Some people may not see a change in the scale for about 6 weeks, while others may see it sooner. There are a lot of changes going on with your body when you start exercising, including retaining water (here's an article that talks more about this: www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=you
. The great news though, is that you are losing inches, which is awesome and you will start to see a change in the scale. Have you also had your body fat percentage checked? If not, that would be another good measurement to track and give you a better idea of what is going on than just the number on the scale. The scale is not always the best indicator of how well you are doing -- it can fluctuate about 5 pounds on any given day and can be affected by water retention, where you are in your cycle, when you last ate or drank something, etc. So don't let the scale get you down -- you are doing a fantastic job, especially since you are already seeing inches lost! If you were to ask me if I would rather lose weight and see the number on the scale go down OR if I would rather see inches lost, I would say inches lost.
In regards to your food intake and exercise, I would recommend eating within your range, not just at the minimum level, especially on days that you exercise more, you will need some more food to fuel your body.
You are doing a great job, so keep it up! You can do it!
Edited by: SP_COACH_DENISE at: 6/5/2014 (20:45)
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