I am just getting over a bout of what appears to have been Swine Flu. It hit me two weeks ago and I was sick for a week. I still have a bit of lung stuff hanging on which makes me think I need to ramp back up the exercise slowly.
I'm more concerned with food and rebound weight gain. I lost 3.8 lbs. from being sick. I know that weight lost when sick isn't "real" loss so I expected my weight to go up a little once I brought my calories back in line with my normal 1,600- 1,900 per day range. I am still not back up to that range yet but my weight is CLIMBING.
Why is my weight is INCREASING even though my calories are in the 1,000-1,200 range? I can understand not losing but how is my body finding a way to gain? Because this is happening I'm scared to ramp up the calories back to my normal range because I'm thinking I'll still get a big rebound gain on TOP of what I regained this week.
My body just DOES NOT want to get down below 190 and stay there. I've been fighting and fighting to make it happen for quite sometime and it just does not want to cooperate. I am so frustrated!
How do I get back on track with my diet and calories after this little medical detour without screwing everything up worse?