How about those Halloween parties—are you prepared to stay on Program while attending the party? Let's look at a few ways that can help you do just that.
How many of you work at an office? I'll bet that most of you have seen, or walk by, candy on your fellow employee's desk. Not fun, is it? Why not politely ask that person to put the candy in the desk or somewhere else out of sight? Of course, you will have the ones who won't oblige you. What do you do then? You could ask them to please put the candy in a colored container with a solid lid so you don't see the actual candy or hear it calling your name. (If you explain why, it might help. Sometimes, when a coworker understands that this is a real struggle for you, cooperation is easier to get.) It is a known fact that we will eat more of the candy when it's visible because the visibility makes us think about it more. Every time you see the candy dish you have to make a decision whether you are going to eat any or not.
If you do start nibbling on those fun size candies please try and keep the wrappers where you can see them. They will be a reminder of how much you've consumed and just how quickly the calories are adding up. Scary, if you think about how fast you can get 4-6 pieces of candy consumed. So, be accountable. Visuals really are a wonderful way to scare you back on Program!
Try to take a short walk on your break. You will get some fresh air, which will invigorate you and help you over those mid-morning and mid-afternoon slumps where you ‘think’ you are hungry.
We have discussed a few ways to celebrate Halloween successfully on Program. I do hope that you will try and make it your most successful Halloween ever!
Until next time…
Vitalicious®, don't forget to check out their VitaMuffins which are fortified with at least 15 essential daily vitamins and minerals. They have an awesome selection which, includes:
BlueBran, CranBran, MultiBran, AppleBerryBran, Deep Chocolate, Low-Carb/Sugar-Free BananaNut and Velvety chocolate, VitaBrownie, and Double Chocolate Dream.
Vitalicious® 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
Hi everyone. Here it is already time for another update. I have been going to Physical Therapy for my left knee that was injured (sprained ligament) during my car accident on Sept 10th. It seems to be helping.
I’ve continued to work on staying on Program to the best of my ability on any given day. My stress level is a bit high right now due to some family issues that need to be addressed and to my injuries from the car accident. I listen to my "Enjoying Weight Loss" Hypnosis CDs" whenever I can to help keep my 'head' in the game, usually a couple times a week. I've eaten a bit more than I wanted to at times but for the most part I'm hanging in there. Just as I seem to get going again something gets in the way. I'm no quitter so I'm just going to take it one day at a time, with no guilt and moving on.
You can find my updates on My Lifetime Journey page on DWLZ at:
Let’s all work hard these next couple of weeks on our Program. Most of all, try very hard to enjoy your new lifestyle. I'm going to focus on getting back to where my 'life before the accident' was, as quickly as I can. Have an awesome couple of weeks until we meet again.
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Baja Bob's Cocktail Mixes
~ Home of the Original Sugar-Free Margarita Mix
Baja Bob has now made it even easier for us to have our mixes with us whenever we need them. You can now get
Code dotti10 for your 10%
Throw them in your purse or keep a couple in the glove compartment—handy when you need them. All you do is add water and tequila and you’re on your way to a delicious drink that keeps you on your Program. You can use all 16 packets to make a half-gallon of this awesome mix for your guests. Staying on Program AND enjoying a cocktail (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)—without any worries of going off your Program—AWESOME! ~Dotti~
This is one of my favorite parts of our newsletter. I love to share new food finds. It's always great to get some new ideas for our meals, isn't it? Here are a few things that I tried recently.
- Genesis Organic Strawberry Lemonade, 1 serving [found at Wild Oats/Whole Foods]
[120 Cal, 0g Fat, 0g Fiber, 30g Carbs, 0mg Sodium, 0g Protein] *2.5
- Genesis Organic Strawberry Lemonade, 1 serving [found at Wild Oats/Whole Foods]
[110 Cal, 0g Fat, 2.5g Fiber, 28g Carbs, 0mg Sodium, 0g Protein] *2
- Boca Savory Mushroom Mozzarella Veggie Patties, 1 patty
[90 Cal, 2.5g Fat, 4g Fiber, 11g Carbs, 200mg Sodium, 12g Protein] *1.5
- Quaker Life Cinnamon, 3/4 cup
[120 Cal, 1.5g Fat, 2g Fiber, 25g Carbs, 150mg Sodium, 3g Protein] *2.5
Penny's Low Fat Desserts
Cookies, Muffins and TOPS and something new on the way!
