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Puzzled? Grackles are Fat, too?

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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, Grackles?” I inquired.  “You’re pecking is so loud and for goodness sake, you are rude as well.The lawn has just been seeded!”

“Squawk, squawk,” replied the Grackle, “Your bugs are so delicious.  We can’t stop ourselves.  We are individually and collectively out of control.”

“How fortuitous that you are out of control on my lawn.  I am quite possibly the best, most successful Weight Loss Coach in the world.”  I said.  “The first thing y’all need to do is set an intention to eat a certain amount of insects, and only that amount at this meal.   And then together, as there is definitely strength in numbers (group support is key), after you finish your bug-fest, drink a bit of water, remove the taste from your mouth and fly an extra mile together.  Build on that one success and see what can happen!”

And so the Great-Tailed Grackle took the message to his flock and they determined that 120 insects each was indeed enough, and together, they ate, sang, and flew happily ever after.

Before moving onto the next lawn, they did sing out to me, “Setting an intention, setting limits, setting our pea-sized bird brains was an amazing first step.  We don’t feel deprived or depressed, we feel a certain spaciousness, lightness and weightlessness that fills us with joy.”

“Dear Weight Loss Coach,” they continued, in unison, “We’ll be back.”

“Take care, Grackles, and come again when you can’t stay so long!” I said as I waved, blew kisses and squawked my best imitation of the Grackle!

As you click through, the puzzle, Grackle, feel free to ponder your first step(s).
And, send the Grackle e-postcard to a friend.  Encourage them to join your flock! Support is paramount!!!

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Spread the word–NOT the icing,

Janice Taylor, Life & Happiness Coach, Author, Artist, Positarian
wise * fun * utterly useful
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Wisdom Wednesday: 6 Steps to Calm and Content

CUREDid 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 return to being one with the sky, the earth and the berries.

In modern times, however, stress is all-encompassing, invasive, ever-present, and it has become the way, our natural way of being.

Imagine, just for a moment, how difficult that is on our bodies, our psyche, on our emotions.   It’s nearly impossible to feel happy, to have a fun time, to love and smile when we are stressed to our last nerve; isn’t it?

What to do?  Move into mindfulness.  Establish a daily practice that moves you into a calm, peaceful and content place.

Here…
6 Steps to Calm and Content

1.    Find a quiet and comfortable place to sit.

2.   Close your eyes and tune into the ambient sounds.  Perhaps your breathing, the birds chirping, the leaves moving to the beat of a soft breeze.

3.   Scan your body, from head to toe and back again, noticing tight spots.

4.   Breathe into the tightness.  Relax on the out breath.

5.   Breathe again and again.  In and out, counting your breath.

6.   Allow the energy to easily and effortlessly flow through you.

Sit, breath, let go…daily.  Preferably at the same time and in the same space.  Watch the quality of you life improve.

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Spread the word–NOT the icing,

Janice Taylor, Life & Happiness Coach, Author, Artist, Positarian
wise * fun * utterly useful
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visit Janice:  Our Lady of Weight Loss
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#KickTush Tuesday: 5 Ways to a Beautifully Landscaped Interior

kick in the tush club 1:2 logoAs today is #KickTush Tuesday, I’d like to give you a Kick in the Tush!  One that changes your internal landscape, and I don’t mean “move your stomach to a new location,” although that is an interesting idea.

Recently Our Lady of Weight Loss and Tushkateer Tess ‘chewed the fat’ and from that conversation, from that collaboration a creative approach to changing mindset was manifested:  5 Ways to a Beautifully Landscaped Interior! 

Read on, ingest, change!  Sometimes it’s that simple!

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss,

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 eat whatever, whenever.

Please HELP~ Tess

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Dear Tess,

In order to permanently remove excess weight we need to change our internal landscape.  Read through these 5 points of ‘lite,’ ingest on a cellular level and change.  Voila!

5 Ways to a Beautifully Landscaped Interior!

  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.
  1. 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.
  1. Ask yourself, “WHAT can I do to move forward?” And then ask yourself “What else can I do? What else? What else?” Make a list of ten actions that can and will move your forward.
  1. Stay out 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.
  1. And finally for Tess 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.

~ Our Lady of Weight Loss

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Spread the word–NOT the icing,

Janice Taylor, Life & Happiness Coach, Author, Artist, Positarian
wise * fun * utterly useful
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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 e-newsletter!

#OneWord Thursday: Have #Patience, Know Thy Grass

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“Delight In All” by Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist

If I had a nickle every time someone told me that they weren’t losing weight fast enough, or that they weren’t manifesting their dreams soon enough, or they weren’t being who they are not yet but want to be today not tomorrow, I’d have a million nickles, no exaggeration.  (Maybe, with inflation ‘n all, I ought to change that nickle to a dollar and make some real money, hey?…I digress.) 

Point being:  If you are inching your way (weigh) toward your goals, if you are pointed in the right direction, you will get where you are going fast enough.   Which is why I chose the word patience as this week’s quotable #oneWord to live by.

Here 10 Quotes to Remind You to Slow Down, Pay Attention, Know Thy Grass and You Shall Get ‘There’ When You Get ‘There’!

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” ~ A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

“Why is patience so important?”
“Because it makes us pay attention.” ~ Paulo Coelho

“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.” ~ Hal Borland

“If I could store any character quality in a cookie jar, I’d store patience. Chocolate-chip patience cookies. And I’d eat them all at one sitting.” ~ Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

“Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to attain your goals and dreams. ~ Ray Davis

“Inner peace is impossible without patience. Wisdom requires patience. Spiritual growth implies the mastery of patience. Patience allows the unfolding of destiny to proceed at its won unhurried pace.” ~ Brian L. Weiss

“An alternative to love is not hate but patience.” ~ Santosh Kalwar

“Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.” ~ Barbara Johnson

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” ~ Arnold H. Glasgow

“In the end we are always rewarded for our good will, our patience, fair-mindedness, and gentleness with what is strange.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Spread the word–NOT the icing,

Janice Taylor, Life & Happiness Coach, Author, Artist, Positarian
wise * fun * utterly useful
———————————————————————————-
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-newsletter!

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