weight loss, flu, muscle loss? oh my
So for the past 3 days I've had the flu or some flu like sickness (not of the swine variety I don't think). When I got on the scale, I noticed a whopping 6 pound loss in just a couple of days.
While I didn't eat much while sick, there is no way humanly possible I could have lost that much in fat. While sick, I also was unable to go to the gym at all (the last time I went was last Friday!).
So I guess my question is when you are sick and you lose weight, it is just water from dehydration? I tried to drink plenty of fluids, so I don't necessarily think that is the issue. Is it possible to lose muscle in only a week?
I assume I'll be putting back on the weight that I lost since I'm feeling better now. I hope those six pounds stay off, but I'm certainly not counting them as official....yet.
Starting weight/ Current low weight/"redline" weight
Total: 267.6 pounds.
I will do the Komen 60 mile walk for breast cancer again this year!!
Next goal is 175: Pounds from goal = 4.2
Last edited by matt_H; 05-29-2009 at 01:36 PM.