Saturday, March 7, 2009


Hi Everyone,

Do you have a love/hate relationship with your workout clothes?? Do you look at those sneakers and hate them before you put them on to workout, but love them when it is time to take them off and relax!!! If you do I think you have a lot of company!!!!!!

We all know that daily activity is definitely important to our health. The latest recommendations from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association are: in order to maintain health and reduce your risk for chronic disease (such as heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis (loss of bone mass), certain cancers and type 2 diabetes), you should get a least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise on 5 days per week.

At Weight Watchers we are not interested in training athletes, but in decreasing sedentary behavior.

Plus remember E= MF Exercise can equal more food.

What we need to do is find activity that we like to do and start with small doses. Start with 10 minutes a day. Or add ten minutes a day. When you go shopping walk around the mall for 10 minutes and then go into to store of your choice. Park 5 minutes away from work and walk to and from. Open your front door and walk out for 5 minutes and back for 5 minutes. Add 5 pound weights to your walk. Walk faster. All these things will get you moving in the right directions - Which one are you willing to do this week???

Makes 4 servings
Points value per serving 5

3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into strips
1 (4 ounce) package sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cups coleslaw mix
2 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
4 (7 inch) fat free flour tortillas

1. To make the filling, spray a medium nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium high heat. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and cooked through, 5-6 minutes; transfer to a plate.

2. Spray the skillet with more nonstick spray. Add the mushrooms and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are softened, 2-3 minutes. Add the coleslaw mix and cook, stirring occasionally, until the coleslaw is wilted, 2-3 minutes. Add the chicken and cook, stirring frequently, until heated through, about 1 minute. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the hoisin sauce.

3. While the vegetables are cooking, warm the tortillas according to package directions. Spoon 1/2 cup of the filling into each tortilla, roll up, and serve at once.

See you at the meeting!!!


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