Dotti's Newsletter April 23, 2011

IN THIS ISSUE


Welcome! On The Road To Losing 50 Lbs. Spinach-Taleggio
Bites
Motivation The Drop of Crystal Maintenance BMI Revisited

Easter
Candy
Comic
Relief
Ten Years Ago
Our First
Conference
DWLZ
Updates
Newsletter
(un)subscribe
Copyright and
Disclaimer

Welcome

          

typing on computerGood morning my friends. Has everyone had a great two weeks? Mine was up and down, as was our weather. Snow and hail hit us several days in a row and the temps overnight have been at or below freezing! It seems rather funny to see all the beautiful flowers waiting for a home in warmer temps. I've been informed from the locals that this is not a normal Spring and that Spokane set a record for the coldest April. I believe them.

It's been a busy couple of weeks for me and I found myself ignoring my needs, which always seems to happen when I get busy day in and day out with an important project. So now I'm back to being a bit selfish and trying to focus on my needs to be successful on Program, first and foremost.

Al will be talking to you today and I know you'll enjoy his inspiration as much as I do. Go grab your water and lets get settled in for a nice visit. Don't forget to bring those SMILES Smile with you.

      Hugs! Dotti


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On The Road To Losing 50 Lbs.
    By Al Coon

Thoughts from my Journal of 7/10/2001.
    ~FYI: I was down 23 pounds at that point.

This morning, I weighed 14.5 pounds less than I did when I wrote the following back in 2001. In July of 2001 I was still in the early stages of this lifetime journey, but I think the upbeat attitude I had is one that I still need to keep alive.

It is important to remember that this journey can be successful, and it is far better to dwell on that fact, than to wallow in all of the negative things that come along and try to turn our feet from the path to success.


Why do I want to lose weight?

Is it like the mountain climber who climbs a peak because it is there? Or is it because I am sick of looking at my reflection in glass and mirror, that shows my baggy pants and dumpy appearance? Do I want to move easier and quicker in sports? Do I just want to feel better? Yes, yes, yes, and yes!

When I get my weight down, I feel better, and I look better. That alone is enough to provide the motivation I need to lose, now. (Why not before?) For years I have been unhappy with the way my pants fit and looked. I was disgusted by the fact that I had to wear suspenders to keep my dress pants up when I was an instructor. Belts would merely hold the pants at my waist, under my stomach, which pooched way out over them. Yuk! Suspenders would hold the pants up at a higher level and not highlight my bulging stomach quite as much. But it was not because I loved suspenders that I wore them, and being able to wear a pair of pants with a belt, and not have my stomach bulging over them is something I am really looking forward to seeing again.

I remember as a kid in grade school, I caught grief for being fat. I was lucky during high school, and I grew like a weed. I was very thin by my senior year, when I played center on my school basketball team. But I was up over 200 pounds only a few months after I graduated! As soon as the school food, and the school exercise went away, my weight climbed up quickly.

My high school has an “alumni weekend” every year. I graduated in 1970. I went back in the spring of 1971, and wanted to play in the Alumni vs. The School Team game. When I went to suit up, I could pull a jersey on but there were no shorts big enough for me to wear. I had to wear a pair of my blue jeans to play in.

When I joined the Navy in 1973, I went on a diet a couple of months before I went into boot camp, because I thought that their exercise routine would kill me otherwise. I lost 20 pounds (from 210 down to 190) before I went in, and while I was there, I lost another 20 pounds back down to 170. But for the 13 years I was in the Navy, it was a constant battle to keep my weight below their weight limit standards. If I went above 190 pounds, I was in trouble.

I was smoking like crazy, which helped keep my weight down some, and most commands that I was in had sports that I could participate in, like racquetball.

When I was onboard the USS John F. Kennedy, just living was exercise. My berthing compartment was 3 decks below my shop. So, just to get to work each morning, I had to go up 3 ladders. Walking down the passageway of the ship required us to step over a “knee-knocker” every so many feet, and then many of the electronic spaces were on other levels. We had equipment as many as 8 levels above our shop, and the mess decks were 3 levels down from the shop. Every day required a lot of walking and climbing just to do my job. If we were in port, the parking lot was a long way off and the ship was 1100 feet long, with the gangway and quarterdeck most of the way down the ship in order to come onboard. So, just parking my car and walking to my berthing area, changing into my uniform and then going up to my shop was a good healthy walk. Going home at night was the reverse of that.

