Professor X wrote:
When I said “mass”, someone confused it for body mass index. So I also used weight, and now someone starts acting like my old physics teacher.
On the other hand Tiri I guess you’re right. I dunno I was just interested in knowing how my gains are going. What I wanted to avoid was measuring myself at a day’s low and come a month later and measure it at a day’s high.
Anyways I guess it doesnt matter much like everyone said as long as you see a trend.
Guy, no one confused what you said. The ONLY standardization for BODY MASS is the BODY MASS INDEX. It is used for large populations of people which is why it is STANDARDIZED. I told you that you were asking the wrong question and then told you how to eliminate factors that contribute to weight fluctuation…but that isn’t enough?
I swear, it is like I need crayons sometimes. How is what I wrote not clear enough?
Not exactly Prof X - he’s trying compare his scale weight to his “true” weight, not to a population. Just do what Cloth said.[/quote]
His scale weight IS his “true weight”. Muscle mass is largely water. I can go from a very low carb diet to one high in carbs and go up 10lbs in two days. My muscles will look more full…because they are larger. That 10lbs gain is still my " true weight".
Likewise, I can go up 3lbs over the course of a day from the time I get out of bed to the time I go to sleep. That weight is also my “true weight”.
The real question is, do you understand this? Your post implies that you don’t and that you believe these fluctuations don’t represent real gains. Your entire body is in flux all day everyday. People thinking in terms of some static state of being are the ones confused. That is the point being made and I am not sure you get it. I am positive the OP doesn’t.