After the shock of the scale this morning I thought I'd try measuring myself to see if that would console me. Not really - my measurements were EXACTLY the same as they were 2 weeks ago.
I suppose it's good they're not bigger but I've been working so hard at getting smaller!
Other than the added weight to my workouts, I really don't know what could have caused this water retention. It isn't TOTM, I weighed at the same time of week I always do with completely empty bladder and tummy, tummy feels fine, haven't been eating any more salt than normal over the last couple of days. (And no, I haven't had 44 pints of lager - wine's more my thing
Thanks though to all of you for the encouragement. And I'm really glad I have seen all those threads all of you have helpfully contributed to about how the scales don't tell the full picture and about how weight can normally fluctuate - if I hadn't I really might be considering giving up now.
I'm going to be "good" today - just eat in an 8 hour window - and fast tomorrow. Friday I'm going on holiday for a week and I'm going to do as much 16:8 as I can without making myself miserable. I won't be hard on myself if I don't make it every day though. I will be doing lots of walking - that much I know - and I'm going to come back a week later full of renewed enthusiasm.