Water retention Base your progression on how your clothes fit, not the numbers.
Do you weigh yourself at the same time every time? Maybe try weighing yourself the same time every week and track that trend.
So many things make your weight fluctuate. Whether you had more salt the day before--it makes you retain water. Whether you are constipated--poop weighs something. The time of day. What you are wearing. I always measure as well as weigh. Sometimes I stay the same weight but drop an inch in my waist.Stress does tell your body to pack on weight in your midsection so a measuring tape will find it if that is the culprit. Stress management is part of weight loss. I think that is one important function of exercise.Just keep pluggin' along.