Monday, June 28, 2010

Judy's Jottings June 27 - July 3

A Big Thank You to the 8:30 Meeting Group for Making My List of Things to
Take to Maintain My Weight While in Mexico

A nchor/Attitude
B ooks w/Positive Message
C omplete Food Companion
D ining Out Companion
E motions to Feel and Not Feed
F itted Clothes (No Elastic Waist Band)
G um/Goals
H anger (My Personal Anchor)
I ntegrity/IPhone
J ournal
K eep WW Members in Mind
L aptop/Lifestyle
M emories of Reason for Wanting to Lose Weight (My Picture)
N o- Just Say It
O n Program
P oints Calculator/Postcards/Pictures of where I came from
Q uestions – “If I’m not hungry, why do I want to eat’?
R esolve
S nacks/Support from Home
T ennis Shoes
U nderstanding
V ictory I will feel when I return
W ater Bottle/Work Out Clothes
X-tra Smart Attitude

Z eal
I hope all of you have a wonderful week.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Household Help

For portion sizes on-the-go
Think stuff around the house--

Cards, CD, a tennis ball,
A bulb or computer mouse:

Have a deck of cards in mind
For three ounces of fish or meat.

If a bagel covers your Groban CD,
It’s a large one, not petite!

Ordering coleslaw with your meal?
Share some with your spouse,

Especially if the serving bowl
Is bigger than a “mouse.”

A tennis ball is about the size
Of a cup of steaming rice,

A light bulb can illuminate
A large potato, to be precise.

Don’t be a portion-guesser
You have tools to estimate,

Want a larger serving?
Use a smaller plate!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thought for Today

"People often say that motivation doesn't last well, neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily"

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cuban Pork Crock Pot Stew Recipe

This delicious Cuban-Style Yam and Pork Stew Recipe for your slow cooker is a real treat! With the flavor and zest of traditional Cuban recipes, this reduced calorie version is a wonderful meal idea for any weight watcher. Each HUGE serving has just a 6 Point Total, so it’s a wonderfully satisfying meal choice that can be paired with some 0 Point Recipes for a great weight watchers meal. It’s tasty, juicy and super easy to make. And it’s a healthy recipe that the whole family can enjoy without knowing that they are actually eating healthy!

1 lb lean pork loin, cut into 1-inch pieces-
1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces-
1 large green pepper, chopped-
1 red pepper, chopped-
14 1/2 oz canned diced tomatoes-
1 small can green chilies-
2 medium garlic cloves, minced-
1 small red onion, chopped-
1/4 cup orange juice-
3 medium green onions-
1 tsp table salt- 1/4 tsp ground cumin-
1/4 tsp black pepper- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice-
2 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro- 1
tbsp fresh chopped parsley

In your slow cooker, put pork, potatoes, chilies, tomatoes, peppers, garlic, orange juice, green onions, yellow onion salt, pepper, and; cover and cook on low setting for 6-8 hours.Stir in parsley lime juice, and cilantro; cover slow cooker and cook for 10 minutes more.
2 cups = 6 POINTS
Thanks to Chad and Laura

Saturday, June 5, 2010

When Hunger Calls

At times I feel lonely.
At times I feel sad.
At times I don't know what I feel.
I just know I'm feeling bad.

So at these times,
I know what will put me in a good mood.
I head to the refrigerator,
Looking for some food.

At times I'm feeling funky.
At times I'm feeling stressed.
I've tried on all my clothes.
And now I'm just depressed.

So at these times,
I know what will put me in a good mood,
I head for the pantry,
Looking for some food.

I've learned through my experience.
That's it's not within those doors.
So then I have to ask myself.
What am I hungry for?
Author Unknown

Judy's Jottings June 6 - June 12

I hope you all had a nice Memorial Day weekend. And now, it's JUNE! It's one of my favorite season and my favorite month. Maybe it is because for the past 12 years I have not had to go to school every day and deal with kids, parents, and teachers for most of the month of June. July is also a favorite for the same reason:)

Yes, I know it's busy. I know some of you have ballgames, reunions, vacations, and other events going on, but I urge you to come to meetings. Yes, summer CAN be a busy season. But, don't wait until "back to school" to get control of your weight! Don't procrastinate. If you can't attend on your regular meeting time, there is another meeting at another time in the area. Just go to the Weight Watchers' website and type in your zip code. It will tell you where there is another meeting for you.

The change of seasons is motivating to me! What needs to happen so that you get back that weight management "honeymoon feeling" in whatever might be hanging you up? Do you need to tweak your routine, adjust to a new summertime schedule, and NOT let your hard work on the program go down the drain?

Change could be overwhelming. Just as when we have a weight loss goal, it seems daunting if we think how far we might have to go. For me, I know I need to work out and get more activity in the summer months. I know I need to be at meetings because I need the weekly interaction. You need the meetings too. You can do this program. I can do this program. I'm willing to do what it takes for one more week!

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