Dotti's Weight Loss Zone

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March 5, 2009



Welcome

Guess what happens this month? Spring arrives!!! Are you ready for it? I sure am.

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, find our comfy chair and settle back for a wonderful visit. And don't forget that beautiful smile Smile of yours!



Al Coon Are We Having Fun Yet?
By Al Coon



5/17/01

I am not so excited with what the scale is saying, although that is cool, I am very excited that for this many days in a row, my eating has been OP and still fun.

Fun is critical to staying with it. What I have seen so far is very exciting because it holds out the hope that I can do this for the rest of my life, which is all that matters on this journey. I have weighed 190 before, but that did not matter, because I went up to 240. I even drove my weight down into the 190s once in 1996 by sheer force of will and effort. But it wasn't fun, and I couldn't maintain it. This is different. I have to pay attention to what I am doing, but I don't have to suffer. I just have to make the right choices. I can at least see the path, now I just have to walk it.

     ~Al's Journal

I wrote that nearly 8 years ago, the first week of my weight loss/weight control journey. Today, I am on my 408th week of that same journey, and it feels like a healthy thing to do right now, to look back.

I love seeing the enthusiasm I had for the journey in 2001. I had reason to be optimistic. I had a front row seat while Dotti shed over 100 pounds in 1997 and 1998, and I was in awe of that. Having been married to this marvelous woman for 22 years at the time she reached goal, I knew that her diets seldom worked well, and they never worked for long. Then she slid into a groove, and just walked down to goal—and it seemed almost effortless! She went to the gym, ate perfectly, and lost over 2 pounds per week all the way down, without a single plateau. It was as if Merlin had magically appeared and waved his wand, and suddenly the whole thing looked easy.

Even more surprising to me was the fact that nearly 3 years later, at our first DWLZ conference, Dotti was cruising along, still with no real effort apparent, at goal, and it looked like she always would be. Well, it finally sunk in; the Weight Watchers system worked, and this journey could work for me! If Dotti could do it, it made my doing it seem a lot more likely.

A final bit of incentive—well, actually, it was more than just a bit of incentive—was my giving a talk at that conference (see Orville & Willpower - The “Right Brothers”), and then later looking at the video and other pictures taken of me while I was speaking. It hit me that I had a problem. I was standing in front of a roomful of great people, all of whom were working hard at controlling their weight, and some of them quite successfully—having lost 90, 100, or more pounds—and I was sharing my thoughts on weight loss, while weighing 50 pounds more than I wanted to be weighing, and doing very little about it.

That sparked the fire, and I started my journey soon after, on the 12th of May 2001. But, after years of my own failures, and watching Dotti's struggle before 1998, I knew right away that losing weight quickly didn't matter. It is having a plan in place that will truly last you a lifetime that counts.


Fun and Weight Loss

One of the recurring themes I find in my early journaling is the idea of a "fun journey." So often we think of dieting as a painful process that we go on because we have to, but we hate it, and we hope to finish it soon, right after we get the weight off. You don't say that about something that is fun.

“Mommy, can't we do this a little bit longer?” Who hasn't heard a child beg for more time when he is having fun? What adult hasn't wished that some fun time had been able to go on forever, instead of having to return to the “real world” of “normal life”? When you are having fun, you don't want to quit. We are naturally—child or adult—driven to continue to have fun. We are highly motivated to do that which we enjoy.


What Works For You

Each person has to find the fun in his own way. You can ask anyone in my family, I always liked to win, or maybe more correctly, I always hated to lose. Anyway, I have always enjoyed playing to win at sports.

One time, back in 1974, a few of my Navy shipmates and I, went into Seattle and ended up at the YMCA, where we found a basketball court. I had left my tennis shoes on the ship, but when a pick up game started I wanted to play. So, I peeled off my shoes and socks and played barefooted. Basketball hardwood floors weren't designed for bare feet, and it didn't take long for me to work up a couple of huge blisters on the bottoms of my feet. But did I stop? No way. I can still remember making a drive to hoop on those torn blisters in order to score the winning basket in the last game, just to avoid losing.

Looking back, it was stupid. I am probably the only one of the players who even still remembers that game. Why tear up your feet that way? I can't explain it, it is just part of who I am. So, why not use it?


Perhaps if it were a game…

One of the fun parts of the journey for me was learning the rules, and then seeing how much I could eat and still remain legal. I felt like I was winning when I ended the day feeling full and content, and I was still under my points limit. Yes! Searching for new foods, and ways to eat more and still lose weight was literally FUN!

