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Rob_VSG

That deceptive scale!

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Starting if February this year I began personal training sessions (3 days a week) at the the local health club and it's been great.  At the end of every week, I step on this 6-sensor scale and body composition machine to track my progress.  Since February, for the most part,  I've been watching body fat decrease and muscle mass increase.  Due to vacation/work and other scheduling challenges, I was not able to make it in for my personal training sessions for 3 weeks and just started up again today.  I asked the trainer to do a body composition scale today to see what has changed over the 3 weeks of no training.  At first I stepped on the scale and was excited to see I lost 5 lbs from my last training session the end of June.  Then I looked at all the numbers and my jaw just dropped.  I lost 5 lbs of muscle, gained 4 lbs of fat and had 4 lbs less of water weight!  @%ˆ&ˆ%$#

That was an eye opener and made me realize how measuring weight only can lead me astray.

Just wanted to share.

Rob

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Wow.  That is interesting information.

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Update as of today... So I resumed my visits to the personal trainer and now have 3 pounds less of fat and 3.6 pounds more muscle but weight is about the same!  Looks like I'll keep seeing the personal trainer.

Rob

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