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, November 6, 2007

Oh, my exciting life!

Nothing out of the ordinary to talk about tonight. Woke up around 5am, got ready for work, worked, came home, went out to buy apples, came home, made supper, now chillaxin'. Was later getting home from work than I had anticipated, and the sky was full of these uber dark clouds, and I was afraid it would storm, so I didn't go for a river walk. I will wait until tomorrow to do free weights, because that's been what I've been doing the last few weeks, and because my back is still really painful. I'm wondering if the only way to fix it is to cut out the exercise for a while. I'm really getting tired of it hurting all the time. Work was really good, especially for a Tuesday. We got everything ready for opening, and I managed to have fun overall. Also got some commissions, which are BADLY needed and VERY welcome. Mum is home from her trip and we had a short chat. We'll catch up on the weekend when we both not so wiped. It seems earlier than it should be...probably because 60-80 min of my time this evening wasn't taken up with exercise. I wish it was stormy and I could hear wind and sleet. It would be so lovely to lay in bed and listen to a proper storm. Especially when I don't have to go out in it!

Earned 2 APs today: 20 min brisk walking

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