It does seem strange with all of the increased activity, cardio and strength training, and keeping within your calorie limit that you aren't seeing some type of result.
Have you recalculated the amount of calories you should be taking in daily with the increased amount of activity?
Are you getting enough sleep?
Do YOU think that the amount of activity that you are doing is too much too soon? (It sounds like a very reasonable amount to me, but everyone is different)
Are you staying within the range for the carbohydrate and protein as well as the calories?
These are just some questions you may want to think about. I just read an article this morning that said
"But losing weight always involves losing some muscle along the way. If you don't strength train, as much as 30% of the weight you lose could be muscle weight, which works out to about 15 pounds of muscle loss for your 50-pound weight loss."
Perhaps since the weight you lost initially was without doing strength training, a higher percentage of the weight lost was muscle and now you are building it back up.
I don't know if this was of any help to you. But it is good you asked and I am sure that you will get a lot of helpful advice from folks. Hang in there, it sounds like you are making healthy choices. Plateaus are so frustrating!! But as one person posted on the mantra thread :
"Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard."
I have found that to be very helpful to me.
Here is the reference for the quote from the article I read this morning, http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_articles.asp?id=847&page=6
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle" -Plato
"I never look back, detracts from the now." Edna Mole - "The Incredibles"
October: "Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard."
Vince Lombardi: "We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
Stephen Dolley "A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse"
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