Heidi, like the girls said, it's best to combine weighing yourself with other ways of gauging your success. The best one is your fat%, but an accurate reading is hard to get if you don't have access to great equipment. Calipers aren't always accurate, unfortunately. The calculators I've found online have never jived at all with the measurements taken by my doctors. If you can get an accurate reading, though, that will really help! In the meantime, pay attention to your measurements (something you can
do easily at home) and to the ways your clothes fit. For instance, I've only lost 2 pounds in the last three weeks, but my clothes are a lot looser. I've had to retire some of my clothes because they are falling off or look horrible because they are so baggy. I haven't been exercising as much as I should, but my body must be working on shifting things around because my clothes are fitting differently.
Try to take everything in consideration and keep it in perspective!!! Be gentle with yourself and be proud of all the working out you are doing!!! My trainer told me that one hour of strength training will rev up my metabolism so that for the rest of the day, while doing almost nothing, my body will burn as much fat as it would during an hour long aerobics class! So even though you may not be burning as much fat during your strength training, you are
burning it afterwards. You are also building muscle that will keep your metabolism revved. Great work!