Friday, December 17, 2010

Best Careers 2011: Meeting Planner - US News and World Report

This is great news for anyone in the industry or anyone who wants to join the field.

Best Careers 2011: Meeting Planner - US News and World Report

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Conference News - Research White Papers - PMUSA Previews 2011 Meetings Trends - Successful Meetings

Great information about 2011 trends!

Conference News - Research White Papers - PMUSA Previews 2011 Meetings Trends - Successful Meetings

Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Party Offer -- Take 10% off by mentioning where you saw this offer - Promotions - Eventective Forums

Holiday Party Offer -- Take 10% off by mentioning where you saw this offer - Promotions - Eventective Forums
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mobile & iPad Event Registration Solutions Deployed At LCWE 2010 | Suppliers

Mobile & iPad Event Registration Solutions Deployed At LCWE 2010 Suppliers

Very Interesting Article about FAST Meeting Registration!

30th Birthday Party HELP~~ - Parties - Eventective Forums

30th Birthday Party HELP~~ - Parties - Eventective Forums

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

NEED A ROOM FOR LARGE BABY SHOWER IN THE NORTHERN KENTUCKY AREA - Parties - Eventective Forums

NEED A ROOM FOR LARGE BABY SHOWER IN THE NORTHERN KENTUCKY AREA - Parties - Eventective Forums

Check out my answer by clicking on the response.

Eventective - Forum Add Post

Eventective - Forum Add Post

Monday, November 8, 2010

Looking for a promoter for our events, any advice? - Corporate Events - Eventective Forums

Looking for a promoter for our events, any advice? - Corporate Events - Eventective Forums

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hikes in Bed Tax Rejected

San Francisco voters rejected a proposed tax hike on hotels that could have pushed  hotel occupancy taxes to 17.5 percent. Hotel unions had supported the measure saying that it would increase quality of life in the city; tourist officials said the proposed tax was a stifling attack on business. Similar tax hikes were also rejected in Missouri.  

Looking for a VENUE for Company get together - Corporate Events - Eventective Forums

Looking for a VENUE for Company get together - Corporate Events - Eventective Forums

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

looking for event venue to hold 500 plus - Corporate Events - Eventective Forums

looking for event venue to hold 500 plus - Corporate Events - Eventective Forums

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dnt Of Department of Commerce Says Business Travel Grew In 2010 . . . Newly released Commerce statistics say business travel jumped 19 percent during the first 6 months of 2010.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

What Makes Jim Traficant So Controversial?



James A. (Jim) Traficant, Jr. was born in Youngstown, Ohio on May 8, 1941. He received BS and MS degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He also received an MS from Youngstown State University in 1976. From 1981-1985 he served as sheriff of Mahoning County, prior to his election to the U.S. Congress in 1984. He was re-elected by overwhelming margins every year up until 2002 when, following his conviction on corruption charges, he was expelled from the House of Representatives.

What make Jim Traficant so controversial?

What do you want to know about him?



Respond to this blog posting and let us know what you want to know. We will forward your questions directly to Jim.

Come see Jim Traficant in person by signing up for the ASIS International Akron-Canton Chapter and SACS Consulting sponsored event on Thursday, October 28, 2010 from 7:30 to 9:30 am at Ohio Prestwick Country Club in Uniontown, Ohio. It is $20 per person, payable at the door, and all are welcome. A reservation is required and can be made by calling Alma Gasper from SACS Consulting at 330.255.1101 x306 or email at alma@sacsconsulting.com.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

What Makes Jim Traficant Interesting?

The hair, the leisure suits, and the fact that he is out of prison -- but perhaps not out of northeastern Ohio's heart -- makes former Rep. James Traficant very interesting.
Released from federal prison last year after serving seven years on corruption charges, the former congressman known for ending his floor speeches with "Beam me up, Mr. Speaker" is running as an independent back in his old stomping grounds.

Traficant was only the second member to be removed from Congress since the Civil War, by a vote of 420-1.

