Dotti's Newsletter June 10, 2012
Our 36th Anniversary Issue

IN THIS ISSUE


Welcome! Falling Down,
Getting
Back Up
Upside-Down
Pizza Loaf
Quotes to
Lift Your
Spirits
A Scurvy
Quiz
100-Calorie
Snack
Fruit Kabobs
Mood
Boosters

Comic
Relief
Did You
Know?
Motivation White
Chocolate
Pudding Pies
DWLZ
Updates
Newsletter
(un)subscribe
Copyright &
Disclaimer

June 10, 2012

Welcome

     

typing on computer   Good afternoon everyone.  Well, here it is June already.  Where did the time go.  It's time to get back to my monthly newsletters.  Thank you everyone for being so patient and understanding with me during this last year.  It's been a long uphill battle to get back to "normal", whatever that is.  My life has not been my own, it seems, for over a year. I am just coming out of a deep depression that left me unable to do very much, let alone get up in the morning.  I am seeing the light now and finally leaving my depression behind me.  Al and I are finally starting to slowly get back our lives before the pain, surgeries, depression, and other things that have overwhelmed us.  I don't tend to write as much as Al does concerning my problems so most of you had no idea what I've been going through.  I thank you all for being the wonderful, caring friends you are.  Thank you for not giving up on me. 

Al and I are celebrating our 36th anniversary today! What a great 36 years it has been and I'm looking forward to many more.  We met in September 1974 and we knew from the start we were made for each other.  Exactly 36 years ago, on the day we were married, Al gave me a beautiful silver heart, which said, "Our hearts will always beat as one."

Today I'm going to be talking a little about falling down on Program and getting back up.   Grab your water, find your comfy chair, and bring that wonderful smile to our discussion.  I'll see you there.

Dotti Hugs





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~ Dotti



Falling Down, Getting Back Up

    So, you've fallen off your Program. You and I both know that the next step, no matter how long you've been off Program, is to dust ourselves off and get back on Program.  Is it going to be easy?  Heck no!  I've been on and off Program so many times in the last four years that at times it did seem hopeless getting back on Program.  One thing I always did (eventually) was to dust myself off and get back on Program (sometimes only for a week or two).  You have to ALWAYS try to get back on Program or you will be seeing results from not being on Program, which will not make you a happy camper.  I am seeing those results now from being off Program since December 2011. Yes, too long.

Why do we fall off Program when we know the consequences?  We are smart people (yes, we are!) but this is one area where emotions and mindset override smart.  I know you know what I'm talking about.  Falling off Program is so easy, it seems.  My excuses for falling off so many times in the last two years are good ones.  I know, you've heard this before and so have I, but I'm telling you, the excuses seem valid— Chronic pain, a left hip replacement on June 13, 2011 and a right hip replacement on Sept 12, 2011, a loss of someone who has been in my life for 34 years, and a deep depression that I didn't know if I'd ever come out of, that lasted 5 months.  See, aren't those valid excuses?  No, they are not valid enough to go off Program.  The real reason I've been on and off Program is because I took the focus off ME, which ultimately leads to disaster regarding my Program. 

There are many more excuses why we go off Program - bored with the Program, tired all the time, no time to eat right, too expensive to eat right, want to take a break - stop me if you've heard these excuses before. 

Emotions and mindset are the two things that I think get in the way of being on Program.  How many times have you had an upset in your life (e.g. mother has Alzheimer's, a loved one has died, medical issues, you have to move) and then you quickly abandoned your Program, not being able to deal with it?  I have.

Why in the world do we abandon the one thing that would HELP us during these times?  It's crazy, for sure.  If you stay on Program, you are healthier, which in turn helps you to stay focused and able to deal with anything that comes up.  Have you noticed when you are working the program, you are happy and in control of your life, not just your Program? 

No matter how we fall off Program we need to get back on Program as soon as we can. Do you know how long it takes to create a habit?  Six weeks. Six weeks of working your Program consistently. It doesn't sound so bad, does it?  It will be difficult at first to get your Program running smoothly with eating right and exercise but if you persist, it will become easier.  Soon, working your Program will be effortless and a part of your daily routine, automatically eating better and exercising more.  You have just created a new, healthy habit.  Doesn't it feel wonderful?

Are you ready to get back on Program and back in control of your life?  What is it going to take for you to do to get back to your life on Program?  What is your defining moment to say, "I need to get back on Program." Me?  It is coming out of my depression and seeing where I am.  I'm 20 lbs. heavier, not exercising, not taking care of myself, and most of all not happy with myself and who I am.  Defining moments. 

I am getting my mindset in the right place to continue my Journey of a Lifetime on Program.  I believe that by getting your mindset right, getting back on Program will be so much easier.  I am taking responsibility for myself.  I have the power and control over my life.  I am going to do this. I have the power to change.

