Pentamize Weight Maintenance Blog
November 7, 2016
Today’s Exercise And Results:
74.2 kg and had a weight loss of .8 kg
This is what I usually refer to as a recovery day. Yesterday was a veritable disaster, with a result of .8 kg of weight gain. As I surmised in yesterday’s blog, this was likely due to the fact that I just ate too much. And the reason I ate too much is because of failure to use my own Pentamize tracking techniques. I guess that garlic bread was a little too good cause I scarfed it right up without considering how much I was eating.
I am living in Denmark still, although I am American. And it snowed yesterday for the first time this fall. That’s why I stayed inside and did an indoor workout.
Today, it was even colder. In fact, it was exactly 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit). To top it off, it started snowing again during my run. Anyway, I certainly wouldn’t let a little snow stop me from running. It was much harder yesterday but manageable today.
It is important to get a really good workout on a recovery day in addition to not eating too much. That was my goal for this Day 50. So I got out there and did a moderate-intensity run for 90 minutes. My heart rate was about 132 at the end. And approximately 120 gets me into the moderate-intensity range. So this was definitely in that range but below high intensity. My book gives full details on my activities and results during full weight-loss mode. I mostly did moderate-intensity exercise. And I do explain why I don’t do HIIT and similar high-intensity stuff even during a hardcore weight-loss phase.
My weight after the 90-minute run was around 74.1 kg. That was a loss during the workout of about .9 kg. This is lower than I have averaged before. But it was not freezing during most of those workout sessions. So that may be why I lost less. This is my first day of freezing weather during this period of weight maintenance that is being documented in this blog/journal.
Although I lost less weight today during the run, the corollary to that is I was also a lot less thirsty when it was over. So the end result may end up being about the same as long as I maintain a similar diet.
After eating a couple more small meals, I was at about 74.8 kg. This is excellent so far. As long as I limit myself to one or two really small meals today, then I will lose a lot of weight by morning. And this will be a successful recovery day.
I had a little bit more food and definitely ate a lot less than yesterday. At 7 at night, I was still sitting at only about 75.0 kg. So I am going to have a huge weight loss today. While I am a little bit hungry, it’s time to sacrifice a little since this is a recovery day.
My weight loss overnight was pretty good. After losing .8 kg, I got down to 74.2 kg.
The last 2 days have been very streaky. I went from 74.2 to 75.0 and then right back down to 74.2 kg. While the huge figures of weight gain and loss are much higher than average, streaks like this are common and nothing to worry about or overanalyze. Just keep doing your thing.
The numbers below are the most recent nonstop jogging sessions. Other types of workout sessions are not listed. But you can see them, as well, on the page with running stats totals.
45M and +.5 kg
60M and +.3 kg
60M and +.2 kg
90M and -.6 kg
60M and -.7 kg
60M and break even
90M and -.8 kg
total 1973 and -2.9 kg
avg. 59.8 min jogging and -.088 kg in 33 days