That being said, some of his floor statements were -- as Chris Farley used to say -- awesome.

It was just over 14 years ago that Traficant delivered a speech for the ages. No, it probably doesn't rank up there with President Kennedy's bold challenge to reach the moon or President Reagan's "tear down this wall" address, but it was one worth noting.

Here is one example of Traficant’s style.
Singling out the Department of Agriculture's Environmental Quality Incentives Program for questionable spending, Traficant said: “After years of studies and reports, and after hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars, the Department of Agriculture has come to several conclusions.
No 1: Big farm animals produce more manure than small farm animals.
And No. 2: Manure stinks. Beam me up, Mr. Speaker!
200 million dollars to determine that manure stinks. I think these environmentalists over at the Department of Agriculture have been smelling too many methane fumes...”

If you would like to see him on the air here are some links to see his speaking style:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g6a9re563Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKrlTfMMncM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlX1k6oYhso

Remember to sign up for the ASIS International Akron-Canton Chapter and SACS Consulting sponsored event on Thursday, October 28, 2010 from 7:30 to 9:30 am at Ohio Prestwick Country Club in Uniontown, Ohio. It is $20 per person, payable at the door, and all are welcome. A reservation is required and can be made by calling Alma Gasper from SACS Consulting at 330.255.1101 x306 or email at alma@sacsconsulting.com.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Move for Good

CHALLENGE: Many people see exercise as a necessary evil. As a result, they may

easily become bored with their routine and find it difficult to stick with it, particularly

when the scale doesn't reflect their efforts. Failing to consider the other benefits of

exercise—lowered stress, brighter mood, improved sleep, and greater energy, to

name a few—makes it more challenging to start or continue moving more.

 

SOLUTION: In this week's meeting, you will learn the many desirable benefits of

exercise beyond weight loss, which may provide additional motivation to get

moving and stay active. You will learn that activity can, among other perks,

engage the mind and spirit and even enrich the community—whether they plant a

garden for a neighborhood in need or walk to raise funds for a great cause.

 

"Inspiration cannot be willed, though it can be wooed." —Anthony Storr

 


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Meeting room layouts designed to engage attendees
By Paula J. Rigling, CAE, CMP

One of the mistakes meeting planners frequently make is not paying enough attention to the layout and design of their meeting rooms. Too often planners are more concerned with accommodating the most people possible in a space instead of designing an environment that is conducive to meeting the goals and objectives of the event. For your next meeting, why not commit to creating an environment that promotes interaction, engages attendees and provides a comfortable, safe space to meet?

Start with the meeting's purpose, goals and objectives:

