JR, I am very sensitive to salt. So of course I crave it from time to time, and I've seen large weight fluctations from things that I didn't even realize were so laced with the salt. So perhaps you ate something that you did not realize would make the scale go up. I recall one day that I lost it and just decided I wanted pickles and I wanted them NOW (I believe this is about the time I just started maintenance and was going to go a whole week without weighing in, so I had the pickles and I enjoyed them). I weighed 7 pounds more the next day, but 2 days later was back down again. I have had surprise gains from salt laced turkey and rotiserie chicken.
Also with a large loss one week, sometimes it takes awhile to make that "real" with fat. Really you most likely are not able to actually lose 3.2 pounds of fat in a week. So you lost a little extra water one week and more fat the next but gained back some of the water... The scale is just not a very good measurement of how much fat you are really losing. It picks up so many other changes in your body.
Bottom line, don't get discouraged. Some weigh ins are going to be disappointing. Others will be fantastic. You'll appreciate the next down a lot more. When you get to goal and stay there for awhile, it won't matter so much to you that it took longer than you thought it would. You will be glad that you took your time and did it the healthy safe way and did not starve yourself and waste your muscles to the point where you are set to regain everything. Lots of those diets where people lose at amazing speeds, they are losing their lean body mass and they are making it so they burn fewer calories and will have a hard, hard time keeping it off. MUCH better to take it slowly and end up lean, for life.... and not thin for a couple of days.
ON LAWL since 9/5/2006
Last edited by BarbaraB; 01-15-2008 at 04:30 PM.