Can you believe it is Easter already? How many of you are
getting excited about Easter? How many are worried about all
those candy displays and the temptation that goes along with it? Well,
not to worry. You are all going to be strong when it comes to
temptation and if you do have a piece of chocolate make it a really
good piece of chocolate. No use wasting your calories/points
on bad chocolate.
Today I'd like to talk a little about keeping on the Journey and the struggles I've had over the years. It's
that time to find our comfy chair and get settled in for a nice visit.
Don't forget your tall glass of refreshing water
and your beautiful SMILE.
Keeping On the Journey
How many times have you thought to yourself, "I'm tired of this Journey;
I'm tired of watching everything I eat, and I'm tired of always
thinking about food"? I know I have lots of times throughout my
Journey. In fact, I can almost guarantee that those thoughts will
enter my mind again sometime in the future. I'm human.
Gosh, did I say I was human? I wonder. Can the human
factor be the culprit in my falling off Program? How about in
just not wanting to do Program? Why, when we know what to do and
how to do it, can we not follow Program right to Goal with no side
January of 1998 I walked through the doors
of Weight Watchers knowing what I wanted - GOAL! I was so set in
my mind in achieving GOAL that nothing could of gotten in my way -
NOTHING! Guess what? I marched right to goal in about 8
months and kept the weight off with little to no effort for 3 years.
I got my 'Masters degree,' learning everything I could about this
new healthy lifestyle and putting it to work in my Journey. I did it!
I was so proud of myself and so convinced at that
time that I would not gain the weight back or have the need to go on
this particular Journey to Goal again.
many of you are asking, "What happened?" So am I. I forgot that
I was human and not perfect. I forgot that I still have to live my life
with all the twists and turns it throws at us. Some of it was
complacency. I was comfortable at my new weight and I was
maintaining it with little to no effort. Some of it was
over-confidence that I was in control so there was no need to make sure
backup plans were in place should I wander off the path. Why should I?
making good food choices and making sure I got my activity or workouts
done for the week. I was drinking all my water. I was doing
what was necessary to maintain this healthy lifestyle and new weight.
I was in the zone and it truly was my new healthy lifestyle.
back up to May 2002 when I quit smoking almost 3 packs of cigarettes a
was easy for me to quit smoking. I accomplished it by going to a
group hypnosis session. The hard part came after. The
mindless eating began and I couldn't control it. I never started
smoking again but I never regained that non-thinking-about-it healthy
lifestyle at my goal weight again. My concentration is still, to
this day, not as good as it was. My whole metabolism is
different. These are normal things that happen after you've
quit smoking, especially as much as I was smoking.
I've had some people ask me why I don't start smoking again to
weight back down to goal. My answer to them was, "I was at
my heaviest, 245 lbs, while smoking 3 packs a day which put me at
double the risk for a heart attack - 100+ pounds overweight plus
smoking 3 packs a day. Why would I want to smoke again?"
Smoking is NOT the answer to achieving goal.
after quitting smoking there were several deaths in the family,
including my father-in-law, my Mother, my best friends Mom (and Mom to
me) and a very dear, close friend who was like a second mother to me.
Life was out-of-control, which meant
Program was out the door and it showed. I gained a lot of my
weight back. I don't know about you but when there are family issues
going on I'm right there trying to make it easier on everyone and in
the process I forget about taking care of me. Let's face it.
We are caregivers. I'm truly at my best and happiest when
I'm helping someone or just giving of myself.
What was so magical about that time in 1998 when I walked right down to goal relatively easily? How did I get so
determined to make goal that I would have turned down a million dollars
rather than go off program? Gosh,
I really wish I knew because I would bottle it and we'd all be at our
given this subject a lot of thought.
I want GOAL again so badly but I can't seem to muster up the
strength to continue doing what I know I need to do to achieve my GOAL.
I am almost 10 years older today than I was in 1998, when I was moving straight to goal. I am dealing with medical issues that I wasn't dealing with then, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis,
Fibromylagia, Osteo-Arthritis, menopause and severe Restless Leg
Syndrome. So what! That should not keep me from achieving
my goal weight. Is it the depression that accompanies some of these
conditions stopping me dead in my tracks? I know when I stop
doing what I need to do on Program it's very hard to get back in the
groove. Of course, the tiredness doesn't help. But... these are
really just excuses. I need to find some solutions. Most of
all, I need to accept the fact that this Journey back to Goal is not
going to be the same one I did in 1998. It's different and I need
to learn to adjust to the differences.