• Are you planning a session where attendees will be simply listening to a keynote or watching a presentation on screen? If so, then straight-row theater seating should be fine.
• Is your goal to increase interaction among attendees? Then you'll need to create a layout that promotes interaction, and allows them to see each other and share information. In a large group, this might mean curved row seating, or placing the facilitator or speaker in the center and setting the room in the round. Any time you allow people to see the faces of the other attendees, you increase their opportunity to interact and engage with others.
• Do your attendees need to have table space to work in small groups? Consider a T set for the room, with two or three people at the head and two or three people on each side of the center row of each T. I find this preferable to using rounds or crescent rounds for a group because it brings the participants closer together and controls the noise level, as they aren't talking across a large open table.
• Are you planning a formal banquet? Consider using a mixture of different-sized rounds for six, eight or 10, combined with some rectangle or square seating. This creates a more visually pleasing look for the room. It also creates energy and anticipation as attendees react to the unexpected set-up. While you're at it, change up the linens and napkin colors and specify a different napkin fold for each type of table. A search for napkin folds will return several websites with illustrated designs to help spark your creativity. I always ask the facility what color linens they have available and make sure to vary colors at the events. If need be, I allocate funds for linen rentals. Using colored linens is an extremely easy way to add excitement to an event for a small amount of money.
Create a comfortable, safe space for your attendees to spend time in:
• Avoid creating a "bowling alley" setting. Too often rooms are set with the stage or speaker at the head of the room on the short wall. When you have more than 100 attendees, set the front of the room on the long wall to decrease the distance between the last row of the audience and the speaker. This will make it easier and more comfortable for your attendees to see the stage and screen.
• Design seating that keeps people from clustering in the back and clears the emergency exits. How many times have you been asked to add chairs to a room because people are standing in back, when there are actually plenty of open seats in the middle of the room? Too often those standing are clustered around doors, thereby creating an unsafe situation. To avoid this, I use some principles of audience-centered seating as outlined in Dr. Paul Radde's "SEATING MATTERS State of the Art Seating Arrangements" book. First, I have the facility set the last row of seating on the back wall, leaving a wide aisle between it and the second-to-last row. This allows people to walk in front of the last row to get to the side aisles, but doesn't allow them to stand at the back, in front of those seated. Speaking of side aisles, make sure the facility leaves several feet at the end of each row to allow people to move up the sides and into empty seats. This is important, in case of emergency, and also helps those who might need to leave during the session. Another principle of Dr. Radde's is to create cut-in access aisles by removing a center chair from each row. This allows people in the back to move up through several rows into those empty middle seats. To learn more about audience-centered seating, you can obtain a copy of Dr. Radde's book at www.thrival.com.
• Create a comfortable, safe environment. I prefer that the facility not lock the seats together in a row, as it limits the ability of the attendees to rearrange seating to be more comfortable and prevents them from forming small groups, if needed. For one of my clients, we add a couple of rows of comfortable couches and easy chairs provided by the convention decorator to the front of the general session room. This has helped ensure people don't leave the front row empty and provides an option to those who desire something more comfortable than a meeting chair.
By creating an environment designed with your attendees' objectives, goals, comfort and safety in mind, you'll ensure your meetings are enjoyable. The next time you get ready to provide meeting specifications to a facility, take some time to take all these things into consideration. Then, you're bound to have a successful meeting!

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Paula Rigling, CAE, CMP, is the owner of Meeting Planning Professionals, a full-service meeting planning firm in Austin, Texas, that offers a full array of event management services to a variety of clients, ranging from state, national and international associations, to technology companies and medical communications firms. Paula has over 25 years experience in the areas of hotel sales, catering, convention services and association meeting planning, and frequently writes, teaches and speaks on the subject of meeting planning. E-mail her, follow her on Twitter or on Facebook, or read her blog.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Stop the Eat-a-thon

Challenge: We all occasionally snack and overeat -- but when we engage in episodes of uncontrolled eating and sneak eating—whether it's chowing down an entire pizza or waiting till everyone's asleep before polishing off the ice cream—the extra POINTS® values and feelings of lost control can sabotage weight loss efforts in the short term and lead to abandoning goals in the long term.

Solution: In next week's meeting, we will discuss the dangers of uncontrolled eating episodes and sneak eating, explore the potential triggers, and begin developing a plan to shorten, stop, and ultimately prevent the unwanted behaviors. Having a plan to counteract the behaviors will empower you to take control of your eating and improve weight-loss success.



How can you use the Clicker and your 3 Month Journal as tools for building awareness of potential triggers, your emotions, and your body's hunger and satiety cues? The Clicker is $5 and the 3 Month Journal is $6.




Saturday, July 24, 2010

Are You Snack Savvy?

CHALLENGE:  Managing hunger can be tough, but it's an important skill -- not just for weight loss, but also for long term maintenance. Snacking can be an effective strategy for staying ahead of hunger. The problem is that snacks can quickly be use up the daily POINTS target and weekly POINTS allowance. Even smart snackers become bored with their usual choices and therefore, are more vulnerable to temptation. 

SOLUTION: In next week's meeting, we will discuss strategies for savvy snacks that will help you stay satisfied between meals while also staying within the daily POINTS targets. Come and share ideas for snacks that can be:
  • Taken on the go;
  • Filling Foods and/or
  • Replaced with your Old Standbys (Twinkles anyone?)
Which snacks travel well? Weight Watchers Baked Snacks, including Ranch Multi-grain Crisps, make good, easy-to-pack, on-the-go options. $4.50 per box at all meeting locations.

