I'm having the same issue. I'm about 5'6, and weight 185. According to the BMI I am considered obsese. But honestly, I don't understand how. I have pretty big bones, and to get an idea, I have about an inch of pace between my rib cage and my hips. I have had Physical Trainers comment on how large my bones are. I have been an athlete all my life. I was mainly in soccer and cheerleading, so I have very strong legs. My core is also very strong, along with my back, I have realized. I am in more shape than my friend who is 5'4 and weighs 135, and she just recently lost about 30 lbs over the past year. I should probably weigh between 145-155 and I don't see that happening. Everyone I know says they don't believe me when I tell them how much I weigh. To the eye, it probably looks like I need to lose 10-15 lbs. I used to want to enlist in the Air Force and I had to lose about 35 lbs. I have athlete's asthma and then found out it was impossible to enlist. I am recently training for a 5k, and run around 4-5 miles per day, a long with strength training, rotating my arms and legs every other day, and I do my abs everyday. I take weekends off, but I do a little light pilate work and stretching on either Saturday or Sunday, whenever I can sneak it in. I haven't lost a single pound. I have been doing this for 4 months. The same thing happened to me last year, but last year I would lose 5 pounds one week, gain 7 the next, and then found out I wasn't eating ENOUGH so my metabolism was out of wack. I started forcing myself to eat more... they told me I would gain weigh until my metabolism was back on track...so I gained 10 more lbs. Now, the scale won't budge, but I do fit in a size 11 jean, where as I was fitting in a 13 before. I have massive hips and probably the smallest jean I would ever be able to fit in... ever, would be a 9. That's my goal. I'm trying not to focus on numbers instead of my health, so that's why I signed up for a 5k to keep my mind off the scale. Still, I find it difficult to not be discouraged. ): It's tough, and rough, but I don't want to give up. It's just annoying I've been doing this 1.5 years and the scale goes up and down up and down. I eat super healthy. I was raised that way. When I was little I considered fruit a treat. I never ate anything, even cookies when I was offered, if I was hungry. I still am the same way. I noticed I'm more likely to under eat than over eat. I also eat healthily. I don't eat any pork, steak, etc... red meat. I am slightly lactose intolerant so I either drink almond or coconut milk. I don't eat real butter, and generally the stuff I eat is low in fat or sodium. To me, it honestly tastes better. If I need a crunchy snack, I head for the 94% fat free popcorn. Or a yougurt, or a handful of almonds. Do you see why I am discouraged? And I don't look super fit, like I said, to the EYE it looks like I could lose about 10-15, but when you "feel" my body, like my abs, legs, arms, etc, they are rock hard.