It was FUN when I drew comments from my boss and coworkers, because I suddenly was bringing a large cooler filled with goodies everyday for lunch, instead of the little brown bag with two peanut butter sandwiches that I had been bringing for years. I was eating more than I had before, and my boss said, "That is what everyone is looking for, a diet where you get to eat more."

And you know, I think he was right. That was exactly what I was looking for. And I had found it! In fact it was so great, that I did not think of it as a diet at all. This was a lifetime change of plan. It was something that worked and that is comfortable. And frankly, it was fun to have others notice that I was able to eat plenty of food while losing weight, and later, maintaining my goal weight.


No Pain—No Gain

There was no pain in remaining OP for me in 2001, and that is one of the keys to long-term success. If our journey is painful, we will usually quit in time, because we don't naturally deal well with continual pain.

Today, I still get unsolicited comments, even from strangers, about how I am thin, and how I don't need to be watching my weight, but I know otherwise. Right now, it is a daily struggle to keep my head in this game. I am still down 30 pounds from where I was at the start in 2001, and I have to say that is something I am very happy about. But I have to temper that happiness with some reality, and remember that I am currently 8 pounds overweight.

I have to rekindle that old fun flame once more. Life has sent around a few hard knocks the past few years, and it makes fun a bit harder to find. But it is still there waiting for me, and after reading my old journal entries, I think I am going to go looking for it again, and soon.

Wishing you the very best,

-Al




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Food Finds



How many of you have tried a couple of different foods in the last couple of weeks? I’m always in the market for fresh new ideas for help in creating my eating plan for the week. How about you? Well if you are, here are a few more food finds that you might just like to try!
  • Kellogg's® Eggo® Nutri Grain® Strawberry Filled waffles,
    1 waffle [130 calories/3.5g fat/3g fiber/25g carbs/300mg sodium/3g protein] *2.5

  • Kellogg's® Eggo® Nutri-Grain® pancakes,
    3 pancakes [240 calories/7g fat/3g fiber/40g carbs/370mg sodium/6g protein] *5

  • Kellogg's® Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Blueberry waffles,
    2 waffles [180 calories/5g fat/4g fiber/31g carbs/380mg sodium/4g protein] *3.5

  • Kellogg's® Eggo® Lite Syrup,
    ¼ cup [110 calories/0g fat/0g fiber/27g carbs/180mg sodium/0g protein] *2.5




Creamy Mashed Cauliflower


Serves: 4

Ingredients:
  • 8 cups bite-size cauliflower florets, about 1 head
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
  • 1/3 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 4 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Snipped fresh chives for garnish, if desired
Preparation:

Place cauliflower florets and garlic in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam until very tender, 12 to 15 minutes. (You can also use the microwave ~ place cauliflower and garlic in bowl with ¼ cup water, cover and microwave on high for 3 to 5 minutes).

Place the cooked cauliflower and garlic in a food processor. Add buttermilk, 2 teaspoons oil, butter, salt and pepper; pulse several times, then process until smooth and creamy.

Place in serving bowl and drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garnish with chives, if desired. Serve hot.

Nutritional Info Per ¾ cup Serving:

[107 Cal, 7g Fat, 4g Fiber, 10g Carbs, 339mg Sodium, 5g Protein] *2

    ~Diabetes & You, Walgreens Magazine



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From February 20th thru March 31st, we must be extra-diligent in letting the managers at Sam’s Club know we want to see PhillySwirl remain on the shelves. Fill out those request forms for them. Pass the word at your Weight Watcher meetings and to all your friends. (Who doesn’t love a great tasting, low calorie [14 calories], sugar free ice cream bar?!) We need to make sure Sam’s Club knows that we are serious about not wanting to lose this fantastic treat that fits into our healthy lifestyle. For the next month or so Sam’s Club will be deciding what to keep on the shelves for the summer—let’s make sure PhillySwirl is among those products staying.

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BTW, the “DWLZ Promotion” lets them know that it is a Zonie who is helping to keep this great product available!
  Thank you!
~ Dotti

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10 of the Top Heart-Healthy Foods



Keeping our heart healthy means we need to stay physically active, not smoke and keep our bodies at a healthy weight. To help keep our bodies at a healthy weight (or get it there) we need to choose foods that will make a difference. Below are ten of the top heart-healthy foods.

  1. Blueberries ~ rich in Beta-carotene, lutein and anthocyanin, which protect our cells from damage. They also contain ellagic acid, a type of polyphenol, vitamin C, folate, calcium, magnesium, potassium and fiber. Blueberries and other berries have a lower glycemic index value, which means they have a lower effect on blood glucose levels than many other fruits.

