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April 22, 2009
IN THIS ISSUE

Welcome! Stress Quotes to
Lift Your
Spirits
My Journey Back to Goal Stress Busters to Help You De-Stress Comic Relief ABC's to Success Al's Essays on Weight Loss and Maintenance

Organizing Tips DWLZ Cookbooks Easy Layered Tomato Dip Who Knew? Something to Think About DWLZ
Updates
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Welcome
Hi everyone! Spring is here and the temps are warming up. How many of you can feel that fresh warm spring air calling you outside for a nice walk. Do you know that a nice, relaxing walk will help reduce any stress you may be experiencing. On top of that you’re getting in some activity! Today we are going to talk about stress and how to handle it.

It’s that time to grab your tall glass of sparkling water and find your most comfy chair. Bring along that great smile Smile of yours.


Stress
By Dotti

How do you recognize stress? What are some of the warning signals of stress taking over your life? Having trouble sleeping or concentrating, irritability, confusion, frustration, headaches and becoming accident-prone are just a few stress signals. There are many things in your life that will trigger these stress signals. Deadlines at work, broken washer, no time for yourself, debt and of course, the Holidays, are just a few of many ways that add stress to your life. We really can't avoid stress but we can find ways to reduce our stress.

Make sure you take your multivitamin/multimineral daily. This will help cover you nutritionally and strengthen your reserves. The B vitamins have been known to produce energy and reduce the effects of stress.

Stress will keep you from sleeping (and I do have stress in my life) and that is not a good thing since it weakens your stress management reserves. You end up in a vicious cycle - no sleep - less able to handle the stress in your life. Getting a good night's sleep will change your mood and energy level. You will become more productive at work. Drinking a glass of warm milk is backed by science, believe it or not. Milk contains tryptophan and calcium, which help to boost serotonin levels, which in turn, helps your body to induce sleep and puts you in a good mood.

Did you know that indigestion is one of the common reactions to stress because the stress response signals the body to channel blood away from the digestive system? If this happens to you try sitting still for about five minutes, taking deep breaths and eating a cup of yogurt, which provides "friendly" bacteria that may help with healthy digestion.

One way to instantly relax is to use your imagination to daydream a bit. Yes, I know work is so busy, and family plans have been made so you can't go away on that long-overdue vacation but that vacation may be closer than you think. Your imagination is a wonderful thing. You can be on that beautiful, warm and secluded beach in your to-die-for bathing suit (why not, it's YOUR vacation) now. You are calm, relaxed and soaking in the sunlight. You are feeling great and nothing can dampen your mood or stress you out. In fact, there is no stress. WOW! How did that happen? It's nice, isn't it? Not a worry in the world. Your imagination can be used at any time to pull you out of a stressful situation, and you can pretty much do this anywhere, anytime. Isn't it amazing how much better you can feel after a fun, stress-free vacation?

Find your stress triggers. Is it when you are doing the bills? How about when you have to drive somewhere you've never been before? I get stressed out when I have to go to the doctor (I know, who doesn't?). Keep a journal of your stress triggers and how you dealt with them. Did it work? No? Then try different ways to deal with your different stress triggers until you find one that works with that situation. For my stress filled doctor's appointment I try to keep thinking of other things - work, friends, funny times…you get the picture. If you are stressed more than usual when you are doing your bills then maybe you can light a lovely scented candle and have a cup of warm tea to keep you company. I found that keeping good records (organization) of my bills help with stress but I have to tell you, the candle goes a long ways.

Write down your most stressful situations. Next, list the stressful situations you can change to become no-stress situations and the stressful situations that you can do nothing about (like traffic, doctors' appointments…). Prioritize the stressful situations you can control and forget the rest.

How does stress affect your weight loss? One of the most important reasons we need to learn to cope with stress is that stress triggers a starvation response, a tendency to conserve energy from food, as if your body were getting ready to starve itself. When stress hormones are present in your body, you start storing calories as fat. During stress, blood sugar is shunted away from chemical pathways that would burn it, so instead of being burned for fuel, it is stored as fat. Stress causes your body to store more fat but it also changes where it is stored. Unfortunately, overweight women who are under a lot of stress usually store fat in their abdomen rather than on their thighs or buttocks.

