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Christmas Day, 2008
Welcome

Merry Christmas

It's Christmas! I hope this newsletter finds you all in a festive mood enjoying your family and friends gathered about you. 

Let's grab our tall glass of sparkling water and get settled into our comfy chair for a nice visit.  Don't forget that beautiful smile Smile of yours; are you smiling?  Okay!  Let's get going.



Keeping the Christmas Spirit All Year
       By Dotti

How many of you love that wonderful feeling you get at Christmas time?  You know the feeling I'm talking about, the one that makes you smile a lot and love getting up to start your day. It's the feeling that you are on top of the world and nothing can bring you down.  It's the reaching out and making that extra effort to visit a relative or good friend you haven't seen in quite some time.  I'll bet all of us love that feeling!

Since this thing they call the Christmas spirit is so nice why not hang on to it year round? No matter what time of year it is, let's all try to keep that Christmas spirit going.  How about a few of these ideas on how to keep it going all year:

Celebrate Christmas in June, at the halfway to Christmas mark - just a little Christmas like hanging the kids' stockings and filling them with little trinkets. Make a special dinner and remember Christmas pasts. 

Al and I like to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Stewart in June.  It always brings a smile to our face and helps us appreciate our very own "wonderful life".

Take one of the special things you did at Christmas and make it a habit.  For example, if you gave a new toy to an underprivileged child then maybe you can find a local hospital or charity that collects toys all year round. 

Remember those cans of food you donated at Christmas?  Well, how about donating a couple of cans of food weekly, monthly, or even on every holiday throughout the year? We have hungry people all year, not just on Christmas.

Instead of just catching up with your loved ones at Christmas, why don't you send monthly updates of your family's news.

How about keeping those smiles going?  I love doing things that make people smile. How about taking a special little "I'm thinking of you" package to your co-worker? 

Make your favorite Christmas cookie recipe.  They really do taste just as good as they did at Christmas.

Why not recycle unwanted gifts?  Go to freecycle.org and give your unwanted gifts to someone who will appreciate them.  You'll get more closet space too!

As you can see, the Christmas spirit is one that can be kept throughout the year.  I know all of you out there have your own list of ways to keep your Christmas spirit alive throughout the year. Let's all make an effort to keep our Christmas spirit alive during the next year.

On another note, Christmas time can be very stressful and we all know that stress can do a lot of damage to our weight loss Journey.  You get stressed, you eat.  It doesn't matter where you are when the stress hits, you eat. Let's talk about one way that you can reduce some of your stress this year.  Well, of course, keeping that holiday spirit will definitely help.  How about sitting down and writing down all the things you love in your life?  Let's put down our favorites.  I'll start.

  • The sound of my grandson, Hunter, saying "Hi Grammy Doe".
  • The way the air smells after a rainfall.
  • The sight of a rainbow as I'm taking my walk after a spring rain.
  • The softness of Frostbyte's fur; he's a soft kitty.
  • The smell of fresh-baked bread.
  • The taste of a delicious Honey Crisp apple.
  • The sound of my son's voice on the answering machine.
  • Hearing Al say, "I love you"
  • The sight of a family of deer in the back yard.
  • The sound of the river flowing by our house.
  • Watching the first snow come down.
  • Seeing my bestest friend walk through the door.
  • Watching and hearing the ocean waves crashing.
  • The smell of fresh-cut grass.

Now, didn't that make you feel good?  How many of you enjoyed going through some of your favorite things you love in your life? Try doing this when you are stressed.  That's right.  Sit down in your favorite comfy chair and write down all the things you love in your life.  Then take some time to think about each one and visualize what you have written.  A smile will surely come over your face, as did mine when I was reading them over.

Have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy your family and friends. 

Hugs! Dotti



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Dotti's Update

Al and I are still getting settled into our new home and lifestyle with Mom. My little brother Rip helped us pack up our final truckload from the house and came down here to Tiller to help us unload and enjoy a couple of days on the river.  My life has not gotten into a routine yet but I am hoping to find some structure soon after the New Year.

As for my Journey, I'm working my best to get through these very busy days and the adjustment period with the move. I've gone back to my Weight Watcher meetings and am enjoying learning about their new "Momentum" program. 

