Since you have a hard time eating on the weekends, take snacks to the barn with you... Baggies full of pretzles, baby carrots, apple slices, grapes, trail mix, berries, nuts... Healthy snacks that will keep you at least eating from time to time through the day. And pack a lunch to take with you. Tuna is actualyl good for you, so a tuna sandwich, a fruit, and a bottle of water. DRINK WATER! A lot of people don't realize that drinks add a lot to your caloric intake. Add less sugar and cream to your cup of coffee in the morning and eat a blueberry muffin while you drink your coffee. Drink water all day long. A lot of the time, what people think is hunger pains, is actually your body telling you that you need a drink. So drink water
During the week, eat a decent sized breakfast, this is the meal that is going to give you all your energy for the day. Have a snack around 10ish and then a healthy lunch. Salads may seem boring, but if you add some cheeses and meets and bacon bits to it, it's really yummy. Have another snack around 3 and then a small supper. Half of your plate should be vegies, with a portion of meat about the size of your fist. Don't cut out carbs and startches, yes it will help you lose weight, but you'll be depriving your body of what it needs. Just eat smaller portions of it. Have a glass of water with your meals. Eat your last snack around 7 or 8, but do not eat after 8pm.
I know it's difficult, since I got out of the Army, I stopped working out and stopped eating right, and have gained about 30 pounds. I feel like a cow. I keep telling myself I need to stop drinking soda (in the Army I drank water to stay hydrated for 2-a-day work outs) and eat right, but that steak and mac n cheese are so yummy I can't stop haha... So I understand! If you want you can PM me. I'm now bound and determined to not only lose the 30 pounds I've gained, but to lose about 15 more that I should have lost in the Army. So 45 pounds. I'm right there with you hun, and so is the forum. We'll all help you
And, I know it might now seem like it, but exercise makes you happy. It helps to release healthy endorphins that make you feel better. Go for a brisk walk, you'll feel so much better. I just need to remind my body that running, although it burns right now, feels good. Wish we were closer, I'd help you!
And you're not going to lose weight right away! You might actually gain weight at first as your body puts on water weight and muscle! So don't look at the scale for the first week or two! You'll be able to feel it and see it rather than look at the scale!