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...

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Football Sunday

And here we are, the game everyone's been waiting for, Pats at the Colts, it's the end of the 3rd, and it is as competitive as I had hoped it would be. I don't know if it was possible for it to be anything else, when you get down to it; two awesome, undefeated teams. I live for this shit! Now, my babies are the Sunday night game tonight, and I've not spared them a second thought, god help me. I might watch some of the game, but I might not. They're doing so dreadfully, that I'm not excited at the thought of watching them. If I didn't have to get up early, it would be a no-brainer, but since I do, I'm not motivated to go without the sleep to watch it and be tired tomorrow. I would tape it to watch tomorrow, but I know J will bring the game up as soon as we start our shift in the morning, since my babies are playing his babies.

All right, I very stupidly downloaded the new version of internet explorer, and it sucks the big one. It is annoying the hell right out of me *kicks it all around the room*

I actually lay awake for a time last night, after having been asleep. Woke up to pee and ended up staying awake thinking about things I had no business thinking about in the middle of the night. I had another short bout of wakefullness before I woke up for the day. I have gotten used to sleeping without trouble, this reminds me that for years I've had terrible issues with sleeping. Things have been so good in that area for such a long time now, that it is really odd to be awake in the middle of the night when I had been sleeping. I hope it doesn't become a problem, but I doubt it will; I've been so tired at night lately, that it's all I can do to journal before bed, I'm so brain-dead. That's the reason I'm going to try from now on to journal and email M earlier in the evening and not waiting till bedtime, as I have been. I'm just not able to do it. I thought the fatigue was a phase, but it seems like it is going to be the norm as I approach bedtime. Bugger me, it's only 6:45pm and I'm already longing for my bed! I guess it is working the extra hours these past few weeks, added on to all the exercise I've been putting in. I don't mind it tho, just means I need to manage my time better.

This is the end of my first week on 35 daily points (my DPs equal my FPs...hee!). Thankfully the reduction in points is this gradual, even so, one does notice the loss of even 1 point! I had a great loss this week; I was motivated to lose as much as I could in order to make my second PC Challenge goal, and I worked hard. I walked a lot, and I avoided flex before the weekend. I also put effort into eating supper sooner before bedtime..that is definitely something I've had problems with.

The PC challenge I was a part of on the WW boards for the past 3 months has ended tonight. It has made such a difference in my weight loss journey; the whole reason I started my exercise regime when and how I did was because I was motivated to get as many points as I could for the challenge. I've been disciplined since the start, but the challenge has been what motivated me to exercise, and to meet the 8 guidelines, which I had never done before the challenge. I definitely believe I am healthier because of this challenge. I'm also very proud of what I've accomplished. I will miss the PC Challenge 3.0, and being a member of Team Atlantic Shrinking Shores (Team A.S.S.)!!!

Earned 12 APs today: 90 min brisk walking, 60 min free weights

Weekly summary:
Earned 59 APs
12.3 hours (735 min) total activity
30.5 miles (49.1 kms) walked
10 FPs remaining
3.4 lbs lost

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