When we pulled out on our 7-month cruise, I was more or less depressed most of the trip. I am a family man and being away from Dotti and the kids was a very unhappy experience for me. So, I didn’t eat much. My appetite just evaporated. With little in the way of calories going in, and all that walking around taking the calories out, I found that when I got back from the cruise, I was 170 pounds, skeletal and unhealthy in appearance and in the way I felt.

Each phase of my life I look at, I have an eating and weight issue. Either I am eating too much and gaining weight, or I am eating too little and falling to an unhealthy weight. I have never before had the tools that I have right now to select a weight, move down to that weight, and then hold my body there. This is finally going to be something different. This is what I have needed all my life.

I have already proven to myself that I can eat the same amount of food today, that I will need to eat to maintain the weight level I will be stopping at, without going hungry. I have even mistakenly demonstrated that I can comfortably eat less than I will need to maintain where I want to be. For me, I am fully satisfied that this is a journey that I can comfortably remain on for life. I cannot express in words what that means to me, although many people on this message board [ Dotti's Message Board ] know exactly what it means, because it is the very same thing for them. It is almost like someone walking up to me and handing me a toolbox that has every tool that I will ever need to fix any problem that will ever come up in the future. I CAN REACH MY GOAL WEIGHT, AND MAINTAIN THAT WEIGHT FOR LIFE. Never before in my life has that been possible. I have been thinner than I am today. I have been thinner than I am going to be during my lifetime of maintenance. But I have never been in control before. NEVER!

For years I was in denial. “Dotti had a weight problem, not me.” “The Navy was just giving me grief, it wasn’t really a weight issue. It was just red tape.” “My only problem was smoking, not weight.”

Even with all of my experience at fighting my weight, and all that I had to go through to keep my weight down for the Navy, I never viewed it as a big deal. But it was, and I finally realized it. But along with the understanding of the problem, has finally come the solution to that problem. Today I stand in recovery, and in control for the very first time in my life, and it feels good! I am going to the top of that mountain, and I am going stay there. I am confident of this fact, and I am happy in it, but I am calm in the assurance as well. The problem will never go away, but I have something that will deal with the problem, that will also NEVER GO AWAY!

The old phrase, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life,” that was so popular in the 70s, is now a basic fact of my existence. From this point on, life will be different for me. I can see it already in my daily life, and in my weight. I like living this way. Food does fill up a certain portion of my day, but it is in a positive way. Before I ate without thinking, destructively. Now I eat, but only with forethought. I eat at least as much, and usually more in pure volume of food today than I did before. I am not hungry. I am not suffering. I actually have fewer hunger pains today than I did before I started my journey. I don’t have fantasies of running down to McDonalds and having a Super-sized Big Mac Meal with a large shake. (Are you crazy??!!) There is nothing that I sit and dream about eating that I am not eating right now. That is so cool!

When I quit smoking, I thought of nothing else, except how good a cigarette would taste right now. Day after stinking day I had to plow through those thoughts, those gut wrenching urges, just striving for the next day when the pain would be a little less. Even today, I get a momentary desire for a cigarette on occasion.

But that is nothing like my food journey. I am not suffering. I do not have urges to run to the candy machine. I do not cry out in my soul for a hamburger, fries and a shake. I am satisfied, and comfortable where I am. I am happy in my journey. I would never have dreamed it was going to be like this, or I would have done it long ago.

Vigilance is a price to be paid. It is not free, and I will never be done with this journey. But traveling this road is so wonderful, I can envision a lifetime of doing so, and visualizing a thing is the most important step of all in making it a reality.

I have been accused of being “a newbie” and of being in the honeymoon stage. Well that may be true, but I have found with my marriage, the honeymoon doesn’t ever have to end. My only real challenge for the future will be to nurture the honeymoon phase and keep it alive for good. As long as I love the journey, I cannot give it up.



