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, April 15, 2008

Because she says she'll love ya love ya long time

3 weeks, 5 days till Nightwish!
-OP: yes
-activity: yes

And now for a proper post. I've been grooving to some Nelly while I got caught up on my book-keeping stuff and my journal. I keep a hard copy planner where I track my exercise and OPness and various other things, but I'd not filled it in since Wednesday. I hadn't realised so many days had elapsed, things have been busy for me since late last week. I've really been taking advantage of the warmer weather and going for river walks whenever I can manage it. I walked a little earler, and I enjoyed it immensely, I almost didn't want to stop. I'm still pretty tired today; I could have used more sleep to try and catch up, but for some reason I just woke up at my usual time and I decided not to force it too much. I might have done a full round today, but I decided to just walk and to leave it till tomorrow and make it Wed-Fri-Sun this week. I'm tired, but still I feel incredibly good physically and mentally at the moment. I feel strong and relaxed and good. I'm also feeling hungry because I let my routine get away from me today and I didn't have a proper mid-day meal. I had breakfast so late and then with wanting to walk it just didn't get fit in. I had some carrots after I showered, and I was thinking about an apple too, but I got distracted on the comp and now I'm just figuring I'll have supper and call it good. I need to be more careful about getting my three meals in. Everyone and their dog talks about how you should ideally be eating 5-6 small meals a day in order to lose; I don't choose to follow that mantra, but I do figure that 3 meals a day is probably the farthest I should stray from eating 6 meals every day. I might consider it if my days were always free, but I can't eat on my job except when I am on break, so it doesn't work for me to get used to eating every three hours. Otherwise I would try it for a while and see what it does for me. I've never been motivated on my own to do it, because I've been so used to having big meals, but who knows, it might be something that I would take to. Oh well, I'm not going to know any time soon. Okay my brain is starting to slow down, I think food is in order because I except it will hit me like a tonn of bricks at some point and I probably won't be up late. Better eat whilst I can still move and think!

Earned 6 APs today: 85 min brisk walking

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