Dotti's Weight Loss Zone
January 8, 2010


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Happy New Year

We have a new year, and young century before us.  Let's make it a healthy new year!

One of the things that you might want to consider for your Journey this year, is getting some extra support in a place where you can be yourself. Our Message Board is just the place. It's home to many of our Zonie friends who share their Journey experiences and are always willing and ready to offer support, laughs, and friendship.

When you arrive at our DWLZ Message Board ( ), you will be asked to register. There is no charge, and this is not to gather personal information about you to be used in any way by us. It is only to make sure that we weed out spammers, and allow people to have a safe friendly environment where we can all share support. If you aren't a member already, please try it out. I think you will like it!

How many of you have recommitted to your Journey?  This is usually the busiest time in the weight loss world: the time of new beginnings.

It's time to fill your favorite glass with sparkling water and settle into your comfy chair.  Don’t forget to bring that great smile Smile of yours.

A New Year to Begin Again ~ Let's Get Healthy

We all know that there are many times to begin again on whatever we are working on—our Journey, a special project, or just trying to be a better person.  There is something about the New Year that seems to attract change more than any time of the year.

How many of you celebrated your successes in 2009 and made some New Years 'intentions' that we talked about in the last newsletter? I did once again and it's amazing how good it feels! I always wonder why I even get to the point where I have to start all over again but there you have it.   

How many of you are just starting out on your Journey to a healthier, happier, thinner you?  How many of you are already on your Journey but need to recommit and get that “newbie” feeling back?  I'll bet most of us fit in either of these two categories. 

We are going to talk a bit about starting out on our Journey, whether it is as a true brand new “newbie” or one, like myself, who needs to recommit and get that “newbie” feeling back.

It really doesn't matter if you have 10 lbs to lose, or 100 lbs to lose; you are never alone on this Journey.  I remember one particular time at my Weight Watcher meeting when a new member opened up about how she had to lose 10 lbs.  Most of the members were thinking, "What are YOU doing here?"  In reality, it is very hard to lose ONLY 10 lbs, especially when you are so close to your goal weight.  Instead of saying "What are YOU doing here?" we need to congratulate her for taking action before she had 50 or 100 lbs to lose. 

So, you are finally to a point that you are fed up with your weight and unhealthy lifestyle.  You want to do something about it.  What will it be?  Have you given the Journey you are about to embark on a lot of thought?  Do you want it with all your heart? What program will you use? How committed are you going to be to your Journey?  These are just a few questions that should be going through your mind as you think about what path you will take.

My plan of choice is Weight Watchers.  I find that program to be the best Weight Loss/Healthy Lifestyle program around.  I can eat what I want, when I want and the choice is completely mine.  There are no limitations on what types of food I can eat.  The Points system is one of the easiest to implement and one that I continue to use.  I started out on the Original 123 Success Points plan and that is the one I've stuck with. Weight Watchers is great because as the years go by they are always improving their system, whether it is Points, Core or something else.  Meanwhile, you are free to use the Program of choice that you are most comfortable with.  I have members emailing me about the very old 1972 Weight Watchers Program because that is the one they are most comfortable with.  Hey, it works for them but it would never work for me. Choice is a wonderful thing.  Isn't it great that we all have a choice? 

It doesn't matter whether it's Weight Watchers, Calorie Counting or any other program. Investigating what the different weight loss programs offer is a must if you're not sure of the path you want to take.  Being informed is your best asset in beginning your Journey.

One of the main questions you have to ask yourself when embarking on your Journey is "Are you ready to commit?"  You must be ready to commit to your Journey with no exceptions.  What does "commitment" mean?  It means setting aside time each day to learning your new program and putting it to work for you.  It means making realistic goals.  It means being ready to make lifestyle changes.  It means putting yourself first and knowing that by doing so, you will be a much happier, confident and content person to be around.  If you don't like exercise it means working on a more positive attitude about exercising.  Most of all it means you are ready to change your life to a healthier one which in turn will give you more energy, more confidence, higher self-esteem and a thinner YOU. 

