I'm like you in this respect but have come to the conclusion it doesn't quite work like that. I lost 60lbs between last March and Christmas in a nice steady fashion. I promised myself a blowout over the ten days we were away with family over Xmas and New Year. I put on about three pounds. In a month I lost five pounds and thought everything was wonderful. Then I hit a plateau. Stayed there a month even though I was eating the right stuff, but, I am also doing strength training and have to believe that I am putting on muscle that is counteracting the fat loss as far as the scales are concerned.
Originally Posted by magnolia1973
On the bright side, I can get into 36" waist trousers I bought last July when I was still at 40" and I am beginning to see muscle definition on my upper arms, shoulders and legs. I have come to the conclusion that at 5' 11" and 178 - 183lbs, I am close to as light as I am going to be. I can feel I still have fat around my belly but I think I am using this source of food to power my strength training.
I was concerned about weight loss but now I am concentrating on how I want to look. I am fortunate in that I never lied to myself when I was fat and now I can accept my shape changing rather than the scales moving.
Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.