Dotti Dotti Dotti's
July 8, 2008    
Issue #051


Hi everyone! It's time once again for us to visit. Hope this newsletter finds everyone well. Al and I just got back from a wonderful 4th of July holiday visit with our son, LeRoy, grandson, Hunter, and best friends, Jim, Tammy & family, in Spokane, WA.

Al has written our article for this issue, and I just know you will enjoy it. Let's grab that tall glass of sparkling water and find our comfy chair. Don't forget to bring your beautiful SMILE.Smile

You Bet!


By Al Coon

I was sitting with my notebook in my lap, and mulling over what I was going to talk about this time, and my two-year-old Grandson Hunter was there with me.

I looked down at the blank page and turned to Hunter and rhetorically asked him, "What am I going to write on this time Hunter?"

Without a moment's hesitation he put his finger on the notebook and said with all the seriousness he could muster, "Use this one." Smile

Life doesn't truly begin until you are a grandparent!

Chutes and Ladders

When I was just a few years older than Hunter is now, I used to play a game called Chutes and Ladders. My opponents and I moved our tokens around the board during our turns and sometimes we landed on a square located at the bottom of a ladder. When that happened our token would be instantly moved forward, all the way up to the top of the ladder, and we got to skip over all those squares between that we would have had otherwise to transverse at a laggardly pace controlled by dice rolls. It brought joy to our little hearts.

However, on other turns we would find our tokens arriving at a square at the top of a slide, and sadly watched as we were forced to move backwards—all the way to the bottom of the slide. My friends always were happy to "console me" with joyous laughter and giggles when it happened to my token. For some reason, that didn't make me feel any better. But it was all good fun and I enjoyed the game a lot.

Over the years, life has all too often felt like one of those Chutes and Ladders games. Fortuitous events would lift my spirits, and other times, just as surprisingly, I would find my dreams shattered, lying in pieces on the ground.

It is not terribly shocking to see that the ancients envisioned luck as a goddess, called Tyche by the Greeks, and Fortuna by the Romans. Sometimes life seems like it is pushed by the will of a fickle spirit. Nemesis, was another goddess who made sure that fortune never got too lopsided in the positive direction, sort of a keeper of the law of conservation of fortune's balance.

But is life just a boat on the ocean, blown about by the chaotic winds of Fate?

Fate or Probability?

If you were a student in a class where 3 people got A's and 3 people got F's, and four people got something in between, without knowing you, I could still say that there is a 30% chance that you got an A, a 30% chance that you got an F, and a 40% chance that you got something other than an A or an F. This is what statistics can tell you.

Pollsters can sample a portion of a population of people and tell you within just a few percentage points of how the entire population will vote in an election. It is unfortunately more accurate than counting actual ballots in some precincts. Smile

This is has nothing to do with free will or predestination, but with the laws of chance. Fate is shackled by these laws, but fortunately, we are not.

It is because luck does not exist, but probability does, that we can use what would seem to be a chaotic process of atoms falling to pieces as the heart of the most precise clocks in existence. We count the disintegrations of atomic nuclei and know exactly how much time has passed. Radioactive decay is bound by probability, not luck.

Where You Rule

While we can predict the odds that your grade would be an A or an F, if we know the number of people who are in the class and how many of them got each grade, it is your performance alone which determines which grade you get. You are not locked into one grade or another by the spread of grades achieved. You may be at the top or bottom of the distribution of grades, or in the middle somewhere. You earn your grades, and it is your hard work, intelligence, and attention to detail that will determine your grade.

Similarly, much—but not all—of your life is under your direct control.

Life is a Mixed Bag

There are things that are outside of your control in life:
  • Your genes
  • Your Parents
  • Where you were born and raised
  • Unavoidable accidents and problems
And there are things that are your choice:
  • Whom you marry
  • Your job
  • Your daily routine
  • What you eat
  • How you exercise
  • How you spend your money
  • What you do with stress
The results that you get from your choices are not the same as someone else might get for doing the very same thing, or as is sometimes said—your mileage may vary. If you are a smoker, or an overeater, you may develop a serious illness, which shortens your life drastically, or is crippling in its effect. On the other hand, you might live a long and healthy life anyway.

