Dotti's Newsletter Jan 21, 2011

IN THIS ISSUE


Welcome! Our Vitamins,
Our Bodies
Fat-Free
Watermelon Sherbet
Food Finds Frozen
Citrus Slices
Smart Snacks

Comic Relief Did  You
Know?
Motivation Calculating
Your BMI
DWLZ
Updates
Newsletter
(un)subscribe
Copyright and
Disclaimer

July 24, 2011

Welcome

          

typing on computer First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have sent me beautiful cards with words of encouragement and support for a successful recovery from my surgery on June 13, 2011 (total left hip replacement). They have been a constant source of inspiration and encouragement as we picked them up from the post office and I read them aloud to Al.  You guys are the best.

I'd also like to thank all of my Zonie friends on DWLZ and the great support of the Moderators and Administrators as I recuperate from this hip replacement, while preparing for my next hip replacement on September 12, 2001.  Yes, 2012 will be my year; I just know it. 

I've lost about 30 lbs in preparation for the next surgery and hope to lose another 10-20 lbs but I'm taking it one day at a time as I can only do what I can do.   All of your support helps me to strive to be the best I can be.

A note about my online Journal—I hope to get back to it but meanwhile Al is keeping up my weight graph.   I also have a ton more work on the restaurant conversions so please bear with me while I work my way through this part of my Journey.  Thank you for understanding.

I also would like to say that I have been very thankful for Enjoying Weight Loss the past few months. It is easy to say you want to lose weight, or to "go on a diet," but when things have gotten tough for me, and they have plenty of times, Enjoying Weight Loss has helped keep me motivated, and to continue to take one step forward each day.

For this issue, Al has written a very good article on Vitamins.

~~Dotti






I am still doing well on my recovery from my first hip replacement surgery (left hip), and Al has been tracking it all for me. (So far, there are six installments.) If you would like to read about it, visit here:






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Our Vitamins, Our Bodies
    By Al Coon

What is a vitamin? A vitamin is an organic molecule. How many times have you heard the term organic used in connection with chemistry? The study of this scientific field is broken into organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry, but what is the difference?

The term organic is used to denote living things. Plants and animals are organic. Things that they produce from their body chemistry and functions are considered organic. So, it is natural to think of organic chemistry as chemistry associated with living things, but in reality the distinction is made based upon the element carbon. All organic molecules have carbon in them. Definitions vary for narrowing down exactly what organic molecules are, but they all agree on the fact that an organic molecule must have carbon in it. The debates all center on which carbon molecules to exclude from the category. Steel, and diamonds are excluded for example. Since diamonds are said to be "a girl's best friend" perhaps the latter is a little arbitrary, but diamonds are out. Smile

Okay, so for starters vitamins have carbon in them, as a foundational component atom. A further requirement, for one of these molecules to be considered a vitamin, is that it must be required for the normal functioning of our bodies. One further qualifying requirement is that it cannot be directly produced by the body, and instead has to be ingested.

So, vitamins are carbon based molecules that your body needs to work properly, and they can't be made by the body directly, but must be eaten and absorbed. This sounds pretty important, and explains why experts make such a fuss over getting your vitamins. However, there is more to it than that, and we have to be careful not to start shoving vitamins down our throats without thinking about what we are doing. There is a danger that you could overload your system with certain vitamins, while others are not easily absorbed when taken in pills or capsules.

It sounds complicated, and you have to wonder, how did all of our ancestors ever survive long enough to reproduce, or in some cases, live to a ripe old age? While what is going on is complex and critical, the solution is simple, given the right conditions. If you eat the right foods, you get your vitamins for the most part.

The final key is getting your sunlight. Sunlight? What does that have to do with vitamins? As it turns out, one of those carbon molecules is included in the definition of a vitamin with an official waver on the part about not being able to be produced by the body. There is a molecule that the body does produce that is called sterol 7-dehydrocholesterol, and it is in our skin, just waiting for a few UV photons to hit it. If we get a few minutes of direct, unblocked sunshine, this atom is transformed into Vitamin D3. Eating food generally won't give you Vitamin D, but a little sunshine will give you all you need. However, today, this is a problem. People live indoors, cover up their skin with clothes when they go outside, or sunscreen when they go swimming.

In the early twentieth century, it was found that some of our kids were having problems with their overall growth being delayed, pain hitting their spine, pelvis and leg bones, as well as their having weak muscles; they were developing rickets. If untreated, rickets can cause bowed legs, curved spine, and thickening in the wrists and ankles, and can force the breastbone to protrude. Rickets was a serious problem.

