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...

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Calm before the storm

Every minute that passes by seems to be draining away the last of my energy. Today was a bit of an odd day, for no reason in particular. It was really slow at work, and I think that always throws me. There's also something really odd about these overcast days; I've really gotten used to the store full off sunlight constantly. Even with it being slow, I ended up being at work an extra half hour (without pay
:((!!!!) because D thought we were done at 4:00, and I was stuck in the department without knowing where he was and not able to just walk away cause there was no one there to relieve me and we had a new baby to train. I am putting my foot down from now on and not working past my shift. If they won't compensate me then they are getting no extra work from me, it just isn't fair. What I hate is that by the time I got dropped off, there wasn't enough time left to get a walk in, so no APs for me today. I find DDR too hard to do after working a shift, it's too hard on my joints and back. and I can't seem to get my feet to move fast enough if I play at moderate intensity after working all day. I guess I need to get in better shape before I can do that. Tomorrow morning is going to be insanely busy and stressful at work, plus I will be starting at 6am, so I also want to be as rested as I can be. I've been dreading tomorrow for days now. I wish it were over with...I can't wait till tomorrow afternoon when I'm done. Hopefully the weather will cooperate, and I'll be able to get a walk in afterward to get the tension out!

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