Dotti's Weight Loss Zone
May 11, 2010



Quick & Healthy


Did You Know? Halfsies DWLZ
DWLZ Updates Newsletter
Copyright and


Hello my friends. I hope this newsletter finds you all well. It is hard to believe that one-third of 2010 is already gone isn't it? Spring is pushing winter aside more each day? Flowers and new leaves are everywhere around Spokane. I hope this visit finds you well and enjoying the warmer temperatures!

I have kept on track with my aerobics 3 times a week, and I haven't missed a session with my personal trainer so far. I feel tired after working out, but I feel a lot better during the rest of my day! It is great to be moving again.

Since the last newsletter, Al and I did the Bloomsday Race! We had a lot of fun and Al wrote up a page where you can share photos and his thoughts on the race. I think he did a great job on the page. I hope you feel the same way about it when you visit it:

Bloomsday is always fun! Smile    If it doesn't sound too crazy to you, how about joining us next year for Bloomsday 2011? We would love to have a Zonie contingent at this wonderful event. Thumbs Up! As you can see from how we did this time, you don't have to move fast to finish the race. You can do it! If you want we can even do Zonie T-Shirts and/or ball caps for the race. (You'll see that Al and I had shirts made up this year.)

As the date comes around next year, we'll remind you.

If you would like to see how some other Zonie events have gone, visit our DWLZ Conferences pages:
Whenever Zonies get together it makes for a lot of great fun! So, please at least think about it!

Now our heart rates are back down to normal, it's time to go fill our favorite glass with sparkling water and settle into our most comfy chair.  Don’t forget to bring that great smile Smile of yours.

by Al Coon

"Buy. Buy," says the Sign in the Shop Window.
"Why? Why?" says the Junk in the yard.
by Paul McCartney

The Junk Cycle

There it is—on the shelf, standing on the showroom floor, or the online shopping page—and you simply must have it. It is glorious, shiny and bright. It calls your name and you know it will bring you such joy when it is yours.

So, you buy it. Oh my, it is your very own and you are overjoyed. You call up all your friends and share the news. You sing its praises and it sounds almost too good to be true even when you listen to your own words. This is something you really wanted, and it is yours!

Days pass, and you continue to enjoy your new possession. It feels more familiar, more a part of your life. You still love it, but it has been a while since you did any bragging about it to anyone else. You are glad you have it, but you no longer are riding that pinnacle of joy you first felt.

As the weeks pass by, you become more and more familiar with your new purchase. You learn that the old cliché is true, and familiarity does really breed contempt. Your feelings for your purchase have moved from true love to friendship, and on to mere acceptance, just part of your normal day. Can actual contempt be very far behind?

Months have gone by, and now your once new purchase goes unnoticed. When you do see it, you don't have a flood of joy fill your heart any longer. It is just there, taking up space.

In time, even if it is still functional—and it might even be broken by now—it is not appreciated. If you should misplace it, it would never be missed. There is no way that you can recapture your old feelings of joy and excitement you once felt about this once treasured item.

Finally, your once new item, the one you loved dearly, and felt you desperately needed, falls into the category of "Junk." It could be thrown away, stored in a box in the attic and forgotten forever, or simply fall off the face of the earth, and you wouldn't care. Long since, you have found a new replacement for your old treasure, which somehow has turned to "Junk."

Emotional Junk

The Junk Cycle doesn't only apply to the purchase of material items. Sadly, even human relationships can pass through this natural progression. Couples meet, fall in love, marry, and somehow allow the love of their lives, the ones they had expected to share everything with, right up until death parted them, to turn to "Junk" in their minds. Today divorces are the norm, not the exception for most marriages. This is not necessary; it could be avoided. But alas, we allow far too much of our lives to be controlled by the Junk Cycle.

Another area, where the Junk Cycle is far too commonly allowed to run its course, is in every part of "self improvement." We see something about ourselves that we want to fix, and we start the Junk Cycle at that point.

We find a new program, a new way of doing something. We by a book, join a group, or get together with friends and we are all aglow with excitement over our new love.

