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, May 25, 2008

Cooking Sunday

5 weeks, 3 days till Home!
-OP: yes
-activity: yes

It was a great day, even tho I never got to do near as much stuff as I wanted. I didn't sleep as much as I wanted, because I wanted to get up early so I could get my activity in so I could have enough time later in the day to relax and get caught up on book-keeping. I also wanted to do cooking for the upcoming week. The cooking got done, but the book-keeping did not. I'd also wanted to do a river walk, but I lost that time when D called early in the afternoon, and we ended up talking for a few hours. His mum just died and we'd not talked since it had happened. We had a lovely chat, he'd been on vacation in Britain and I'd not talked to him in a couple weeks, felt like forever. He's doing really well, as I knew he would be. I also knew he'd need his space right now which is why I wasn't calling him. His mum has been really ill for a long time, and we'd talked at length about it last year and what it would be like when she finally passed on. So my plan for the day went out the window, but I don't regret it in the slightest. The most important stuff got done; I made speghetti squash lasagna, and a huge crock pot full of meat-less chili for the upcoming week. I even backed another yummy M-cake (M-inspired cake I mean, not a cake with M in it!, and supper for tonight on top of it. Had planned to have some of the lasagna tonight (the chili needs to simmer over night), but I decided to have pizza instead; I'll need as much food as possible for this week, I'm not going to have time to spit. LOVED the time I spent in the kitchen tonight tho, I felt so capable and proud of myself! :D

Earned 9 APs today: 30 min walk aerobics (2-mile), 20 min core, 15 min lower body, 35 min shoulders, 20 min biceps/triceps, 15 min chest, 20 min brisk walking

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