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...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

There once was a man named Michael Finnigan..

..and he grew whiskers on his chinnigan!

Sometimes post titles just insist on writing themselves. I had not planned to post till after I had my supper, which will be a late one on account of I had a late dinner and wasn't hungry yet when I got back from my walk, so I decided to do my free weights first (I've increased my reps tonight!). I should still be making my supper right now tho as it is getting late, but I noticed a friend is online and messaged, but he hasn't messaged me back yet, so I know he's away from his comp. Figured I might as well post while I'm here.

Today was a good day for me. I slept well (was having some steamy dreams to boot), and enjoyed my morning listening to music and ripped some of my cds so I can expand on my exercise music for walking. I saw SBG and we had a lovely time, I actually fulfilled my promise to him that I made way back last spring. I can't believe where the time has gone. We've not seen much of each other lately, what with him being ill, and I actually had forgotten about it, but we're all square now, and I actually had a good time, so there you go. I played DDR, and this time I took out the jumps for all songs, as I noticed the last time I played that the jumps severely aggravated that bad muscle in my back. I think there has been some little improvement, but it is still not good. It still bothers me that there is numbness there. I wish it would just sort itself out already!

TOM seems to have left abruptly this month, I don't know if he wasn't enjoying my company, or if maybe he is planning a more lengthly visit next time. Either way I will take it, less expense, less mess, less hassle and less discomfort! And most importantly, less moodiness!!! I was so happy today while I was walking, for absolutely no reason at all. I was so happy to have my Happy Music on, and to be exercising and feeling good. If it is possible to dance whilst walking at a brisk pace, I managed to do it today. I think I just felt extra good with the retreat of the hormones that has made me so down there for a few days, because before my period I was very happy with things and nothing happened that would bring me down otherwise. I wonder if life will always be this way for me, overall, from now on. It will be interesting to see whether this is the last big piece of the puzzle I've been fitting together for years now.

Earned 17 APs today: 60 min DDR, 85 min brisk walking, 65 min free weights

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