Today, I had gained only .6 kg after the 3rd snack. This was a good amount that was achieved by successfully keeping the snacks small. Even after the 4th snack, I was still at only .6 kg over, but I was a little hungrier than usual at that time. There is concern in a spot like this about possibly getting too hungry, so skipping snacks is usually bad.
This is the kind of between-snack reduction that sets up a really good day of weight loss.
The 5th snack got me up to .9 kg over (79.7 from 78.8). That is still a good spot with one snack to go today. Fortunately, I don’t feel too hungry, either.
I had part of a pizza for the last snack, and that weighed approximately .2 to .25 kg. So my max was probably about a 1.2 kg increase today.
My overnight weight loss was not all that good. I was at 79.1 when getting up, and that was 2 1/2 hours before the final weigh-in. It looks like a breakeven day or within about .1 kg of it. Times like this are frustrating when you don’t exercise at all. But it would be extremely easy to burn off the extra calories with a low-intensity run. I am getting tired of waiting around and am going to start exercising again. The snacks-only diet is already achieving its purpose of breakeven or better. There isn’t really much of anything else to test besides adding exercise to it.
This day ended in what seemed like a cruel joke. For some reason, my weight stuck on. I lost only .1 kg during the remaining time and then had a final weigh-in of 79.0 kg. That actually made for a daily weight gain of .2 kg. It’s ridiculous. I don’t know what else to do except, as I said above, exercise. So that’s what I did to end today and have another official weigh-in after finishing the day with a 90-minute run. I lost 1.2 kg, getting down to 77.8.
When including the run, I lost 1.0 kg today, reducing my weight from 78.8 to 77.8 kg. See, now this is where the value of the snacks-only diet comes in. If I add exercise, the results are suddenly phenomenal. The rule is still the same with my original Pentamize concept. Find a combination of diet and exercise that, when working in conjunction with each other, allows you to lose or maintain weight. I think I may call this the Break And Lose combination or system. You “break” even on diet and then “lose” when adding any decent amount of exercise into the mix.
Day 33 – gained .5 kg
Day 34 – gained .5 kg
Day 35 – lost .2 kg
Day 36 – lost 1.0 kg
“No Exercise Days” when also no exercise the day before – lost .7 kg – 33 days
Note: I am suspending no-exercise-tracking in general. This turned out to vary based on exercise the preceding day. Thus, this metric is not reliable. Instead, I will start measuring the non-exercise portion on days after exercise and no-exercise days when not exercising the day before.
Exercise Days: lost 2.3 kg – 3 days
30-min Days: lost .3 kg – 1 day
90-min Days: lost 2.0 kg – 2 days
Non-Exercise Portion On Days After Exercise: gained .5 kg – 2 days
Note: I am also suspending the average of the day of and day after exercise. The key is to determine days with exercise on average, but also to compute the average of the non-exercise portion on days after exercise.