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, January 3, 2008

Adventures with cheese

I had a good day. I'm enjoying this whole thing of getting stuff sorted out at night and having more time in the morning for a relaxed breakfast. I think I shall have to keep it up. Work was non-stressful (my favorite kind) and afterward I ran some errends with F at the mall. She offered me a ride home, but had to do a few returns first so I accompanied her. I picked up shampoo and conditioner, and bus tickets, so it was worthwhile for me. I also spent time at the makeup counter as she was returning something there, and the salesperson helped me pick out a lipstick that would be great for everyday use. I've been wanting to get some, but don't have the first clue about makeup, on account of I care nothing about the stuff and never have. Nonetheless, I think I would like to have colour in my lips, as I don't think I really have any. I was all excited until she told me it cost $16, then I had to tell her no thankyou I just can't afford that right now. I was let down, but I can't in any way justify the cost. When I get a full time job I'll celebrate by going back and buying it. I was hungry when I got home but didn't supper yet because I wanted to exercise, so I tried a cup of cottage cheese. It definitely tasted nothing like I had expected it to, and it was a little hard to eat the whole cup, but it wasn't horrible, just...strange. And it did take care of the hunger. I guess it's all the protein! I guess cottage cheese is usually used as an ingredient instead of all on its own, but I have no idea what I could do with it, maybe eat it with an apple? Too bad I don't have some sort of kitchen gadget to make it all whipped, I could dip things in it easily. Maybe inspiration will hit me.

Earned 6 APs today: 30 min walk aerobics (2-mile), 20 min stairs (8x)

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