Dotti Dotti Dotti's
December 21, 2006    
Issue #014


        Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! Hope this time of the year brings all of you happy times shared with friends and family.

I would like to talk a little about what your plans are for the coming year, 2007. Are you going to make the traditional 'resolutions' or are you going to celebrate your successes and make some New Years 'intentions'.

Let's get started! Don't forget your tall glass of sparkling water. Find a nice, comfy chair to sit in and definitely don't forget that wonderful SMILE J of yours!

2007 - Celebration of Success, New Year's Intentions

How many of us make the same resolutions every year? You know, the ones where we will lose weight, we will stop smoking, we will be more organized... the list goes on. We've all made them. How long after New Years Day do we forget these resolutions? How long before we say, "Oh heck, there's always next year!"? I can certainly tell you I've been there, many times.

Let's try something different this year. Why don't we first celebrate our successes? What, you don't have any successes to celebrate? Sure you do. Let's put our heads together and I'll bet we can come up with successes that you have achieved in the past year. First, here are a few of mine that I will be celebrating:

  1. I never stopped wanting this healthy lifestyle. Never!
  2. I got in some exercise and moved a lot in the past year.
  3. I tried to eat healthy food most of the time.
  4. I am working on less diet pop and more water daily.
  5. I am constantly learning new things to help me on my healthy, new lifestyle.
  6. I surround myself with others on our Journey to keep motivated and give and receive support when needed.
  7. I've discovered all kinds of new, healthy foods to keep my Journey from getting boring.
  8. I'm always working on liking myself and taking some time for myself.
  9. I am quick to forgive and move on.

These are just a few of my celebrations. I'll bet if you think really hard you can come up with some of your own, something like:

  1. I went to my Weight Watcher meetings (or whatever meetings you use for support) whenever I could.
  2. I drank water instead of pop or coffee.
  3. I went to the gym quite a bit this last year.
  4. I took some nice walks in the fresh air.
  5. I spent time with my friends that are on the same Journey.
  6. I took time for myself.
  7. I learned to like some new veggies.
  8. I never gave up this Journey, no matter!
  9. I finished a 5k run.
  10. I enjoyed a cruise and lost weight too.
  11. I passed up the candy tray at work and felt great.
  12. I took a fresh veggie platter with a great low fat recipe for the dip to our office party.
  13. I did the 3 bite rule many times at get-togethers - hey, it works!
  14. I took relaxing baths when I was stressed.

See, your successes do not have to be big. Remember many small successes add up to success just as well as a few big ones. It's not the size of your success; it's the success itself that makes a difference in your life.

Now wasn't that great? When you sit down and write down all your successes this year you will find the list will get quite long and the longer the list gets the better you will feel. I know I'm feeling pretty darn good right now. I'm truly feeling like the success I am. Aren't you?

Okay, now that we've discussed Celebrating our Successes, how about planning our New Year's 'intentions'.

Why should we call them 'intentions' instead of 'resolutions'? What are you really doing when you make a 'resolution'? You are making a 'resolution' based on something you think you failed at in the past and would like to succeed at this year. Make sense? Think hard. When you say every year you are going to lose weight for your New Year's 'resolution' you are really saying, "This time I will lose weight - this is the year!"  Right? I know that's what I'm saying when I make my New Year's 'resolution'.

So, how about trying something different in 2007? Instead of making 'resolutions' why not create 'intentions' in 2007? What are 'intentions'?

'Intentions' ~ a determination to act in a certain way; what one intends to do or bring about; a decided course of action; plan; a directed purpose or goal.

First, they are always positive changes you want to make. How about instead of saying, "I want to get moving more" you say "I would love eating healthier foods that promote energy", which will help me get moving more often. See how that works? Your 'intention' is to eat healthier foods which will give you the energy to move more! Let's discuss a few more 'intentions'. You are still smoking and would dearly love to quit. What is a different way to look at this? Well, you could say, "I would love to look into different programs to help me quit smoking" instead of "I will quit smoking this year". What about losing weight? I know this one is usually number one on the list of New Year's 'resolutions'. How can we turn it into a New Year's 'intention'? Let's think about this. You know you want to lose weight but you're not sure what steps you can take to help make that happen in the coming year. How about a few of these 'intentions' ~ maybe one will be just the 'intention' you need to make weight loss a reality. Maybe you'll have to make several New Year's 'intentions'. That's okay too. 

