Hi everyone! Here we are in the first week of February - Wow! Where does the time go? Life has been very busy for us. We are hoping it will slow down a bit, letting us get our focus back on us and our Journey.
It's that time to find our comfy chair, grab our tall glass of refreshing water and get started. Don't forget to bring your beautiful SMILE.
WHEN THE FIRE GOES OUT
By Al Coon
Soap Box Derby
The boys are positioned at the top of the hill, sitting at the controls of their lovingly crafted homemade vehicles, and they are eager to test both their cars and their driving ability in this race.
The signal is given, and there they go-coasting along as gravity accelerates their cars, faster and faster down the hill.
Does this sound familiar? It should, because this is just how most people approach weight loss. In fact with the "Who's the Biggest Loser" crowd you even get to have the race. They gear themselves up at the top of an emotional hill, often at the beginning of a new year-but it can happen anytime-and they let the high emotional passion of the moment drive them on. It is great for a while, but what happens when a soapbox car hits the bottom of the hill?
If you are going to be successful, you are going to need more than a gravity-powered car, because life is never consistently downhill.
Success and the Honeymoon
The word honeymoon comes from the words "honey," for sweetness, and "moon," for the amount of time it takes for our native satellite to orbit this planet once: about a month. Usually, when a man and woman get married, they are passionately in love, and that first month is spent in wonderful bliss, where neither partner can do anything wrong in the other's eyes. Travel, and lots of time alone together are the key ingredients of a honeymoon. It is almost magical how passion and love make everything wonderful.
If all of marriage were entirely like the honeymoon, divorce would be nearly unheard of. But sadly, this is not the case. There is an old Johnny Cash song called "Jackson" that puts that in a nutshell, when it starts out like this:
We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout,|
We've been talking about Jackson, ever since the fire went out...
It is a tale about a couple that lost their passion for each other and had nothing to replace it with. Their marriage was on the rocks, and all they had left were angry words to beat each other with.
When you think about it, this is exactly how a diet works. It relies upon passion alone, the driving force of desire for speedy weight loss moving the dieter to do whatever it takes to lose weight quickly. As long as the passion continues all is well. No matter how crazy the diet is, no matter how many favorite foods become forbidden, no matter which food groups have to be given up, or how limited your choices become, when you are on a diet in the honeymoon phase everything is wonderful; there's lots of passion and plenty of fun. The pounds just fall off and everything is easy. But then the fire goes out...
In the Real Life Phase of a journey, as in a marriage, you come face to face with the level of your own commitment. What you do starts to feel less like an act of love, and more like a stack of obligations. Now what?
Dropping Like Flies
When the journey leaves the honeymoon stage, and enters the real life stage, we lose far too many of our once passionate people. Passion is great, but true success demands something more, it demands commitment.
Commitment is at the heart of every successful marriage, and it drives every successful weight loss journey as well. While it is not the flash in the pan, intensely hot passion of the honeymoon: building upon your commitment and furthering the goals of that commitment day after day creates a joy and contentment that is a worthy replacement for that flashy beginning. This is what builds long term happiness and yes, even passion.
Committing For Better or For Worse
A commitment, a real commitment, is not merely just grabbing on and holding on with all of your might. When you take on a commitment for better or for worse, it is more like handcuffing yourself to the object of your commitment, so that you cannot let go, even when you get too tired to hold on by yourself. Your commitment holds you on course when everything else tries to push you off course. Your commitment says, "This is going to work. Period." No other option is available, because your commitment is real, and your resolve to hold to it is unbending. You are going to do this for the rest of your life!
Once you have established your commitment, "for better or for worse" it then only makes perfect sense, just like in a marriage, to make it "for better." You have that power in your hands, and if you want to enjoy your walk to the "goal weight promised land" you will need to take that power and use it.
There is no question in your mind that you are going to do this. What is left is only working out the details. Once again, marriage makes a good example for the process.
Where Do We Go From Here?
Let's assume that you have committed to spending the rest of your life with your spouse, no matter what. That is set in your mind, but the particulars are very flexible at this point. Day by day you must work out the details of your marriage. Who is going to do what, and even what is going to be done, all has to be worked out. While the fine points are flexible, the commitment is not. The goal is set in concrete, while the methods used to accomplish it are living and actively honed and changed as necessary.
