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...

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A peck of peppers

I did enjoy today for no particular reason. I had to wake up a little sooner than I would have liked perhaps, but the day went well regardless. I had a big breakfast, and went off to work. The buses actually got me there on time, will wonders never cease. Work was busy but good, and I managed to have fun in spite of people everywhere. D gave me a ride home and was nice enough to stop to the grocery for me to get a few things, as I was desperate for peppers of a good quality. The store up the street is appalling in their selection and quality, and I'm getting quite fed up. Their vegetables are not worth buying, but I have to when I have no way of getting to a better store. Today I filled two bags brimful with peppers, and I got some romaine and apples too. The bill was much higher than I had anticipated, I guess the price of veggies is climbing. Money is so tight, I might have to start looking more closely at what are the cheaper veggies, and start eating more of those and cutting back on my beloved peppers if the cost is too high. Being poor sucks. It would be depressing if I let it get to me. On a high note, the laundry detergent I realised did not get brought home from our last shopping trip was noted by the grocery, and they found it on their Left Behind list, and so I got it back today, which is a wonderful help. Every dollar counts. I did stairs this evening, and my legs are very pleasantly aching. I hope to get more activity in tomorrow. TOM went and showed up yesterday, and I'm having cramps. But my cold is loads better, and I'm not sniffling or coughing barely at all. Yup, good day.

Earned 4 APs today: 20 min stairs (x8)

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