ISSUE: Colds, Cookies and Chili
This edition of "The Don't Diet Digest" might be a little
since I'm filled to the gills with cold medicine (Sudafed--isn't that
stuff behind-the-counter now?).
I was hoping to make it through the winter without a head
Airborne seems to be making the cold go away faster. Ever
heard of it?
If not, get yourself to Wal-Mart (or any drugstore) and grab
a bit pricey but worth every penny. I have Airborne Jr. for
too. It builds your immune system--pronto. Here's
their website: http://clicks.aweber.com/z/ct/?D11ODeywkpbNe.cBO1UdrA
It's cute, don't you think?
Down to business...
*** REAL FOOD~~
Ok, so what do you eat when you're under the weather?
Funny I should say that, because we mentioned chocoholic
strategies in last week's newsletter...
And Leslie wrote in with HER terrific idea for keeping chocolate in her
"I've identified one sugar-free chocolate which tastes real good to me -
dark chocolate covered mints (Russell Stover is my favorite).
the amount eaten at a time -- I FREEZE the candies. So I have
nibble, and two candies is enough for me at any time. (A
three candies.) This also means I eat the candies slower,
rather than gulping them down."
Thanks, Leslie! That's a GREAT idea.
I do the same thing with Girl Scout's Thin Mint cookies. They
fantastic right out of the freezer.
I found a great way to make chili and please the family this week.
Load it up with black beans, great northern beans, light and dark
kidney beans. Don't forget some onions and peppers.
it's nice and hot and spicy, serve it over steaming hot pasta and top
with shredded cheese and sliced onions.
We gave the kids a lot more pasta than we took for ourselves.
penne, which they love. We ate a few penne and enjoyed a side
But don't beans have carbs? Yeah. Healthy
carbs. So other than the
obvious social interaction issues, eat up. You'll stay "full"
for hours, get
lots of nutrients, lose weight and speed up your metabolism.
chili with cheese. Mmmm.....
REAL INFO (FOR WHEN YOU'RE NOT EATING)~~
This past week I had a couple of the moms at dance class ask me what I
do. I always whip out my laptop when I'm there, so I guess
the best of them.
When I mentioned that I have my own online business they were
surprised. "What do you do online?" they asked. So
I told them about Real
People Don't Diet and how it came about (plus my other job as a virtual
They reacted like everyone else when I tell them what I do.
"I wish I
could do that..."
Well, you can. I'm not special--(well, actually I am, but no
than you)--and I don't work magic.
One thing I DID do right was choose the correct source to learn HOW
to earn a living online.
My first year, I earned a couple thousand bucks. The next
year, I earned
nearly $12,000--and paid my kids' private school tuition.
It's fr * e, and I'm really proud to say I helped co-author it.
And as soon as I have my own video, I'll let you know. For
will have to do. :-)
If you have any questions about SiteBuildIt!, feel free to e-mail
For all you type-A's out there...
"I'm not where I want to be, but thank God I'm not where I used to be!"
Take time today to enjoy where you are--and who you're with.
If you own "Real People Don't Diet" you know it's very possible to keep
eating what you love and still lose weight. Make sure you visit
RealPeopleDontDiet.com and send us your success story!
This week Kimberly in Illinois sent me an e-mail that absolutely made
"I just wanted to say thanks for putting this together. I
hadn't realized how many carbs I was eating! I was watching the calorie count but
not the carb. I've lost 3 lbs. this week just trying to eat less carbs. I have a LOT
to lose so that may not seem like much but at least I'm not gaining! The easy
weight loss has even motivated me to exercise some. I have 100 extra
lbs. to lose and exercise can be difficult. One of the greatest benefits has been
helping me to deal with my horrible Dr. Pepper habit but seeing what the carb
count was FINALLY helped me curb this. I had been following a calorie
counting diet and had managed to work a Dr. Pepper in for myself daily. It actually
fit calorie wise but I was gaining! Now I am losing! Seeing the
number on the scale go DOWN is a great motivator. THANK YOU!"
I'm really happy for Kimberly and expect to hear more great things from
her. Let her story inspire you.
P.P.S. Keep your hands off my Thin Mints!
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