What are some of the things I can do to help me stay focused on Program?
So, all that being said, when will I get
back to goal? Your guess is as good as mine but I can tell you I
will not quit trying. You are never a failure as long as you keep
getting up every time you fall. You are never a failure as long as
you do the best you can. I will be at Goal again. I know
it. I just need to remember that I'm not the same person I was 10
years ago. I need to remember that every Journey is different and
to accept that. I need to remember that I have all of you out
there supporting me and wishing me the very best, as I am you. I
need to remember that I'm Dotti, I'm human and I'm not perfect.
- Well, number one, for me, is help on focusing on my program and doing the right things! I know when I listen to the Enjoying
Weight Loss CDs I focus. Hypnosis works well for me when I actually use it. So, this has to be on top of my list of things to do to reach goal.
- Secondly, I need to slow down and take time for
ME, which I am not doing. I do well for a bit, and then it's go,
go, go, with no time for ME. My Program goes right out the window
when I don't take the time to take care of ME.
We all know that when we take care of ourselves we gain control
over so much more in our lives, including our Program for a healthy
lifestyle. Everyone around me is happier when I take care of ME
because I'm happy. Ever heard the old saying, "If Mama ain't happy,
no one is happy"? So true!
- Thirdly, I must make sure I drink plenty of water during the day. That truly is one of the
keys to success on Program. You feel better, you're not as hungry
all the time and it cleanses your system.
- Last, but not least, I need to surround myself with others on this Journey. When I'm
struggling I need to soak up their energy and enthusiasm for Program.
When I'm not struggling I need to offer up my energy and
enthusiasm to others struggling, for when you help others you truly are
not sure if our little visit today has helped any of you but I want you
to know it has helped me tremendously to talk about it. I hope all of
you realize that you are not alone on this Journey and most likely what
you are feeling, others have felt the same way. Together we will
walk on down to Goal.
Let's all keep on keeping on the Journey. The
alternative is far worse. I would quickly be back up to 245 lbs again—plus
adding on more weight—if I ever gave up this Journey. I will NEVER
give up. It is not an option. EVER.
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Come Join the Fun!
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According to the National Confectioner's
Association, Easter is the second most important candy-eating occasion
of the year for Americans. Guess how much candy was consumed
in 2001? 7 billion pounds of candy! Here are some
other interesting facts about Easter.
* In 2000, Americans spent nearly $1.9 billion on Easter candy, while
Halloween sales were nearly $2 billion; Christmas, an estimated $1.4
billion; and Valentine's Day, just over $1 billion.
* Ninety million chocolate Easter bunnies are produced each year.
* Chocolate bunnies should be eaten ears first, according to 76% of
Americans. Five percent said bunnies should be eaten feet first, while
4% favored eating the tail first.
* Adults prefer milk chocolate (65%), to dark chocolate (27%).
* Each Easter season, Americans buy more than 700 million Marshmallow
Peeps, shaped like chicks, as well as Marshmallow Bunnies and
Marshmallow Eggs, making them the most popular non-chocolate Easter
* As many as 4.2 million
Marshmallow Peeps, bunnies, and other shapes can be made each day.
* In 1953, it took 27 hours to create a Marshmallow Peep. Today it
takes six minutes.
Peeps are the most popular, followed by pink, lavender, blue, and white.
* Americans consume 16 billion jellybeans at Easter, many of them
hidden in baskets. If all the Easter jellybeans were lined end to end,
they would circle the globe nearly three times.
* Jellybeans did not become an Easter tradition until the 1930s. They
were probably first made in America by Boston candy maker William
Schrafft, who ran advertisements urging people to send jellybeans to
soldiers fighting in the Civil War.
* 70% of kids aged 6–11 say they prefer to eat Easter
jellybeans one at a time, while 23% report eating several at once. Boys
(29%) were more apt to eat a handful than girls (18%).
* Children indicate their favorite Easter jellybean flavors are cherry
(20%), strawberry (12%), grape (10%), lime (7%), and blueberry (6%).
are some popular Easter candies with their nutritional values and
Weight Watcher Points.
