So last year I was told by my family i needed to lose weight. I didn't think anything of it until i stepped on the scale and weighed in at around 220 lbs. After that i started to work out and change my diet. I dropped all processed sugars like cake and soda and started eating lots of lean meats and vegetables with water. Id go to the gym about 4 times a week. But after 6 months id lost maybe 20 or so pounds i was disappointed to say the least as i expected more. but i kept at it. After another 6 months i checked the scale and it said i gained 20 lbs again needless to say i was pissed. I didn't look any thinner when i looked in the mirror. all i feel that happened was i got stronger.