How many of you are OBSESSED with the number that you see on the scale? I know I have a hard time realizing that the number on the scale is just that, a number. There are so many factors to consider when analyzing that number, such as how tall you are and how much muscle mass you have. Below is a great picture of what the difference in height can do to that number you see staring back at you.
Now lets dissect this a little more and compare fat to muscle. Although one pound of muscle and one pound of fat weigh exactly the same, one pound of fat takes up more space in your body. So when you get disappointed over only losing ONE POUND, think of how significant that ONE POUND is.
If you want to know your actual percentage of fat compared to muscle and want a more accurate method than calculating your BMI, you can have a Hydrostatic Underwater Weighing done that will give you the precise number you are looking for. There are many companies that provide this service all over the country and some even have mobile testing labs that will come to your gym if enough people sign up. If you are interested in this service Fitness Wave provides this service for under $60 in the Orange County, CA area.
So when you look at the scale tomorrow morning and you've only lost one pound, CELEBRATE!!!