A healthy response to this fact of life is summed up nicely in:

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Where There is a Will There is a Way.

We tell our children to "try, try, again" when they do not succeed the first time, and then forget to follow our own advice too often.

Often we say, sometimes almost without thinking, "Where there's a will there's a way." But what is it about a will that finds a way?

A will by itself can do nothing. It is your inner ability that creates the tools for your will to create a way to get something done. Whether it is the will to read to your child every day, to get through a class in school, learn to play an instrument, or to lose weight—in each case the task is made possible through your innate abilities coupled with a will to use them to make something happen. YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES built right inside of you!

While the will finds a way, nothing says that it will be easy; you keep trying things until you find the one that works for you.

It was early 1969, and we were just outside of Klamath Falls, Oregon when I heard my high school buddy's mom cry out from behind the wheel, "Oh no!"

I broke off the conversation I was having in the back seat and quickly looked out the windshield at the snow covered winter wonderland, and the tires had lost their grip on the icy road! The car's trunk arrogantly was trying to catch and pass the hood as they raced nearly side by side down the road!

The course we were taking moved us from the right side of the highway over to the left, where oncoming traffic—fortunately temporarily absent—would normally have a clear path to follow. As we slid along, I could see that we were moving away from the right-hand drop off, and headed towards the left-hand rock wall. The driver was making sounds to dissuade any within earshot of any foolish notions of her being in control of the situation, and heart rates were rising in a hurry.

Only clipping a road edge reflector on the left, she managed to return us to the right side of the dashed white line, but alas we didn't regain traction. Just as the trunk managed to catch up and started to pass the hood of the car, but before it could declare final victory, it left the road, and found itself negotiating the rocky surface of the drop off, along with the rest of us following close behind.

Now if the drop had been a long one, I wouldn't be here to write this, but fortunately, though having a fairly sharp decline, it was only a few tens of feet long. We slid down across the rocks of various sizes and shapes, which were lying beneath the snow, and finally came to rest. I pulled my head up from where I had ducked, and looked out the windshield, across the hood, and up the hill. For the record, the rear bumper won the last bit of the race to the bottom. We had managed to slide all the way, without rolling over or our sustaining any injury at all, aside from our composure being temporarily destroyed.

Taking the Right Steps

For my friend's mom, this was an example of tough things that we might have to deal with in life. Such things do not have to overwhelm us, as long as we refuse to give up.

When faced with a difficult situation, and a situation that we will not consider giving up on—we are not going to be without our car no matter what—we start working through how to proceed. Can we drive the car out of the spot it is in? For my friend's mom, there was no way that was going to happen. The car could never have made it out on its own power.

Okay, if it can't make it out on its own, do we know someone who can help us pull it out? Sometimes a friend can supply just what we need to overcome a problem in life, if only we have the good sense to ask him.

In this case the car was down quite a ways, and so retrieving it was beyond the means of any friend the driver could call.

When all else fails, go to the professionals. This is what my friend's mom did in the end; she called a towing company and they pulled the car up the hill and back onto the road. The car was damaged, and so it had to be towed to a garage for repairs. My friend's mom rode with the tow truck. The rest of us passengers hopped into the cab of an 18-wheeler, and accepted a ride into town by the kind hearted truck driver, and all ended well.

When something like this happens to your car, you never just say, "Oh well..." and then walk away from it. You do whatever it takes to get the car back on the road again with you behind the wheel. You start by getting it out of the hole it is in, and then you get it fixed if possible. If the car is too damaged to be repaired, then you replace it; but you don't quit, not ever!

How Important Are You?

We far too often forget—and in some cases never even knew it to forget it—that we are more valuable than:
  • Any car
  • Any house
  • Any job
  • Any friendship
  • Good manners
  • Making peace
  • A myriad of other things that we sacrifice our weight loss journeys for.
Now go back and read that as applying to YOU. You are that valuable. You are that important. YOU!

