Is Safe Synonymous with Success?

Tonight was an easy dinner night, focusing on chicken with my trifecta of vegetables: Bell Pepper, Sweet Red Pepper, Yellow Onion.  Can you really go wrong when you combine this trio with pretty much any meat product?  Me thinks…not.

That got me thinking however, is “safe” synonymous with “success”?  Every time I’ve ever lost weight in the past.  I found that having “safe” places to eat, “safe” foods to eat, and “safe” people to be around make a world of difference.  So for me, I think that safe IS synonymous with successful, at least when it comes to weight loss.

Unfortunately, the world is not very “safe”.  It is full of temptation, from the candybars at the grocery store (while my basket is full of veggies), to the dessert menu at my “safe” restaurants (thank you for having low fat and substituting the bun with vegetables!), to the candy bowl at the bank.  These temptations are my downfall, all because I struggle daily with the concept of trusting my gut, and knowing the rules.

I practically panic when I go out of town, and then promptly throw in the towel and binge like no body’s business.  Why do I do this?  Honestly I have no idea, but if I did, I’d be a solid 2-3 steps closer to keeping my weight under control.

For now however, it’ll be my “safe” restaurants, “safe” go-to dinners, and a lot of praying in between.

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New DietDirect Product Review Incoming!

So, I had a few more folks use the refer-a-friend link on my blog this weekend, and was able to order some new DietDirect products.  This time around I ordered Fudge Graham meal replacement bars, Mocha cream pudding, and then one box of variety meal replacement bars by Wonderslim and one box of Meal Replacement bars by Bariwise.

As soon as I get them in I’ll try each product out and get its review posted.  Thanks for using the $10 discount to those of you who have, I promise the referral points are all going right back into this blog!

Menu for the Week … Maybe?

So, I’ve read countless places that if you build a weekly menu that you’re less likely to struggle with what you’re eating.  So, I did that…sort of?

This week I’m only focusing on dinners, Monday thru Friday, but I did it, I built my menu!  Here it goes

Monday (no gym): Chicken Stir Fry (chicken tenders, bell peppers, onions and broccoli)

Tuesday (gym night): Beef Stroganoff (no mushrooms, only using cream of onion soup, in the slow cooker)

Wednesday (gym night): Pork chops (relatively easy recipe, cook+prep time = 1hour)

Thursday (no gym): Beef Tenderloin (again, relatively easy, total time = 1 hour 15 minutes)

Friday: Chipotle Chicken (sounds like a mexican chicken dish, makes a HUGE amount of food, 8 chicken legs, 8 chicken thighs, insane!  Slowcooker meal)

My goal is to not have to worry about “hey, what’s for dinner?” this week, as it is a MAJOR pet peeve of mine, and can often lead to “let’s swing through McDonald’s”, not exactly a nutritious day to say the least.  As I make each item, I’ll get it posted to my page so ya’ll can see what the results are and what it took to make it (will post prices / recipe if I’m able).