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...

Monday, December 24, 2007

It was Christmas Eve the drunk tank..

I love that song so much, definitely my favorite Christmas song of all time.

Not much to report here. I had to work, but it was not stressful in the least. Everything was incredibly chaotic at the store, what with getting ready for Boxing Day madness. I didn't get caught up with it at all, and instead just sailed along in everyone else's wake and enjoyed the ride. There were people set aside to do the set up for our department, so I just concentrated on customers, of which there weren't that many, considering. It was steady, but they didn't seem to need much help, so I mostly wandered and enjoyed myself. Everything was being moved and shifted and changed in some way, and I'm glad I've been there as long as I have, elsewise I would have found the whole day extremely stressful. That job has definitely taught me to be able to handle change much better than I had been, it's maybe the best benefit I have gotten from the job, and I'm so happy about that. I picked up a bottle from the LCBO, and planned to have a drink ot two tonight and just relax, but I was more tired when I got home than I had expected to be, and tho I did my WATP dvd, I didn't feel energetic enough to do stairs, so I passed on having a drink on account of not having the APs to swap for it, and not wanting to dip into my FPs for it. I plan to get more activity in tomorrow, since I don't have to work, and I can have my Christmas drink tomorrow if I'm in the mood. I'm going to bed early, how exciting!

Earned 2 APs today: 30 min walk aerobics (2-mile)

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