At first you really don't have a clue as to how it will all proceed. You have your commitment to your goal, but the details are in flux. You don't only need to work out the details for today, but over the years the details will change often as your needs change; but like the fixed foundation upon which sits a house that you may remodel, and change the furniture within many times over the decades, the commitment is firm and unchanging.
Your commitment is the driving force behind finding workable solutions to all problems. No matter how tough it gets, you refuse to consider bailing out. You will make it work.
Passion Flows From Commitment
When your life is centered on your commitment, you do what it takes to make it work. As a result you receive back more than you put in. The energy that this creates builds its own form of passion, the long-term kind that can burn for life.
There will be tough times and easy times. There will be tears and there will be laughter. Heartaches will come but so will joy.
When you start with an unswerving commitment to your journey for life, you cannot be stopped unless you abandon your commitment. In your mind you are always on a journey—at all times—even when you overeat or fail to exercise.
Just because you have an argument doesn't mean your commitment to your marriage has in any way changed, or is any less strong.
The commitment is forever and it is the center of your focus. You will make it work, even when it isn't easy.
Trudging Through the Mud
When things get tough, the committed start trudging. If you are not burning with passion for your journey, you need to go into "trudge mode." Dotti describes this so well in her concise statement: One day at a time, no guilt and move on.
You don't have to be perfect; no one is! But you can be committed to your journey, and you can put that next foot forward.
As we place one foot in front of the other, and slowly trudgingly walk, we surely move towards our goal of a lifetime of thinness. No racing, no magic, no fantastic pills or diets, just plain old common sense eating and exercise, and doing it for the rest of our lives.
Okay, we have to admit that trudging along isn't very sexy, and it doesn't make people's eyes shine with delight—at least until they have done this mundane thing for a few years, and they find that they have been at goal for a long while!
At some point along the way the light goes on in the eyes, and then trudging seems like a pretty good way to go. No fuss, no muss, no hurry, no marching bands and cheerleaders, just long term results.
The old saying, "Fake it until you make it," is hinting at this, but it is wrong. If you plod forward with one foot in front of the other, you may not be feeling inspired, but you are still doing it. You are not faking it!
Unfortunately, there is no magic solution for getting that internal fire going, the one that makes it all easy to focus and drive forward, any more than there is a way to make a marriage be a mad passionate honeymoon forever. But you can put one foot forward, even when you are tired and not excited about it. Today you are on a journey. You are going to get up and do what you have to do, because you are committed to your journey. Trudge mode works, despite how you feel about it at the time.
Think of it as a job that you need very much. Instead of your livelihood depending upon it, your health depends upon it. Your freedom to move easily depends upon it. Everything that your goal means to you depends upon it. So, what do you do? Just like your job where you get up and go to work, even if you feel like you would rather do just about anything else that day—because it's your job—you get up and do what needs to be done. That is the way trudging works. You do what you have to do because you are committed to not giving up, even on those days when you hate it.
Remember this: you still get your paycheck from your job, even if you hated going in and working for it! AND you still get to goal by trudging, with or without the excitement of being fired up!
When you are committed to your journey, you cease to look for reasons to bail out. Instead you start looking for ways to make it easier. You don't look for excuses, but instead you search for the right path to take. When you are committed to your journey, you know you are going to reach your goal, and you only need to find a solution to the problem you are dealing with this moment.
When something trips you up, don't fear it; study it! Search out easier ways to work around it. Don't complain, and wallow in self-pity. It is okay to vent from time to time, but the only way to conqueror a problem is to understand it and find a solution to it. When you are truly committed to your journey that is what you will do.
Some things have to be done that you won't like. Okay, we must accept that. But we don't have to accept the way we are doing it right now. Perhaps there is a better way. You will never know unless you revisit the problem and your solution to it, perhaps you will have to come back to it again and again before you find the right answer. Be proactive, it works!
When you are truly committed to your journey you will believe that there is an answer to every problem, and that you will find it.
An example of this is journaling your food. For some people this is a problem. They just don't like doing it. Of course you can go into "trudge mode" and just do it, and that will work. But you can do more.
You can create a method of journaling that fits your personality. Create your own blank journal book, or buy one off the shelf that you like. Choose the time of day that feels right for you to write things down. You can do it before you eat anything, or afterwards. If you are sure not to miss anything you do it at the end of the day, but that can be risky if you tend to miss items because you have forgotten about them. (And we do tend to forget the things we don't wish to remember.) So, you must use care.
