Originally Posted by jojobananas
I'm on week two of ip and Ive lost 8.5 in my first week.. However, the past 3/4 days the scale hasn't budged and I actually gained a lb. I've been sticking to the plan and drinking plenty of water. Its not the time of the month either . I really cannot figure out what is going on! Any suggestions or help! Im getting discouraged
It's hard not to get discouraged. You have to trust the plan and if you follow it it will work. I had 2 #s gained one week and another in another week..don't know exactly what caused it and I finally started losing. Now I look at my losses as a whole and not week to week...
I did ask on here for suggestions as to what would cause it and got the normal responses such as 1. TOM, 2. too much salt, and 3. The Big C. I did get a #4 which was water retention due to the excessive heat we've been having in the Northeast. So, it could be a lot of things...Don't stress it too much. Everything will work out in the end and the losses will happen.
Keep in mind you lost 8.5 already!!! THAT'S AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!