2 pounds of weight loss during the workout. And that was enough today to have a slight weight loss of .1 kg, which is about .2 pounds. I finished at 74.5 kg.
You will notice that I weigh down to the tenth of a kilogram or pound. Why do I do this? Because measuring in whole kilograms or pounds is virtually worthless when you use my Pentamize tracking system. You need to understand that small daily averages add up to a huge number, whether you have a weight loss or weight gain. Just look at my running totals below.
Today, for example, was only .1 kg of weight loss. And 3 of the first 6 jogging days were .2 kg of weight loss. No day so far was more than .4 kg. Even that is still less than one pound. But look at the total. It is 1.1 kg so far. That is 2 pounds. These small numbers add up over time.
There is a much more important reason that measuring by tenths may be vital to your success. I’ll teach you this in my book. But I’ll give you a hint. How many carrots can you eat for dinner tonight to avoid gaining weight by morning? Well, learn how to answer this kind of question and you will be a lot closer to successfully losing weight.
If you track in whole numbers only, you are going to get imprecise data. 100.8 will be 101, and 100.4 will be 100. You could lose .5 pounds, but it registers as a pound. If that happens weekly, you could be 2 to 3 pounds off by the end of a month. This is not a good way to track your progress. So get yourself a scale that goes down to tenths of a kilogram or pound.
Jogging Sessions (Nonstop Jogging)
22M and -.4 kg
44M and -.2 kg
47M and -.2 kg
90M and -.2 kg
40M and break even
60M and -.1 kg
total 303 and -1.1 kg
avg. 50.5 min jogging and -.183 kg in 6 days