I know that at some point, I'm probably going to find myself in a position to need to stabilize my weight loss, so I've been thinking a fair bit about the weight gain / no weight loss question.
I used to eat energy dense meals twice a day, breakfast and diner with the occasional energy dense lunch thrown in, I'm now eating 4 or 5 times a day and I'm still loosing weight, while I'll freely admit I'm improving my diet and getting higher energy foods on a daily basis, I've thought about the methods I'll use to balance my life.
I can easily see eating on a regular 5 - 6 times a day diet, starting around 6:30 in the morning with smoothies, then on about a 3 hour schedule until around 6:30 - 7:00 in the evening with diner, or a final snack around 10:00, I know I could continue on a 3 meal a day diet, but food is comfort, the preparation, the thought process, the cooking, the eating, the celebrating of life and energy, the quiet postprandial contentment, the contemplation and calculation of the next meals ingredient list / pantry list, it has a calming influence and time control factor!
If you are gaining weight, is it increasing muscle or higher BMI?
I am trying to exercise at least 30 minutes a day, and when I fish or hunt I can be out 4 or 5 hours, I've noticed that the weakness on my LHS has ameliorated somewhat, but part of why I exercise as much as I do, is to rebuild the muscle and strength on that side. I didn't pay attention to my body, and that's why I'm as far into the physical degeneration as I am.
So if you are gaining weight, how do you feel about it? Would the medical world consider your weight on the low, medium or high side of BMI, if your BMI is low, then you may have other issues with body identity problems, this could also be true if your BMI is on the high side, there is some middle ground where one will be in the median BMI range, and the gain or loss of a couple of pounds will not make much of a difference one way or the other.