Some of the things I've heard over the years have one thing in common—fear of losing weight.  Let's look at them.

1.  I have no support.  Who will be there to support me while I'm on this Journey?  We all know that when it comes right down to it we are losing weight for ourselves ~ not for our spouse, children or friends ~ ourselves!  If you cannot get the support you need from those close to you, try partnering with others who are trying to lose weight.  I love the Weight Watcher meetings because you are with others that are working the same program.  There is TOPS, which is a great support system for any program you are using.  I've heard great reviews of TOPS. 

2.  I'm too busy to work a program to change my lifestyle. How can I fit this in to my already hectic life?  Really?  Whose life isn't?  Think about this for a minute. We all have busy lives, in one way or another. This is LIFE after all and just as we get to relax a bit something else comes up; at least that's how my life seems to go. If you really want to start this Journey and change your lifestyle then you WILL find the time to do it.  It's OUR choice to make the time.

3. I cannot lose the weight.  Heavy people "run" in my family; it's in my genes.  It is medically proven that genes do have some effect on whether you will be thin or heavy. Along the same lines, it IS possible for you to do something about it.  You can boost your metabolism by exercising on a more regular basis. Lifestyle habits, many unhealthy, are probably more the cause of obesity than genetics.

4.  Nobody in my family will eat low-fat meals or "diet foods".  How will I ever lose weight?  You would not believe how many low-fat meals don't even taste like low-fat meals.  You can adjust the meals slowly.  Don't tell them you're making them low-fat.  You will be amazed how easy it really is and isn't it cool that while gaining your healthy lifestyle your family will be too!

5.  I've done diets before and I always gain the weight back; this will be no different.  Well, isn't that the truth!  I've been there and got that tee shirt, many times. I have to tell you, just because it's happened before does not mean it will happen this time.  This might just be THE TIME for you to gain that healthy lifestyle and maintain it.  This time it WILL BE DIFFERENT—it will be successful, fun and exciting!

6.  I'm comfortable with being overweight. I'm healthy and feel good.  You and I both know that being overweight is both unhealthy and uncomfortable.  Almost all of the ones I know, who are dealing with extra weight, are unhappy with their self-image and have medical issues that might be relieved when weight is lost. It is normal to be afraid of change.

No one needs to be afraid of losing weight and embarking on this Journey.  It is a win-win deal.  You will gain so much from this lifestyle—health, self-esteem, strength, confidence, a thinner you, and much more.  Wait and see.  I think Vincent Van Gogh sums it up very well ~ "Courage—What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"

What is considered overweight?  The guidelines for what is considered normal weight, overweight and obesity are based on Body Mass Index (BMI).  BMI is a ratio between height and weight(1) that reflects the proportion of fat to muscle.  According to the guidelines, a BMI between 20 and 24.9 is normal.  BMIs between 25 and 29.9 are defined as overweight.  30 or over is considered obese. 

Now that you've made the decision to change your lifestyle and embark on your Journey let's get started.  Buy yourself a notebook, which you can use just for you.  Write today's date and "Today is the first day of the rest of my life" because it truly is.  In fact, I'd write that in big letters so it's the first thing you see when you open your notebook, which you'll use throughout your Journey.

One of the things you can include in your notebook is an assessment of how you "see yourself" and what changes you would like to see happen.  For instance, when I look in the mirror I see "batwings" on my arms.  YUK!  I want to change that.  I also see my eyes.  I actually like those.  Nothing to change or improve there.  Make this an honest assessment and include the good with the bad.

The next thing you can include in your notebook is all the reasons WHY you want to embark on this Journey.  For me it was to be thinner, have more self-esteem and confidence and to be healthier.  What are yours?  Your reasons are just as important as my reasons. 

Maybe the next thing you can include in your notebook is a photo of you NOW with this in big letters: "Not for a Million Dollars will I quit this Journey!"  This is what I always said from Day One of my Journey.  I may have had stumbling blocks and side trips but I have NEVER stopped WANTING this Journey!

Your notebook will also be a great place to write down the challenges that you might have during your Journey and how you will handle them.  Being prepared is the best defense against challenges.

