Below is a list of a few activities that you can do with no rewards or you can turn it around and reap the rewards of 30 minutes of exercise. (figures are based on a 180-pound woman's expenditure)
Watch a baseball game [burns 66 calories]
Play baseball [burns 354 calories]
Shop Online [burns 66 calories]
Walk around the mall [burns 141 calories]
Drive to the car wash [burns 66 calories]
Wash your own car [burns 129 calories]
Watch ballroom dancing [burns 66 calories]
Go ballroom dancing [burns 129 calories]
Ride a lawn mower [burns 66 calories]
Push a lawn motor [burns 258 calories]
Play a video game [burns 66 calories]
Play Frisbee [burns 129 calories]
Use a leafblower [burns 75 calories]
Use a rake [burns 171 calories]
Sunbathe [burns 66 calories]
Go swimming [burns 300 calories]
~~~Change One, The Official Reader's Digest Diet
DOTTI'S FOOD SCORE—NOT JUST FOR iPhone ANYMORE:
THE ANDROID APP IS HERE!!!
The happy comments have continued to pour in from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch owners who are using
Dotti's Food Score
. (We want to thank those of you who have taken the time to give us high marks at the iPhone store!)
Now we brought this same helpful app to the phones of Android owners too!
Dotti's Food Score for the Android is at the Android store right now!
We congratulate the surprisingly large number of Zonies who hunted down the app before we even announced it to the public!
Eating out at a restaurant can be a real challenge, when you are striving to be on program! Now you can see what you are eating, before you eat it—all you have to do is check your phone and let Dotti's Food Score help you make the right choices.
With nearly 600 restaurants to choose from you will almost always find, your exact restaurant, or if not, one that is very similar to it, to give you help in making an estimate about menu items and their nutritional value.
Any Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page! < click >
Remember, if you have an Android, your wait is over!
Dotti's Food Score is now on sale at your Android app store!
Did you find all 6 of the differences in last Dotti's Newsletter puzzle?
Dotti's Halloween Puzzle
Just in case you missed any of the changes you can check your work here:
Dotti's Halloween Puzzle Answer Key
Garden Vegetable Soup
It's that time of the year again where we get out our favorite soup recipes to warm us up on those chilly days. Here is a favorite one from Weight Watchers that comes in at 0 Points!
Makes 4 servings
- 2/3 cup sliced carrot
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 cups fat-free broth (beef, chicken or vegetable)
- 1 1/2 cups diced green cabbage
- 1/2 cup green beans
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup diced zucchini
Spray a large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray, then heat. Saute the carrot, onion and garlic over low heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add broth, cabbage, beans, tomato paste, basil, oregano and salt; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or until beans are tender. Stir in the zucchini and heat for 3-4 minutes. Serve hot.
Per serving: *0
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
- They continue to be an irreplaceable part of my Journey back to goal!
The "Enjoying Weight Loss"
hypnosis CDs help me to be the
best I can be on Program. ~Dotti~
This is a great tool to
help you stay motivated,
focused, and positive.
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.
What's For Breakfast
How about a simple, fast, smoothie breakfast paired with a half english muffin with 1 tsp peanut butter.
♦ 1 mango, cut into cubes
♦ 1 banana, broke into large chunks
♦ 1 cup pineapple chunks
♦ 1 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
♦ 2 cups plain nonfat yogurt
♦ 1 cup ice cubes
Combine mango, banana, pineapple, kiwi, yogurt and ice cbes in a blender. Puree until smooth and thick.
Pour into 4 glasses. You can freeze the leftovers in sealable plastic containers. Microwave for 30-60 second and stir, to defrost.
Makes 4 servings (about 2 cups)
Per serving with half english muffin & peanut butter: 260 calories, 4g fat, 250mg sodium, 47g carbs, 4g fiber, 11g protein *5
~~~Change One, The Official Reader's Digest Diet
Software You Can Use! — And Now Available Online!
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
. 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
, 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
is a wonderful new option! You make the choice, but you win either way.
is what you're capable of doing. Motivation
determines what you do. Attitude
determines how well you do it." ~~Lou Holtz
"Our only limitations are those which we set up in our minds or permit others to establish for us." ~~Og Mandino
"A positive attitude is a state of mind which is maintained each day through optimism, enthusiasm, and a belief in oneself and in one's true potential." ~~Anonymous
The Stranger in My House
A very weird thing has happened. A strange old lady has moved into my house. I have no idea who she is, where she came from, or how she got in. I certainly didn't invite her. All I know is that one day she wasn't there and the next day she was. She's very clever. She manages to keep out of sight for the most part, but whenever I pass a mirror, I catch a glimpse of her there; and when I look into a mirror directly to check my appearance suddenly she's hogging the whole thing, completely obliterating my gorgeous face and body. It's very disconcerting. I've tried screaming at her to leave but she just screams back, grimacing horribly. She's really rather frightening.