All Natural, Healthy
$4 off Cookie Orders
CODE = DALPB4
Peanut Butter—Coming Soon-sign up for our newsletter announcement!
7g fib, 3g fat, 150 cal
Oatmeal Raisin—ready to ship!
6g fib, 1g fat, 140 cals
Chocolate Chip—ready to ship!
7g fib, 3g fat, 150 calories
Sandy F. of WA is a Penny's customer and tasted our test kitchen peanut butter cookie
COMING VERY SOON!
"I got the PB cookie in today's mail. OMG!!!!!!! Can it get any better than this?
Peanut butter is my downfall and you hit the bull's eye yet again.
Thank you so much for the sample. The problem is......how soon can we order them?"
Al had this to say after tasting our Peanut Butter Cookies (which will be announced in Penny's newsletter very soon):
Your cookies showed up today, and Penny, I liked them a lot! I ate half of the first one at room temperature, and then heated the other half up in the microwave. That tasted so good that I heated the entire second cookie before eating it.
The cookies had a very strong peanut butter flavor, and they were very good! The cookies were not dry—quite moist—and the flavor was excellent.
I honestly hadn’t planned to eat the second one straight away, but the first one tasted so good that the second one was calling my name “loudly.” They were both delicious!
Have patience with all things, but first with yourself. Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You're a perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist.
~ St. Francis De Sales
Your kids won't wait to get their hands on these popcorn-stuffed gloves, recommended by Julie Peters of Lakewood, Colorado. Try this ghoulish treat from FamilyFun
Clear plastic gloves (available at beauty supply stores)
Begin with washed gloves. Stick one candy corn at the tip of each finger, pointy side up, for fingernails. Fill the glove with popcorn. Use yarn to tie a bow at the wrist.
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 several days every week!
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—see how this has worked for me.
- Don't want to pay all at once?—Just choose 3 equal installments!
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.
Walking to Burn Off Halloween Treats
Check out below how far you must walk in steps, miles and kilometers to walk off the candy listed below.
✓ 25 small jellybeans/140 calories
✓ 20 pieces of candy corn/100 calories
✓ 2 Brach's caramels/80 calories
✓ 2 Hershey's Kisses/50 calories
✓ 1 mini Tootsie Roll/25 calories
✓ 1 Fun Size candy bar (Snickers, Milky Way, Butterfingers, etc.)/80 calories
✓ 1 mini bite-size candy bar (Snickers, Milky Way, Butterfingers, etc.)/55 calories
✓ 1 Fun Size M&M packet—Plain or Peanut 90 1 mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cup/33 calories
✓ 1 full size chocolate candy bar (Snickers, Hershey, etc.)/275 calories
✓ 1 King Size chocolate candy bar (Snickers, Hershey, etc.)/500 calories
✓ 1 piece pumpkin pie (1/8 of 9-in pie)/180 calories
…that comes to 1608 calories.
In order to burn that off, you will need to walk 16.08 miles, 25.93 kilometers, or 32,160 steps, assuming you cover one mile in 2,000 steps.
“Taking the Journey”
You are beginning a personal journey.
At times you may expect the answers to
come quickly, but try to be patient;
some answers may take a lifetime to be revealed to you.
Though you may be a little uncertain now
and your confidence may be shaken,
you will stand on your own feet soon enough.
Your legs will grow to be strong under you;
they will take you where you want to go.
You'll make mistakes along the way;
a fork in the road may present a path that
you later decide was the wrong way to go.
Take the time to learn from your mistakes,
but don't be too hard on yourself.
You are learning to make your own choices,
and there is great joy in that.
You are a human being who is embarking
on the important journey of discovering
who you are and what you have to offer.
Celebrate your uniqueness, and you will
triumph on your life's journey.
Baja Bob's Cocktail Mixes
~ Home of the Original Sugar-Free Margarita Mix
Note from Baja Bob's
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.
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!
The growing popularity of the Weight Watchers System, 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 the perfect
Weight Watchers addition.
Enjoy a cocktail and stay
on your Program
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…
Eat This, Not That ~ Halloween
~Eat This, Not That by David Zinczenko
Skittles, fun size—saturated fat 1g
[80 Cal, 1g Fat, 15g Sugar] *1.5
These rainbow-colored candies aren't perfect, but they have a
fraction of the sugar and fat found in Starburst.
