I've been a member here on and off over the past 4 years, and until this year, saw my scale bounce up and down... mostly up!! It wasnt until this past January, that I became really diligent about counting every calorie and measuring my food. Its also the first time that I've been able to lose weight consistently.
I quickly learned by calorie counting/measuring that, in the past I was eating about 500-750 more calories a day than I thought I was. My scale wasnt showing my efforts because it was taking me about a month to have a 3500 calorie deficit, and by then, I'd just give up because I couldnt figure out why it wasnt working....
Hang in there. Don't give up. Be really diligent about it for a few days, and see what calorie number you are eating. I know it is a HUGE pain at first, but if you stick with it, I promise you it gets easier.... currently I eat about 1500-1600 calories a day, and I lose about 1 pound per week...
Insulin dependent diabetic since early 2011
Start wt. 171. (dec 2011)
Current wt 143 lbs.
Goal wt. 140 lbs