How Can I Lose Weight???!!?
I received an email from a reader enquiring, “Can you give me some pointers on weight loss?”
To which I replied, “might you please be more specific?” After all, I could write volumes on the topic, from top to bottom and bottom to top, which I have (two fabulous books thus far, in fact, chock a block with vital, useful and fun – yes FUN – weight loss information!).
More information poured forth from said reader, “What SHOULD a person do to lose weight? … One who has high blood pressure and diabetes? I know that I SHOULD eat less and exercise more. But I CAN’T seem to make myself do all that. I might not be TRYING hard enough. What SHOULD I do?”
My philosophy about weight loss is that the food plan is a part of the equation, because one can NOT lose food without a solid, healthy food plan, BUT it is only a part of the equation! What carries you forward into your compelling future, what keeps you motivated, what turns weight loss into permanent fat removal (ahhhh, chew on that for a moment before you move on) is your mind-set, your belief systems, which start with the words that we use.
As Yoda from star wars says, “Do or do not … there is no try.” Every time you say that you are ‘trying’ to do something, you are essentially making certain that you have a way out. There’s no commitment in ‘trying.’ How many times have you said, “I’ll try to make it to your party.” -or- “I’ll try to stop by.” Did you? So, please. just DO. DO eat healthy, DO move and shake thy booty.
STOP SHOULDING ON YOURSELF!!
Nobody likes to hear “You SHOULD” …”You MUST” … “You HAVE to.” And yet … we are constantly telling ourselves what to do. These words imply obligation. You agree that you ‘should,’ but you don’t ‘want to.’ So, if you do what you ‘should do,’ resentment bubbles up, and if you don’t do what you ‘should’ do, you feel guilty, bad, feelings of failure surface. Work on your WANT POWER muscle; move toward ‘want’ and away from ‘should!’ Let go of the should, the guilt, the negative thoughts and move toward being excited that you are creating a new and wonderful life. What do you WANT to do?
YES, YOU CAN
If you tell yourself that you can NOT do something; then you cannot. If you tell yourself that YOU CAN, then you can. Start by acknowledging your thought and begin to turn it around by saying, “It’s not that I can’t; it’s that I just don’t know how.” Yes, you can lose weight, and yes you can figure out how. Get it?
If you TRULY want to Get UNSTUCK, then read these articles, ingest every morsel and THINK about your mindset!
Stay Fat Strategy
The Laws of Unattraction
What are YOU Putting Up With, Stomaching, Tolerating?
Spread the ultimate fat-fighting word … NOT the icing!
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About Our Lady Of Weightloss"Janice Taylor is a 'kooky genius'"
~ O, The Oprah Magazine
Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach and Certified Hypnotist, author, artist and motivational speaker. She is the author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal and All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss's 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville (publication date May 15, 2008). Janice is also the creator of the popular e-newsletter Kick in the Tush Club and a 50-pound big-time-loser.
Books By Janice:
- The 3 Deadliest Weight Loss Words
- Take a Bach Break. Lose Weight… Sometimes it’s just that simple!
- Morning Chew: The Epictetus Cure
- Weighty Confession: Pass the Yankee Doodle
- From Fidgeting to Fornicating: 8 Ways to Burn 100 Calories
- VLOG: Travel Weight Loss 101: 9 Travel Tips from Our Lady of Weight Loss
- Self-Care : Selfish? Self-Indulgent? Necessary?
- #Imperfectionism vs. Perfectionism : To Banish Imperfections Is to Destroy Expression
- Listen and Lose !!! Sometimes it’s just that simple …
- 10 Simple Steps: How to Survive a Tough Day