Here are the results so far for my weight-loss trek from 79.1 to 75.0 kg. I was flying high for 3 days, and then Day 4 put a halt to that for some reason. I will be discussing Day 4 below in more detail. It was the first day with a weight gain, although it was the minimum gain that can be tracked on a regular bathroom scale.
Day 1: 79.1 to 78.6 (lost .5 kg); non-exercise portion – gained .6
Day 2: 78.6 to 78.0 (lost .6 kg); non-exercise portion – gained .4
Day 3: 78.0 to 77.7 (lost .3 kg); non-exercise portion – gained .6
Day 4: 77.7 to 77.8 (gained .1 kg); could not measure non-exercise portion
Day 5: 77.8 to 77.1 (lost .7 kg); no non-exercise tracking
average: .4 kg of weight loss; non-exercise average – gained .53 kg
If I did not have about 2 years of Pentamize tracking experience, I would be highly upset now over yesterday’s results. I did practically everything that I am supposed to do:
1. Drank plenty of water;
2. Followed a snacks-only diet; and
3. Did an exercise session that consisted of a full 90-minute run.
My weight did go up to a max of about 1.7 kg over the starting point, but that was apparently mostly due to water. For some reason, my weight just would not go down throughout the day like it usually does.
Without the tracking experience, I would probably think I did something wrong. That is doubtful. It seems like I did nothing wrong at all. Obviously, taking in a lot of water is not a mistake.
I do have a concern, though. Is this an occasional thing or something that is going to keep happening again and again? I hope it’s just a bad exception and does not become the new norm. I still would like to get down to 75.0 again but don’t necessarily have to stay there all the time.
Because of yesterday’s results, I am going to track after every single snack today. If it does happen again, I’ll then have even more information to analyze.
Starting Weight: 77.8 kg
After First Snack And Bathroom: 78.2 kg (+ .4 kg)
Before 2nd Snack: 78.3 kg (there will be water in between these snacks)
After 2nd Snack: 78.5 kg (+.3 from previous and .7 overall)
After 3rd snack: 79.0 kg (+.5 from previous and 1.2 overall)
Before 4th snack: 79.1 kg and then 78.9
After 4th snack: 79.1 (only had half a cucumber and 1 banana; +.1 from previous and 1.3 overall)
Before 5th snack: 79.0 kg
After 5th snack: didn’t check, but it was about 79.2 kg (+.1 from previous and +1.4 overall)
wakeup time (after bathroom): 78.5 (another smallish loss of about .7 overnight)
After Run: 77.4 kg
Final: 77.1 kg
Overall: lost .7 kg
I am now about to get sick to my stomach of this. I don’t think I have ever experienced weight sticking on me like this for hours during the day. And this is now the second day in a row. Really tired of this. I am 100% sure that I am not overeating. In fact, I only ate 5 snacks yesterday and am only at 3 today. Yet, I am already 1.3 up with what should be 3 more snacks. I am not cheating, but weight is sticking to me like glue.
I finally dropped a little before the 4th snack. And the very healthy 4th snack raised me to 79.1 again, or 1.3 kg over. I am not thirsty anymore and not all that hungry, either. So hopefully I will see a little drop before the 5th snack.
I may or may not do well by the end of today, but there are doubts about keeping this up because I really should be having 6 snacks, not 5. While I am not super hungry or anything, my energy level is on the low side. Things were great until yesterday. There is still hope that this is just a temporary trend. On my old diet, my 90-minute days literally ranged from a weight loss of about 1.2 kg at the best to a gain of about .5 or .6 kg at the worst. Uncontrollable factors, such as the rate of digestion, can create a huge range of results. What I really need to do is to lose a bunch of weight overnight to turn this around. And that is out of my control. It’s a waiting game.
That overnight drop was not very good this time. I was at 78.5 kg, which was only good enough for a weight loss of about .7 overnight. However, the run came through for me today. I lost 1.1 kg, reducing my weight to 77.4. That put me at a daily loss of .4 with 2 1/2 hours to go until the weigh-in. The recovery continued after that, as I went down another .3 before the final weigh-in.
Even the past 2 days are fine if I average them. Averaging a .1 gain and a .7 loss gets an avg. weight loss of .3. And my average loss the past 5 days is .4.
Here are my recent daily and overall stats for the snacks-only diet with and without exercise:
Day 35 – lost .2 kg
Day 36 – lost 1.0 kg
Day 37 – gained .6 before exercise; lost .5 including exercise
Day 38: gained .4 before exercise; lost .6 kg including run
Day 39: gained .6 before exercise; lost .3 kg including exercise
Day 40: gained .1 kg including run (could not track before exercise)
Day 41: lost .7 kg including run
“No Exercise Days” (or non-exercise portion before running) when no exercise the day before – lost .1 kg – 34 days
Exercise Days: lost 4.3 kg – 8 days
30-min Days: lost .3 kg – 1 day
90-min Days: lost 4.0 kg – 7 days
Non-Exercise Portion On Days After Exercise: gained 1.5 kg – 4 days