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...

Monday, May 26, 2008

Taxing Monday

5 weeks, 2 days till Home!
-OP: yes
-activity: yes

OMG what an exhausting and aggravating day!!!!

I was up at 6am to get ready for work. My first time going to the new store, incidently without ever having been there and only the vaguest idea where to find it. With the change of location I am required to take a different bus route. Before I got a bus downtown then transfered. Now I have to get just one bus, but it takes the longest way possible to get there, leaves the city and meanders around, and eventually gets me to where I need to go, over an hour later. It's a pleasant bus ride for all that, the scenery is MUCH nicer, as a lot of it is through country/suburbs, lots of nature (and critters!) to look at. I saw deer, turtles, pretty birds, two cats in a window, a bunny, something that looked like a coyote and I don't know what else. Fortunately the bus driver knew where to let me off. Unfortunately, by the time I got there I felt like it had taken me since the day before just to get there. I am not going to enjoy this longer commute at all.

Work was very long and very stressful. They had music playing to get people motivated, problem was it was so loud it was almost painful. Did nothing for my concentration or my mood. Way too many cooks without any idea what was supposed to be going on in the kitchen. F came along a couple of hours later, and by the time I saw her I was in sugh a state of agitation/nerves that I actually shrieked a few times instead of talking, to express how I was feeling (the music was so loud that people 15 feet away from me didn't even notice the insane screeching). But I got through it without killing myself or someone else (a near thing). Then there was an incident when I was attempting to get a bus home that was so infuriating and upsetting that I was trembling most of the bus ride home in temper. I'd made plans for a friend to come over and I was thinking I was no fit company, but my friend had had a bad day too so it was all good, neither of us expected the other to be in an energetic mood. I didn't get any "real" exercise in, I'm just using the 15 min walk I had to do from the end of the bus run to get home. This week is going to suck for exercise if I'm this exhausted and stressed at the end of every day :(

Earned 1 AP today: 15 min brisk walking

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