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 experiencing...so 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...

Friday, November 16, 2007

Another week ending..

..and another Friday with me falling asleep at 8:30pm. Maybe I'll manage to stay up late tonight and not sleep till 9:30. I don't know if I could handle that much excitement tho. Today was much better than yesterday; for a Friday, work was fricking awesome. It was so busy and chaotic at times, but I just went with it, and was in a good mood all day. S had his music on by our dept and that makes the pre-opening hours extremely enjoyable. The customer I have a huge crush on also stopped by today, and we had a nice chat. I rarely get to see him so that was very exciting. I need to stop falling in love with the customers. D and I played hockey after our shift, and I actually got a bunch of goals on him! We took the long way home to enjoy the drive, then went shopping for groceries. Once upon a time I would have been self conscious to do that, but now I'm proud of my food choices and have no reason to be embarrassed or to avoid the whole thing. I was tempted by junk food, but the only thing I got were the baked Doritos, as Doritos have always been my fav chips. Chocolate was calling to me tho, and I've also been craving hamburgers and fries and such at times. It's so hard at work because everyone always gets McDonald's from next door, and it smells so good I always end up wanting some too. I don't understand how they can eat it day after day after day, I don't understand how they're not all huge. Myself, I think I'll always have to be careful, and as it is, I'm expecting a gain at WI tomorrow. Whenever I've weighed myself this week I've been way up. I'm not worried, as TOM was here, and it is to be expected sometimes. A STS would be wonderful however, maybe I'll get another one of those miracles!

1 comment:

Jania said...

Well written article.