Friday, August 29, 2008

I Love September

Hi Everyone,

September is here - it is my favorite time of year. I have always thought of September as the beginning of the year. It is when we start with a clean slate. A new notebook, a new outfit and maybe a new handbag - and off to school we went. The routine started and the new challenges of a new year. We were all on equal footing and who knew what wonderful things the year would bring.

At Weight Watchers a lot of our friends come back in September after the hectic days of summer are over and the kids are back to school. We are always happy to see them and are members are happy to see old friend and make new ones.

As the days go along and our schedules get busy sometimes we need to go to a different meeting so we can weigh in each week. I am going to list all the meetings that I do each week so you can find me.

Monday, Hyannis Center, 5:30pm and 7:00pm
Tuesday, Plymouth VFW 8:30am, 10:00am, 12:00noon
Tuesday, Halifax , St. David's Church 4:30pm and 6:00pm
Wednesday, Buzzards Bay K of C 9:30am
Wednesday, Hanover Center 5:30pm
Thursday, Hyannis Center 8:30am
Thursday, Sandwich VFW 5:30pm
Saturday, Beach House, Falmouth 8:00am and 9:30am

Here is one of my favorite fall recipes. I like to make a big batch and freeze it - it is great to grab when you get home and you comfort zone is at 0 and you have to make dinner.

Vegetarian Chili

8 1 cup servings - 1/2 point each serving

2 cans italian stewed tomatoes
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 can drained kidney beans
1/4 tsp each cumin and chili powder

Combine all above ingredients in a large pot.

Saute in nonstick spray: 1 onion chopped, l red pepper chopped, 1 green pepper chopped, l large zucchini chopped. Add to pot and simmer for 30 minutes.


I look forward to seeing you all at Weight Watchers and the kick off of our Lose for Good Campaign!!!!!

Remember - "Goals are dreams with deadlines" author unknown

Friday, August 22, 2008

Welcome - You Can Do It!!

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Losing with Lorraine. This is my first blog and I hope to continue to stay in touch on a weekly basis with my blog.

At Weight Watchers we are starting a Losing for Good program. Weight Watchers will donate l pound of food for each pound we lose. This is an exciting way to keep us on track and motivated because we lose and others benefit. Details in the meeting.

In our meetings we are focusing more on our challenges. One of the wonderful things about our meetings is we have time to help others and ourselves by letting the group give us tips and ideas about life situations that come up. So bring your challenges to the next meeting and throw them out to the group for ideas.

Just in case you have been to Dunkin Donuts lately and were wondering about the new sandwiches - the flat bread veggie & egg white is 6 points, the flat bread turkey sausage and egg white is 5 points.

Remember - If It's to Be it's up to me!!!!

See you at the meeting!!!