But in time, the shine wears off and we slowly move from love to acceptance, to apathy, and finally discard what has turned into "Junk" for us.

Can any area be more infiltrated by the Junk Cycle than the field of Weight Loss? I think not.

We have a double problem here, in that there are so many things out there clamoring for your attention—potions, medical procedures, crazy diet schemes, exercise insanities, etc.—that are already "Junk," that if we grab onto one of them we will soon learn of our mistake. On the other hand, the sound and true approach still can lose its shine, and become "Junk" in our minds if we are not careful.

Once we perceive of what we are doing on our Journey as "Junk," you can be sure we will abandon it in time. By that time, we will even be glad to be rid of it! But what can we do to break the Junk Cycle?

Beating the Cycle

There are things you can do to keep your first love alive, just like in a marriage. You do not have to succumb to the Junk Cycle.

First of all never buy "Junk". Always evaluate what you wish to procure with a critical eye. Look for obvious flaws. Is this something that will satisfy you years from today, or only for the moment? Will it last? Will it serve your needs for years, and not just right now?

Next, make sure you know what you are looking for. Sure that shiny sports car is really cool looking, but will it haul your groceries? Can you (and your family) get in and out of it easily? Is it what you really want?

Also, always look beneath the surface shine. The long haul is what matters. When you think about it, would you part with your classic car if you owned one? How about that favorite stuffed chair, which you have kept in top shape, because it is just perfect to sit in and read your most treasured books? You know the things that really matter to you for the long-term. They may not be glitzy, but they have what you need in your life.

What do you want from your spouse, or your weight loss program 5 years from today, or 10 years from today? Avoid the Junk Cycle by planning right up front.

If your program is asking you to do anything that you are sure that you will not be doing 5 or 10 years from today, it is already "Junk" for you. Don't even begin on that path. You want something that will fit your personality like a pair of old slippers, the ones you would slip on when your feet hurt and you need to pamper them.

That Old Honeymoon Twinkle

Have you been married? I am sure you will remember your honeymoon, and the way your new spouse could do absolutely nothing wrong, and how your every thought was about how to best please your new spouse.

Unfortunately, most people today let that magic die as time passes. The weeks and months go by and the Honeymoon is over, and the Honeymoon twinkle has left their eyes. This is a true disaster, because that Honeymoon twinkle is at the heart of a happy, long-lasting marriage. Putting your spouse first, and striving to make your spouse happy, is actually a key to your own happiness. When both parties in a marriage strive to please the other each day, taking care of the little things, the honeymoon is never really over. (Dotti and I have a sign up in our bedroom that says, "Honeymoon Lane," and after over 33 years of marriage, the honeymoon is still going strong for us!)

When you begin your weight loss Journey, a similar process goes on. You are completely in love with the idea of losing weight and doing whatever it takes to become thin. Whatever is demanded by your Journey, you gladly do it. You are eager for success and desire to take all the right steps. It is your honeymoon phase.

Many people believe that the "Honeymoon Phase" of your journey must pass. But that is not so. What is true, is that if you do not aggressively pursue keeping the honeymoon alive, that phase will dry up and blow away, just like an autumn leaf in an early blizzard.

Let the Honeymoon Continue

The Honeymoon Phase is a natural part of starting out on a Journey you are eager to begin. But you must be aware that only your own efforts can keep that phase alive.

Do something each day to help it along.
For example:

Dotti and I have little rules to help us keep our honeymoon alive and well, including things like always giving a kiss goodnight, and never going to sleep with an unsettled quarrel still brewing. (Continually keeping an eye out for little things to do that will make your spouse's life a little nicer, unexpected things, and then doing them without having to be asked is like waving a magic wand over your marriage and making it wonderful.)

These simple common sense things not only help us to avoid building up long-term problems, but the caring expressed by taking the time and effort to voluntarily do the little things, never truly goes unnoticed.

