Weight, as in "scale weight," is important for people who compete in sports in which weight plays a role, such as horse riding, boxing, wrestling, biking, and such. As a tool for body composition, however, it is of little importance.
Your weight basically tells you what your body weighs, all components considered. Denser objects will weigh more than less dense objects, and yet will take up less space. So a pound of feathers, for instance, will weigh the same as a pound of rocks, but will take up much more space. Muscle is much more dense than adipose tissue (i.e., body fat) is. Therefore, two people who weigh the same may be completely different clothes sizes simply because of their body composition (and because of the distribution of that composition).
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Measurements that make much more sense for those looking to get leaner would be:
-body fat measurements
-waist/chest/hip/arm/leg/neck circumference measurements
-how your clothes fit
So, seriously, if you're still obsessing over that scale, it's time to hide that thing in the closet or give it to Goodwill. Look in the mirror and see the changes happen there. You'll be much more satisfied with your results.
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