I would take inches over the scale going down any day of the week. Because when you're losing inches, you ARE losing fat, and replacing it with muscle. Which has already been said, and you probably already knew it. But it's true. And when the scale goes down a pound or two, that could just be water. I've lost 9 pounds overnight from taking a prescribed water pill. I have a friend that is a nurse that lost 10 pounds in one day, due to water. Water, sodium, dehydration, all of these show up on the scale. Inches gone is fat that is 100% not on your body anymore. Muscle is heavier. Celebrate your loss....it IS good. Don't sweat the scale. The scale should only be used maybe twice a month as a "rule of thumb" to go by. If you are exercising and eating right, it'll show up on the scale eventually.
You're doing great.....keep it up!!!
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