Dotti's Weight Loss Zone

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February 8, 2009



Welcome

WOW! It's time for Dotti's Newsletter again.
Happy Valentine's Day
Where has the time gone?

Al wrote the article this time around ~ enjoy! Why not take this time to get up and refresh your water?

Find your comfy chair and settle back for a wonderful visit. And don't forget that beautiful smile Smile of yours; are you smiling?  Okay!  Let's get going.


Al Coon Hit the Nail
By Al Coon




An Unhappy Trip

Dotti and I have been going through a move, and the other day we were carrying some things from my office to our storage area, and with the building being new construction, and incomplete on the outside, we were walking across boards, that had been laid down by our contractor, to keep the Pacific Northwest mud off our feet for the sake of the floors.

One of the trips became just that, when Dotti's pants got caught on a nail protruding from the board, and she fell, hurting her ribs. Ouch! Deep breaths are still painful for her today.

Our first reaction, once we were sure that Dotti was okay, was to go after that board, to remove those trip hazards from it. We found a number of nail heads sticking up high enough to cause trouble. With a hammer properly used, Dotti's fall would have never happened.

This unfortunate occurrence presented an allegory of what we have to deal with in our journeys. We have tripping points that take us down from time to time, and just like those pesky nails, we need to "hammer them down out of the way," to allow us to walk safely.

How To Know Where To Hit

First off, you need a day where you went OFF program. Of course, if you never achieve this first step, you will not need this procedure at all, because you will walk right down to goal and remain there—as we know, a good program always works if followed completely.

Once you have an example of a day where you stumbled, the next step is to "rub your hand over the board" and check for the trip point or points. This can be difficult because, when we fail, we want to forget about it as quickly as we can! It hurts to dwell on our weak points, and by mentally pushing mistakes away we can pretend that they never happened at all. Denial is unfortunately far too easy to slip into.

Study your day closely

What was the setting for when you tripped? What exactly caused the breakdown of your resolve? Think about why it was able to do that to you.

Also, think about what your inappropriate response was. What did you eat or drink that pushed you off program, and why did you choose that instead of something else? Did you skip your scheduled exercise session? What allowed you to be able to talk yourself out of it? Answering these questions will help you to indentify the exact problem that needs to be "hit with the hammer."

Hammering the Nail

If you find a way to deal with each tripping point, it removes it from its position of power over you. You have hammered the nail into the board where it can't trip you.

Start by Believing in Yourself

You have a mind that can solve this problem! The trick is to use your mind to bypass your emotions on these important points, just as you do when you deal with complex issues every day that you find solutions for. Even when you have to ask for help, that is still finding a solution!

Organizing your day, and doing whatever you have to do to get through it, is a challenging test of your abilities. But that is essentially the same thing as solving these trip points. It differs only because you have given certain situations power over you through fear of them. However, once you face an issue, study it, take it apart, and put it back together again, the "magic" fades, and it becomes just a another problem that you can handle. You can do it!


Top 3 ways to deal with the tripping points

The favorite way to deal with things that trip us up (the method that we all cherish most) is: Avoidance. However, despite its popularity, this method has some weak points to it. Avoidance will only work if you can arrange things so that you will never come into this situation again. Can you be sure to never be here again? Another drawback is that it is really a way of not dealing with the underlying issue. Avoiding this one situation may not do the trick, if it is similar to other situations that you are not able to avoid completely.

Substitution is another method commonly used. Rather than eating something that is way off program, go ahead and eat, but eat something that will still allow you to hold your daily intake below your desired limit. Finding just the right food, which will give the comfort you need, while still having few enough calories, will probably take some work, but you can do it!

An even better substitution is exercise. If you can walk, or do some other exercise that will take your mind off the problem, helping you to remain On Program, that would be great.

If circumstances allow it, you can dive into a hobby, or play some music, or do whatever else might relax you, and pour that energy into something non-destructive. Finding a permanent safe replacement for a destructive behavior is a valid and viable choice.

