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July 8, 2010
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Eat This, Pay
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Welcome

Happy July everyone! Hope everyone had a great July 4th weekend.  Al and I took July 4th and 5th to relax and just get away from the every day hustle and bustle.  We stayed in a nice hotel room near Silverwood Theme Park.  The plan was to check out the fireworks that night at Silverwood, but it was so crowded at the park five hours BEFORE the fireworks were to begin, we said the heck with it, and went back to our nice room and just relaxed.  The next day we walked around some of the awesome shops near Lake Coeur d'Alene.  Great, relaxing couple of days. 

And then, BIG NEWS!!!

Yesterday, on July 7, 2010, Hunter's brother was born, as Jamie brought our little grandson Parker Alexander into this world!!!

We spent the day in the hospital with Jim and Tammy at Jamie's bedside, until they wheeled her into the OR, where all premature babies are born in this hospital. Tammy was able to go in with Jamie, while the rest of us waited in the hall, and listened for the beautiful cry when he took his first breath.

Parker was born 7 weeks early, but he is looking good and his cry was very strong. The neonatal unit was surrounding him immediately and he is in great hands. We can't hold him yet, but it won't be too much longer!

And just look at all that hair! Smile (Thanks Grandpa Jim for the great picture!)



Welcome Parker Alexander!
Born:
12:45 pm
July 7, 2010

Weight:
4.7 pounds

Length:
17 3/4 inches

Head size:
12 inches
After all that excitement, it is hard for me to focus today, but I'll give it a try...

Let's go fill our favorite glass with sparkling water and settle into our most comfy chair for a nice visit.  Don’t forget to bring that great smile Smile of yours.



"Eat Out Smart" Strategies
by Dotti

How many of you love to eat out but are afraid because you think you'll go off your Program?  Well, I'm here to tell you it doesn't have to be that way.  You can eat out, stay on Program and believe it or not, enjoy yourself!  Restaurants are in the business of creating meals that will taste great. Unfortunately, fat is a big ingredient of many of the meals served at the restaurants because it makes food taste good and keeps food moist.  We have to be armed with smart techniques while eating out so we can enjoy ourselves and stay on Program.

Let's look at some of the strategies we can use to "Eat Out Smart." 

Use the 3-bite rule—Enjoy what you want but keep it to only 3 bites.  It's said that you get the most enjoyment from foods in the first 3 bites.  After that you are just 'eating' to eat.  Save the next 3 bites for something else you might want to eat.

Wear snug-fitting clothes when eating out—Believe it or not you will eat less if your clothes are snug-fitting.  Try it!  When you are uncomfortable it's hard to eat a lot.  Plus, the snug-fitting clothes will remind you that you want to lose a few more pounds.

Ask for water right away—Drink down a glass of water while you are looking over the menu.  Water helps you to feel 'full,' and you will be more likely to eat less if you drink more water. 

Be assertive; you are the customer—Do not be afraid to ask for your meal to be the way you want it.  I routinely ask for my salad dressing on the side, no croutons. If there are sauces included I always ask for them on the side. Remember the restaurant staff is there to please you, the customer. 

Ask for only half the meal to be served—Sometimes when I eat out I ask the waitress if she could ask the cook to bring me half of what I ordered; this way I am watching my portion size and the food is not going to waste. Most times the restaurants have no problem with this especially because I am paying for the whole meal. Also, if this cannot be done, I eat half of the meal and then ask the waitress to immediately take the plate away (otherwise I WILL eat the whole thing).  Be aware of your weaknesses and don't set yourself up!  

Pour salt on unwanted food—When you have decided you do not want any more of your meal pour salt on the remaining food.  This will keep you from nibbling the food you no longer want. 

Ask for a senior meal—A lot of restaurants will let you order off of the senior menu, which offers a much smaller portion of the same food you would order off the regular menu.  Shari's is one restaurant I frequent that never gives me a problem when I do this. Tell them you are on a special diet if you have to. 

Split an entree with a friend or your loved one—Al and I have done this often.  We will each order a side salad along with one entree, Swiss Burger with Fries.  We split the burger and fries.  The restaurant will most times bring the entree already split on two plates.  Other times, they bring the second plate and we split it.  This is usually not a problem especially when you are ordering other things, like our salad and drinks.

