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, April 21, 2008

He was the wizard of a thousand kings

2 weeks, 6 days till Nightwish!!!
-OP: yes
-activity: yes

Wow, it's getting warm in my flat already...I'm sitting here almost in a sweat not doing anything. I do so hope I am better able to handle the heat this time around, especially since I won't have A/C again this year. It was an uneventful day, I was supposed to finish work at 2:30pm but my coworker asked if I would stay till 4 for him and I need money so I said yes. I didn't mind, the day was a short one still, and the time went really fast. Only the bus took too long to get downtown and I missed my transfer and it was 5:30 before I got home. I just changed and went right for a river walk. It's so strange, almost as soon as I start walking now I get this terrible ache right between my shoulder blades. I have no idea what I'm doing to cause it, but it is really distracting and annoying and painful. I've tried doing different things when I walk to see if anything will relieve it, but I can't pinpoint what I'm doing exactly. I have noticed my posture is changing, but I would think an improved posture would make me hurt so much between my shoulderblades. I'm wondering if I tense up somehow, trying to walk straight-backed. I'm at a complete loss, all I can do is hope it is temporary. I actually just wanted to eat when I got home, but I made myself go for my walk first. I thought it really strange to be hungry like that, because I seldom feel my stomach growl in the daytime, but tonight when I was doing my book-keeping for the last few days (yes, I've been letting it go again, shame on me!) I saw that I actually ate a LOT less points yesterday than I had thought (I'd had something other than my usual supper but didn't track it at the time because I had almost all my FPs plus my APs for yesterday). Turns out I didn't even eat all my DPs, so I guess it is no wonder I felt hungry today. I ate all my DPs today, plus my APs, and I feel really good, supper definitely left me feeling satisfied. Now I think I will catch up on things online since I've not surfed anything yet today, and then maybe watch a movie and get some Zzs. Got a call this evening asking me to work tomorrow, so if I want to squeeze in a full round, I'll have to be on the ball and wake up early.

Earned 5 APs today: 80 min brisk walking

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