If she's going to hang around, the least she could do is offer to pay rent. But no. Every once in a while I do find a couple of dollar bills on the kitchen counter, or some loose change on my bureau or on the floor, but that certainly isn't enough. In fact, though I don't like to jump to conclusions, I think she steals money from me regularly. I go the the ATM and withdraw a hundred dollars, and a few days later, it's gone. I certainly don't go through it that fast, so I can only conclude that the old lady pilfers it. You'd think she'd spend some of it on wrinkle cream. God knows, she needs it.
And, the money isn't the only thing she's taking. Food seems to disappear at an alarming rate. Especially the good stuff - ice cream, cookies, candy - I just can't keep them in the house. She really has a sweet tooth. She should watch it; she's really putting on the pounds. I think she realizes that, and to make herself feel better I know she is tampering with my scale, so I'll think that I'm gaining weight, too. For an old lady she's really quite childish. She also gets into my closets when I'm not home and alters all my clothes. They're getting tighter every day.
Another thing: I wish she'd stop messing with my files and papers on my desk. I can't find a thing any more. This is particularly hard to deal with because I'm extremely neat and organized; but she manages to jumble everything up so nothing is where it is supposed to be. Furthermore, when I program my VCR to tape something important, she fiddles with it after I leave the room so it records the wrong channel or shuts off completely. She finds innumerable imaginative ways to irritate me. She gets to my newspapers, magazines and mail before me- and blurs all the print; and she's done something sinister with the volume controls on my TV, radio and phone. Now all I hear are mumbles and whispers.
She's also made my stairs steeper, my vacuum cleaner heavier, all my knobs and faucets hard to turn and my bed higher and a real challenge to climb into and out of. Furthermore, she gets to my groceries as soon as I shelve them and applies super glue to the tops of every jar and bottle so they're just about impossible to open. Is this any way to repay my hospitality? I don't even get any respite at night. More than once her snoring has awakened me. I don't know why she can't do something about that. It's very unattractive.
As if all this isn't bad enough, she is no longer confining her malevolence to the house. She's now found a way to sneak into my car with me and follow me wherever I go. I see her reflection in store windows as I pass, and she's taken all the fun out of clothes shopping because her penchant for monopolizing mirrors has extended to dressing rooms. When I try something on, she dons an identical outfit, which looks ridiculous on her and then stands directly in front of me so I can't see how great it looks on me. I thought she couldn't get any meaner than that, but yesterday, she proved me wrong. She had the nerve to come with me when I went to have some passport pictures taken..... Don't you love it??
~~~I have since found out who wrote this wonderful piece - her name is Rose Mula. The Author's Page is at: http://www.seniorwomen.com/articles/rose/articlesRoseStranger.html
Baja Bob's Cocktail Mixes
~ Home of the Original Sugar-Free Margarita Mix
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
These food finds were found at different times in the last two weeks. I absolutely loved all our food finds this time and would highly recommend you trying them.
♦ Organic Mary's Gone Crackers, 13 crackers
[140 cal/5g fat/3g fiber/21g carbs/190mg sodium/3g protein/0.5g saturated fat] *3
♦ Wheat Thins Flatbread, Tuscan Herb, 2 crackers
[60 cal/1.5g fat/0g fiber/12g carbs/125mg sodium/1g protein/0g saturated fat] *1
♦ Carnation Instant Breakfast Essentials, No Sugar Added, Rich Chocolate Milk, 1 pkt
(I add a packet of this to my strawberry/banana smoothie - YUM!)
[60 cal/0.5g fat/4g fiber/12g carbs/60mg sodium/5g protein/0g saturated fat] *0.5
♦ Morning Star Tomato & Basil Pizza Burger, 1 burger
[120 cal/6g fat/3g fiber/7g carbs/280mg sodium/10g protein/1.5g saturated fat] *2.5
The Winner's Creed
If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't;
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
It's almost certain, you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you're lost;
Since out in our world we find
success begins with a person's will,
It's all in your state of mind.
Life's battles don't always go
to the stronger or faster hand;
But sooner or later
the person who wins
is the one who thinks....."I CAN".
Pizza Fit’n Free “America’s Fat Free Pizza”
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Smoothies are a great way to start your day. They are also a great pick-me-up for that mid-afternoon sluggish, tired time (about 3-4 pm).
♦ 1 cup fat free milk
♦ 1/4 cup orange juice
♦ 2 tbsp vanilla yogurt
♦ 1 tbsp honey
♦ 1 small banana, sliced & frozen
♦ 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
♦ 1/2 cup chopped & peeled mango, frozen
♦ 1/4 cup frozen unsweetened peach slices
Combine all the ingredients in a blender, cover and blend until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses and serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings, 3/4 cup
Per Serving: 107 calories, 1g fat, 38mg sodium, 24g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g protein,
0g saturated fat *2
~~~Taste of Home Smoothies
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
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