You can have a large main journal that you fill out at home and a second small portable notebook to keep notes in during the day to be transferred over to the larger one at night. You can do it electronically on your desktop or palmtop computer. Because you are committed to your journey, you will keep looking until you find a solution that you feel comfortable with.
Remember Your Commitment
You begin a successful journey with commitment. Enjoy your honeymoon phase for as long as it lasts, but do not rely on that to carry you through to the end, because the raging passionate fire will go out. You will then be left with your commitment; but that is okay, because it is enough!
As a committed person you will:
- Never quit.
- Fall repeatedly, but will get back up each time.
- Hammer away at each problem until it is solved.
- Make your own luck by increasing the odds in your favor with hard work.
- Constantly shape the journey to make it more enjoyable and easier
- You know that you will never quit, and that you will have success in the end, so you will know in your heart that no amount of effort will ever be wasted in achieving it, and that any work you do now to ease your journey will reward you for the rest of your life!
- Put one foot in front of the other whenever passion is absent.
- Build Passion through commitment rather than only being committed when passion strong.
- View today as a new day in the same journey. What must be done will be done, because you are committed.
Commit to Success Today, Never Wait
Take the key in your hand, turn the lock and open the door to a wonderful world of success. What are you waiting for? Do it now!
- Start with Commitment.
- Renew the commitment each day.
- And Commitment will bring you not only thinness and better health, but a long term passion for what you are doing.
- You are worth this!
Wishing you the very best,
In order to keep this down to a reasonable length for Dotti's Newsletter, I had to abridge the full article. If you would like to read the entire essay please Click Here. ~Al
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From an Essay by Al Coon
"Lose 15 pounds in 21 days," proclaims the ad. "Lose 10 pounds in 10 days," cries another. I think the most egregious insult to rational thought came on a web site that claimed to guarantee that you can lose "…up to 12 pounds in 2 days!" (When I stumbled across this one, I thought it was a parody at first, of all of the silly weight loss claims out there, but it actually offered a product for sale.)
How can we be suckered into these claims? We are adults, with working brains, but over and over again we want to believe. "Please Santa, send me a thinner body, and right now, because I don't want to wait for Christmas."
The only way to really lose 12 pounds of fat in 2 days is to amputate. Here is why:
One pound of fat contains 3,500 calories worth of energy. The only way to get rid of those 3,500 calories is to burn them up through activity. So, to lose 12 pounds of fat, you would have to burn up 3,500 x 12, or 42,000 calories. If you weighed 200 pounds, and you ran for 48 hours straight at a pace of 6 mph, you would consume 43,317 calories, or just over 12 pounds of fat. That is running with no breaks, no rest, and no meals. I seriously doubt that even an Olympic athlete could perform such a feat, but I guarantee that anyone with a weight problem is not going to be able to do that—or anything close to it. If you could do that, you wouldn't need to worry about weight loss.
[ If you would like to read the rest of the essay Click Here. ]
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Be Kind to Yourself...
There will always be times when it's hard to remember your strengths.
These are the times when you need to give yourself special attention.
Be kind to yourself... kindness nurtures and gives hope to growing dreams.
Respect yourself... Listen to your needs, and treat yourself as you would a friend.
Encourage yourself... Remember what you truly want, and fight for it as you would your life.
Appreciate yourself... Don't take for granted the qualities that make you unique.
Focus yourself... It is with discipline and motivation that you will move towards your goals.
Be giving towards yourself... In that way, your strength will thrive, and you'll be realizing your goals
A Day at a Time.
Girl Scout Cookies
These cookie nutritionals are from the Little Brownie Bakers at www.littlebrownie.com February 2008
Lemon Chalet Cremes, 1 cookie [80 cal/3g fat/0g fiber/12g carbs/40mg sodium/<1g protein]
Trefoils, 5 cookies [150 cal/7g fat/<1g fiber/20g carbs/105mg sodium/2g protein]
Do-si-dos, 2 cookies [110 cal/5g fat/<1g fiber/15g carbs/85mg sodium/2g protein]
Samoas, 2 cookies [150 cal/8g fat/<1g fiber/19g carbs/50mg sodium/1g protein]
All Abouts, 3 cookies [150 cal/7g fat/<1g fiber/21g carbs/75mg sodium/1g protein]
Chocolate Chips, 3 cookies [160 cal/9g fat/2g fiber/22g carbs/140mg sodium/1g protein]
Tagalongs, 2 cookies [150 cal/10g fat/1g fiber/14g carbs/100mg sodium/2g protein]
Thin Mints, 4 cookies [150 cal/7g fat/1g fiber/20g carbs/115mg sodium/2g protein]
"Enjoying Weight Loss"
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.
