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...

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I dare you to move

I keep looking at that little roundy bone that is part of the wrist, and I always wish it would hurry up and become more prominant. That is one of the things that has always been a sort of talisman for me, something I have always wanted. The women in my family seem to have prominant roundy wrist bones, and I've always felt different because you could never see mine. Wanting my knuckles to show up nicely is another talisman of mine and another one I look for constantly. My brother always teased me when I was young about how you couldn't see my knuckles, so I really want to be able to see them at last. I like having these talismans, they are something to look forward to, and something that I feel immensely proud of when they are accomplished. One I have accomplished already that I was demonstrating to myself this evening for the simple joy of being able to do it now is being able to cross my legs. Another big one is being able to crouch. Kneeling is another talisman for me, but I've not put it to the test, I should do that sometime soon.

I've had a quiet day, but a good one. I tidied my kitchen (something I've resolved to do and am being more dedicated about lately which makes me happy!) and I spent time knitting. I want to get this blanket done for Saturday because that should be the last time I see E before she goes on maternity. I'm going to do as much as I can on it before I go to bed tonight. I shouldn't have any issues finishing it tomorrow, I am nearly done, but on the off chance I get offered an extra shift at work, I don't want to be left having to do it with little time on Saturday. I really hope she likes it, I need to make a trip to the dollar store tomorrow to get a a gift bag or something to put it in. Note to self, I also need to pick up romaine.

My body continues to sag and be all pathetic. When I was exercising today I got to listen to the sound of my thighs slapping together, and even as I was mentally cursing, I started laughing in spite of myself because I suddenly imagined it sounded like applause, and I pretended my thighs were clapping and cheering me on. It felt good to laugh at it all. Then I was on the elliptical and was watching Harry Potter and had a few moments where I almost fell over from laughing at funny parts. Exercise and laughter might not necessarily be the safest thing, but I honestly don't care. Laughing and sweat baby, booyah!

Earned 14 APs today: 30 min walk aerobics (2-mile), 60 min free weights, 50 min elliptical

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