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, December 26, 2007

An obscenity of a day

If I had an ounce of energy I would get a thesaurus and use it to find new and interesting words to describe how incredibly SUCKY this day was. This was the most boring shift I have ever worked at the store, and it was stressful on top of it. The crowds of people were overwhelming, and I was in a state of high-anxiety for hours on end. Not to mention that each hour actually lasted for three and I was trapped in the store for a day and a half in some sort of temporal rift that distorted time and sucked you into a torturous hell dimension where you could only stand in one spot and look at people to make sure they weren't stealing. Seriously, if there was a hell, it should make days like today a specialty. I was home an hour and my head was still buzzing. Tho in spite of it all there were 4 things about today that I would say were good: 1. an email from B that started my day off with laughter. 2. seeing J who used to work in our dept and who hasn't seen me in a long time and was amazed at how I look. 3. getting a compliment from G in HT about the weight I've lost. and 4. getting the Ultimate DDR Dance mat on sale for a great price. It's regularly $54, but today it was $19. Considering how much time I spend doing DDR, I definitely thought it worth it to get this DDR mat with the foam padding. I'm hoping the cushion will help absorb the shock of the jumps especially, as I just reintroduced them yesterday, having stopped using jump moves back when my back was so painful all the time. It still gets sore, but I'm not having pain anywhere near like I did, so I wanted to see how it would go. If things keep going well for another week or two, I'm going to start doing that exercise with the free weights again that I stopped because it seemed to aggravate the back problem. I was tempted not to exercise but I tried out the new mat for a little bit, then I did my free weights, so I'm proud. Looking forward to bed.

Earned 5 APs today: 15 min low-intensity DDR, 60 min free weights

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