So I was ~175-177 pounds about 2 months ago. Got up to a high of 186 about a week and a half ago, and just weighed myself last night and was 180 even.
As you can imagine I was a little pissed.
The scale I use isn’t electronic and I move around on it to make sure my numbers are accurate, so I don’t think the scale is off. I don’t understand why my weight’s fluctuating so much: I weigh myself first thing in the morning every day before I eat so that’s consistent, and over the whole period of time I haven’t changed my caloric intake at all. I’ve tried my absolute best to stay between 4000 and 4300 cals/day so that hasn’t changed either.
I just don’t understand why my weight went up so much then dropped back. It’s led me to believe that most of the weight I gained was probably fat or water weight… which is probably true.
I’ve gained a little strength over the past 2 months, and a few reps on everything else, but nothing outside of the norm.
Is there any explanation to why I gained so much then dropped back some…? Are there outside factors I’m not considering?