Remove the bread/chip basket—I know this is a hard one but when you think about it; where are you by the time your meal actually arrives? On my way to FULL is where I am and I don't enjoy my meal half as much on an almost FULL tummy.  If your waitress brings you a bread or chip basket, ask her kindly to remove it from the table. The last time I was at Red Lobster with some good friends who were all on our Journey, I asked the waitress to bring us exactly four (there were four of us) cheddar biscuits and no more. We enjoyed that biscuit and enjoyed our meal because we didn't fill up on the biscuits.  We also knew we would have no willpower to resist them as they are our favorite. 

Appetizers—Stick to steamed seafood or vegetable-based appetizers.  Stay away from fried anything. Stick to a cup instead of a bowl of soup.  Keep the soup broth or tomato-based.  Or, you can make a meal of a richer soup and a salad.

Fork it—I bet you are wondering what in the world I'm talking about?  Salad dressing—always have it on the side, dipping your fork into the dressing before forking up some greens.  You'll eat much less dressing this way.  Plus, you can have the dressing you want.  I eat full fat version of Bleu Cheese but I have very little of it using the fork method—just enough to give me the flavor I want but not enough to wear on my hips, if you know what I mean.

Entrees—best bet?  Stick to meat, fish or poultry that is broiled, grilled, baked, steamed or poached.  Stay away from fried.   Many broiled or grilled entrees are basted with a lot of fat so ask to have your entree prepared without added fat.  Select lean cuts of meat and trim away visible fat.  Always order the smaller portion of meat, which is usually about 4-5 ozs when cooked. 

Vegetables— Make sure the vegetables are not soaked in butter or sauces.  Steamed is preferred.  I personally would rather have a side salad with the fresh veggies; then I know what I'm getting.

Having some wine—Order your wine by the glass, not the bottle. Dry table wines have half the calories of sweet table wines. Try having a wine spritzer—half wine, half seltzer. 

Split a dessert— Al and I love to share our desserts while eating out.  We get to enjoy a special dessert with only half the calories.  Sorbet or a fruit-based dessert is your best choice but remember this:  it becomes a poor choice when you have a heavy cream or sauce added to it. 

Portion sizes, order smart—Don't order anything off the menu that describes large portions—jumbo, grande, supreme, king size, feast, or combo. Smaller size portions are usually described as: regular, petite, appetizer size, kiddie, or queen size.  Order half, lunch or appetizer-size portions. Another way to get smaller portions is to choose from ala carte/sides.  Portions are always oversized so you must be knowledgeable about portion sizes. 

1 oz. meat: size of a matchbox
3 oz. meat: size of a deck of cards or bar of soap—the recommended portion for a meal
8 oz. meat: size of a thin paperback book
3 oz. fish: size of a checkbook
1 oz. cheese: size of 4 dice
Medium potato: size of a computer mouse
2 Tbs. peanut butter: size of a ping pong ball
1 cup pasta: size of a tennis ball
Average bagel: size of a hockey puck.

Take food with you— Boxed raisins, packets of your dressing, fruit juice in small cans, granola bar —Vitalicious VitaTops are wonderful—you get the picture.  There is no reason why you can't be prepared with foods that help you have a great eating out experience.  While the others are having their 'cake' you can eat your granola bar, if you so choose.  Of course, you CAN have the cake too; but if you would rather have something of your own choosing, to help keep you on Program, then by all means have it. 

Eat before you go -  Try having a small snack or some fruit juice before you go out to eat. If your stomach is empty you will overeat.  Keep chugging that water.

Keep the conversation going -  Okay, I'll admit it—this I'm good at!  It's hard to overeat when you are talking and visiting with the others in your party.  In fact, I rarely eat when we have a Zonie dinner or lunch.  I'm too busy talking! 

Keep mint hard candy handy—When you are done eating pop a mint hard candy in your mouth.  It's a great way to tell yourself you are done eating your meal.

Put down your fork between bites —This slows down your eating and lets you 'think' before your next bite. This is one area that is hard for me.  I come from a family of 'fast eaters'.  I do know when I eat slower I am more satisfied and most likely will leave food on my plate. 

What exactly is the menu telling you with their terms and phrases? If you are trying to keep from having fat and sodium overload you need to watch out for these words on the menu: buttered or buttery, smoked, fried, batter-fried, pan-fried, breaded, barbecued, creamy or creamed, in its own gravy, with gravy, teriyaki, hollandaise creole style, au gratin, scalloped or escalloped.  Look instead for:  grilled, baked broiled, stir-fried, roasted, poached, vegetable-based, light, braised, marinated, oil-free, and steamed.

