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December 7, 2008
Welcome

How was everyone's Thanksgiving?  Ours was quiet and low key but nice too.  Along with sharing a delicious Thanksgiving meal with Al and his mom, I called my son and bestest friend, Tammy on the phone and it was great talking to all of them.  It's the next best thing to being there.

Do you have your tall glass of sparkling water?  How about that beautiful smile Smile of yours; are you smiling?  Okay!  Get settled into your comfy chair and let's get started.



Al The Impossible Dream
      
By Al Coon






Why Me?

I'm glad I can't see my own face…
I feel like a total disgrace!
The loss I had hoped for,
Escaped out the back door—
Leaving two extra pounds in its place! Frown
      -Al Coon

What Is Impossible?

What makes something impossible to you? There are three things really:
  • The physical laws of the universe
  • Your personal physical limitations
  • Your being convinced that something is impossible.
The physical laws of the universe do set real limits on what you can do. For instance, you cannot draw a square circle. By definition, a square and a circle are mutually exclusive, one being composed of nothing but straight lines, and the other one is just one big curved line. Another example is creating a temperature that is lower than absolute zero, because temperature is a measure of heat (not coldness) and when the heat is all gone, you are at absolute zero (an incredible –459.67°F or –273.15°C) and no more heat can be removed. It is the limit past which it is impossible to go.

Your personal limitations are provided by your body and are as individual as your fingerprints. You will not be able to run a 4-minute mile if you have emphysema, nor hit a 90 mph fastball if you are blind. While these limits are real, it is quite amazing what people with emphysema and blindness can accomplish in spite of their challenges. Each personal limitation must be given a hard look, because usually they are not impossible roadblocks, but merely difficulties that might be overcome if approached correctly. Before labeling anything as being impossible because of a personal limitation, make sure that it is really as you think, and not an illusion of impossibility.

The saddest, but most common thing that makes something impossible is for someone to believe that it is impossible, even when it is not impossible. I have heard from a number of people who have said with resignation mixed with obvious grief, "I am overweight [or something less complimentary about themselves] and I can't lose weight and keep it off!" Is this really the Impossible Dream?


Should You Choose to Accept It

The 1960's TV show Mission Impossible usually began with the star of the show, Peter Graves obtaining a recorded message that began, "Good evening Mr. Phelps. Your mission, should you choose to accept it…" and there followed a description of a task that seemed nearly impossible to accomplish. Of course "Mr. Phelps" never turned down the "impossible" mission, and with his trusty crew of conspirators, set out and accomplished the task, however crazy it sounded.

There are two points to my bringing this up:
  1. Just because something sounds impossible, or even feels impossible, doesn’t at all mean that it actually is impossible. Your goal, should you choose to accept it is: "To bring my actual weight to my personal goal weight, and to keep it there for the rest of my life." It may sound impossible, or even feel impossible, but it is NOT actually impossible.

  2. The reason that the impossible sounding missions were accomplished in the show was that the team who tackled them took them seriously, planned a course of attack down to the smallest detail, and then executed the plan as precisely as they could.
Anytime your goals seem like they are impossible missions, it is time to take the Mission Impossible approach to them:
  • Take your goal seriously—this is not "going on a diet" for a while to lose some weight. That is NOT taking your goal seriously at all. This is a lifetime change of your lifestyle. This is a difficult task and must be approached as if it was worthy of your time and attention. Otherwise it will overwhelm you. You can reach your goal, but only if you take your task very seriously. It is dedication and focus that will win out. Half-hearted attempts will always fail.

  • Plan your course of attack down to the smallest detail. This is critical! You are going to face life—your life—day after day, while maintaining your attack on accomplishing your goal. You can't wing it, because you have already tried that, and it doesn't work. You have to plan out what you are going to do. What will you do when you have to drop and run and take care of this or that emergency that comes up over and over again in your life? Put a solution down in your plan so you will have something to eat, and a way to make sure that you remain OP, even if you find yourself at the hospital in the ER waiting for your child to get stitches in the hand that he cut when he accidently put it through a window. There is an answer to every single thing that you normally find overwhelming in your life, if you search it out in the cool passionless moments of your time, when you are able to think clearly. This is where we far too often fail. We try to succeed without a plan, and it doesn't work, and unfortunately, it never will!