GOING...GOING...Almost GONE! Between now and August 7th, join us for $1! Missed meeting fees are also only $1 during this time!

See you at the meeting,
De-de


Friday, July 9, 2010

Push Past Plateus


Challenge: Plateaus happen and can be incredibly frustrating. The challenge is to
manage the thoughts of frustration and stay on track.

Solution: In next week's meeting, you will come to understand that stalls in weight
loss are a natural part of the process and that there are powerful mental strategies
that can make it easier to persevere during those times.

How can using a 3 Month Journal help you acknowledge your weight related
accomplishments? Only $6 in the meeting rooms.

"Watch your thoughts for they become your words;
Watch your words for they become your actions."
—Frank Outlaw

See you at the meeting,
 

De-de

Diamond Weight Watchers Leader in Cuyahoga Falls and Twinsburg since 2002



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fw: Don't forget to Pack your Plan


Challenge   Changes in routine can wreak havoc on your weight-loss
progress. Scheduled interruptions such as vacations may feel like an excuse to go
off plan. Unscheduled disruptions can be distractions from your goals and be
considered an excuse for lapsing. You may practice all-or-nothing thinking
and be especially sensitive to schedule disruptions.

Solution  In this week's meeting, you will learn that schedule disruptions don't
have to lead to weight gain. We'll explore ways to stay on track while on vacation,
such as by believing that staying on plan is a desirable goal that YOU are capable of
and worthy of achieving. We'll discuss the value of using Mental Rehearsing to
practice how you will behave while on vacation. We'll brainstorm ways to
plan for those unplanned disruptions. Consistently attending meetings and
avoiding all-or-nothing thinking will help with all of those efforts.

Mini Bars are delicious, portioned, easy-to-carry snacks with a POINTS
value of just 1. How can you use them to help you be successful while
you're on vacation?

"We might think we 'can't 
help' gaining weight because 
we're cravers. We crave food,
but if we give ourselves a 
chance we'll find that we 
crave other things too; food
is just the easiest target. 
I found that I also craved 
being able to give. I craved
being active, doing 
something I loved. I craved 
beautiful clothes I looked
good in. … And not only that, 
I wanted to be a blonde."
—Jean Nidetch, founder 
of Weight Watchers

See you at the meeting, 
De-de


Monday, June 21, 2010

The art of estimating

Challenge Accurately estimating the POINTS® values of foods is one of the trickiest things about navigating away-from-home eating. That's because you can't measure the foods you're eating and don't know which ingredients were used in their preparation. This uncertainty can lead one to give up on tracking and feel incapable of success.

Solution In this week's meeting, you will learn several ways to master the art of estimating. Being able to accurately assess portion sizes and POINTS values will give you the skills you need to feel confident in your ability to lose weight—and maintain it. Honing these skills in real-life situations is essential for mastery of the skill.

The Easy Measure Serving Set provides accuracy at home. Practicing at home can help you estimate portion sizes correctly when away
from home.$20 at meeting rooms.

"The skill to do comes of doing." —Ralph Waldo Emerson

De-de

Diamond Weight Watchers Leader in Cuyahoga Falls, and Twinsburg since 2002

 



Saturday, June 12, 2010

Beyond the Basics: Making Tracking Work for You

THE CHALLENGE: Self-monitoring can make all the difference when it comes to weightloss
success. While the basics of self-monitoring (or tracking, as we call it) are
simple—record what you eat, the portion, and the POINTS® values—doing it right
and doing it consistently are not always so simple. You may have questions
about how to count certain foods and about the best ways to track. Misconceptions
about tracking may add to the confusion.

THE SOLUTION: In this week's meeting, you will explore opportunities to track more
accurately: You'll get answers to frequently asked questions about counting foods
and tracking, and hear from fellow members about the tracking strategies they've
developed over time.