You, too, can get back on Program.  Do it today!

Dotti   Hugs


DOTTI'S FOOD SCORE

All the restaurants have been updated to include the PointsPlus system as well as the classic Points system! We have the web page and the phone app synchronized, so they both show the same data, and they are all updated with the new system!

We have been very happy to see the wonderful response to Dotti's Food Score . It is Dotti To Go for your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone. Dotti's Food Score iPhone App (We want to thank those of you who have taken the time to give us high marks at the iPhone store!)

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Upside-Down Pizza Loaf

   Makes 4 servings

  This recipe is delicious!

   Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil, divided
  • 10 ounces ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp flour, divided
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 tsp each basil leaves and fennel seed
  • 1/8 tsp oregano leaves, crumbled
  • 3 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

In 10-inch nonstick skillet heat 1/2 tsp oil. Add the turkey and onion. Crumble the turkey and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is tender and the turkey shows no pink.  Sprinkle mixture with 1 tbsp flour and quickly stir to combine; while stirring, cook for 1 minute.  Gradually stir in tomato sauce; then add, basil, fennel seed, and oregano.  Bring to boil; then reduce the heat and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Spray a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan with Pam (or whatever nonstick cooking spray you use).  Add the turkey mixture to the pan and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.  Beat egg in a small mixing bowl with electric mixer; add remaining 1/2 cup flour and 1 1/2 tsp oil along with the milk and salt.  Continue to beat the mixture until it is smooth.  Pour batter over turkey loaf and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Bake until loaf is puffed and golden, about 25 to 30 minutes.

Per serving:
   322 calories, 16 g fat, 22 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 845 mg sodium, 23 g protein *9 (8)



* 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 .


A Scurvy Quiz

I spent 13 years in the US Navy, and between my sons and I, we served nearly 40 years total. We had it a lot better than the early sailors did, because in all of those years, none of us ever saw a case of scurvy.

When sailors first started spending a long time at sea, they were plagued with a condition that produced symptoms, which progressively worsened until they died. This was a showstopper on very long sea voyages at the time. (In the 18th century, the death rates from scurvy were horribly high—during the "Seven Years War" more than 100,000 British sailors died of it! This is how most of the sailors died in naval wars at the time, not from enemy actions.) In as little as a month, after leaving shore, some would start suffering from fatigue and lethargy. The following weeks would bring on shortness of breath and their bones would start to hurt. Cuts would bleed uncontrollably, and their gums would become spongy, and bleed. Teeth would loosen, and infections set in. Jaundice, and swelling from water retention would become serious. A fever and convulsions, followed by death were common.

When the British Navy found a preventive cure for this condition, it kept it a closely guarded military secret, for as long as it could, because it allowed its sailors to remain healthy while remaining at sea, while other navies had to pull into port to avoid scurvy.

If given the opportunity to use them, which of these daily activities could have saved those sailors from scurvy?

A. Eating one fresh small bell pepper per day

B. Spending 30 minutes in bright sunlight

C. Drinking 8 cups of fresh water

D. Eating 1 fresh Delicious apple per day

You'll find the correct answer later in this newsletter,
along with a discussion of all the answers.

-Al


Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

"It is worth a thousand pounds a year to have the habit of looking on the bright side of things." ~~Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784

"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven."
~~John Milton, 1606-1674

"Some men see things as they are and say, 'Why?'  I dream things that never were and say, 'Why not?' "
~~George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950



Weight Loss Help For You



Weight loss is a complex undertaking. Very complex! Why do we overeat in the first place? How did we become overweight? None of us set out to become obese, it simply happened. Following our natural instincts and the coping skills we learned for life, we ended up eating too much, and couldn't stop. So, how do we undo all of this and build a healthy set of coping skills, ones that do NOT include overeating?

There is no one answer. If we knew the one single answer, we would all be at goal and staying there. Instead it is a set of answers, which work together to get to our goal of remaining at a healthy weight. We need to have a good idea of what correct eating is. This is one area where Weight Watchers excels! They have had a number of great programs over the years and they are continually working to make their programs better. It is the best program I have found!

But you must work the program, in order for the program to work. What if you don't feel like working the program? What if your mind turns away from the very idea at times and leads you into destructive paths instead? If you have a good program, and you work that program, all will be well and you will become and stay thin. If you don't work the program you will either fail to lose weight, or you will fail to keep it off, if you do lose your excess weight.

Enjoying Weight Loss Last year was one of the most difficult ones I have ever faced. I lost both of my hips to arthritis (see Straight From the Hip for details), so I couldn't even stand up without pain, let alone walk. But guess what? That year I still lost 30 pounds! How? By listening to Dr. Roberta Temes' Enjoying Weight Loss regularly, and using that motivation to remain on my eating program. Here is the key point: the CD's did NOT replace the program, but instead they enabled me to stay with my program. I am so thankful I had this source of support last year!

