From Health.com Tina Haupert goes into 6 reasons as to why her scale did not move despite countless hours at the Gym. I can see this happening to some if you are doing Beachbody workouts. Insanity, P90X, and other Beachbody programs are too intense to allow texting on a phone or to watch T.V. while working out. Their programs are also varied and changing so you will not get stuck in a routine that doesn't promote growth.
From The Atlantic Magazine Marc Ambinder goes into a lengthy discussion about Beating Obesity.
By 2015, four out of 10 Americans may be obese. Until last year, the author was one of them. The way he lost one-third of his weight isn’t for everyone. But unless America stops cheering The Biggest Loser and starts getting serious about preventing obesity, the country risks being overwhelmed by chronic disease and ballooning health costs. Will first lady Michelle Obama’s new plan to fight childhood obesity work, or is it just another false start in the country’s long and so far unsuccessful war against fat?He focuses on diets and exercise saying, "There is a way to beat obesity. But it is radical and expensive. No other diet or weight-loss approach is remotely as effective as bariatric surgery. Most people who seek it out have tried everything else. Many of them can pinpoint the moment they concluded that they had no other choice.".
$30,000 for surgery on something that can be cured by eating right and exercise. People are too comfortable today in our society and they believe they have the RIGHT to be. Your body was not designed to sit idle day-in and day-out. It took a millennia for our bodies to become the amazing machine that they are today. Get off your butt and get moving! Of course there are genetic defects that can prevent that level of activity, but for the majority of us we are lazy and are looking for the magic pill.
Take a look around this site. Find a program that works for you. Get moving, don't worry about your neighbors fitness level, and in the words of Tony Horton, "Do your best and forget the rest".