I’m in the maintenance phase but I’ll admit I wasn’t super diligent for Thanksgiving. For the most part I’ve still been healthy, within my limit, and doing the same at the gym. I keep constant tabs on my weight as well. On Thanksgiving morning I woke up 153 which is within my acceptable range. All in all for the day, I only went over 600-800 calories and I planned on doing that. My sore shoulder and back from chopping firewood a few weeks ago was still nagging me. When I was in the shower that night those muscle went on a total spasm and I was in a lot of pain, could barely move. When I weighed myself in the morning the scale read 159! What??? I had my husband weigh himself and it was normal so it wasn’t a broken scale. Now, I know I didn’t eat 4500 calories the previous day much less 30,000. I ended up having to get muscle relaxers and took them ever 6 hours for 2 days then I was well enough to stop and just take ibuprofen. But my weight is still hovering at 157-159 in the mornings. If it was a gain from inflammation, wouldn’t it be gone by now? This can’t really be a real weight gain can it?? Someone please explain this to me. For reference, I’m not menstruated or ovulating and not retaining water in the usual ways.