Re: Day 5--One pound gone...
I don't know how much weight you're trying to lose, but at one pound a week, you would lose 52 pounds in a year at that rate. And you probably didn't gain 52 pounds in a year, so give yourself a break and try and be satisfied with 0 to 2 pounds a week. Because some weeks might be 0 and some might be more.
Once you body has worked hard to store the fat, it's not all that happy about giving it up. Take it slow, and trick your body into not knowing that you're losing weight.
You'll be much happier with a 52 pound loss in a year (if you need to lose that much), then if you lose/gain/lose/gain weight throughout the same period of time.
If you're losing a lot of weight all of the time, you're probably doing something that won't be maintainable in the long-term. If you have to eat like a bird and do cardio all of the time, you'll soon burn out and give up. Try making small lifestyle changes so the changes become part of your routine.