  1. I would love to check out Weight Watchers or other weight loss programs to find out how I can learn a healthy new lifestyle.
  2. I would love to try new veggies to replace my boring ones.
  3. I would love to learn more about nutrition and how I can become healthier.
  4. I'm going to make every effort to drink more water.
  5. I would love to join a Message Board of support on a weight loss Journey.
  6. I would love to chat with others on a weight loss Journey.

I think you get the idea of what I'm trying to do here. Let's not focus on our failures and let's not put into motion another way to feel like a failure. Instead, let's focus on all our successes and how we can make 2007 a year of good 'intentions' which will bring about successes, both big and small. Focusing on the positive is always a number one success in my book. Life has a way of stressing and tiring us out, which in turn makes an easy pathway to negative thoughts and depression. Let's all try to minimize the stress in our life by celebrating all our successes in our lives.

One thing that helped to relieve some stress and depression in my life was on my list of successes ~ I am quick to forgive and move on. I have found that this one is very important to your well-being and your stress level.

I grew up in a very dysfunctional family which led me to leave at the age of 15 (another story). As I ventured out on my own I've had to learn to forgive a lot and move on with my life, creating my own happiness and fulfilling life. I watch some of my family hold onto things in an unforgiving manner and it hangs over every aspect of their life. They are not happy, fulfilled people, sad to say.

When you forgive, or let bygones be bygones, you take control of YOUR life; you are a happier person and lead a more fulfilled life. You take the power away from those who hurt you and claim it for your own to use in a more positive way. You cannot control what others do or say but you can create a happy, content, fulfilled person by forgiving and moving on with your life. I have learned that people are responsible for their words and actions; I'm responsible for ME and MY LIFE and that means forgiving and moving on.

So, how many of you are going to take some quiet time to write down all your Successes and then have a little "Celebration of your Successes"? Your celebration can be anything you want. Me, I'm going to celebrate by remembering that I am a success and that each and every success, big or small, is important to helping me achieve the healthy lifestyle I always want to have. Okay, I might have a great dinner out J with my biggest supporter and loving husband, Al, to finish out a successful year on my Journey.

Now that you've had your "Celebration of Success" take another quiet time to yourself and write down all your New Year's 'intentions'. Keep this list where you can access it often to remind you that you can put into motion anything you desire in 2007!

Happy New Year

January 2007 issue of Ladies' Home Journal

Quotes to Lift Your Spirits 

"Never give up....every effort you make brings you closer to your goal." ~~Kathleen Daelemans

"Success is not a place at which one arrives but rather…the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey."
~~Alex Noble

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." ~~Winston Churchill  

Come Join the Fun!  Online Friendships are real friendships 

Do you want some extra support during your Journey? Would you like to have a place you can call "home" and be yourself at? Our Message Board is just the place. It's home to all our Zonie friends who share their Journey experiences and are always willing and ready to offer support, friendship and Hugs! ~ 24/7. Our new DWLZ Message Board is at:

Please note: Everyone has to register at the new board in order to use it ~ yes, me too— remember that if you had an account at our old ezboard message board, you will NOT be able to just sign in using your old ezboard username and password. It will not work since this new Message Board is not on ezboard. Once you have registered, you will then be able to post and be a part of our supportive community. I think you are going to like all the wonderful new features.

My Journey Back to Goal 

A little about my Journey back to Goal... Program is going very well. I am down a pound from where I was on Thanksgiving. Woo! Hoo! I am drinking more water then I ever have and I really think that has made a big difference. For now, I'm enjoying my body cooperating. I am also back to listening pretty regularly to my "Enjoying Weight Loss" Hypnosis CD's. Dr. Roberta Temes always manages to give me back my total FOCUS and the motivation to keep on keeping on, knowing I can do it. She also provides me with that positive attitude which helps me keep positive thoughts flowing when I need them most.

Even though my right foot is not 100% due to a heel spur and most likely Plantar Fasciitis (podiatrist appointment on Jan 4th) I did manage a few small walks with Al. For the most part my heel did well but I could tell it is inflamed. I am trying not to let this sideline me from activity of some sort. Al and I also got in a fun round of Glow in the Dark Miniature Golf, 36 holes.

I am so lucky with the tools I have to help me continue to be successful on my Journey. My wonderful husband Al, all of my wonderful friends on our Message Board, a wonderful Weight Watcher program and my Enjoying Weight Loss Hypnosis CDs with Dr. Roberta Temes are always available when I need that extra support on my Journey. Believe me, these tools are the key to my continued success and perseverance on Program.

