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...

Friday, November 23, 2007

Friday night

I'm actually pretty surprised I had enough energy left over to make a journal entry. I was doing the free weights a couple hours ago and I thought I was going to have to give up halfway through. It seemed so exhausting and difficult tonight. I guess it is because the last few weeks I've not been getting as much activity in as I had gotten used to. It seems that is something for me to work on. I had hoped to get in an hour of DDR, but that was apparently not destined to be tonight. My legs are achy, and I am so tired. It was a good day however, most especially for a Friday. It felt strange to be back at the store after being gone since Monday, and I loved working a shift with D again. We were enjoying the pre-opening chaos that is Friday, rocking out to music, and he stopped to tell me that he was very happy and that he really must have missed me, which I thought was just about the sweetest thing ever. I'm going to miss our morning shifts together most dreadfully, even the terrible Tuesdays and friggin Fridays. We kicked ass today and put up incredible numbers. I think I've definitely benefited from being able to spend this time with him this last month. My schedule is shifting more to afternoons/early evenings next week, and I hate how I'll be in the middle of the day. It makes it all but impossible to get anything done before or after. At least with all closing shifts, I don't have to leave till afternoon, and I have all morning to get activity in. With these shifts next week, I'll have to try to squeeze some in before, and some after. I guess I'll just have to make it work somehow, there is definitely nothing I can do about it. The humanity!

Earned 12 APs today: 90 min brisk walking, 60 min free weights

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