Update: I hit 170 during the week so that was a pretty scary moment. I freaked out a little but went back to my trusty calorie counting. Period showed up two days earlier and right now I'm weight in at abou 165.5 at night time after eating on day 3...so much better generally speaking. I think anyone thats ever lost weight is paranoid of gaining and these last few weeks have thrown me for a loop. I feel out of control when my body does this on it's own because I clearly don't know what I'm doing wrong. The panic was setting in.
@berryblondeboys Thanks for your input!
I weigh myself daily for that exact reason. It's not to obsess over scale fluctuations, but rather to know what my body does after I eat certain foods, at certain times of the month, etc. A pound or two doesn't freak me out, 7+ pounds does.
The conclusion I've come to is my body just wanted to screw with me this month
. It made me realize how grateful I am to be where I am with my weight loss.