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Puzzled? How Heavy Is Your Mental Junk?

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How Heavy is Your Mental Junk? ~ by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian

The week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “How heavy is your mental junk?” points a weighty finger at our negative thoughts, bad news, and the “He said, She said” gossip that clutters your minds, a.k.a. A.k.a. mental junk!  In answer to that question, I suspect it’s very heavy, weighty, and in your way, causing what feels like “stuckness.”

Here, a few quick do’s and dont’s from OLWL that can help you steer clear of that which creates mental junk! 

Our Lady of Weight Loss, dedicated to “lightening up” in all ways possible!

Click through this week’s Puzzled? How Heavy is Your Mental Junk?

Send JigSaw postcard to a friend: Puzzled? Postcard.

1.  Do not watch the news, violent movies or empty calorie television shows, especially before bedtime.

2.  Do not hold on to old grudges and hurts. Let it go. All is forgiven. Move on!

3.  Do not focus on your problems. Shift your energy to helping someone else.

4.  Do not worry. There’s no point to it, and worrying is a real buzz kill.

5.  Do read inspiration and motivational books, magazines. Keep your mind awash in positivity.

6.  Do spend some time solving crossword puzzles or number games. They exercise your brain, enabling you to learn more easily. (OLofWL provides one every Monday!)

7.  Do sit quietly, all by yourself. Ahhhhhhhh…

What might you do (or not do) today to accentuate the positive, clear out your mental junk?

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Spread the Word-–NOT the icing!

Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach
Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian
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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 newsletter!

 

Eat This – Totally Satisfying: Caramelized Onion Tart

Your Gain Is My Pain...contact Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian

Your Gain Is My Pain…contact Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian

A friend unexpectedly rolled into town just in time to lunch with us.  It was kind of funny, because lunch was a “happening,” which is seldom the case.

Generally speaking, it’s every man-for-himself, catch-as-catch-can, you-are-on-your-own-buddy.  For whatever reason, the mood had hit earlier in the day, and I had a 5 star lunch already to rock n’ roll.

A Caramelized Onion Tart was just coming out of the oven, the salad was tossed and a pitcher homemade sun tea had just been placed on the table.  And get this, I had on a gorgeous apron that I’d picked up (on sale) from my favorite store, anthropologie.  If I didn’t look like a cross between Donna Reed, Betty Crocker and Betsey Johnson (to dance on DWTS–you can expect a cartwheel or two), then I don’t know who did!

When my friend asked if we always dined like this, I replied with a twinkle in my eye and a hint of sarcasm in my tone, “Of course! Don’t you?”

Caramelized Onion Tart

Ingredients:
2 large sweet onions, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon unsalted margarine
8-10 whole cloves of garlic, peeled
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 egg whites, lightly beaten
1/3 cup low-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Pie crust shell

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Pre-bake crust for about 10 minutes; remove from oven and cool.
Meanwhile, heat oil and margarine in a large skillet over medium-high heat; sauté onions until they begin to turn golden.
Then toss in whole garlic cloves and continue to saute.
Reduce heat to medium-low and cook 30 minutes more or until caramelized. (The more patient and caramelized you are, the better.)
Let cool slightly.
Add pepper, egg whites and sour cream to onions.  Mix well.
Pour into prepared pie shell.

Sprinkle Parmesan and nutmeg evenly over the top.
Bake for 35–40 minutes or until filling is set; let stand for 5 minutes before removing from oven.

Cut into 6 wedges and serve.

Approximately: 250 calories per slice (Non-scientific analysis – I added up all ingredients and divided.)

Enjoy this 5 yum dish for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack!  Totally Satisfying!

Hungry for more satisfaction?  Join Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club/FB!

And–for the full skinny sign up for Janice Taylor’s (monthly) Kick in the Tush Club newsletter!


Spread the Word-–NOT the icing!

Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach
Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian
——————————————————————————-
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 newsletter!