~~~DWLZ.com @ http://www.dwlz.com/WWinfo/candy.html
- Brachs Fiesta Malted Milk Eggs, 5 (180 cal/5 g fat/1 g fiber/31 g carbs)* 4
- Brachs Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Egg Crate, 4 eggs (170 cal/5 g fat/0 g fiber/31 g carbs) * 4
- Brachs Robin Eggs, 6 (200 cal/8 g fat/1 g fiber/31 g carbs) * 4.5
Caramel Egg, 1 (190 cal/10 g fat/0 g fiber/24 g carbs) * 5
- Cadbury Chocolate Egg, 1 (180 cal/8 g fat/1 g fiber/25 g carbs) * 4.5
- Cadbury Creme Egg, 1 (170 cal/6 g fat/0 g fiber/28 g carbs) * 4
- Cadbury Mini Eggs, 12 (190 cal/8 g fat/1 g fiber/28 g carbs) * 4.5
- Chocolate Bunny, 1 oz (140 cal) * 3
- Chocolate Bunny, 1 3/4 oz (260 cal) * 5.5
- Chocolate Bunny, 3 oz (440 cal/28 g fat) * 11.5
- Chocolate Bunny, 7 oz (1050 cal) * 21
- Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Bunny (60 cal) * 1.5
- Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Egg, 1 (100 cal) * 2
- Dove Truffle Eggs, Milk Chocolate, 1 (150 cal/10 g fat/0.25 g fiber) * 4
- Easter Smarties, 1 oz (100 cal/0 g fat/0 g fiber/25 g carbs) * 2
- Hershey's Candy-Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs, 4 (90 cal/4 g fat/0 g fiber/12 g
carbs) * 2.5
Robin Eggs, 24 (170 cal/5 g fat/0 g fiber/31 g carbs) * 4
- Lindt Chocolate Carrots, 4 (210 cal) * 4.5
- Lindt Lindor Mini Eggs, 3 (90 cal/7 g fat/0 g fiber/7 g carbs) * 2.5
- Lindt Lindor Mini Eggs, Double Milk, 3 (80 cal/5 g fat/0 g fiber/8 g carbs) * 2.5
- Marshmallow Chicks [Circus Peanut type], 5 (136 cal) * 3
Way, 1 egg (190 cal/12 g fat/0 g fiber) * 5
Peanut Butter Mallow, 1 (140 cal/8 g fat/<1 g fiber) * 3.5
Regular, 5 (160 cal/0 g fat/0 g fiber/40 g carbs) * 3.5
Sugar-Free, 3 (60 cal/0 g fat/0 g fiber/23 g carbs) * 1.5
Stover Vanilla Cream Chocolate Egg (389 cal/12 g fat) * 9
(Brachs) Jelly Beans, 25 (150 cal/0 g fat/0 g fiber/37 g carbs) * 3
Egg, 1 egg (170 cal/10 g fat/1 g fiber) * 4
Squarepants Hollow Egg, 1 (300 cal) * 6
Dark Chocolate Vanilla Butter Cream Eggs, 2 (120 cal/4.5 g fat/0 g
fiber/22 g carbs)
~~~Sweet Easter Facts by David Johnson
Penny's Low Fat Desserts
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Plant a Garden of Success
Plant 5 rows of peas:
Include 3 rows of squash:
Add 5 rows of lettuce:
Let us be positive
Let us take responsibility
Let us be in control
Let us reward our accomplishments
Let us be empowered
No garden is complete without turnips:
Turn up with a positive attitude
Turn up with a smile
Turn up with new ideas
up with real determination
Turn up with success
May your garden flourish!
Thank you Pat!
Salt—What Foods Contain Too Much Sodium?
I would wager that most of us don't even look at the sodium levels on
our nutritional labels, mainly because we don't have to YET.
If I had to answer the question as to what foods supply too
much sodium first on my list would be soup. We all know soup
is high in sodium. But... guess what? Processed
food is quite the villain in itself.
Below is a comparison
chart of how fast you can get out of control with your daily sodium
levels. Nutrition guidelines say that we should get no more
than 1,500 to 2,300 milligrams of sodium daily.
|Canned tuna, 3 oz
|Tuna salad, 1/2 cup|
|Salmon, 3 oz
|Canned salmon, 3 oz
|Smoked salmon, 3 oz|
|Stewed tomatoes, 1/2 cup
|Tomato juice, 8 oz|
|Pork, 3 oz
|Bacon, 2 slices
|Ham, 3 oz
|Potato chips, 1
|Instant mashed potatoes, 1/2 cup
|Coleslaw, 1/2 cup
|Sauerkraut, 1/2 cup|
|Canned peas, 1/2 cup
|Canned pea soup, 1 cup
~~~Study: Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health, University of Ulster
By way of comparison, here's what the American Heart Association says that you get when you take salt straight:
It doesn't take long to reach that recommended upper limit of 2,300 mg does it?
