Most likely you are doing nothing at all wrong. If you are female and the right age, you most likely have one week a month (may be a different week for different people) when you weigh a pound or two or three more than normal, and another week a month when you weigh a pound or two or three less than normal. It is also possible to gain or lose similar amounts just based on the time of day, how recently you've eaten or gone to the bathroom, how much salt you've taken in recently, and so on. A few weeks into my own weight loss I had this same thing happen to me, literally overnight! (I was weighing every day.) I knew perfectly well I hadn't changed anything between the two times stepping on the scale, so I just figured it would work itself out eventually, and after a week or two it did. (Edit: none of these sorts of gains and losses have anything to do with fat; it's all just water weight and therefore meaningless.)
No single weekly weighing should ever be taken very seriously; even two weeks can sometimes lead you astray. Be confident in your lifestyle changes, keep going, and when you look back in six weeks or a couple of months it'll all look very different. There's very little magic to weight loss for most people, as baffling as it can seem at times.
(Also, probably best to use all your points, as a rule.)
Edited by: RENATARUNS at: 6/24/2013 (10:23)
Height 5'8 1/2"
GW: Originally 150. Maintaining at about 146 since June 2013.
5K 4/21/11: 31:55
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