I know how you feel, and I know how frustrating it is. Last month I stuck to my exercise and worked hard to watch my calories, and I kept GAINING weight! It made me feel like I was going crazy. But the fact is, our bodies will weigh in differently depending on so many factors like how much salt we had the day before, where you are in your cycle (if you're a woman), whether or not you had any alcohol recently, etc.
The thing is, my clothes have gotten looser but my weight has either risen or stayed the same. It doesn't make any sense and even though I know it "doesn't matter" I wish, wish, wish the numbers on my scale would go down because psychologically that's what gives me the greatest satisfaction. But I keep myself going by knowing my clothes ARE looser, my numbers ARE getting better (cholesterol, blood pressure, and sugar), and my overall fitness and strength have increased.
I've learned that the key is CONSISTENCY. The scale WILL change if you don't stop. It takes a painfully long amount of time to see the change and I totally get it. I'm right there with you. But the scale is probably the last number any of us will see drop. Try to focus on your overall health and how you feel. And whatever you do, don't give up!!! You'll be able to see the change eventually :) I'm hanging on to my hope, too, despite a rather long plateau after losing 20 pounds. I've switched things up a bit so I'm hoping this kicks my metabolism back into gear and I see those stupid numbers drop again.
It's time to stop emotionally eating. I am identifying my triggers and taking it one step at a time.
| current weight: 278.0