Dotti Dotti Dotti's
January 19, 2008    
Issue #040


Hi everyone! Here we are well into January 2008!  How are you all doing? Hope this newsletter finds you all well. If you are new to our newsletter I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy putting it together.

Let's get in our comfy chair with our tall glass of refreshing water in hand, and get started. Don't forget to bring your beautiful SMILE. Smile

Arming Yourself for the "Danger Zones"
    By Dotti

Dotti When we embark on this Journey we know that there will be many ""danger zones" we will be entering. What are "danger zones"? "Danger zones" are places outside your home where you will be enticed in many ways to go off your program.  A few examples would be a restaurant, birthday party, ball game, movie... anywhere you do not have control over what kind of food will be served. "Danger zones" can become safe zones if we want them to be.  But first, we must learn some strategies on how to deal with these "danger zones" without going off program. 

How many of you eat out at least once a week?  Twice?  More?  I usually eat out once or twice a week. For me, having a knowledge of what kind of menu is offered at the restaurant is a good start to turning that "danger zone" into a "safe zone".  The next thing is learning the nutritional values of some of the foods I'd like to eat at that restaurant.  Of course, I check my restaurant pages (over 560 restaurants listed) first and if I cannot find that particular restaurant there I search the internet. I am now armed with the nutritional values of the food offered.  What about if my willpower is not strong enough?  What if I have a weak moment and want to eat more than what I've decided on?  Well, there are a couple of strategies I use when eating out: 

  1. Always have your salad dressing on the side and "fork" it.  You'll be surprised at how many calories you save!
  2. When you are finished eating, if there is any food left, pour salt on it - lots of it.  Who wants to nibble on food with all that salt!
  3. Ask the waitress to have the cook put only HALF of what he normally would on your plate (you're still paying for the whole meal). Now the temptation to overeat is gone before you even start.  I've done this several times and lo and behold I had no problem having my request granted.
  4. Drink a glass or two of water before your meal comes.  This helps fill you up AND get your water in for the day.
  5. Don't be afraid to ask your waitress any question you have concerning the food that is going to be served to you.  After all, you are the customer and they are there to please you.  If you are one to not ask at the restaurant, try calling the restaurant ahead of time. 
Another "danger zone" is when you are eating on the run.  You tend to fall victim to fast food meals, convenience store and vending machine goodies. It's like they are calling to you, "grab these, you're in a hurry". The reason that food is calling to you is because (1) you are in a hurry and (2) you are not prepared to handle food on your busy days.  How can we turn this "danger zone" into a "safe zone"?  Any ideas?

What I do when I have a busy day planned away from the house—and my safe environment—is to pack up a cooler bag filled with everything I might want to eat while gone.  For example, I'll pack cut up fruit or veggies, carton or small can of fruit juice, cheese sticks, lowfat pretzels, and usually some hard candies like Werthers Original (they take a while to eat and satisfy that "sweet tooth" moment). I'll write down all the foods I packed in the bag, and when I get back home I take off anything I haven't eaten from the list.  Most times I don't eat everything I pack.  I tend to pack things I 'might' want to eat.  When you're rushing through the day who knows what will strike your fancy so be prepared or the fast food meals, convenience store and vending machine goodies will be calling to you, "grab these, you're in a hurry".

How about those parties you are invited  to? They can sure get you in trouble real fast; so yes, they would be "danger zones"!  Before going to any party have a small snack, a glass of juice or some water.  This will help you not to overeat, which is so easy on an empty stomach. Remember this: yes you have been invited to this party but that does not mean you cannot take care of yourself too.  Bring a vegetable platter with low-fat dips. While at a buffet don't start filling your plate until you've looked at all the food offered.  Then choose your two or three favorite ones, small portions.  Limit yourself to only two hors d'oeuvres.  They are small but deadly, plus they go down very fast which makes it easy to have five or six!

