Is my scale possessed?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Is it possible that all my valiant efforts to improve muscle tone at the gym have caused me to gain muscle mass at an equivalent rate as my speculative weight loss?
I call it speculative because I'm not really certain what my starting weight was, 186, 183, 180? The scale tells me something different every time I get on it!
However, I haven't despaired at my inability to get my numbers to go down, because my "big clothes" are fitting much more loosely, and my husband keeps asking me how much weight I've lost. He says my Buddha belly (my words) has shrunk, and my chest too, thank goodness!
Does anyone out there know/understand how that works? I know Jillian, on the "Biggest Loser" always discounts weight gain as increase in muscle mass.
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  • FATCAT92
    I have a friend who weighs herself everyday and then after 7 days will average the weights and goes with that number. She does that because she doesn't want to step on the scale once a week - afraid that the day she picks just happens to be one when she is bloated, which would depress her. emoticon
    3973 days ago
    I can share my secret- I know it not good but I get on that scale everyday. I place the scale in the same spot everyday. You never know when the tile under it might be off balance. haha I do this right out of bed in the am - if I get the same number for 2 days in a row I call it that number. I realize we are supposed to do a weigh in once a week but i just get impatient i guess. Your hard efforts will pay off! Keep up the good work.
    3976 days ago
  • no profile photo BARBACASEC
    A lb is a lb - whether it is marshmallows or apples- fat or muscle but a lb of apples will look and be a lot smaller size wize then a lb of marshmallows. Thats why taken your measurements is important, the scale may not move but you are probably getting smaller- like you said- big pants are getting bigger....

    When you turn the fat into muscle it is shrinking but not weighing less becaude it is more dense.

    So keep with it !!!

    3977 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7023171
    Muscle weighs more than fat.. and it's "weigh more" attractive too.. LoL Do the measurements once a month and you'll be a happy loser for sure.. Weigh to go hun!!
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    3977 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/24/2010 10:23:04 AM
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