I hope you don't mind the little visit back to 2001. It has nearly been 10 years since I wrote those words, but I still weigh every day, and I have been doing that all these years. While I have not been perfect, or anything close to it, I am thankful I have been on my Journey for this decade. My health is better for it. I have passed by the age that my Grandpa Smith died of a heart attack: 58. From what I have heard, he was a wonderful man and I missed out on knowing him very well, although I can still remember looking up that 6'2" frame of his one Christmas Eve when we visited to open presents. I am sure I got my height from him, because no one on Dad's side of the family was that tall. But I was only 6 when he died. I want to be there for my grandkids. This Journey has increased the odds that I will be.

When you are bailing water, no one bucketful does the job, but every bucketful counts. Our journey is broken up into days, each one making one bucket. You can let it sit in the corner and not use it, or you can use it to bring water in over the side and dump it into your boat, making things worse. But just think: you can take that bucket and fill it with water and send it over the side, lightening your load. Today I am nearly 40 pounds lighter because of my Journey. Dotti is why I have done this, and Dotti is why thousands of others have done the same. Thank you Dotti...for everything! I love you!




Wherever you are on your Journey, keep that bucket working for you!

You can do it, and don't ever forget it!

Wishing you the very best,
-Al



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Spinach-Taleggio Bites

     Makes 40 pieces

     Ingredients

  • 2 pkgs, 10 oz, frozen spinach, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups Taleggio cheese, grated
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 13- by 18-inch sheet phyllo dough
  • Melted butter

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Thaw and squeeze as much liquid as possible from the frozen spinach. Ad Taleggio cheese [hint: put in the freezer for about 45 minutes beforehand for easier grating], salt, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Set aside. Brush a 13- by 18-inch sheet phylo dough with melted butter. Fold in half (from the longest side) brush with butter, and fold into an 8- by 3 1/2-inch strip. Cut in half. Heap 1 tbsp of spinach mixture in center of each piece of dough and bunch into a bundle. Repeat with all 20 sheets. Bake on parchment-lined pan until golden, about 12 minutes.

Per Serving: 37 Calories, 3g fat, 82mg sodium, 3g carbs, 1g fiber, 2g protein, 2g saturated fat *1.5 (1)

* 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 in black bold are the new PointsPlus values, while all Point values in red bold are the old Point values



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Enjoy a cocktail and still
stay on Program

Dotti with Baja Bobs


Motivation

My Weight Loss Friends

We stared this Journey one step at a time
Yet every day a new challenge we see
Like the old saying, A stitch in time
Has become what our new life must be.

Sometimes we all seem to slip and fall
As we think of giving up some days
But then we hear our new friends call
Get up, you have come such a long way.

It's a hill that seems so hard and long
So let me lean on you a moment friend
Just until I can stand and move on
Then later to you my hand I will lend

Remember you are never alone
As you never were from the start
The one thing that I hope I have shown
Is that friendship comes from the heart.

So together we will take this road
As we pass through life this way
Then when our story will be told
Of how as friends we owned the day.

~~Daniel Ferguson
Weight Loss, the Journey



DOTTI'S FOOD SCORE

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The Drop of Crystal

She studied the enemy. Not a muscle moved on either side. Her enemy didn't stoop to physical attacks, but used mental control. She shuddered under its power. She felt her will weakening and like a man holding onto a rail over a fatal drop, she felt her grip slipping. She was going to fall.

Chapter 1

The Portland rain spattered against the windshield and the wipers needed changing. Patches of untouched glass made it hard to see clearly. An impatient driver honked as Crystal ignored the green light, but the sound seemed far away.

She could still smell the office, that clinical chemical aroma that she hated so much. The shock that she received from the doctor only added to the trapped feeling she had while she was there. It reminded her of how her cat Snowball must have felt when Crystal was a little girl, and Dad had put her pet into a box, so they could take her to the vet. Snowball moaned from deep inside, and it sounded so pitiful. The claws scratching at the box were like someone trying to dig out of a coffin. As upset as Crystal still felt, it was a great relief to be out of that office.

“Your lab work came back with a fasting glucose level of 110 milligrams per deciliter.”

The doctor’s words meant nothing at first. His tone was hard to read; he was always so serious. Thinking quickly she tried to put meaning to the words. Was that good or bad?

