Most of us worry about some pounds gained and probable weight loss from time to time, and usually, this is very much related to the number we see on the scales.

Well, sometimes weight is truly just a number, and these strength training lovers will prove it to you. Compiled by Bored Panda, these before and after photos show that weighing yourself isn't always the best way to see whether or not you are actually getting a toned body, and you definitely don't need to starve yourself or go on a very strict diet to see the actual difference.

Even though these photos show that you can maintain your weight by weight lifting and some serious muscle gain and still look stunning, some people did choose the other path, and their results are inspiring nonetheless. Different physiques require different choices!

Scroll down to see how incredible these women look without losing a single pound, yet gaining incredible muscle tone!

#1

The Scale Doesn't Measure Sexy

The Scale Doesn't Measure Sexy

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JillVille Child Care
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3 years ago

Wow, you look amazing!

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#2

For Anyone Fretting Over “Holiday Weight” This Is Your Reminder To Screw The F***ing Scale!

For Anyone Fretting Over “Holiday Weight” This Is Your Reminder To Screw The F***ing Scale!

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Just a Purpler
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3 years ago

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So, is this just different pictures of her "sucking it in"? I am confused as to how she is 125 in every picture still though...

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#3

Nothing Quite Like A Reminder That Weight Can Be Deceiving, Age Means Nothing And Healthy Looks Different

Nothing Quite Like A Reminder That Weight Can Be Deceiving, Age Means Nothing And Healthy Looks Different

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Asia
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3 years ago

40? For real?! WOW!!!

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#4

Pleaseeeeee Stop Getting Hung Up On The Number On The Stupid Scale! Please Stop Thinking Your Weight Equals Your Progress And For The Love Of Everything Please Stop Letting Yor Weight Have Any Affect Whatsoever On Your Self Esteem, Like I Used To

Pleaseeeeee Stop Getting Hung Up On The Number On The Stupid Scale! Please Stop Thinking Your Weight Equals Your Progress And For The Love Of Everything Please Stop Letting Yor Weight Have Any Affect Whatsoever On Your Self Esteem, Like I Used To

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Tyler Duffy
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3 years ago

Good god, :)~

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#5

Same Weight - Different Year And Shape

Same Weight - Different Year And Shape

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Tyler Duffy
Community Member
3 years ago

Keep it up girl. Looking great.

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#6

Stop Letting The Scale Determine Your Success - It’s Literally Just A Number!

Stop Letting The Scale Determine Your Success - It’s Literally Just A Number!

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Just a Purpler
Community Member
3 years ago

I do not understand how this one is possible. She really hasn't lost weight? I don't know I believe this one...

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#7

Throw Away The Scale!!!!!!!

Throw Away The Scale!!!!!!!

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Tyler Duffy
Community Member
3 years ago

She was good to go before hand.

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#8

Now This Is A Very Common Question I Always Get Asked. “How Much Weight Have You Lost Since The Start Of Your Fitness Journey?!” Uhmmmm. The Truth Is That I Have Stayed Almost The Exact Same Weight As When I Started

Now This Is A Very Common Question I Always Get Asked. “How Much Weight Have You Lost Since The Start Of Your Fitness Journey?!” Uhmmmm. The Truth Is That I Have Stayed Almost The Exact Same Weight As When I Started

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Bridgette Blumenthal
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes, muscle weighs more than fat...

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#9

I Weighed Myself Today For The First Time In Forever...i’m Exactly The Same Weight As When I Started Last June!

I Weighed Myself Today For The First Time In Forever...i’m Exactly The Same Weight As When I Started Last June!

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donewithlifeu
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3 years ago

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how long have you worn that bra???

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#10

Age 26, 5'8'', 137 Lbs. My Weight Has Stayed Constant Since I Began Lifting

Age 26, 5'8'', 137 Lbs. My Weight Has Stayed Constant Since I Began Lifting

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Marta Puig Orriols
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3 years ago

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For sure, the name BORED PANDA is right to the core because only when I am bored to death I come here and I ask myself..WTF?

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#11

This Is A Little Reminder That Number On The Scale Is Just Number. Your Weight Doesn’t Equal Your Progress!

This Is A Little Reminder That Number On The Scale Is Just Number. Your Weight Doesn’t Equal Your Progress!

