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...

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Damn and blast

I turned down a shift at work today to stay here for maintenance to fix my heat and of course they never showed up. He'd asked me on Saturday whether they could come in Monday and I said that I would be at work but I would be here Tuesday, so I didn't want to leave. I'm frustrated that I lost the opportunity for an extra shift when I need the money so badly!

I either have a new chest cold, or the one I had just went to ground and has now resurfaced. I'm getting tired of the coughing and congestion, but at least I don't feel bad, per se. I spent a quiet day knitting and listening to Harry Potter mostly, tho once 5pm came I walked to the grocery for lettuce and eggs, and got bus tickets. I also spent time on the eliptical when I got back, so I'm pleased about something, at least. I slept a bit over 10 hours last night and I guess it was much needed. I'm going to head to bed early tonight, too, and listen to music till I am ready to sleep. I was hungry for a lot of today, it was like my meals weren't satisfying the hunger enough to make it really go away, and right away I was preoccupied on when I would be able to eat again. Supper left me feeling nicely full however, so that's all I really care about. The weather has gone mild again and I was hoping maybe I could get a river walk in sometime this week, but F told me tonight that it is supposed to be a fousty day tomorrow, so we'll have to wait and see if there's any ice and such down. Strange to think that before we know it Spring will be showing her face. All I know is that by the time summer grabs hold, I should be slimmer and happy not to be wearing bulky winter jackets!

Earned 9 APs today: 20 min brisk walking, 50 min elliptical

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