Just a W.A.G. here, but where are your sodium levels sitting?
If I recall correctly, you were in a position of eating in restaurants a lot this summer, which would get your body used to higher sodium levels. I'm not seeing a ton of high-sodium foods on your tracker now that you're back to your usual eating pattern.
My body tends to seriously hold on to weight for a few weeks when I drop from higher sodium to lower sodium. I couldn't give you any rational explanation for it but I'm guessing that it takes a while for my body to readjust things to maintain proper sodium / potassium levels when I have a drastic change in intake, so it just holds on to a ridiculous amount of water until it gets it all back in to line again. If I make the mistake of getting dehydrated at any point, then it's pretty much guaranteed that I'll put on a pound or two.
Now, I suffer from low blood pressure, and a lot of these effects are a part of that. It might be worth checking in with your doc to see if you have any issues in that area. I'd say that a blood test with full electrolyte panel might be in order, too.
You might find that increasing your sodium intake (I know - weird suggestion on here!) to be at least 2300mg (more if you are sweating a lot) might be enough for your body to be able to maintain proper sodium / potassium levels without holding on to a lot of water and without becoming dehydrated.
Nice to see you back posting, and hope you figure out what you need to tweak to continue with your success!
Start weight: 240 lbs
Goal weight: 155 lbs (reached March 7, 2014)
Revised Goal weight: 150 lbs (reached May 27, 2014)
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