You are not dumb! But weight loss and body composition is complex. LOL,
Ok, the easy version...
Your body is composed of muscle, bone, fat, water, waste products etc.
The amounts of each vary depending on your gender, height, weight, and what you eat ie how much salt and other foods that need more water to digest.
The more overweight you are, the more water your body retains.
When you lose weight you are hopefully, losing fat and water, not muscle and bone.
When we start working out and watching our diet a couple of things happen.
In terms of diet, we usually eat better so we cut down our salt intake. So we dump a little water.
Exercise gets stuff moving, so we evacuate our bowels more and get fluid in our tissues moving so we pee more.
With exercise we usually see a temporary increase in our temperature so we burn off a little more water.
Water and waste products add weight and add bulk. Ever notice how your jeans fit better after you poop?
Add that in to your fantastic weight loss of 1.5 pounds per week then you will see a big shift in your measurements.
And yes, it's a lot more complicated than that but it does explain why we can see inches lost vs pounds. So it's good to track both!
| Pounds lost: 95.0