Love that is freely expressed is flourishing. And when you go out of your way to show your love, it actually makes what you are feeling stronger as well. Amazingly, when both parties in a couple do this, they are forever on a honeymoon, and it only gets better as time passes!
Generally, you will find that it is the little things that matter most. If you keep the little things going every day, the bigger things tend to work out okay.

At some point each and every day, take the time to remember why you are on this Journey. Remember what made you fall in love with becoming thin in the first place. Keep that love alive in your heart!

Keep in mind that today is IMPORTANT always! Tomorrow is a wish, and hope. You only have today, so make today special. Make sure that you do something today that will make you happy you are on this Journey.

Congratulate yourself when you look in the mirror. Take a little walk that perhaps you hadn't planned for today. Make plans for what you will be doing when you are thinner. Visualize yourself at your goal weight and how good you will feel at that time.

Make today a positive Journey experience, because you believe that your Journey is positive! If you are on a Journey, you are doing something wonderful for yourself. Remind yourself of that fact, and do it TODAY!

Each and every day, do something positive—anything—to help you feel good about your Journey, and to help keep your personal "honeymoon" feeling alive.

Attacking Dwindling Passion

If you feel that you are losing that "Honeymoon" feeling for your journey, do not just accept it! Alarms should be sounding in your head at the first indication that this is going on.

STOP! This is an emergency! Whenever you feel your passion is ebbing, action is required. Remember that this journey is critical to you. It might be a life and death matter at some point. Maybe right now. So, you must take the time you need, right this minute, to set things on the correct course again. It is not wasting time, and this is critical, right now! Take the time to set things right, right now!

You had reasons for why you chose to begin this Journey. They were good reasons then, and they are just as good today. Review the reasons why you started your Journey. Look at what you have to win if you stay the course! Think also of all the bad things you will avoid if you stay the course.

If you haven't made up a list yet to use at times like this, do so right now. Save the list in a place where you can get to it easily, and use it to help remind you of why this Journey is critical to your happiness and health.

You might consider doing what I did when I was still a three-pack-a-day smoker, and wishing so desperately to be smoke-free. I wrote a letter to someone, who was just an abstraction to me at the time: my future non-smoking self. I knew that I might forget one day, if I ever was able to really quit smoking. I might forget how bad it was, and how terrible I felt being in bondage to nicotine.

Try writing to the new thinner you, begging yourself to never forget where you came from, and encouraging yourself to stay the course. I have found my letter to be helpful when I am feeling weak even today about smoking, a dozen years since I had my last cigarette.

Remember that no one knows you and your inner heart better than you do. You know what drives you, and what matters to you most. You will know what to say to yourself, far better than any other person could ever hope to.

Whatever you do, do something today that will help rekindle your passion for your journey. Action pushes apathy aside, giving room for passion to grow once more.

Your Journey is Alive!

Living things require attention to grow, or even to survive. So, give your living Journey what it needs to flourish.
  • It requires some life-giving time from your day.
  • It needs freedom from crowding from other things in your life to have room to grow.
  • It desperately needs the sunshine of your attention.
If you want your Journey to live and succeed you need to stop each day to enjoy your Journey. Yes, I said enjoy your journey!

Remember that you are in a dynamic process, and it touches every aspect of your life.
  • What you eat: Make it great food and fun food that you enjoy.

  • What you do: Exercise is a wide open door for extremely fun activities. Grab on to some of them every day, and enjoy yourself!

  • What you think: Thinking supportive, positive thoughts, which build up your own self image and make you feel good about yourself is fun! Wipe off that frown of frustration and replace it with a smile of success.
Remember, as long as you are eager to enjoy your Journey each day, it will never become "Junk"!

Wishing you the very best,

A Thought From Dotti

It is said that this is life; it isn't a dress rehearsal. Today let's you and I move towards our goal! Even one step will bring us closer. Just one step. We can do it! I'm rooting for you!

        Best wishes,

               Hugs! Dotti 

Motivational Puzzle

    Can you spot the 6 differences between two pictures of Dotti?