Sit-down dinners are some of the worst "danger zones" because you really have no control over what is being served. If you tell your hostess that you are vegetarian you will probably get the healthier menu items.  Try to remember that you are not required to eat any more that you want to. 

Would you go to a movie without snacks?  That would be awful, wouldn't it? Movie theaters are big "danger zones".  It is so easy to just order that big popcorn with lots of melted butter; gosh it's smelling good to me as I type this. Smile  While you're standing in line waiting to order your delicious popcorn think about this: a medium tub of popcorn will set you back a whopping 850 calories and 52 grams of fat). So, how do we turn the movie theater into a "safe zone"?  How about bringing your own air-popped popcorn?  If you don't want to do that you could buy the smallest popcorn with NO extra butter, enjoy it thoroughly and cut back on your calories/fat for the next day or two.  The best candy choices at the concession stand are Twizzlers, which are a lot less in calories and fat than most of the other candy offered. If you must have chocolate, share a selection. Have a large diet soda to help fill you up during the movie. I like to bring tootsie roll pops since they take awhile to eat and I get my chocolate fix.

What about those "trigger/to-die-for foods"?  Now there is a "danger zone" that you can easily turn into a "safe zone". How would you go about turning your 'trigger foods' into a "safe zone"? Eliminate the foods from your house.  Stay away from denial.  Don't bake yourself a batch of chocolate chip cookies knowing full well that you cannot stay away from them.  You can still have your "trigger/to-die-for foods" but you have to have them in a controlled atmosphere.  If you crave your chocolate cake go down to the bakery and have just a slice. Same thing with chips or candy - buy a SMALL bag or piece and enjoy it. 

How many of you are living in a household where healthy eating is not a family thing? I'll bet you are feeling all alone on your quest for healthy eating. Having a situation like this is definitely another "danger zone".  It's especially hard when your "danger zone" is in your own house. What would you think about slowly changing their way of eating? They probably would not even notice it if you did it slowly and you would be well on your way to having your whole family eating healthy. In the meantime, you can try to fill your plate with veggies and a very small portion of the higher fat entree you are serving your family.  If possible, fix yourself something different.  Al hates fish and I love fish and a big salad for dinner so sometimes we have different meals. 

Alcoholic beverages
- yes, they can be enjoyable and a nice glass of wine is nice with dinner but keep in mind it is another "danger zone".  There are many calories in alcoholic beverages so beware. A regular beer has about 150 calories; a glass of wine about 105; a mixed drink can be about 160 for a martini to about 260 and beyond for a pina colada or other sweet concoctions. (A drink equals 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1 1/2 ounces of 80-proof liquor.)  [This is why we have included Baja Bob's as one of our sponsors. The alcohol costs us enough without adding lots more calories for the mixer!] To help turn this "danger zone" into a "safe zone" try curbing your calories by ordering drinks mixed with water or seltzer instead of sweetened with soft drinks. Order a glass of wine instead of a carafe.  A wine spritzer is a good choice. Instead of a regular beer why not try a light beer?

Last but not least, how about emotional and stress eating? I don't think I'm alone in that "danger zone".   We all know that when we are stressed or emotionally upset we are entering the "danger zone". For me, if there are easily grabbed foods available I will go for them. One way to help you recognize your emotional and stress eating habits is to keep a food diary.  Don't just write down the foods you eat, write down how you are feeling at the time you eat.  Write down your mood.  Write down everything to help you understand why and when you eat. 

As for the stress eating of course we know the answer to that one, don't we?  We must find ways to reduce our stress in our life.  Maybe a nice calm walk in the neighborhood; how about reading a good book or listening to some of your favorite music. In order to change this "danger zone" into a "safe zone", we must have some actions ready to put into play.  This is a "danger zone" that will appear when we are at our weakest so we must be at our strongest in having things in place to combat it.

Most of all let's just all remember that we want this Journey to be successful.  We don't want anything to get in our way.  Remember to always be prepared BEFORE you enter a "danger zone".  Being armed for the "danger zones" will help you turn them into "safe zones".