#OneWord Thursday: How to Illuminate this #NOW!

Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Anti-Gravity Coach, Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian

Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Anti-Gravity Coach, Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian

Being human, inhabiting the moment; is no easy task. Our minds spin tales of the past, look toward the future, while today hollers, howls, tries so hard to get our attention.

In a flash today becomes yesterday, precious moments missed. Moments that held such promise. Gone.

Read through these words, enlightened thoughts from some of our best luminaries. Take them in on a cellular level, as they have the power to light up this very “now.”

11 Quotes: Illuminating the NOW

“What day is it?”
It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
My favorite day,” said Pooh.” ~ A.A. Milne

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Forever is composed of nows.” ~ Emily Dickinson

“Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.” ~ Walt Whitma

“We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.” ~ Maya Angelou

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

“Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.” ~ Charles M. Schulz

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“I promise myself that I will enjoy every minute of the day that is given me to live.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.” ~ Horace Mann

Hungry for more illumination?  Join Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club/FB!

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Spread the Word-–NOT the icing!

Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach
Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian
——————————————————————————-
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 newsletter!

Chewing the Fat: Quick Fixes? For or Against?

Step Out of Your Fat Suit ... by Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Guided Image Innovator, Weight Loss Artist, Author

Step Out of Your Fat Suit … by Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Anti-Gravity Expert (come fly with me!) Author, Artist…Positarian!

It’s time to Chew the Fat with Our Lady of Weight Loss!  Up for discussion?  Quick fixes.  For or against? Read On and Weigh In!

Dear OLofWL ~ I ‘googled’ QUICK WEIGHT LOSS and HOW TO LOSE 20 POUNDS FAST and low n’ behold, YOU popped up on my screen! I read through some of your writings, and I get it, I really do. You may have written about those topics, but it’s not what you believe. It’s not the route you took.

Reluctantly, I agree. And even though I know for sure that losing 20 pounds in two weeks is not healthy, and maybe not even possible, still … I want it to be so. Why is that? Why can’t I get it through my ‘thick and fat’ skull that there are no quick fixes? ~ A.T. from Tennessee

Dear A.T. from Tennessee ~ I suppose it’s human nature. Seems like we’d all like to wake up “thin, rich and beautiful.”

On the one hand, it would be lovely to simply imagine what we want, think positive thoughts and step back and watch it happen. Yes, No? Maybe; maybe not?

Before we jump on the “instant fix” bandwagon, let’s consider that there’s something in the work, the process, the nuances, the lessons along the way that “feeds our soul” in a way that “instant happiness” just can not.

Permanent Fat Removal (weight loss, weight reduction, call it what you like) is a process. There’s true beauty in the process. The process presents an incredible opportunity for you to make a real commitment to YOU.

There is a joy in overcoming the obstacles. There is strength in making a commitment; a true, hard-core commitment. Instead of “fighting” against yourself and what you need to do to create health, consider “embracing” the journey. Embrace healthy foods, deep breathing; embrace being thoughtful.

Step into your “weight loss warrior” outfit (whatever that might look like to you) and commit to utilizing weight loss as an opportunity for reinvention and transformation.

You might find a program out there that promises quick weight loss and delivers it too, but … but … will you keep “it” off? Or maybe find “it” again?

Please consider rethinking what QUICK really means. Choose the meaningful route. Embrace transformation! Whatever lessons you learn on the Road to Sveltesville (not the super, fast highway where collisions are plentiful but the long and winding, beautiful road to Sveltesville) can be applied to every area of your life.

It’s NOT about your weight; it is about your life! ~ OLofWL

Hungry for more “chewable fat?”  Join Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club/FB!

And–for the full skinny sign up for Janice Taylor’s (monthly) Kick in the Tush Club newsletter!

Spread the Word-–NOT the icing!

Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach
Weight Loss Expert, Author, Artist, Positarian
——————————————————————————-
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 newsletter!

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