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...

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Just another day

I'm making an effort and would say that I've done well with it. I had a big breakfast meal yesterday after posting, then went to work. By rights I should have taken 15 at some point during my shift and had some carrots and my apple, but I was working the first part of the shift with D and wanted his company much more than I wanted a break. There was a little stash of animal crackers in the dept and D and I ended up having them. I didn't have many, but I took what was left and felt better for it. F came and fetched me and took me shopping on the way home, so I was able to stock up on some badly needed perishables. We'd planned I would make supper, but halfway through the shopping I just completely pooped out and had trouble just stringing two thoughts. So instead of coming home to cook we stopped to Subway and came home to have that instead. We were famished and I enjoyed it very much. We hung out for a few hours, tho neither of us were very energetic after a long day. I had a good breakfast this morning, and just had a good supper. By suppertime I actually wanted to eat, and I hope it is a sign that maybe my appetite is coming back some. Either that or my body was just too insistent by that point to brook any nonsense from me. My chest cold is feeling a lot better than it had last week, I still cough, but not as much and it doesn't hurt like it did. The headache is gone too so I'm hopeful that tomorrow I might feel better again. I have to work but with this Family Day thing happening, I don't have to be in as early as I normally do. I'll be working with V, which will be a nice change, we haven't worked together in a long time now. I only wish I had some new work pants to wear, the ones I have now have become exremely uncomfortable overnight it seems. The last week seems to have wrought a lot of changes in a short amount of time. Hopefully they will stay up well enough for me to get through the day, and hopefully I can get something more suitable before my next shift.

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