As we come to a close I hope that I've given you a few things to think about while on your Journey.  The one thing I love about being on Program (I do Weight Watchers) is that I can eat anything I want but I've got to learn all I can about keeping in control of what I eat and not letting the food control me.

Let's lose the weight in 2008!

Have an awesome couple of weeks everyone.  Remember to SMILE Smile that beautiful smile of yours all the time. You will cheer up all those you come in contact with, leaving you with a good feeling. It doesn't get any better than that.

Hugs!  Dotti 

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VitaliciousTM VitaTops, VitaMuffins and VitaBrownies are delicious. They are healthy, taste great and fit within any program you are using to attain your healthy new lifestyle. ~ Dotti

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," where you can be yourself? 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, laughs, friendship and Hugs! ~ 24/7. Our DWLZ Message Board is at: Don't forget to register if you haven't already done so.

An Update on my Journey

January 20, 2008 - We will lose the weight in 2008 ~ We can do this! This is my year to getting back to Goal and feeling good again. Yes, that is what I said in my last newsletter.  What happened to that great resolve?

I've had a very rough couple of weeks.  For some reason I just haven't done what I know I'm supposed to do.   Why?  I want this healthy lifestyle; I've never stopped wanting it. So, why does this happen? I do know that when I don't listen to my Enjoying Weight Loss Hypnosis CDs  it is much easier for me to fall off Program.  I'm not as strong in my resolve to stay on Program. I have not been listening to my Enjoying Weight Loss Hypnosis CDs. That explains some of it. Stress is also playing a big part (I must take my own advice above). I am hurting most of the time lately (fibromylagia and rheumatoid arthritis) and that makes it hard for me to even think about exercise. Not taking time for ME is also a factor lately.  It seems the minute I stop taking care of ME, it's so hard to get back to taking care of ME. So, now you have the excuses or how I like to think about it, reasons - as to why I fell off program. 

Now, what am I going to do about it? I'm going to get right back on the right road of my Journey.  I'm going to do the best I can day by day, hour by hour.  I'm going to take One Day at a Time, with No Guilt and Move On when I'm struggling. Wish me luck!

Onward and downward,

Until next time, take care and remember to SMILE Smile

Hugs!   Dotti


People Who Achieve Success...

They have confidence in themselves
They have a very strong sense of purpose
They never have excuses
They always strive towards perfection
They never consider the idea of failing
They work extremely hard towards their goals
They know who they are
They understand their weaknesses
   as well as their strong points
They can accept and benefit from criticism
They know when to defend what they are doing
They are creative

They are not afraid to be a little different
They look for innovative solutions
   that will enable them to achieve their dreams

    ~~~Susan Polis Schutz

"Enjoying Weight Loss"

As many of you know, I use Dr. Roberta's Enjoying Weight Loss Hypnosis CDs as one of my "tools" on my lifelong Journey to a healthier me. They continue to be an irreplaceable part of my Journey back to goal.

I am happy to see that the Hypnosis Network is continuing to offer Dr. Roberta's Enjoying Weight Loss Hypnosis CDs for $97. For anyone who is "hypnosis-friendly" (about 90% of the human population can derive some benefit from hypnosis) the money could not be better spent. If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Roberta's Enjoying Weight Loss Hypnosis CDs you can read our review at I would not recommend them if they hadn't of worked for me.

Here is what the Hypnosis Network says:

Dr. Roberta's Enjoying Weight Loss was tested and recommended by the National Health & Wellness Club.

In the National Health & Wellness Club's Product Test Program, club members conduct their own independent tests of health and wellness products. The fifty independent testers who tried Enjoying Weight Loss gave the program a 92% approval rating.

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The folks at Hypnosis Network have been receiving a lot of positive feedback about their new program of accepting 3 equal payments for these CDs. They rightly feel that your decision should be whether or not the product is right for you, and not about whether you can afford it.