In addition to offering their excellent hypnosis line of helpful programs, the Hypnosis Network now has a free E-Book available called Scientific Weight Loss Secrets: Tips from the Psychological Research, written by Roberta Temes, Ph.D. The book is filled with weight loss ideas and it is completely free to you. Just Click Here, and when you arrive, move to the bottom of the page and click on the appropriate link to download the book.
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
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|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."
Blended Ice Caramel Latte
I have been making this blended Ice Caramel Latte for the last couple of days and I must say, Al and I love them and they are very points-friendly. I purchased the container of Big Train Low Carb No Sugar Added Blended Ice Caramel Latte Mix at Cash n' Carry but I'm sure other stores carry the Big Train items.
Big Train Low Carb, No Sugar Added, Blended Ice Caramel Latte Mix, 1 scoop
Davinci's Sugar Free Gourmet Caramel Sauce, 2 tbsp, Optional
Skim Milk, 1 cup [I use a cup of Blue Diamond Natural Almond Breeze, unsweetened vanilla)
Ice, about 12 oz
Add ice, latte mix, milk to blender. Mix until smooth. I like to either sprinkle the caramel sauce on top or add a bit to the mix. If you love caramel, you will love this!
1 serving is
Big Train Low Carb, No Sugar Added, Blended Ice Caramel Latte Mix, 1 scoop
[70 cal/3.5g fat/7g fiber/20g carbs/125mg sodium/2g protein]
Davinci's Sugar Free Gourmet Caramel Sauce, 2 tbsp
[30 cal/0g fat/0g fiber/7g carbs/30mg sodium/0g protein]
Skim Milk, 1 cup [80 cal/0g fat/0g fiber/11g carbs/110mg sodium/8g protein]
Blue Diamond Natural Almond Breeze, unsweetened vanilla, 1 cup
[40 cal/3g fat/1g fiber/2g carbs/180mg sodium/1g protein]
Software You Can Use! — And Now Available Online!
Weight Commander is an awesome program for your Journey. I
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It is a wonderful program to track your progress on any weight loss
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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
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Here are a few more of my food finds. Enjoy!
- Necco Sweethearts, Sugar Free w/Splenda, 1 box
[70 calories/0g fat/0g fiber/28g carbs/0mg sodium/0g protein]
- Kellogg's All-Bran Complete Wheat Flakes, 3/4 cup
[90 calories/0.5g fat/5g fiber/23g carbs/210mg sodium/3g protein]
- General Mills Caramel Delight Fiber One, 1 cup
[180 calories/3g fat/9g fiber/41g carbs/260mg sodium/3g protein]
- Blue Diamond Almonds, 100 calorie pack, 1 packet
[100 calories/9g fat/2g fiber/3g carbs/0mg sodium/4g protein]
- General Mills Fiber One Oats & Chocolate Bars, 1 bar
[140 calories/4g fat/9g fiber/29g carbs/90mg sodium/2g protein]
Wonderful Winter Squash Soup
Makes 4 servings
Place squash skin-side down in a glass baking dish, adding a little water to the bottom of the dish. Add onions and garlic. Drizzle garlic with olive oil and sprinkle squash with thyme. Cover dish with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until vegetables are soft when pierced with a fork. Remove squash, onion and garlic from dish, then put in a blender and puree. Meanwhile warm chicken broth in a kettle on the stove. Add pureed vegetables and salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with a dollop of light sour cream or chopped chives.
- 2 lbs winter squash, halved and seeded
- 2 onions, peeled and halved
- 1 bulb garlic, top cut off
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp dry or fresh thyme
- 4 cups no-fat, low-sodium chicken broth
- Salt & pepper to taste
Per serving: 174 Calories, 1.5g Total Fat, 10g Dietary Fiber, 38g Carbohydrate, 5g Protein
~~~Recipe from Hers ~44 Low-Fat, High Energy Meals
Chocolate & Women
Chocolate is God's way of reminding men how inadequate they are. I am vividly confronted with this fact every time my wife and I go out to a restaurant. When it gets to dessert, my wife usually orders the most chocolate-saturated dessert possible: It's the one called "Unstoppable Double-Fudge Chocolate Mudslide Explosion" or some such thing. I always wonder why anyone would want to eat anything that promises a catastrophic natural disaster in your mouth.