We are not talking about egocentric, self-centered, narcissistic, spoiled behavior. You are not like that at all. You care about others, while deprecating your own value, and fear that you are not doing enough for them. And while you care for others, you let your own needs languish in the dungeon of neglect far too often. But you must take care of your needs.

Weight Loss Emergency

While we may focus upon our weight as being primarily an appearance problem, especially when we are younger, we can find that it is far more urgent than that when one or more of these weight related crises come upon us:
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Wheel chairs and canes
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Serious injuries from minor falls
  • Joint and feet pain
These things walk hand-in-hand with obesity, and they are things to be avoided if at all possible.

Life is Not Fair

You did not ask to have this problem. You would prefer that it had not come your way. But the "car is already over the bank," and it is up to you to decide what you are going to do about it.

You are not a bad person for having this problem. You are just as good as any naturally thin person is. This is not about good and bad. It is about a medical condition that must be treated and controlled.

So, view it as that and never, ever make moral judgments about yourself because of your situation. You are not the problem. You are a wonderful and important person. The number on the scale is not you. Medical conditions are to be treated, but you don't beat up the patient for having a cold! Don't beat up yourself for being overweight either!

Bill of Rights

You have the right—as well as the obligation—to take care of your needs. Think of all that you do for others; you find the time to take care of them and their needs don't you? Remember, you are a person, just like they are. You are precious, unique, valuable, and as much a part of this world and this universe as any other person anywhere!

If others have needs and you understand that—and even feel obligated to fulfill those needs—you must understand that you too have needs (not just wants, desires, or wishful thinking) and they must be met!

The next time you find yourself in a situation where you feel you need something but you don't have the time to fulfill it—stop and ask yourself:

If my loved one had this need right now, would I take the time to fulfill it for him?

What is so important right now that it is stopping me from fulfilling my own need?

Is it so important that it would stop me from taking care of that same need in someone else whom I care about?

You are as valuable as anyone—ever! Treat yourself accordingly!

Believe me when I tell you, the ones who love you will be even happier than you will be, when you finally put your needs first!

They already know you are worth it!

Wishing you the very best,


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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

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Food Finds

Sweet Leaf Liquid Stevia, all natural, found at Whole Foods (formerly Wild Oats) or most likely any health food store—it's a bit expensive but lasts a long, long time (dropper form). About $15.00/bottle

Vanilla Crème
Chocolate Raspberry
Valencia Orange

I am trying to wean myself off the artificial sweeteners, as they tend to give me a headache if I use a lot and this is the perfect solution. I use this in my water too when I want a little "extra."

Sweet-and-Sour Red Cabbage

This is a great, heart-healthy side dish. YUM!

Makes 8 servings

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Dash fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 2 tart apples, peeled and sliced

    • Combine water, brown sugar, vinegar, oil and pepper in a large skillet. Cook until hot, about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    • Add the cabbage. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    • Add the apples. Cook uncovered until tender, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Nutritional Value—

   Per serving:
   80 Cal., 2g Fat, 2g Fiber, 17g Carbs, 15mg Sodium, 1g Protein *1.5

      ~30 minutes a day to a Healthy Heart by Reader's Digest

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Remember What is Most Important

Remember that reaching your destination is only part of living. Enjoying the Journey is the other.

Remember that no one person in life can make you happy. True happiness comes from within.

Remember that words are very powerful, and they stay around forever ~ so always make sure that what you say counts.

Remember that true love is the most precious gift of all, and the most tender of all emotions. Be sure to give it out as much as possible.

Remember that no one has all the answers to life. Life is an adventure that must be enjoyed to the fullest. Sometimes it is the surprises along the way that make it all worthwhile.

Remember that if today seems dark, tomorrow will always be brighter. Sometimes we need to get lost in the darkness before we can fully appreciate the light on our path.

Remember to appreciate the moment you are in. When you live in the past or for the future, you miss everything in between, and you will have never truly lived.