Here are some great stress reducers:

  • Laughter ~ When you laugh, even forced laughter, it lowers your cortisol and blood pressure instantly, according to a study from the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. "Researchers found that artery diameter increases 22 percent during laughter - even when you're faking it," says Dr. Hall. "The physical act itself creates the de-stressing effect." So keep that comedy DVD/CD handy. Call a friend who always keeps you laughing. Force yourself to chuckle if necessary!

  • Count all your blessings ~ According to studies done at UCLA it is physiologically impossible to be grateful and stressed out at the same time. You are definitely more alert and more enthusiastic when you are counting your blessings.

  • Sing and sing some more ~ I love this stress-reducer although Al and others that might be in earshot of my singing will not feel the same way since I cannot even carry a tune. A recent study at the University of California at Irving, found that singing your favorite tunes is more beneficial than simply listening to them. Choir members got a 240 percent increase in immunoglobulin A (a disease-fighting protein) during performances.

  • Snack on chips and salsa ~ Eating spicy foods, especially chili peppers, releases mood-boosting endorphins, according to recent research. Keep a jar of extra-hot salsa on hand for some anti-stress snacking.

  • Meet with some friends ~ In a 2005 study from UCLA, it was found that making eye contact while having conversation with someone you care about causes the same kinds of positive physiological changes that a massage does. According to Dr. Hall, "Your body will produce oxytocin (a happiness hormone) literally on the spot."

  • Write simple notes of thanks ~ to people who have made your life better. What a great de-stressor, writing a thank you to all who enhance your life. They will love and appreciate your note of thanks; you never know, maybe they need to hear it at this particular time in their lives.

  • Walk your stress off ~ Scientists have found that walking daily elevates the mood of even severely depressed patients. Walking is great for stressed-out people. Walking reduces muscle tension and stimulates the release of endorphins, the natural pleasure chemicals produced by our bodies.

  • Take a 15-minute power nap ~ Taking a short power nap(s) during the day can be more refreshing than long ones.

  • Practice relaxation techniques ~ doing relaxation techniques or mindful breathing will help with your stress level and keep you from mindless munching.

  • Make sure you get enough sunlight ~ Our bodies produce endorphins (hormones that create a feeling of calm) when we are in the sunshine. Your mood and energy level are boosted with just 10 minutes of sunshine so the next time you see the sun shining, get out there and enjoy it.

  • Write down everything you like about yourself ~ Believe it or not you are more likely to let stress take over your life when your self-esteem is low.

  • Organize something ~ You will be amazed at how much better you feel by organizing just one thing in your house—maybe a junk drawer or closet.

  • Spend some time with your pet ~ It's a known fact; pets relieve stress. Isn't unconditional love great?

  • Cut out the caffeine ~ Caffeine can increase alertness but in the long run caffeine leaves you feeling jittery and irritable which adds stress.

  • Cut down on your sugar ~ Too much sugar takes away vital nutrients from your body, causing nervous tension and anxiety. High sugar foods cause your blood sugar levels to drop, which can make you feel irritable, tired and unhappy. When you are under stress this is the last thing you need.
I already feel better and less stressed! Hope you are feeling less stressed while we are having our little get-together. Have an awesome, stress-free couple of weeks until we meet again.

Best wishes,
     Hugs! Dotti 

Resources
November 2006 issue of Ladies' Home Journal
Walk it Off! by Suzanne Levine, D.P.M.
The Everything Stress Management Book by Eve Adamson
Women's Edge ~ Fight Fat, Secrets to Successful Weight Loss by Alisa Bauman and the editors of Prevention Health Books



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Quotes to Lift Your Spirits  

"You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it."
       ~~Charles Buxton

"Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over."
       ~~F. Scott Fitzgerald

"The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning."
       ~~Ivy Baker




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.




My Journey Back to Goal&mdashOne Day at a Time

As many of you know Al and I have been on a bit of a Journey of our own. We have moved to Spokane, WA and are getting settled into our new home. Our son and bestest friends of 32 years live here so we are among family and friends. I think we are going to like it here. My Journey is going well. I have pretty much maintained my weight throughout the last month, which is amazing due to the amount of stress I have been going through. I’ve been listening to a stress-reducing, muscle relaxation CD, which has helped me immensely.

I will be looking for a meeting here in Spokane to attend weekly. I know that is an important part of my Journey.

