I’m working hard to improve my figure and reduce my body fat percentage. I can no longer measure my progress using the scale (which is fine by me). Reducing body fat and gaining muscle only means weight gain because muscle is more dense than fat. (Muscle does not weigh more than fat. One pound is one pound. Muscle does not take up as much room as fat. Two people may be the same weight, but the person with 15% body fat will look leaner, fitter and smaller than a person with 25% body fat.) I do have a lot to learn about this process. But I know it’s long and difficult, especially for women. So even though the number on the scale will go up, my body fat percentage will slowly, but surely, decrease. Taking new photos and putting together an updated side-by-side comparison helps keep me motivated, so I thought I’d add it to my before & after photos!