I'm near my goal weight already, but started counting calories and upping my game to drop the 5 lbs I gained 2 years ago when I quit smoking and the 3 lbs I gained 3 years ago when I quit exercising (long story about that).
Three weeks ago, I started running again after a year of trying off and on after a knee injury, and I've been running 3 times a week and walking 3 times a week for a total of about 15-20 miles a week. I've been tracking my calories M-F, but not on the weekends when I just eat "normally" and throw in a beer or two. So this past week, I added strength training to my regime.
And the scale has moved half a pound. In 3 weeks. My jeans seem to fit better, and I think I look better in the mirror, but I never thought I looked too bad to start, so... is it possible that my running and walking has built a little muscle and that's why I haven't lost any weight? Or is not tracking on Saturday and Sunday holding me back? I lost 10 lbs in 10 weeks 10 years ago by following this same method, so I thought I'd just jump back in and lose 5 or 6 in a few weeks and be done with it.
Thanks for any advice...