Friday, June 19, 2009


Hi Everyone,

Being organized and planning are the key to weight-loss success.

Last week we talked about breakfast - how eating it everyday can help your weight loss. We also talked about the fact that variety makes a difference in your weight loss. So I hope you put a little variety into breakfast this week.

In order to put that variety into breakfast I'm sure you had to do a little planning. Did you find that having a plan for breakfast each morning helped to make the program easier to follow?

Just like having a plan for breakfast can save time in the morning, having a plan for the week, can help you save time all week long. Taking the time to plan out meals for the week will allow you to shop less often. Shopping once a week (or twice) can save money and help the week run smoothly. Knowing what's for dinner can help you plan breakfast and lunch.

Saving your weekly tracker allows you to use a weekly plan over again. We want the variety of not eating the same foods every week, but we can certainly pull a trackers from weeks ago and do it again - thus not planning that week. The 3 month Journal can really help with this because it keeps all those weeks together.

Bring your planning tips to the meeting this week. See you at the meeting


Makes 12 servings (1/2 cup)
points value per serving 2

4 1/2 cups cooked macaroni, kept warm
3/4 cup fat free mayonnaise
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
3 Tbsp sweet pickle relish
1 medium sweet red pepper, diced
1 medium green pepper, diced
1 medium carrot, diced
1/4 cup red onion, minced
1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste

l. While macaroni is still warm, place in a large bowl. Add mayonnaise, sour cream and relish; toss to coat. Add peppers, carrot and onion; toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
2. Serve warm or chilled.

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