This year Dr. Roberta has created a new program, called Weight Loss For Life . I have been using it, and I like it. It is not a replacement program; it is a companion program, to work hand-in-hand with Enjoying Weight Loss . Each program focuses on different areas to help you with your Journey, and you can be sure I will be using them both! I am using the new program to help with dealing with stress, which is a big part of my life. I am using the old program to help keep my exercise motivation alive and well.

These programs helped me to lose weight at a time when it could hardly have been any more difficult for me. I believe in these programs, and I hope you find them as helpful as I have!

If you would like to read more READ OUR REVIEW .

            Hugs! Dotti


100 Calorie Snack - Fruit Kabobs

This is a refreshing snack in the summer, but it's great year-round too.

  • 1/3 large banana, sliced
  • 1 kiwi, sliced
  • 5 strawberries, left whole if small, halved if large
  • Mint leaves, optional

Thread the fruit on a skewer.  Garnish with mint leaves, if desired.  Enjoy!

Per kabob:
   101 calories, 0.7 g fat, 24.7 g carbs, 4.5 g fiber, 3 mg sodium, 1.7 g protein  *3 (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 .


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Mood Boosters


Serotonin is a chemical in the brain that triggers positive emotions. Guess what? It also exists in large quantities in the stomach. Your brain and your stomach have a complex relationship, which means you have to make sure your serotonin levels are where they should be.   Low serotonin levels have been linked to feeling emotionally low.

Tryptophan is needed by the body in order to make serotonin.  Some foods contain tryptophan.  Salmon, turkey, almonds, bananas, avocados, eggs, and also complex carbohydrates, like oatmeal or whole wheat.

Of course, food is not the only way to boost your serotonin level.  Exercise, sleep, seeing your friends and loved ones, pets, sunlight and positive thoughts, all make you feel better.  As a result, you will eat better and you will be more motivated to take care of yourself.

~~~The Little Book of Diet Help by Kimberly Willis, PhD



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





Comic Relief


Gotta love computers.

For my work-study job, I work tech support at a small college. One night I was working Help Desk and the phone rings. I pick it up to have a student telling me she can't get the computer to work.

Me: "What operating system are you running?"
Student: "Hunh?"

Me: "Do you have a Mac or a PC?"
Student: "Um, I don't know."

Me: "Ok. What does the screen look like?"
Student: "It's yellow."

Me: "Ok. What does it say on the computer CPU?"
Student: "What's that?"

Me: "The big grey box."
Student: "It doesn't say anything."

Me: "Never mind that...do you have a little 'Start' button at the bottom of the monitor?"
Student: "Monitor?"

Me: "The thing that looks like a TV screen sitting on the grey box."
Student: "Oh! That! No. No start button."

Me: "Ok. Is there a little apple symbol anywhere on the screen?"
Student: (very puzzled) "Why would I have fruit on my computer?"

  ~~~Computer Stupidies


I spent over 30 years in the electronics service industry, as an electronics technician. We ETs used to joke between ourselves, but only half in jest, that the first question we want to ask the operator who calls up with a complaint, "Is the O-N slash O-F-F switch, in the O-N position?" Plugging equipment in, or turning it on is far too often found to be the actual "malfunction."

On the other hand, each of us has had to go through a learning curve, and we have all made dumb mistakes on our way to learning how to do things. That is why we find humor in someone else's fumbling attempts. We laugh, because we have all been there at one time. -Al



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Enjoy a cocktail and still stay on your Program



Did You Know?

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

A Hungarian by the name of Erno Rubik invented the Cube in the spring of 1974.  he created it as a working model to help explain three-dimensional geometry, and this led to the creation of the world's best-selling toy.

It's hip to be square... at the peak of the Rubik's cube craze, an estimated one-fifth of the world's population had played the cube.

In May 2007, Thibaut Jacquinot of France became the first person to complete the Cube in less than 10 seconds in open competition.  Erik Akkersdijk set the current world record for a single solve at the 2008 Czech Open with a time of 7.08 seconds.

   ~~~Fact-O-Pedia by Charlotte Lowe


Motivation

How to Stay Young

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height.

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle.  'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.'

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud.  Laugh until you gasp for breath and your belly hurts.

6. The tears happen.  Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your place. Do with it what YOU want…

8. Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help from someone who looks healthy and fit.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, and at every opportunity.

... AND ALWAYS REMEMBER - Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

  ~~~Anonymous



White Chocolate Pudding Pies

   Makes 4 servings

  Can you say YUM!  Only 129 calories each.

   Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup crunchy, high-fiber, low-sugar cereal (such as Grape-Nuts), finely crushed
  • 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp 100% strawberry fruit preserves
  • 1 3/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 oz pkg sugar-free, fat-free white chocolate pudding mix

In a small mixing bowl, combine the cereal crumbs and 2 tbsp of the strawberry preserves.  Mix well.