Goals are another important part of your notebook.  What are your goals?  Are they realistic or are they so high you'll never reach them?   Write down some realistic goals that you can accomplish.  For example, don't say "I want to lose 2 lbs a week".  You are setting yourself up for disappointment if you do that.  It is better to say, "I want to lose weight every week".  You do not have a "number" set in concrete that way.  You are a winner no matter how much weight you lose. Make your goals something you CAN achieve but not something that sets you up for disappointment.

Along with your goals you should create a page of rewards.  I like to give myself a reward for every 10 lbs. Make the rewards non-food rewards.  Some good ideas are a new paperback, new cookbook, scale, nail polish, etc.  You get the picture. 

Okay, how about exercise?  Do you like exercise?  Do you hate exercise?  How will you incorporate it into your new healthy lifestyle?  How about writing down all the things you like to do that involve moving your body?  Could it be bike riding with the family? How about tossing a Frisbee with the dog?  Walking the dog?  What about swimming?  How about playing softball or bowling on a league?  These all involve movement, which is important in your new lifestyle.  As you can see exercise isn't always about going to the gym, doing the treadmill, elliptical, or weight machine—it's about moving your body, while using whatever method that helps you to do so.  Of course, having fun while exercising is an added bonus!  My leader always told us to get back to our childhood where we never gave it a second thought to going outside and running about, swinging, swimming and constantly moving.  Isn't that the truth?

Now that we've talked a bit about starting your Journey, let's talk about recommitting.  Recommitting is a great way to get that “newbie” feeling back.  What exactly is a “newbie” feeling?  Let me tell you all ~ it is a feeling of excitement, adventure and confidence in learning new things to improve ourselves, both mentally and physically.  It is that feeling of constantly being energized by everything around us—yes, you see many things in a whole new light.  You cannot stop talking about your new lifestyle and all you've learned.  You are smiling a lot and wondering why everyone has not started this fantastic Journey of their own.  You will also notice that your “newbie” feeling is contagious and before you know it some of your friends and family have jumped on the bandwagon.  It is a great feeling!

Good luck to you all on your Journey to a healthier, happier, thinner and more confident YOU.  You all have it within yourselves to be the best you can be.  It's up to you.  I'm rooting for you all. Best wishes,

Hugs! Dotti 

1.    Calculating your BMI

English System
BMI = {(Weight in pounds) ÷ [(Height in Inches) x (Height in Inches)]} x 703

Metric System
BMI = {(Weight in Kilograms) ÷ [(Height in Meters) x (Height in Meters)]}

Al's current weight is 195 pounds (88.45 kg), and he is 6' 3", or 75" (1.905 m) tall. So, his BMI would be—

[195 pounds ÷ (75 inches x 75 inches)] x 703 = (195 ÷ 5625) x 703 = 24.4
[88.45 kg ÷ (1.905 m x 1.905 m)] = (88.45 ÷ 3.61) = 24.4

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Quote of the Day

“Have patience with all things, but first with yourself. Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You're a perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist.”
       ~~St. Francis De Sales

Which Sold For More In 1999?

In 1999, the following items were sold at auction:

  • The baseball hit by Mark McGwire for his record setting 70th home run

  • Marilyn Monroe's revealing dress, worn for her sultry version of "Happy Birthday" sung for President John F. Kennedy on national television
Which if these items brought more money when auctioned that year?

(You'll find the answer below.)

Italian Tortellini Soup

Here is a great soup for those chilly evenings ~

          1 onion, chopped
         1 cup sliced mushrooms
         ♦ 2 cloves garlic
         ♦ 1/2 cup fat-free chicken broth
         1 can [15 oz] low-sodium tomato sauce
         1 green pepper, chopped
         1 cup diced zucchini
         ♦ 2 tbsp dry sherry or apple juice
         ♦ 1 1/2 tsp dried Italian herb seasoning
         9 oz reduced-fat cheese-filled tortellini
         1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Coat a saucepan with nonstick spray.  Add the onions, mushrooms, garlic and 3 tbsp broth.  Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until onions soften, usually 5-6 minutes.

