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What's Going On?

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A few weeks ago I posted that I was sure that I had gained weight...but when I got on the scale I was pleasantly surprised that I had lost a few pounds! This morning I was absolutely sure that I would see a drop on the scale. My jeans were feeling slightly looser, I was noticing a definite difference in my lower tummy (the baby pooch, I call it), I had been adhering to Atkins really well, and...nothing. Well actually not just nothing, I was up a pound! 203.1. Grrrrr.

On the Atkins message boards I see lots of people posting that they try not to look at the scale, but focus on their shape and how their clothes fit. But I just don't get it. If my clothes are feeling looser and the baby pooch is definitely flatter, then why wouldn't a difference show on the scale? Is it simply water retention? But if so, where is the water parking itself on me? Or pooling itself on me, I should say.

So I took an update photo, just to convince myself that I'm not going crazy. I can surely see …

Gearing Up

This go-around, as opposed to prior attempts to "get my sh*t" together in regards to weight loss and self improvement, I'm going to make a plan. A plan for my diet, my exercise, my well-being.

I've decided that the core of my plan will be a mindset shift. I will not think of my diet as deprivation, but rather the opportunity to replenish my body with nutrients that will allow it to operate with high energy, an opportunity to grow physically and spiritually stronger, and an opportunity to give my family the healthiest Mom/Wife that I can possibly be.

But then it comes down to the nuts and bolts. This paradigm shift is all well and fine, but I actually need to do the work! For the first part of my plan, I've decided I need to choose a diet that will become a lifestyle, while keeping in the back of my mind the knowledge that the "hard part" of the diet (meaning the part where I am actively losing weight, not the maintenance part) is just a phase and doesn&…

It's Time to Hit the Reset Button!

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Yes, it's time. Time to really get back into focus. For over 13 years now I've been living for other people (pregnancy, children, husband, parents), and really neglecting myself. I just had my 46th birthday a couple of weeks ago, and it dawned on me that, if I'm lucky and make into my 90s, my life is half over. Gotta get it together.

I'm at my highest weight now, 212 as of this morning. At 5'10", that puts me barely over the "overweight" category in the BMI chart and into "obese". Oy. I've fluctuated around this weight for about 4 years now. Prior to that, my weight and fitness level were all over the charts after the birth of my twins in 2006. And prior to 2006, I was in the best shape of my life after giving birth to my first son in 2001, with my weight around 145-150! So I really have been all over the place.

With this blog I hope to finally hit that reset button, and bring myself back into a place of taking care of and nurturing my ph…