So I didn't post about this when it happened, but I got laid off from my job end of September. (This is precisely what happened when I gained over 100 lbs in less than 6 months, in 2003, btw--laid off/husband demanded divorce the same week.) All that stress + depression blew me out of the water and I gained back all the weight I'd lost over the last 3 years, plus more.
So throughout October, I was pretty stressed, and upset, although I've been through it before and I actually got an extremely generous severance package. (I was laid off due to the economy.) And I couldn't eat much.
Then, I got an AWESOME job end of October. I love it! But I'm extremely busy at work! Like, not only do I often not have time to eat, some days I barely have time to take potty breaks.
So stress + not eating as much, or as regularly, + running around all crazy at my new job = a mighty, mighty whoosh. I'm not concerned, I was way overdue for it.
30 lbs in 9 weeks!
I used to say I looked 40 lbs lighter than I actually was. When I was 235-ish people were guessing me at under 200. I looked under 200. Now, I look my weight, give or take. So I guess it took some stress to shake that scale up!
Sometimes, stress is a good thing.
And things have slowed down a bit at work, so I'm eating more regularly now.