Weight is not a static number and is really not the best indication of fat loss. Our weight fluctuates usually due to level of hydration since our bodies mostly consist of fluid. That's why weekly weigh-ins are generally recommended over daily weigh-ins, to see a trend. I can step on my scale 3 times in a row and get a slightly different decimal point depending on how I stand. It's so fickle. A couple of weeks ago, I lost 5 lbs in a day.. it certainly wasn't fat loss because I hadn't created -17 500 cal deficit in 24 hours. I have also had times where I only lost about 1 lb over 2 weeks but lost a crazy amount of noticeable fat and suddenly had a 6 pack.
Don't put much stake in the scale, especially over a few decimal points because it can just as easily bend the other way, not in your favour.
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
two weight numbers aren't enough to tell the general trend of your weight, which is what you should be paying attention to. moisture [and water is heavy] also leaves your body through sweat and moisture in the air when you breathe and talk and less than a half pound of water is less than a cup difference, which seems pretty reasonable. and some of what you ate should have been converted to energy and used, thus only leaving the waste in your system.
I weighed myself this morning and I was 118 lbs. I stepped on the scale this evening and the scale now said 117.6. I've been eating all day and drinking lots of water. Could my scale be malfunctioning? I don’t know how I lost weight from this morning, but I’m not complaining! (IF I really lost weight lol.)
PS. Sorry to give a little too much information .... I didn't go to the washroom so there couldn't have been any weight loss from that haha ;)
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