Hello Ginger. Please do not get discouraged with the 4 lb gain. if you are exercising 1 1/2 hours a day, you are doing an amazing job. Perhaps some calories are sneaking in? or maybe you are retaining water for some reason or another. Stress can really make a difference too. Are you sleeping well at night?
Personally I can not use coffee because it interfers with my sleep. if I drink after 3pm I cant get to sleep at all and will be up all night. And when I dont sleep, I eat - all day long, a bite here and a bite there to keep up my energy. And bingo, an extra 400 calories or more.
BTW, I did the math and your body mass index at 62 inches is just a smidge over 20, which is quite acceptable. up to 25 is considered OK. Staying on the program should help you stablize.
At any rate, keep the faith and we are here for you! Betty
Last Edited: 2:08am UTC, April 3rd 2011