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, March 20, 2008

Speak now

I figured I'd better post now because I doubt I'll get around to it later. Cancelled plans with one person led right into plans with someone else, and I think by the time my friend leaves and I get supper I'll probably be too brain dead to think. I was up too late last night and up too early this morning, but it was a good day. I'm sore today, but best of all is that my ASS is sore!!! It's been bothering me that the exercises I've been doing to target my backside haven't seemed to be having any kind of effect, but yesterday I tried doing it a little differently, wondering if it was my form, and lo and behold today my arse hurts! I kept squeeing at work this morning every time I bent over or squated or backed up because it would make my glutes ache and I loved knowing that I finally did something to specifically target them. Plus D was back from Vay Cay and working a shift with him was like a vacation for me. I just got back from a river walk, my first in ages, and I am sooo glad I went. It was the most perfect walk, cold enough to be comfortable walking in a bunch of layers, the river was full of ice and there were no people to bug me. I listened to the new Nightwish album that I'd not heard yet, and it was a perfect combination. I didn't push myself to move fast because I'm sore, I just enjoyed the movement and the wind on my face and it was so refeshing. I'm tired now but I feel so pleasant. I know I'm going to sleep like a dead thing tonight after all this exercise and fresh air on little sleep. Thank god I don't have to work tomorrow!

Earned 6 APs today: 90 min brisk walking

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