If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Roberta’s Enjoying Weight Loss Hypnosis CDs you can read our review at They really are an invaluable tool on my Journey which I continue to use often.

The Hypnosis Network continues to offer a 10% special to our DWLZ visitors for the Enjoying Weight Loss program (or anything else on their site) if you are interested in purchasing them. At checkout, just use the discount: dwlz

Click Here to order the Enjoying Weight Loss CD's directly from Hypnosis Network and read more about them!

THANK YOU all for your wonderful support. It's always so nice to know we are traveling this road together; that we are never truly alone on this Journey; that there are always helping hands to get us over the hurdle; that a HUG will be waiting when needed and most of all, that we have each other - ALWAYS! Hugs! Dotti   

Al's Essays on Weight Loss and Maintenance  

Al has written many in depth essays on Weight Loss and Maintenance and they are now available on the website!

"You are worth whatever it takes to make your success a reality.
Always believe that because it is the truth!"


You can find Al's Essays on Weight Loss and Maintenance at:

Penny's Low Fat Desserts

We know how important it is to have foods on hand that can be enjoyed without feeling like you've gone off the program.  With eating challenges this time of year, stashes of "safe foods" can get us through tough periods. There are some foods we never get tired of and they're a safety net when we feel our resistance starting to waiver.  

When baking your own low fat desserts, you'll see that they offer a different taste experience—dependent on the fat substitute and baking techniques. Low fat recipes require very accurate measuring—dry ingredients should be measured using only dry ingredient measuring tools (vs. liquid) and banana purées or applesauce are excellent sources for replacing some of the fat in a recipe (begin with half the fat being substituted and adjust to taste). The best attribute of low fat is that there's no guilt aftertaste!

If you're looking for healthy, tasty, and lower point desserts that are ready to go, then try Penny's. One customer (member) reports having a muffin and yogurt every morning and this healthy, low point breakfast holds her over until lunchtime. She also takes some desserts on trips just in case there are no low point snacks available which keeps her on program. Their muffins and cookies are delicious and great safe foods. Unlike many other portioned foods on the market, they're freshly prepared, offer lots of variety and come in generously sized servings.  

Penny's is having a great special until December 28th so you can try their desserts—20% off on 2 or more boxes. Just enter the code IBGOOD when in the shopping cart.

Visit their Website: 

Email Penny's at:

Call Penny's to place an order or find out more about their desserts. 866-221-5109  

Just click on this link to sign up for their newsletter—[ ]   

Comic Relief  

Diary of a New Cook

Dear Diary,

Monday: Now home from honeymoon and settled in our new home. It's fun to cook for Bill. Today I made an angel food cake and the recipe said, "Beat 12 eggs separately." Well, I didn't have enough bowls to do that, so I had to borrow enough bowls to beat the eggs in. The cake turned out fine.

Tuesday: We wanted a fruit salad for supper. The recipe said, "Serve without dressing." So I didn't dress. But, Bill happened to bring a friend home for supper that night. Did they ever look startled when I served the salad.

Wednesday: I decided to serve rice and found a recipe which said, "Wash thoroughly before steaming the rice." So I heated some water and took a bath before steaming the rice. Sounded kinda silly in the middle of the day. I can't say it improved the rice any.

Thursday: Today Bill asked for salad again. I tried a new recipe. It said, "Prepare ingredients, then toss on a bed of lettuce one hour before serving." I hunted all over the garden by my mom's. So I tossed my salad into the bed of lettuce and stood over there one hour so the dog would not take it. Bill came over and asked if I felt all right. I wonder why?

Friday: Today I found an easy recipe for cookies. It said, "Put all ingredients in a bowl and beat it." Beat it I did, right over to my mom's house. There must have been something wrong with the recipe, because when I came back home again it looked the same as when I left it.

Saturday: Bill went shopping today and brought home a chicken. He asked me to dress it for Sunday. I'm sure I don't know how hens dress for Sunday. I never noticed back on the farm, but I found a doll dress and some little shoes. I though the hen looked real cute. When Bill saw it, I wondered why he counted to 10.

Sunday: Today Bill's folks came to dinner. I wanted to serve roast, but all we had in the icebox, was hamburger. So I put it in the oven and set the controls for roast. Must be the oven, because it still came out hamburger.

