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...

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The day before Boxing Day

I'm halfway through my Christmas drink and I'm already rather mellow. I'm interested to see whether getting thin will manage to turn me into a lightweight. I certainly hope so, since I don't necessarily have the option of more, not without using FPs, which is not something I do. I prefer to use my FPs for food, excepting a special occasion I suppose.

Today was very quiet, which was exactly what I wanted. I got a good amount of activity in, and earned my drink. I also have APs left for some sort of treat with supper. Perhaps some pudding for dessert, and/or maybe extra cheese. Decisions, decisions! After my WI last weekend my DPs got dimished yet again by 1 point, putting me down to 33 DPs now. I'm definitely noticing the difference, but it's just more incentive to get APs! I got a couple loads of laundry done, the place has been like a tomb today. When I took out the garbage to the dumpster, I saw the parking lot was about 90% empty, I don't think I've ever seen it like that. I'm also really excited because I actually got a river walk in today! There was no snow/ice down, it wasn't terribly cold, there was little wind, and there was no my books a perfect day for a walk! It was strange tho; the streets were deserted, and it was like a ghost town. I liked the solitude tho very much. It felt soo good to just be able to walk and walk and be alone with my thoughts. I hadn't realised how much I've missed not being able to do it. It felt so good to just be moving, to work those thigh muscles, to feel strong and swift. I hope the ice and snow stay away and that I can walk more over the winter. I talked to some of the fam briefly tonight, aunts and uncles and cousins were showing up for supper, and I started to get lonesome and had to get off the phone. It can be hard remembering what it would be like, lots of great company and lots of great food. At least being alone here means I don't have to have the temptation of all that fattening food to deal with. When I got lonesome I just exercised some more, and thought about how exciting it will be when I see them all next summer.

Earned 12 APs today: 20 min low-intensity DDR, 60 min mod-intensity DDR, 90 min brisk walking, 20 min stairs (8x)

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