Can these things go together? I know mark recommends lifting heavy things, but in the past I've never been able to lose weight while lifting weights. However this is the first time I've committed to a work out plan long enough to really test this out.

It's been two months and I have gained 4 lbs. I'm not really concerned though because I am a lot stronger and my clothes fit better. Still I have another 100 pounds to lose in total so at some point I want to see the scale going down. Let's assume I have to lift weights for my health, all I want to know is how have others done? Have you been able to lose weight and lift heavy weights? I lift three days a week on a 5x5 program, one lift a day. I also do presses and KB swings on a fourth day. I'm also curious how much weight people have lost while lifting heavy weights.