Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

Chewing the Fat: What’s Your Worst Thing Ever?

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

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

Dear OLofWL (a.k.a. Janice), Yesterday was truly an awful day, and I realized that if I want to permanently lose weight, then I must follow the Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s “bite it/write it” rule.

In other words, “If I bite it, I must write it.” I want you to know that I am upset to think that I must write “it” down. This is the worst thing for me to have to do for the rest of my life. …. ~ A.F.

Dear A.F. ~ Before I fully respond to your email, I am asking – not judging – just clarifying, do you mean that keeping a food diary for the rest of your life is the worst thing that could happen to you? Really, the worst thing that could happen? Again, no judgment, just clarifying. ~ OLofWL

Dear OLofWL ~ When you put it that way, it does sound silly of me. Maybe I am a drama queen. I started writing this morning and it wasn’t so bad after all. There are a lot of things that I am going to face that will be more dificult than this. …. ~ A.F.

Dear A.F. ~ First I want to say that you are a brave soul. You spoke your truth, felt your feelings, self-reflected and self-corrected. When I first started on my journal to Sveltesville, I felt the same way. I felt that having to limit my intake of food was unfair and burdensome. It felt like a life sentence. I was suffering, and I had a “right to suffer,” as do you. And then after we all suffer, we have an obligation to dig deep into our inner-resources, and find a way to do just what you did; deal with “the challenge” in a positive way, water the seeds of optimism and move on. Good job! Brava! ~ OLofWL

Remember, Tushkateers:  Statistics tell us that those who “Bite It and Write It” are more successful on their weight loss journeys than those who do not keep a food journal.  It is not a punishment from G_d.  It is merely a tool that works.

Remember to Self-Reflect, Self-Correct and Water the Seeds of Optimism.
Success will be yours.

Sometimes…it’s just that simple.

Optimistically yours,

Janice

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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 2015 – Manifesting Your Dreams

"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

As the New Year approaches, we can’t help but to begin to review the happenings of this year, the things that we manifested and the things that we did not; the random happy happenings and the random not-so-fabulous happenings, and we begin to wonder what 2015 might look like, could look like especially if we set goals and even more importantly imagined and envisioned a good year, even a great year.

I invite you to imagine, to see in your mind’s eye what your life could look like one year from today. Imagine that you knocked the fear out of the way, bravely and boldly tuned into your dreams, expected the best and stayed open to possibility.

Here, from Our Lady of Weightlessness (she who levitates through life):
8 Tips on Manifesting Your Dreams in 2015

  1. Knock Fear Out of the Way. I don’t know why, but it seems that as soon as we say ‘yes’ to going after our dreams, fear rushes in.  Let’s agree that when that happens, we will knock fear out of our way.  Some people say, “be fearless.”  I say (and you can quote me on this), “No one is fearless.  Step over fear; knock fear out of the way; jump over it … do not let it stop you, get in your way or weigh you down.”
  2. Be Brave. In our hearts, we know that stretching our thinking and ways of being is a good thing to do.  But we don’t necessarily enjoy being in out of our comfort zone.  Even if it’s scary, or uber-uncomfortable, allow your dream to be. Be brave. Allow your dream to exist in all its glory.
  3. Tune Into Your Dream. If you don’t begin to listen to your heart of hearts, your dream cannot grow. So stop for a moment right now, close your eyes and just allow your dream to whisper to you. Allow your dream to begin to speak its mind. Give it a chance.  Breathe life into it. Allow it to take shape. Don’t squelch your dreams without even giving them a chance to blossom!
  4. Keep the END Goal in Mind. Ask yourself, what will my dream give me that I wouldn’t otherwise have?  Will it bring me more love, joy, harmony, peace, wisdom or prosperity? Will I feel better about myself?  Will my self-esteem rise to meet the clouds?
  5. Send a Crystal Clear Message to the Universe.The Universe (as well as your unconscious mind) does not process negatives, only energy!  Therefore, be crystal clear about what you want vs. what you do not want.
  6. Expect Your Dreams to Manifest.Expectation, faith, believing in yourself and your dreams helps to propel them forward.  Again, if you are uncomfortable with believing, then fake it till you make it.
  7. Imagine It Now. Imagine how it feels to have what you want as if it already happened. Whatever you are focusing on is what you attract into your life and what you manifest.  You are your thoughts and words.  Choose them wisely.
  8. Stay Open to Possibilities.  Maintain your focus on what you want. Keep the flame of desires burning bright. At the same time, be open to what might show up.  Stay open to all the possibilities.  Sometimes dreams have a life and mind of their own and you are wise to follow their lead.

