The Purpose Of Hardcore Pentamize Weight Tracking: Guarding Against Accidental Overeating

My tracking is not going to be as extensive today as the past few days. I was out of the house for a while with some errands and stuff and was not able to get everything written down.

The first time weighing in today was after my 3rd snack. At that time, I was in excellent shape, sitting at 78.5 from a start of 78.0 kg. That was only an increase of .5 kg so far and was about .2 kg below the mark from the past 2 or 3 days. This may sound good on its face, but it’s definitely not a reason to celebrate or do something silly like add an extra snack. I am kind of hungry right now and may or may not have to add a 7th snack, whereas I have eaten 6 every day for a few days now. So it’s best to keep the same mindset and try to eat a snack once every 2 hours or so.

I am still learning and tweaking my own snacks-only diet and initially felt that it would probably call for about 8 snacks a day. I was somewhat surprised to see that 6 has been enough on the typical day. If eating the same amount, 8 might be pushing it a little too far. I am still working this out but can see that 6 is producing some very good results so far.

My 4th snack was one of my new favorites – about 25 french fries. This is a small snack, but my weight had risen to 78.9 afterwards. I presume this was from all the water I am drinking. At any rate, I am still feeling about the same – a little hungry but not so much as to feel anxiety. I have good chance for another positive day if I can stick to 2 more snacks or 2 and a very small one.

I was back down to 78.8 before the next snack. My weight went up more than expected, to 79.2 kg. This is exactly why I mentioned before that it is important to stick to the plan. The purpose of tracking more than once a day is not to find an excuse to eat more. Rather, the main purpose of Pentamize tracking is to make sure you are not accidentally overeating.

If you look for excuses to overeat, you are going to find them. That’s probably not going to end well. Just look at today’s results after the 3rd snack. They showed a very low increase of only .5 kg. That could have been an easy excuse to eat a bigger snack. Just like I said then, though, you can’t use that to predict what will happen the rest of the day. You need to just stay the course instead of making unreliable predictions.

Today’s max increase was about 1.4 kg. At about 11:30 at night, I went to bed and was at 78.3 kg, or 1.3 over for the day. This is not great and may result in a weight gain. But I do have 11 hours until the official weigh-in, so it’s not clear yet. That is a lot of time.

I woke up, went to the bathroom, and weighed in at 78.4 kg. That was with 2 1/2 hours to go to the official weigh-in, and I need to lose .4 kg to break even. It looks like I will probably gain a little weight today. After 5 days in a row of losing weight without exercise, the past 2 days are a different story. But the most amazing thing is that none of these days included any exercise at all. When I add some exercise, what will happen. I suspect even better results but will not assume anything. The Pentamize way is testing, not guessing or assuming.

An hour before the final weigh-in, things only got a little better. I was down to 78.3, and today is surely going to end in some weight gain. Man, my weight is just sticking like glue now. I was still at 78.3 at the final weigh-in, so I gained .3 kg today. This is hopefully just a temporary correction from the recent 5 days in a row of losing weight. I am still doing great overall, though.

20 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
Day 15 – lost .1 kg
Day 16 – lost .4 kg
Day 17 – lost .2 kg
Day 18 – lost .5 kg
Day 19 – gained .1 kg
Day 20 – gained .3 kg
Overall Result: lost 2.3 kg

“No Exercise” Days: lost 1.0 kg – 18 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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