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Fat TV: Dance Your Ass Off

Buckle your extra wide seat belts folks, because this summer is gonna’ be a fatty ride!
Given the enormous popularity of The Biggest Loser, one could have predicted that a plethora of ‘fat’ TV shows would be populating the airwaves. And so it goes, and here they come!
What’s on the menu, you ask, as you gather your snacks?
Well, in addition to Drop Dead Diva, Lifetime’s latest hit, wherein a thin girl dies and steps into a fat girl’s body, we have on our carte du jour a variety of tasty tidbits that you can vicariously dance your ass off to, date chunky style, and put your legs in a stirrup (Oh, yes, Ruby goes to her first gynecology appointment).
Dance Your Ass Off (Premieres tonight on Oxygen) – A fusion dish of The Biggest Loser and Dancing With the Stars, DYAO brings dance and diet together. Twelve contestants, paired with a professional dance partner, shake, rattle and roll their excess away. Winner loses and gains; pounds and money.
More to Love (Premieres July 28 on Fox) – Luke Conley, a 26-year-old, 6′ 3″, 300 pound former college football offensive lineman searches for love among a group of ‘real women.’ Will there be lots of wining and dining? Does love come in all sizes?
Ruby (Season 2 starts Sunday on Style) – Ruby lost 100+ pounds in season one, lessened her diabetes medicine, and has made some big time changes. Will her father’s death, her ex-boyfriend’s return, or her inability to remember her youth weaken her resolve? Tune in to find out!
NOTE: I was just kidding about the snacks. I’m just remembering when some of you confessed to snacking your way through The Biggest Loser!
More Celebrity Weight:
Kirstie Alley: Stuck in a fat suit?
Rebecca Romijn loses 60 pounds.
Is Oprah hypnotizing you?
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice

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Basil & Spice: Janice Taylor Drops 50, Tells All

I am excited to share with you a wonderful interview that Basil & Spice, the #1 syndicated blog site about authors and books on healthy living, posted this morning.
The interview happens to be with Janice Taylor (oh, that’s me!), the author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal. (You know, the book that Oprah included on her Summer Reading 2009 list! Woo Hoo!!!).
These past 8 years of reinvention and transformation have been amazing, filled with all kinds of wonderful surprises, i.e. being here on Beliefnet with you!
As I look back, I can see that in addition to letting go of 50 pounds of body clutter, I let go of 50 pounds of mental clutter as well as physical clutter. In other words, I cleared my body, mind and path, as I invited the Universe to deliver something better and more satisfying than steak roll-ups and hot fudge sundaes.
I hope you’ll take a moment to read the Basil & Spice interview that highlights my secrets to permanent fat removal. And then, be sure to take a breezy and relaxed stroll around their site, reading other fab interviews and learning about healthy living from so many wonderful authors!
How to move from ‘stuck to unstuck:’
Diets don’t work: A Kick in the Tush Does!
The Secret Power of Ganesh: Remover of Obstacles (Belly Fat and otherwise).
Does God want YOU to be fat?
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice

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Join the Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Write Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound big-time-loser for an introductory one-on-one coaching session.
Visit Our Lady of Weight Loss.
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Solar Eclipse: How to Invoke the Power of the New Moon

Admittedly, astrology is not my strong suit; reinvention, transformation and permanent fat removal are. However, I can tell you with certainly that tonight’s Solar Eclipse New Moon offers a unique, perhaps once in a lifetime opportunity, to ignite your wheels of change and set them in motion.
New Beginnings: The Power of the Eclipse and the 2nd New Moon
The New Moon (the waxing moon) is a time associated with beginnings and growth. If you want to bring new things into your life, to start a new project, to find new ways of nurturing yourself, others and planet Earth, and/or to simply start anew – a rebirth of sorts – then the New Moon offers the perfect time for you to stop and think it through, clear your space, speak your truth, and invite the Universe in.
The fact that tonight’s New Moon is an Eclipse Moon and that it is the 2nd consecutive Cancer New Moon this year, coupled by its position in ‘Cancer,’ #29, makes it that much more powerful.

The Our Lady of Weight Loss Guide to Invoking and Utilizing the Power of the Solar Eclipse New Moon

The Writing Ritual: The Power of Words to Paper
Did you know that 75% of what we write down happens? True enough! It’s a phenomenon that many have wondered about and have tried to analyze.
What we do know is that writing is a powerful way to focus our attention. Writing your intentions and desires on paper sends a strong message to both your conscious and unconscious minds that you are serious and committed to manifesting change.
Imagine now the enhanced power and possibilities, as you put pen to paper on this special day of days, the Solar Eclipse New Moon.
Powerful Solar Eclipse New Moon Questions
Before you open the doors and windows to the Universe and invite change in, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I invite you to answer the following questions that can help you to ‘see’ more clearly your dreams and desires and imagine in what form you most want to manifest them.
If you knew you could not fail, what would you do?
If your dreams and desires came from a place of full potential, rather than your limited perception of your current capabilities, what would your dream look like?
Remembering that dreams are just things that you are considering, thinking about, things that you have not yet fully committed to, what would you like to start thinking about doing now?

