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...

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Mirrors, mirrors everywhere

6 weeks, 4 days till Home!
-OP: no
-activity: yes

I'm really disappointed with this day for the single fact that I forgot to get my second serving of dairy in when I got home at the end of the night. All I needed was a cup of milk to be on track for the day, but I was distracted when I got home and ended up forgetting. It was a good day tho, the staff meeting was fine, the best one I've been to so far actually, our first one with our new store manager. There were doughnuts and coffee as usual, and as usual people were trying to get me to partake and were surprised that I don't do it. I did my shopping afterward, and ended up lugging around quite a bit of weight in my backpack on account of getting the weights at Canadian Tire. Add the weight of the groceries in my bags and it was a lot harder to move around than I've gotten used to. It occurred to me that it always used to be that hard to move, only I didn't notice it before, so when I got home I was curious and I stepped onto the scale still carrying everything, and it read up around 250. It was a little shocking actually; I felt sooo heavy and weighed down, and yet I used to be so much heavier. I know I started WW at 288, but I lost weight in the year before, and I know I was in the 300 easily, because I lost 2 sized before going on WW. I sincerely wish there were weight-suits for us to wear that would instantly put us back to our old weight, so we could walk around and feel the difference, because I think that would truly bring it home for me in a way that nothing else could just how far I've come. I've said it before and I'll say it do really skinny people not just float away into the sky??

Earned 13 APs today: 30 min walk aerobics (2-mile), 20 min core, 15 min lower body, 35 min shoulders, 20 min biceps/triceps, 15 min chest, 80 min brisk walking

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