When has the Complete Food Companion® been invaluable in helping you track POINTS values? How does that resource help you when you're trying to figure out the POINTS values of combination foods? Only $10 in the meeting rooms.

"If you bite it, write it.
If you snack it, track it.
If you nibble it, scribble it. 
If you drink it, ink it. 
Grab your pencil before your utensil!"
—Authors unknown

Sunday, June 6, 2010

When Hunger Comes Calling

Challenge: There are any number of reasons why the hunger monster might
attack:

* Too busy to stop and eat
* Skip breakfast, then feel starved at lunchtime
* Avoid snacks
* Don’t eat enough at regular meals

When you are hungry it makes it tough to choose food wisely and often leads to overeating.

Solution: In this week's meeting, you will identify the times of day when hunger strikes, enabling you to implement strategies that will keep you in control and on track. We will explore how eating Filling Foods can help make you feel
more satisfied, so you can stay ahead of hunger and boost weight-loss progress.

Monitor your hunger each day on the charts in your 3 Month Journal to get a better idea of your hungriest times. Only $6 in Meeting Rooms.

Mini Bar, Oatmeal, and Smoothie Sale
From June 6 to June 26, all Weight Watchers Mini Bars, Oatmeal, and Smoothies will be on sale for $5 per box.

Magazine Sale
The magazine is $.50 off from June 6 to June 26.

New Fitness Kits
Two brand-new fitness kits, Work Your Belly, Butt & Thighs and Punch!, are in meeting rooms and sell for $30 and $25 respectively.


“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” —Aristotle

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hudson Clocktower Rotary Installation Dinner Invitation














You and a Guest are Cordially Invited to the

Hudson Clocktower Rotary


Installation Dinner

 

 

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
The Country Club of Hudson, 2155 Middleton Road
6 PM Reception, 6:30 PM Dinner, 7:30 PM Recognition and Installation

 

Cash Bar  *  Rustic Chicken  *  House Salad  *  Rolls & Butter 
Bow Tie Pasta  *  Green Beans Almandine   

*  Strawberry Whip Cream Cake 
*  Coffee, Tea, & Iced Tea

 

$30 Per Person

Please Make Your Reservation by Friday, June 4, 2010 to
  dede@mulliganmanagementgroup.com


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Building a Foundation of Support

CHALLENGE:  Sometimes the very people with whom you are closest to are the least supportive of your weight-loss efforts. What's more, you may find that your relationship with others is built around food and drinking. When you try to change that dynamic you may find you are met with resistance.

SOLUTION:  In next week's meeting, you will learn how helpful a supportive network can be for weight loss and explore ways to build such network. You may need to manage challenging relationships by asking for help or seeking new, more supportive acquaintances. Either way, you will learn the importance of taking responsibility for expressing your needs to those around you.

"I get by with a little help from my friends. Gonna try with a little help from my friends." -- John Lennon and Paul McCartney



JOIN us for FREE between now and May 29, 2010! No registration fees! No missed meeting fees!



From now until May 29, all Weight Watchers Meal Sides, Fruities, and Melts will be on sale "Buy 2, get 1 free".

All Pedometers are $5 off when you use the Walk-It Challenge Training Guide Coupon.



See you at the meeting,
De-de

Monday, May 3, 2010

An Insider's Guide to Dining Out

CHALLENGE: When preparing meals at home, most people feel in control. This is not so when dining out. Healthy menu options are often hidden; asking for special preparations may be embarrassing (like Sally from the film "When Harry met Sally"), and portions can be hard to manage.

SOLUTION: In this week's meeting, you will practice the Weight Watchers strategies for taking control when dining out in order to keep your weight loss on track.


RESTAURANT SMARTS: Whenever you are eating out, turn to the Dining Out Companion. It has been fully updated and give the best POINTS value choices at 124 chains, including ethnic and regional favorites. Only $10!


Join Weight Watchers for FREE between now and May 29, 2010!


