so i was sick last week and i dropped like 8 lbs just from not being able to eat anything and keep it down, but then when i got back to being healthy i'll admit i ate off plan but i've put on eight pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!! in a week. ive never put on weight like this. i went from 197 to 205 in a matter of the first three days i was better and i didnt eat THAT OFF plan. im trying to rationalize this to myself and the only thing i could come up with is that i was really dehydrated from the fever and other flu symptoms too gross to name??? i know i was definitely dehydrated while sick as i had the awful headaches but without my mommy there to force me to drink i usually just chose to go to sleep rather than get up and get water, haha. things seem to have stabalized now and i am back to losing but i cant lie that i am DEVASTATED by this gain. i know that some of the weight i lost was not real and it was just because i was sick so in actuality ive just gained like three pounds but this really really hurts.
does anyone have any advice for getting back onto program after having the flu? should i just stick to the plan i was using before and my metabolism will readjust eventually?????? i just dont know...
I'm glad you're feeling better! Don't stress and stay on your plan. You are doing a great job. Yes, seeing the scale jump down that low then back up is so frustrating, but wouldn't you rather see that low number again knowing it won't go away this time?
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Last edited by StarryNights110 : 06-22-2009 at 08:27 AM.
OK, so in 2 weeks, your NET weight loss is 3 lbs, right? You are now at a weight that is 3 lbs lower than your weight before you got sick? I may be misreading. If so, that's a healthy, wonderful rate of loss. And if not, getting right back on plan will get that scale moving downward again.
I never count on the weight lost while sick. It always comes back as soon as I start pushing fluids again.
Um, like they said. You didn't hold anything down for a week. You lost alot of WATER in one week. You got better, you ate food and drank water. You replenshed your depleted system.
And you ate off plan.
Tough love here: SUCK IT UP, get back to doing what you were doing, and it'll be JUST. FINE. Have patience and perserverance. Weight gain, thank goodness, ISN'T permanent. It'll come off. IF you get back on plan. So just do it!!!
thanks so much guys. i knew i was probably dehydrated and that was the reason for the fluctuations but its so nice to have people agree with you, haha! and the scale is back to heading in the right direction!!