Click on the image here and test your skills of observation:

Link to Dotti Puzzle

Did you find all 6 of the differences in last Dotti's Newsletter puzzle?
Dotti's Mini-Golf Puzzle

Just in case you missed any of the changes you can check your work here:
Dotti's Mini-Golf Answer Key

Vitalicious® Vitamin-fortified, delicious, better-for-you baked goods

Vitalicious® VitaTops, VitaMuffins and VitaBrownies are delicious. They are healthy, taste great and fit within any program you are using to attain your healthy new lifestyle~ Dotti

Try Vitalicious® muffins today! They come in at 1 point on Weight Watchers and are the perfect snack.

Large Tasty Portions!
One Yummy Point!
10% Off Coupon Code:   WDTQ53YYQ
(Expires 05/31/10)

Heavy Quiz

How many pounds of sugar would you have to eat to consume the same number of calories as those contained in one pound of fat?

(Find the answer below in Quiz Answers.)

Quick & Healthy Breakfast Burritos

A great heart-healthy recipe.

Serves 4


         ♦ 2 eggs
         ♦ 3 egg whites
         ♦ 2 tbsp skim milk
         ♦ 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
         ♦ 1/2 cup bottled salsa of your choice
         ♦ Cooking spray of your choice
         ♦ 4 whole wheat tortillas (8-inch), room temperature
         ♦ 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
         ♦ 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
         ♦ Chili flakes to taste

In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, and skim milk.

In a small pot, mix together the black beans and the salsa and heat.

Spray a small nonstick skillet with cooking spray.  Over medium high heat, cook eggs until done on one side, flip and cook on the other side.  Cut into 4 equal slices.

Lay tortillas on a work surface and top with eggs, black bean mixture, sour cream, cilantro, and chili flakes to taste.  Then roll and eat. 

Per cup serving:  215 calories, 2g fat, 6g fiber, 34g carbohydrate, 14g protein, 677mg sodium  *3.5

     ~~~Heart Healthy Guide from Providence Hospital

Drinking Quiz

How many calories does a 12 oz can of Budweiser beer have, and is that number higher or lower than the number of calories in a can of Classic Coke?

(Find the answer below in Quiz Answers.)

Daily Sodium Guidelines

Did you know that reducing salt in your diet can lower your blood pressure? I know you're wondering how in the world you can live without salt (my biggie that always need salt is a good steak or any beef, for that matter). Let me tell you that I now use very little salt. I've learned to use seasonings and herbs to my meats, fish, chicken entrees, which taste even better than when I covered them with salt. Better for my health and better tasting!

Daily Sodium Guidelines

  1. Breakfast = 700mg

  2. Lunch = 700mg

  3. Dinner = 700mg

  4. Total for the Day = 2300mg (1 teaspoon)

    If you eat or drink a lot of calcium-rich products (i.e., one serving of yogurt, 1% or fat-free milk), subtract 125mg sodium per meal.

      ~~~Heart Healthy Guide from Providence Hospital

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!

Enjoying Weight Loss

The "Enjoying Weight Loss"
hypnosis CDs help me to be the
best I can be on Program. ~Dotti~

Mental Toughness

FREE w/order

This is a great tool to
help you stay motivated,
focused, and positive.

Read our Review
Order Now

If you would like a power assist on your Journey I highly recommend the
Enjoying Weight Loss Hypnosis CDs!

Want to know more?

  • There's lots of info on our Review Page—how this has worked for me.
  • Don't want to pay all at once?—Just choose 3 equal installments!

What can you do to get your mind onboard with your weight loss desires?
     —I honestly believe this is an answer to a dilemma that we all face.

