I am confused and hoping someone out there has experienced this too so I can get some clarity. I've lost a lot of weight but for the last while, I've been retaining a lot more water than usual, maybe because of the hot weather or who knows, but I do notice that I retain water here and there. I know I shouldn't be discouraged and I need to just focus on eating right, but I have a question. I've read many times that the number on the scale isn't the best indicator of your progress, you should also take measurements. My question is, does anyone else notice that they get puffy and look a bit bigger when they retain water? With that being said, wouldn't your measurements be affected by that?