It's Delle!

Someone on the WW boards mentioned they read my blog (news to me, I didn't think anybody stopped by here aside from my best friend!), so I thought I should put a little blurb about me. I made this journal so I can keep track of the things I'm doing and how I'm thinking and feeling as I journey along the road to getting thinner. It's not intended to be written to an audience, it is honestly something I am writing to myself, and I find it so helpful to be able to look back even 4 months ago and see what kinds of things I was many of our experiences in life slip through the cracks, and I want to remember as many of them as I can in relation to my weight loss; the good, the bad, and even the oh so ugly ones!

So many people say they've struggled with their weight for years, but this is not tue for me. I've been overweight from my earliest memories, and morbidly obese all of my adult life, but I was not the type to yo-yo diet, so in that sense I was not struggling. I don't know what my highest weight was because I didn't have a scale to weigh myself when I started getting set to lose weight. In the year before I started WW I started trying to eat less junk food and to get a little activity into my routine. When I started WW I was 288 lbs and wearing a size 22, and I know the year before I was wearing a size 26 (which was tight on me), so I'm guessing I was easily in the low 300 lb-range at my highest weight.

For the first year of my weight loss journey I was incredibly focussed and motivated. I was keeping my weight loss a secret from my family back home in Newfoundland, and my goal was to surprise them on my trip home in July. Needless to say it was quite a shock to a lot of people when I showed up over 100 lbs lighter without any warning!

Right now I am getting back on track after my trip back home. I wasn't following WW for a while due to comp issues, not to mention life issues, and I've gained back some of the weight I had lost. I got away from journalling, but I'm back at it again and am using it to help me get my focus back. I also like using it to keep track of my activity, although I've not had an organised execise regime for a few months now due to an injury. I'm getting back into my activity, however, and I will be updating all my numbers soon.

As I said, I don't write in this blog with an audience in mind, but if anyone had any questions or comments on anything here, please don't hesitate to post!

BTW, the name of my blog came from a comment my supervisor at work made one day when I was in the middle of a full-blown rant about something I had to do that was infuriating me. He interrupted me and said something to the tune of, "Don't worry about it you don't have to do it. And my goodness look at you! Where are you going, everytime I see you, you're smaller! It's crazy, you're the incredible shrinking woman!!" The moment was funny and unexpected and seemed to sum up my life right now, so I came home and re-titled my blog.

Now all I need is a cape...

Saturday, October 27, 2007

A bit of a surprise

I had a bit of a lie in this morning, didn't wake up till 6:30am. I find it rather marvelous that I actually went to bed at 8:30 and woke up so early on the weekend. My life is so different than it had been in a few very fundamental ways. I was also very happy to see when the scale told me I was showing as less than last week, and that I could claim a loss of 1.6 lbs this week after all. I think my digestion has been off, I know I felt very swollen and bloated yesterday. I am just happy the scale is still going down. Another important milestone for me, this puts me at 40.2 lbs lost in 3 months and 3 weeks, and I am quite pleased. Tonight I had a moment of imagining what it will be like to see my family, not having told them what I am up to. It is truly my biggest motivator, and something I like to think on often. It helps to create excitement, when it is hard to notice changes in the mirror because everything is so gradual. I was so happy to see the scale that I felt like dancing, and did an hour of DDR right afterward to release my excited energy. It was raining most of the day, so I didn't get a river walk in, but all is well, tomorrow is supposed to be sunny. I rented the the Harry Potter movies I don't have on DVD this afternoon, and had planned to have a Harry Potter marathon, but by the time I worked in my exercise, a healthy supper, and factored in getting to bed at a decent hour, there just wasn't enough time. I love that I have made such things a priority, and that other things like watching movies, chatting, or socializing (also turned down an invitation from a friend) are not allowed to take away from the things that I have deemed important to me and my new lifestyle. Things are going well.

Earned 7 APs today: 20 min brisk walking, 60 min DDR

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