Click Here to go directly to their site and find out more about the Hypnosis Network, and how you can order your CDs.
  • You'll also find a free E-Book there that includes 20 weight loss tips from Dr. Temes!

Thank you to all of you who continue to be there for me and support me in my Journey to becoming a healthier me. Thank you for caring!

And remember, "If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got."

Hugs! Dotti


I have known the path of

Because I have taken a chance on

It takes a lot of the first
to get some of the second.

   ~~~Susan Polis Schutz

Software You Can Use! — And Now Available Online!

A NoteWeight Commander

The Weight Commander is an awesome program for your Journey. I highly recommend it to all those who are 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 which will help you to be successful on your Journey.

And for those who don't feel comfortable downloading software, or who cringe when Windows gives them another unnecessary warning about running perfectly safe software, Michael has created a wonderful online version of Weight Commander, where you can always access your information with privacy, with no worry about trying to transfer it from computer to computer when you switch. You can of course still get the software version (which continues to work very well, even on my Windows Vista computer), but the online version of Weight Commander is a wonderful new option! You make the choice, but you win either way. Smile

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Nacho Cheese Chicken Chowder

Prep: 10 minutes
Slow Cooker Size:
3 1/2 to 4 quart
Low 4 hours, High 2 hours

Makes 6 servings

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 14-1/2 ounce cans Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 10 3/4-ounce can condensed nacho cheese soup
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1/3 cup shredded taco cheese or cheddar cheese

Combine chicken, undrained tomatoes, soup and corn in a 3 1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker.  Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 2/1/2 hours.  Sprinkle each serving with cheese.

Per serving: 244 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 55mg chol., 2g Dietary Fiber, 24g Carbohydrate, 647mg Sodium, 23g Protein

~~~Recipe from Better Homes & Gardens Slow Cooker Favorites made Healthy

Penny's Low Fat Desserts

A NoteHappy New Year from Penny's!

You don't have to deny yourself sweet treats now that the holidays are behind us. Incorporate foods you like so you can stick with your plan for the long haul.

These are really delicious Muffins and Cookies.

Sign up for Penny's newsletter and receive a special offer to try us as well as new product information. 
  • Low Fat Muffins and Cookies that are low cal and high fiber
  • Moist, Sweet, and Healthy---all natural!
  • Lots of Muffin Flavors---Orange Cranberry, Apple-Cinnamon, Zucchini, Cherry Oat Bran Raspberry and many more!
  • Each Serving is BIG & Individually Wrapped
  • Kosher and N0 transfats

Note From Al: Dotti and I have had Penny's cookies and muffins many times, and we love them! They don't stay long in our house because they make great snacks, and desserts during the day, without blowing you off program. They are good—really good! And if you want a hot snack, pop one of them in the microwave, and you are ready to go with a very tasty, LOW POINT, treat. —Al

EMAIL PENNY: or call (866) 221-5109

Comic Relief  

Burning Calories

My doctor flipped the weight of the scale over another notch, looked at me with annoyance and said, "Man does not live by bread alone."

"You think I don't know that?" I said. "Any fool knows you have to make it into a sandwich, top it with homemade preserves or cover it with cheese sauce and make a casserole out of it."

"You are overweight again," he said.

"Like how much?"

"Like if you were scheduled to fight Muhammad Ali this fall, you would have to drop fifteen pounds to make the heavyweight division. How much exercise do you get?"

"I leaned over a week ago Thursday for what I thought was a gingersnap cookie in the carpet, but it turned out to be a cork coaster and I haven't taken a chance since."

"Do you go to the refrigerator a lot?"

"Yes, and sometimes I even run."

"I have here a list of activities that tell you how many calories you can burn up per hour. I want you to go over the list and try to do at least one or two activities a day."

The list was depressing. An hour of housework burnt up 80 to 180 calories, ironing 50 to 60 and writing 10 to 20. I would have to arm-wrestle King Kong to make a difference.

