BLUF: Gaming the system still doesn’t work.
Well, this past week was a fasting and exercise week. And stupid meals.
I ran almost 7 miles Sunday morning, ate some SCD, some not, and then I fasted 24 hours from Sunday night to Monday night. I started Max Capacity Training Monday afternoon. That night ate a stupid meal with too many carbs.
From Monday night to Tuesday afternoon, I fasted 16 hours, had a good veggie lunch, walked a mile and a half with the kids, and had an SCD dinner.
On Wednesday, I did my second MCT workout. I ate a good SCD lunch but had an insane Free Meal for dinner. I ate until I was stuffed on bad crap. Stupid.
Thursday was a good SCD day diet-wise with no fasting, no running, or working out.
Friday I took the day off of work. It was an LG fasting day which included my longest run ever – 10.86 miles in a decent time (for me, that is). Lunch was ok SCD but dinner included popcorn and candy at the movies and a slice and a half of three-inch thick pizza after.
Saturday included another good run (8.26 miles, third longest ever), my third Max Capacity workout, and birthday cake, ice cream, and pizza.
So, one 24-hour fast + two 16-hour fasts + more running than ever before (27.5 miles for the week) + three MCT workouts + way, way, waaaaay too much bad food = . . . . ?
|Week 18: 110508||211.3||26.6||56.8|
|Week 19: 110515||205.3||25.7||52.7|
|Week 20: 110522||210.8||26.7||56.2|
|Δ from last||+5.5||+1.0
|Δ from start||-17.7||-3.0||-11.7|
Up FIVE pounds and 1% BF.
The only silver lining here is that my BF pounds did not go up as much as my overall weight, meaning I may have gained a bit of muscle.
So what do we learn from this, boys and girls?
Gaming the system still doesn’t work. No matter what new “trick” I think will let me slide by, (purposely) forgetting to dance with the one what brung ya never works.
I rationalized that I could eat poorly on days when I fasted and/or ran and/or worked out. Then I did it to an extreme and more than once.
I ate myself into a gain in what should have been a banner week for me. I should have lost 5 pounds this week but my poor choices undid that and more.
So I have once again proved to myself what I already believed: exercise does not control my weight. I exercised more than ever in my life this week and, even counting the three fasts I took this week, my stupid eating brought my weight up. That’ll teach me.
Eat right, John, or you’re gonna keep yourself from your goals. Period.
I walked some this morning. I planned to go out for an 8-mile run that would have brought my total distance to 366 miles in 366 days. My ankle subtly informed that this would be a bad idea so I opted instead for a 3-mile walk:
- Distance: 3.17 mi
- Duration: 0:42:07
- Average Pace: 13:17 / mi
- Average Speed: 4.51 mph
- Calories Burned: 328
- Elevation Climb: 49 ft
Better than not going, I suppose. At least this short, slow, walk won’t give me any false ideas about what I am allowed to eat today……