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 experiencing...so 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...

Saturday, April 5, 2008

You ain't seen Bad Boys 2?

Another long day with me tired and cold at the end of it. I gave myself some extra sleep, but still managed to get myself up and out of bed and out the door for a walk by the river before coming back home to rush about the kitchen to make breakfast and dinner to take with me and go off to work. I would have had lots of time but D asked me if I would like to come in early today and of course I said I would. It's been a long week and for all the running around I did to work and back I wish I had more hours to show for it, but I'm not complaining. I got to work with F and D today and I always love seeing them. F said she doesn't see why I want to keep losing weight and that she thinks I look pretty proportional right now. Then she said that she also thought I looked proportional before, to which I said "oh yeah, proportional...for a potatoe". She said she can't picture me any thinner, and I told her she's mental because I still have a lot to lose. I've been thinking recently that I will probably change my goal and go lower than 178 when I get closer to it. Looking at my body now I'm starting to think that I won't be satisfied yet with my frame by that time. It was just a number I pulled out of the air more or less, and I was always open to the idea that I might want to stop before it. I was also flexible about wanting to go beyond it. I've not made any decisions yet, but I'm starting to get my mind used to the idea that I might not be as close to goal as I had thought. It will be a lot easier to determine what I want to do when I get closer to it. I've not done this before, and I don't know the effect each pound lost will have on my body and my figure from here on out. I'm not trying to predict anything, I'm definitely taking a wait (weight?) and see attitude. I just want to get to a place where I'm happy and satisfied with myself, whatever the number might be.

Earned 6 APs today: 85 min brisk walking

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