• Al,  Dotti,  Emily,  Family,  Food,  Glenn,  LeRoy,  Photos

    Happy Anniversary & Al’s First Novel Published

    Hi everyone.  On June 10, 1976 Al and I were married in Vancouver, WA.  We celebrated 41 years on June 10, 2017.  It’s been a wonderful 41 years and we look forward to many more. We met it September 1974, the year I graduated. I am doing okay on getting back on track with my Program.  I was doing really good staying off the Diet Dr. Pepper but have slipped the past couple of days.  I will get back on track with that.  I still haven’t started walking yet but the grandkids and grocery shopping helps me get some exercise.  Hopefully our pool will be getting used when the hot weather comes to stay.  I’m not journaling yet but I am trying to eat smaller portions.  My sleep is still wacko; up long stretches, sometimes 24 hours or more.  I know that is not helping me stay on Program.   Last Friday we had a wonderful BBQ at LeRoy’s house.  We were sorry that Rachel had to work and couldn’t be there.  LeRoy has the backyard beautifully landscaped with so many flowers.  He put up a new swingset for the kids, along with a sandbox – their favorite!  We had loaded…

  • Dotti,  Food,  Weight Loss

    Finally Updating… Friday, Sept 19, 2014

    First, I’d like to thank all of you all who have emailed me, concerned about how I’m doing.  Thank you for caring. I know it’s been awhile since I last updated this blog but rest assured I am fine.  I stepped away from the routine I was in for a month and a half.  I’ve made this Journey a lifestyle so I was able to keep the damage to a minimum.  I gained 8 lbs. Even though I didn’t exercise or journal, I did make good food choices.  Of course, journaling is the only way to know what you ate for the day, as you can see from my results.  My lowest weight before I took a break was 201.6 lbs.  My weight today was 207 lbs.  I got back on track on Saturday, September 13th.  It feels good going in the right direction again. I love exercising on my elliptical.  It’s easy on my knees and new hips (2011) and I’ve been able to maintain Level 9 for 45 minutes and going 3 miles.  I’m happy with that. Thursday – Sept 18, 2014 – Elliptical L9, 45 minutes, 3.4 miles, 409 calories burned. Tuesday – Sept 16, 2014 –…

  • Food,  Recipes

    Dot’s Mix-up in the Crockpot

    I threw stuff in the crockpot and came up with this.  It was delicious!  Smart Points have been added to the nutritional values. Dot's Mix-up in the Crockpot   Author: Dotti Nutrition Information Serves: 16 Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 135 Fat: 2.8g Saturated fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 16.7g Sugar: 3.7g Sodium: 266mg Fiber: 4g Protein: 9.5g Cholesterol: 0mg Recipe type: Crockpot Prep time:  30 mins Cook time:  10 hours Total time:  10 hours 30 mins Save Print I threw stuff in the crockpot and came up with this. Al and I loved it. Points 2.1 Points+ 3 Smart Points 4 Ingredients 1 lb. 1 oz Ground Beef, 93% Fat Free (this is what I had) 2 cups Red, Yellow, Green Bell Peppers ⅔ cup Roasted Corn (Trader Joe's frozen) 1 cup Pinto Beans, dry 1 cup yellow onion, chopped 1 can Diced Tomatoes (1¾ cup) 1 can Tomato Sauce (1¾ cup) ¾ cup Black Japonica Rice (Trader Joe's) I cup Mushrooms, sliced (I used canned) Sprinkles of Crushed Red Pepper 2 tbsp Chili Powder 1 tsp basil ⅓ cup Tortilla Soup Mix (bulk foods at Winco) Directions Cook up the ground beef. Add all the ingredients to the crockpot. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. (I did it overnight for 12…

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