Hey, everyone! I'm new- just joined. I'm in need of some motivation/support. I'm open to most anything. Over one month ago, I started my weight loss mission. I'm not extremely large. . . but just like many people, I could be thinner, and healthier. I started walking everyday around December, then in the first few days of February I started with Exercise TV on demand. I've done a workout every night, 20-30 mins(with very few exceptions) and I walk to the track on Fridays, Saturdays, and/or Sundays to run a mile. (A mile is a big step for me, personally. I hate running, but I work at it.) As for my diet, I just generally try to stay away from fatty/unhealthy foods. I do like to snack, but I try to keep it on stuff like apples and grapefruits. My diet, I admit, has room for improvement, but it's not terrible. It's almost impossible to have a perfect diet in my house, with all the crap my family buys, and I'm proud of the fact that I limit myself. I feel like I'm doing everything I should be doing- exercising and watching what I eat- and I've been doing this for, like I said, over a month. I never expected to see immense differences in that time, but I did expect to see little ones. But the problem is, I don't. I've been avoiding the scale, but I approached it a few days ago and there was no decrease in the number I saw. . . It went UP two pounds! It was depressing, because I've been working hard, and making time for exercise between all of the other stuff I have to do. It makes me start to think; "Why go through this if I maintain the same weight doing nothing and when I work out?" Whats the point if I don't see a difference in myself? I'm sure more people than me have run into this problem- it's hard to lose weight. I'm looking for anything from advise to support to motivation or other people's stories!