The third coping method is the most effective way to deal with a tripping point: assertively facing the problem. When you do this, you can turn a negative into a positive, since when you conquer a difficulty you feel good about it. Even more importantly, you can't fear something that you feel confident about dealing with.

Identify the cause of the problem—what it is about the situation that makes it a tripping point—and go after that. For example, if you are feeling upset about saying yes when you wanted to say no, you can learn to say no without guilt. (See How To Say 'NO' and still feel good about yourself! )

Hot Combo

Whatever works is the ticket. (If you beat the temptation, you win! Chalk one up for the Good Guys!) There is no shame in Avoidance, if you can make it work. Substitution can fill the void, and it can work when you are not up to facing down a tripping situation. Assertiveness takes time to master, and that is a Journey of its own.

Most of all, be patient with yourself. You don’t leap a mile; you walk a mile with many steps. View your journey as moving at a step at a time. Truly celebrate each step along the way, and not just at the big milestones. Look at failure as only an opportunity to learn and improve—not something to cringe away from or to feel guilty over. That sort of guilt will lead to more failure! It does not make you better!

Playing Doctor

When a doctor works on a serious wound he doesn't say, "Oh that is gross!" And then try to simply cover it up right away. He instead probes the wound to its depth, and examines it closely to determine its full extent. He then cleans it, stitches it up and puts a bandage on it.

When you treat a failure as a doctor would treat a wound, you will probe the cause and effect, and you find a way to bandage it up, and work towards full healing.

If I Had a Hammer

If you Hammer a nail—Each time you fail, you will slowly but surely get better and better at running your journey. Get yourself a good "hammer" and start today.

Wishing you the very best,

-Al




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Food Finds



Isn’t it fun finding new foods to enjoy? I just love trying new foods today, which is a far cry from how I was when I was growing up! How many of you used to pull all the onions out of Moms meatloaf? Me too! Now, I have onions in nearly everything! Remember, if you don’t try, you’ll never know whether you like a new food item or not. Enjoy!

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    1 pouch [60 calories/4g fat/0g fiber/6g carbs/330mg sodium/0g protein] *1

  • Kraft On-the-Go Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette with Roasted Red Pepper,
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Carrot, Tomato and Zucchini Soup


Cook Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise, then sliced
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
Preparation:

Heat 2 tsp canola oil in large pot on medium heat. Sauté onions and garlic until softened. Add ground coriander and stir well. Add carrots and zucchini, followed by canned tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Add fresh cilantro. Stir and simmer for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat, transfer soup to a blender, working in batches if necessary. Blend until smooth.

Nutritional Info Per Serving:

[104 Cal, 1.9g Fat, 4.9g Fiber, 17.6g Carbs, 153mg Sodium, 4g Protein] *1.5

    ~Low Fat Cooking, about.com



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  • Russell Stovers Valentine Candy, 2 pieces [140 calories/6g fat/1g fiber/22g carbs/45mg sodium/1g protein] *3
  • Necco Sweethearts, 1 box (1 oz) [110 calories/0g fat/0g fiber/28g carbs/0mg sodium/0g protein] *2.5
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  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts, 1 heart [180 calories/11g fat/1g fiber/18g carbs/150mg sodium/4g protein] *4.5
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  • Hershey’s Miniatures Valentine’s Day Candy, 5 pieces [210 calories/13g fat/2g fiber/25g carbs/50mg sodium/3g protein] *5
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  • Whitman's, Peanut Butter Crunch w. Milk Chocolate, 4 pieces [180 calories/8g fat/6g fiber/31g carbs/85mg sodium/2g protein] *3 (3.5)
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Positive Thought


"My life tomorrow will be the result of my attitudes and the choices I make today. "
  --Anonymous