So, in the 1930s they started attacking this problem by putting Vitamin D into milk and other food products artificially. Vitamin D and milk are today tied together in our minds. Fortunately this food enrichment program stopped rickets in its tracks.

The threat of skin cancer is the primary reason for using sunscreen, and that is a very good reason indeed! A little sun is good, a lot is bad. It is up to us to pay attention what we are doing. In the Pacific Northwest, getting enough sunshine, especially in the winter months, can be a problem. Therefore, getting Vitamin D into our diet is especially critical in the part of the country where Dotti and I live.

Another characteristic of vitamins causes them to be divided into two groups:
  • Water-Soluble Vitamins
  • Fat-Soluble Vitamins
You might think, "So what? My body will do the work on these things, so why do I care whether it is breaking down something that goes into solution in water or in fat?" Well, the problem is that once the body has these vitamins, it will use what it needs and then route them into one of two paths:
  1. Water-soluble vitamins are flushed from your system, and not stored.

  2. The fat-soluble vitamins however are not flushed away, but are stored in your fat tissues.
The water-soluble vitamins need replenishment often, because they are not stored. So, getting them into your daily diet is very important. The fat-soluble vitamins are stored, which is good, but they can more easily reach a dangerous overload condition. If you take too much of a fat-soluble vitamin, you can do very serious harm to yourself. So, cramming megadoses of these vitamins into your system is something you do not want to do! (Vitamin A is especially dangerous, because you don't need to go very much over the Recommended Daily Allowance to cause problems.)

On the upside, cooking does not harm fat-soluble vitamins.

Our old buddy Vitamin D is one of these fat-soluble vitamins. This would make sense, because it is one that can't be eaten naturally, and if you got stuck in the dark for a bit, you would run out quickly. Having some "in stock" could be helpful. Other fat-soluble vitamins include A, E, and K.

Another vitamin that historically caused problems when left out of the diet is Vitamin C. If you don't get enough Vitamin C you get a disease that was a terrible killer in the early days of long distance sea travel: scurvy. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, and you can't get it from salted pork or the other regular foodstuffs that they found would keep without refrigeration out at sea. They discovered that citrus fruits such as lemons or limes would keep scurvy away, and so they learned to store the juice to mix with their grog and get their Vitamin C. Christopher Columbus is credited not only with bringing Europeans, but also lemons to the New World.

Along with Vitamin C, all the members of the Vitamin B set, or "complex," are also water-soluble.

One of the ongoing issues that we face with vitamins is whether or not to take vitamin supplements, and exactly what will they do if we take them? Will they be absorbed properly? Will I overdose on something? Will I get enough of it?

The work in this field is going on at a frantic pace. There are companies springing up all over the place making all sorts of claims. One supplement you very much need is a philosophical "grain of salt" whenever you come up against a claim that sounds too good to be true. Be wary whenever someone walks up with any magic pill that "will handle all your nutritional needs."

The best way to get your vitamins is to eat foods that contain them. Your body will process these foods, and the vitamins will be easily extracted, absorbed, and used by your body. You are what you eat, and eating good, vitamin rich foods will help to make you better physically, and that will help to make you better in every way.

There is a lot more to say on this topic, but I am out of time for this issue of Dotti's Newsletter. Stay tuned to future issues for more on this topic—and of course, in a related area, we still have minerals to discuss!


Wishing you the very best,
-Al


Don't forget to come and check on our progress at:

Dotti and Al's Weekly Journal


*We hope to get back on track with our Joint Journal soon.  Thank you for understanding.



Fat-Free Watermelon Sherbet

This is a great summer recipe for cooling off with a great sherbet that is easy to make and freezes in 8 hours!  Can you say YUM?

     Makes (8) 1/2 cup servings

     Ingredients

  • 5 cups cubed, seeded watermelon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 cup cranberry juice

Place watermelon cubes in a blender and blend until smooth.  When done, you should have about 3 cups of pureed watermelon.  Stir in the sugar.

In a small saucepan, combine the gelatin and cranberry juice.  Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes. Stir the mixture over low heat until all the gelatin is dissolved.

Stir the gelatin mixture into the pureed watermelon.  Pour into an 8x8x2 baking pan, cover and freeze about 2 hours or until firm.