Do you feel better about eating out now?  Are you confident you can go out to eat and make smart decisions?  I hope so because these tips we've talked about will help you "Eat Out Smart." 

Good luck to all of you 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 

     ~~~Smart Guide to Getting Thin & Healthy by Katharine Colton
    
 ~~~Eat Out, Eat Right! by Hope S. Warshaw, M.M.Sc., R.D., C.D.E.



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Actress Weight Quiz

Which of these two actresses' weights is/was outside of the Normal range for her height?

Marilyn Monroe or Julia Roberts?


(Find the answer below in Quiz Answers.)




Roasted Zucchini and Tomatoes

This mixture of veggies is wonderful on top of pizza. Roast the zucchini and tomatoes ahead of time and refrigerate until you are ready to use it.  It is also a great side dish for grilled chicken or fish.

Serves 6

Ingredients

         ♦ 1 (8 oz) container refrigerated pre-chopped red onion
         ♦ 2 medium zucchini, chopped coarsely
         ♦ 1 cup grape tomatoes
         ♦ 2 tsp olive oil
         ♦ 1/4 tsp salt
         ♦ 1/4 tsp black pepper
         ♦ 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. 

Combine the first 6 ingredients; toss well.  Place the tossed ingredients on a large rimmed baking sheet.  Bake at 500 degrees for 18 minutes or until veggies are tender and lightly browned.  Stir after 12 minutes.  Add basil to roasted veggies; toss gently. 

Per serving (1/2 cup):
            44 calories, 2g fat, 1.7g fiber, 6.8g carbs, 1.5g protein, 106mg sodium  *1

     ~~~Cooking Light, Fresh Food Fast



Smoking Versus Obesity Quiz

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the year 2000, the number of deaths caused by smoking related causes was how many times larger than the number of deaths caused by obesity related causes:

            a. 1.1 times.
            b. 2.1 times.
            c. 5.1 times.
            d. 10.1 times.

(Find the answer below in Quiz Answers.)




Best Choices Eating Out

Here are a few ideas of what you can eat at some restaurants while staying on your Program. 

Pizza Hut ~
            12" Fit and Delicious Pizza, 2 slices [300 cal/8g fat (3g saturated)/46g carbs/1220mg sodium = 7 pts] *No fiber listed so actual pts might be a bit lower.

Panera Bread~
            Asian Sesame Chicken Salad, half portion with Reduced-Sugar Asian Sesame Vinaigrette [225 cal/14g fat (2g saturated)/640mg sodium = 6 pts] *No fiber listed so actual pts might be a bit lower.

Chili's ~
            Cedar Plank Tilapia with Kettle Black Beans and Seasoned Veggies [369 cal/9g fat (3g saturated)/14g fiber/17g carbs/1519mg sodium = 7.5 pts]

Cosi ~
            Fire-Roasted Veggie Sandwich [328 cal/8g fat/259mg sodium = 7.5 pts] *No fiber listed so actual pts might be a bit lower.

Red Lobster ~
            Full Portion Wood-Grilled Cod with Broccoli [305 cal/3.5g fat (0.5g saturated)/340mg sodium = 6.5 pts] *No fiber listed so actual pts might be a bit lower.

Uno Chicago Grill ~
            Lemon Basil Salmon with Steamed Broccoli [510 cal/39g fat (5g saturated fat/0g trans fat)/1030mg sodium = 13.5 pts] This meal has a high calorie and fat count but it's filled with vital nutrients, protein and omega-3s. Great meal for those watching their cholesterol. *No fiber listed so actual pts might be a bit lower.

Taco Bell ~
            Fresco Grilled Steak Soft Taco [160 cal/4.5g fat (1.5g saturated)/550mg sodium = 3.5 pts] *No fiber listed so actual pts might be a bit lower.

Panda Express ~
            Mushroom Chicken with Mixed Veggies [240 cal/14g fat (3g saturated)/710mg sodium = 6 pts] *No fiber listed so actual pts might be a bit lower.

Auntie Anne's ~
            Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel, no butter [380 cal/1g fat/400mg sodium = 8 pts] *No fiber listed so actual pts might be a bit lower.

Cold Stone Creamery ~
            Sinless Sans Fat Sweet Cream with Raspberries [165 cal/0g fat = 3.5 pts] *No fiber listed so actual pts might be a bit lower.

McDonalds ~
            Egg McMuffin [300 cal/12g fat (5g saturated)/820mg sodium = 7 pts] *No fiber listed so actual pts might be a bit lower.

      ~~~Eat This, Not That by David Zinczenko



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Eat This, Pay Consequence

