I have an interesting background related to my fitness.
In February 2021, I weighed 108kg( 19 year old male with height 183cm). I was always an ambitious, motivated and hard-working person but I had never really paid attention to my health until then. I ate a lot of junk and barely exercised. Suddenly, one day it struck me that I wasn't maintaining the beautiful creation with which I had been endowed with-my body. From that day on, I became extremely determined to lost weight.
I started a very strict diet and exercised regularly (mainly jogging but no weights). To my surprise, I lost weight quickly in the beginning and this motivated me further. The cycle continued and in about five months, I had lost about 29kg. My lowest weight was 79kg in August 2021. At this point, the weight loss started to plateau. A tragic event in my life in October in addition to other pressures made me lose my motivation and gradually, I went back to my old habits.
I remained in this state until September 2022 until I finally got out of it. I decided to start dieting again. I weighed 104kg at this time. But this time, I started going to the gym alongside restarting my old diet. I do weight training mainly and sometimes do cardio. I went 3 days a week for the first fifteen days and have been going 5 days a weeks since then. I take my weight weekly and surprisingly, my weight has not budged and is still at 104kg. This is quite shocking to me considering my old experience.
I wanted to know what could be possible reasons for this. Is the loss in fat being cancelled by gain in muscle mass or could there be other reasons?