Despite coming off a day with 70 minutes of exercise, my diet was great. I started at 78.3 and was still only up to 79.4 after the 5th snack.
This low increase is about the best I remember on a day after exercise. I am including snacks-only days, as well. I have had not had a large number of these days yet, but the few I have tracked so far have often seen increases to about 1.6 kg. Those were days with 90 minutes of exercise instead of the 70 from today. But that’s still a large difference. Even on days following a day with no exercise, I sometimes increase 1.4 kg or more. So to see an increase of only 1.1 on a day like this is something special.
LOL. Why was I even surprised? After getting up, I was still at 79.0 kg. That is like 11 or 12 hours and losing only .4 kg. It just does not effectively get worse than that (although technically possible).
This 79.0 mark was about 3 1/2 hours before the final weigh-in. So perhaps I would have lost .4 kg or something like that. But even at that, I would have gained .3 kg.
I think this tendency to not lose much weight overnight after an exercise day has finally hit home so hard that I will never be surprised again. I mean, if I only lose .4 kg in over 10 hours, why would I ever be surprised. It would be self-destructive to worry about this further. The pattern is clear now:
1. I lose weight on the snacks-only diet when exercising. We’ll call the average weight loss “X.”
2. I gain weight the next day even with the snacks-only diet UNLESS I exercise again. Let’s call the average gain “Y,” and Y is the figure that does not include any exercise. You can easily compute this by simply waiting the full 24 hours without doing any exercise.
There is no way for me to avoid the “Y” weight loss, but this does not really matted as long as I am psychologically prepared for it. The key to success comes down to this:
X must be higher than Y. In that case, it’s a net weight loss. If Y is higher than X, then it’s a net weight gain.
The ONLY ultimate consideration is to keep X above Y. For example, if X is a weight loss of .3 kg and Y is a gain of .2 kg, then you have a net loss of .1 kg.
However, this equation does not consider things like break days. In that case, you may have to do some extra exercise to make up for any deficits. The equation is limited to determining what happens when you do actually follow your diet. You will have to find a way to make up for any mistakes you make if and when you fail to follow it on one or more days.
Although my overnight results were terrible, I did manage to get all the way down to 77.6 after jogging for 90 minutes and walking for an additional 30. So I actually lost .7 today to follow up yesterday’s .9, for a huge 2-day weight loss of 1.6 kg.
I need these 2 big days because I just found out that I can’t run on Friday as previously planned. But I still have Wednesday and Thursday morning.
Over the past 2 days, I have lost down from 79.2 to 77.6. Overall, these are 2 of the best combined days that I have ever had. I don’t remember the exact record, but this is in the ballpark.