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, October 30, 2007


...and very much a Tuesday. such a hectic day at work, one of two busiest days of the week. I was aggravated because we had to open without our department being ready, and I hate being unprepared for customers. There was an open house with the district manager, and I was feeling hostile and angry and not wanting to contribute, but in the end I did, because he seemed like a nice chap. I got some one on one time with he and his colleague afterward, to talk about some things I didn't want aired in front of coworkers, particularly my feedback about the store manager. They were very attentive and appreciative and informative, and it was definitely a positive experience. Too bad the day was so chaotic for me, I would have been more enthused about it. He came right out and said that when I came into the room I had seemed very ticked off. I hope I get to talk to him again, I did like him. Poor D had to wait forever so we could leave, especially since we had to sort out me getting the box set of Angel, which we released today and was on sale. D paid for it since my funds are nonexistent, and he had some store credit he wasn't using, so this way I got it while it was on sale, while neither of us are technically out any money, so he won't be in a hurry for me to pay him back. I will pay him back when I get my gift money from the family. Maybe I should save it till the holidays so it will be more of a present. I don't know if I am that disciplined. But, then again, I think I am showing myself I can be very disciplined. Well, maybe not today. Didn't get any exercise in, but it was almost 7 by the time I got home, and I had some things to do and still needed supper, so nothing today, will have to put more effort in the rest of the week to make up for it. Tis bed for me now, shortly, I really don't want to throw my schedule off if I can help it. I'm not working tomorrow, but I have to be up early for work on Thursday and Friday, and I have all morning shifts next week too it seems, so keeping the routine will only help me. I love having a routine! Hooray for routines!!

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