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...

Friday, December 28, 2007

"I feel like an unmade bed"

I was reading the posts on the WW boards just now, and one of the women made that comment. It really struck me as a particularly apt saying. I shall have to ponder it.

I'd intended exercise tonight, but I was hungry and didn't want to put off supper, so I ate instead. Lately I've gotten back in the habit of eating supper then immediately going to bed, which I know is a wretched habit to be in, but with work I'm not having a whole lot of choice. The problem is that I want to get my activity in, but I know once I eat I get too lazy to do anything worthwhile. With these hours I'm working I just don't have the time to do it before I leave, and the days have been long and tiring enough that by the time I get home I'm not exactly bursting with energy. Still, I've been trying to exercise before supper, but that in turn means I've been eating late. Tonight I just didn't want to wait. I was hungry when I got home. Now I'm very pleasantly satisfied but unfortunately very pleasantly weary. I really hoped to get free weights in tonight, and I have not ruled it out completely, but I'm getting sleepier with every minute that passes, and I think I might just call it a night. If I make an effort tomorrow and the day after, I will still have gotten a good amount of activity in for the week, and I guess I really should be taking into account as well that I did have 5 shifts this week, which, adding in commute times, does not leave me that much free time compared to what I'd normally have. I was just really extra motivated this week on account of wanting to lose 2.2 lbs, so that I could say I lost 60 lbs for New Years. I think that is a really exciting goal, and the thought helped me get through all the food temptations at work this week. Fingers crossed for WI tomorrow!!!

1 comment:

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