I know that a lot of people use both measuring tape and scales to keep track of weight loss when strength training. I understand that measuring better reflects fat loss when muscle mass is being added. So, I've been trying to do both.
I am feeling confused and discouraged.
While I've lost 10 lbs since the last time I measured, I've gained nearly 9.5 inches! I'm sure that I measured the same as last time. (I have some very convenient freckles.) Clothing could not have added those inches. I also didn't have the tape any looser than last time.
What could be going on? Losing weight should make my clothes looser, not tighter! Am I doing something wrong?