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...

Monday, January 14, 2008

I know how to do this

Hmm. Not sure if I'm going to be able to post properly after all. My brain seems to be doing its own thing at the moment. I got way too little sleep last night, worked a long day, and have been fed and watered...I'm actually surprised I'm still conscious.

It was an eventful week last week, some good, some bad. My father was ill and that distracted me, but mum called tonight to let me know he's doing much better, so that's a huge weight off my shoulders. I was scared every time the phone rang. F called me at work today, and when J told me there was a call for me I thought my heart was going to fall out and land on the floor. When I heard it was F I was worried mum had called her trying to get ahold of me, and when I got the phone I immediately started asking "What is it?? What's wrong?? Is something wrong??" Poor thing. I'll have to invite her over for supper again and make up for it. I had her over last Tuesday (the reason for no post that night) and I made a nice healthy supper and it was yummy. It was the first time I'd had ground beef since before WW, and it was so good. I was surprised at how points-friendy the meal was, I'm definitely going to get ground beef again sometime, it was very reasonable. Not to mention tastey!

We had a really great visit, been too long since we've just hung out. I tried on some of my "new" clothes for her and got advice about when/where/how to wear it. She loves talking about my new lifestyle, and it is so great to have such a supportive friend being honestly interested. M is the same way, only since she doesn't live here we don't get to just sit and talk about it in the same way, it's all online, and we're usually pressed for time.

Speaking of the deviless (yes that's a word, I just invented it), we're chatting now and it seems like she might be visiting this weekend. Definitely something to look forward to and get excited about. The last time we saw each other was 4 1/2 months and oh, about 42 lbs ago. She's excited to see me and I'm interested to see whether she honestly thinks I look all that different, because I really think there's not been a drastic change yet. Looks like I'll be having to get a lot of activity in before the weekend, but then, I'll need those APs on Saturday, maybe the weather will cooperate for a walk.

Okay I'm too pleasantly distracted now to say anymore. I'm just happy I made a proper post, I pledge to make another tomorrow!!

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