"Good plans shape good decisions." That's why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true." -- Lester R. Bittel
 

See you at the meeting,
De-de

www.mulliganmanagementgroup.com
www.mulliganmanagementgroup.blogspot.com


Friday, April 9, 2010

Monitoring Yourself : A Journey of Self-Discovery

CHALLENGE: Although mastering the habit of self-monitoring can help you lose weight and keep it off, you may find it difficult to self-monitor consistently. You may start off the week vigilantly tracking food and activity only to abandon your efforts by week's end. Monitoring more than just food and activity -- things like habit and behavior changes for instance -- can seem overwhelming if you already find it hard to keep up with tracking.

SOLUTION: In next week's meeting, you will learn about the power of tracking. We will discuss strategies for achieving more consistency with monitoring and explore ways to make more extensive monitoring easier so it won't seem like a chore. Weight Watchers wants to make it part of your lifestyle and their are many techniques that can make you successful.


Consider purchasing the POINTS Clicker. It quickly tracks daily POINTS values. It is compact and designed for on-the-go use with the key-chain attachment. Only $5! To learn more about the POINTS Clicker, click onto the link below:

http://aka.leader.weightwatchers.com/images/1033/dynamic/GCMSImages/BUG_31470_Spring2009_POINTS_Clicker_040209.pdf


"Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement." -- Spanish Proverb

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Step Up to the Walk-It Challenge

CHALLENGE:  Regular physical activity offers many physical, mental, and emotional benefits including better overall health, improved mood, and self satisfaction. Although most people are familiar with these benefits, it doesn't make it easier to get started exercising or stick with it. Busy schedules, lack of jnterest, and waning motivation are the key factors that keep people back. Often the reasons for not exercising are "It's too hot", "It's too cold", "I don't have time" or "I don't like to exercise."

SOLUTION: In this week's meeting, we will explore how goal setting can be an effective for motivation to begin exercising regularly and for helping to stay focused on activity efforts. We will introduce the new Walk-It Challenge which can help you set activity goals and follow through with support.
 

De-de

Diamond Weight Watchers Leader in Cuyahoga Falls, Aurora, and Hudson since 2002

 

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." -- Lao-Tsu

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Buddy Up!






CHALLENGE:  Losing weight takes time and motivation. Sometimes family members and friends are not supportive of your weight-loss efforts and their lack of support can become an obstacle to success.

SOLUTION:  In this week's meeting, you will learn how helpful weight-loss buddies can be at providing the support and motivation they need to keep going. You will learn how to find buddies with similar goals who can help you stay strong in your commitment to make positive changes.


Use the Weight Watchers Pedometer to track your activity and challenge your buddy to keep up with you. Only $24!


Registration Fees of $20 is in effect until April 3rd. Wave the registration fee by choosing the Monthly Pass or 17-week pass! Weekly fees are going up to $13 per member if you pay weekly starting April 4th.



Give yourself the gift of giving with the MONTHLY PASS!
  • Save $2.78 per meeting PLUS get e-tools for FREE which is an additional savings of $3.23 per week!
  • Unlimited Meetings and NO missed meeting fees!
  • No registration fee


"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'"  - C.S. Lewis

See you at the meeting!

De-de
 







Sunday, March 21, 2010

Going from Oops to Wow!





CHALLENGE:  When trying to change behavior, it is important to recognize past mistakes in order to avoid repeating them. Those same mistakes may get the better of your weight loss efforts this time, next time, and the time after that.

SOLUTION:  In this week's meeting, you will learn that in order to be successful, you must learn from the past. Look back and acknowledge both the successes and failures. Adjust habits and behaviors accordingly.


Record what you're eating, daily activity, and hunger levels in the 3 month journal. Updated with new tips and recipes, the journal is spiral bound and conveniently sized to go with you anywhere - so you can track anytime. Only $6!


Registration Fees of $20 is in effect until April 3rd. Wave the registration fee by choosing the Monthly Pass or 17-week pass!


