Saturday, January 24, 2009


Every journey begins with one small step. At Weight Watchers that first step is walking through the door and joining. When we do this we are asking for help. Sometimes that is the hardest thing to do. When we come to Weight Watchers we come to lose weight, but we may not be sure how much or, that goal weight may seem like it is very far away.

At Weight Watchers we ask members to start the process of achieving their goal weight by setting a small goal, and then another small goal. Each small goal as achieved brings us closer to the final goal and lifetime membership. We start with 5 pounds, or a dress size, or 5% of our body weight. These small goals can help us stay motivated on the journey to our ultimate goal. Each small goal achieved gives us a reason to celebrate. Each victory helps us build confidence in our own ability to succeed.

When we set goals for ourselves their are four criteria we should use: (1) stated in the positive, (2) specific, (3) within our control, and (4) a good fit with our life. Each time we achieve our small goal we should reset another. One by one the goals will be achieved, and day by day we will be closer to our goal of long term weight loss.

This is a great week to start goal setting. "People with goals succeed because they know where they're going. - Earl nightingale

Here is an excellent soup recipe:


3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1" cubes
3 small or 2 medium sweet potatoes, pared and cut into 1" cubes
1 large onion, chopped
1 can (29 ounces) salsa-style diced tomatoes with chilis (undrained)
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) fat free chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels (do not thaw)

1. In 4 quart slow cooker combine chicken, sweet potatoes, onion, tomatoes, broth, oregano, and cumin; cover and cook on low for at least 6 hours.

2. Stir in corn; cook on high until chicken and vegetables are very tender and 30 minutes.

Makes 4 servings - 5 points per serving

See you at the meeting!!


1 comment:

Katsha said...

Those reasons are good. I started out just to get THAT keychain;-)) Thanx for the Taco Soup recipe.
"Warm" regards,