I have got to get back on track with working out. I have gained 4 pounds in the last week due to being week from a cold. Normally the cold or flu takes my excess pounds to and I end up just a bit thinner than before. About 10 years ago I had a nasty cold that would only allow me to eat liquids for 3 days. I just didn't want any solid food because my throat hurt and I couldn't smell anything. Coughing up phlegm all over the bathroom faucets was something that I will remember for a very long time. After the 3 days I was down by 15 pounds.
That is not the way to lose weight as I gained those pounds back in about a month.