I read the most helpful article I've ever come across regarding "the scale", entitled "Why the scale can lie. It's been a while since I read it and I'm sorry I can't recall - try googling it. The article convinced me not to rely so much on the scale, as there MANY physiological reasons the scale doesn't adequately reflect our efforts even when we know we did everything right. I am a slow loser of weight, inches come off a lot easier. I got so tired of being so discouraged by what the scale said. At the most, I weigh every two weeks and if its not good news, I try to shrug it off, and if shows a loss I am good. Even a 1 lb. loss is an achievement for me because I know it represents a much greater loss in inches. I like having a scale, but I no longer live or die by it and I feel liberated.