All right, please reassure me that I'm not sabotaging my fat loss. I've been really
starting to enjoy my exercise, so I'm doing it fairly consistently (about 6 days/week). In addition to the elliptical, I've been adding kettlebell exercises (I usually do elliptical 3 days on and one day off, and do my kettlebell workout 3 days per week).
As many notice when they increase exercise, the scale numbers have started to slow their downward trend, and even tick up lately. I'm fine with this (for now), because from what I've read, my muscles are retaining some water due to their increased use.
However, I still need to be convinced/reassured that nothing that I'm doing is inhibiting fat
loss. I'm still sticking to my 1800 cals/day target religiously, drinking > 100 ounces of water per day, and staying away from refined carbs for the vast majority of my calories. I'm perfectly fine with the scale moving slowly or even not moving as long as I know I'm burning fat as fast (if not faster than) I was before with less exercise.
I mean, with regards to fat loss, the bottom line is always calories in vs. calories burned, right???