It is time to get back to a disciplined diet after 2 days with very little self-control. I feel very lucky to have gained only .2 kg over these 2 days, but that’s not a reason to let up at all. I had my cheating fun, and it’s time to get back to a snacks-only diet.
Today started out very well. After the first 3 snacks, I was still only .6 kg over the starting weight of 79.4. That is the best I have seen in a long time. Yes, I definitely have a lot of extra weight to lose in the next 2 or 3 weeks, as 79 is getting too high. But this is a great start if I can keep this up the rest of the day.
Although I did not exercise per se today, my daughter and I played on the playground in this apartment complex. That was a little bit of exercise and a smallish amount of sweating. After the 4th snack and playing, I was back down to only about 79.8 (this is an estimate). That is about the lowest my weight has ever been after 4 snacks since it is only .4 kg over the starting weight. Maybe I lost more weight than expected running around the playground. But I can’t imagine that it was more than .2 kg, if that.
Today, I basically had 5 snacks, but it could be called 4 and 2 really small ones to end the day since they were about 45 minutes apart. My weight was still only 80.1 after the last snack. That is only .7 kg over the starting weight and is one of the lowest maximum daily weight gains that I have ever recorded.
I am laughing inside at a recent story where someone supposedly chided a mother for feeding her child a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in a store. “Whatever” is what I say. I had 2 or 3 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches today and am losing weight. If it works for you, no need to listen to anyone. One thing I can say about losing weight is that I don’t read much that is helpful, and a lot of it is actually misleading and contradictory. Who is to say that you should not eat peanut butter? Depending on whom you talk to, it’s a good source of nutrients. And while eating too much bread is bad for weight loss, the body also needs some carbohydrates. And the jelly is usually not good for you, but moderation is the key. How am I losing weight today if a small amount of sugar is so bad? Moderation makes anything possible. I used only one piece of bread for each sandwich and used only enough jelly to make it “go down easier.” Every human being is not going to sit around eating nothing but broccoli, spinach, and turnips. Yes, spreading a quarter of an inch of jelly on a sandwich is probably bad. That is just common sense that you are overeating when you do that. Spread it thin and use only one piece of bread.
I had a decent but not great weight loss overnight and was 79.4 in the morning. That put me at breakeven for the day, but with 4 more hours until the weigh-in. I feel a little bit constipated, but this has not stopped me from having a good day.
During those 4 hours, I was able to finally go to the bathroom. My weight did not go down much over this period, but I did finish at 79.2, for a daily weight loss of .2 kg. With 4 hours to go, I was hoping for more. But any loss where no exercise is involved is a good loss.