Friday, February 13, 2009


Hi Everyone,

Habits can be our friends or they can lead us down the same old road. When we hear ourselves saying "that is what I always do" we have to stop and reassess. Is this something that is helping me get to my goal - or - is this something I should rethink.

In our Week 4 book this year are the eight habits of successful members. There is a quiz to take at the beginning of the book to see which of these habits we are doing fine with and which are ones we could use a little work on.

Losing weight and keeping it off is about more than just the food. It's also about why I eat. It's about replacing negative thoughts with positive ones and negative habits with positive ones. It all begins with awareness. Notice the times and places that foster negative thoughts and behaviors. Replace negativity with a positive attitude. Remind yourself over and over again that weight loss is what you want and it is worth the hard work. Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!!

And Remember people who attend Weight Watchers meetings on a weekly basis lose three times more weight than those who go it alone!!!

Here is an interesting Quesadilla to try:

Makes 8 servings - points value of 5 each serving

8 oz light cream cheese
1 cup shredded reduced fat Mexican style cheese, or reduced fat Monterey Jack cheese
4 1/2 oz canned chipotle peppers, chopped
2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp black pepper
8 medium flour tortillas

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

2. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, Mexican cheese, chiles, cilantro, chili powder and black pepper. Mix well.

3. Arrange 4 tortillas on prepared baking sheet. Spoon cheese mixture evenly onto each tortilla, leaving a 1/4 inch border around the edges. Top each with second tortilla and press down gently. Lightly coat with cooking spray. Cover with foil and bake 25 minutes.

4. Slice each quesadilla into 4 wedges and serve warm.

Yields 2 wedges per serving

See you at the meeting!!!!


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