Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

How to EAT (until sated), DRINK (in moderation), and BE GRATEFUL (in excess).

How to EAT (until sated).  Drink (moderately). Be THANKFUL!!! ~ Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, Artist

How to EAT (until sated). Drink (moderately). Be THANKFUL!!! ~ Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, Artist

Dearest Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss,  I have a Thanksgiving Challenge for you!  It serendipidously presented itself to me, which means that it did not come from me but rather through me.  The idea to share with you was from Our Lady of Weight Loss, herself!

Here’s how it went down.  I proudly and with great panache recited my annual Thanksgiving prayer at our pre-Thanskgiving dinner.  When done, my son-in-law piped up and offered some sage advice, “You know,” he said, “if you ask yourself, “Will ‘this’ (referencing stuffing, pie, cranberry sauce, any food of any kind) make my heart happy, you are likely to see that it won’t, and you will more easily put the fork down and push away from the table.”

So, I tried it.  Once sated, with each and every impulse to eat more, I stopped, tuned inward and asked myself, “Will this make my heart happy?” (Please note “Will thisworks.  “Does this” does not work.  Be careful what words you use.) 

Consistently, the answer was “no,” so I put the fork down and pushed away from the table. (This phrase, by the way, has become a family joke.  We say “Put the fork down.  Push away from the table.” as if we are the food police, speaking through a bullhorn.) 

The Thanksgiving Challenge is to, when reaching for yet another slice of the pie, more stuffing, or anything else that you really know in your heart of hearts is over the top and not worth it, ask yourself, “WILL this make my HEART happy?”  There’s some magic in the heart aspect of this, as well.

“WILL this make my HEART HAPPY?”

“WILL this make my HEART HAPPY?”

“WILL this make my HEART HAPPY?”

Okay?!  On board!!!  If need be, so you won’t forget, write it on an index card and carry with you. Please let us know how it works for you!

One more thing, before we all head off into the Thanksgiving sunset, we (both Our Lady of Weight Loss and I) want you to know that we are thankful for YOU!  For your support, your participation, your brilliant ideas, your spirit that lives large!   Have the best, healthiest, happiest day ever!

Gratefully and deliciously yours,

Janice

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Cellulite Barbie Has Arrived and she loves her inner chubby child?

Your Gain Is My Pain...How Can I Help You? ~ Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach,

Your Gain Is My Pain…How Can I Help You? ~ Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, Artist, Positarian

Did you know that Normal Barbie a.k.a. Cellulite Barbie a.k.a. Lammily has arrived? Over the years, Mattel, the maker of Barbie, has received truckloads of criticism about her unrealistic body type.

You know, her perky breasts, petite waist, perfectly rounded hips and her disproportionately large head. In fact, it has been said that if Barbie were real, she’s be walking on all fours and it would be physically impossibly for her to lift her over-sized head.

So, artist and designer Nicolay Lamm, decided to answer the call for a more “normal” Barbie and created Lammily, a doll with the realistic body proportions of a 19 year old girl and…

…she comes complete with as “flaws.” Tattoos, warts, acne, stretch-marks, scars, cellulite, etc. These normal imperfections are supposed to teach children that they not only do not have to aspire to unrealistic body images but that imperfections are “normal.”

Lamm says that he’s just trying to create a product that shows that reality, while not necessarily perfect, is perfectly beautiful, loveable and awesome!

I haven’t quite sorted through what I think and how I feel about Lammily and her sticker pack of plastic imperfections. Although, I’d like to point out that if they were going for teen imperfections, they forgot unruly hair, braces  and features that said preteen and teen hasn’t quite grown into.

What do you think? How do you feel about Lammily? Please, weigh in!

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Spread the Word-–NOT the icing!

Janice Taylor

Weight Loss Coach, Hypnotherapist,
Happiness Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian
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Thanksgiving Food News: THE TOP 20 U.S. STATES THAT LOVE GREEN-BEAN CASSEROLE

Your Gain Is My Pain, call me!   Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, Artist, Positarian

Your Gain Is My Pain, call me! Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, Artist, Positarian

With 30 million green-bean casseroles set to appear on Thanksgiving tables next week, my good friends at Del Monte thought us Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club), as well as devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss might like me to serve up some fun green-bean casserole facts with our green-bean casserole!

First…
…which U.S. State Loves the Green Bean Casserole the Most?
Del Monte asked 1,500 Americans to “go green bean” and rate their fondness for the classic green-bean casserole side dish.

