Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss


Breaking the Sugar Habit: Gandhi’s Story

Action expresses priorities. - Mahatma Gandhi (art by Janice Taylor, Self-Help Artist)

Back in the day, in the 1930′s I believe, there was a young man who was obsessed with eating sugar.  His mother was concerned, knowing that sugar is a ‘bad’ habit and not good for the health of her son, she did her best to break him of the habit.  She reasoned with him, she scolded him, but to no avail.

Frustrated beyond belief (You mothers out there know how that goes, don’t you?), she decided to take her son to see his idol, Mahatma Gandhi himself, hoping that her boy would listen to him.

Making their way to Ghandi was no easy task.  They walked for miles under the scorching hot sun.

Finally, upon reaching Gandhi’s ashram, they found Gandhi himself standing there, and the mother explained, “Bapu, my son eats too much sugar. It is not good for his health. Would you please advise him to stop eating it? ”

Gandhi listened to the woman carefully, thought for a while and replied, “Please come back in three days. I will talk to your son then.”

Mother took her boy by the hand, returned home and in three days time, they once again walked miles in the scorching son, making their way back to Ghandi, at which time he looked directly at the boy and said, “You should stop eating sugar.  It is not good for your health.”

The boy agreed.  He promised that he could end the sugar habit.  The boy’s mother was puzzled.  After all, could he have not said that in the first place, saving them the arduous trip?

She asked Ghandi, “Bapu, Why didn’t you just tell him that three week ago when I brought him here to see you?”

Gandhi smiled and said, “I was not qualified to advise the boy.  At that time, I too was eating lots of sugar.”

First, You be The Change, You Want To See In This World ~  Mahatma Gandhi.

Spread the word … NOT the icing!

Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Success Coach
wise * fun * utterly useful

————————————————————————
For the best life, wellness and weight loss wisdom, visit Janice:
Our Lady of Weight Loss

join the Kick in the Tush Club

Become a Tushkateer!
Tushkateer*  A Tushkateer is a person who receives Our Lady of Weight Loss’s newsletter, called the KICK in the TUSH CLUB!!!  Sign up and receive her weekly e-newsletter with all the news that ‘fit’ to print, and you are automatically a Tushkateer!  How cool is that? :)

Follow Janice on Twitter @OurLady
Facebook.com/OurLadyofWeightLoss

 



Previous Posts

#OneWord Thursday: #Loss - Letting Go Is the Lesson
I’ve often wondered how the words “weight loss” resonate with our psyche. The mere mention of either word often b

posted 11:29:27am Aug. 28, 2014 | read full post »

What Happens If You Don't Have Loving Parents?
If you don’t have loving parents, then you had better learn to be a loving parent to yourself. ~ Anonymous Life is about love. Plai

posted 1:30:59pm Aug. 27, 2014 | read full post »

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Are You a Food Victim?
Definition of a victim:  a person to whom life happens. ~ Peter McWilliams Are You a Fo

posted 7:37:37am Aug. 26, 2014 | read full post »

#Puzzled? No Need to Shoot!
As you click through this week's Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, "No Need to Shoot," remember:  No matter what dietary transgression may have taken place, no matter what the scales of injustice are registering, there's no need to shot.  As Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of perm

posted 2:06:58pm Aug. 25, 2014 | read full post »

Prickly Prayer: Dear Our Lady of the Hair Trigger?
This morning,  while thumbing through a copy of Our Lady of Weight Loss:  Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal, I came across a Prickly Prayer that hit the trigger spot, so to speak.   It was a good reminder and reading it gave me the anti-trigger bo

posted 12:23:04pm Aug. 22, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.