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...

Thursday, April 24, 2008

When it's killing me when will I really see

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

I'm sleepy tonight, much more sleepy than I should be in light of how much I slept last night. I woke up at a decent time I'm sure, but I didn't want to face the day so I went back to sleep without looking at the time, and slept as long as I possibly could instead. It's been a long time since I've done that, and it was late when I finally got up. Of course, for years and years getting up at 10:30am was astonishingly early for me, to the point that people would exclaim about it once they learned it happened. I felt guilty this morning, but I suppose I should cut myself some slack now that I'm looking at it on the flip side of the day. My usual wake up time nowadays is about 9:15am, give or take a few, so I wasn't THAT much later....not to mention that 10:30 is still nothing to be ashamed of in the grand scheme of things. In fact, I should be proud that I actually feel guilty about "sleeping in" till 10:30...for years there my usual wake up time was after 1:00pm. There was a really bad time there a few years ago that it was more like 3pm. Those were the bad old days when I wasn't able to get to sleep like normal people, and I would be up till 6am all the time. It's pretty hard to believe that I am actually able to sleep like normal people now. I can't wait to finish this and go to bed. And the beauty is I know I'll be asleep at most 10 min max after I lay down. That actually is astonishing, for me. And it is the norm now. I don't know if it is the new lifestyle making me so sleepy tonight, or if it's just where my hormones are at for this particular part of the month, but either way I'll take it.

Earned 5 APs today: 80 min brisk walking

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