Yes, I totally agree with the others. Don't give up!! Our bodies sometimes have lag time between our changes and when it shows on the scale. I noticed my clothes fitting a little looser before I had any scale victories. Recently I upped my exercise/strength training routine but it took 3 weeks before that scale budged again. That was a LONG three weeks with no scale victories but it finally paid off.
Losing a pound is a victory! I'm thrilled if I can just lose half a pound a week because it adds up quicker than you realize even at a measly half pound a week. It IS very frustrating "waiting" on that scale, but with the changes you've made it will come but it requires patience, and possibly more than anything, consistency!
I applaud your walking regimen. Are you new to exercise? The one thing I could suggest to help speed your loss is weight/strength training. It really does help to speed the process, but if you're new to exercise in general or a type of exercise, please proceed with caution. It's all too easy to injure the body with our exuberance or haste to get the weight off. An injury can cause set backs while you're waiting to heal. Set backs easily develop into excuses and there we are again at the beginning when we had such high hopes. It's important to remember that a set back is no more than that. Pick up and go at it again! It's being consistent, not perfect, that gets us to our goals.
You might try joining in on one of our weekly challenges. You may surprise yourself with what all you find out about your habits, good and bad. Not to mention, there's a lot to be said for accountability!
Hope this helps. You're off to a great start! Don't throw in the towel yet.
Edited by: OPHELIA15 at: 6/27/2012 (10:53)
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