Newsletter - Nov 2012 for Barnstable & Plymouth Counties

Area Captains Newsletter  November  2012 for Barnstable & Plymouth Counties

Barbara Pacheco...7 Autumn Way Bourne, MA... 508-833-8805... e-mail


I have visited all my chapters this year. Thank you all for making me feel like part of your group . As the year winds down let’s keep in mind our objective of continuing a healthy lifestyle as the holidays approach.   Make wise food choices when entertaining, take time to exercise, and above all take time for yourself.  Christmas and New Years are mid- week so some of the chapters will probably have no meetings. Don’t let being away from the scale throw your weight loss efforts for the year out the window.. . My chapter is trying a little incentive over the holidays. From your last weigh-in  in Dec. to our first weigh-in in  January if you lose weight you will get your January dues paid.

A program regarding frozen dinners included in this newsletter. Page 2

Gail and I are planning a workshop for January. Hopefully, the snow will stay away. Details will be in next month’s newsletter.

Thought for the month:

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!

No time to cook and plan the next couple of months. Shopping, parties, family gatherings, decorating, wrapping gifts all take extra time. The guidelines below for frozen dinners can be a quick fix for lunch or dinner.  Better than fast food on the road.

Fantastic Frozen Dinners

Go from Diet Disaster to Diet-Friendly!

Selection and Serving Strategies
So how do you make the best choice, faced with hundreds of frozen dinners and entrees that are readily available?

Add on a side salad with low calorie dressing, a serving of fruit, and a glass of low-fat milk to round out the meal. This will help you boost the fiber, calcium and nutrient contents of your meal.

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