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Cucumber Angel: Cool, comforting and heaven sent.

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This week’s Weight Loss Jig Saw art is called “Cool as a Cucumber Angel.” She is cool, comforting, and comes complete with flying cucumber, daisy power and a to-die-for recipe!
Cool as a Cucumber Angel Salad
Ingredients: 2 long and large English cucumbers, thinly sliced * 1 small white onion, thinly sliced * 1 cup white vinegar * 1/2 cup water * 1/2 cup evaporated sugar * 2 tablespoons dill, fresh
Instructions: In a large bowl, toss cucumbers and onion slices. In a saucepan, over medium meat, combine vinegar, water and sugar. Bring to a boil. Then pour over the cucumber and onions. Stir in dill, cover, and refrigerate until cold. Couple of hours, at least! Yum delicious!
While cooling in your fridge, have fun with jigsaw puzzle!
Have fun!
More goodness:
Watermelon Angel: Dessert straight from heaven.
Angelina Jolie & Susan Boyle: What is beauty?
Weight Loss Wisdom: Stuck on chocolate.
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice

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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
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“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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Father’s Day e-cards: Wishing Dad Health and Happiness

Our Lady of Weight Loss Turns a Deaf Ear to Cake
On Father’s Day, what better message to send than a healthy and happy one!
Lighten Up with Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Glorious Greetings ~ Spirited and spiritual e-cards!
More celebratory days!
International Sushi Day: does sushi make us fat?
Grill It Up: Eat more; weight less!
Healthy Summertime Recipes! Yum, yum and YUM!
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice

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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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Jon and Kate spoiler: A sandwich of betrayal, stress & divorce?

I can’t even begin to imagine what it must be like to be Jon or Kate or one of the eight. The amount of milk and bread consumed daily would be enough to put me over the edge, never mind the noise level, or the stress of living your life in a fishbowl. Oh, and how about the accusations of betrayal? The National Ledger reports that “Jon and Kate have been rumored to have been living apart for months and accusations of infidelity have hit both parties. Kate has been accused of having an affair with bodyguard Steve Neild while Jon has been accused of a months long affair with teacher Deanna Hummel.”
My mother, who was married 60-something years before my father died, said that my dad was a buffer between her and the world. They were best friends who looked to each other to ease the stress that life inevitably brings. They shared the happy moments, the painful moments and the stressful moments.
Still, she said that one needs to know the difference between ‘sharing’ and ‘dumping.’
True, an important part of a relationship revolves around sharing your life, letting the other person know what’s going on, as well as asking for support; giving support. Leaning on each other … all important parts of a relationship.
Nevertheless, before you dump – ‘talk at’ your significant other, you might want to take a look at these truly helpful and useful communication guidelines.
Ask Permission: “Is this a good time to listen? I need to share the gruesome details of my crazy day.” If the answer is “NO!” Respect that No! Ask, “Please let me know when it is a good time.
Timing: Before you launch into your bucket list of upset, frazzled nerves and complaints (all justified, of course), do check in with your main squeeze to see if he or she is equally stressed.
Be Clear: Are you sharing, looking for feedback, or just need a place to be heard. If all you want is to be heard. Start the conversation off with “Please, do not respond. Just listen -intently! I need you to be with me. That’s all.”
Time Yourself: Vent, talk, share … dump … whatever you want to call it for a maximum of one minute and then check in and see if the person is still with you. Really 30 seconds would be better. Don’t take advantage of the ‘sharee.’
Responsibility: Ultimately, it is your stress. Support is great! But no one can singularly ‘fix it.
Special Note: For further insight into the machinations of relationships, I checked in with my colleague, Peter Weinstein, LCSW, Psychotherapist, Relationship Expert.
Mr. Weinstein adds, “Being sensitive to your partner’s needs is one of the most important components of a successful relationship. Just as YOU want respect and appreciation, so does your partner/spouse. Putting yourself in the ‘others’ shoes and considering his/her needs (without sacrificing your own need) is true empathy and the cornerstone of relational/marital bliss.”
More weighty celebrity talk:
Elizabeth Edwards: public humiliation to new reality
Kathy Ireland: Overweight. Overwhelmed.
Kelly Clarkson’s weight gain.
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice

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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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International Sushi Day: ‘Diet’ food that makes us fat?

