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...

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

So how do you do lunges again?

4 weeks, 4 days till Nightwish!
-OP: yes
-activity: yes

I had been contemplating getting up early today so I could get a river walk in before work, but it would have required waking up about an hour and a half earlier than I normally wake up. I don't like messing with my sleep schedule if at all possible, mostly because I've longed for so many years to actually have one. I also hate feeling tired for the rest of the day if I didn't get enough sleep. I figured I'd do a wait and see, and if I felt like I'd gotten enough sleep then I would get up early, and if not I wouldn't worry about it, and would just do my WATP before I went to work instead. Turned out I slept as long as I possibly could before having to get ready for work; it seems to be the time of month when I need more sleep than usual, plus last night I was awake for hours before I went to sleep. This is something I used to do all the time, and now has gotten to be so rare that it felt really strange to still be awake so long after going to bed. I was listening to music and waiting to be ready to sleep but it took forever compared to how long it usually takes these days. I have a lot on my mind lately. But it's just as well I slept in, because my quads are sore today, most especially my right one, to the point that I was walking with a tiny bit of a limp today at times. I think what did it was me messing around doing lunges trying to figure out whether I need to change my form. I thought you're supposed to feel it mainly in your butt, but I only ever feel it in my legs, so after I did my normal set I did more trying to see if changing my form would make me feel it in my ass. I wasn't thinking about how this wasn't necessarily a smart thing to do, and I either did something in a way that was bad for me, or I simply just overworked those muscles with it, but today I am definitely thinking about how my leg hurts. I still needed to get activity in for today tho, but it was almost sunset when I got home, and I just went for a 20 min recovery walk, at a slower pace than I normally do. If I'm still really sore tomorrow I'll probably just do a river walk and save my bigger workout till Friday. When I was on my recovery walk all I could smell was delicious food smells coming from various places, and all I could think about was how much I wanted to eat the kinds of food that makes smells that are that good. I'll have to get used to the smells again now that the weather is warmer and the pubs are opening their doors again.

Earned 1 AP today: 20 min walking

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