DairyFarmersWife's Journal, 17 July 2013

Yesterday was day two of hubbies bootcamp aka hay season. My arms feel like noodles today. I have hay slivers all over my hands. And... I feel great. lol The hay loft is getting fuller, I'm getting in a good workout, and my slighly deranged mind feels like I've accomplished something watching all the wagons get empty. Today hubby is going to go bale another farmers hay because he's a sucker and doesn't realize he has enough of his own stuff to do. At least this means I will be able to catch up on some of the housework tonight. Hopefully... I better not be unloading someone elses hay. They're nice people but they aren't that nice.

Today I'm trying to reset my thinking a lil bit. I've been upset with myself for not staying on track and letting myself gain some of the weight back. Beating myself up isn't going to help matters. All it's going to do is create a cycle where I get upset and I eat and I continue to gain. Or I feel deprived because I'm trying to cut things back too far and I cave and I binge. Either way.. it's got to stop. I heard someone say "Treat yourself like you would treat your kids" and it's true. I wouldn't feed my kids crap, I wouldn't neglect them, I wouldn't call my kids losers because they struggle with something. So why don't I treat myself as well as I treat my kids? If I don't do it then who will? So starting today I'm treating myself better, I'm only cutting myself down to 1500 calories. Weightloss will be slow but I won't feel deprived. I burn 1800-2000 calories a day. I will lose just more slowly. I will buy myself a new pair of gloves so I don't get any more freakin hay slivers.

Diet Calendar Entry for 17 July 2013:
1018 kcal Fat: 31.96g | Prot: 51.42g | Carb: 136.15g.   Breakfast: Baileys Coffee Creamer - Chocolate, Strawberries, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Sugar, Frito-Lay Munchies Cheddar Cheese Sandwich Crackers. Lunch: Red Delicious Apples, Wegmans Smoked Honey Turkey Breast, Organic Girl Baby Spring Mix, Ken's Steak House Lite Creamy Parmesan with Cracked Peppercorn Dressing. Snacks/Other: Act II Light Butter Popcorn. more...


Slow and steady wins the race. :) Good to hear you are back on track. You can do this! 
17 Jul 13 by member: The Blue Box
Sounds like a plan....step by step :-)... wish you were going to triva though! 
17 Jul 13 by member: thynes
Hey girl..it has taken me quite a while to lose and it stays off better..even though I would rather lose fast..which I have done before and gained and lost the same 30 to 40 over and over..this time it is mostly staying off....Some of your weight gain could also be muscle and water gain...So be easy on your self..thats hard work lifting those bales of hay...and start being good to you....:O) 
17 Jul 13 by member: BHA
Stacking hay bales sounds like a good workout! I like your new thinking. We are too hard on ourselves and say things to ourselves we wouldn't say to a friend and definitely not to our kids. Great plan! 
17 Jul 13 by member: skirch97
Good to hear you're going to take it easy! That's what I've been doing - losing about 2 lbs a month which over a year is over 20 lbs. I think it's easier that way! Haying in this hot weather stucks, and wearing gloves sucks too. But you gotta look after your hands! Stay cool! 
17 Jul 13 by member: aggie95
1500 cals a day is a fair amount. You don't feel like your depriving yourself and as you say you burn at least that much. Don't beat yourself up, carry on. I know slow is hard but its more healthy and youll be happier. When we helped my grandma during hay season she would let us drink a cold beer after if we worked very hard. Keep in mind I was 12 or so yrs old so this was a big big treat. Made me feel grown up. It was hard work but I have good memories of the whole family getting together. Not to mention my uncle used to have some hot friends lol.  
17 Jul 13 by member: petuniak


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