gained .2 kg on a break day
Today is the first day in about 9 months that I have taken 2 break days in a row. For the last 6+ months of Pentamize full weight-loss mode, I actually took NO break days at all. And this is Day 68 of my maintenance phase. So that’s about 9 months.
Since starting maintenance mode, I had decided to finally take some break days because it was literally about 6 to 7 months since taking one. That sounds crazy to some people. But when I got into full mode and was using the Pentamize methods that I developed, I was losing approximately 2.5 pounds a week. That was so good that I didn’t want to take a break at all. The results kept me motivated to keep going.
All in all, I displayed some really bad form on this day. I had fast food at night in addition to having a break day. I had 2 small cheeseburgers, some fries, and half a small coke. That caused my weight to shoot up to about the 76 range a little before bedtime.
I am not registering this as a cheat day because I did not stuff myself. But those were obviously some poor diet choices. And doing this on a break day makes it that much worse.
Nonetheless, I actually only gained .2 kg by the time I weighed in. I did weigh in a couple of hours later than usual. But I don’t consider that cheating. I just wanted to go to the bathroom first.
So by the time of my weigh-in, I was right back to the exact 75.0 that I was when beginning Pentamize maintenance mode and this blog. Everything is fine as far as my maintenance, and I only gained .1 kg the past two days without any exercise. The past 2 days have been unusual in many respects. And yet, I have somehow managed to come out only .1 kg over. It’s now time to get back to doing some exercise.
Over this 68-day maintenance period, I have now had a total of 9 break days. If you do some simple math, that is still approximately one break day per week. While it would be nice to have 2 break days a week, that would probably require too much exercise on the 5 days of workouts. So I am going to stick to what I am already doing for now.
Days With No Workout
total +2.3 kg
average +.26 kg in 9 days