I can't help but point out that if you lost an inch then you are making progress! The tricky thing with weight loss is that our bodies go through a process as they get healthier. I once had a trainer warn me that I would actually gain weight 5 weeks into my new exercise routine because of the weight that muscle adds, and he was right (and it has happened each time I have tried to lose weight since). Try to focus on the idea that pounds on the scale or inches BOTH count as losing! Just stick with it, exercise and healthy food are good for you no matter how fast or slow the scale moves, and if nothing else you are treating your body correctly!
Do not let that scale get you down!! If it is mentally affecting you GET IT OUT OF THE HOUSE. Your body has to adjust to these new changes. Your water weight will change daily depending on what you are doing. Muscle weighs more than fat - are you working out and increasing muscle tone? Maybe thats why you aren't seeing the movement on the scale? Also I read once here on SP that when you work out water (or something) will surround your muscles as a form of protection or something like that...so you will see an increase in water weight from that for a few days until your body realizes something good is happening here and not an injury...
I have been struggling through a plateau for a little over a month now - every time I think I'm out of it that scale smacks me in the face with a gain. The link above is from my bootcamp instructors blog - the person that she is talking to is a 53 year old woman that is seeing a gain instead of a loss but Marietta (my instructor) does a REALLY great job at showing where we need to focus. I hope it helps. What ever you do don't give up - keep pushing forward and keep your eye on the prize. Remember you are not in this alone we are all here with you!!
I have had the same issue. Don't focus on the scale right now. Focus on how you feel. How great it feels to know that you are doing something good for your over all health. My sister did a 6 week course at her gym last year, worked her butt off and only lost a 1/2 pound. However, she lost over 20 inches. Your body is just adjusting to the changes. Now that I am in week 4 I finally lost 4 pounds total but what I have gained in energy and confidence is more essential. Stick with it!
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I have been really focusing on getting healthy, eating well and exercising. The weight is just simply not coming off. I did lose an inch in my waist, hips and thighs but I really find motivation in the stupid scale. Generally I would allow myself to quit at this point but it is not an option. I'm not going to quit. I'm going to keep pressing on and hope that soon the scale will reflect this hard work. But why is it not budging? Do I need to decrease my calorie range, increase it??? (i've had my thyroid checked and it is working fine). If anyone has experienced this and got through it I'd love to hear how.
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