I'm a creature of habit that has no problem doing the same things over and over. I continue to love my Weight Watcher program, Dr. Roberta's Enjoying Weight Loss Hypnosis CDs, and all my friends on our Message Board who help keep me keeping on with the Journey. These three things continue to be integral parts of my continued success on Program.

If you are interested in learning about Dr. Roberta’s Enjoying Weight Loss Hypnosis CDs you can read our section below on the CDs.

All of you have been so wonderful and supportive of me. I only hope and pray that I do the same for you. Have an awesome OP couple of weeks and always, always SMILE Smile

Please remember, "If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got."

Hugs! Dotti



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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Say It With Humor

Stress:
The confusion caused by your mind overriding your body's natural desire to slap the daylights out of a jerk who desperately needs it.



Stress Busters to Help You De-Stress

Schedule the most demanding tasks during periods of your highest energy ~ Generally, it's a good idea to get your most demanding projects out of the way first.

After a particularly stressful day, order take-out food (you can and stay on Program) and eat it by candlelight. [I just love candles; they are so soothing]

As much as possible, decide what to do with each piece of paper the first time you handle it - sign it, file it, answer now, answer later, forward it, etc. [This is something I really need to learn to do; I have so many paper stacks it isn't even funny]

Plan for regular vacations from work—Even a day or two away from work can help reduce stress and rejuvenate your spirits. A long weekend or a day off in the middle of the week can be a great stress reducer!

Delegate everything you possibly can to others.

Resource: ~~Stress Busters by Katherine Butler N.C.C.





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         —Dotti & Al







Comic Relief
  

My Thighs Were Stolen From Me…

My thighs were stolen from me during the night of August 3rd a few years ago. It was just that quick. I went to sleep in my body and woke up with someone else's thighs. The new ones had the texture of cooked oatmeal. Who would have done such a cruel thing to legs that had been wholly, if imperfectly, mine for years? Whose thighs were these? What happened to mine?

I spent the entire summer looking for them. I searched, in vain, at pools and beaches, anywhere I might find female limbs exposed. I became obsessed. I had nightmares filled with cellulite and flesh that turns to bumps in the night. Finally, hurt and angry, I resigned myself to living out my life in jeans and Sheer Energy pantyhose.

Then, just when my guard was down, the thieves struck again. My buns were next. I knew it was the same gang because they took pains to match my new derriere (although badly attached at least 3 inches lower than the original) to the thighs they had stuck me with earlier. Now my rear complimented my legs lump for lump. Frantic, I prayed that long skirts would stay in fashion.

It was 2 years ago when I realized my arms had been switched. One morning while fixing my hair, I watched horrified but fascinated as the flesh of my upper arms swung to and fro with the motion of the hairbrush. This was really getting scary. My body was being replaced, cleverly and fiendishly, one section at a time.

Age? Age had nothing to do with it. Age was supposed to creep up, unnoticed and intangible, something like maturity. NO, I was being attacked, repeatedly and without warning. During one spring, my attention was riveted to upper arms---female arms. I studied them from every angle, being careful not to raise mine in public nor flatten them too tightly against my body. In private I held them straight out and did endless circles that would have tightened my real arms but did nothing for these silly putty caricatures. In the end, in deepening despair, I gave up my T-shirts.

What could they do to me next? In short order, my eyes began to remind people that they needed a new pair of Hush Puppies. My poor neck disappeared more quickly than the Thanksgiving turkey it now reminded me of. That's why I've decided to tell my story: I can't take on the medical profession by myself. Women of America, wake up and smell the coffee! That isn't really "plastic" those surgeons are using. You know where they're getting those replacement parts, don't you? The next time you suspect someone has had a face "lifted," look again. Was it lifted from you? Check out those tummy tucks and buttocks raising. Look familiar? Are those your eyelids on that movie star?

I think I finally may have found my thighs. I hope Cindy Crawford paid a really good price for them.

Author Unknown



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Smile Enjoy a cocktail and stay on your Program Smile




ABC's To Success
  

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



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:






Philly Swirl




I am sending out a plea for all of you to help me keep these
wonderful Philly Swirl, Sugar Free pops available at Sam’s Club.


I cannot do it without your help! I have had a long, wonderful relationship with PhillySwirl and have always loved their products. They taste great, fit well within my Weight Watcher lifestyle and they let me enjoy dessert without all the guilt! These bars are a ‘must’ for my freezer, any time of the year.

