Friday, May 22, 2009


Hi Everyone,

I'm back from England after having a great time with my daughter and son-in-law!! The weather was lousy - fog - windy - some rain, but we had fun anyway.

Vacation, holidays, and summer are a time when we have to keep our motivation going. How do we do that? Sometimes it means going back to the beginning. Do you remember why you came to Weight Watchers on that very first day? What did you want for you. Did you have a picture in your mind? Can you bring that picture back?

As we go along sometimes the original reason we came fades. We lose some weight, feel better about ourselves and sometimes the "immediate need to lose" diminishes. Our motivation becomes casual instead of intense.

To kick our motivation up a notch we need to go back to the beginning. First make a list of why I want to lose weight. Make it positive. Make it specific. Reminding ourselves of our "vision" for success can really make a difference in our motivation level.

Check out the week four book "Habits of Successful Members" for more tips on the habits that we can develop to keep our weight loss going, and our motivation on high!

Makes 4 servings (2 drumsticks each) Points Value 4

6 Tbsp bottled chili sauce
3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp molasses
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp minced chipotle en adobo
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 (3 ounce) skinless chicken drumsticks
1/4 tsp salt

To make the sauce, combine the chili sauce, vinegar, molasses, chili powder, chipotle en adobo, and garlic in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring, about 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, spray the grill rack with nonstick spray, prepare the grill. Sprinkle the chicken with the salt, place on the grill, and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, about 8 minutes. Brush with the barbecue sauce. Cook, turning frequently, until the chicken is deeply glazed and cooked through, 5-6 minutes longer.

See you at the meeting!!!

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