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I say ditch the scale, so many people rely on that scale saying they have to look at it everyday, every other day, then get depressed when it stops moving, or moves up the slightest bit, so I look at it once at week, usually at the end of the week, first thing in the morning. I expect nothing, that way I am not disappointed by any possible weight gain (muscle weighs more than fat). That is how I stay motivated to keep going, so far it has worked for me, hopefully this will be of some help.
I have learned that taking my measurements is just as important if not more important than what the scale says. Losing inches is far more motivating than the pounds on the scale because when you lose inches, you lose fat, and drop clothing sizes! Also take weekly progress pictures, you'll be happy to SEE the fat (and inches) melt away even when the scale is stuck or up! 9
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