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Would you prefer knowing the truth or living in ignorance?
Assuming knowledge is power and ignorance is bliss, which would you prefer – power or bliss? Here follows ‘the truth about Sushi!’ from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet.com Sushi Lover.
As far as Sushi goes, I was (was being the operative word here) truly happy living in ignorance. In fact, just this past week, I had a night of ‘let go’ at my favorite Japanese restaurant.
Roll after roll – spicy tuna roll, shrimp tempura roll – dragon roll – Alaska roll – Boston roll -bottle of unfiltered Sake after bottle of filtered Sake from dry to sweet – mysteriously arrived at our table. It was a gastronomical, as well as social pleasure. One big blissful, ignorant YUM!
Yes, I was clear on the fact that I’d well exceeded my usual daily caloric intake, however, I rationalized that sushi is a low-fat diet food – and that it couldn’t be too bad!
The very next day, coincidentally, Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, handed me an ‘everything you need to know about sushi’ article, which set forth, under no uncertain terms, the truth about sushi.
So before you read on – know this. If you are ordering any kind of ‘fancy’ roll – large size rolls, rolls of spiciness, or fried rolls (duh!) – any kind of Sushi roll that has been ‘Americanized’ – you are ingesting more calories and fat than you may have thought.
“Sushi for dieters: Japanese isn’t always great for you. Here’s how to order smart.” Source: Health magazine, June 2007
1. SOY SAUCE – [1 Tbsp.]
* Calories: 8
* Fat: 0g
* Protein: 1g
* Sodium: 902mg
* Smart move – cut 302 milligrams of sodium by choosing low-sodium soy
2. IMITATION WASABI – [1 Tbsp.] I didn’t even know that imitation existed?!)
* Calories: 7
* Fat: 0g
* Protein: 0g
* Sodium: 100mg
* Smart move – ask for the real thing. Imitation can contain oil, sorbitol [a sugar],
and lactose
3. SHRIMP TEMPURA ROLL – [6-8 pieces]
* Calories: 508 per roll (HOLY COW!!!)
* Fat: 21g
* Protein: 20g
* Sodium: 210mg
* Smart move: For crunch, skip the tempura and get a roll with fish raw
[only 20 calories a tablespoon]
4. SPICY TUNA ROLL – [6-8 pieces]
* Calories: 290 per roll
* Fat: 11g
* Protein: 24g
* Sodium: – 53mg
* Smart move: If you order it mayo-free, you will save about 30 calories and
3 grams of fat.
LIGHTER PICKS
5. TUNA SASHIMI – [I ounce]
* Calories: 40
* Fat: 1,4g
* Protein: 6,6g
* Sodium: – 11mg
* Good bet: You will get all the flavor without the carbs from the rice.
6. CUCUMBER ROLL – [6-8 pieces]
* Calories: 137 per roll
* Fat: 0g
* Protein: 3,5g
* Sodium: – 21mg
* Good bet: The veggies in this roll add tasty, low-cal crunch.
7. CALIFORNIA ROLL – [6-8 pieces]
* Calories: 255 per roll
* Fat: 7g
* Protein: 9g
* Sodium: – 49mg
* This popular, yummy selection is both high in protein and low in fat.
8. Picked Ginger (5 slices)
* Calories: 9
* Fat: 9 g
* Protein: 9 g
* Sodium: 1 g
To add some perspective on this, remember, I did permanently remove 50 pounds almost 8 years ago, so I’d have to say my ‘lost let-it-all-go sushi dinners’ every so often, not very often, didn’t matter in the big picture. Having my sake night off did not send me off onto a 10-year detour.
However, now that I know how many calories are in a shrimp tempura roll, will I ever be able to order one again … at least, without great debate and awareness?
I suspect I will shift to the sashimi side of life – and feel powerful in my knowledge.
NOTE: Sushi is a Japanese food that features individual pieces of raw fish on top of little delicious mounds of vinegar-seasoned rice. Sashimi is simply slices of raw fish (often salmon and tuna).
Be Political : Eat Healthy!
More delicious food.
American Idol: 6 Stress Busting Snacks.
Eat. Have Sex. Lose Weight!
Obama Eats and Pays!
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice

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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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