Kelly Osbourne, why do I love you so? Is it your infectious smile? Your potty mouth? The fun energy that you and Louis Amstel brought to Dancing With the Stars? Is it because you have traveled the rocky road to Sveltesville and survived to tell the tale?
I just finished reading this week’s US Weekly magazine (due to hit the stands on Friday, February 26), featuring YOU, Kelly, in all your adorableness.
YAY, Kelly! You did it! You’ve dropped how many dress sizes? From a size 14 to a size 2! And you’ve lost how many pounds? From 160 to 118! Big time congratulations.
As your unofficial, self-appointed, Weight Loss Coach and as a person who has traveled the rocky road herself (I permanently lost over 50 pounds 8 years ago), I do have a few questions for you, if you don’t mind, based on your interview with US Weekly.
A bit of clarification for those who you have undoubtedly inspired and will now want to walk the walk and talk the talk (or is it walk the talk?) with you!
You mentioned that one must say, “I’m just not going to eat that anymore. I’m going to change my bad habits.” Brava, chicklette! That’s exactly right! I don’t know if you realize it or not, but those are ‘identity’ changing words. You are now a person who just doesn’t eat ‘that’ anymore!
However, a word to the wise. Science tells us that you cannot change a habit. Rather you can only create new ones. I believe that you have created a super-system of new habits. Just beware. If the old habit gets triggered, and you fall off the wagon, repeat after me “All Is Forgiven, Move On.” Don’t let a tsunami of defeat come in and crush you. It’s pretty much impossible to never have a bad day.
I noticed you used the word “try” quite a bit. “I tried to follow a diet, but ….” “I try to have no carbohydrates unless they are natural ….” “I try to drink a gallon of water …” Just remember, Kelly, as jedi Master Yoda from Star Wars said, “Do, or do not. There is no try.”
If I say I’m going to ‘try’ and make it for dinner, don’t set a place for me! It’s been my experience that when people say they will ‘try,’ they are creating wiggle room. I don’t think you are, I’m just saying … for your fans! I don’t’ want anyone to create wiggle room!
And … I was stunned that you “received more hell for being fat than for being an absolute raging drug addict.” Geeze Louise, what are people thinking. But after thinking about it for a second or two, I confess to not being entirely surprised!
There was a poll taken some time ago that indicated that people would gladly live 10 years less if they could just be thin! Oy! I do hope you will do your best, as the fabulous public figure with a stunning figure that you now are to help normalize the ‘fat’ thing.
Kelly, you most certainly did “dig yourself out of hole,” and I am genuinely happy for you! I loved the article. I’m sure that this issue of US Weekly will fly off the stands! A testament to how much we all love you.
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
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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.
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