DairyFarmersWife's Journal, 30 April 2013

Son of a biscuit! I finally stepped on the scale and it's telling me I weigh 155 lbs. Why does it hate me? What did I ever do to it? This is part of the process though. I hit an all time low.. I go up. I hit an all time low.. I go up. Plus I think there might be some water weight in there. Maybe. Who knows. Ever since I had lil man nothing is on a schedule. I haven't been overly emotional and cried on a cow or yelled at hubby yet this week though.. so it's questionable. I'm actually happy to tell the scale adios at this point! So that's a bonus. Maybe now I will be able to hit an all time low and go lower. If I don't know I'm at an alltime low it can't mess with my head.

Starting today I am beginning my own person challenge. I would create a new challenge but then I have to update my progress and stuff. And I'm lazy. Ok maybe not lazy.. but I procrastinate and stuff. Plus I'm pretty sure normal people want to weigh themselves regularly. Anyways...

1. I will not weigh myself after today until June 1st. I will not try weighing body parts on the kitchen scale to get an estimate. I will not ask hubby if he thinks I'm lighter when he's throwing me over his shoulder in the barn. I will not park the truck on the scale at the co-op then hop out and weigh the truck with me in it..then out of it. No scale of any kind. Unless I'm weighing my chicken.

2. I will consume between 1200-1500 calories a day. I burn between 1800 to 2500 so at this rate I should be able to get in the mid 140's. In order to ensure I do this I will have to log everything I eat. Even when I've consumed 36 mini chocolate candy bars.. I will log. If I steal the little man childs gerber yogurt melts.. I will log. If I lick the outside of hubbies ben and jerry's.. I will log. This may stop me from grazing on the weekend. At a certain point logging will seem like too much work.

Now for the hard parts.. My morning ritual is to weigh myself every morning. Sometimes several times.. I need to figure out how to find the will power to not do this. I could hide the scale but it turns out hubby weighs himself too. This morning I weighed myself.. put it away.. and within 2 minutes I was asked where it was. Maybe I can take the battery out of it and pretend it's broken.

Logging everything I consume.. I wonder how much a half eaten vanilla wafer is. Hubby started the small male child with a new trick. He not only wants to be fed.. he wants to feed us. So far hubby is the only one willing to go along with this. I've seen what my son does with his hands. There is no freakin way I want his hands or the food he's dropped 10 times in my mouth. He did get me last night though. I tried shaking my head and saying no thank you.. Quick as a ninja I had a hand of mashed potatoes in my mouth. He's a persistant bugger too! No is a funny word in his vocabulary. Seriously.. He was yelling no, laughing.. then putting his head on the couch and smacking it over and over again last night. NO! hahahahaha No! hahahahaha Pffftt! Hahahaha NO!

Now if someone else wants to make a challenge that has these rules... I would join it! lol Just sayin.

Diet Calendar Entry for 30 April 2013:
1577 kcal Fat: 63.21g | Prot: 95.10g | Carb: 164.00g.   Breakfast: Strawberry Greek Yogurt, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds) , Fat Free French Vanilla Coffee Creamer, Wegmans Baby-cut California Carrots. Lunch: Lean Cuisine Culinary Collection Chicken, Spinach & Mushroom Panini. Dinner: Beef Top Sirloin (Trimmed to 1/8" Fat), Rising Crust Pizza - Three Meat. Snacks/Other: Milk Chocolate Nuggets with Almonds. more...
on diet Atkins  