I don't know about you but when I'm out running errands or shopping around the mall, the aromas from the various food places call my name.  Here are a few 'little pick-me-ups' along with what you will have to do to burn those calories. Quite the eye-opener.
  • Panera Bread Cinnamon Crunch Bagel with 2 ounces plain cream cheese [610 cal/26g fat (16g saturated)/31g sugars = 14.5 pts] 
    Consequence: 153 minutes vacuuming the house

  • Au Bon Pain Pecan Roll [630 cal/32g fat (11g saturated)/38g sugars = 15.5 pts] 
    Consequence: 55 minutes vigorously treading water

  • Cold Stone Creamery Peanut Butter Ice Cream, large [890 cal/58g fat (30g saturated/1g trans)/66g sugars = 23 pts] 
    Consequence: 182 minutes raking the lawn

  • Dairy Queen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard, medium [1010 cal/40g fat (20g saturated/4.5g trans)/109g sugars = 23.5 pts] 
    Consequence: 2,220 sit-ups, 3 seconds apiece

  • Charley's Grilled Subs Cheddar Bacon Fries [1089 cal/87g fat (18g saturated/2.5g trans)/1762mg sodium = 29 pts] 
    Consequence: 152 minutes speed walking through the mall

  • Quizno's Regular Tuna Melt [1230 cal/92g fat (18g saturated/1g trans)/1510mg sodium = 32.5 pts] 
    Consequence: 72 minutes running up stairs

  • Taco Bell Chipotle Steak Fully Loaded Taco Salad [950 cal/59g fat (11g saturated/1g trans)/1760mg sodium = 24 pts] 
    Consequence: 116 minutes on the elliptical trainer

      ~~~Eat This, Not That by David Zinczenko



Fifty-Pound Quiz

If you are currently eating exactly the right number of calories each day to maintain your weight, how many fewer calories would you need to eat every day for one year, in order to lose 50 pounds?

            a. 125 fewer calories.
            b. 250 fewer calories.
            c. 500 fewer calories.
            d. 1000 fewer calories.

(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.”
       ~~Anonymous




Comic Relief

Computer Operating Systems

Most computer users understand that you need an operating system to use a computer practically, even if it is not clear why. But many users don't.

Tech Support: "May I ask what operating system you are running today?"
Customer: "A computer."

A girl walked into the computer center where I work. She said she was having problems with her Mac. I asked what kind of Mac she had. In an indignant voice, she replied, "Duh, Intosh."

Tech Support: "What operating system are you running? Windows 95?"
Customer: (a little too excited) "95, 97, 98, I've got them all!" After conferring with her husband, it turned out she owned a Macintosh with System 8.1.

Tech Support: "What version of Windows are you running?"
Customer: "I got the computer in 2003, so I think it's a Windows 2003. Or maybe it's a Windows 2004? I got it late in the year."
Tech Support: "Um, ok."
Customer: "Is that wrong?"
Tech Support: "No, no, that sounds about right. Tell me, would you know what service pack you have for that?"
Customer: "Well, when I got to the register, the young man who rang me up said I was about the 5th person to buy it. So it might be service pack 5."

Tech Support: "What operating system do you run?"
Customer: "Dial-up."

Tech Support: "Do you know what operating system you're on?"
Customer: "Hmmm...what would be a good answer?"
Customer: "I don't use DOS. What would happen if I deleted that directory?"

One time I had to walk a Windows 95 user through a particular procedure.
Me: "First you need to open DOS-prompt. I'll guide you--"
Customer: "MY COMPUTER DOES NOT HAVE DOS! YOU THINK I RUN THAT ANCIENT SOFTWARE?" (click)

My Friend: "I just installed Windows 98."
Me: "Cool. But...it's 2001. Why not Windows 2000 or wait for XP to come out?"
My Friend: "Oh, 98 is more easily hacked, so I want it."
Me: "You want to get hacked?"
My Friend: "Yes! Wouldn't you?"
Me: "No...."
My Friend: "When you get hacked you get a lot of money! That's a good thing!"
Me: "???"

My Friend: "What's your operating system?"
Me: "Linux."
My Friend: "You better uninstall it!"
Me: "Why?"
My Friend: "The government uses Linux to look through your computer and see your every move. They use it as a security camera into your world."
Me: "Sure...."



Motivation

Positive Thinking

Once you begin to believe in yourself,
others will begin to believe in you.

Once you place a high value on yourself,
others will value you as well.