  • Execute your plan as precisely as you can. Notice that I didn't say, "Execute your plan perfectly." We are not perfect, and aren't likely to be in this lifetime. It is a fool's errand to strive for perfection. Don't bog down your journey in vain attempts to do it perfectly. Nobody does it perfectly, and nobody ever will. Success is spackled and tarnished on the surface with many imperfections, but it is beautiful nonetheless.
Each day, do your best to follow your well laid out plan. Try to do a little better than yesterday, and believe that you will do even a bit better tomorrow. One step at a time, build your ability and your success. Use your plan to defeat the things that once overwhelmed you, one event at a time. If your plan fails you, go back and rework it, and find a better solution. This is a living breathing process that is never completed, even after you have been at goal for years. One step forward—a bit of improvement, each day—that is how you reach your dream, which is now not so impossible.


Imagine That!

An exercise you might find helpful is to think of a set of circumstances where remaining at your goal weight would be easy. Perhaps being stranded on a small island—maybe you have already been in this fantasy, with other aims in mindBig Smile —where you had to struggle to survive eating fish and high fiber food, with just enough to get by. Working hard each day to obtain food and shelter, you would no doubt get thin and stay thin.

Perhaps it wouldn't have to be so drastic a change as being stranded on an island in your mental exercise, but I am sure you can find some setting in your mind's eye, where being thin would be the normal thing for you. You can then think about what specifically it is about this imagined setting that makes it easy to be thin. This exercise can give you some very good hints at what you need to change in your life, in order to change the results you are getting. It is very helpful being able to identify what is wrong in our lives, if we want to plan our success for the future.


Your Brain is your greatest asset

When you think something is impossible you are killing your best weapon, your greatest tool for success.

It is by assuming that something is POSSIBLE that you can then use your mind to marshal your resources to change your circumstances.

The human mind is an irresistible force, and the only thing that can stop our mind from bringing us success is our refusal to use it.

Just think about what the human mind has brought. It was our ability to think, plan, and act that moved us:
  • From caves to skyscrapers.
  • From hand delivered mail to email.
  • From horseback to jets.
  • From witch doctors to heart transplants.
  • From leaping just a few feet to propelling ourselves to walk on the moon.
  • From a reach that only could point at the stars to sending probes to planets as much as 2.7 billion miles from the Sun.
    • At 60 miles per hour, that distance would take over 5,000 years to drive. If you had a road to drive on, and started driving when the first incarnation of Stonehenge was being built, or the first Egyptian hieroglyphics were being created, and continued until today, you would be just approaching the orbit of Neptune.
And we have only scratched the surface of what the human mind can accomplish. This list is not meant to boggle or amaze so much as it is to show that we can do things that seem impossible on the face of them. People have leaped for the moon, in the past, and found that they were falling 238,000 miles short, but, even so, walking on the moon turned out to be possible. (Of all the celebrities that I have met, Neil Armstrong was the biggest thrill for me…aside from Dotti of course. Big Smile )

It is by using our minds that we can discover the safe path to our dreams, no matter how impossible they may appear to us. Believe, plan, act, persevere and you will succeed.

Don't just dare to dream, but dare to reach your dreams, because YOU CAN!


Wishing you the very best,

-Al




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Dotti's Update


Good afternoon my friends. Today is a cool December day with a beautiful blue sky. 

As most of you know, Al and I are in the process of moving down to Southern Oregon. We are now living on the South Umpqua River with Al's Mom.  She is going through a rough time now with her short-term memory loss and other issues so we felt it was time to come down and take care of her.  All is going well.  We are just about all moved in; should be done by the 31st.  Mom is enjoying our company and not being so lonely and we are enjoying the quiet and tranquil area.  We are all three benefitting from this move. 

As for my Journey, it's there and improving all the time.  I am planning on attending the Roseburg Weight Watcher meeting on Thursday.  I'm kind of anxious to get back to meetings and of course, to hear all about their new program, Momentum (from what I understand, combining Core and Points).  I'm working on my schedule and getting in my two-mile walk daily.  The one thing I'm lacking is all my water.  I must work harder in getting my water in on a daily basis, not just sporadically. 

My stress level is a bit high on some days and I'm trying to adjust and figure out a way to deal with those days without turning to food.  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.   When I miss listening to my CD's I can tell it.  So my goal is to continue to listen at least a couple of times a week, especially during this time. 