My stress level is still 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 try to 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. 

We have no big Christmas celebrations planned so all the sweets and high calorie foods are not going to be a problem for me. We will be in Vancouver, WA over Christmas so I do need to watch what I eat when we dine out. 

All in all, I'm in a positive place but not where I should be on my Journey.  It's a day-to-day process and I know one of these days all will be in place. Meanwhile, I keep on keeping on.  Thank you all for your support.  It truly does mean the world to me.

Al & Dotti's 2008 Christmas Letter
      written by Al

Merry Christmas from Tiller, Oregon! "But wait!" you say. "Don't Dotti and Al live in Vancouver, Washington?" We have moved to Tiller, Oregon, about 4 hours south of Vancouver, WA.

I know you're dying for a detailed play-by-play description of everything that has happened to us this year, but, well, I'll be blunt: I only have a small space to work with so I have to disappoint you. (Was that a sigh of relief I heard? Smile)

We moved down to be with Mom, and hopefully make life a little easier for her for the next 23 years. (Mom says that she is shooting for 100 and I am right behind her on that!)

Our visitors in Tiller so far have usually been some of Bambi's cousins. But in 2008 we did have a number of friends drop in for a visit including "web friends," as well as other friends and family members.

One highlight was having our son Glenn (36), and our grandson Kai (10), in from Japan for 3 weeks! They even got Grandpa (57) on the basketball court with them. (Pant, pant!) We all came down to Tiller to see Mom as well, and to play in the river.

Our younger son LeRoy (31 & just like you, I can't believe it) came down for a few days as well and the whole family went over to the Deschutes River for a little whitewater rafting in a boat captained by Dotti's younger brother, Rip. We had a ball! Yes you can be shivering from cold with the air temperature pushing 100, if you are drenched with snowmelt followed by a stiff evaporating breeze.

For 11 years it has been Spokane at Thanksgiving with our bestest friends, Jim and Tammy. But sadly, due to our move, we couldn't make it this year. Now that LeRoy is there too, it is doubly hard to miss. However, we spent a great Thanksgiving with Mom, with an excellent meal. Next year back to Spokane for a great celebration!

I can't make up my mind. Last year I had all my upper teeth pulled and this year I am putting them all back in with implants. It has not been fun, but I ate an apple the other day, and can chew gum again. YES!

In September, Dotti had a 45 mph crunch with a lady who "failed to yield the right of way." After some physical therapy she is almost back to normal. The car wasn't quite totaled, and so a month in the shop & it was good as new.

We are getting settled and doing 2-mile walks with Mom. Hopefully, next year will be less eventful, but you know how those things go.

Merry Christmas from Al & Dotti



GOLEAN Crunch! Fresh Fruit Parfaits
with Creamy Raspberry Mousse

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

Serves 4

Recipe Ingredients

Crunchy Layer:
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp lite cream cheese
1½ cups Kashi GOLEAN Crunch! cereal
¼ cup oatmeal, dry
2 tbsp almonds, chopped or sliced

Raspberry Mousse Layer:
½ cup low-fat cottage cheese
½ cup fat-free or low-fat ricotta cheese
1 cup frozen raspberries and/or other berries
2 tbsp maple syrup or honey

Fresh Fruit Layer:
½ med. fresh peach, apple and/or pear
1 cup fresh strawberries, blueberries and/or raspberries
1 squeeze of fresh lemon juice, optional

Toppings:
Nuts, dried fruit or Kashi GOLEAN Crunch! cereal

Directions

For Crunchy Layer: In a microwave-safe bowl, mix maple syrup with cream cheese until smooth.  Cover to prevent boiling over and microwave for 45 seconds until bubbly.  Mix in GOLEAN Crunch!, oatmeal and nuts until well coated.  Pour onto parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes until slightly toasted.  Let cool. 

For Mousse Layer: Place cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, frozen berries and maple syrup in your blender or food processor and blend until very creamy.  Place in refrigerator.

For Fresh Fruit Layer: Cut fruit into bite-size pieces and toss them with a squeeze of lemon juice.

