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...

Friday, March 14, 2008

Hitler rally

That's what one of my coworkers in the warehouse calls the morning staff meeting at the store. I know the ab workouts must be doing something because whenever he says it I lose it and the laughing hurts. This morning I didn't see him right away when I got in, and the meeting started while I went about getting the pre-opening work finished up. He was across the store, up on the lift bringing down boxes from the high shelves when the group up front started doing the usual morning yelling and cheering we have to do, and he called out to get my attention and when I looked over at him he did the Hitler salute and I nearly wet myself, that shit's too funny. Mostly because it's true.

TOM is having his way with me, the reprehensible toerag. I suppose there might have been times I felt less like exercising than I did this evening, but I swear I can't remember any. I forced myself to do WATP, and I came within a hair of stopping a dozen times in the first 10 minutes. I have NEVER quit exercise before I finished it. I made myself see it through, but it was the hardest thing ever. I ended up not doing any more, my morale was at an all time low. It just hasn't been a good week for me, I've had things on my mind and one thing in particular was getting me down. I thought I'd possibly offended a friend, and I think I would have been able to force myself to keep exercising, but it was nagging at me and when I finished the dvd I called the friend and we talked about it and got everything straightened out and afterward I just got supper and had a long hot shower to try and wash off the week. I've really not felt myself the past couple of days, I can't wait till my period starts and I can get my mojo back. I hate feeling so....mojoless.

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

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