I'm attempting to begin maintaining for the first time, and have set my range to 127 - 132 lbs at 5'6" (at the edge of medium/large frame). I've been in this range for about a month but I have still been slowly dropping weight. I know that I need to increase my calories, so I am doing that slowly.
However, my question is more along the lines of how to track progress when it seems I am cycling in retaining water. It has been very hot where I am, and while I drink enough water, I am constantly sweating. I don't have access to air conditioning most of the day and I'm outside a lot. I also walk a good portion of the day and train in the morning. I'm worried because I don't want to lose any more weight, but the scale isn't budging and I believe I'm still in a rather large deficit, so I don't want a random surprise of a huge scale drop.
I did eat a bit more than I usually do this weekend, but not enough to put on any weight so it seems I am still retaining water. Anyway, now I'm rambling. My question is, how can I be sure I'm maintaining and not losing while my body is holding onto water?