Friday, April 17, 2009


Hi Everyone,

Remember Weight Watchers Week One - Excitement - you thought to yourself - I am going to do everything I can to lose weight this week. I am going to read the material. I am going to use the good health guidelines. I am going to eat filling foods. I am going to write everything in my tracker.

Remember that feeling. Remember the excitement of knowing that the week went well because you had it all written down and you could go back and read it over. What a comforting feeling, being able to relax about your program because it is all written down so you can review it.

The weeks go on and sometimes the tracking gets a little less exact. We don't write down the few bites we had from our dinner companion's meal. We forget the few licks we had of that ice cream cone. Tasting the meal we are cooking doesn't count. BLT's - bites, licks and tastes can start to add up as the weeks go on.

Tracking plays a powerful role in weight loss success. Research has shown that members can increase the likelihood of success at the scale by writing down everything they eat. Reminding ourselves of this fact can keep us tracking on a regular basis. Tracking doesn't mean that every week we will have a weight loss, but it does mean that each week is a success. Success comes from following the program. Tracking is a way to be able to look back and know that we have followed the program to the best of our ability.


Makes 6 servings
Points Value per serving 2

1 spray cooking spray
l/2 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
2 pounds acorn squash, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
2 tsp canola oil
1 tbsp unpacked brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Coat an 8 inch square pan with cooking spray.
2. Place sweet potatoes and squash in prepared pan. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; toss to coat mixture well.
3. Bake covered with aluminum foil, for approx 35 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

See you at the meeting!!!

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