First and foremost, realize that weight loss is NOT a linear process. Gaining 3 lbs is normal! For women, especially, we can fluctuate as much as 5-10 lbs over the course of a week... even day to day! We usually gain a few pounds around the time of our menstrual cycle, too. Your weight is not a static number. An upward shift of 3 lbs is NOT necessarily fat!
I took the liberty of glancing at your sparkpage, and noticed you've been exercising... did you just start a new workout routine? A temporary upward shift when you start exercising or increase your activity level is normal, and a healthy response of your muscles to the new demands you've placed on it.
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Hang in there. This isn't a setback. My wight loss graph is a bumpy, mountainous terrain of hills and valleys. You'll have weeks you gain, weeks you lose, weeks you stay the same. Remember that your scale is NOT the best measure of your progress!
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 12/13/2012 (16:40)