Day 19. Thanks for the suggestions. I was starting to assume no one was out there, so I really appreciate your support. I do know that I cannot gain pounds from fasting (well, maybe if I drank a lot of water right before weighing, but certainly not in a period of minutes between weighings when not ingesting anything). My scale is deficient. I took your advice and bought a new one. Actually got a quite nice (expensive) one with accuracy to 0.1 pounds. I figured I'd be all set with that, but I still found multiple readings would vary over a pound. Better I guess but certainly not as accurate as I thought I was buying. So, I guess I'm still doing fine. I'm just a little uncertain about where exactly I am in losing weight. It feels good. I'm still not quite fitting in my smaller clothes, but I'm closer. I'm still on track I guess and doing well with both resisting temptation to cheat and in seeing all the ways I used to sneak myself food for all kinds of reasons other than hunger or nutrition. Quite eye opening.