Then a brilliant idea hit me. If I could do some vigorous exercises, I could eat all the fat food I wanted and burn it off before it took root.

That night I had a piece of apple pie. Then I grabbed one of the kid's bicycles and pedaled for two hours. It was work, but it was worth it. I had paid for my folly.

The next night I had 40 potato chips. To make up for it, I did a little ironing that I had put back. (Actually I only ironed for eight hours and put the rest of it back again.)

The next afternoon I outdid myself. I found an Easter egg I had hidden from the kids in the freezer totaling 583 calories. I had to paint the house to work it off. The same night I had lobster in butter, which totaled 2,390 calories. Checking my list I discovered I would have to row across Lake Erie and back to balance the calories.

Then, a terrible pattern began to form. I was borrowing on my energy and putting IOUs in the refrigerator. I owed two hours of carpentry for a bowl of cereal in cream, three miles of jogging for a French doughnut, and eight days of shoveling snow for a piece of birthday cake.

As I sit here writing this column, I am in hock through 1975. As I told my doctor, the only way I can possibly catch up is to be an oarsman on a slave ship. He is making the necessary arrangements.

~~~From Forever, Erma" by Erma Bombeck

Pizza Fit'n Free

A NoteNote from Pizza Fit'n Free

Pizza Free

Try adding some fresh
veggies & some turkey
pepperoni before baking.
YUM ~ Dotti

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Food Finds

I've tried a lot of the Weight Watcher meals and I have to say I've liked most of them.  Here are few more of the ones I like.  They are quick, tasty and help you stay on Program. Enjoy!

  • Weight Watchers Smart Ones, Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas, 1 serving [220 calories/7g fat/5g fiber/26g carbs/620mg sodium]
  • Weight Watchers Smart Ones, Creamy Rigatoni with Chicken & Broccoli, 1 serving [290 calories/8g fat/2g fiber/33g carbs/690mg sodium]
  • Weight Watchers Smart Ones, Double Fudge Cake, 1 serving [220 calories/7g fat/3g fiber/35g carbs/300mg sodium]
  • Weight Watchers Smart Ones, Four Cheese Pizza, 1 serving [390 calories/10g fat/4g fiber/56g carbs/830mg sodium]
  • Weight Watchers Smart Ones, New York Style Cheesecake, 1 serving [150 calories/5g fat/<1g fiber/21g carbs/140mg sodium]

Fresh Fruit or Juice?

Take a look below at the difference in the nutritional values between the fresh fruit and the fruit juice. The fiber is higher and the calories are lower. Try to get in the fresh fruit before opting for the juice. Most fruit juices don't have the high fiber counts that the fresh fruit does. Fruits are a terrific source of fiber.

  • Orange Juice, 1 cup ~ 100 calories, 80mg Vitamin C, 0.4g fiber
    • Orange, 1 ~ 64 calories, 80mg Vitamin C, 3.3g fiber
  • Apple Juice, 1 cup ~ 116 calories, 2.2mg Vitamin C, 0.2g fiber
    • Apple, 1 ~ 81 calories, 7mg Vitamin C, 0.4 fiber
  • Grapefruit Juice, 1 cup ~ 115 calories, 67mg Vitamin C, 0.2g fiber
    • Grapefruit, 1/2 ~ 60 calories, 62mg Vitamin C, 1.3g fiber

Baja Bob's Cocktail Mixes
     ~ Home of the Original Sugar-Free Margarita Mix

A Note Note from Baja Bob's

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Dotti In Baja Bob Hat The growing popularity of the Weight Watchers Diet, combined with Baja Bob's incredible taste, has helped to push this cocktail mix leader into the mainstream. Baja Bob's newest release, Mojito Mix, follows their other popular flavors. All of the Baja Bob's cocktail mixes contain approximately 70-100% less calories and carbs than traditional mixes sweetened with high fructose corn syrup making these mixes the perfect Weight Watchers addition.

Baja Bob's mixes are great with or without alcohol, allowing people who are watching their weight, or those who are forced to watch their sugar intake due to health reasons the opportunity to enjoy the great taste of a cocktail.

Baja Bob's cocktail mixes come in several flavors: Original Margarita, Wild Strawberry Margarita, Desert Key Lime Margarita, Crazy Caribe Pina Colada, Loco Lemon Sweet & Sour, Maui Madness Mai Tai, Cranberry Cosmo Martini Mix, Sour Apple Martini Mix, and more to come...

Smile Enjoy a cocktail and stay on your Program Smile

Did you know...?

Our Journey is not just about weight loss; it's about constantly learning new things... since we've had some unusual weather around the country along with the usual snowfalls I thought I'd focus on weather.

A normal raindrop falls at about seven miles per hour.

A wind with a speed of seventy-four miles per hour or more is designated a hurricane.

An inch of snow falling evenly on 1 acre of ground is equivalent to about 2,715 gallons of water.

At any given time, there are eighteen hundred thunderstorms in progress over the earth's atmosphere.

A cubic mile of fog is made up of less than a gallon of water.

A rainbow can only occur when the sun is forty degrees or less above the horizon.

