How much weight fluctuation is normal? Because I counted my calories, ate 1500 or less every day (with only ONE exception) when the internet says my BMR is 1600, and gained ONE AND A HALF F***ING POUNDS OVER FIVE DAYS? I also gained a HALF INCH (yes you read that right. a HALF INCH when measured in the morning with no food and after having used the bathroom) around my waist both at the bellybutton and smallest point.
This is literally the opposite of what I'm trying to do. My lowest weight was at 121 a few months ago and then it decided to go up to 122ish. Now I'm 123.6 (my scale doesn't do odd decimals for whatever reason). Or 122.8. Depending on the way I stood on it... but that's beside the point. Scales might be wack but waist measurements don't lie. It's freaking 27.5"/32" and I am literally abdominally obese.
I don't want this big waist measurement anymore and I don't understand what I'm doing wrong. I admit I wasn't drinking enough water, but that shouldn't be too bad over 5 days... and gaining 1.5 pounds? (Maybe 2.5?) And while my period IS late for 8 days, I am completely sure that I am not pregnant since I'm still a virgin. While doing everything RIGHT??
I tried eating 1200 when at 121 and couldn't lose a SINGLE pound for a month. How do I lose these pounds?
5'5, 18 years old, Asian female.
35 (bust), 32 (under bust), 27.5 (waist at smallest), 32 (waist at bellybutton), 35 (hip).