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, May 29, 2008

What comes is better than what came before

4 weeks, 6 days till Home!!!!!
-OP: yes
-activity: yes

Oh it was definitely a Guinness day today, I only wish I could have a second and get pleasantly buzzed, but as tired as I am it would be a waste, really. Work was stressful again, but not necessarily bad. There are people in the store from other locations in the district to help us with the move, and some of them are extremely unpleasant to be around. One person in particular makes me want to rip her face off, and after one run in today(I've mostly been avoiding having to interact with her the way people avoid rabid squirrels) I was in such a foul mood that the store manager noticed me in the midst of all his busyness and pulled me aside for a chat, he more or less said I looked like a thundercloud. He was supportive, which is good, because if he had handled it differently it would have been like dropping a bottle of nitro. With respect and consideration he listened to my beef, and told me that I needed to calm down and get into a positive mindframe because we had just opened our new store and we had customers to think of. If he had done it any differently I would have been even more furious, but he did very well, I didn't feel I was being called out, and I was able to calm down. If he keeps up, I think he could do very well as a GM. I eventually went on break and ate; I planned to go immediately on his "recommendation" (read orders) but that person was in the lunch room so the floor was the best place for me to calm down. They had ordered stuff for sandwiches, plus fruits and veggies again, which I like best. I'd brought lasanga, and I ate their freggies with it. Heck, I even drank their water. I eat so little fruit that grapes, strawberries and melon taste soo sweet to me now. I had a conversation in the lunch room with coworkers about vegeables, and it was so nice to sit there and talk freely about things I eat. I was always so ashamed before, but now I am proud that I eat well, I'm not afraid that anyone will put me down. Tons of people at work the last week or so have been commenting on my weight loss, it's been surprising and really nice. I've been getting lots of comments like "keep getting smaller and smaller", "carrots for lunch? no wonder you're wasting away!", "you've lost so much!", "everytime I see you, you're skinnier", and "hey, it's the thin girl!". F is definitely right, having people see you outside of your work uniform makes a big difference! Okay, time for me to eat and get to bed, been a loooong day (week) and I put in 50 min on the elliptical tonight. Bed is going to be heaven!

Earned 7 APs today: 50 min elliptical

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