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Eat This: Lose Weight — Back-On-the Bandwagon Baked Beans

Your Gain Is My Pain...contact Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian

Your Gain Is My Pain…contact Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian

Just in case you fall off the weight loss bandwagon, and I’m not saying you will, but just in case, here’s a recipe that has magical powers.  It will get you back on the bandwagon.  It’s delicious, easy to make, and healthy.

Remember, weight loss is a process.  It requires work, it involves challenges – and falling off the wagon and finding yourself a bit bruised and bloated is par for the course.

Those who reach their weight loss goals are the ones who get back on the wagon again and again.  They learn to see that these setbacks are temporary lapses, and they learn from them. They look at the big picture over a long period of time.  They understand that there are no magic bullets, no quick fixes.  The turtle wins this race.

So…just in case you experience a lapse, here’s a recipe that can help you set the intention to get back on!  Enjoy!!!

Back-On-the Bandwagon Baked Beans

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup diced shallots
2 garlic cloves, diced
3 turkey bacon strip
1 tablespoon chile powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can diced tomatoes with olive oil and red wine flavor
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can pinto beans, drained
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can red kidney beans, drained
2 tablespoons hot sauce, smoky flavor (I love Chipotle Sauce.)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 to 3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

Cook Turkey Bacon as directed on package.
In a large pot, combine olive oil, shallots and garlic; cook on medium heat until shallots are soft (about 3 to 5 minutes).
Crumble cooked turkey bacon, add with remaining ingredients.
Bring to boil and then simmer for 45 to 50 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Dishes like this are always better the second day. So, I make a pot, let it cool, stick in the fridge and reheat the following day.

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Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach
Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian
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#OneWord Thursday: #Loss – Letting Go Is the Lesson

Magic doorway to Sveltesville by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert, Positarian

Magic doorway to Sveltesville by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert, Positarian

I’ve often wondered how the words “weight loss” resonate with our psyche. The mere mention of either word often brings forth a myriad of uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. Imagine the two strung together.

Over the years, as a Weight Loss Coach, I’ve tried using other words and phrases, i.e. slim down, let go of excess weight, and permanent fat removal, in an effort to create a lighter, more comfortable path on which to walk.

Still, we are losing something; aren’t we?  Not only losing our excess weight, but our identity as well. Are we losing a part of ourselves?

What losses are associated with weight loss, other than the actual weight?
And how do you feel about those losses?

Here, 10 Quotes about Loss to help you ponder.

“Letting go is the lesson. Letting go is always the lesson. Have you ever noticed how much of our agony is all tied up with craving and loss?” ~ Susan Gordon Lydon

“Loss alone is but the wounding of a heart; it is memory that makes it our ruin.” ~ Brian Ruckley

“There really is only one ending to any story. Human life ends in death. Until then, it keeps going and gets complicated and there’s loss. Everything involves loss; every relationship ends in one way or another.” ~ Charlie Kaufman

“I guess by now I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.” ~ Alyson Noel

“Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realize that nothing really belongs to them.” ~ Paul Coelho

“At the temple there is a poem called “Loss” carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.” ~ Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

“You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“It sucks that we miss people like that. You think you’ve accepted that someone is out of your life, that you’ve grieved and it’s over, and then bam. One little thing, and you feel like you’ve lost that person all over again.” ~ Rachel Hawkins

“In time, in time they tell me, I’ll not feel so bad. I don’t want time to heal me. There’s a reason I’m like this. I want time to set me ugly and knotted with loss of you, marking me. I won’t smooth you away. I can’t say goodbye.” ~ China Mieville

“Gone. The saddest word in the language. In any language.” ~ Mark Slouka

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Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach
Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian
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What Happens If You Don’t Have Loving Parents?

What Does Your Heart Say?  from Janice Taylor, Anti-Gravity Coach, Positarian, Author, Artist

What Does Your Heart Say? from Janice Taylor, Anti-Gravity Coach, Positarian, Author, Artist

If you don’t have loving parents, then you had better learn to be a loving parent to yourself. ~ Anonymous

Life is about love. Plain n’ simple! Love is the foundation of self-esteem. It is love that heals.