As if in answer to her unspoken question, Dr. Maxwell said, “That is into the pre-diabetes level. Unfortunately, if you don’t bring your weight down, you will almost certainly move into full diabetes.”

Crystal felt stung, as if she had been slapped hard in the face. Watching Grandma fade away under this merciless disease had been almost unbearable, as she first lost all feeling in her feet, and then the feet had to be amputated, one at a time. Poor Grandma was blind at the end.

“No!” The word had slipped out unintentionally. But fear was crawling around inside her like a rat gnawing to get out. Not diabetes!

                                    ~The Drop of Crystal by Al Coon


You can read the rest of the story at:

http://www.dwlz.com/fiction/DropOfCrystal.html




Come Join the Fun!  Online Friendships are real friendships 

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Weight Loss Help For You

As you probably know, Al and I have begun a serious and unyielding journey to our respective goal weights. You can monitor our progress by clicking on the graph graphic here.

I have found that whenever I "go for the gold," and want to be successful on program, I immediately turn to my Enjoying Weight Loss CDs for help. Enjoying Weight Loss

  • When I listen—I have a good day on program.

  • Whenever I fail, it is always been when I have stopped.

  • Today, on my Do or Die mission to goal, they are an irreplaceable part of that!
As you have seen for me, it is a tool only. When I need help, and when I am willing to accept help, I find that help in these Enjoying Weight Loss CDs!

Do you remember the Biggest Loser winner, Matt Hoover? He uses the Enjoying Weight Loss CDs! and I had the opportunity to interview him about it.
Matt Hoover

You and I know that weight loss is not a weekend sporting event, or a walk in the park. Taking your excess weight off, and even more importantly, keeping it off, is a very big deal! It isn't easy and it isn't simple.


The very number one reason why that is true is:
Weight loss is a psychological battle more than a physical one!

You have to have your head right before your body can follow. And what can you do to get your head in the game?

There are many things you can do. No one thing is going to solve all your weight loss problems. But I have found these CD's to be a tool that works, when I use them! That is why I am recommending them to you.

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Give these CD's a try. If you like them the way I do, it will be the best money you have ever spent towards helping you control your weight. If not, you get your money back. That is hard to beat!

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                                            Hugs! Dotti


Maintenance

One of the areas that is not very well addressed in the field of weight control is that of maintaining your weight at your goal, once you reach it. I thought I would share part of a conversation from our message board in 2003 on this topic.

"Weighing once a week would not be enough to keep me in my target window. My weight can drop really quickly sometimes. I could probably hold it below my upper limit by only weighing once a week, but not above my lower limit. It is an ongoing little experiment that I am working on. Or to put it another way, like Becca, I feel that maintenance requires more monitoring than weight loss does. With weight loss you only care if you lose or not. With maintenance you care if you gain too much OR if you lose too much."
                     ~~Al, written on the DWLZ Message Board on June 4, 2003 during Week 108 of my Journey

Note: I dropped down to the top of my Normal Range on September 2, 2001. But I didn't officially enter my "Maintenance Phase" until December 29 that year, when I got down to 185 pounds. From that date until November of 2005 I was solidly on track with my Maintenance Journey keeping off the 50 pounds I lost.

Al's Maintenance Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4



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






BMI Revisited


Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is a rule of thumb way of checking your body composition. It is good enough to where doctors often use it as a ballpark estimate of how much fat you are carrying. (My hip doctor used it for setting a target weight for my surgery.)

If you have a correct value for your percent of body fat, that is a better measure of your fat content. But BMI is a handy way to check how you are doing on your weight loss Journey.


BMI RANGEDescription
Over 40Very Obese
30 - 40Obese
25 - 30Overweight
19 - 25Normal
Under 19Underweight

If you check the Weight Watchers weight ranges...
http://www.dwlz.com/WWinfo/weightrange.html

...and calculate the BMI values for the given weights at your height, you will see that the numbers in the "Maximum For All Adults" is a BMI of 25, which is the top of the Normal Range. On the low end, they set the limit at a BMI of 20.

WARNING: Do not try to lose weight if you are not overweight—being underweight
 can be as dangerous as being overweight.




