That seemingly benign device that rests on your bathroom floor can dramatically affect the way you feel, your attitude and your self confidence. From elation and euphoria (as the needle drops) to the depths of despair (as the numbers tick up), the scale can totally do a number on your esteem. But what you probably don’t know is how often your scale lies. If you’re one of those people who weighs themselves routinely, you probably have noticed that those numbers fluctuate…a lot. While the number is technically the truth, the story behind the number is often a lie. Especially if you’re trying to lose weight, you may obsess over the smallest changes the scale gives you, but what you may not realize, is that number sometimes has nothing to do with fat gained or fat lost.