Loving yourself doesn’t mean that you have to love every single thought you have or action you take (or don’t take); nor does it mean that you have to be perfect.

It means that you acknowledge that within you–at your core–lives a light. It is a light that translates to peace, wholeness, joy, goodness, innate worth and good feelings.

Our goal is to tap into our inner light, connect it to our present consciousness and feel the light and love, and live in that light and love.

The best way to accomplish this is to speak kindly to our Inner-Child. To communicate with our Inner-Child in a kind, compassionate and loving manner.

The Inner-Child, also known as the “Divine Child” by Carl Jung, the “Wonder Child” by Emmet Fox, and the “Child Within” by Charles Whitfield, is the emotional self. It is where our feelings live.

When we are playful and creative; when we allow our intuitive juices to flow, we know deep within us that our Divine Child is being welcomed and encouraged to be present.

Imagine what that feels like to be welcomed and encouraged to be present. Give yourself the gift of love. Practice positive self-talk.

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Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach
Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian
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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Are You a Food Victim?

"Your gain is my pain. Call me."  ~  Janice Taylor,  Anti-Gravity Coach, Helping You to Rise Above and Go Beyond (self-Imposed) Limitations

“Your gain is my pain. Call me.” ~ Janice Taylor, Anti-Gravity Coach, Helping You to Rise Above and Go Beyond (self-Imposed) Limitations

Definition of a victim:  a person to whom life happens. ~ Peter McWilliams

Are You a Food Victim???  I hesitate to use the word “victim,” because it is such a strong word. But I’ve just got to ask … are you? a food victim? no? are you sure???

If you think that something or someone other than yourself is controlling your food choices and/or controlling your eating …

… Then, you are a food victim!

If you believe that certain foods are simply irresistible, as in impossible to resist, no way, can’t say “no” to that or that or even that, or that the Universe is conspiring against you, sabotaging your healthy living attempts at every turn on the road to Sveltesville, and that external circumstances hold power over you …

… Then, you are a food victim!

In order for your permanent weight removal project to be fully, entirely and wholly (or holy) successful, then you must step away from and move out of “food victim mode.”

You may not realize that you have stepped into the victim role and have embraced it as fully as you have, but if you are not taking full responsibility, if you are not exercising your ability to create a healthy lifestyle; if you  are allowing life to lead you down the path to donuts and other “deadly delights,” then you have taken on this ineffectual and hopeless identity.

Ask yourself … “Just how much of a ‘food victim’ am I?”

“We focus on the negatives, losing ourselves in the problem. We point to our unhappy circumstances to rationalize our negative feelings.  This is the easy way out.  It takes, after all, very little effort to feel victimized.” ~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

No doubt fully embracing a healthy lifestyle takes time and effort. And true that you have a ridiculous amount of things to do, which you miraculously manage to squeeze into each and every day.  And true that there are only 24 hours in the day. But, but … BIG BUTT … bottom line, if you want to lose those extra pounds (and not find them again); if you want to be healthy, then you need to take responsibility.

Make ADJUSTMENTS!

1.  Adjust your expectations. In other words, get real – there are no quick fixes in life; no “diet fairy” that is going to visit you in the middle of the night and scoop your pounds away.

2.  The more you pay attention to and adjust your thoughts, your beliefs and your language, the more successful you will be.

3.  Actions follow thoughts. The more negative your thoughts, the more belief systems that are in place that no longer work for you, the less likely you are to take the steps you need to move forward in weight loss or any other area in life. Pay attention to the words you speak as well as your inner language.

4.  It’s UP to You! The power is in your hands (literally), not in the food. No one else determines your choices, your priorities, or your values.

5.  You can make the “best choice.” Perhaps, not the ideal or perfect choice sits in front of you, but a “best” choice does. Even if you have to pick the lesser of two evils, you have a better choice in front of you.

Watch the CHANGE!  Let go of your “food victim” identity, exercise your Best Choice Muscle and watch the change.  You may not have complete control over your circumstances, over your daily happenings, but you do have a choice as to how you respond.

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Spread the Word-–NOT the icing!

Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach
Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian
——————————————————————————-
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