I hear the "muscle weighs more than fat" typically in the same scenario every time. Someone starts working out, and instead of losing weight that week, they gained 2 pounds. There is always a friend or two who will say "it's because muscle weighs more than fat." I understand, the friend wants to be encouraging and supportive, but the truth is, you didn't gain 2 pounds of muscle in a week. A more accurate way to gauge your week is by being honest with yourself.....How have I been feeling? How are my clothes fitting? Did I get all my workouts in? Did I eat as well as I could have? Are there any changes that I should make for next week? If you are doing what you should be doing, the weight loss will come. Make a plan, keep a journal, make preparations to keep you from your pitfalls, and don't obsess over the scale! If you train hard and eat clean, over time you can get smaller, but stay the same weight or gain some weight due to muscle gain, but that is over a prolonged period of time, not a week. Stay strong, keep chugging along, and you will get there, I promise!!