I barely got any sleep last night. I went to bed tired enough. I fell asleep, and then some time before 2am I woke up. I felt like I must have been out for hours, and figured I'd woken up just before dawn, so when I finally opened my eyes, expecting to see something like 5:30, and instead saw 2:00, I wasn't entirely a happy camper. But, I figured I'd get back to sleep just fine.
Two hours later, this theory wasn't looking so good.
At 4am, I decided to get up, go to the toilet (hah!*), and once I was done see how much water I'd shedded so far.
*This is worthy of a laugh, because it turns out that the absence of water coming into the body is quite directly related to an absence of water leaving the body in the form of urine.
Now, to put things into perspective, on Thursday morning (before I started saturating myself for the water cut), I weighed 68.8kg before doing my business, and 68.5kg after. So, when I stepped on the scale at 68.7kg at 4:00 this morning, I wasn't overly impressed with these results. It appears that what I've lost in sweat and breathing, I've retained in not peeing or pooing (yeah, the backdoor seemed to close up yesterday just as much as the front door).
So, I'm annoyed that I spent 3 days drinking too much and 1 day drinking not enough and got nothing out of it, but also kind of relieved -- now I get to rest assured that I won't benefit from doing it again (at least not using the same protocol) leading up to competition, so that'll make the week of competition less of a hassle.
Once I saw that I hadn't shedded weight, I went straight off the water cut, and got right back into rehydrating myself, although without the rapid reinjecting of water I would have undergone had I been trying to rehydrate for competition. I had a cup of water at 4:00, and after still failing to get back to sleep, had another cup of milk about half an hour later. I think I actually got a bit of sleep intermittently between the earliest part of dawn and about 7:30am. That's fairly typical of me on a restless night -- as soon as my brain acknowledges that it's no longer night and that it would actually be good to be awake, it lets go of whatever hangup has been preventing me from sleeping.