You can find my updates on My Lifetime Journey page on DWLZ at:

http://www.dwlz.com/dotcomeback/updates2Page6.html

As we head into the rest of this Holiday season let's make sure we take time for ourselves.  (We know without taking care of  US, we can't care of anyone else.)  Have an awesome couple of weeks until we meet again.

Hugs! Dotti



Pineapple Cooler

If you love pineapple, as I do, you'll love this drink.  The sparkling water gives it a little fizz.

Serves 3

Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp coconut extract
2 cups carbonated water

Directions:

Combine the pineapple juice, lemon juice and the extracts in a pitcher.  Chill.  Just before serving, stir in carbonated water.  Serve over ice.

Nutritional Info:

Each Serving:
120 Cal, 0g Fat, 0g Fiber, 30g Carbs, 5mg Sodium, 1g Protein *2.5

    ~Taste of Home Smoothies & Other Beverages



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  • 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!
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Holiday Foods & Their Calories

While searching the internet for some ideas and helpful information going into the end of the year celebrations, I found another list of popular foods and their corresponding calories.  We need all the information we can get on our Journey so we will be armed and ready for any situation.

Appetizers

  • Pigs in Blankets (5 items with mustard) ~ Calories = 310
  • Potato Latkes with sour cream (3 fried latkes each w/ 1 large Tbs sour cream) ~ Calories = 410
  • Crudités w/ artichoke dip (½ cup dip with vegetables) ~ Calories = 600

Entrees

  • Eggplant Parmesan ~ Calories = 650
  • Prime Rib (8 oz cooked) ~ Calories = 854
  • Roast Ham (8 oz cooked) ~ Calories = 570

Side Dishes (one cup servings)

  • Mashed Potatoes ~ Calories = 250
  • Candied Sweet Potatoes ~ Calories = 400
  • Stuffing ~ Calories = 356
  • Creamed Spinach ~ Calories = 338

Desserts (one average slice) You can save about 100 calories by not eating the end crust on your slice of pie.

  • Apple Pie ~ Calories = 420
  • Pecan Pie ~ Calories = 520
  • Pumpkin Pie ~ Calories = 320
  • Fruit cake ~ Calories = 300
  • Hot Fudge Sundae ~ Calories = 870

Beverages (8-ounce portions)

  • Egg Nog ~ Calories = 343
  • Irish Coffee ~ Calories = 205
  • Hot chocolate with whipped cream ~ Calories = 260
  • White Russian ~ Calories = 386
  • Hot Buttered Rum ~ Calories = 292

~~Holiday Food Calories



Food Finds

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.

* Garden of Eatin' Baked Yellow Chips (tortilla chips), Organic, 1 oz
[120 Cal, 2g Fat, 3g Fiber, 21g Carbs, 120mg Sodium, 3g Protein] *2

* Keebler Mini Graham Ready Crust, Mini, 1 Pie Crust
[110 Cal, 5g Fat, 0g Fiber, 15g Carbs, 125mg Sodium, 1g Protein] *2.5

* General Mills Fiber One Bar, Oats & Apple Streusal, 1 bar
[130 Cal, 2g Fat, 9g Fiber, 31g Carbs, 120mg Sodium, 2g Protein] *1 (2)

* General Mills Fiber One Bar, Oats & Caramel, 1 bar
[140 Cal, 3.5g Fat, 9g Fiber, 30g Carbs, 105mg Sodium, 2g Protein] *1.5 (2.5)




Positive Thought


"I'm at the age where what I eat isn't just about how I look, it's about how long and how well I'll live."  --Anonymous




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Do you want some extra support during your Journey? Would you like to have a place you can call "home," where you can be yourself? Our Message Board is just the place. It's home to all our Zonie friends who share their Journey experiences and are always willing and ready to offer support, laughs, friendship and Hugs! ~ 24/7. Our DWLZ Message Board is at: http://www.dwlz2.com/forum/. Don't forget to register if you haven't already done so.



Positive Thought


"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel."   --C.W. Buechner



Beef Stroganoff

This is a great lowfat version of one of my favorites.  Enjoy!

Serves 6

Recipe Ingredients:

1½ lb. lean beef stew meat, cut into 1" cubes
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 lb mushrooms, sliced
1 can (10.75 oz) fat-free cream of mushroom soup
1 cup water
1 cup fat-free sour cream

Directions:

Place all the ingredients except the sour cream in 4-quart or larger slow cooker. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Stir in sour cream.  Cover.  Cook on high for a few more minutes, or until heated through.  Server over hot cooked egg noodles and garnish with parsley, if desired.