SALE news! LAST WEEK OF SALE! From now through March 28, all Smoothies, Oatmeal, and 1 POINT Mini Bars will be on sale for $5 per box!


Give yourself the gift of giving with the MONTHLY PASS!
  • Save $2.78 per meeting PLUS get e-tools for FREE which is an additional savings of $3.23 per week!
  • Unlimited Meetings and NO missed meeting fees!
  • No registration fee


"What you did is not important. What you learned from it is."

See you at the meeting!

De-de
 






Sunday, March 14, 2010

Become a Portion Pro





CHALLENGE:  Why can't I lose weight? Why isn't the weight coming off faster? These are the questions that frustrate many. The answer: Underestimation of food intake. The size of the average underestimation is 500 to 1,000 calories per day. For some people, managing portion sizes can be challenging. In today's hurried world, it is understandable that a person might be unaware of something he or she ate or be unsure of how to monitor portions away from home. When there is a discrepancy between what a person ate and what they think they ate, they may "resolve" that discrepancy by unconsciously ignoring some of their food intake.

SOLUTION:  In this week's meeting, we will learn how practicing portion control consistently helps a person become more mindful of what they are eating and less likely to underestimate their food intake. We will explore strategies to make it easier to monitor portions at or away from home.


Now you can discreetly measure and serve food right at the table and get a perfect portion every time. The Easy Measure Serving Set is a sturdy, dishwasher-safe set which includes  1, 1/2, and 1/4 serving spoons. Only $20!


Registration Fees of $20 is in effect until April 3rd. Wave the registration fee by choosing the Monthly Pass or 17-week pass!


SALE news! From now through March 28, all Smoothies, Oatmeal, and 1 POINT Mini Bars will be on sale for $5 per box!


Give yourself the gift of giving with the MONTHLY PASS!
  • Save $2.78 per meeting PLUS get e-tools for FREE which is an additional savings of $3.23 per week!
  • Unlimited Meetings and NO missed meeting fees!
  • No registration fee


"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." -- President Thomas Jefferson

See you at the meeting!

De-de
 





Saturday, March 6, 2010

Celebrating Progress

CHALLENGE:  When trying to lose weight and learn new skills, progress is never a straight road. Along the way, many experience plateaus, declines in motivation, and unexpected weight gains. Yet, successes are often overlooked, instead focusing on the challenges to overcome, the skills not mastered, the things left undone, or not even attempted.

SOLUTION:  In next week's meeting, the focus will be on "success breeds success". Celebrating accomplishments associated with the Momentum 2010 Challenge can be inspirational and help strive for more success and meet the challenges not yet conquered. It can also prove valuable feedback: Identify and continue doing what has worked, tweak what isn't working, and tackle new skills that can boost weight-loss progress.


Considering giving yourself a reward after meeting a certain milestone? Why not the Weight Watchers Electronic Food Scale? It can help you crunch numbers for a host of dishes. It is the perfect partner in the kitchen by using the POINTS value database to crunch the numbers for over 500 foods, as well as, giving POINTS values per serving for your own recipes. Only $40!


Last week for FREE registration! Ends on Sunday, March 14th. So come in NOW and get registered or return before spring break and summer is here! No missed meeting fees through Saturday either!


SALE news! From March 8 through 28, all Smoothies, Oatmeal, and 1 POINT Mini Bars will be on sale for $5 per box!


Give yourself the gift of giving with the MONTHLY PASS!
  • Save $2.78 per meeting PLUS get e-tools for FREE which is an additional savings of $3.23 per week!
  • Unlimited Meetings and NO missed meeting fees!
  • No registration fee


"To fly we have to have resistance." -- Maya Lin

See you at the meeting!
 


Monday, March 1, 2010

Spice it Up!





THE CHALLENGE: Sticking with exactly what you have been doing can help you feel safe. The same brown-bag lunch, chicken dinner, and daily walk equals the same results. The problem is --- even if you have been successful with that approach -- doing the same ol' same ol' can become boring.  When you feel bored , you may find yourself susceptible to donuts or the call to that fast-food place on the way home. Giving into those temptations can slow or stop your weight loss progress.