Click Here to Listen Matt Hoover

Your Heart-Healthy Plate

Below is your healthy heart plate (okay a square one) ~

50% ~ fruits, non-starchy veggies (cooked or raw)

broccoli - brussels sprouts - cabbage - carrots - cauliflower - cucumber - dark leafy greens - eggplant - green beans - onions - tomatoes - zucchini - berries - soft tree fruit - apples - melons

25% ~ whole grains or
starchy veggies

brown rice - barley - oats - quinoa - whole wheat pasta - corn - potatoes - dried beans, peas, lentils - winter squash

25% ~ lean protein

chicken, turkey breasts - lean beef, pork - fresh fish or canned salmon, tuna, shrimp - veggie patties - tofu - eggs - nuts - quinoa - dried beans, lentils

This is an easy way to make sure you're eating the right balance of foods daily.  Cover half your plate with nonstarchy fruits and veggies.  Fill half of the remaining plate (25%) with whole grains or starchy veggies. For the final 25% of your plate, you should fill it with lean protein.  You can also include nonfat or low-fat dairy products, or dairy substitutes.

      ~~~Heart Healthy Guide from Providence Hospital

What Do I Do (?) Quiz

What can you do if you have too many things going on in your life and nothing is getting done that you need to accomplish? How can you deal with this form of overload effectively?

(Find the answer below in Quiz Answers.)

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

“I deserve credit EVERY TIME I exercise.  I deserve credit EVERY TIME I practice a healthy lifestyle skill.  I deserve credit EVERY TIME I stick to my Plan.”

Comic Relief

"How has your diet been going?" asked Linda.

"I haven't checked the scale in a while, but I found this great low calorie cookbook, that I have been using every day," said Jane. "Look at this recipe."

"Wow, that is really low in calories!"

"Yes, and my family just loved it last night!"

"But it looks like it would taste really bland."

"Oh, it did at first, but it was great after I added a cheese sauce and lots of sour cream."


Doing the Impossible One Step at a Time

Milo of Croton was a Greek who lived over 500 years before the time of Christ, and it was reported that he could carry a 4-year-old bull on his shoulders. He is said to have built up his muscles by carrying a newborn calf each day as it grew to adult size.

Myth? Probably, but the principle is sound; when you reach for the top of a mountain, you must start at the bottom, and then work your way up, one step at a time.


Baja Bob's Cocktail Mixes
      ~ Home of the Original Sugar-Free Margarita Mix

Baja Bobs

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

Sweet Leaf Liquid Stevia, all natural, found at Whole Foods (formerly Wild Oats) or most likely any health food store—it's a bit expensive but lasts a long, long time (dropper form). About $15.00/bottle

Vanilla Crème
Chocolate Raspberry
Valencia Orange

I am trying to wean myself off the artificial sweeteners, as they tend to give me a headache if I use a lot and this is the perfect solution. I use this in my water too when I want a little "extra."

Pizza Fit’n Free   “America’s Fat Free Pizza”

Pizza Fit'n Free To celebrate 20 years of
Fat Free Pizzas,
we are offering
10% Off Your Next Order.

Visit and enter coupon code DWLZ during checkout to receive 10% off!

Quiz Answers


How many pounds of sugar would you have to eat to consume the same number of calories as those contained in one pound of fat?

ANSWER:     Just over two pounds of sugar.

For an equal weight, sugar has less than half as many calories as fat!

1 pound of sugar = 1,700 calories
1 pound of fat = 3,500 calories

How many calories does a 12 oz can of Budweiser beer have, and is that number higher or lower than the number of calories in a can of Classic Coke?

ANSWER:     (1) 150 calories.  (2) Higher but just barely.

The Bud has 150 calories and a Coke has 140 calories. Either one will add up quickly.

By moving to a 12-ounce can of Bud Light, you will cut your calories down to about 100 per can, but a Coke Zero is named right, with zero calories, and there is no hangover in the morning.

What can you do if you have too many things going on in your life and nothing is getting done that you need to accomplish? How can you deal with this form of overload effectively?

  1. Stop—moving aimlessly or sitting there helplessly are both a waste of time.
  2. Make a list, a real list, of all the things you need to get done.
  3. Pick one thing: the most important item on the list.
  4. Ignore the rest for now.
  5. Complete the one thing if possible. If not, do all you can towards completing it for now.
  6. Then move to the next most important item.
  7. Complete it.
  8. Repeat until all items on the list are done.