Assembling the 6-layer Parfaits ~ Use a tall glass.
1)  Start with ½ cup of cut fruit on the bottom
2) Add ½ cup of Crunchy Layer over fruit
3) Top with ½ cup Mousse Layer
4) Repeat steps 1-3
5) Add topping, if desired

Serve immediately or place in refrigerator for serving later (up to 2 hours)

Nutritional Info:

Each Parfait (or approx. 1 ½ cups per serving):
265 Cal, 5.5g Fat, 6g Fiber, 44g Carbs, 220mg Sodium, 14g Protein *4.5 (5)

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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!
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~Dotti~
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Salad Dressings ~ A Little Fat Makes the Salad Healthier

Research has shown that a few grams of fat in your salad helps the body absorb antioxidants known as carotenoids. Carotenoids give veggies such as carrots, green peppers and tomatoes their color and as antioxidants, they help protect against heart disease and other chronic conditions.  Try to aim for 6 grams of fat on your salad (includes the garnishes too) to reap this benefit.  Remember to choose a dressing that is higher in unsaturated fat, such as olive oil rather than saturated fat.  Below are some good and bad choices.

Good Choices

  • Wish-Bone Light Creamy Caesar - 50 calories (20 from fat) - 2g fat; 0.5g saturated fat
  • Newman's Own Lighten Up Light Cranberry Walnut - 70 calories (40 from fat) - 4g fat; 0.5g saturated fat
  • Kraft Light Done Right Creamy French - 80 calories (40 from fat) - 4.5g fat; 0.5g saturated fat

Bad Choices

  • Kraft Buttermilk Ranch - 150 calories (140 from fat) - 16g fat; 2.5g saturated fat
  • Newman's Own Creamy Italian Dressing - 140 calories (130 from fat) - 14g fat; 2.5g saturated fat
  • Wish-Bone Extra Thick! Classic Ranch - 140 calories (140 from fat) - 15g fat; 2.5g saturated fat

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Positive Thought


Confidence ~ "It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult."  --Anonymous




Food Finds

This is one of my favorite parts of our newsletter. I love to share new food finds. It's always great to try some new foods. Here are a few things that I tried recently.

* Banquet Crockpot Classics ~ Beef Pot Roast, 2/3 cup
[150 Cal, 3.5g Fat, 3g Fiber, 18g Carbs, 660mg Sodium, 11g Protein] *3

* Swiss Miss Pick-Me-Up Hot Cocoa (caffeine=cup of coffee), 1 packet
[110 Cal, 2g Fat, 1g Fiber, 23g Carbs, 160mg Sodium, 1g Protein] *2.5

* Quaker Baked Morning Minis, 1 pouch
[130 Cal, 4g Fat, 3g Fiber, 25g Carbs, 100mg Sodium, 2g Protein] *2.5

* Honey Bunches of Oats with Real Chocolate Clusters Cereal, 3/4 cup
[120 Cal, 2g Fat, 2g Fiber, 25g Carbs, 150mg Sodium, 2g Protein] *2.5




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Come Join the Fun!    Online Friendships are real friendships

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.




Lickable Leftovers

Below are some tasty tips on what to do with those extra Christmas candy canes.  Enjoy!

  • Use as a stirrer for hot cocoa. Mmm, minty!
  • Crush, then use them to coat the rims of glasses for peppermintinis! [recipe at quickandsimple.com/magazine)
  • Add ½ cup crushed candy cane to a single batch of cooled pudding for a peppermint twist.
  • Use as a colorful topping for plain ice cream.
  • Save for Valentine's Day.  Glue two together to form a heart and stick it on the front of a card. Or, you could attach a ribbon at the top and hang it from your door for a sweet decoration.



Positive Thought


Courage ~ "What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"  --Vincent Van Gogh



Low-Fat Buttermilk Dressing

Recipe Ingredients

½ cup fat-free mayonnaise
½ cup buttermilk
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
¼  cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped

Directions

Mix all ingredients together, and serve.

Nutritional Info ~ per 2 tbsp serving
17 Cal, 0.5g Fat, 114mg Sodium *0.5

    ~~Arthritis Today Magazine




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Loco Lemon Sweet & Sour, Maui Madness Mai Tai, Cranberry Cosmo
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Smile Enjoy a cocktail and stay on your Program Smile




Healthy Food Options at Starbucks

How many of you love to stop at Starbucks for a nice coffee and some relaxation?  I am one of those that do.  Starbucks now offers some healthy food options for you to choose from.  I have listed them below.

