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To add to what was already said, it is possible to fluctuate as much as 5 pounds (up or down) from one day to the next (and that's not including changes such as wearing a 5 pound belt =P). One to three pounds up and down might be more common.
The scale weighs everything: bone, muscle, blood, fat, water, undigested food, waste, even moisture from the air in our hair and on our skin. Many people don't realize it, but two glasses (16 ounces total) of water weighs a pound. Drinks like coffee, tea, juice, or soda might weigh a little more. If you weigh before and after drinking that, you'll probably see a gain. If you weigh after a potty trip, you may see a loss. That's how constantly variable it is.
The scale can't tell you a breakdown of where weight was lost and where it was gained, so that number alone is best used only a rough guide.
In addition to making sure you're drinking enough water, actually tracking your food is a good idea. Eating less in quantity but eating higher calorie foods, for example, won't help us meet our goals. Find out where you're actually at in terms of your desirable calorie range to lose and your actual calorie range that you're eating in. Pay attention to serving sizes. Eating 2 tbsp of peanut butter is healthy. Eating 1/3 of a jar with a spoon is a shocking number of calories. (Been there, done that. Even added honey to the mix.)
| current weight: 185.0