Summary of Today’s Results:
45-minute mixed nonjogging workout
weight gain of .8 kg
Today, I started out great with a near-record low weight of 74.2 kg. I actually held that for 2 straight days. But disaster then struck due to some mistakes that I made.
First, this was not a cheat day. But I did treat it kind of like a cheat day just due to the fact that I didn’t effectively limit my food intake or do enough tracking.
For one, I ate a whole lot of carbs today. I had spaghetti and way too much garlic bread. Before really kicking my weight loss into overdrive during my full weight-loss mode, I ate a lot of bread and rice. When I dramatically cut down on those high-carb foods and started tracking everything using my Pentamize methods, I started losing about 2.7 pounds of week for close to 3 months.
Today, I lost my discipline and rose to 76.2 kg by the last meal. That is 2.0 kg from the morning weigh-in. And the last meal was at about 6 in the evening. So this is going to be a disaster by morning unless I have an unusually high amount of weight loss overnight. My weight dropped to 75.9 by 8:15. This is helping a little, but I’ll likely just have to try to make up for this the next 2 or 3 days. There is so much more to lose that it would take a personal record to get anywhere near 74.2. It’s very unlikely to happen. My weight will hopefully get down to at least 75.0. But nothing more can be expected.
Pretty much like I predicted, my morning weight was 75.0 kg for the morning weigh-in. That is a disastrous increase of .8 kg.
I can tell you the main problem that I had here. If just superficially looking on the surface, the obvious basic reason is that I simply ate too much food today. But one of things I discovered when developing my Pentamize Weight Loss System is that there are ways to track your diet to avoid overeating.
You see, it’s really easy to accidentally overeat. I certainly didn’t wake up this morning and tell myself, “You know, I’ll overeat today and increase my weight by almost 5 pounds by bedtime.” Of course, no such thought entered my mind.
I explained my tracking system to someone, and he claimed it was unnecessary. You know why he thinks this? Because he does not have a weight problem. Those who do have a weight problem due to excessive eating need an effective daily tracking program. This is the MVP of my weight-loss system, and I teach it in my book.
I simply failed to use my own system today. And that’s why I gained so much weight. It’s not solely from eating a lot of carbs. No matter what you consume, you can still overeat. But my two failures were lack of a balanced diet and failure to track my diet. Those two mistakes on the same day risk disaster.
My workout today was my new 45-minute hard workout. Unfortunately, the results are not going to be good. And it’s going to be a little misleading because the workout is fine. It was my diet that sank me today. Nonetheless, I will track today’s results and keep on tracking this new workout until I have at least 20 days of results. It’s always important to focus on recovering from a bad day of weight gain instead of negatively dwelling on it. Learn your lesson and move on to greener pastures.
Mixed Workouts With No Jogging (each day is exactly 45 minutes)
total +.6 kg
average .15 kg of weight gain in 4 sessions