By picking the most important item first, you make sure that you get the very top priority item completed first. By picking only one item on the list at a time, you can bring all your resources to bear on that one item, and you can actually finish it. Once it has been completed, you then no longer have to worry about it. It is done. Now, you move to item number 2. Each item that you complete then leaves you fewer things to worry about.

In time you find your life falling into order rather than chaos, and more and more items are completed and set aside.

If you are worried about leaving everything else to drift, while you work on your one item, remember that before they were drifting anyway! You were not making any real progress at all. Instead of floundering, and accomplishing nothing—while things simply back up, and increase your stress level—you are working on one task, and you will complete it, which will lower the amount of pressure in your life.

Best of all, the one item you are working on is the most important thing on your list. So, you are going to move the very most important thing out of the way permanently, and you can feel good about that!

If you can't finish the first item, because of outside factors, do what you can of it, and then set it aside until those outside factors can be dealt with. In the meantime, you still have done what you can, and now you can move to the next item, and make progress on that. You are moving forward, always forward, and you are no longer floundering. You are bringing your life into order. You are taking control. When you are in control, your stress level automatically goes down.

An added side benefit of a lowered stress level is the fact you will have less desire to overeat to decrease your stress. That has to be a good thing!

Did you know...?

Our Journey is not just about weight loss; it's about constantly learning new things... here are a few interesting facts.

The strongest surface winds in the solar system are found on Neptune, where they have been measured at fifteen hundred miles per hour.

Very tall buildings naturally lean toward the course of the sun.

Two thousand pounds of space dust and other debris fall on the earth every day.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

The first Rolls Royce, marketed in 1906, sold for about $784.  Now it would fetch about $295,000.

~~~Ultimate Book of Useless Information by Noel Botham & The Useless Information Society


You feel terrible when you eliminate certain types of food "cold turkey".  What do you do then?  You eat even more of the stuff you are trying to eliminate.  Why not try eliminating those foods by "diluting" them by blending them with lighter versions and then weaning off them gradually.  Here are a few ideas:

Lighten ground red meat by blending it with ground turkey, low-fat vegetarian meat substitute, bread shreds, or cracker crumbs.

Lighten ketchup by blending it with salsa.

Lighten sugar by blending it with low or no-calorie sweetener.

Lighten salt by blending it with light salt, then salt substitute.

Lighten cream by blending it with half and half, then milk, then reduced-fat milk; or fat-free non-dairy creamer.

Lighten coffee or tea by blending it with decaffeinated coffee or tea.

Lighten stick butter or margarine by blending it with light margarine, then light margarine in tubs (it's even lighter).

      ~~~Content by the little book of dirty diet tricks by Carole Bodger

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.

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—

"Your body keeps an accurate journal…            
           regardless of what you write down!"


Newsletter Sign Up

If this newsletter was forwarded to you, you can sign up for it yourself at:

Dotti's Newsletter Subscription Page -

(You can also unsubscribe from Dotti's Newsletter there.)

Dotti's Weight Loss Zone

And please don't forget to come and visit DWLZ!   Open 24 hours!

If you are not already a regular visitor, it is time for you to come and make yourself at home at my web page, where you will find lots of tips on losing weight, and help in picking out good things to eat at your favorite restaurants, while still remaining on program. We have motivation, success stories, and much more. It is a lot like Disneyland: you'll have lots of fun, and you could never see it all in just one day! However, unlike Disneyland, Dotti's [ ] is open 24 hours a day, every day.


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   

Copyright and Disclaimer

Copyright © DWLZ, Inc.—2010, all rights reserved. This document may be reproduced freely as long as it is always reproduced in its entirety, including this copyright message, and the disclaimer below, and as long as it is always distributed free of charge.

Disclaimer—This newsletter is not meant to be a substitute for any professional advice, guidance, or counseling. We are not doctors. Any information contained in this email reflects our own opinions and experiences. It is not intended in any way to serve as or take the place of medical advice from a physician.

*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

Note: Points® is a registered trademark of Weight Watchers International, Inc. The Points® values displayed are not intended in any way to show an endorsement or sponsorship of any product or organization by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Dotti's Newsletter Archives