DFW - I am currently writing up some similar challenge rules and going to create a new challenge. Never done it before, but thought if I create it won't I feel more accountable, shouldn't I be the example:)  
30 Apr 13 by member: skirch97
It does have that whole "people are watching me" feel. When I did mine I was more accountable. I think my problem was I tried to do it for a whole month and I got sidetracked. It's either a lack of attention span or lack of sleep.... You will probably do better than me! 
30 Apr 13 by member: DairyFarmersWife
Same issue here... Haven't seen the 120's since before vacation... bouncing between 131 and 133. I haven't been working out regularly or logging every day which I'm sure is part of it but I'm kinda shocked, I haven't changed my eating that much. Sleep is non-exsistent so maybe that's part of it. Seems like the more I worry the worse it gets. Luckily my clothes aren't too much tighter but I see tummy flux's big time and I know I've lost muscle mass :-(. I had planned on another cool sculpting but with whay I let you in on that's out till next summer :-( and I can't buy the weights for home either. Thinking about going to Play It Again Sports and if I can find some cheap enough Jon will let me.  
30 Apr 13 by member: thynes
You looked great yesterday though! I was playing around with the idea of signing up for a bootcamp class at work. It's 2 or 3 days a week of circuit training over my lunch. At least then I know I would workout because I'm paying for it. I just have to find the extra money to do it and not feel guilty for spending the extra money on myself. I want weights! I wonder if they have a weight bench. Then I could lift.. when I find time. 
30 Apr 13 by member: DairyFarmersWife
That's what I thought, "everyone" will be watching how I do. But poop, I keep getting an error message when I try to go to the 2nd step. I don't think it wants me to start tomorrow! 
30 Apr 13 by member: skirch97
Good luck with all of that! Sounds like a lot to do in a month but I am confident you can do it! Rah Rah Rah. Does that help? Too funny little man stuffing food in your mouth :)  
30 Apr 13 by member: sarahsmum
I hope the scale has good news in June for you! Maybe you can have your hubby put the scale away somewhere that you won't see it and don't know where he put it and he can still use it, but you don't want to. Then on June 1st he can put it back. I'm good about logging during the week, but I never log on the weekend and I know that has been bad, because I know I'm not eating well but if I don't see the numbers, it doesn't count. Good luck!! 
30 Apr 13 by member: mars2kids
When I stopped weighing daily I moved the scale to the laundry room. Anything just to get it out of the usual spot so that I, trained little doggy that I am, wouldn't keep going to that 'spot'. If hubby is weighing himself daily put it in his 'place', mancave, barn, whatever he has as a space you don't like to go to on a regular basis. Thank you again for the challenge - it's the only one I finished since joining FS although I didn't do well meeting the goals I liked 'finishing something'; another step forward. 
30 Apr 13 by member: FullaBella
GIIIIRRRRRLLL! I am in the same boat. Down one, up one, down one, up one. AAARRRGGGHHH! Keep on going... I'm working on a very similar plan... GOOD LUCK!! 
30 Apr 13 by member: ZippyDani
Smiling again - as always after your journals. I have to admit I didn't look at your progress one time in your challenge so it MIGHT just be your imagination. We all have our ups and downs so don't be too hard on you because your progress seems really impressive to me. Thanks for your inspiration. 
30 Apr 13 by member: Neptunebch
You make me laugh...always brightens my day. I log everything I eat and believe me you'll take notice real quick how much your eating and what your eating. It may just do the trick. LOL! Good luck! 
30 Apr 13 by member: nalaqueen
Good Luck with your own mini-challenge! I'm in the same boat too. I get down and then "graze" all weekend long and come Monday morning the scale is laughing at me. And then it takes all week long to get the scale to go back down again! And what's up with these kids...trying to feed us! My little guy keeps asking if I want some of his ice cream...I'm thinking sure I do but I can't!! But I do lick the ice cream scoop (which I probably should log!!). Thanks for this journal...we're all in this together!! 
30 Apr 13 by member: aggie95
Good luck..I quit using the scales once and then I gained like 10 pounds..had to go back to weighing ... not that if helped..as I just kept gaining..cause I was not caring for me..Now I care for me..LOL...:O) 
30 Apr 13 by member: BHA
Remember, what goes up must come down.  
30 Apr 13 by member: BuffyBear
Is asking your dh if you weigh less the same as asking if those pants make your butt look big lol? Nice read for today. Youll do fine. It is garden season after all :) 
30 Apr 13 by member: petuniak


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