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, 

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


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

* 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