Oh the scale......we love to hate it don't we? Little devil
I struggled w/ the scale constantly my 1st month. I'd be so mad 'cuz it wasn't moving how I would like it to. The people on this forum put into perspective for me.
8 lbs in 2.5 weeks is HUGE! Your body is adjusting to this loss, checking in, making sure you are okay and not starving to death. It is totally normal to stall or even go up a bit from time to time.
I always found when I'd plateau for a while it was like I was preparing myself for a huge loss. I'd go in and be down like 3 lbs after holding steady for a week or so.
The COD's told me the eggs thing too, or I was eating too many carrots, blah, blah, blah. I never found it really made a difference. Weight loss is a very simple thing: you have to use more calories than you consume. And you are doing just that.
Are you weighing/measuring all your portions? Make sure your not getting any extras in there.
Try upping your water intake. I'll drink a few extra glasses when I plateau. Or add 5 more minutes to your exercise routine. That might be enough to get things going for you again.
You're doing great and the weight WILL come off if you continue on this track!