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, March 19, 2008

Me and my M we go mmm, mmm, mmm!

Oh my god do I ever feel incredible right now. I'm deliciously fed and watered, had lots of great sleep last night, and got loads of awesome activity in today. I worked all day Monday and Tuesday, so I didn't have the chance to exercise. For some strange reason tho I felt so achy yesterday, especially in my hips, you'd have thought I worked out in a serious way the day before, instead of not having had a good workout for days. Last week was bad for exercise, but I was right when I blamed TOM, and I'm glad now that I just let myself ride the mood and didn't fret about it, because I definitely have my exercise mojo back in full swing. I did all my activity today what I normally split over two because with my work schedule this week that will work out better for me. I wasn't sure how that would go, but I enjoyed myself and physically I feel soo excellent tonight. I have this quiet ache in my muscles and it feels so good. Depending on the weather tomorrow, I would like to try getting a walk in tomorrow afternoon after work, but aside from that there will be no activity tomorrow, and I plan to do a repeat of today's workout on Friday, and again on Sunday. It's a lot to do in one day, but I'm hoping it will go well. The thing is, you can't really tell until you see how you recover in between. Friday might be difficult, depending on how my body feels after today. I have noticed the last two times I worked my core that it was easier than it had been when I started. After the last time I spent quite a bit of time fretting that that must mean I hadn't done the workout properly, but after today I'm thinking it just means I'm getting stronger. It just seems like I've not done it often enough to be seeing results this quickly, but I guess our bodies can surprise us. I'm really looking forward to being able to do the pushups more properly, I really struggle with this. It will be so exciting when I can do them well and quickly, I wonder how long it will take me. It's so pleasant to be sitting here in the quiet and pondering such things in my nice clean and tidy flat. I've been doing so well at keeping up on the housework, it does wonders for my disposition to have a tidy space and an ordered kitchen. TOM left in the night and I'm so relieved to be myself again!

Earned 11 APs today: 30 min walk aerobics (2-mile), 20 min core, 15 min lower body, 50 min shoulders, 15 min chest, 40 min biceps/triceps

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