Break up frozen sherbet and place in a chilled mixer bowl.  Beat with a mixer on medium to high speed until sherbet is fluffy.  Return to pan.  Cover and freeze about 6 hours or until firm.

To serve, let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before scooping.

Per 1/2 Cup Serving: 83 calories, 0g fat, 3mg sodium, 20g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g protein *2.5 (1.5)

*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.

~~~Recipe.com ~ Better Homes & Garden Magazine August 2011


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Food Finds

Here are a few new food finds that I think you would like.  It's been pretty warm out there in the East so why not get some of these yummy Healthy Choice Bars.  My Costco had all of these recently. Enjoy! Smile

   Healthy Choice Yogurt Bars, Strawberry, 1 bar
        [90cal/1g fat/0g fiber/18g carbs/45mg sodium/3g protein/0.5g saturated fat] *2.5 (2)
    Healthy Choice Yogurt Bars, Pomegranate Blueberry, 1 bar
        [100cal/1g fat/0g fiber/20g carbs/45mg sodium/3g protein/0.5g saturated fat] *3 (2)
     Healthy Choice Yogurt Bars, Fudge Bar, 1 bar
        [90cal/1.5g fat/5g fiber/16g carbs/55mg sodium/4g protein/1g saturated fat] *2.5 (1.5)

*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.



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.

Since November I have been working my weight downward, despite having two bad hips and not being able to exercise much, and going through a hip replacement surgery in June. Throughout my successful weight loss efforts the past few months, Enjoying Weight Loss has been with me all the way. It has been a great help in finding motivation to eat right and to exercise as much as I could. In spite of the difficult circumstances I have faced since November, I have dropped over 30 pounds and, since April I have not only lost regularly, but at a very good clip! Enjoying Weight Loss has been a great help in this!
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  • Whenever I fail, it is always been when I have stopped listening.

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Frozen Citrus Slices

Here's a great tip for your next party or family gathering. 

Why not keep your guests drinks cold AND add flavor, with frozen lemon and lime slices.  Line a sheet pan with waxed paper.  Place your lemon and lime slices in single layers between waxed paper.  Freeze the slices so they'll be ready when you are.  You can drop these frozen lemon and lime slices into water, tea, lemonade, or cocktails.

Now that was easy, wasn't it?

~~~Better Homes & Garden Magazine August 2011



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





Smart Snacks


We all know that junk food is bad for you (increasing your weight, harming your teeth, spoiling your meals, etc.).  We also know, when we are thinking straight, that healthy food snacks give you an energy boost by providing you with essential vitamins and minerals.  Eating healthy snacks also helps you keep from those high-calorie between-the-meals snacks. 

Try choosing fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and low or nonfat dairy products. Don't forget to watch those portion sizes as they tend to 'build up'.  Here are a few suggestions for healthy snacks.

