Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Margaret's Poem

Margaret gave me this poem after the meeting tonight in Payson. She wrote it in 1980! It is wonderful, and really hits the nail on the head!

Evening is the time of day
When mornings commitments fade away.
And losing weight must be steady
So I must get my mindset ready.

So when these cravings come past three
I want to remember the "Morning Me."
Who sets a goal and sees the end
Let "evening me" be "morning me's" friend.

Remember what choices will fill the bill
Use that wonderful, selective will.
I'm the only person who can make me win
So choose the food to make me thin!
~Margaret Leckie

Monday, July 28, 2008

Get In Control!!! :)

Hello Weight Watchers!
Did ya'll try any of the Slimming techniques from last week? How's the posture? It is SO important for us to know that we can look our best at ANY weight! You are all beautiful women and men and the 10 tips we learned last week can really help to bring out our trimmest lines . Our weight loss journeys may be a bit long, but by looking our best along the way- we can really keep the motivation up, up, up!!!
This week we are going to talk a bit about the power of the mind! There are people out there who seem to do things flawlessly and with out effort. The secret to their success is meticulous planning and practice! Come this week and see how we can use their secrets of success to help you with achieving success on your weight loss journey!
Below we have a few yummy desserts from Lynne, a Lifetimer on Monday mornings! The Chocolate muffins are Lynne's favorite night time treat along with a Healthy Choice fudgesicle- all for 2 POINTS!!! Yumm! It's her evening ice cream brownie sundae! Yeah Lynne and thanks for the great recipes!!!
Chocolate Bran Muffins 1 Point
Pam Wilson & Lynne Christy
Mix and let sit for 10 mins:
3 cups All Bran ( cereal)
2 1/2 cups warm water or coffee (regular or decaf)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 box Krusteaz Fat Free Brownie Mix ( prepare as directed on the box)
Bake @ 350 for 30 minutes
makes 24 muffins. They are best if they sit in fridge in baggie over night.
I have also put a packet of splenda in the chocolate ones.
I have used the Fat Free blueberry and the Cranberry-orange mixes. I add extra fresh or frozen blueberries to the blueberry and extra cranberries to the cranberry.

Carolyn's Gelatin Cheesecake
1 (12-ounce) container low-fat (1 percent) cottage cheese

2 (0.3-ounce) boxes sugar free
strawberry gelatin, plus 1 box (recommended: Jell-O)
2 ready-made light graham cracker crusts
1 pint fresh strawberries, plus extra for garnish
1 (8-ounce) container frozen light whipped topping, thawed

Put cottage cheese in a blender. Make 2 boxes of the gelatin, using 1 cup of hot and 1 cup of cold water. At once, before it jells, add to cottage cheese. Blend until smooth. Pour evenly into crusts and refrigerate until set. Cut up fruit and place on top of pie. Make remaining package of gelatin as per instructions on box. Pour it on top of fruit and put it in refrigerator until set. Put whipped topping on top. Garnish with more fruit. This makes 2 pies. 3 to 4 POINTS per 1/8th of the pie.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Look Slimmer TODAY!!!

Hi All!
How is your summer going? We are having a GREAT summer. Lots of fun and sun :D
Do you want to look slimmer TODAY? I know I sure do . This week in meeting we will be discussing 10 ways to look simmer NOW! There are so many great tips and ideas to look and feel great right now, TODAY! Often times we tell ourselves, "when I get to goal" or "when I get a size smaller"- well, "when" is today, "when" is now! Come and join with us and find out how to make some little changes that will make a big, big, difference.
I can't wait to see you all! Have a fabulous day & week!!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Eating Patterns!

Hi Everyone!
Summer is just cruising by and I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather!
This week we are talking about our different eating patterns. The deal is, that regardless of the eating pattern you have, it is perfect, so long as it affords you the control and satisfaction you need! Remember "Monitoring Yourself" and "Preparing Yourself", from our Helpful Habits, will make a big difference with this one :D
Hey, I mentioned a website in the meeting that allows you to add your pantry items in to it and then it spits out a list of recipes you can make from the ingredients you have on hand. It is Let me know how you like it.
Have a GREAT week!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Beautiful Butterfly!

"How can I become a Butterfly?" she pensively asked. "You must want to fly so much that you're willing to give up being a caterpillar."
~Trina Pallus

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

212 Degrees!

Happy Hot One!
Boy it is really heating up nicely for us, isn't it? I hope you all had a super nice 4th of July!!!
This week we are talking about heating up our weight loss. We all can remember the times we have been "hot to trot" with regards to our weight loss. We are tracking, we are measuring, WE ARE LOSING! Come this week and learn two secrets to successfully rekindling the fire that keeps us going!
Don't forget the Watermelon Margaritas! Frozen watermelon, lime juice and diet 7-up. Blend , blend, blend! WOW!! Diet drinks blend great with tons of different kinds of fruit. Be creative. Remember to freeze some watermelon for a mid-winter treat when the watermelons are all one bye bye! :(
See you soon and have a GREAT week!

"By perseverance, the snail reached the Ark!"
~Charles Haddon Spurgeon