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Laura Williams
Community Member
3 years ago

You look amazing - before and especially after!!!

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#12

Would You Care If Your Weight Stayed The Same, If Your Body Composition Completely Changed?

Would You Care If Your Weight Stayed The Same, If Your Body Composition Completely Changed?

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Kiahna
Community Member
3 years ago

Muscular!

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#13

And This Is Why The Scale Should Not Be The Main Measurement Of Progress Or Health. The Scale Does Not Differentiate Between Muscle, Fat, Water, And Organs

And This Is Why The Scale Should Not Be The Main Measurement Of Progress Or Health. The Scale Does Not Differentiate Between Muscle, Fat, Water, And Organs

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Neb
Community Member
3 years ago

This one is very strong illustration!

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#14

Screw The Scale, Seriously.

Screw The Scale, Seriously.

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Jordy Star
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3 years ago

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there is a difference between fat and muscle fat. They weigh about the same though.

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#15

I Get Asked All The Time "How Much Do You Weigh?"

I Get Asked All The Time "How Much Do You Weigh?"

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Bway_Gonnabe11
Community Member
3 years ago

you look great, but that's still rude for people to ask that... I mean, come on. but great work, you look wonderful!

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#16

It Was Never My Goal To Be Skinny

It Was Never My Goal To Be Skinny

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Molly Tallmadge
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3 years ago

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helll yes

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#17

Scales Versus Pictures

Scales Versus Pictures

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Kirsten Miranda
Community Member
3 years ago

Her delts! Inspiration.

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#18

By The Scales Standards And My Old Way Of Thinking, I'm Failing At This Weightloss Thing.

By The Scales Standards And My Old Way Of Thinking, I'm Failing At This Weightloss Thing.

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Lindsey LaMeyer
Community Member
3 years ago

That's the kind of thinking they have on those weight loss shows like Biggest Loser. They dont have a clue how fitness works...they're so focused on the scale.

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#19

Guess What, Exactly The Same Weight In Both!

Guess What, Exactly The Same Weight In Both!

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Riddle-Le-Tails
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3 years ago

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doesnt look much different :I

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#20

It's A Comparison Of Over A Year. This Transformation Could Be Done Within 3 Months

It's A Comparison Of Over A Year. This Transformation Could Be Done Within 3 Months

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Imon Nightfire
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3 years ago

you look great!

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#21

In Both Of These Pictures I’m The Exact Same Weight, Normally I Would Be Devastated And Feel Like I’ve Failed. One Of The Biggest Things I’ve Achieved On This Challenge Is To Ditch The Scales And Learn To Feel And See The Changes I’m Making To My Body

In Both Of These Pictures I’m The Exact Same Weight, Normally I Would Be Devastated And Feel Like I’ve Failed. One Of The Biggest Things I’ve Achieved On This Challenge Is To Ditch The Scales And Learn To Feel And See The Changes I’m Making To My Body

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donewithlifeu
Community Member
3 years ago

shes so pretty in either one and here i am looking like a potato

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#22

Some Things Change: 2014 And 2016

Some Things Change: 2014 And 2016

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Sajjad Islam
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3 years ago

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Before is surely better

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#23

I Feel Like I Haven’t Posted A Transformation In A While, So Here You Go! Same Weight And Such A Difference

I Feel Like I Haven’t Posted A Transformation In A While, So Here You Go! Same Weight And Such A Difference

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Bored Birgit
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3 years ago

I like the "before" much better.

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#24

This Is My Proof That It's Not All About The Scale!

This Is My Proof That It's Not All About The Scale!

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MJ Beecker
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3 years ago

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hello!

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#25

Don't Be Fooled Or Ruled By The Number On The Scale!!!

Don't Be Fooled Or Ruled By The Number On The Scale!!!

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Tamara Rumiantseva
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3 years ago

no difference in the body shape

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#26

Same Weight But Different Body Fat!

Same Weight But Different Body Fat!

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rose skyes
Community Member
3 years ago

What does she mean different, she has no fat :-0

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#27

Transformation

Transformation

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Sandra La Madeleine
Community Member
3 years ago

Those legs! Wow, awesome! She looks so strong!

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