I would like to get some input and expert advice regarding my plan. Thanks in advance.
Here's my situation:
At the beginning of June, I weighed 228. The scale steadily but slowly dropped to 222 on June 27. Since then, over the past 2 weeks, it has bounced back and forth between 222 and 224 (and even 225). Ultimately, I've lost only 4 pounds in 6 weeks, and I seem a bit stuck.
However, I am steadily losing inches. From the beginning of June until today, I have lost 6 inches from my waist, 4 inches from my hips, 3 inches from my chest (just below the boobs), and 3 inches from my boobs (measured across the biggest part).
Food I'm doing about 1,400 calories per day, but usually have one 1,200 calorie day and one 1,600 calorie day each week.
Exercise I'm doing C25K, about 20 minutes of walk/jog intervals at a pace of about 14 for 3 days a week. I tried doing cross training on my non-C25K days (a Jillian Michaels DVD) but I always ached so badly I could barely move for 2 days afterward and it was really hindering my progress on C25K.
I assume I'm replacing fat with muscle? Should I be concerned about the slow weight loss and not really having lost anything for 2 weeks? Are my inches lost numbers good, bad, or normal? Is my calorie intake ok? Is my exercise ok?
Any and all thoughts appreciated!