I totally agree with the point about tracking progress with the tape rather than the scale.
It is a common response to beginning/increasing an exercise program for your muscles to retain water. This increase in your lean mass can lead to little change in the scale, even as you are burning fat.
However, as you point out, fat is considerably bulkier than muscle and water, and typically this will show up as inches lost, even if the scale is being unco-operative.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
| current weight: 178.0