When you exercise regularly, you will increase your lean mass (this is a good thing, as it helps your body to perform better). So this can lead to little change in the scale, even as you are burning fat.
However, muscle is considerably denser than fat (check www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=qui
for a great photo of this.
So if you are losing inches, you ARE losing fat. Keep up the great work!
How to stay motivated? Measure your progress with the tape, rather than the scale.
And while a tape measure is perhaps more precise, surely having clothes fit better is a pretty good motivator in itself?
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
| current weight: 178.0