Remember that change is a good thing. When you learn new things and take on new challenges, you expand your mind and become a better person for it.

Remember that if you love someone, tell him. Life is short and it moves very quickly. Loving someone openly gives purpose and meaning to your days.

Remember to stop and take a breath. Life is not a race to be won. The only way to enjoy all of it is one moment at a time.

~~~Rebecca Finkelstein

     ~Promises to Myself, Blue Mountain Arts Collection

Weight Loss is 90% Mental

I use Dr. Roberta's Enjoying Weight Loss Hypnosis CDs as an important help on my lifelong Journey to a healthier me:
  • Whenever I listen to these CDs—I have a good day on program.
  • Whenever I have failed to do well on program, it has always been when I stopped listening regularly.
  • They continue to be an irreplaceable part of my Journey back to goal, and now I am listening every single day!
If you would like a power assist on your journey I highly recommend these Enjoying Weight Loss Hypnosis CDs!

Want to know more?
  • There's lots of info on our Review Page&mdash see how this has worked for me.
  • You can try them out for 4 weeks before buying!
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What can you do to get your mind onboard with your weight loss desires?
   — I honestly believe this is an answer to a dilemma that we all face. Come and read about it.

Filler Up!

Remember to drink plenty of water during these hot summer days. You do not want to get dehydrated and sluggish while enjoying the summer festivities. I have a giant 64 oz mug that reminds me every day to drink my water. I try to fill it in the morning and finish it by evening. Its outside surface area is jam-packed with lots of important facts about water. I'd like to share them with you...

Warning: Water is energizing and refreshing. It may give you the urge to get off of the couch.
  • You should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
  • 1 glass of water = 8 ounces.
  • 8 glasses of water = 64 ounces.
  • A mere two percent drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory trouble with basic math problems and difficulty focusing!
  • Water regulates the temperature of the human body, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, cushions joints, protects organs and tissues and removes waste.
The fact is...
  • The body is 80% water.
  • Divide your weight in pounds by two: the result is the number of ounces of water you need to drink each day.
  • Water removes harmful toxins from the body.
  • Dehydration slows down the body's metabolism.
  • Lack of water causes daytime fatigue.
  • Water plays a role in almost every bodily function.
Water stats:
  • 75% of the U.S. population is chronically dehydrated.
  • 37% of the U.S. population mistakes thirst for hunger.
  • 98% of dieters use water to deter hunger pangs.

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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Ginger-Orange Squash

Here is another great heart-healthy, fiber-rich side dish.

Makes 4 servings

  • 1 butternut squash, about 2 lbs
  • 2 tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp margarine
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

    • Place the squash on a microwavable plate and pierce several times with a knife or fork. Microwave on high for about 5 minutes. Slice into quarters and remove the seeds. Return to the plate cut side down, cover with wax paper and microwave for 7 minutes. Turn and microwave until soft, 6-8 minutes.

    • Scoop out the pulp. In a medium bowl, combine the pulp, juice concentrate, brown sugar, margarine and ginger.

    Nutritional Value—

   Per serving:
    150 Cal., 2g Fat, 5g Fiber, 34g Carbs, 10mg Sodium, 2g Protein *2.5

      ~30 minutes a day to a Healthy Heart by Reader's Digest

Comic Relief

I'm a Senior Citizen

I'm the life of the party-even when it lasts until 8:00 p.m.

I'm very good at opening childproof caps - with a hammer.

I'm usually interested in going home before I get to where I'm going.

I'm good on a trip for at least an hour without my aspirin, bean-o, antacid...

I'm the first one to find the bathroom wherever I go.

I'm awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.

I'm smiling all the time because I can't hear a word you are saying.

I'm very good at telling stories...over and over and over and over.

I'm aware that other people's grandchildren are not as bright as mine.

I'm so cared for: Long-term care, eye care, hearing care, dental care...

I'm not grouchy - I just don't like traffic, waiting, crowds, children, politicians...

I'm positive I did housework correctly before my husband retired.

I'm sure everything I can't find is in a secure place.

I'm wrinkled, saggy, and lumpy - and that's just my left leg.

