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...

Monday, October 29, 2007

Oh, the humanity!

Okay, someone keeps calling me, but they won't talk to the machine so I don't know who it is. I screen my calls, and anyone who knows me should be aware of that. I'm not in the mood to turn on the ringer and grab it next time, if they want to be silly, then let them stew in their own juices. I did *69 once because I was curious, and got an 800 number. Don't know if that was the same person who has been calling all the other times. I'm not too bothered, really. I'm tired and not in the mood for people tonight. It's been a long day, and my legs are tired, and my back is aching. My back is not really improving, and if I even just trail my fingers over that one place, it still hurts, even without pressing on it. I thought it was a strained muscle, but I would think a strain would be better by now. SBG mentioned it is maybe a pinched nerve or some such. I don't know what it is, I just wish it would get better. It is really a huge bother, being in pain all the time from it. I had a good day at work, save for a customer who called the manager to complain about me. I was really upset until I found out which customer, and then I didn't let it upset me, really. She was rather a bitch if she got that upset when I apologized and told her I couldn't hang on the phone while she put me on hold to take another call. What did she expect, she calls and asks me questions then expects me to stand there and wait while she has another conversation, and ignore the two customers who were standing there waiting for me to help them? Whatever, chicky. I told the manager what had happened, and that I had been polite when I told her I couldn't wait on hold and that I also apologised for it. He didn't come down on me, simply said that these things happen, and that next time take the name and number and say I will call back. I told him I would have if I had got the chance, but as soon as I said I couldn't she said, that's okay, I'll just call another store! and the conversation was over. Oh, the joys of customer service; you truly meet all manner of humanity, and unfortunately you have to be nice to all of them, whether or not they deserve it! Reminds me of something that happened a few days ago, I had gone to the dollar store to pick up some plastic containers for storing things in the fridge. I also wanted a bigger plastic container for taking salads to work. The one that suited was 3 dollars instead of 1, but I decided I would get it anyway, because I would make very good use of it. After I'd paid, I was thinking the total was lower than it should have been, and I was halfway home before I realised she had charged me only 1 dollar instead of 3. And so the other day when I was in the area, I went in and told the cashier that I had been undercharged on my last visit, and handed over the difference. He never even said thank you! He just looked at me for a few long moments, then put the money in the till, then watched me leave. The store is owned by a family, and this was someone different than I'm used to seeing there, but I sure had thought whoever it was would have thanked me. I never let that upset me either. I just started laughing when I left the store. People, let me tell you!

Earned 7 Aps today: 90 min brisk walking

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