Don't be afraid of lifting weights girls!! It will help you lose inches, build muslce, show definition, and firm up like no diet or cardio exercise can. The focus needs to be shifted from the number on the scale, to the way you look and feel and what size clothes you wear. I only dropped 2-4 lbs over the past 6 weeks, but went down another clothing size. Works for me!! Oh by the way, I have been certified as a personal trainer for the past 8 years.