It takes more time than we would like to give it - but if you are losing inches, you are WINNING! How you look depends as much on the shapliness of your body as the weight of it - you are building MUSCLE and that is awesome! It took me a while to kick start the actual pound loss - overall, it worked. BUT - I worked with a trainer for four months, then - heartbroken over the loss - we had to move away and I don't see him anymore. I DO see what he did for me - I still follow his diet and his exercise program and track everything here.Follow the NUTRIENTS portions of the SparkPeople diet - it is not ONLY the number of calories, but what you eat. (1200 calories worth of chocolate will not give you a trim or healthy body - even if that is all you eat. I tried it once. Didn't work...)
Keep on exercising - follow the recommended food groups - track everything - and keep the faith. May God grant you success in this journey we all share.