Anyway, the point is, I ate TERRIBLY for a week, foods that were either over-rich (loaded with extra butter and oil I'm sure takeout) or processed white stuff, and a week later, I'm four pounds heavier. I've also felt miserably exhausted all week, but it's hard to tell how much of that is the food and how much the cold. I finally felt enough better to go to the grocery store last night after work, and now we have multigrain bread and lots of fruit and vegetables and meat and cheese and our fridge looks normal again.
While I'm still not well enough to exercise, I'm going to rest today and I think tomorrow or the next day I should be up for it if all goes well, so I'm not freaking out about the couple of extra pounds. But it's interesting, how fast the healthy eating fell apart when I got sick, and how immediate the consequences were.