I thought I was doing great, gaining slow and steady, then the past few weeks it's like 3-4lbs a week! I've been retaining water like crazy, so I know that's a big part of it. My blood pressure has been fine and no protein in urine. I just wish there was a way to shed the water weight. I've tried to cut back on salt, drink more water with lemon and cucumber, swimming in the evenings. Nothing seems to help other than lying with my feet up for 2 days straight with the AC turned down to 68 degrees!