I try to not focus on the scale as much even though I go to weigh-ins each week. Being women we can have “weight” gain at certain times each month. I try to focus more on how pants &/or tops fit. Once I went in for a weigh-in and I had gained a few pounds. The nurse was going to give me a pep talk but I cut her off. I pointed to my pants I was wearing and told her that was the first day I had worn them in several years.
We will convert fat to muscle as we work out more. A pound of fat and a pound of muscle may weigh the same, but they don’t have the same volume. Think of it this way… 5 pounds of fat may take up about as much space as 3 grapefruit while 5 pounds of muscle is about the same amount of space as 3 tangerines. If I gave you a pound of feathers and a pound of lead you will have A LOT of feathers and not much lead.
Keep it up with your “jeans” test and don’t worry as much about what the scale says.