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, February 21, 2008

Trying to find exactly what I missed

I only ate twice today, but I had a late breakfast and an early supper and I'm not hungry tonight. I went out in the afternoon, back to the thrift store to see if I could find pants for work. I wasn't able to find anything that fit properly; if it fit in the waist the backside and legs were too baggy. I also looked at jeans but it was the same situation. It is astonishing the selection that is available for the smaller sizes, I think even just being able to wear a 16 is going to make finding clothes a lot easier. I also find it astonishing that I can have lost almost 80 lbs and have only gone from a size 22 to an 18. The pants I was wearing for work when I started were a 22, and the ones I am wearing to work now are a 20. They are loose to the point of being risky to wear, but they are not so baggy as to look as awful as the 18s I was trying on today. It's strange how different makes can fit so differently. I wish my stomach was more in proportion to the rest of me, I've always hated how I carry all my weight around my middle. I might make a trip to the mall tomorrow and hit the plus size stores, and see if I can find something that will be comfortable and affordable to wear for work. There was something nice about today however. I wore the silver splash pants and the black Nike shirt I bought so many years ago to shrink into, and never did. I never threw them away, tho, because I was determined, and I pulled them out today to try on, because my black splash pants I've been wearing when I run errends and such have gotten baggy and are starting to look bad. When I tried on the silver they fit very comfortably, I probably could have been wearing them for a while. The shirt must be a L, and it is slimmer than I'm used to wearing, but it looks good on me, it is also very comfortable. I feel wonderful wearing this outfit; wearing it, I know I am the smallest I have been in years and years and years.

Earned 1 AP today: 20 min brisk walking

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