The 4 Step Eclipse New Moon Ritual:

Now that you have answered the above question (in written form, please), you can within 24 hours of the New Moon, make a list of all things new that you want to bring into your life. There is no right or wrong way to do this. Nevertheless, here follows a 4-step process for you to follow.
1. Build An Altar
To invoke an even stronger connection to your authentic self, dreams and the Universe, set up an altar that includes:

  • fresh flowers
  • a red candle
  • an orange candle
  • plate to put candles on
  • incense and any other objects/photos that you feel will bring more meaning and power to the table
  • red gemstones of any kind

    2. Orange Paper and Colorful Pens
    Light the candles and incense. Sit down with pen and paper in hand (for extra power and energy, write on maroon, red, wine or orange colored paper with a red, maroon, wine or white colored pen) and write out in detail all that you want to invite into your life.
    3. The Power of Three
    After you complete your list, pick three ‘desires’ that most deeply resonate with you. Place your list under the plate that holds the candle.
    4. Evoking the Power of the New Moon
    With red gemstone in hand, take in a deep cleansing breath and on the out breath, state with conviction:
    “On this New Moon, this Mystery Moon, I ask the universe to bring (3 most compelling items from your list) into my life.” Repeat the wishes out loud three times.
    CAUTION: Do NOT Blow out the Candles.
    Let the candles burn for as long as you are focused on your wishes. Do not blow them out. Either wet your fingers and pinch the flame out, or use a snuffer.
    Keep your ‘ritual kit’ in a safe place. Save your list and when you write next month’s New Moon list, be sure to compare. You may find that your priorities have shifted or that some of your list has manifested.
    Transform Thyself!
    How to: Manifest deep and lasting change.
    How to: Fill Up on Happiness.
    How to: Move from Stuck to Unstuck
    Spread the word … NOT the icing,
    Janice

    PS: Lynn Hayes, Beliefnet blogger extraordinaire and host of “Astrological Musings” gets into the nitty gritty of astrology. Check her out!
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  • Drop Dead Diva: Judging Fat People

    KICKOL-LOGO.jpgOnce upon a time, many fat moons ago, when I was at my heaviest in all possible ways (both body and soul), I took a mid-day break from the madness.
    Dressed loosely in what could have been characterized as a ‘moo moo,’ I set ‘sail’ across Madison Avenue in search of a steak roll-up.
    Midway across the divide, I heard the honk of a full-sized truck and the bellow of its driver, “Hey Lady! I know you’re too old to be pregnant. MOVE IT!”
    Ouch! Double injury. Fat and old.
    This week’s episode of Drop Dead Diva touched on the many cruel and insensitive things that are said to and thought about ‘fat’ people.
    Judgment 101: The WHY of it.
    Have you ever wondered why we are so fond of judging each other? We all do it. Don’t we? We judge people every day by the way they look, dress, walk, talk, think, and how they act.
    We are judging machines. What’s it all about? Why do we partake in something so hurtful and low?
    The Bible says, “Judge not, lest you be judged.”
    One of the moral disciplines of the Buddhist Eightfold Path is “Right Speech.” Right Speech suggests that we do not “slander others or speak in a way that causes disharmony or enmity” nor should we “indulge in idle talk or gossip.”
    In Talmudic tradition, it is believed that the evil tongue, “Lashon ha-ra,” is a weapon of destruction, one that spreads hatred, lies and most of all slander.
    And yet we continue to judge.
    Judgment stems from fear. It is a dysfunctional way of protecting ourselves. We project how we feel about ourselves onto others. We put them down so that we can feel superior and bring ourselves up.
    Food for thought.
    How many times a day do you judge others or have negative thoughts about others? How many times a day do you look at someone and reject them because you don’t like the way they look? Too fat? Too thin? Too ugly? Too pretty?
    Join with Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KICK IN THE TUSH CLUB and me, as we practice “Right Speech” for the next 24 hours.
    One day a time!
    More to chew over.
    Drop Dead Diva: Thin girl dies, steps into fat body
    Gastric Bypass: How much is ‘fat’ costing Americans?
    Diets don’t work: A Kick in the Tush Does!
    Eat This: Lose 50 Pounds
    Spread the word … NOT the icing,
    Janice

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    Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal an OPRAH BOOK CLUB pick: Summer 2009 – Buy NOW!
    Join the Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
    Write Janice Taylor, Health & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound big-time-loser for an introductory one-on-one coaching session.
    Visit Our Lady of Weight Loss.
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