so about a month ago, my roommates threw away my scale. it was a mistake - while they were out of the apartment for winter break, i moved it into the kitchen because i couldn't get an accurate reading on my slightly uneven bathroom floor. i was trying to get back on track for my diet, so i was weighing myself every morning before i ate to check my progress (i know they say to only weigh yourself once a week, but doing it once every morning keeps me on track better). it worked great, i got back into my old diet habits and lost several pounds. one day when i was at work, two of them came home from break and were cleaning up and getting their stuff reorganized. they took out the trash, and since it was on the floor in our small kitchen, they threw the scale away, thinking it was meant to go with the trash. this was about a month ago. since then, since i didn't have a scale, i had sort of given myself carte blanche to do whatever. i ate what i wanted - fast food, pizza, fried chicken, sweets, whatever. i was usually healthy one meal per day, usually lunch or breakfast. sometimes both. so i got a new scale two days ago, same brand as the last one, and i just got up the nerve this morning to get on it - and i was 4 POUNDS LESS than before my binge! what??? HOW???? i have no idea. i thought maybe the scale was messed up, so i had my roommates test it, and it was right. several people, including my boyfriend, had asked me if i had lost a little weight, but i thought they were just being nice. so is there any scientific reason that this might be taking place? anything? because i've been on plenty of successful diets, but i'm stumped on this one.