Monday: I was going to bake bread today. The recipe said, "Mix well and knead well. Then stand in a warm place until double in bulk." I just won't bake bread if I have to double in bulk.

Good night Dear Diary. This has been an exciting week. I am eager for tomorrow to come, so I can try a new recipe on Bill.

~~~ I have to tell you guys that I had a funny happen when I made my first stuffed turkey 30 years ago for our young family. I made stove top stuffing (okay, I LIKE Stove Top!) and placed it inside of the turkey. I went on to roast the turkey and when it was done I thought, WOW! I did it! That elation was short-lived when I started spooning out the stuffing to put in the serving bowl. All of a sudden my spoon hit something like 'paper'. It was the gizzards and such STILL in the wrappings. I thought, where in the world did this come from? I later learned all turkeys come with this in case you want to use them in your stuffing preparation. This is just where they store them, wrapped in white paper. Al and I had a good laugh about that one! P.S. I would like to add that no one had ever taught me how to cook; so I was truly on my own.

Stress Busters to Help You De-Stress  

Cultivate your sense of humor, even at work. -This is one area I have no problem with.

Avoid the tendency to blow things out of proportion. -This one is hard for me and something that would help me a lot if I could learn how to evaluate the situation first.

Keep your self-talk on a positive level which will decrease negative feelings. -I love positive self-talk and it's good for many things besides decreasing negative feelings.

Get a good night's sleep. -I've been getting my sleep but it's been at all different times; must work on getting more regular.

If you have large household tasks to do break them into smaller, more manageable tasks. -This is a good way to get your tasks done but not feel overwhelmed.

Stress Busters by Katherine Butler N.C.C.

Software You Can Use!

The Weight Commander is an awesome program for your Journey. I highly recommend it to everyone who is on a Journey of their own. It is a wonderful program to track your progress on any weight loss program you are using. You can read My Review of the Weight Commander or go straight to the source and check out this great software by following this link to Weight Commander. He has many tips and ideas throughout his program ~ here is one that I think is great!

Michael's rule #1 for losing weight—Keep your diet a secret

Don't tell anyone you are going on a diet:

  • People will respect you for your self discipline once you've lost weight - let them figure it out on their own.
  • You don't need the added pressure of announcing your diet in advance, and it's fun to think about who will say what and when.

There are more good ideas that will help. And Weight Commander has a lot of them.  

100-Calorie or Less Snacks 

          1 pkg Original Apple Nature Valley Fruit Crisps [50 calories]
         1 packet O'Coco's Mocha cookies [90 calories]
         1 Jelly Belly 100-calorie pack [100 calories]
         10 olives, any kind [100 calories]
         1 Balance Bar, 100 calorie [100 calories]  

            Based on averages of the brands available. Don’t forget to always check your nutritional label.   

DWLZ Cookbooks One and Two

Have you ordered your DWLZ Cookbooks yet? These cookbooks are filled with recipes that are Zonies' favorites, dishes that are delicious but on program, with nutritional information listed. This is two books in one package: DWLZ Cookbooks Volumes One and Two. The recipes are easy to make and don't use hard-to-find items. They are together in one PDF file, viewable in your free Acrobat Reader (Version 5 and higher). These make a wonderful Christmas gift.

Burning Off What You Eat

The numbers below are based on an 100 pound person. Remember, the more you weigh the more you'll burn off when you exercise. Let's see some of the things that we need to do to burn off 100 calories:

         Jump rope for 11 minutes
         Roller-skate for 13 minutes
         Swim for 12 minutes
         Walk briskly for 17 minutes
         Dance around the house for 18 minutes
         Play miniature golf for 35 minutes

Receive a 1 day shopping pass to Sam’s Club 

You can still pick up your one day shopping pass to Sam’s Club from Philly Swirl. Go to to get your Free 1 day pass to Sam’s Club. Shop as if you were a member all day and don't forget to stock up on

Philly Swirl’s Sugar-Free, Fat-Free Swirl Pops
[10 cal/0 g fat/1 g fiber/4 g carbs]

