Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Depressed, Deprived, Defeated before you even begin?

kick in the tush club 1:2 logo“We are what we think.  All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” ~ Buddha

Good Day Tushkateers!!!

It suddenly occurred to me that this past week was my “lose it 4ever” anniversary.  Twelve years ago, I changed the trajectory of my life and permanently removed 50 pounds of excess body weight, a ton of heavy-duty mental baggage, yards of belief systems that no longer applied and more! 

In honor of this anniversary, I am going to (re)tell my “Permanent Weight Loss Story,” in hopes that it will inspire you to dig deep, realize that your thoughts are leading the weigh, and basically, give you a Kick in the Tush!!!  Ready??? Okay! 

When I tell my permanent weight loss story; the story of how Our Lady of Weight Loss spoke to me and changed my life forever more, it is clear that the very first aHA moment (or fat-changing lesson) came when I realized that my thoughts were leading the way (or weigh, if you will).

How it went down! (the short of it)
On that historic morning some 12 years ago, I woke up FAT!  True, I’d woken up fat before, but this morning, I woke up really FAT!  I looked (just) like Violet from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  One more lifesaver, and I would explode!

So … I dragged myself to one of those weight loss centers were people obsess about food and weight. (You know the place to which I am referring, no?)  To be clear, I was not happy that I rolled out of bed ‘fat.’

Au contraire!  I was feeling depressed, defeated and deprived before I’d even began!  Upon arrival at the weight loss center, I stood in-line with the multitude of others.  I weighed in.   It was my highest number ever.  

I joined the thirty or so woman (and one lone man) for the lecture.  As I looked around the room, I hit bottom, thinking that I’d been here and done this a multitude of times.  What would make this time different than any other time?  Would I ‘lose it’ only to ‘find it’ again?

Tears came to my eyes, and I thought, “I’m never going to make it.”  That’s when I heard ‘the Voice.’*   The Voice said, “If you think you’re never going to make it, you never will.”  It was as if I’d been hit over the head with a Zen Celery stick.

The “aHa” moment. It was the first of many aHa moments or epiphanies, if you will.  An aHa moment happens when various ideas that were free-floating through your mind, that were not linked to any other ideas, come together and form a new idea.

In this moment of creation, you are likely to feel a jolt, a serge of energy and with this energy you are likely to become motivated to take action!

Action follows thought.
My aHa moment was illuminating.  I realized that actions follow thoughts.  If I thought I was dead in the water and that this time was no different than any other time, the actions that would more than likely follow would be self-sabotaging actions.  If there’s no hope, why not stop on the way home and pick up a pizza pie?

Clearly, the aHa moment that I had was energizing and electrifying enough to move me from sad to happy, from stuck to unstuck, from defeated to determined.

That aHa moment fed my soul!

The Iceberg Metaphor
The Iceberg metaphor is a model that is used by behavioral scientists, therapist and hypnotherapists alike.

It explains how our ‘way of being and doing’ is driven by our  thinking and feeling, as well as our unconscious mind.

Consider this:  Only 10 percent of the iceberg’s total mass is above the water, while 90 percent of it remains submerged. Nevertheless, the submerged 90 percent is what the ocean currents act upon.  The submerged 90 percent is what create’s the iceberg’s behavior at its very tip.   

NOW … consider this:  When we attempt to change a behavior or create a new habit, we focus on the part of our iceberg that’s showing.  We focus on how we eat, what we eat, when we eat, when we move our bodies, when we don’t.  We focus solely on our behavior and the results that this behavior is manifesting. 

If you want to create new habits, if you want to permanently remove your excess weight, then you need to start from the bottom of your submerged iceberg.  You need to start with your thinking.

What do you think, Tushkateers?  Are you ready to “lose it?”  

Remember to join with Tushkateers across the land on FACEBOOK/Kick in the Tush Club, where you can dish the dirt, chew the fat and laugh it up while you slim down! :)

Spread the word–NOT the icing,

Janice Taylor
Life & Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert
Wise * Fun * Utterly Useful

Dictated by Our Lady of Weight Loss, but not read:  excuse typos!———————————————————————————-
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 e-letter
join and chat: Kick in the Tush Club/Facebook

  • http://theodoresplace.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/march-2013-pawalla-mini/ Muscle Xtreme

    An intriguing discussion is definitely worth comment. I believe that you
    ought to publish more about this subject, it might not
    be a taboo subject but generally people don’t talk about such subjects. To the next! Best wishes!!

Previous Posts

Couch Potato's Dream: Burn Calories While Watching Movies
Dearest Couch Potato, I've got some splendid news for you!  University of Mississippi researchers found that ‘movie munchers’ ingested 28% more buttered popcorn when watching “Love Story” than those who watched the comedy “Sweet Home Alabama.” A Vanderbilt University study found that

posted 11:03:03am Apr. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Tax Day Money Rituals Sure to Manifest Mammoth Returns
Good Day Tushkateers,  Are you ready for a Kick in the Tush?  A money manifesting Kick in the Tush?  As today is Income Tax Day, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I share, here, with you the most powerful money rituals ever, which are sure to manifest mammoth returns! 5 (simple and highly effective)

posted 10:14:00am Apr. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Puzzled? A Tax Day Full Moon Money Ritual !!!
This week's Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, "In Our Lady We Trust," was inspired by the full moon, scheduled to appear in all its fullness glory on Tax Day, April 15, a time for many about money, and the full moon's ability to bring wealth into our lives! As you click through this week's puz

posted 12:08:42pm Apr. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Puzzled? Grackles are Fat, too?
This week's Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, "Grackle," was inspired by the many, many big, brash, raucous Great-Tail Grackles that are flying through the air, lighting on trees, as well as pecking their way through the freshly seeded lawn, here, right in front of me. "Have you no shame, Grac

posted 9:10:31am Apr. 10, 2014 | read full post »

Wisdom Wednesday: 6 Steps to Calm and Content
Did you know that your body is hereditarily designed to shift into fight or flight mode whenever you feel threatened?   In the old days (way old days), we felt frightened when the tiger eyed us as his next meal.  And that type of fear lasted until we were in the clear, at which time, we could ret

posted 12:24:59pm Apr. 09, 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.