Stir in the tomato sauce, green peppers, zucchini, sherry, Italian seasoning, remaining broth and tortellini.  Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.  Season with pepper.

Makes 4 servings

Per serving: 278 calories, 4.8 g fat, 34 mg chol, 325 mg sodium, 5.4 g fiber *5

     —Prevention's Guide to Low-Fat Living, October 1997


Ten Important Traveling Companions to Take With You
on the Journey to Your Dreams

  1. Confidence: for when things get tough, when you're overwhelmed, when you think of giving up.
  2. Patience: with your own trials and temptations, and with others.
  3. An adjustable attitude: one that doesn't react, but responds with well-thought-out actions and feelings.
  4. Beauty: within yourself, in your surroundings, and in nature.
  5. Excitement: new things to enjoy and learn and experience.
  6. Fun: laughter and smiles any way you can get them.
  7. Companionship: people to share your happiness and sorrows, your troubles and joys.
  8. Health: mental, physical and emotional.
  9. Peace: with others, yourself, and in your environment.
  10. Love: pure, unconditional, and eternal.
     —Barbara Cage

Weight Loss is 90% Mental

Just like Matt Hoover, 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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Persevere and Carry On

In my opinion, one of the most important parts of this Journey is to NEVER GIVE UP.

"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."


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

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny
matters compared to what lies within us.”

       ~~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fat-Saving Tips

Below are a few ways to cut fat in your diet.

Go for a finer grind: When buying ground turkey or chicken, look for ground breast meat. Other cuts are higher in fat.

Watch out for porky:  Be suspicious of bacon that calls itself lean.  Even turkey bacon is only slightly less fatty than regular pork bacon.

How low can you go: Can't quite make the leap to skim milk?  Try moving to 1% low-fat milk.  May people don't notice a difference in taste between 1% and 2%.  The 2% milk still derives more than 25% of its calories from fat.

Stack the deck in your favor: A 4-ounce piece of raw meat cooks down to around 3 ounces, about the size of a deck of cards.  To minimize fat content, trim off all visible fat before cooking.

Go skinny dipping: Next time you're topping off at the salad bar, keep in mind that most salad-bar dippers hold 2 tablespoons of dressing.

     —Prevention's Guide to Low-Fat Living, October 1997

Don't Be Afraid to Change Direction!

Water from Lake Erie, which lies to the west, flows into the eastward lying Atlantic Ocean. It passes through several water bodies on the way along its northeasterly course, including the Niagara River, Lake Ontario, the Saint Lawrence River, and The Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

Water is a great example for anyone looking for how to tackle a big daunting problem. Water is always destined for the sea. In other words, the sea is water's goal. The water of Lake Erie is driven, by gravity, to search for sea level, and the sea is to the east.

But water seldom takes the direct route. The river is a cliché for doubling back and meandering all around the course it wants to take. And yet, it still finds the sea.

An example of this very thing exists in the most massive waterfall on the planet today: Niagara Falls. The Niagara River flows from Lake Erie and approaches the falls heading in a westerly direction, which is the exact opposite direction from where its goal lies! Going the wrong direction, is actually the easiest way for the water to reach its goal.

Sometimes in life, we run into obstacles that are too big for us. Rather than stopping, and letting them defeat us, "head for the falls" instead; search for the easiest way around this obstacle, just the way a river would. You may have to "meander" on your course, and leave the straight line path behind, but your goal can be reached, and if you have the tenacity of water, you will reach your goal in time.

And who knows? YOU might create something as memorable as Niagara Falls during your trip. Every step of life is an opportunity for improvement, and at no time is that more true than it is when you overcome the roadblocks you meet on your Journey.


Comic Relief

My Living Will

Last night, my friend and I were sitting in the living room and I said to her, "I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug."

She got up, unplugged the computer, and threw out my margarita!

Author Unknown

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  • 2 parts Baja Bob's mix. 
  • 2 parts Champagne.       
  • ½ fresh squeezed lime
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Baja Bob's incredibly good tasting mixes are great with or without alcohol, allowing people who are watching their weight, or those who are forced to watch their sugar intake due to health reasons the opportunity to enjoy the great taste of a cocktail.

