More than half of my adult life, my weight has been fairly constant. It might vary a pound or three in a given week, but thirty-odd years ago, my driver's license listed my weight at 205#, and until I decided to quit eating so much sugar a couple months back, that's where it stayed. (I drop six or seven pounds on days when I fast, but pick it all back up over the next few days, so I don't count that.)
At the moment, I am down nine pounds, and have been pretty much that since the end of October. Had to tighten my belt up a notch. Which is great -- I feel good, I'm carrying less bodyfat, and I'm assuming my triglycerides have dropped -- I'll check that again the end of February.
However, when you lose subcutaneous fat, as I appear to have done, there is a small thing you might gain:
I'm talking about a little under 5% weight loss, but some that has been from my face, and when that nice, smooth avoirdupois under the skin melted away, it left some slack ...
I've noticed this with other people -- they dieted some of the excess and even though they appeared better overall, they sometimes had a kind of ... drawn look, the lines etched a bit deeper than before.
Of course, I am getting up there and some signs of aging are bound to happen; still, those tend to come on more gradually, and dropping subcue fat does have something to do with it.
I figure the way to get around this is to build more muscle, and stretch the old hide out again. Back to the bigger weights, maybe ...
Never a dull moment.