I'm having some difficulties and i was wondering if anyone had any advice or suggestions.
Basically (for those of you who don't already know), I'm working on kicking this darn eating disorder in the a$$, BUT i'm having a very, VERY difficult time gaining weight. I really don't understand why, so i was wondering if anyone could offer some ideas. Right now, I'm 122/123 pounds (i'm 6 feet tall) and i'm just stuck at that stinkin' low weight! I've always been thin-ish, but never THIS thin, so i don't think it's a "set point" thing, but maybe it is. (Before my eating disorder i always ranged from 135 to a little over 140 pounds, so 122 is A LOT lighter)
Anyway, for the past month i've been consuming 3000-3100 calories and my weight has not gone up AT ALL. I run 3 miles 4 days per week, and I work a desk job, and for the past two weeks i've been restricted from ANY walking at all and still, no weight gain. So in short: 6' tall, 122 lbs., female, 24 yrs. old, over 3000 calories per day and NO exercise except for 25 minute runs 4 days a week. What is going on?!?!?!
Any advice that anyone has (or even just a little support) or some suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated. This just doesn't seem right, you know? I eat A LOT and I eat A LOT when i'm not at all hungry, so why can't i gain any stinkin' weight? I don't know . . . part of me is wondering if I should go into the doctor and get specifically checked for celiac disease, diabetes, thyroid, etc. -- anything that might explain why i'm having so much difficulty gaining weight. What do you all think? I had my "labs" run about two months ago -- is checking that stuff part of the "labs?" Please give me some advice, ideas, or just kind words if you've got them. I'm really getting frustrated here!