Monday, September 28, 2015

Around the farm

Not much going on around here on the farm. It has been so dry that our pasture looked like it has been plowed up because the grass is so dry. We have been feeding the cows and they are spoiled rotten. Even Jimmy has let the Farmer pet him on the head.

We found the chicken a home. Her name is Ellie Mae. I finally took a  picture of her. She had started roosting on the bobcat

It has been raining since Thursday and today is Monday. I will not complain about the rain because we so much needed it. I am lacking in my steps though. I got myself a Garmin tracking watch. My app that I was using to track my miles along with listening to KLove radio app almost used all of my data for the month of August so I decided to get me the watch. 

I am still not on track with my eating yet. I tried to do better today but I have still eaten over my calories. I would love to get totally back on track We will see. 

Well I guess that is all I have got. I wish I had more to talk about. 
I will close for now thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Promises and Prayers

I was so happy that I got down below 200 pounds that I have gained it back making me all mad with myself. Weight loss is a struggle that some people have to struggle with every second of every day!!! I can not let myself get out of control any longer. I have been out of control every since my sons birthday on September 7th. I have been eating way to much. Starting in the morning for 30 days I am going to make some real changes. I am setting some new goals and I am going to stick to them the whole time with no excuses. I am beginning to think I am the queen of excuses and I have got to change my way of thinking. This is so hard and so sad that I feel like I can not even commit to something for 30 whole days but I am really going to try hard!!!

Here are my goals: 
1. I will not eat over my 1200 calories for any reason.
2. I will drink 120 oz. of water a day.
3. I will walk everyday but one I will rest.
4. I will track and write down every piece of food I put in my mouth.
5. I will blog this everyday for the 30 days.

Ok that is my goals I hope that this will be a success.

This was written Sunday night to begin on Monday morning. I have not eaten 1200 calories since I tried to make this commitment. I have picked up on my walking again but my eating is out of control. I feel terrible. Right now I have heart burn, I feel like a blowed up tick and I am really hating on myself for not being able to mentally be able to do this. I hate that my brain can take over in such negative ways. Why is it so easy to be negative and so hard to stay positive? I read blogs I have friends, and we all seem to be going through the same things. Do men have this same problem? Is it a woman thing?

This brings up this bible verse:

Philippians 4:6-7New Living Translation (NLT)

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

A book I have been reading tells me to pray instead of turning to food. Sometimes this just feels wrong. Prayer sometimes feels like it needs to be on more important things. My weight issue is important to me but is it important to God? 

Pray Pray Pray
Thanks for listening to me whine and I pray that I will one day get my mind together and drive out the negative.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Grape picking....

I got to go pick grapes Tuesday with grandma, aunt Barbra and Thelma. We had a great time. I did not get no pictures of anyone but grandma. I wanted pictures of her because she is 94 years old. I love grapes and I picked 17 pounds. I gave the Farmer's uncle around a pound of them and my family ate the rest. We finished them off today. I am ready to go pick some more.

A lot of stuff has been going on since my last post. My uncle's wife passed away on September 4th and my dad's first cousins wife died on the same day. I did not go to either funeral. I did not really know my cousins wife well and I was not able to go to my uncle's wife. 

We have been getting a little rain around here the last few days. Farmer has been busy cleaning out the chicken houses and mowing. He had to buy a new lawnmower the old one finally wore slap out on the deck. I will have to try and get a picture of it. We also have a chicken living up at the compost building. We have tried to give her away but no one wants her. Maybe we will find her a home before we get new chickens. I don't have a picture of her yet either. Here is a picture of one of my cocks combs. This is just one flower isn't it beautiful!


Writing spider

a doe

Well that is about all I have for tonight. Life seems to be a little boring around here. It has been so hot and humid that we don't want to be out much. 

Thanks for stoping by.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Seth's Birthday!!!

Well I could describe step by step how it all went down but I will leave out the gory stuff.  September 6, 1992 I was hugely pregnant with a baby boy! I was not due until the 9th so I did not think a lot about it when we got up that morning. The plan for the day was to go to the hospital and visit my mom then go back to granny Mabe's house and visit with her. Well this day I just did not feel like I could climb the long hill up to the hospital at Pinehurst. So this visit I got the man in the golf cart to take me up. We had a great visit with mom but I just did not feel right. When it was time for us to leave mom said " you might as well stay you will be back down here before long." I told her no it is not time. So we left the hospital and headed to granny Mabes. We had not been there long and granny invited us to eat supper with her. She was having chicken and dumplings. Great Grandpa Banner came in to visit and while he was there my water broke. Sure enough we were headed back to the hospital. Granny Mabe went with us. The Farmer and granny stayed with me the whole time! Well they kept trying to run granny out of the room but she would sneak right back in. At 12:35 on September the 7th my sweet baby boy was born. Happy 23 birthday sweet handsome boy!

This is Seth's 1st birthday!

Seth's 23 birthday!