Perfect Oatmeal - 100% whole grain goodness finished with your choice of dried fruit, nut medley or brown sugar.
[140 Cal, 2.5g Fat, 4g Fiber (oatmeal only), 5g Protein] *2.5

Berry Stella - Bursting with 100% whole grains plus juicy baked berries and omega-3's.
[280 Cal, 9g Fat, 6g Fiber, 6g Protein] *5.5

Chewy Fruit & Nut Bar - Real fruit, oats, nuts and clover honey with plenty of yum.
[250 Cal, 10g Fat, 4g Fiber, 5g Protein] *5

Multi-Grain Roll - Made with 7 hearty grains and seeds and the sweet taste of honey.  Comes with your choice of almond butter or fruit preserves.
[280 Cal, 6g Fat, 7g Protein (roll only)] *6

Apple Bran Muffin - A good source of fiber, with hearty grains, dried cherries and baked apple.
[330 Cal, 8g Fat, 7g Fiber, 7g Protein] *6 (6.5)

Power Protein Plate (in select stores) - An on-the-go snack of Cheddar cheese, fresh fruit, hard-boiled cage-free egg, whole-wheat bagel and peanut butter.
with peanut butter [330 Cal, 16g Fat, 5g Fiber, 16g Protein] *7 (7.5)
without peanut butter [260 Cal, 9g Fat, 4g Fiber, 13g Protein] *5.5

Spinach Feta Wrap - With egg and roasted tomato.
[240 Cal, 10g Fat, 7g Fiber, 13g Protein] *4.5 (5)

~Starbucks



Motivation  

ABC's to Success

Acknowledge that you know what to do
Believe that you have the ability to do it
Courage to do what needs to be done
Deciding that today is the day
Enjoying the journey
Forgiving yourself and moving on
Going for your goal
Hearing the compliments
Inviting success into your life
Journaling everything that goes in your mouth
Keep coming to WW when you feel like quitting
Loving yourself enough to change your lifestyle
Making delicious meals
Not ever giving up on yourself
Offer to share your new knowledge with others
Patience with the journey...the weight did not come on overnight
Quiet time for yourself
Remind yourself all of the reasons you are doing this
Self-talk that is positive and repetitive
Turning to solutions instead of food for "problems"
Using all of your "tools" for success
Visiting other meetings during the week if you need support
Wanting success with your weight loss more than you want that "treat"
Xerox copies of your favorite recipes
You alone can do this, but you don't have to do it alone
Zero in on your goals and move toward them one pound at a time

~Thank you Roz




Software You Can Use! — And Now Available Online!

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




Comic Relief
  

'Twas the Month After Christmas & I Ate Too Much

'Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste
At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).
I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared;
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,

The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."

As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt.
I said to myself, as I only can
"You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!"

So--away with the last of the sour cream dip,
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
Till all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won't have a cookie--not even a lick.
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore,
But isn't that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!

   ~Thank you Donna



Did you know…?
 

Our Journey is not just about weight loss; it's about constantly learning new thingsā€¦

Word Game Inventor Was a Bad Speller

Odd as it may seem, the man who created Scrabble, Alfred Butts, was himself a bad speller.  His wife, Nina, helped him with the spelling part as he was conceiving his word game. 

Alfred fooled around with the creation of Scrabble for years.  He started working on it at his home in Newton, Connecticut, in 1931.  He painted wooden tiles, each with a letter of the alphabet, then kept trying to figure out the best point value for each letter based on frequency of use.

He went through several name changes for his game.  He originally called it Lexiko, then Criss Cross, and finally, Scrabble.

At last, in 1948 - seventeen years after he began - Alfred was ready to copyright the name and rules.  He took it to game manufacturer Selchow & Righter and they agreed to put it on the market.

For the man who couldn't spell so well, his invention became the best-selling word game in the world, and the second-best board game in sales, after Monopoly.

       ~Strange & Fascinating Facts about Famous Brands
by Charles Reichblum



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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