Happy Manifesting!

Janice

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Click Yourself Thin: Happy and Delicious Weight Loss

Happy Holidays ~ Wishing you the very best !

Happy Holidays ~ Wishing you the very best !

Click Yourself Thin this holiday season with  Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Happy and Delicious Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzles!  She created a zillion of them (slight exaggeration) for you to click through, so that you can keep your hands and mind away from the holiday buffet table!

Click Yourself Thin JigSaw Puzzle:  “Happy and Delicious

Click Yourself Thin e-CARD: “Happy and Delicious, send to a friend.”

Happy and Deliciously Yours,
Janice

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Cooking Up a Healthy Storm: Christmas Carrot Risotto

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 SUCCESS Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, Artist, Positarian

Greetings Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss,  Last week, we were invited to a dinner party at a friend’s house.  Nice, yes?  Always!!! Most of the time when I ask, “What shall I bring,” my dear, sweet friend smiles and says, “Nothing!!! Bring your happy self.”  Or something like that…you get the idea.  But that’s hard for me to do. I was “dragged up” better.  (That’s what my mother used to say, “I dragged you kids up better than that!”  She was a hoot.  Miss you, Mom!)

Anyway, if someone says “nothing,” I’ll bring wine and/or flowers (speaking of which, there’s a good tip on bringing flowers to friends in my book, which you really oughtto read! :)
Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivation Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal, the best non-diet diet book ever.)

I digress in a million different directions. Not to worry.  Give me a moment as I rope myself in and bring myself back to present day happenings. …(time lapse)…
This time when she heard that I had a new recipe that I wanted to try out, a Christmas Carrot Risotto, she said, “Okay!”  Especially when I said that I was going to make my own carrot juice!  Nothing but the healthiest and best for this group of friends.

Thing is, because I am slightly dysfunctional in the kitchen and because I’d never made risotto before, I didn’t realize that you MUST serve it fresh (reheating it isn’t the best idea), and it takes an hour of standing over the stove stirring to get it just right.  So for those of you who did not know or have never attempted a risotto please note:

1.  SERVE HOT, serve fresh, don’t reheat if at all humanly possible.
2.  ONE HOUR of STANDING!  Bring a chair or stool to sit on.  Stir with one hand. Read a book with the other (ultimately that’s what I resorted to.  One hour of standing and stirring is not my favorite form of cooking or exercise).

That said, the EFFORT WAS WORTH IT!  Try it.  Everyone will not just like it!  They will love it and it is a beautiful orange color! Festive, for sure!

Here:  Carrot Risotto

Ingredients:
1 cup arborio rice
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cups fresh carrot juice (3 cups for recipe/1 cup for you)
3 cups organize vegetable broth
Salt (to taste)
8 scallions, chopped into little pieces (about 3/4 of a cup)
3/4 cup fresh Italian Parsley, chopped
freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions:
Juice a huge bunch of carrots, enough to make 4 cups, which is a quart!  You only need 3 cups for the recipe, but it’s nice to have a glass to sip on while cooking!  If you use a wine glass, you can pretend that you are sipping wine and feel like Julia Child!  If you do NOT have a juicer, then buy a bottle of the best fresh carrot juice out there!

In a medium to large sized, heavy-bottom pan on medium heat, heat olive oil.  When it is spitting ready, add rice and stir until rice is “toasted.”  It takes about 10 minutes, more or less.

Now…lower the heat a little and add about 1/2 cup of carrot juice and 1/2 cup of vegetable broth to the rice.  Stir. Stir and Stir.  As liquid is absorbed, add more carrot juice and broth.  1/2 a cup at a time is cool.

Repeat as the liquid is absorbed and then…
…Stir…Stir…Stir…Stir…Stir again!  Towards the end of this process, add salt and pepper to taste.  Salt Tip:  There are some gourmet salts out there.  Fancy Salts!  Sea Salts. Kosher Salts. Try something better than your usual salt.  It makes a difference.  And if you have a favorite salt to recommend, please do so!

After your wrist hurts from stirring and the last of the liquid is absorbed, stir in the scallions and the parsley.  Add more salt and/or pepper if needed, and then…
…just before serving, top with Parmesan cheese.

They say that this makes six servings at approx. 200 calories each.  I used this recipe for 12 people.  There were other foods on the table for goodness sake.  If this were the main course, okay then!  Six servings, but as a side dish amongst other side dishes, for 12!

Enjoy!!!

Spread the word–-NOT the icing!

Janice

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