~~~~~~~~

Your dreams and goals become a reality
to the extent that you pour yourself into them.

~~~~~~~~

Create your own belief system and feel
the power of the words "I can" and "I will."

      ~~~The Path to Success is Paved with Positive Thinking by Wally Amos—Blue Mountain Arts



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Enjoy a cocktail and still stay on your Program




Grilled Zucchini and Red Bell Pepper with Corn

A wonderful, easy side dish.

Serves 4

Ingredients

         ♦ 1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise
         ♦ 1 red bell pepper, halved lengthwise and seeded
         ♦ Cooking spray
         ♦ 1 cup frozen corn, thawed and drained
         ♦ 1 1/2 tbsp Parmesan and r0asted garlic salad dressing (any brand)
         ♦ 1/4 tsp salt
         ♦ 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper

Prepare the grill.

Cut zucchini and bell pepper halves with cooking spray and place on the grill rack. Cover and grill for about 5 minutes on each side or until bell pepper is charred and zucchini is tender.

Remove veggies from the grill and cut them into 1" pieces.  Place in a medium bowl.  Stir in corn and remaining 3 ingredients, tossing gently to combine. 

Per serving (1/2 cup):
            74 calories, 3g fat, 2.3g fiber, 12.9g carbs, 2.3g protein, 217mg sodium  *1.5

     ~~~Cooking Light, Fresh Food Fast



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Quiz Answers


Actress Weight Quiz

Which of these two actresses' weights is/was outside of the Normal range for her height?

Marilyn Monroe or Julia Roberts?


ANSWER:     b. Julia Roberts        


Marilyn Monroe's BMI was a very healthy 21.6 (height: 5'5" and weight: 130 lbs ), right in the middle of her Normal Range, while Julia Roberts' BMI averages 18.63. (Her height is 5'8" and her weight ranges from a too low 117 up to 128 lbs. This causes her BMI to fluctuate from the clearly underweight 17.8, up to just barely into the bottom of her Normal Range at 19.46. On average, she, along with many other actresses of today, is underweight for her height.)

If you want to calculate your BMI visit Dotti's BMI page, and use Dotti's BMI calculator.





Smoking Versus Obesity Quiz

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the year 2000, the number of deaths caused by smoking related causes was how many times larger than the number of deaths caused by obesity related causes:

ANSWER:     a. 1.1         

The actual number of deaths caused by smoking related causes was 435,000, and the number of deaths caused by obesity related causes was 400,000 deaths. Unfortunately, obesity is quickly gaining on smoking as the number one preventable killer.

The odds of living to 100 may actually be a bit higher for a smoker than an obese person, according to Marilyn vos Savant in Parade.

We all know that smoking is frightfully dangerous! However, overeating is not a useful alternative in the long run.

"A study of more than 100,000 first-time heart-attack victims showed that obesity was the most important factor. Smoking ranked second. (Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology.) The lead author suggests that the fat tissue itself may produce factors that precipitate heart attacks."
            — Smoking Versus Obesity   Healthystyle by Parade






Fifty-Pound Quiz

If you are currently eating exactly the right number of calories each day to maintain your weight, how many fewer calories would you need to eat every day for one year, in order to lose 50 pounds?
ANSWER:     b. 500 calories         

A more precise answer is 480 calories. In order to lose 50 pounds you have to consume a total of 3,500 calories less than your maintenance level for each pound. That comes to 3,500 x 50, or 175,000 calories total. Dividing the total number of calories by 365, gives you the number of calories each day you will have to remove from your intake. And, 175,000 / 365 = 480 calories.



Cherry Cola Jello Squares

Serves 9

Ingredients

         ♦ 1 pkg. (4 serv. size) sugar free cherry gelatin
         ♦ 1 pkg. (4 serv. size) sugar free black cherry gelatin
         ♦ 1 1/2 cups boiling water
         ♦ 20 oz. can "Lite" no-sugar-added cherry pie filling
         ♦ 1 1/4 cups diet cola
         ♦ Fat free whipped topping, optional

In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in water. Stir in pie filling; mix well. Slowly stir in soda (mixture will foam). Pour into an 8-inch square dish. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares. Garnish with whipped topping if desired.. 

Per serving (1 square): *1 pt

      ~~~Thank you Susan



DWLZ Cookbooks One and Two

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—Anonymous



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Hugs! Dotti   



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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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