- 1/4 teaspoon salt = 575 mg sodium
- 1/2 teaspoon salt = 1,150 mg sodium
- 3/4 teaspoon salt = 1,725 mg sodium
- 1 teaspoon salt = 2,300 mg sodium
"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
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 http://www.dwlz.com/hypnosisreview.html. 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
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
3 Easy Payments!
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
Click Here to go directly to their
site and find out more about the Hypnosis Network, and how you can
order your CDs.
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."
Turkey & White Bean Chili
Makes 4 main dish servings
12-inch skillet heat oil on medium-high until hot. Add turkey
and 1/2 tsp salt, and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until the turkey loses its
pink color throughout. As you are stirring, break up the
turkey with the side of your spoon. Add onion and cook 4
minutes. Stir in chili powder and cumin; cook 1 minute.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb. turkey, ground (93% lean)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 tsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
can whole tomatoes in juice, chopped (28 oz)
can white kidney beans, cannelloni, rinsed & drained (15-19 oz)
- 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
tomatoes with their juice, beans, and 1/2 cup water; heat to boiling on
high. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, uncovered, 10
minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve chili in serving bowls
and top with a dollop of yogurt. Makes about 6 cups.
You cut calories by a third and fat by half when
you substitute ground turkey for beef chuck. You get 10 grams
of fiber (almost half your daily requirements) by using cannelloni
beans. On top of that this recipe only takes about 25 minutes!
Per serving: 380 Calories, 13g Total
Fat, 10g Dietary Fiber, 35g Carbohydrate, 875mg Sodium, 33g
~~~Recipe from Good Housekeeping Magazine, December 2007
Software You Can Use! — And Now Available Online!
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.
Here are a few more of my food finds.
- Kellogg's Special K Bliss Bars,
Raspberry, 1 bar
[90 calories/2g fat/0g fiber/17g carbs/70mg
sodium/1g protein] *2
- Moo Magic Milk Mix, Sugar Free, 1 packet
[8 calories/0g fat/0g fiber/2g carbs/0mg sodium/0g protein] *0.5
(one-sixth point: free really)
- Quaker Mini Delights, 90 Calorie Packs, Chocolatey Drizzle, 1 pack
[90 calories/3.5g fat/1g fiber/14g carbs/85mg sodium/1g protein] *2
- Quaker Mini Delights, 90 Calorie Packs, Chocolatey Mint, 1 pack
[90 calories/3.5g fat/1g fiber/14g carbs/90mg sodium/1g
- Quaker Mini Delights, 90 Calorie Packs, Caramel Drizzle, 1 pack
[90 calories/3.5g fat/1g fiber/14g carbs/95mg sodium/1g protein] *2
- Quaker Mini Delights, 90 Calorie Packs, Buttered Popcorn, 1 pack
[90 calories/3g fat/1g fiber/15g carbs/180mg sodium/1g
- Quaker Mini Delights, 90 Calorie Packs, Cinnamon Streusel, 1 pack
[90 calories/3.5g fat/1g fiber/14g carbs/95mg sodium/2g
- Quaker Mini Delights, 90 Calorie Packs, Peanut Butter, 1 pack
[90 calories/4g fat/1g fiber/13g carbs/105mg sodium/2g
Easter Around the World
Easter is not celebrated the same way everywhere.
The countries below have their own way of celebrating Easter
and I must say, it is very interesting indeed.
Norway's Criminal Habit
In Norway, reading
detective novels and crime thrillers has become a popular Easter
pastime. Paaskekrim (Easter crime) refers to the new crime novels
available at Easter. The period from Holy Thursday through East Monday
is a public holiday, and many Norwegians take vacations to the
mountains, or to the coast at this time. According to folklore
professors at the Institute for Cultural Studies at the University of
Oslo, the tradition of reading about crime at Easter may stem from the
violent nature of Christ's death.
Break an Egg
Latvians play an
Easter egg game in which each person takes a hard boiled, colored egg.