I'm having trouble remembering simple words like....

I'm now spending more time with my pillows than with my mate.

I'm realizing that aging is not for sissies.

I'm anti-everything now: anti-fat, anti-smoke, anti-noise, anti-inflammatory...

I'm walking more (to the bathroom) and enjoying it less.

I'm sure they are making adults much younger these days.

I'm in the initial state of my golden years: SS, CD's, IRA's, AARP...

I'm wondering if you're only as old as you feel, how could I be alive at 150?

I'm supporting all movements now - by eating bran, prunes, and raisins.

I'm a walking storeroom of facts - I've just lost the storeroom.

I'm a Senior Citizen - and I think I'm having the time of my life!

~Author Unknown - Thank You Marguerite

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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...
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Smile Enjoy a cocktail and stay on your Program Smile

Exercise: Separating Myth from Fact

  1. Myth—Everyone needs 30 uninterrupted minutes of exercise every day.
    Fact—An average adult should get 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day. But you can divide that into shorter segments. Four 10-minute walks each day beat one 40-minute walk in reducing borderline high blood pressure.

  2. Myth—I should lift weights every day.
    Fact—It's better to avoid exercising the same muscle groups two days in a row. So do strength or resistance exercise, such as weight lifting, just two or three days a week for about 20 minutes at a time.

  3. Myth—I should always stretch before exercising.
    Fact—You should stretch after performing aerobic or strength exercises, when your muscles are warm. One lower-back stretch: Lie on the floor. Keep your lower back flat and bend your right leg. Pull your knee toward your chest and hold for 30 seconds. Repeat with your left leg.

  4. Myth—Diet alone can help me shed pounds easily.
    Fact—To promote healthy weight loss, you need to combine sensible eating with about 30 minutes of exercise a day. To keep off the weight, increase your daily exercise to about 60 minutes or increase the intensity or number of days you work out.
     ~From my Southwest Medical Center Newsletter by Robin Virgin, MD (Family Physicians Group) —

Did you know...?

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

It was the sight of Clark Gable peeling a raw carrot with a penknife, then munching on it (as he attempted to teach Claudette Colbert how to hitchhike) in It Happened One Night that inspired Warner Brothers animator Bob Clampett to give Bugs Bunny his signature carrot chomp.

A book of maps is called an atlas because early editions commonly featured a picture of Atlas, carrying the world on his shoulders, on the cover.

The idea of painting fingernails originated in China, where the color of someone's nails indicated his social rank.

There is a subtle change in color in the Washington Monument about one-third of the way up, because during the construction process builders changed materials—from Maryland marble to Massachusetts marble.

     ~Who Knew? by David Hoffman

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!
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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 also make wonderful gifts.

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A Note from Al—
These pops really hit the spot in the hot days of summer! They are only 10 calories each and they are very, very tasty! Dotti and I really love them, and our summer freezer nearly always is fully stocked with these treats. I just wanted you to know that they are for real, and they are REALLY GOOD—way better than 10 calories should have any right to taste!

DWLZ Website Updates

Keeping Dotti's Weight Loss Zone current is a full time job and then some. Anytime you would like to find my latest updates you can find them at these links:

The DWLZ Website News & Updates forum—

US restaurants updates are on my Restaurants TOC page—

Canadian restaurants updates are on my 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." ~Dotti    

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    *Whenever possible, I calculate ALL my Points on my Offline Points Calculator in the Half Points Mode, which rounds UP to the nearest Half Point. This keeps my site consistent. All point values shown in BLACK are calculated with the 10-gram fiber cap [Original 123 Success Points]. When there is a difference with the 4 gram fiber cap calculation, I show the points value for that in RED.

Note: Points® is a registered trademark of Weight Watchers International, Inc. The Points® values displayed are not intended in any way to show an endorsement or sponsorship of any product or organization by Weight Watchers International, Inc.