Please let 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.

Free → 30-pack box of PhillySwirl Sugar Free Bars!
Buy three 30-pack boxes of these bars at Sam’s Club and PhillySwirl will send you a rebate check for one of the boxes you purchased. To receive your rebate, all you have to do is send a copy of your receipt(s) [the 3 boxes do not have to be on the same receipt] with the items circled to:
PhillySwirl
ATTN: DWLZ Promotion
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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

Also, if you are not a member of Sam’s Club you can receive your FREE 1-day pass from PhillySwirl by going to:

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Shop as if you were a member all day and don't forget to stock up on lots of Philly Swirl Pops—only 14 calories!




Organizing Tips

  • Don't save whole magazines for future reference. Tear out the articles that you want to save and file those.

  • Make sure your magazines are somewhere you can see them and most likely read them ~ on the nightstand, with your commuter stuff, etc.

  • Use binders to file magazine and newspaper clippings ~ Categorize the binders.

  • Use binders to save letters - I did this with all my letters from Al in the last 34 years. I have them all. I stapled the letters to loose-leaf paper so I could read the back and front. They are in order from beginning to ending date. I have to tell you that is a lot of letters; we wrote everyday we were apart and he was gone a lot in his Navy days! Guess now you know just how organized I am ~ if only I could remember where I organized everything! Smile

  • Remember that when you are filing something it is so you can find it again so make sure you give it a heading that you are likely to look under if you should need to find it again. Usually the first name that comes to mind is the best.
Resource: ~~The One-Minute Organizer, Plain & Simple by Donna Smallin






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





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.



Easy Layered Tomato Dip


  • 1 tub (8 oz) Philadelphia Light Cream Cheese Spread
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 small tomatoes, chopped (about 1½ cups)
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • ¼ cup Kraft 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese
  • Wheat Thins, Reduced Fat Baked Snack Crackers
Mix cream cheese spread and garlic until well blended.

Spread onto bottom of 8- or 9-inch pie plate or onto serving plate; top with tomatoes, onions and cheese.

Cover and refrigerate several hours or until chilled.

Serve as a dip with the crackers.

Makes 3 cups dip or 24 servings, 2 tbsp dip and 16 crackers each.

160 cal, 6 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 4 mg cholesterol, 320 mg sodium, 22 g carbs,
1 g fiber, 4 g sugars, 4 g protein *3.5



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Who Knew…


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

Cinderella has been made into a movie more times than any other story.

The paper used to make money is composed of linen and several types of cotton, including denim - which gives it its unique fabric-like feel and durability.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

On the average, we forget 80 percent of what we learn on any given day. [I just knew I was normal. Smile ]

Resource: ~~Who Knew? by David Hoffman



Something To Think About…


Special People

A few years ago, at the Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants, all physically or mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for the 100-yard dash. At the gun, they all started out, not exactly in a dash, but with a relish to run the race to the finish and win. All, that is, except one little boy who stumbled on the asphalt, tumbled over a couple of times, and began to cry. The other eight heard the boy cry. They slowed down and looked back. Then they all turned around and went back. Every one of them.

One girl with Down's Syndrome bent down and kissed him and said: "This will make it better." Then all nine linked arms and walked together to the finish line.

Everyone in the stadium stood, and the cheering went on for several minutes. People who were there are still telling the story.

Why? Because deep down we know this one thing: What matters in this life is more than winning for ourselves. What matters in this life is helping others win, even if it means slowing down and changing our course.

Thank You Steve & Joyce


I have always looked at Dotti's Weight Loss Zone as a place where all of us are there for each other; holding each other up when needed; helping each other to succeed on their Journey and giving out lots of Hugs! and support to each other, letting us know we are never alone on this Journey. I hope you will always feel welcome at Dotti's Weight Loss Zone.

     ~Dotti


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—






“Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.” ~~Og Mandino




Goodbye


Another visit is coming to a close ~ how fast the time goes when you are having a great time. 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   



Dotti's Weight Loss Zone


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*Whenever possible, I calculate ALL my Points on my Offline Points Calculator in the Half Points Mode, which rounds UP to the nearest Half Point. This keeps my site consistent. All point values shown in BLACK are calculated with the 10-gram fiber cap [Original 123 Success Points]. When there is a difference with the 4 gram fiber cap calculation, I show the points value for that in RED.

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