I Wish I Didn’t Like To Eat So Much {#15bytypea update}

I like to eat. Seriously folks, I am surprised I’m not 250 lbs. Thankful I’m not but really I like my food. Since starting this #15bytypea I have had good and bad days. If I go over my calories, I say screw it and eat something else! If I don’t go over I pat myself on the back and reassure myself I can do this. I just wish I didn’t like to eat so much.

My night time is the worst. By 8pm I am ready for a snack. And not one of those healthy snacks. It’s the only time of day that I crave the stuff I shouldn’t have! I am picking rye bread instead of white. A salad instead of a corn dog. Water instead of soda or sweet tea. However, at night my will power is not there! I’ve tried for almost two weeks now.

As for the exercise I am walking on the beach three times a week for two miles each time. However, I have not turned on the kinect… I feel it’s a waste of time because I don’t want to do it by myself. Maybe when the kids get out of school for the summer it will be easier to turn on and do it.

So all considering, I am doing well with it. I know it will take time to get used to eating better. Picking the things that aren’t so high in calories. It will also take time to work on my night time snacks. I know this but it’s still frustrating. I’m sticking with it and still going forward. Like I said, I wish I didn’t like to eat so much! Oh and did I mention I lost two pounds! YAY!

Do you have any tips for me? Are you in the same boat as me with this dieting and exercising?

Blessings to ya’ll!


P.S. Don’t forget next week will be my week of guest bloggers sharing their struggles and tips in blogging. :)

You Might Need Menu Planning…

I’ve taken a backseat with this for too long. Below are some thoughts to why I (or maybe even you) might just need Menu Planning!

If you are running to the grocery store  numerous times a week… you might need menu planning!

If you are eating sandwiches and frozen chicken nuggets most of the week… you might need menu planning!

If you despise trying to figure out what to eat every single day at the last minute… you might need menu planning!

If you forget something every time you go to the store…. you might need menu planning!

If you have to get the frozen meat out of the freezer and thaw it quickly… you might need menu planning!

If your husband looks at you at 4pm every day and says “what’s for diner” and your response is “I have to run to the store”you DO need menu planning!

I am linking up to Org Junkie’s Menu Planning Monday. Check out her site for recipe ideas and more! It’s time I got involved and stayed involved!

Here is my menu plan for this week:

Monday 5/3 – Shepherd’s Pie

Tuesday 5/4 – Crock-pot Pork Chops and Mushrooms, peas, rice

Wednesday 5/5 – Ham and Rigatoni Bake, corn

Thursday 5/6 – Breakfast for Dinner (Eggs, grits, bacon and biscuits!)

Friday 5/7 – Crock-pot Round Steak, peas, mashed potatoes

Saturday 5/8 -Burgers and hot dogs

Sunday 5/9 – Salmon Cakes, Mac and Cheese, Baked Beans

Many Blessings for a fantastic week!


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Menu Plan Monday – August 31st


This week I will be working on getting my time better organized. It is my goal by the end of the week to have some kind of plan together! I was trying to do that last week and never made it priority so here I am! Hey! Anyone want to join me this week with doing schedules, planning and sharing them? Accountability my friends! It works! Let me know, we can do this together!


I have already started by getting myself organized with our menu plans. I have done 3 weeks. I will share this weeks with you now. As of right now, I do not have links for all of the meals I am doing because they came right out of my recipe box. 

By the way, this is great thing to start doing. I have done it in the past and it is so much better when going to the grocery store and in the evening we are not struggling to figure out what to eat! If you haven’t done it before, now is a great time to start! I do dinner only on my menu’s!

Monday August 31

Tuna Melts with chips  (yes not too nutritious but it’s easy enough!)

Tuesday September 1

Round Steak Casserole (crock pot) with broccoli and cheese

Wednesday-Youth night – September 2


Thursday September 3

Incredibly Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf

Friday September 4

Grilled Pork Chops with rice and veggies

Saturday September 5

Baked Ham with potatoes and veggies

Sunday September 6

Chicken Taco Pizza (I have done hamburger taco pizza before but we wanted to try it with chicken!)


I have linked this menu with I’m an Organizing Junkie.

Do you do a weekly menu? If you do, what do you like most about it?  If not, why don’t you do this?

I hope you all have a fabulous week with many blessings!


Weekly Menu

I have been doing a meal plan weekly and it has helped. Although last week was a little crazy and I never got to it. I have been trying to do it the week before so I have it ready on Monday for the grocery store. Needless to say, I just got back from the grocery store (it’s 2pm, Tuesday). I will list my menu here and will do this every Monday. I also will post some check points throughout the week on how I am doing with the Eat more fruits and veggies challenge. I don’t hardly ever eat breakfast. I’m just not hungry in the morning (that is why you will see the quick poptarts or cereal breakfast on my menu) but I am going to try better with that. It also doesn’t help when Mom doesn’t get up early enough to cook a breakfast! Lunch is usually just a quick leftover or sandwich. I will be better at that once my other 3 kids will be home for the summer in a few weeks. My 3 year old loves his dinosaur sandwiches, so normally that is what he gets. I’ll work on him too!

This weeks menu plan…

Monday May 12th
B- cereal
L- chicken salad sandwich (it did have celery in it!)
D- Baked chicken, rice, broccoli and strawberry shortcake

Tuesday May 13th
B- poptarts
L- chicken salad sandwich (remember I hadn’t made it to the grocery store yet!)
D-Shepherds Pie, Cheese loaf and banana pudding parfait

Wednesday May 14th
B- waffles with fruit
L- PB & J with peaches
D- Chicken Salad Wraps, cucumbers (instead of chips) and fruit salad

Thursday May 15th
B- Cereal and bananas
L- Good ol’ chef boyardee ravioli and fruit
D- Aloha pork chops (includes tomatoes and pineapple), Parsley Potatoes & Broccoli. Desert will be Apple Crisp.

Friday May 16th thru Sunday May 16th we will be out of town. Sunday evening will be leftovers!

This is not very healthy yet! LOL. I am working on it and will get better with more ideas on how to eat and cook veggies. Stay tuned, I believe you will see a very unhealthy eater become a very healthy eater real quick! My menu may change a bit with what fruits or veggies are going to be eaten that day. Depends on my mood and what needs to be eaten quicker!

I only had one veggie and one fruit yesterday unless I can count the celery in the chicken salad! My goal is 4 fruits and veggies a day. I almost made it yesterday! Today so far…doesn’t look good for me to reach my goal! But, tomorrow is another day. Talk with you soon!