The numbers on the scale DO NOT reflect fat loss. The scale simply measures weight loss (or gain) that may include water weight, muscle growth and/or depletion but not actual fat loss. Your weight will fluctuate day to day depending on the food and drinks you intake, activity level, stress, hormones, etc. These are all factors that play into the numbers you see on the scale and are all reasons why you should not fret when you see the numbers rise and fall. A simple shift in your focus from the minutiae of weight loss to concentrating on what you actually need to do to get there, is really the way to go when it comes to tracking your progress. Here are a few ways to track your progress without using a scale. Gauge Progress by How Your Clothes Fit Ever find yourself putting on an old pair of jeans and having them feel loose around the edges?! This is a great way to see your progress in real form. There is no need for a scale when your work shows, literally. Hold onto those jeans that you desire to fit in again and try them on each month to see if your progress is unfolding the way it should.