I find that if your body has a habit of gaining muscle faster than you lose fat, the scale doesn't really show you any solid proof that what you're doing is actually working. I find that a better indicator is tracking the inches lost and how you feel.
I like to track weight as well as measurements. Water weight can give us a false impression at times. Plus, if you strength train you may not see the scale move much yet your body will tighten up and lose inches. Fit/lean can weigh more than thin does.
It's important to measure progress in many ways. Many people measure only weight, but this is not good. Measuring inches is good too. Measuring body fat, body water, energy, and how your favourite pair of pants fit is great too!
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