Keep your freezer stocked with these great 10 calorie pops which can be enjoyed anytime throughout the year. If you are interested in learning more about the Philly Swirl products please visit them at and drop them a line. They would love to hear from you. Psst...don’t forget to pass the word! We want to see these awesome Sugar-Free, Fat-Free Swirl Pops remain available to all of us on our Journey. Let's take the power we have to make a difference by passing the word about these awesome pops and keeping them available to us in the future.  

Smoothie Recipe  

Here is a great Soy Smoothie Recipe to get your day started ~

    Super Soy Smoothie

         3/4 cup vanilla-flavor soymilk or soymilk
         1/4 cup frozen pineapple-orange juice concentrate
         ♦ 2 cups frozen unsweetened peach slices
         ♦ 1 medium banana, cut into chunks
         1 cup small ice cubes, or crushed ice

Combine soymilk and juice concentrate in a blender. Add peach slices and banana. Blend until smooth. Add ice and blend until nearly smooth.

If you use frozen bananas this smoothie will be thicker. Garnish with additional peach slices if you wish.

Note: Most vanilla soymilk contain sweeteners; if you use the regular soymilk you may wish to add a sweetener.

Makes 4 servings

Per serving: 113 calories, 1 g fat, 0 mg chol, 29 mg sodium, 26 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein

Food Finds

Here are a few new cereals I found while looking for new breakfast ideas.

         Fiber One Honey Clusters (General Mills), 1 cup
            [160 cal/1 g fat/14 g fiber/44 g carbs]
         Heart Healthy Blend with Fiber One Bran Cereal (General Mills), 1 cup
            [180 cal/2.5 g fat/7 g fiber/42 g carbs]
         Wheat Chex (General Mills), 1 cup [180 cal/1 g fat/5 g fiber/40 g carbs]

Desserts Under 200 Calories

How about a few more dessert ideas that will only put you back about 200 calories? Here are a few more to get your mouth watering and keep you on Program.

    1/2 cup Haagen-Dazs Dulce de Leche Low-fat Frozen Yogurt
        [190 calories/2.5 g fat]
    Weight Watchers Smart Ones Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae
        [170 calories/3 g fat]
    1 piece of fat-free New York cheesecake (3 oz) with 1/2 cup
        sliced strawberries [163 calories/0 g fat]
    1/2 cup chocolate frozen yogurt with 1 tbsp caramel topping [170 calories/2 g fat]
    Weight Watchers Smart Ones Mississippi Mud Pie [160 calories/4 g fat]

Who Knew... excerpts from "Who Knew?" by David Hoffman  

Our Journey is not just about weight loss; it's about constantly learning new things...

Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones was the college roommate (Harvard, class of 1969) of Vice President Al Gore.

The gold decorating the exterior of It's a Small World at Disneyland isn't paint but, in fact, twenty-four-karat gold leaf.

Bert and Ernie are believed to be named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in It's a Wonderful Life.

Silly Putty resulted from a failed World War II effort to develop an inexpensive synthetic substitute for rubber.

"Who Knew?" by David Hoffman

Appetizer Recipe

If you like shrimp, you'll love this easy recipe.

    Shrimp Bruschetta

         6 oz (about 1 cup) diced shrimp, cooked
         1 cup fat-free, shredded mozzarella cheese
         ♦ 3/4 cup plum tomatoes, chopped (about 2 1/2 medium)
         ♦ 3/4 cup fresh spinach, chopped
         1/4 cup scallions, chopped
         1 tsp fresh garlic, crushed
         1 tsp oregano, dried
         1 long, thin loaf French Bread

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except the French Bread. Mix well. Set aside. Slice bread into (24) 1-inch slices. Arrange slices on a baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 12-15 minutes (or until crisp and dry). Spread each slice with 1 tbsp shrimp mixture. Turn oven temperature to 400 degrees. Bake the French Bread slices for 5 more minutes or until the cheese melts. Serve hot.

Makes (24) servings

1 serving/slice: 73 calories, 1 g fat, 11 g carbs, 5 g protein

Organizing Tips

         Think about how you can make each LIVING space more pleasant.
            You'll be less likely to mess it up.
         Use shoeboxes to organize small things.
         Don't worry about coming up with the PERFECT organizing system
            for bills or filing. Done is perfect.
         If you have clutter, you are richer than you think. Look at uncluttering
            as an opportunity to SHARE your abundance—the stuff you don't need—
            with people who could really use it.
         Some PROGRESS is better than no progress.

The One-Minute Organizer, Plain & Simple by Donna Smallin

Ways to Cut 100 Calories

         When you make pasta salad, reduce the oil or mayonnaise
            by one tablespoon per serving.
         Instead of snacking on one cup of grapefruit canned in syrup, peel and
            section a small grapefruit.
         Snack on a papaya instead of a bag of M&M's
