You know what's coming....
If you can't emotionally detach from the number on the scale, daily weighing is going to stress you out.
Body weight can fluctuate by a few POUNDS from one day to the next. It is normal - that is why weekly weigh-ins are best, better for tracking the overall trend of your weight.
SO many things can affect what the scale tells you:
- whether you've gone to the bathroom
- water retention from a hundred different reasons (illness, exercise, inflammation, etc)
- hormone issues
- foods (sodium content)
Whether you choose to weigh daily is up to you - but you have to find that place where you can look at the number objectively and not stress out when the scale doesn't tell you what you expect.
One thing I can GUARANTEE is that you did not gain 2lbs of fat. That's not possible unless you sat down to an all you can eat buffet and went nuts for an afternoon.
Did you eat anything different this week? Are you coming down with a cold? Constipated? Did you exercise more in the last day or two than normal? Do you have muscle soreness? These are all things that have the potential to change the scale. But it's just water weight, and WILL flush away.