Thursday, December 15, 2011

Roundup, week of December 18th

What Happened Last Week?

We discussed Power Foods, and how they can unlock the key to eating satisfaction. And if you're ready to take the plunge and go All Power Foods All The Time, we've got the Simply Filling Technique for you. Try it for a day, switch back when you need to. It's flexible!

We had a fantastic week of celebrations, and it's even more impressive when you figure out how close we are to the holiday parties and various celebrations that make weight loss a challenge. Bailey and Yolanda received their first five pound stars, Kay got a ten pound star, and Lorie reached 25 pounds lost. Elizabeth has now lost 30 pounds, and Marie broke the 50 pound mark! We gave 10% keychains to Catherine and Marianne, and on Wednesday night we celebrated Darla becoming our newest Lifetime Member. Wow!

So What's Coming Up?

How many of you participate in a regular exercise program? Would an activity goal help? We'll discuss how to get active, what barriers there might be, and how to bust through those barriers.

Thought for the Week

If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Weekly Recipe: Pumpkin Vegetarian Chili

I'm certain I'm not the only one that loves to have a lot of pumpkin flavored dishes when it turns to fall and winter. A chili recipe caught my eye in O Magazine back in October, and I finally got around to figuring out the nutritionals on it. (By the way, I hate when I find a recipe that sounds fabulous and it doesn't provide the nutrition information - make it easy for me, people!)

Pumpkin Vegetarian Chili

This is going on the meal planning list in the next week or two, I guarantee it. If you make it sometime soon, let me know how it tastes!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Roundup, week of December 11th

What Happened Last Week?

We rolled out PointsPlus 2012! Some of you received new Daily PointsPlus Targets, all of you gained the ability to do some tweaking to the amount you eat, and hopefully you also got some inspiration to keep it up during the holidays.

One thing to note: after leading three meetings this week, I can tell some of you aren't convinced on these changes. Guess what? You are not obligated to use any of them. If you don't like the thought of being able to adjust your daily target, don't. If you don't like the thought of fiddling with your 49 WPPA, don't. They are just that: options. If you need structure, not flexibility, you can continue to use the plan as written.

Congratulations to Denise - this week she reached her 50 pound weight loss milestone!

So What's Coming Up?

Ever heard of the Simply Filling Technique? I mentioned in a few meetings this week that we made a tweak to that plan as well. If you don't even know what I'm talking about (not many people do!) I'll teach you all about it this week. In that discussion we'll be focusing on Power Foods, and why they are good choices. Make a list of your favorite Power Foods so we can share with each other this week!

Thought for the Week

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice. ~ Wayne Dyer

Weekly Recipe: Roasted Tomato Basil Pesto

I saw this recipe and immediately knew it needed to be in my belly. When I worked up the nutrition information as written, it was a little bit more than I wanted to be spending, even on a dinner. So I reworked it a little bit until it was in a range that would fit my day.

I'm not even kidding, this pesto pasta is fantastic!

You'll need a breath mint after it, but you won't care. This was a great tasting dish. You're welcome.