Thursday, July 29, 2010


If you've started out in pursuit of your goal and you've really tried with all your heart and soul, but somehow things got out of control-START OVER

When you've tried your best to do what you should and you thought this time that you surely would, but once again you didn't do good-START OVER

When you've worked so hard to follow the plan's way and you fought to win a victory each day, but one more time you went astray-START OVER

When the road to success seemed much too long and each temptation was oh so strong and once again you gave into wrong-START OVER

When you've told your friends what you planned to do and trusted them to help you through and soon discovered its up to you-START OVER

When you know you must be physically fit but your hope seems gone and your stuck in a pit. That's not the time for you to quit-START OVER

When the week seems long and successes few and at weigh in time your feeling blue, remember tomorrow is just for you-START OVER

To start again means a victory's been won and starting over AGAIN means a race well won and starting over AGAIN proves it can be done, so don't just sit there-START OVER

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Just a Thought for This Week

Smarter Snacks Leads to Smaller Slacks!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Judy's Jottings July 25 - 31

Toting Produce

Snacking smart
Can often be
A detour from
An eating spree
Toting produce
Is the key
To a healthy
BL or T!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Start Over

If you've started out in pursuit of your goal
And you've really tried with your heart and soul,
But somehow things got out of control.....START OVER.

When you have tried your best to do what you should
And you thought this time that you surely would,
But once again, you didn't do good...START OVER.

When the road to success seemed much too long
And each temptation was oh so strong
And once again you gave in to wrong....START OVER.

To start again means a victory's been won
And starting over again means a race well run
And starting over again proves it CAN be done
So don't just sit there....START OVER!

Weight Watcher Leader "Forever Slim"
Can Plateaus Help You Lose?
Article By: Melissa Sperl

We'll help you overcome your plateau and get back on the losing path.

If you've been with Weight Watchers for a while, you've probably heard Success Stories talk about their plateaus — the times in their weight-loss plan when they couldn't lose, no matter how hard they tried.

Sounds like a bummer, right? After all, you want to see results for all the hard work you're doing!

But look at it this way: Plateaus are like resting spots. When you've been going, going, going for a while, there will come a time when you have to stop, rest, and take a look at the map.

Weight loss is much different when you have a lot to lose than it is when you're working on your last 10 pounds. Doesn't it make sense that you should need to take a break and reassess your plan?

Plateau power

The next time you get to a plateau, think positively and proactively: "This means I have to try something new now. What is it?" Try different things until you find an approach that gets the scale moving down again.

You've probably heard your Leader or other meeting members talking about the kinds of things that can get you through a plateau and moving again. Things like:

*Attitude is everything. Do you need to re-motivate?
*Recheck your daily POINTS® Target.
*Look at portions with a fresh eye.
*Commit to your POINTS Tracker.
*Get moving!
*Try some zero POINTS value foods.
*Check your medications. Are they affecting your weight loss?

A plateau is a good time to get prepared for the road ahead. It's the perfect time to reassess your skills, knowledge and behaviors. At your next meeting, ask the friends around you if they've been through plateaus, and what they did to get through them.

Judy's Jottings

July 18 - 24

One way to Restart the Weight Loss is to begin tracking again. I love this explanation from one of my members as to why he thinks we don't like to journal. See if you agree.

"Not tracking allows "plausible deniability". If don't know for positive what I'm eating I can shift the blame for a lack of success onto the system rather than accepting it myself. But if I journal, I accept responsibility for the outcome.

That's probably not a quote but I think it conveys my opinion."

Friday, July 16, 2010

Why Eat Fruits and Vegetables?
from Leader Tammy

Fruits and Vegetables aid in Weight Management.
Fruits and vegetables come in every color of the rainbow, but their real beauty lies in what's inside. Fruits and vegetables are great sources of many vitamins, minerals and other natural substances that may help protect you from chronic diseases. People who eat more generous amounts of fruits and vegetables as part of a healthful diet are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases, including stroke and perhaps other cardiovascular diseases, and certain cancers.

To get a healthy variety, think color. Eating fruits and vegetables of different colors gives your body a wide range of valuable nutrients, like fiber, folate, potassium, and vitamins A and C. Some examples include green spinach and grapes, orange sweet potatoes and oranges, yellow corn and bananas, purple plums and onions, red tomatoes and watermelon. Look for more variety, try something new regularly.

How can Fruits and Vegetables help you manage your weight?
Substituting fruits and vegetables for higher-calorie foods can be an important part of your weight loss strategy. Fruits and vegetables are a natural source of energy and gives your body many nutrients you need to keep going. Make them part of your healthy eating plan. There are many different ways to lose or maintain a healthy weight. Using more fruits and vegetables along with whole grains, dairy and lean meats is a safe and healthy way. The Good Healthy Guidelines are an important part of your plan for good health.

To lose weight, you must eat fewer calories than your body uses.
This doesn't necessarily mean that you have to eat less food. You can create lower-calorie versions of some of your favorite dishes by substituting low-calorie fruits and vegetables in place of higher-calorie ingredients. The water and fiber in fruits and vegetables will add volume to your dishes, so you can eat the same amount of food for fewer points. Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories and are filling.

Monday, July 5, 2010



$3.50 a box
Hungry Girl Goes...In Search of Red, White and Blue Treats
Article By: Lisa Lillien

Three cheers for red, white and blue foods!

Here’s an exclusive Independence Day recipe from Hungry Girl.
July 4th Fruity Pudding Explosion!
Makes 1 servings
POINTS® value 2 per serving

1 Jell-O Sugar-Free Vanilla Pudding Snack
2 caramel mini rice cakes or soy crisps, crushed
1/3 cup sliced strawberries
1/4 cup blueberries
2 Tbsp (1 serving) Fat Free Reddi-whip

Spoon pudding into a dish. Top with fruit and crushed rice cakes (or soy crisps).

Add Reddi-wip and enjoy!

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Judy's Jottings July 4 - July 10

I have certainly missed everyone while I was in Mexico. I'm back to stay. I don't have any plans to be gone until the middle of August, when I will take my 82 year old sister on a 3 day cruise.

This week's topic is the beginning of a 4 Week Challenge focused on our Healthy Guidelines of eating 5 servings of fruits and veggies each day.

The challenge this week is to fill half of our plates with veggies/fruits at each meal. Those that do will receive a very special "sticker" for their hard work.

Remember that a serving of veggies and/or fruits is 1/2 cup cooked or raw and 1 cup of leafy greens (salad stuff).

I pledge allegiance to myself, reaching weight goal and Lifetime Membership!

And to the healthy habits for which it stands,

One body...Under control...

With confidence and
new clothes for Fall!