By the end of this blog post, my mood was in the dumper. This is the worst bad streak I have been on since starting the snacks-only diet. In particular, the last 2 days have been terrible. Neither day was perfect because I made some slight mistakes. But the results seem excessive.
The last 2 days, including today, have seen a weight gain of 1.0. And the last 5 days combined have shown a gain of .8. However, the one really positive thing that has happened over this 5-day period is that I lost .5 g on the one good day. That kept a really bad streak from being even worse since it essentially erases the worst day, where I gained an equal but opposite .5 kg.
Crazy streaks are something that I have never totally gotten used to. One reason to try a snacks-only diet is that you are less likely to see extremely bad days. For example, I would not be very surprised under my old diet to see days with a weight gain of more than .5 kg from time to time even with a shorter exercise session. Really bad days are less likely with a snacks-only diet as compared to eating full meals (at least doing it the right way).
Unfortunately, this current bad streak shows that I am still going to have to deal with tough streaks even with a snacks-only diet. At this time, my feeling is that I will always have bad streaks of weight gain unless I do one of two things:
1. starve (this is out of the question cause it may cause a yo-yo effect); of
2. exercise at the end of the day when I do have a bad day to erase the excess weight gained that day.
The 2nd option is possible and probably what I will end up doing. I won’t have to exercise when having a small weight gain, like only .1 or .2 kg. But when I suddenly increase .5 kg, like yesterday, then an exercise session is in order.
The day actually started out good. I was only 78.9 after the first 2 snacks and 79.4 after the first 4 snacks and 2 to go. At that time, I was thinking that today should allow for a recovery if I maintain my discipline.
I did not do the right thing for the last snack. It was too much, and this is probably why I was still 79.3 at 6 in the morning. With 4 1/2 hours to go, I am .8 over. That is just about as bad as yesterday, and things are going to go off the rails here if I do not follow the plan to the letter. My only out in situations like this is going to be to exercise and burn any extra off (this is Option 2 above). That is the backup plan, anyway, but this is another self-inflicted wound.
From 6 to 8, I got down to 79.0. At least that is almost half of the .8 I needed to lose. I
doubt I can get to breakeven, but there is sometimes a late surge. Dropping .5 in 2 hours is not very likely, though. In fact, I checked after 9 and was still at 79.0. Ouch. At any rate, 79.0 was my starting weight when beginning this diet test, and I have had too many cheat days. More importantly, though, gain on a day like this could easily be erased with a little exercise. I tried this diet to improve my situation (finding a way to get by with less exercise), and I have done that. No question at all about that.
And even after going to the bathroom yet again, my weight was stuck at 79.0. So I gained .5 kg for the second day in a row.
Day 30 – gained .2 kg
Day 31 – gained .1 kg
Day 32 – lost .5 kg
Day 33 – gained .5 kg
Day 34 – gained .5 kg
Overall Result: lost 2.0 kg
“No Exercise” Days: lost .7 kg – 32 days
Simultaneous “No Exercise” Portion: lost .2 kg – 2 days
All “No Exercise” Stats: lost .9 kg in 34 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