so many times i see folks on this board (and other boards) too concerned about the scale and use it as their main source to measure progress. the scale is actually very mis-leading; it doesn't take into account a lot of things that make up your body composition and often makes women feel very bad about themselves...even though the number is basically inaccurate to begin with! the scale will always fluctuate anywhere between 2-5lbs daily and could easily be affected by anything: if you're on you're period, where you are in your cycle, if you're bloated, feeling gassy etc...
so my point is to not use the scale as your main method of gauging progress! in fact, throw that thing away. it will only drive you crazy and you're going crazy over a number that's inaccurate to begin with!
as an example: i am 5'4, weigh 135.4lbs but i wear a size 2 pants and XS shirt/dress size. i used to be just over 150lbs back in january 2012, a size 8/10 pants size and M/L shirt/dress size.
at 5'4, people are surprised that i'm 135lbs; they think i'm lighter because i don't "look" 135lbs.
the reason why i haven't dropped down that much on the scale is because i have lost fat but gained muscle. a healthy way to lose weight is to lose fat and replace the weight you lost with muscle gained.
so ladies: toss your scale! go by inches lost only!!