  2. Walnuts ~ contain heart-healthy fats, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, magnesium, folate, fiber and phytosterols.

  3. Dark Chocolate ~ especially those with a 70% or higher cocoa content, contain resveratrol and cocoa phenols that help protect cells from damage.

  4. Oatmeal ~ fiber-rich and contains magnesium, potassium and calcium to help lower blood pressure, folate to protect against blood clots and hardening of the arteries and niacin, which increases healthy HDL cholesterol levels. If you have diabetes, choose slower-cooking forms such as steel-cut oats, which will not raise your blood glucose level as fast as the quicker-cooking types.

  5. Black Beans & Kidney Beans ~ a great source of the heart-healthy B-complex vitamins, which protect against blood clots and hardening of the arteries, and niacin (vitamin B-3), which increases healthy HDL cholesterol. Magnesium, calcium and fiber are also present.

  6. Red Wine ~ contains chemicals that protect cells from damage. Experts believe drinking red wine also can help increase the body’s “good” HDL cholesterol level.

  7. Salmon ~ contains omega-3 fatty acids, which do many heart-healthy things. They protect the body from heart attacks, lower the risk of blood clots, reduce unhealthy triglyceride levels (a blood fat) and raise “good” HDL cholesterol levels that help keep blood vessels clear. They also reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure and fight off illness by keeping the immune system healthy.

  8. Ground Flaxseed ~ also contains omega-3 fatty acids. It has fiber that lowers “bad” LDL cholesterol levels and phytoestrogens that reduce the risk of blood clots, stroke and irregular heartbeat. Ground flaxseed is great sprinkled on your cereal, meatloaf, yogurt and spaghetti sauce.

  9. Tofu ~ made from soybeans and contains niacin, folate, calcium, magnesium and potassium. It has a very mild taste and is a good source of protein as a vegetarian entrée in place of beef, chicken or other animal products.

  10. Almonds ~ contain omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E, which protects cells from damage. They also contain heart-healthy fats, magnesium, fiber and phytosterols, which lower cholesterol. Be careful with these; they are very high in calories.
    ~Diabetes & You, Walgreens Magazine



Positive Thought

“Remember: You are the only person who thinks in your mind! You are the power and authority in your world.”

      —Louise Hay


Weight Loss is 90% Mental


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  • 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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Finding Foods with Whole Grain


A good source of whole grains indicates 8 grams of whole grains per serving, while an excellent source indicates 16 grams per serving. With servings averaging 1 to 2 ounces, these foods can still contain as much as 85% refined grain product. Choose whole grains for at least half of your daily grain servings and look for products with whole grains as the first ingredient. The following can help you make some good whole grain choices.

  • Whole wheat white breads often still contain mostly refined grains. Choose a bread that doesn’t have refined flour near the first ingredient.

  • Multigrain breads can still be highly refined products—the grains do not have to be whole.

  • Wheat just tells you what type of grain is used but does not mean the product is whole grain. Some wheat breads are even colored brown with caramel coloring.

  • Whole grain blends, often found in pastas and breads, do not always tell you how much of the product is whole grain. A good quality whole grain product usually will list the percentage or number of whole grains (in grams) on the package. Foods with higher percentages of whole grains tend to be healthier choices. Products that say 100% whole grain on their packages are great choices.



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Whenever we get an assortment of Penny's goodies in the mail, Al goes right after the Peanut Butter cookies first; but I have to add that the rest of the items are gone quickly—it's almost like magic—because they are all very good! Fresh, tasty, and delicious, with enough volume to be filling, these are great treats to help you stay on program without feeling deprived.

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Positive Thought


“What are stumbling blocks and defeat before you can be stepping stones to victory if you remain determined.”

      —Anonymous



Oven-Fried Chicken


Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp hot sauce (like Tabasco)
  • 2 ½ to 3 lbs chicken legs, skin removed, trimmed, cut into thighs, drumsticks
  • ½ cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Olive oil cooking spray
Preparation:

Whisk buttermilk, mustard, garlic and hot sauce in a shallow glass dish until well blended. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Set a wire rack on the baking sheet and coat it with cooking spray.

Whisk flour, sesame seeds, paprika, thyme, baking powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Place the flour mixture in a paper bag or large sealable plastic bag. Shaking off excess marinade, place one or two pieces of chicken at a time in the bag and shake to coat. Shake off excess flour and place the chicken on the prepared rack. Spray the chicken pieces with cooking spray.

Bake the chicken until golden brown and no longer pink in the center, 40 to 50 minutes.

