Okay, so my story is a bit complicated but I'm in desperate need of assistance.
To start off with, I'm in recovery from an eating disorder, specifically purging type bulimia. I would go days without eating, then I would binge and purge by throwing up. I have been in recovery for about a year now but I still have my slip ups. I was stuck in the starve, binge, purge, starve cycle pretty recently (about a month ago for a two week period). Now I"m back on track, so no worries.
But I'm a bit confused. Two weeks ago, I weighed 182 (this was after all the eating disorder behaviors). Today, I weigh 197. (FYI, 21 yrs old, 5'9 female) I have been 1800 calories a day, 60 grams of fat, 90 grams of protein, ~250 grams carbs and I have been running about three miles a day (6 days a week) plus weight training four days a week and doing high intensity boxing training two days a week
. I don't understand how I could have possibly gained that much weight in two weeks. What I'm thinking is it was a false weight loss, that I didn't really weigh 182, it was just water weight/muscle loss from my abusive eating pattern.
That being said, I'm trying to lose fat and gain muscle but I don't know if I'm eating too much, not enough or just enough. Anyone have any advice/suggestions/input? I'd be forever grateful!