Enjoy a cocktail and still stay on your Program

Food Finds

Below are a few more of my food finds. The fruit cups are great over some low-fat cottage cheese.  Enjoy!

  • Banquet Crockpot Classics, Beef Pot Roast, 2/3 cup
           [150 cal/3.5g fat/3g fiber/18g carbs/660mg sodium/11g protein] *3
  • Great Value (Wal-Mart brand) Peaches & Pears, 1 [4 oz] cup
           [80 cal/0g fat/1g fiber/20g carbs/25mg sodium/0g protein] *1.5
  • Great Value (Wal-Mart brand) Pineapple Tidbits, 1 [4 oz] cup
           [60 cal/0g fat/1g fiber/16g carbs/10mg sodium/0g protein] *1
  • Great Value (Wal-Mart brand) Mandarin Oranges, 1 [4 oz] cup
           [70 cal/0g fat/1g fiber/17g carbs/10mg sodium/0g protein] *1.5

Auction Answer

Answer from Auction Trivia Question above...

Answer: Mark McGwire's 70th homerun baseball
If the auction of these items occurred today, the answer would almost certainly be drastically different. While in 1999 Mark McGwire's 70th homerun baseball sold for a whopping $3 million, and the revealing dress, which Marilyn Monroe wore for the JFK birthday celebration, sold for "only" $1,267,500…the taint of the steroid scandal that fell over the baseball would now almost certainly lower its value by a very large amount. On the other hand, the taint of a different sort of scandal hovering over the dress would make it likely to be even more valuable today.

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Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

“Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels!” ~~Anonymous

“Fitness is a journey, not a destination. It must be continued for the rest of your life.” ~~Anonymous

“Though you can’t go back and make a brand new start, you can start now and make a brand new ending.” ~~Anonymous

“Refuse to settle for anything less than success in achieving your weight-loss goals!” ~~Anonymous

       ~~Thanks for sending these in Carol

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. These are 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.

Did You Know?

Our Journey is not just about weight loss; it's about constantly learning new things…  let's see what we can learn today. Smile

The Greek Eratosthenes not only knew the earth was round, 1,700 years before Columbus' famous trip of discovery, but he calculated the true circumference of the earth over 200 years before Christ was born, to an accuracy within a few percent! (Many experts believe he came within 100 miles of the correct answer.)

• • •

The brilliant Henry Ford worked at the Edison Illuminating Company in Detroit, and became its Chief Engineer in 1893—a promotion that gave him the time and money needed to develop his car.
• • •

How much is a terabyte? Some of the terabyte hard drives are down to the size of a pack of 3x5 index cards. A one TB hard drive could hold all the text of the Encyclopedia Britannica, not once, not ten times, not even a mere one hundred times, but ONE THOUSAND TIMES!

In fact, it would only take 20 terabytes to hold all of the text (no pictures) in all the printed books in the Library of Congress. In other words, millions of books will now fit on the top of your desk—books, that if printed couldn't be squeezed into your entire house, or all the houses on your block! (The Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, is said to have over 29 million books laid out on 530 miles of bookshelves!)

• • •

Feel like a sea voyage? If you were around in the Mesozoic Era, and you didn't mind the dinosaurs, watching from the shore, flying overhead, or swimming alongside, you could sail your ship on sea water, across what is today only very dry land, all the way from southern Texas clear up to northern Alaska, keeping the Rocky Mountains on your left for the entire trip. Or, you could instead, about half way up from Texas, turn to the northeast, and sail across what is now Hudson's Bay, and on out into the Atlantic Ocean. The giant inland sea you would have been on formed a continent-sized letter ‘Y’ right across the heart of what is now the USA and Canada. (All those old westerns where you see incredible rock formations in the background, are showcasing land once buried under seawater, and many of those towering rocks formed islands in that sea.)

       ~~Researched and written by Al

Al's Essays on Weight Loss and Maintenance

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to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future."
—Deepak Chopra

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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   

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