2 weeks is not always enough time to see results especially if you've just started an exercise program. When you exercise, your body retains fluid in the muscles (glycogen stores) this fluid gain can mask fat loss for the first couple weeks. You're going to have to give it more time.
I don't know your age, weight or activity level but the average women burns 2000 cals/day and more, the more you weigh. If you are eating 500 cals less than that then it should equal out to at least 1 lb/week. I would suspect the reason you haven't seen your progress translated to the scale is because of the fluid gain I mentioned.
If you work on eating "clean", cutting back on processed foods, added sugar and sodium. You will most certainly see a decrease in fluid retention. Make sure you are eating well, plenty of fresh veg/fruit, whole grains, lean protein, healthy fats and try to avoid anything with a laundry list of ingredients or high sugar/high sodium content.
1200 cals is the bare minimum a woman should eat to lose weight. IMO, very few woman who aim for this amount are successful in weight loss. It is too difficult to maintain such a low calorie intake long term and over restriction of calories often leads to binge eating. I think 1500 cals is a much more sustainable and healthy intake. You can still have some days where you eat less or some where you eat more. Your calorie intake can be an average as opposed to a linear intake.
I agree that calorie burn for walking on the treadmill sounds incredibly inflated. I'm lucky to burn 400 cals for an hour of what is essentially, running. Side note; don't neglect strength training. If you are not strength training, up to 25-30% of your weight loss can come from lean muscle/tissue.
And honestly, if you are going to give up on being healthy just because one insignificant measurement of your progress (the fickle scale) isn't translating your efforts, then you'd better find more reasons for why you are making these changes to your lifestyle. The scale is *not* always going to say or do what you want it to.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 12/21/2013 (08:04)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
|67 Maintenance Weeks