I might increase the intensity of my gym sessions a little (holiday in 9 weeks), but I'm going for permanent lifestyle change, not a quick weight loss that I know I wouldn't be able to maintain.
If you are working out, all kinds of good things are happening to your body right now that don't necessarily translate into lost weight on the scale, but do translate into change of body composition to higher lean mass and less fat.
Now is not the time to quit - just keep persisting and doing what you are doing.
don't give up. I know how you feel I'm in the same boat (146 5'5). I was down to 145 and then the supid scale went up a pound! :( To say I felt bad would be an understatement. But then I thought about it and you know you just have to keep on going and not give up because of set backs. Things will always happen that will keep you from reaching your goal on time, but you will reach it.
Once I heard Oprah say (lol) that her nutritionist and trainer told her not to weigh herself except for once every month or two, because ESPECIALLY for women weight can fluctuate a lot because of hormones so it is hard to see the effect of dieting. PMS can cause a 5lb gain! And always weigh at the same time of day every time. I usually weigh a couple days after my period is done in the morning , just that one time a month. It also helps that I don't have a scale in my apartment and have to go to my parents house to weigh ;)
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