A couple things jumped out at me about your post.
"I feel like I have been eating under my 1200/day which I know is a problem and it's VERY hard for me to hit that because I'm not use to eating so much!!! So what happened... "
Feel like, or know? Are you weighing and measuring everything? If not, you're likely NOT eating what you think you are. 1200 is NOT a lot; it's actually the very minimum most females should eat to stay alive; in general, unless you're sedentary and close to your goal weight, it's not enough to support your body's basic needs. You need to be measuring, and tracking accurately. No guessing. Know.
"Thoughts? Am I weighing myself during the wrong time? I did weigh myself this morning BEFORE the gym but I find I'm actually HEAVIER! I was 174 when I first woke up. Went to the gym, took a half hour nap, and when I woke from that I go weight myself, shower, and eat breakfast in which time I was 172.....How do I lose 2 lbs between 2 hours? I just don't get this. I"m not sure which to go by and i'm VERY frustrated because my wedding dress shopping day is in march and if I don't consistently lose 2/week then I'm not going to be the correct weight before I buy my dress!!!!! "
Your weight is not a static number. It's a vital sign, like your temperature, or blood pressure. It can change by as much as 5-10 lbs in a single 24 hour period!
There is no "wrong" time to weigh; only consistent times. Whatever you choose as your weigh-in time, make sure you stick to weighing at the same time, under the same circumstances. What you've eaten, stress, hormones, sodium, everything can all affect your weight. If you lost 2 lbs since going to the gym, you probably sweated and peed it off. ;)
To demonstrate this, do a little experiment. Weigh yourself. Eat a meal. Then weigh yourself again. You will weigh more! Why? Because you put mass in your body!
This is all normal. Our weights change all the time. This doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong, just that your body is changing and shifting, like everyone's does. I've been known to weigh myself in the morning, and gain *8 lbs* by nightfall. I haven't gained 8 lbs of fat... that's just fluid, water, and food.
Now, the last thing I want to comment on is this:
"I do know I lost almost .5 inches in my measurements as I know that helps too, but my pants still are tight, some pants I cannot wear still, and I'm getting frustrated because december is almost over and that leaves 2 more months to go from 172-155."
This is too aggressive a weight goal. You're going to lose weight more slowly the less you have to lose. 2lbs a week is likely too fast for you. A good rule of thumb is roughly 3% of your total remaining weight loss goal per week. You're giving yourself two months to lose 17 lbs... if you were over 200 lbs, this would be doable, but you're going to be struggling to lose a half lb a week when you've reached 10 lbs to go. Point of fact, you're not fat enough to lose that fast!
Adjust your expectations, and you won't be so frustrated. Give yourself time to lose the weight; it took time to put it on, it will take time to take it off. Probably more; it's harder to lose than gain. ;)
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 12/25/2013 (00:22)
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