  1. Calci-Yum ~ Use mini cookie cutters to cut low-fat or nonfat cheddar or American cheese slices into fun shapes for you and your kids.  You can also dip fruit slices into fat-free vanilla yogurt.
  2. Vitamin C, Please ~ Mix together 1/2  cup sliced kiwifruit and 1/2 cup strawberries.  Or serve tomato slices tossed with olive oil and a sprinkle of oregano or basil.
  3. Fiber Fill ~ Take a whole-grain English muffin, top with tomato sauce and a sprinkle of low-fat mozzarella or Parmesan for a mini pizza.  For a fun, hands-on snack, air pop some popcorn.
  4. Protein Power - Spread 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on whole-wheat crackers.  Or try one slice of low-sodium deli turkey wrapped around a 1-ounce slice of Swiss cheese.
  5. Iron Clad ~ Make a trail mix of dried fruit and iron-enriched cereal.  When possible, consume vitamin C (found in fruits and vegetables) at the same time as iron-rich foods to aid iron absorption.

~~~ Better Homes & Garden Magazine August 2011




Maintaining your Weight Loss

     How can you keep your weight off once you lose it?

            Thoughts from Al's Journal...Week 198


     ...scroll down to the section=> Re: What keeps you going???



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Did you know?

Our Journey is not just about weight loss; it's about constantly learning new things...

Did you know that salt could be used for these things?  I sure didn't!  Very interesting indeed.

    1. Deter ants. Sprinkle salt in doorways, on windowsills and anywhere else ants use to sneak into your house. It's a sure way to keep them out!
    2. Kill grass and weeds growing in cracks in your driveway. Tired of weeding your driveway? Sprinkle salt on the grass and pour very hot water over it. Not only is this a highly effective way to kill unwanted plants, it's also eco-friendly and cheap.
    3. Say goodbye to fleas! If your dogs have fleas, simply wash their doghouse and blankets in salt water. If you're worried your dogs may have brought fleas into your house, simply sprinkle your carpets lightly with salt and then brush it in. Leave it for 12 hours and vacuum thoroughly.
    4. Pick up a dropped egg. If you drop an egg on the kitchen floor, sprinkle salt on the mess and leave it there for 20 minutes. You'll be able to wipe it right up.
    5. Clean up oven spills quickly. If a pie or casserole bubbles over in the oven, pour a handful of salt on top of the spill. It won't smoke, smell and, most importantly, will bake into a crust that makes the mess easier to clean once it's cooled.
    6. Clean brown spots off your iron. Simply sprinkle salt on a sheet of waxed paper, slide the iron across it and rub lightly with silver polish. Your iron will look like brand-new in no time.
    7. Remove stains from your coffee pot. Fill it with 1/4 cup of table salt and a dozen ice cubes. Swish the mixture around, let it sit for half an hour, fill it with cold water and rinse. Your coffee pot will look brand new.
    8. Keep your windshield frost-free. Dip a sponge into salt water and rub it on windows, and they won't frost up even when the mercury drops below zero.
    9. Shell nuts more easily. Soak pecans and walnuts in salt water for a few hours before shelling them. Doing so will make it easier to remove the meat.
    10. Drip-proof candles. If you soak new candles in a strong salt solution for a few hours, then dry them well, they won't drip when you burn them.
    11. Tame a wild BBQ. Toss a bit of salt on the flames caused by fat dripping from the grill. It'll reduce the flames and calm the smoke without cooling the coals (like water would).
    12. Soothe a bee sting. Wet the sting right away, then cover it with salt.
    13. Stop a grease fire. Pouring salt on top of a grease fire will smother it. Completely.
    14. Cooking tip. If a soup or stew is too sweet, add a pinch of salt.

      ~~~Did you Know?



Motivation


One Day at a Time

Bridges can be built, one day at a time.
Forgiveness can be felt, ONE DAY AT A TIME.

Balance can be achieved, ONE DAY AT A TIME.
Dreams can be believed, lost smiles can be found,
and your most meaningful plans can succeed.

New horizons can be reached, one day at a time.
The journey inward can be complete, one day at a time.
Spiritual meaning can be your guide, ONE DAY AT A TIME.

Health, healing, and happiness thrive...
ONE DAY AT A TIME.

~~~Alin Austin



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Calculating Your BMI

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is believed to be a good approximation of healthy weight,
as your BMI is proportional to your weight, divided by the square of your height.

The easiest way to calculate your BMI is to go to:

Dotti's BMI Calculator at:
http://www.dwlz.com/BMIcalc.html

The Body Mass Index (BMI) in its native form is calculated by using this formula:

BMI = weight / ( height x height )


Unfortunately, for we who are dedicated to the English form of measurement at least, this assumes you are taking your weight in kilograms, and your height in meters. So, what do we do?

  1. You can convert your weight (multiply your weight in pounds by 0.4536) and your height (multiply your height in inches by 0.0254) to metric units and then plug those values into the original equation.

    EXAMPLE:

         If you are 5'4" and weigh 210 lbs.

         Convert height:

               5'4" = 64 inches.

               64 x 0.0254 = 1.6256 meters

         Convert your weight to kilograms

               210 x 0.4536 = 95.256 kilograms

         Use the new numbers in the equation:

               BMI = 95.256 / ( 1.6256 x 1.6256 )

                       = 36.05

    So your BMI would be 36, placing you in the Obese category.

  2. OR     You can use your weight in pounds, and your height in inches and put them directly into this formula:

    BMI = ( weight / (height x height ) ) x 703

    EXAMPLE:

         Once again, assume that you are 5'4" and weigh 210 lbs.

               BMI = ( 210 / ( 64 x 64 ) ) x 703

                        = 36.04

    So your BMI would again be 36, still placing you in the Obese category.

    I think that method is easier. Smile

If you are working hard, and doing all the right things, don't be discouraged if you don't lose weight, as long as you are losing inches; you may be gaining muscle mass, which weighs more than fat.




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. There are now 250 restaurants updated in our database for the Mobile platforms. Please be patient with us as this is a huge undertaking.

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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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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*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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