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  • Eat dinner out twice a month instead of once a week: $1080
  • Bring your lunch to work three days a week (if lunch with a drink cost about $7/day): $1050
  • Buy just two $3.00 lattes a week instead of five: $450
  • Get a pedicure ($25.00) once a month instead of twice a month: $300
  • Color your hair at home ($10.00 every six weeks) instead of a salon ($75 every six weeks): $560
  • Stop buying one new book a month and use the library instead: $360
  • Adjust your thermostat from 72 degrees F to 68 degrees F ~ from November thru March: $200
  • Replace four standard light bulbs that burn two hours a day with compact fluorescent bulbs: $35
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Positive Thought


"Determination today leads to success tomorrow."  --Anonymous



Meringue Nests with Strawberries


This is a great Valentine’s Day dessert for that special someone. Feel free to top these meringue nests with your favorite berry or fruit. Delicious and virtually fat-free!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Serves 6
Ingredients:
  • 4 large egg whites, with absolutely no yolk
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup ultra-fine baker’s sugar (regular is fine)
  • 2 cups fat-free whipped topping
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
Preparation:

    • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
    • In a large, clean and cool bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer at medium speed until foamy.
    • Add cream of tartar.
    • Continue to mix until the soft-peak stage.
    • Add sugar 1 tablespoon at a time and continue mixing, at high speed, until stiff peaks form.
    • Drop spoonfuls of meringue on to a parchment-lined baking sheet, making six piles.
    • Using the back of a spoon, shape the meringues into nests.
    • Bake for 1 hour.
    • Turn off oven and cool meringues in the oven for 2-3 hours, until dry.
    • Cool completely.
    • Carefully remove meringues from parchment and spoon whipped topping into each of the 6 nests.
    • Divide sliced strawberries among meringue nests.
    • For an extra treat, drizzle a little fat-free chocolate syrup over the top.
    • Serve immediately.
    • Don't refrigerate the meringue, as it will become somewhat chewy.
    • Any unused meringue nests can be stored in an airtight container for a day or two.
Nutritional Info Per Serving
[151 Cal, 1g Fat, 0.6g Fiber, 37g Carbs, 37mg Sodium, 2.5g Protein] *3

     ~Low Fat Cooking, about.com



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Motivation  

ABC's to Success

A = Avoid negative sources, people, places, things, and habits
B = Believe in yourself
C = Consider things from every angle
D = Don't give up and don't give in
E = Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone, and tomorrow may never come
F = Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches
G = Give more than you planned to
H = Have courage to do what needs to be done and consideration for other's feelings
I = Ignore those who try to discourage you
J = Just do it!
K = Keep trying no matter how hard it seems, it will get easier
L = Love yourself first and most
M = Make it happen
N = Never lie, cheat or steal, always strike a fair deal
O = Open your eyes and see things as they really are
P = Practice makes perfect
Q = Quitters never win and winners never quit
R = Read, study and learn about everything important in your life
S = Stop procrastinating
T = Take control of your own destiny
U = Understand yourself in order to better understand others
V = Visualize it
W = Want it more than anything
X = "Excelerate" your efforts
Y = You are unique, nothing can replace YOU!
Z = Zero in on your target and go for it!

~Wanda Hope Carter




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Comic Relief
  


Chocolate Layer Cake 1040

Line 1 Butter, a minimum of half a pound (8 ox.), but not to exceed 1 (one) pound. (See Line 4)

Line 2 Sugar, light brown or white, unless you or your spouse had a financial account in a foreign country in 1998, in which case dark brown sugar must be used. Do not substitute molasses or honey. Use 1 (one) cup and adjust to taste.

Line 3 Eggs, six or half a dozen, whichever is greater.

Line 4 Semisweet chocolate, 6 oz. Non-farm families may choose the optional method of using cocoa powder. If you elect the Cocoa Method, add 1/2 oz. (one tablespoon) of butter to each 3 tablespoons of cocoa. Multiply by .9897 per ounce of substitution. For adjustments to sugar, see pg. 29. Add total of additional butter to Line 1 (above). Sugar adjustments should be reflected in final total of Line 2. For additional details on cocoa conversion, see Form 551.

Line 5a Flour, white. If you were a federal, state or local government employee, you may be eligible for an excess flour tax credit. Measure 2 cups. Sifting is optional.