Divide the mixture into 4 small dessert bowls.  Press the mixture into the bottom of the bowls.  Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and whisk to blend.  Pour into the bowls. Drop 1/2 tsp of the preserves on top of each.  Cover with plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 3 days.  Enjoy!

Per serving:
   129 calories, 0 g fat, 27 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 473 mg sodium, 5 g protein   *3.5 (2.5)



* 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 .

Dotti's BMI and BMR Calculators
     

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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.



A Scurvy Quiz—Answers


Scurvy is caused by a lack of vitamin C. The British Navy originally didn't know about vitamin C (in fact vitamin C was not isolated and identified specifically until the 1930s!) but it did discover that eating citrus fruits would hold scurvy at bay.

Sadly, their incomplete understanding of what caused scurvy, allowed some scurvy cases to continue to occur at sea right into the early 20th century. They mistakenly thought it was the acid content in citrus fruit that did the job, and they used limes instead of lemons because they were more acidic. Alas, lemons have far more vitamin C content than limes, but limes have enough, and they were more available around many of the British colonies. Sailors from Britain, and the British colonies picked up the nickname "limeys" because of this practice. Briton dominated the seas for quite a long time, and supplying vitamin C to its sailors was a key element in her strong navy.

What else besides lemons, limes, or other citrus fruits would have worked for the sailors? That is at the heart of this quiz question.

Given the opportunity, which of these daily activities would have saved those sailors from scurvy?
A. Eating one fresh small bell pepper per day

This is the correct answer. A bell pepper has 80 mg of vitamin C, and they have found that only 10 mg of vitamin C, while not enough to supply all your needs, will keep scurvy at bay. Bell peppers stand right beside citrus fruits as a very good source of vitamin C!

B. Spending 30 minutes in bright sunlight (Helps your Vitamin D but does nothing for vitamin C.)

Today some vitamin D deficiency is still a problem with us. In many parts of the country, especially in the northern climates, like the Pacific Northwest, where Dotti and I live, it is tough to get sufficient sunlight to force our bodies to produce enough Vitamin D. So, Dotti and I take supplemental Vitamin D to make sure our daily needs are met. However, no matter how much vitamin D you produce (being in the sun) or consume (in supplements), it will not help you keep scurvy away. Rickets yes, scurvy no.

C. Drinking 8 cups of fresh water (zero vitamin C)

Another healthy thing to do is drinking your water. More than half of your body weight is water, and your brain is 70% water! So, you need to keep that water coming in! But, unless it is fortified with vitamin C artificially, it will not increase the vitamin C level in your body, and it will do nothing to hold off scurvy.

D. Eating 1 fresh Delicious apple per day

Apples are good. They taste good and a recent Dutch study found that they reduce the risk of stroke! There was a 7% drop in risk for every 25 grams of apples eaten each day. Pears also provide a similar protection.

The old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," has some merit, but alas, Delicious apples are quite low in vitamin C (8 mg fresh), to begin with, and after a short time in cool storage, they carry about 5 mg per apple, and you would have to eat two or more of them a day to merely hold off scurvy, and unlike the bell pepper, even several Delicious apples will leave you needing more vitamin C to get to the USA RDA requirement of 60-95 mg.

There are other types of apples that do a little better, if you can get them right off the tree (for example Granny Smith has 13 mg of vitamin C to start with), but extended cool storage will pull them down to the same level as the Delicious apple. The best apple, that I could find for vitamin C, was a Sturmer apple, said to have 25 mg of vitamin C, an incredibly high content for any apple, and it holds its content over 3 months in cool storage. A Sturmer apple, which is not at all representative of apples generally, eaten every day would hold off scurvy, but even so, you would still need to eat 3 of these "super apples" to match the vitamin C in one small bell pepper!

Healthy eating!
-Al


DWLZ Website Updates

Keeping Dotti's Weight Loss Zone current is a full time job and then some.

DWLZ has updated all the restaurants on the web page and the iPhone and Android App, with to the new PointsPlus values. (We will also continue to provide the old Point values, along with the new PP values.)

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—



Note: The DWLZ forum requires you to register and login to read the posts there. Your information will be kept confidential, and it is only to keep the message board a safe and friendly place that we require our users to register.

If you are having trouble logging in to our message board, please contact Al at:

Aldwlz at gmail dot com



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~~Anonymous



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Until Next Time

I've really enjoyed sitting here and visiting with all of you. It is one of my favorite times, that I have missed lately. I hope and pray that this edition of my newsletter finds all of you well and happy.

Until next time...

"I cannot relive yesterday and tomorrow isn't here yet, so I will just deal with today."

~Dotti

        Hugs!



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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 .

Note: Points® and PointsPlus® are registered trademarks 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.





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