What's Going On?

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 …

I Give Myself a C+

I didn't fail the Texas diet test, but I didn't pass with flying colors, either. My vegetable consumption was pretty low, save for a big salad for lunch one day and collard greens with every BBQ meal. About the BBQ...my lord! Melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

I'm sure if I actually lived in Austin my diet would be more or less the same as it is here in Northern California. Austin is the birthplace of Whole Foods, after all. But eating at restaurants every day and wanting to sample all of Austin's cultural and culinary delights don't make for a diet-friendly trip! But I did the best I could.

Here's a photo of one of the BBQ pits at the Salt Lick in Driftwood, just out side of Austin. (drooling...)


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