THE SOLUTION: Sharing ideas for mixing things up -- with both food and activity -- can renew your excitement and enthusiasm. The payoff for using those ideas? That comes when you step on the scale !



Use Weight Watchers Meal Sides to spice up a meal! Only $3 per bag!



Join for FREE between now and March 13, 2010! Only a few days left!






Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Wieght-Loss Friendly Kitchen

THE CHALLENGE: Home is where the heart is. It's also where the food is. Cupboards and pantries are full of hard-to-control foods that can be big roadblocks in your path to weight-loss success.

THE SOLUTION: In this meeting, you will discover ways to set up your home to smooth the road to success. You will learn to keep the fridge and cupboard well stocked with Filling Foods and to replace trigger foods with healthier choices that make it easier to stay on track.



Keep Baked Snacks and Snack Bars on hand as satisfying substitutes for challenging foods with high POINTS values. Baked Snacks are $4.50 per box, 2 POINT Bars are $5 per box and 1 POINT Bars are $7.50 per box.



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Friday, February 12, 2010

Take Charge When Dining Out







THE CHALLENGE:  Do you think of dining out as a time when you must go off plan in order to enjoy yourself? Sometimes it looks like eating out and eating healthy are mutually exclusive.

THE SOLUTION: You can enjoy eating out without apprehension or guilt by using the Weight Watchers tools and strategies learned in this week's meeting. Using Mental Rehearsing, SetPOINTS values, and Flexible Restraint can make it easier for you to make wise meal choices and stay in control. Dining out is an inevitable part of your life, so learning to eat out while staying on plan is critical to your success.


Using the Dining Out Companion will give you a thorough listing of POINTS values with over 133 restaurants and many, many selections listed. Only $10.

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Monthly Pass is $9.22 per week, save 23% on Weekly Fee
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Members who attend meetings and use e-tools, lose over 50% more weight than members who only attend meetings.

Free Registration and No Missed Meeting Fees
Now through March 13, 2010

See you at the Meeting,
De-de

"When placed in command -- take charge." US General Norman Schwarzkopf









Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fw: Weight Watchers Open House EVERY Saturday in February from 1 to 4 PM!


 

De-de

Diamond Weight Watchers Leader in Streetsboro, Cuyahoga Falls, and Hudson since 2002

 

"I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday." -- Abraham Lincoln

Let the world be your teacher.



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From: D Mulligan <dedelost31@yahoo.com>
To: my blogger <dede36.M_M_G_@blogger.com>
Sent: Thu, February 11, 2010 5:47:08 PM
Subject: Weight Watchers Open House EVERY Saturday in February from 1 to 4 PM!




Good Evening Everyone,

Stop by and see me this Saturday and next at our OPEN HOUSE from 1 to 4 PM. Bring a family member or friend. Buy products! Reactivate your membership! Enter our raffle! Get cool door prizes!

We are located at 692 Howe Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls.

Hope to see you this Saturday or next!
 

De-de







Friday, February 5, 2010

Put Yourself First

The Challenge: Do you have a hard time taking care of yourself or prioritizing your own weight-loss efforts? You may be so used to taking care of everyone else in your life that asking "What do I need?" may seem like a very foreign concept.

The Solution: In this week's meeting, we will discuss the importance of learning to ask for what you need -- which is critical to weight loss success. We will go over strategies, including acknowledging that your needs are important and taking the time to identify the type of help that will best aid your weight loss efforts.


How would you think and behave differently this year if you were to be your own Valentine? Your own best friend? Fruities and Cappuccino Melts are a great way to get a Valentine's sweet fix for only 1 POINT value per package and they have no sugar.  Only $2.50!



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  • Unlimited Meetings
  • Free e-Tools ($12.95 per month value) making your total investment in the meetings $27 per month
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Saturday, January 30, 2010

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