However, since I started my new fitness regimen, I've lost an additional 8.5 inches off my body, 1.5 of which came off my hips! I can tell you that sometimes the scale can be more of a hindrance than a motivator. Take measurements if you really want to know what kind of progress you are making. Pay attention to other things like how well your clothes are fitting, how you feel, and things you can do that you couldn't do before. Those things will tell you what kind of progress you are really making. The scale is a liar.
I am really pleased with my success in the gym. I know for a fact that I am burning fat and building lean muscle mass. Sometimes I get discouraged because I am not seeing the scale drop (and I really want to lose 3o more lbs so I can go get my next tattoo! haha), but I know that I am making solid progress. I am proud of the hard work that I am putting in and the results that I am seeing.
Progress to date: -68.6 lbs & -66.75 inches