I weigh myself fairly regularly- I have to at times due to my kidney problems & other health problems. I know when my weight is 'stable' (ie: not trying to lose weight), it flucuates in a 5 pound range. Most of it is just differences in water weight from day to day- some days we have more & some days we have less. I remember a few years ago reading an article on the difference in your weight if you weighed before you went to the bathroom or after, with robe on or off, rings on or off, hair wet/dry, before your morning cuup of coffee or after, etc- it basically said there really wasn't that much of a difference but the time of day makes more of a difference. They also recomended that you should try to weigh yourself at the same time of the day, especially if you are going to weigh daily- but even if you weigh weekly/monthly it should be around the same time of the day. Also, its not uncommon to have a big weight loss when you first start eating healthier- you are more then likely getting less sodium & drinking more water. Another thing, was it the same set of scales both times? Scales can varry slightly from one set to another....some will eve varry depending were you stand on them.
Good luck with your weight loss journey!
Christine Restarting all over....again...but at least I'm trying
Taking little steps~ 10- 15 pound steps to be exact
1st Step~12/20/05 ~~~ 2nd Step~1/31/06
~~~2/21/06 I've released 10% of my body weight!!!~~~
Now onto Step #3 of 10- Releasing another 15 pounds~
One for each 5 pounds released