Some people, such as Mrs RC, fight their weight for their entire lives.
Mrs RC has been dieting (again) for a few months now. She is exercising far more than I am, eating a quarter of what I am and what happens? One week she loses a pound. next week, for no apparent reason, she gains 3! We have given up trying to work out what the hell is going on. Avoiding some foods (e.g. white bread and potatoes) seems to help a bit, but the fact remains. Scientifically she should be losing far more than she is and still has around 40% of her target loss to get rid of.
On the other hand there are people like me.
My weight is very stable these days. For a while I was just over 15 stones, but after being ill a couple of years ago I dropped to 14 st 8 pounds.
When Mrs RC is dieting, she tends to compensate by over feeding me. Over the last couple of months I have gained a couple of pounds, and I could feel it too! I know EXACTLY where those pounds were.
Then on Friday I appointed myself the task of rescuing a load of chairs from another building that is being refurbished. I carried 22 chairs up to my 3rd floor office, using the stairs, not the lift. My extra pounds have gone.
Don't hate me! I know it isn't fair!