I've just entered the, "Don't get frustrated the scale is staying steady or gaining for the next two weeks" phase. And that's MAYBE... as I can never know if I will ovulate or not. This last month was textbook weight loss FOR ME. But with perimenopause, who knows if it will be again THIS month.
It's much, much, much more likely that I will stray or overeat in the half of the month that I don't see losses on the scale, even though I KNOW that half my losses visible for the month are earned during this two week stall-out where I just hold more water... It gets hard to remind the other part of my brain about that! I almost NEVER have a problem staying on target during the part of the month I'm losing every, single, day for 10-12 days!
Restart 5/18/15 began at 263.9. All time high was 275 in 7/03. Low in Summer 2012 of 169.