I spent months trying to lose the excess weight I put on while suffering from a thyroid condition, and no amount of diet of exercise was shaving off the extra 5-10. I could NOT get lower than 135 (before getting sick, I was more like 125).
In June, I got laid off from my job. It has been an enormous source of stress. I spend almost every day calling, emailing, looking at job boards, doing tests for potential employers to try and get work. I've been seriously neglecting the gym, and haven't put much thought into what I'm eating either. Calorie counting has gone out the window. Most of the time I'm not even hungry, but when I am I find myself going right for the buffalo wings and cola.
The weird thing is, I've actually dropped down to 130, which was my minimum weight loss goal.
So, is this legitimate weight loss, or have I just lost 5lbs of muscle by going to the gym 1/3 as often? If it's legitimate weight loss from stress, will that stay off or is it likely to pile back on once my life normalizes?
Skinny or not, I definitely want my life to normalize soon...just trying to figure out what I can expect.