I've been keeping a graph of my weight loss for about 4 months and the line is all over the place: up, down, sideways... but over time the average is going down, even though day-to-day (and even week-to-week) it's unpredictable. Although it really would be nice to see that line just go straight down, unfortunately the scale does not tend to be the greatest way to measure consistency.
As for the water, maybe you can find some tips here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=1014
There are also some threads from people with lots of ideas on how to drink more water through the day. Remember if you're chilly down under that hot water with lemon still counts :)
| Pounds lost: 27.0