Meg, when are you planning to weigh in?
You know, for better or worse, I usually try to weigh nearly every day. When I am doing the right things, the small daily fluctuations don't really bother me - I do it to make SURE I am keeping track of the trend of either going up, down, or staying the same.
I have not weighed for several days, because I always do it in the morning, no clothes, before eating, and the past few days I have gotten dressed or eaten or run out of the house too early to do it, so I am definitely getting back on that scale in the morning and I am nervous.
Years ago, when I gained weight (and got up to 232 max) I swear that I gained weight in 30 pound chunks, because it's like I would wake up overnight and be significantly heavier. Of course, that was my perception, because I didn't weigh often enough and I was wearing tshirts and leggings that furthered the illusion.
I would encourage you to get on that scale SOON and let's deal with the reality, and keep taking action from there. Just think - if you can find a way of eating that makes you feel better and helps you lose weight, whatever that number is, as you move away from it you won't have to see it again.
UNLESS you flub up like I have, stop working out and eat whatever doesn't eat you first, from the stress of turning your life upside down. But let's hope we've all learned a lesson from that! Haha!!!