Here, the TOP 20 U.S. STATES THAT LOVE GREEN-BEAN CASSEROLE

#1:  Kentucky (78% of residents ‘really like or love the dish’)
#2:  Wisconsin (77%)
#3:  Missouri (76%)
#4:  Iowa (75%)
#5:  Maine (74%)
#6:  New Hampshire (73%)
#7:  Florida (72%)
#8:  Colorado (71%)
#9:  California (69%)
#10: Mississippi (68%)
#11:  Oklahoma (67%)
#12:  Utah (66%)
#13:  Kansas (66%)
#14:  Texas (65%)
#15:  Maryland (64%)
#16:  Ohio (63%)
#17:  Massachusetts (62%)
#18:  Illinois (61%)
#19:  Michigan (60%)
#20:  New York (60%)

And now…
…the TOP FIVE ‘SECRET INGREDIENTS’ FOR GREEN-BEAN CASSEROLE:

Del Monte also asked state residents to rate their favorite “secret ingredient” — a single, creative item that can be added to the casserole’s iconic green bean, cream of mushroom, and french fried onion flavors to make it unique and different.

According to the survey, the Top 5 most-wanted secret ingredients are:

#1:  Bacon (37% picked it as their favorite secret ingredient)
#2:  Cheese (19%)
#3:  Mushrooms (15%)
#4:  Bread crumbs, croutons, or crushed crackers (12%)
#5:  Almonds (8%)

And now…the actual Del Monte Recipe:  Green Bean Casserole.

Our Lady of Weight Loss instructed me to remind you to know thy calories, read thy labels and/or check out all nutritional information on a calorie counter.  Your basic green bean casserole serving size is 1/2 to 2/3 cup.

For more spot on, right on, chewable facts join Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club/FB!

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Spread the Word-–NOT the icing!

Janice Taylor

Weight Loss Coach, Hypnotherapist,
Happiness Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian
——————————————————————————-
For the best life, wellness and weight loss wisdom,
visit Janice: Our Lady of Weight Loss
Sign up for the Kick in the Tush Club newsletter!

26 Thanksgiving Quotes — After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.

Thanksgiving Love from Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, Artist, Positarian

Thanksgiving Love from Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, Artist, Positarian

A few years ago, I started a fun Thanksgiving tradition! I asked those who would be celebrating with us to email me their favorite Thanksgiving quote a few days prior to the festivities, giving me to time to get my creative juices in gear!  Once received, using a celebratory font, I printed them out and placed one quote with each place setting. When we sat down to dine, we read the quotes aloud and guessed who they belonged to!!! What fun! Lots of belly laughs, which not only counts as exercise, but it also added to our feelings of gratitude.  Share your favorite Thanksgiving Quotes!  #IAmThankfulFor

Here are this year’s 26 Thanksgiving Quotes to Chew On!
#IAmThankfulFor

What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?” ~ Erma Bombeck

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” ~William A. Ward

Be aware of what you have in hand rather than to be for what you don’t. Everyone will be grateful to what you have.” ~Kurt Avish

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues. ~Cicero

Got no checkbooks, got no banks.
Still I’d like to express my thanks.
I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night. ~Irving Berlin

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

There is no sincerer love than the love of food. ~ George Bernard Shaw

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. ~ Irv Kupcinet

Thanksgiving is America’s national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty. ~ Michael Dresser

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. ~ W. Clement Stone

Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often. ~ Johnny Carson

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. ~ Aesop

I love Thanksgiving turkey … it’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~ W.T. Purkiser

Thankfulness creates gratitude that generates contentment that causes peace. ~ Todd Stocker

Be sure that your praise songs are numbered higher than your sorrowful dirges and your utmost hope, firmer than your woeful regrets. Be positive. ~ Israelmore Ayivor

Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~ Massieu

No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night. ~ Elie Wiesel

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy. ~ Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. ~ W.J. Cameron

I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land. ~ Jon Stewart

It wasn’t easy telling my family that I’m gay. I made my carefully worded announcement at Thanksgiving. It was very Norman Rockwell. I said, “Mom, would you please pass the gravy to a homosexual?” She passed it to my father. A terrible scene followed. ~ Bob Smith

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. ~ Oscar Wilde

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. – Albert Schweitzer

Share your favorite Thanksgiving Quotes!  #IAmThankfulFor

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Spread the Word-–NOT the icing!

Janice Taylor

Weight Loss Coach, Hypnotherapist,
Happiness Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian
——————————————————————————-
For the best life, wellness and weight loss wisdom,
visit Janice: Our Lady of Weight Loss
Sign up for the Kick in the Tush Club newsletter!

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