First thing's first. *How* was your BFP measured? If it's one of those impedence things you hold or stand on... take its results with a grain of salt. They are not accurate at all. Hydration levels can wildly affect readings.
The other question to ask is what kind of exercise are you actually doing? If it's nothing but cardio, as much as 25% of your weight loss can come from lean muscle... which means higher body fat percentage. It results in what's unfondly known as "skinny fat" - where you weigh little, but have a high body fat percentage. Doing strength training regularly can preserve your lean muscle mass, and prevent this from happening.
Now, as for your other comment:
"How can my measurement parameters be so lousy? How come other people are losing weight at almost 12 lbs in a month?! I average only 4. And just when I was getting comfortable with my body - I now am ashamed and conscious. All. Over. Again."
Other people can lose 12 lbs per month because they weigh more. The less you have to lose, the slower it will come off. 4 lbs a month is totally awesome and acceptable. At 179, 1 lb per week is exactly what I would expect at your size. Just because you aren't losing as fast as some people doesn't diminish your progress. DO NOT compare your progress to others; it's a game you can't win.
Your body hasn't changed since you walked in and took that measurement. Even if it's not the result you expected, you are looking and feeling better.
A failure is someone who gives up. Have you given up? Weight loss is not a linear process. There will be weeks you lose, weeks you don't, and weeks you may even gain. Don't hang your success on numbers. It sounds to me like you ARE successful... and others are noticing. OWN THAT.
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 8/25/2013 (11:00)
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