2-Week Mark On New Diet; Struggling Today But Managed To Lose, Anyway

Today marks the 14th day on my new diet, and it has been great so far. It might just be the best 2 weeks ever while using my Pentamize tracking system. However, I appear to be struggling today to maintain that diet. At any rate, I have already lost 1.4 kg on this diet with only 2 exercise day and 11 with no exercise at all. I can afford a bad day, but I won’t have a bad one on purpose.

At 5 in the afternoon, I was up to 78.7 kg, or 1.1 kg over the 77.6 starting mark. Although that is somewhat similar to previous days of the snacks-only diet, I did not start eating today until about 5 hours ago. This is reaching 1.1 kg rather quickly. However, I did just have some soup that was mostly water. So that could be one of the reasons.

As with many other days, the difficulty with this diet is mostly the first snack or 2. I am usually hungry by that time and have to will myself to keep it to a small snack instead of a bigger meal. Once having gotten past that first snack or two, it’s usually not so hard. That’s not to say it is easy, either. But the rest of the day does not seem as hard as the first part.

Just as with the old diet, I do continue to track my weight throughout the day. So far, it seems that a max increase of 1.4 kg or so is the right approach for me. I’d like to not track at all. But the slightest mistake in snack size can ruin an entire day. To be on the safe side, I will modify as necessary or at least take extra care to make the rest of the day’s snacks smaller if I am getting very close to or reach or surpass 1.4 kg. If I do max out at more than that, that is a high risk of gaining weight if I don’t exercise.

I dropped to 78.6 before having my last 2 snacks of the night. My final weight was approximately 78.9. Unlike yesterday, my overnight loss was great. I got down to 77.7 overnight and had about 4 hours to go before the weigh-in.

I actually dropped .2 more to 77.5 and weighed in about an hour early. Perhaps I actually went down even more, but we’ll call it 77.5 and a .1 kg daily weight loss. Once again, with no exercise, I managed to lose weight. This diet is golden so far.

I did say earlier in this blog that I was struggling with the diet today. I did have some problems but just kept the meals small as planned. And it worked out in the end. It’s likely that I will have some bad days where I eat too much, but today turned out to be just about right. It wouldn’t even be right to eat much less because it could result in starvation.

14 Days On “Snacks Only” Diet

Day 1: gained .3 kg
Day 2: lost .2 kg
Day 3: gained .3 kg
Day 4: broke even
Day 5: lost .6 kg
Day 6: gained .1 kg
Day 7: lost .4 kg
Day 8: lost .2 kg
Day 9: gained .1 kg
Day 10: 30 minutes – lost .3 kg (gained .1 kg before exercise)
Day 11: gained .2 kg
Day 12: 90 minutes – lost 1.0 kg (lost .3 kg before the run)
Day 13 – gained .3 kg
Day 14 – lost .1 kg
Overall Result: lost 1.5 kg

“No Exercise” Days: lost .2 kg – 12 days
Simultaneous “No Exercise” Portion: lost .2 kg – 2 days
Exercise Days: lost 1.3 kg – 2 days
30-min Days: lost .3 kg – 1 day
90-min Days: lost 1.0 kg – 1 day
Day After Exercising: gained .5 kg – 2 days
Average of Day Of Exercise And Day After: lost .8 kg – 2 sets of 2 days

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