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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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#OneWord Thursday: An Invitation to Lower Your #Expectations

This Holiday Season: Lower Your Expectations by Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Author, Artist, Positarian

This Holiday Season: Lower Your Expectations by Janice Taylor, Weight Loss SUCCESS Coach, Author, Artist, Positarian

Holidays are essentially just like any other day. They are filled with their ups, downs, glitches and unexpected happenings.  Whatever your expectations, I invite you to lower them now!!!

Here, 10 Lower Your EXPECTATIONS Quotes!
#LowerYourExpectations

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” ~ Donald Miller

“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine.” ~ Bruce Lee

“If you spent your life concentrating on what everyone else thought of you, would you forget who you really were? What if the face you showed the world turned out to be a mask… with nothing beneath it?” ~ Jodi Picoult

“Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer hold you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundance world awaits.” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

“You can’t expect everyone to have the same dedication as you.” ~ Jeff Kinney

“If you’re going to say what you want to say, you’re going to hear what you don’t want to hear.” ~ Roberto Bolano

“My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since than has been a bonus. ~ Stephen Hawking

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” ~ Gautama Buddha

“You are your own worst enemy. If you can learn to stop expecting impossible perfection, in yourself and others, you may find the happiness that has always eluded you.” ~ Kisa Kleypas

“I’d rather be pleasantly surprised than fatally disappointed.” ~ Julia Glass

Spread the word–-NOT the icing!

Janice

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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Out of Control? You are not alone…

"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

Happy #KickTushTuesday, #Tushkateers! During this holiday season, people are reaching out to me, reporting in and letting me know that they feel “Out of Control!”  Seriously OOC (a new diagnosis for the DSM5?) due to the food, stress and happiness of the holiday season. Oh yes, happiness can push us OOC, too! Here’s an email from Tushkateer Joanie that says it all!  Read, ingest, gain control, lose weight!  Sometimes it’s that easy! :)

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Dear Janice, I am OUT of CONTROL. Honestly … OUT OF CONTROL. I did lose 21 pounds some time ago but have gained nearly all of those 21 pounds back. I Have NO CONTROL. I am OUT of CONTROL. Yes, I am yelling, because I am freaking out. I eat whatever, whenever. Please HELP me to regain control (and lose those pounds that drag me down. ~ Joanie C.

Dear Joanie, In order to permanently remove excess weight we need to change our internal landscape (I don’t mean move your stomach to a new location).

Here are 5 few tips on how to change your thoughts, your language, your state of mind, and your weight!

1. Watch and become aware of your language. If you say, “I am OUT of CONTROL, ” you are out of control and reinforcing that belief.

2. Let go of “the WHY of it.” Asking WHY questions … “Why am I doing this?” “Why me?” may well yield an answer, but not necessarily a strategy to effect change.

3. Ask yourself, “WHAT can I do to move forward? ” And then ask yourself “What else can I do? What else? What else can I do?” Make a list of ten actions that can and will move your forward.

4. Steer clear of the DRAMA . When you hear yourself saying “The problem is …” watch out! Your drama is fast approaching. “The problem is that I can’t find a job, because I can’t buy a suit, because I don’t have the money, because my husband left me and took the piggy bank with him, because he was a misery … ” Got it? DRAMA drains our energy and moves us away from implementing positive change.

5. And finally for Joanie and anyone out there who thinks that they are out of control … If there is no food in your mouth right now – you are back in control. If there is food in your mouth … spit it out …and you are back in control. Either way, you are okay, you are in control.

Remember Tushkateers, you can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it. Listen to your thoughts, hear what you are saying, tweak ‘em, turn them around, and then you can more easily and effortlessly change your mind, and your weight and your life!   Sometimes…it’s that simple!

Spread the word–NOT the icing!

Janice

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