The dark brown monstrosity arrives at the table, and my wife takes the first bite. Before the fork is even removed from her mouth, a small moan escapes her lips. Her eyes, previously perfectly aligned, first cross slightly and then faze completely, pupils dilating in pure chocolate pleasure before the eyelids clamp down in ecstasy. The hand not holding the fork clenches into a fist and starts pounding the table. The silverware rattles.
After about six minutes of this, she finally manages to swallow the bite, realign her eyes, and take the next shuttle back from whatever transcendental plane she's been visiting. Slowly, her sphere of consciousness expands to include me, her husband, her life-long mate, her presumed partner in all things ecstatic.
"Hey, this is pretty good," she'll say. "You want some?"
No, I don't. I want nothing to do with an object that does to my wife in one bite what I've worked for an entire relationship to achieve. It wouldn't do any good, anyway. Men just don't have the same relationship with chocolate that women do. It's not even close.
I wandered around the office today and asked men -- "Chocolate. Your thoughts?" -- and the result was always the same. First, a confused look as to why they're being asked about something so trivial, and then some lame, obvious statement: "Uh... it's brown?"
Ask women the same question, and you get responses like "The ONLY food group," "ESSENTIAL to life as we know it," and the ultimate casual swipe at every member of the Y-chromosome brigade, "better than sex." Ouch. Some women will try to make up for that last one by quickly adding that chocolate is supposed to be an aphrodisiac. Uh-huh. Chocolate certainly increases desire; problem is the desire is usually for more chocolate. The best a guy can do is buy a box of chocolates and hope he'll be considered somewhere between the cherry truffle and the strawberry nougat.
Don't get me wrong. Guys like chocolate just fine; it's just not essential to life as we know it. Respiration is essential to life as we know it; chocolate is simply one of those nice little bonuses you get. We won't usually pass it up if it's offered, but I don't know too many guys who would get substantially worked up if it were to suddenly disappear from the face of the earth (ironic in a way, as back in the days of the Aztecs, only men were allowed to have the stuff).
When I eat a chocolate dessert, I enjoy it, yes. My worldview doesn't narrow to include only the plate that it's on.
Maybe we're missing something. On the other hand, we don't have to pick up our silverware from the floor after we're done with our tiramisu.
Life is about trade-offs like that. All I know is that come Valentine's Day, chocolate will be among the things I offer my wife. I can't truly appreciate it, but I can truly appreciate what it does for her. Which is close enough.
by John Scalzi
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3 Keys to Healthy Bones
Building healthy bones is as easy as C-D-E, as in Calcium, Vitamin D and exercise.
Calcium is needed to help build and maintain your bones. It's found in foods such as low-fat milk, yogurt and cheese. It's also found in kale, turnip greens and other green, leafy vegetables.
Vitamin D is needed to help your body absorb Calcium. Some good Vitamin D sources are egg yolks, liver and canned salmon. Sun exposure is one also; a few minutes in the sun three times a week will help you get the Vitamin D you need.
Exercise is not only making your muscles stronger, it is also making your bones stronger. Weightlifting, walking, jogging, racket sports and other weight-bearing workouts are the best for strengthening your bones.
~~~from Adventist Medical Center, Adventist Health for Life Pamphlet
Enjoy a cocktail and stay on your Program
Baja Bob's Cocktail Mixes
~ Home of the Original Sugar-Free Margarita Mix
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Did you know...?
Our Journey is not just about weight loss; it's about constantly learning new things... here are some interesting facts about our friends from the sea.
When penguins hop onto an ice floe they always choose one that will take them back to land.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
A shrimp's heart is in its head.
An adult electric eel can produce up to six hundred volts - sufficient to stun a grown horse.
A starfish doesn't have a brain.
A humpback whale's milk is 54 percent fat.
~~~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:
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.
Every day is a good day to stock up on some great tasting
Philly Swirl's Sugar-Free, Fat-Free Swirl Pops! They are
delicious and only 10 calories.
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 http://www.phillyswirl.com/ 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 so far gotten through Don Pablo's.)
I have completely updated Aladdin's Eatery info based upon their web site nutritional data.
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...
"I cannot relive yesterday and tomorrow isn't here yet, so I will just deal with today." ~Dotti
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