         Use two tablespoons of light pancake syrup instead of two tablespoons
            of regular syrup.

Awesome Brands, and a Success Story

Please stop by Awesome Brands at, and check out their many products. Jan has a wonderful success story about how she lost over a 100 lbs and kept it off. Their website is dedicated to bringing healthy, low calorie snacks to us.

Clark Bars are here!  Made by the same company who made the WOW BAR. They recently discontinued the WOW bar but, fortunately, the Clark Bar tastes just like it! If you liked the WOW Bar the Clark Bar is for you! 1 bar (.49oz) has 60 calories, 2.5 g fat, 0 g fiber and 3 g carbs. Order some today for those chocolate cravings!

You can still get an "I Eat Carbs" tee shirt for only $5.00! I love mine!

Dotti in I Eat Carbs Shirt

This shirt is definitely fun to wear and will get you meeting lots of new people!

 Reducing Fat While Baking

This information was first posted in our 20's Forum on their recipe thread. I am sharing it with all of you because there are some great ideas here on how to reduce the fat while baking some of your favorites.

We all know about replacing oil with applesauce, but I was reading this book out of my extensive cookbook library the other day and it had even more ideas, I thought I would share:

—You can bake with reduced fat butter/margarine but not replacing on a one-to-one basis. Substitute 3/4s of the light product for the full-fat version, i.e. if a cake recipe calls for 1 cup of butter, use 3/4 cup of light butter. This compensates for the extra water contained in reduced fat butter/margarine. The book suggests not using brands with less than 5 grams of fat or 50 calories in baking as the results will be less than desirable.

—Besides applesauce, you can use pureed prunes (in chocolate mixes), mashed bananas, pureed strawberries or raspberries, pureed apricots or peaches, plain or flavored yogurt, pureed squash or black bean puree for brownies. If the directions call for oil, replace with 3/4s as much of the chosen fat substitute. If the directions call for solid shortening, replace with half as much of the fat substitute. Substitute 3 tbs eggbeaters or egg white for each whole egg called for in the recipe.

—Add 2 tsp of lecithin granules (available in health food store) to your purees/applesauce to improve the texture of baked goods

—When using nuts, get the half the fat by toasting them before adding them to a recipe - toasting intensifies the flavor so much you can cut the amount by half

—To keep baked goods moist when replacing fat with substitutes, reduce the oven temp by 25 degrees, and check for doneness a few minutes prior to the end of recommended baking time

—Fat free cream cheese makes a runny frosting...but if you add a tablespoon of sf vanilla pudding mix, it will thicken.

—You can make a low fat graham cracker type pie crust using 1 cup of crushed Fiber One or Kashi cereal, 2 tbsp white or brown sugar, and 3 tbsp egg substitute, mixed; pressed into pie pan, and baked at 350 for 12-14 minutes.

—Replace up to one third of flour in a bakery recipe with finely milled oat bran or oat flour to increase the recipes fiber. It may not make a big points difference but you will be getting extra fiber in your diet if you need it.

Julie (Zonie who posts in our 20's Forum)

Website Updates

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"When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power."~ Hugh White

The 2007 DWLZ Conference

Don't forget to visit the 2007 DWLZ Conference Forum on our Message Boards (below the Foyer Forum). If you think you might be interested in attending our 6th Conference next year you can find the information on how to do so in the forum at:

The 2007 DWLZ Conference Forum

If you would like to see what fun the Zonies have at conference just read what they said about our first conference:

First Conference Memories

If you would like to see how much fun we have at our conferences, check out our conference pages by clicking on your desired year:

2003 2004 2005

The Conference will be held in Vancouver, WA (fly into Portland, OR) May 18th-20th, 2007.

We are having it again at our favorite place, The Heathman Lodge – take a peek, you’ll love it!

Keep your eye on our Conference Forum as we will be updating as we get more information about the activities & more. Hope to see you there!


Another visit is coming to a close ~ how fast the time goes when you are having a great time. Until our next visit, always keep in mind you are never alone on this Journey. We are all here with you, right beside you, rooting you on.

Take care until next time...

Hugs! Dotti

"I cannot relive yesterday and tomorrow isnít here yet, so I will just deal with today." ~ Dotti

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