Cliffs: You guys already know muscle weights more then fat. Some might remember I started out this time last year on a goal of getting back in shape. Kick boxing shape. I told myself it was NOT about weight, but how I looked. So I set a goal to only weight myself after one full year. And that time has come. The results are SURPRISING! First the 3 main things I did for the year: 1) I went from biking 35+ miles to Mtn Biking... which kicked my ass! I could barely make 3 miles! I finally got to 13 miles mtn biking. Legs like rocks now. (Bruised ribs and broken finger as well ) 2) Food.... I gave up very little. Portions got much smaller. No soda unless in a mixed drink. Lots of water. Snacks went healthy. Fruit fruit and more fruit. Cheese and crackers, popcorn. Decaf coffee. But I had my share of nachos b-day cake, pie, ect. Just small portions. 3) Gym. I hit the gym like an idiot. I didn't fully know what I was doing. 6 months ago a friend who is a Personal trainer set me right. Most results I've seen. So in my mind I've only been working out correctly for 6 months, not a year. The physical results: I dropped 2 belt loops. I have no gut!! I've got nice muscles again! None of my cloths fit right anymore! I'm VERY VERY happy with how I look. Yes I've got more to go. 1/2 inch of baby fat stopping my abs from bursting thru . But all in all I'm so happy! (except I think I tore a rotator cuff) So the weight... I'm 6 feet tall and as of last year I weighted 238. Now I weight........ 224? Yeah... I put on a LOT of muscle! Telling someone I only lost 14 pounds and they just look at me. They could swear I would be down around 200 lbs. The fact is muscle weighting more. And it hit me, had I been weighting myself the whole time, I would have been so disappointed. Instead I'm happy as hell right now! The 14 lbs means nothing compared to how I look. So my advice is... don't weight yourself. Just work on how you look. The weight will either be there or not. And muscle kicks ass Goal for next year, to look like I belong in the UFC.