Starburst Fruit Chews, fun size—saturated fat 3.5g
[170 Cal, 3.5g Fat, 24g Sugar] *4
|Tootsie Caramel Apple Pop, 1 pop—saturated fat 0g
[60 Cal, 0.5g Fat, 11g Sugar] *1
Candy Corn, 22 pieces—saturated fat 3.5g
[140 Cal, 0g Fat, 28g Sugar] *3
These Halloween classics are made mostly of sugar,
corn syrup, salt and honey.
|PayDay, fun size—saturated fat 0.5g
[90 Cal, 5g Fat, 10g Sugar] *1.5
PayDay has the lowest level of saturated fat
in the candy bar aisle.
M&M Minis, 1 oz tube—saturated fat 4.5g
[150 Cal, 7g Fat, 19g Sugar] *3.5
They may be mini, but they still pack a lot of fat and sugar.
|Whoppers, 6 pieces—saturated fat 2g
[60 Cal, 2.5g Fat, 8g Sugar] *1
Crunchy chocolate flavor with less sugar than Tootsie Rolls.
Almond Joy, fun size—saturated fat 3.5g
[100 Cal, 5g Fat, 10g Sugar] *2.5
This sweetened coconut is packed with saturated fat.
|3 Musketeers Bar, fun size—saturated fat 1.5g
[70 Cal, 2g Fat, 11g Sugar] *1.5
Tootsie Roll, 6 reg midgees—saturated fat 0.5g
[140 Cal, 3g Fat, 20g Sugar] *4
|Twizzlers Cherry Nibs, 22 pieces
[110 Cal, 0g Fat, 18g Sugar] *1.5
Brach's Milk Maid Caramels, 4 pieces—saturated fat 3.5g
[160 Cal, 4.5g Fat, 16g Sugar] *3.5
The gooey consistency is achieved with partially hydrogenated oils.
Software You Can Use! — And Now Available Online!
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
. 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
, 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
is a wonderful new option! You make the choice, but you win either way.
2 tbsp. Peanut butter
2 tbsp. Powdered sugar
2 tbsp. Graham cracker crumbs
2 tbsp. Coconut
Mix peanut butter, sugar and crumbs together and form a ball. Divide the ball into 2 parts to form 2 balls, 1 slightly smaller than the other.
Roll balls in coconut and place smaller ball on top of larger one.
The smaller ball will be the head and the larger one, the abdomen. Add 8 licorice legs and 8 raisin eyes.
Makes 1 scary spider.
~Razzle Dazzle Recipes
A Look in the Mirror
Age 3: Looks at herself and sees a Queen!
Age 8: Looks at herself and sees herself as Cinderella/Sleeping Beauty.
Age 15: Looks at herself and sees herself as Cinderella/Sleeping Beauty/Cheerleader or if she is not feeling well: sees Fat/Pimples/UGLY (Mom, I can't go to school looking like this!)
Age 20: Looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly"—but decides she's going anyway.
Age 30: Looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly"—but decides she doesn't have time to fix it so she's going anyway.
Age 40: Looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly"—but says, "At least I am clean," and goes any way.
Age 50: Looks at herself and sees "I am" and goes wherever she wants to go.
Age 60: Looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and conquers the world.
Age 70: Looks at herself and sees wisdom, laughter and ability; goes out and enjoys life.
Age 80: Doesn't bother to look. Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world.
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
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.
Did you know…?
Our Journey is not just about weight loss; it's about constantly learning new things…
Pomology is the study of fruit and of the cultivation of fruit.
Tomatoes and cucumbers are fruits.*
Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient for waking you up in the morning.
Fresh apples float because 25% of their volume is air.
The most widely eaten fruit in America is the banana.
~The Book of Useless Information
by Noel Botham & The Useless Information Society
*Note from Al:
The context will determine if this statement about tomatoes and cucumbers is true or false…
If you are speaking in a botanical, scientific context, then pumpkin, tomato, cucumber, capsicum, and squash are FRUITS because they all have seeds. If you are speaking in culinary terms, they can all be properly called VEGETABLES.
~Fruit or Vegetable?
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 also make wonderful gifts.
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:
"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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When there is a difference with the 4 gram fiber cap calculation, I
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