Well, no, not really. However, I'm discovering, when reading through threads here in C&A, that we have become a group of scale-worshipers.
Here's my take: Scale weight is one of many indicators of overall health. However, for many of us it has become THE most important thing. I suggest that when we eat better and bicycle that we change our mind-set in regards to the reason: Don't do it specifically for weight loss, do it for health gain. Do it to be more mobile, to fight off chronic disease, to be healthier, and then weight loss will be a wonderful part of that health gain.
In my experience, looking at it this way has made it easier. Although weight is an important indicator, is it not only part of the story?