~~~The Book of Useless Information by Noel Botham & The Useless Information Society

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


Grapes are a great snack, even frozen!  There have been some recent reports that suggest that the substances called anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins, which give Concord grape juice its rich color, may help slow the growth of breast-cancer tumors (the same pigments may help prevent short-term memory loss, too).  Another animal study finds antioxidants called polyphenols in grapes protect insulin-producing cells in the pancreas and may help to prevent type 1 diabetes.  Compounds found in grape seeds may offer protection against sun-related skin cancer.

Black Grapes, 1 1/2 cups ~ [90 calories/1g fat/1g fiber/24g carbs/1g protein/0mg sodium]
Champagne Grapes, 1 1/2 cups ~ [90 calories/1g fat/1g fiber/24g carbs/1g protein/0mg sodium]
Concord Grapes, 1 1/2 cups ~ [87 calories/0.5g fat/1g fiber/24g carbs/1g protein/3mg sodium]

Green Grapes, 1 1/2 cups ~ [90 calories/1g fat/1g fiber/24g carbs/1g protein/0mg sodium]
Red Grapes, 1 1/2 cups ~ [90 calories/1g fat/1g fiber/24g carbs/1g protein/0mg sodium]
Seedless Grapes, 1 1/2 cups ~ [90 calories/1g fat/1g fiber/24g carbs/1g protein/0mg sodium]

Make sure you pick grape clusters that have plump berries and are firmly attached to the stem.

An amber or honey-colored tint on Thompson seedless green grapes means they were left on the vine longer and are really sweet.

You can store unwashed grapes in a plastic bag in the fridge for up to a week.

Grapes will absorb flavors from scallions and other pungent foods so keep them far away from them.

Remember to rinse your grapes thoroughly.  Pesticides are sprayed on most conventionally grown grapes so rinse them extra well.

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 wonderful gifts.

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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.

DWLZ Website Updates

I am in the process of changing my individual restaurant pages to include the Palm Pilot download and HTML download of that particular restaurant. I have gotten through Daddio's Italian & Mexican Take & Bake. Please be patient with me—it's a one-woman operation. Smile  Al does what he can to help out, but I still do the restaurant updates, and web design for the page on my own. Many people think I have a staff, but for most things it's just me. Thanks for understanding.

Lists of all my updates can be found on the Message Board in the DWLZ Website News & Updates forum at:

US restaurants updates can be found at our Restaurants TOC page at:

Canadian restaurants updates can be found at our Canadian Restaurants TOC page at:

"Today is the first day of the rest of your health." ~~~Jamba Juice


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 isn't here yet,
so I will just deal with today."

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