I hate the scale for this very reason. It is a liar. I've been busting my a** for the last month+, getting back to working out and eating more mindfully. Plus, I IF. The number on the scale has not budged an inch EVEN though I am in a calorie deficit 90% of the time and I fast for at least 16 hours. And no, on the rare occasions we eat to excess, I'm eating to my break-even threshold, or just under. My deficit runs from 300-700 calories per day (most days closer to 600). I do circuit training (a mix of cardio and weights) several times a week with planned rest days. I dropped a pant size but that damn number didn't budge. While I get why, it is extremely discouraging because of the mindf*ck women have been programmed with to be light, lithe, and basically thin to the point of frailty in order to be considered appealing or worthy. I don't agree with it, but it IS what has been ground into me since I was a teenager. Honestly, I just wanted to see it go down a couple of pounds to show me my hard work WAS paying off everywhere. Sure, I might have gained 4lbs of muscle, increased my bone density a little, and likely lost an equal measure of fat, but GIRL wants to see the damn number change. Else I'm tossing the overpriced scale out of a 6 story window.