Dotti's BMI Calculator Is Improving

Keep checking at

Dotti's BMI Calculator at:
http://www.dwlz.com/PHP/BMIcalcPHPtojs.php


Even if you do not have JavaScript enabled, you can still use
Dotti's BMI Calculator!

Also, over the next few days we will be improving the options for our BMI calculator.
I think you will like the new version.



Easter Candy 

Easter candy, along with lot of other candies, can be found on my webpage at:




Comic Relief 

Shopping for Swimwear…
       …how appropriate this time of year, right?

I have just been through the annual pilgrimage of torture and humiliation known as buying a bathing suit.

When I was a child in the 1950's the bathing costume for a woman with a mature figure was designed for a woman with a mature figure-boned, trussed and reinforced, not so much sewn as engineered.

They were built to hold back and uplift and they did a very good job. Today's stretch fabrics are designed for the pre-pubescent girl with a figure chipped from marble.

The mature woman has a choice - she can either front up at the maternity department and try on a floral costume with a skirt, coming away looking like a hippopotamus that escaped from disney's Fantasia, or she can wander around every run of the mill department store trying to make a sensible choice from what amounts to a designer range of fluoro rubber bands.

What choice did I have? I wandered around, made my sensible choice and entered the chamber of horrors known as the fitting room.

The first thing I noticed was the extraordinary tensile strength of the stretch material.

The Lycra used in bathing costumes was developed, I believe, by NASA to launch small rockets from a slingshot, which give the added bonus that if you manage to actually lever yourself into one, you are protected from shark attacks. The reason for this is that a shark taking a swipe at your passing midriff would immediately suffer whiplash.

I fought my way into the bathing costume, but as I twangled the shoulder strap into place I gasped in horror - my bosom had dissappeared.

Eventually I found one bosom cowering under my left armpit. It took awhile to find the other. At last I located it flattened beside my seventh rib.

The problem is that modern bathing suits have no bra cups. The mature woman is meant to wear her bosom spread across the chest like a speed bump. I realigned my speed bump and lurched toward the mirror to take a full view assessment.

The bathing costume fitted all right, but unfortunately it only fitted those bits of me willing to stay inside it. The rest of me oozed out rebelliously from top, bottom and sides. I looked like a lump of play dough wearing undersize cling wrap.

As I tried to work out where all those extra bits had come from, the pre-pubescent salesgirl popped her head through the curtains, "Oh, there you are!", she said. I asked what else she had to show me.

I tried on a cream crinkled one that made me look like a lump of masking tape, and a floral two piece which gave the appearance of an oversize napkin in a serviette ring.

I struggled into a pair of leopard skin bathers with a ragged frill and came out looking like Tarzan's Jane on a bad day.

I tried a black number with a ruffled midriff and looked like a jellyfish in mourning.

I tried on a bright pink pair with such a high cut leg I thought I would have to wax my eyebrows to wear them.

Finally I found a costume that fitted. A two piece affair with shorts-style bottoms and a halter top. It was cheap, comfortable and bulge-friendly, so I bought it. When I got home I read the label which said, "Material may become transparent in water", but I'm determined to wear it anyway. I just have to learn to breaststroke in the sand!

       Thank you Donna L.



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Ten Years Ago!



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.

DWLZ will be updating all the restaurants and food values on the webpage, iPhone App, Android App, to the new PointsPlus values. We will continue to provide the old Point values, along with the new PP values. I want to thank you for your patience with us as this is a huge undertaking.

We are now done re-calculating, reformatting and uploading 137 restaurants and I have 94 ready to format and upload as I type this.  We are moving right along with only four of us working on the restaurants. You can see the list of restaurants that have been recalculated and reformatted for the PointsPlus AND the old Points values on the left side of the restaurant list (in a box). 

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—




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~~Anonymous



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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 [ http://www.dwlz.com ] is open 24 hours a day, every day.


Goodbye

Another visit is coming to a close ~ how fast the time goes when you are having a great time. Until our next visit, always keep in mind you are never alone on this Journey.  We are all here with you, right beside you, rooting you on.

Take care until next time…

Hugs! Dotti   



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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 in black bold are the new PointsPlus values, while all Point values in red bold are the old Point values.

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