Players make pairs and then tap the ends of their eggs together. First
the wide ends of the two eggs are tapped together, then the narrow
ends, and finally one wide and one narrow end. Whenever players' eggs
break, the owners leave the game, which continues until one player is
left with an unbroken egg.
Lilies Bloom Abroad
a symbol of purity for early Christians. The white trumpet lily, known
in the United States as "Easter Lilies," were brought from Bermuda
around 1900. The trumpet lily, which blooms in the spring, rapidly became
popular for Easter decorations.
Village Produces Mega-Play
passion play in the town of Iztapalapa, near Mexico City, is one of the
most famous Easter events in Mexico, drawing one million visitors each
year. Following a devastating cholera epidemic in the winter of 1833,
the handful of survivors decided to hold the play to give thanks. The
productions have become increasingly more elaborate. Everyone in town
participates, but leading roles are awarded to those meeting strict
height and appearance requirements, and of undisputed good character.
Witches Haunt Sweden
witches were thought to fly their broomsticks to church bell towers on
Easter Eve. Especially in western Sweden, children often dress up as
hags and visit neighbors, often with an Easter card, hoping for a coin
or a piece of candy in return.
Around the World by David Johnson
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Days to Go
Day one ( right after weigh in)
Oh boy, that piece
of cake I saved is near,
One big slice, I have no fear.
no pounds will ever show,
I've got seven whole days to go.
A day of shopping at the mall,
burger special - cheese, mayo and all.
I'll walk it off and
get in gear.
Six days to go, no weigh-in near!
I think I'll skip my tuna lunch.
Reuben sandwich is what I'll munch.
With maybe a shake and
chips, you know?
Besides, I've got five days to go!
For breakfast, one egg, toast and juice.
left their pancakes. Oh! What's the use?
These days wasting
food is such a sin,
And it's still four days till I weigh in.
Boy, the weekend is really rough.
menus are very tough!
I'll work off this steak, no problem
In just three days I'll be in the clear!
Breakfast...I'll just have coffee today.
I'll lose some that way!
Supper...I'm starving-I could eat a
Two more days till I step on that scale!
Now my nerves are really a wreck.
might as well eat. Oh! What the heck!
I'll drink tons of water
and walk all night.
One day to go -- I'll be alright.
I polished off the pizza as a snack today.
followed it with two bowls of Special K!
I gained two
pounds--can you believe?
Maybe it's the Milky Way I've got up
Really, WW works if you just take it slow.
guess I didn't have seven days to go!
Baja Bob's Cocktail Mixes
~ Home of the Original Sugar-Free Margarita Mix
Note from Baja Bob's
Try some Baja Bob's Sugar Free Cocktail
Mixes today - What a great way to enjoy an occasional cocktail without
any guilt! Enjoy and stay on your program! Enter
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Use Coupon Code
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
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.
cocktail mixes come in several flavors: Original Margarita, Wild
Strawberry Margarita, Desert Key Lime Margarita, Crazy Caribe
Colada, Loco Lemon Sweet & Sour, Maui Madness Mai Tai,
Cosmo Martini Mix, Sour Apple Martini Mix, and more to come...
Enjoy a cocktail and stay
on your Program
Did you know...?
Our Journey is not just about weight
loss; it's about constantly learning new things... I'll
wager you didn't know these interesting facts.
In 2004, the glossy
IKEA catalogue overtook the Bible as the world's most distributed
publication - 145 million copies versus 25 million copies.
Throughout its lifetime, an elephant goes
through six sets of teeth. The elephant starves to death once
the sixth set of teeth falls out.
Hawaii is the only
state in the United States that grows coffee.
cockroach's brain is spread throughout its body. If you chop off its
head, it can still live for up to a week. It finally dies
because it can't eat.
President McKinley was the
first president to ride in an electric car - the ambulance that took
him to the hospital after he was shot by an assassin.
~~~That's a Fact Jack! by Harry
Bright and Jakob Anser
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!
can find Al's Essays on Weight Loss and Maintenance
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
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.
Note - Philly Swirl has corrected their Sam's Club
Pass so that it is now good thru May 2008. I'm so sorry for
the confusion for those visitors who went there and found the coupon
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 Dunkin Donuts. Please be patient
with me—it's a one-woman operation.
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.
If you do not see these changes please refresh/reload your browser
Aladdin's Eatery is back up with
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."
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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calculated with the 10 gram fiber cap [Original 123 Success Points].
When there is a difference with the 4 gram fiber cap calculation, I
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