Line 5b Flour, whole wheat, 1 2/3 cups.

Line 5c Alternative mixture: 1 cup white flour plus 3/4 cup whole wheat flour.

Line 6 Vanilla, 1 teaspoon. See Schedule ZE for reporting use of imitation vanilla flavoring. you may be able to deduct the cost of real vanilla extract in 1999 if you itemize deductions.

Line 7 Salt, 1/3 teaspoon (optional). If you are a head of household with dependents and were born during a leap year, you must add salt.

Line 8 Baking powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons. Use of baking soda will result in a penalty. See form W-Q.

Line 8a Walnuts, 8 oz., chopped. You may be eligible to use pecans or almonds. See Part III of Schedule PE, Itemized Substitutions.

Line 9 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (375 if altitude exceeds 5,500 feet). Be sure that you have turned the oven on before you begin assembling ingredients. In a bowl (2 quart capacity), cream butter and sugar for 3 minutes, or until well blended, whichever occurs first. (Note: If you are using the Non-farm Cocoa Method [see Line 4], add additional butter and sugar at this point.

Line 10 Incorporate eggs, one egg at a time, into creamed mixture. If the eggs are from a farm of which you are the sole owner, you may be eligible for a Fowl Credit. See Form 9871m "For the Birds".

Line 11 Add vanilla.

Line 12 In a double boiler, melt chocolate at low heat. If you are using the Non-farm Cocoa Method, disregard the preceding instruction and stir cocoa into the creamed mixture. Then stir in flour from Line 5a, 5b or 5c. Add salt (optional, but see Line 7 for exception) and baking powder.

Line 13 Add nuts, which should be chopped, regardless of type (See Line 8a).

Line 14 Pour batter into 2 (two) greased and floured 8 inch round cake pans or 1 (one) greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan, which you should have prepared earlier. Bake in preheated oven (see Line 9) for 40 to 50 minutes, whichever is greater. After removing cake pan(s) from oven, cool for 10 minutes (12 minutes for 9 x 13 pan) and turn cake(s) out onto wire rack. When cake is completely cool, frost it. (To determine time needed for cooling, complete Worksheet on pg. 25) See Form 873 for details on appropriate frostings.

Note: If you weigh 20 percent more (or higher) than your ideal weight (see chart on pg. 19), ignore this recipe and complete Schedule F, "Fresh Fruit Desserts".

~~Thank You Donna R




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





Shortbread Hearts



Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 27 minutes
Makes 40 Cookies
Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter or margarine (not spread), at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Preparation:

    • Beat butter, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla in a large bowl with electric mixer until pale and fluffy.
    • With mixer on low speed, beat in flour just until blended.
    • Shape dough into a 1-inch-thick disk.
    • Wrap and chill at least 4 hours or until firm enough to roll.
    • Heat oven to 325°F.
    • Have ungreased cookie sheet(s) ready.
    • On a lightly floured surface with a floured rolling pin, roll the dough to 3/8-inch thickness.
    • Cut with 1 1/2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet(s).
    • Sprinkle with granulated sugar.
    • Reroll scraps.
    • Bake 11 to 13 minutes until set but not browned.
    • Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
    • Store in an airtight container.
Note: This recipe makes lots of cookies, and they freeze well. Nutritional Info Per Cookie
[54 Cal, 3g Fat, 0g Fiber, 5g Carbs, 1mg Sodium, 0g Protein] *1.5

     ~~Woman's Day Recipes at womansday.com



Did you know…?
 

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

Director Wes Craven named Freddy Krueger after a kid who bullied him in school.

Burt Reynolds was cast as Hans Solo in Star Wars, but dropped out before filming began.

According to the film’s animators, you’ll see 6,469,952 black spots every time you watch 101 Dalmatians.

A recording of a camel’s moan was slowed down and used as the sound of the tornado in Twister.

Cats have two sets of vocal chords.

       ~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!
You can find Al's Essays on Weight Loss and Maintenance at:






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   


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