3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Weight Loss Support

Weight Loss Support Give and get support here!

Gaining weight while sick?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-18-2011, 02:46 PM   #1
Sarah
 
baker23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 802

S/C/G: 350/184/180

Height: 6'

Default Gaining weight while sick?

Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I've been sick for about 4 days now, and during that time, my weight has steadly gone up...Its just a cold, but i'm not eating very much and yet I'm still gaining. I haven't taken any cold medicine or even advil. I just like it to pass naturally. Could it be water retention? Or is my body just holding onto any calories it gets, as I am not eating much?
__________________





Goal story/video/pictures: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/goal...g-goallll.html

Currently training for my first marathon on March 17th, 2013
baker23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 05:21 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
dogdaysofdiets's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 436

S/C/G: 217/ticker/115

Height: 5'0"

Default

Water retention for sure. Your body goes into protective mode when you're ill. As soon as you're recovered, you'll whoosh it off. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon!
__________________


Initial goal 135 - reached March 3, 2012
Second goal 125 - reached May 24, 2012
dogdaysofdiets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 09:33 PM   #3
Playing to Lose
 
ShanIAm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 874

S/C/G: 194/ticker/129

Height: 5' 1"

Default

Thanks for saving me the trouble of posting the same exact question! I have been sick, barely able to eat 500 calories a day (because I'm sleeping for most of it) but I haven't had many liquids either. I got on the scale this morning thinking something good might come from being ill but all I saw was a 1.5 pound gain! Grrr! Im thinking (HOPING!) it is water retention too because I just can't imagine my metabolism shutting down after only a couple days of eating very little. But maybe it can? No idea. I'm looking forward to more responses.

Hope you are feeling better!
__________________


1/4/15: Restarting my journey exactly 4 years from when I first started in January 2011. Reached my goal weight in 2012 and regained half of it back.

I never should have left 3FC!

Last edited by ShanIAm : 12-18-2011 at 09:34 PM.
ShanIAm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 09:49 PM   #4
Sarah
 
baker23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 802

S/C/G: 350/184/180

Height: 6'

Default

Thanks Dogdaysofdiets Seriously hoping it is water retention. Freakin scale...Gonna ignore it for the next week and see what happens. Hopefully it will whoosh right off

And same to you ShanIam ... Hope you feel better soon. Freakin cold and flu season. -.-...
__________________





Goal story/video/pictures: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/goal...g-goallll.html

Currently training for my first marathon on March 17th, 2013

Last edited by baker23 : 12-18-2011 at 09:50 PM.
baker23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 10:51 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
LisaTcan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 562

S/C/G: 147/147/135 HW - 190

Height: 5'6"

Default

I just got my wisdom teeth out and the same this happened to me!! Barely eating and ive gained 3 lbs
LisaTcan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did you lose yourself when you started gaining weight? Kaala 20-Somethings 13 12-23-2010 02:16 PM
Why am I gaining weight? Sockerton 100 lb. Club 14 05-17-2010 06:18 PM
God, I seriously disgust myself. Can't stop gaining weight and my maternity doc is.. Fat Melanie Pregnant - Nursing 15 11-26-2007 10:25 AM
Daughter gaining weight, what to say? MariaOfColumbia Weight Loss Support 45 10-29-2006 12:15 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:42 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2