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...

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

All's quiet

All right, I was just thinking that it was a pretty normal Wednesday, and I realised I forgot to do laundry. How wonderful.

I guess there was something else that made this Wednesday a special one...namely it is that time of the month again (no, not THAT time)...Progress Pics time!!! This was the first time it seemed apparent while scrolling through the pics I've taken over the months that today's were the current I've actually had trouble without looking at the dates on them. It's been really hard to see any difference, except for the back on pics, it has been possible to see a difference there. But finally I'm able to see a little difference on the side and face front pics too! Very, very satisfying!

But, speaking of that OTHER time of the month, TOM will probably be around to visit soon. I've been feeling pre-cramps off and on the past few days, and this evening out of no where whilst making supper, I had a little tear-fest, feeling all lonely and homesick. Gotta love the hormones. The time is going so quickly, it seems like I'm just getting over TOM and he's back again making a nusiance of himself. I went to bed early last night, and slept a lot, so maybe that's on TOM as well. Work in the morning, and Friday will be busier than all unholy hell, so I will be extremely glad to see the weekend. I wanted salsa and chips this afternoon, but I resisted, and I'm glad I did; didn't have enough DPs or APs to cover it. Would have dipped into the FP, but decided it was a want instead of a need, and didn't. I have my lunch made for tomorrow.....oh hell damn and CRAP I just realised I forgot to buy carrots today too! What the hell is wrong with me forgetfulness all on TOM too??? *stabs him in the eye*

Earned 17 APs today: 60 min DDR, 85 min brisk walking, 60 min free weights

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