Does your weight fluctuate throughout the day?
Speaking from my own personal experience, my weight is about 3lbs lighter in the morning than in the afternoon. By midday I have gained about 1 - 1.5lbs of the "natural difference". After reading an article on Self.com, I have learned that a natural fluctuation happens between 3 - 5lbs within a day.
For this reason, I have decided to have my weekly weight ins at WW in the evening. I feel that if I show a loss at night, than I must have really lost something! In the morning I know that I am at my very lightest. This weekend when I stepped on the scale on Saturday morning, just for ha-has, I saw a number that I haven't seen on the scale in A. Long. LONG. Time. I almost passed out. I weighed myself all day to see if it was real. While it did fluctuate, it never went up to the amount that I weighed in at last week. SO, magically, I pulled off a loss this week. I cannot wait to see what number pops up at Weight Watchers tonight! After a few weeks of losing next to nothing, I am overjoyed to see an improvement.
This past week I made sure that I let my body recoup by not going to the gym as much and by eating mindfully, but splurging a little more than I usually do. I was adhering to a 1200 calorie diet for awhile, so I bumped it up to 1430. On MFP, I am constantly hearing about people bumping up their calories in order to break up a plateau, so maybe that it what my body needs.