Nutritional Info:

Each Serving:
240 Cal, 7g Fat, 1g Fiber, 15g Carbs, 800mg Sodium, 27g Protein *5.5

    ~PreventionGuide Slow Cooker Recipe Book




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Smile Enjoy a cocktail and stay on your Program Smile




Healthy Options for Holiday Meals Away from Home

Let's face it, we all love the Holiday Season and we especially love all those wonderful cooking aromas! Well guess what?  You can enjoy the Holiday Season and once-a-year foods and still stay on program!  Here are some ways to keep those main meals on track with your Program.

Try ordering something different instead of the traditional turkey, dressings, etc.

For dessert stick to fresh fruit or pumpkin pie.  No pumpkin pie isn't exactly health food it is chock full of vitamin A and iron.

Stick to the veggies and the side dishes, instead of the high calorie meats.  Try to keep your servings to only what you really want to taste. You plate will fill up awful fast if you take everything you want to eat.  Be selective and enjoy this holiday.

Stuffing and gravy are usually not a smart choice.  They are loaded with fat and just generally not good for you.

Put the meat in the center of your plate and circle it with your selected fruits and veggies.  Eat from the outside in.  You will find you will have little room left for the meat

With the exception of turkey, most meats are high in fat and should be afforded.  Goose and Prime Rib of beef are the highest in fat content.  Leg of Lamb has less fat.  Your portion size should be about the size of a deck of cards.

~Eat Out, Eat Smart by Martha Schueneman




"The average American will consume 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat during the holiday season, owing in part to a traditional holiday meal packed with as many calories as 5.5 McDonald's Big Mac hamburgers or 15 Supreme Tacos from Taco Bell."  -The American Council on Exercise (ACE)



Motivation  

Life's Recipe

1 cup of good thoughts
1 cup of kind deeds
1 cup of consideration for others
2 cups of sacrifice for others
3 cups of forgiveness
3 cups of well-beaten faults

Mix above ingredients thoroughly.
Add tears of joy, sorrow and sympathy for others.
Flavor with little bits of love.
Fold in 4 cups of prayer and faith.
Pour into daily life and bake well with the heat of human kindness.
Serve with a smile.

~Thank you Lorraine




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A Note Weight 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




Shellfish

Low-fat and lean shrimp make it easy to eat smart. 

A 6 oz portion of uncooked, shelled fish averages about 155 calories, 13 percent from fat. With shellfish you get quite the variety to nibble on: muscles, clams, shrimp (my favorite!), crayfish, octopus, oysters, squid, lobster (oh my, I can taste it now), crab & scallops. 

Try to avoid shellfish in heavy sauces (thermidor, au gratin, hollandaise, mornay).  Also, try to avoid deep-fried shellfish, shellfish heavily coated with breadcrumbs and shellfish with breadcrumb-based stuffing.

Below are some Healthy Ways to Enjoy Your Shellfish

Lobster - steam or boil and serve drizzled with a sauce made by melting 1 tsp butter with 2 sp canola oil.  Or you can serve it cold with some mayonnaise sauce (1 tsp reduced-fat mayonnaise mixed with 1 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice)

Shrimp - steam or boil, and serve with 2 tbsp of a tomato-based cocktail sauce.  Another option is to sauté or stir-fry. 

Crab - steam or boil, and serve cold, tossed with a sauce made from 1 tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise and 1 tbsp catsup.

Mussels & Clams - cook with carrots, celery and a little white wine.  Serve in the shells with the sauce

    ~The Portion Plan by Linda Gassenheimer



Comic Relief
  

Holiday Eating Tips

1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt scotch, it's rare. In fact, it's even rarer than single-malt scotch. You can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-aholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or, if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards.

10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Reread tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner.

   ~Anonymous, posted by one of our Zonies



Did you know…?
 

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

Arthur Wynn, the man who invented crossword puzzles, originally called them "wordcross" puzzles but a printing error accidently transposed the words and created "crossword".  Since "crossword" appeared as the title of the puzzle on it's first day in the newspaper, that's the name that stuck.

A man named Adi Dassler took his first name and combined it with the first three letters of his last name to create the moniker for his brand of shoes:  Adidas.

Rolls-Royce automobiles were named after two British engineers - Charles Rolls and Henry Royce.

       ~Strange & Fascinating Facts about Famous Brands



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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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




Goodbye


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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