Nutritional Info Per Serving:

[226 Cal, 7g Fat, 1g Fiber, 5g Carbs, 353mg Sodium, 34g Protein] *5

     ~Diabetes & You, Walgreens Magazine



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Motivation  

Winners Are People Like You

Winners take chances.
Like everyone else,
they fear failing,
but they refuse
to let fear control them.

Winners don't give up.
When life gets rough, they hang in
until the going gets better.

Winners are flexible.
They realize there is more than one way
and are willing to try others.


Winners know they are not perfect.
They respect their weaknesses
while making the most of their strengths.

Winners fall, but they don't stay down.
They stubbornly refuse to let a fall
keep them from climbing.

Winners don't blame
fate for their failures
nor luck for their successes.
Winners accept responsibility
for their lives.

Winners are positive thinkers
who see good in all things.
From the ordinary, they make
the extraordinary.

Winners believe in the path they
have chosen
even when it's hard,
even when others can't see
where they are going.

Winners are patient.
They know a goal is only as worthy
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Winners are people like you.
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Comic Relief
  


Walk About

I decided to start walking around the neighborhood with my friend Shirley because I figured it would be a great way to get back into pre pregnancy shape, increase my physical endurance, and get out of the house for a whole hour without the children.

On the first day I met Shirley at her house and I couldn't wait to get started. I brought several bottles of spring water to keep my body hydrated, a new pair of tennis shoes so my feet wouldn't get blisters, and a cellular phone in case one of us passed out from all of the fresh air. We decided to start off slow, but before I realized it, we had covered three miles. I figured at this rate, we'd be able to run the Ironman Decathlon in the spring.

The next day I felt great -- and I figured the blisters on my feet would stop hurting just as soon as I broke in my new tennis shoes.

"Let's go the same route," I said. "I like the challenge."

I didn't move quite as fast as the first time and groups of joggers in trendy athletic shoes waved as they kept passing us on the sidewalk.

"Can you go faster?" Shirley hissed. "You're not walking, you're sauntering."

"Go on ahead," I panted. "Don't worry about me. Save yourself. Just tell my family I love them."

"We've only gone two blocks."

On the third day I decided I might be able to walk farther if I paced myself better.

"How far are we going today?" I asked.

"About a kilometer."

"Great!" I said. "Is that far?"

"It's the same distance from the cosmetic counter in Nordstrom's to the Misses Sportswear department then down to gift-wrap."

I nodded knowingly.

As we walked down the block, I could feel the muscles in my calves becoming stronger already. But, after five minutes, my legs began to cramp, my bunions hurt, and both feet felt like they were on fire.

"Can we just go straight from cosmetics department to the café for a little rest?" I said.

"Don't get smart. You want to get in shape, don't you?"

"Absolutely!" I said as I mentally crossed her off my Christmas card list.

The next night I couldn't wait to get the death march over with. It took me twenty minutes to limp from my driveway to Shirley's house.

"Are you OK?" she asked.

"Sure," I lied. "I never felt better."

I talked her into bringing her two large German Shepards with us, then I snatched the leash out of her hand and held on as they pulled me around the block.

On the fifth night I had an idea. I strapped on my comfortable sandals, slung my purse over my shoulder, and poured a cup of coffee into my water bottle and drove to her house. "Get in," I shouted as I pulled into the driveway.

"Are you giving up walking already?" she asked.

"Of course not," I said. "I feel great - as long as I don't stand, bend, or take a deep breath."

She narrowed her eyes suspiciously.

I just decided to modify my program." I said. "Who needs fresh air? I can do five laps around the mall in the same time it takes to do a mile on the sidewalk."

"Bu-"

"Besides," I said. "I hear there's a great sale."

Shirley considered this for a moment, then flung her water bottle on the lawn and jumped into the car - and I knew, even though we might never qualify for the Ironman Decathlon, we'd both be in better shape in no time.

    ~Debbie Farmer

Debbie Farmer is a syndicated family humor columnist, freelance writer, and Lifetime Weight Watcher's member. You can read more of her columns or subscribe to her monthly e-mail column at her website: www.familydaze.com or you can contact her at: familydaze@home.com.





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





Did you know…?
 

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


The Rubik’s Cube can be twisted and turned into over forty-three quintillion (43,252,003,274,489,856,000 to be exact) configurations in the attempt to line up one solid color on all six sides.

The fifty-two playing cards in a typical deck represent the fifty-two weeks in a year; the four suits, the four seasons.

The total amount of money in a standard Monopoly game is $15,140; real money was slipped into packs of play money that were smuggled to British POWs in camps inside Germany during World War II.

Play-Doh was originally formulated as a compound to clean wallpaper.

       ~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.




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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