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, April 29, 2008

I am not one bit contrary

1 week, 5 days till Nightwish!
-OP: yes
-activity: yes

There's a co-op student at work who also likes Nightwish, and he is a pleasure to work with. We rubbed each other the wrong way to begin with, but since then we have come to understand each other and we have tonns of fun working together. I use words he's unfamiliar with and he always asks me what they mean, then tries to use it in a sentence. Work hasn't been particularly pleasant lately on the organisational front, and having the opportunity to laugh is most of what keeps me sane there.

It was a long, long, long, hungry day. I guess it was the getting up so early, but the day seemed to stretch and strain forever. There was lots to do and it's not like the time dragged, it just felt like there were about 6 hours added to the work day. I was hungry today too, nearing mealtimes. I'm not sure what's up with the hunger lately, but I'm guessing it is related to my activity level. Incidently I did not get a full round of exercise in today, the day didn't work out as I'd planned and it was late when I got home and I was so hungry. I did get a short walk in, but my exercise plan for the week has now gone utterly awry. In order to get three workouts in this week and next I would have to go Tues-Thurs-Sat this week so that I can go Mon-Wed-Fri next week when M comes to visit. I guess I'll only be getting in 2 workouts this week. Sucky.

Earned 3 APs today: 40 min brisk walking

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