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Our Lady of Weight Loss

Creative Exercise: Polish Off a Piece of Cake

Want to polish off that piece of cake? Try polishing the dressers instead.
Given the amount of running around I do, I barely have enough time to sleep, much less exercise and/or clean. (Plus, I resist – neither activity is my favorite). How can I squeeze 30 minutes of exercise into my day?
The Mayo Clinic suggests combining housework and exercise. “Make household chores count. Mop the floor, scrub the bathtub or do other housework. The stretching and lifting are good exercise. Work at a fast pace to get your heart pumping.”
Our Lady suggests we add one mammoth helping of music to the Mayo’s ‘housework as exercise’ workout program. As we know (see Top Ten Exercise Tips ), music activates the same feel good center of the brain that food does.
If we could dust, mop, stretch and sweat to the the beat of Motown, we’d burn calories, have a clean house and get our endorphins (those morphine-like substances that our body produces that enhance the immune system, relieve pain, reduce stress, and postpone the aging process) pumping too.
What songs does Our Lady squat, bend, push, pull and lift to? Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” and “Pink Cadillac,” Gwen Stefani’s “Rich Girl,” Outkast’s “The Love Below,” and Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary.”
Tasty Tidbit: Housework as exercise is not a new concept. In October, 1901, Good Housekeeping published an article entitled “Housework as Exercise.” The author was an un-named teacher of physical culture. Her message was to . . . . “Unbutton those tight collars, take off the corsets and petticoats, hike up those long skirts and pull the blinds. Whenever possible wear a gymnasium suit for scrubbing and sweeping.”
Housework as Exercise Calorie Chart
Calories burned per hour:
Cooking / 80 (No tasting while cooking!)
Ironing / 60
Mopping Floors / 110
Rearranging Furniture / 200
Scrubbing Floors / 200
Vacuuming / 85
Washing Dishes (By hand.) / 60
Washing Windows /150
Calories burned per minute:
Washing the Car by Hand / 6
Washing Dishes / 3
Vacuuming / 3
Dusting / 4
Rearranging Furniture / 9
Folding Laundry & / 3
Putting Away
General Straightening / 9
Raking the Leaves / 7
Pushing the Lawn Mower / 6
Grocery Shopping (pushing the cart)/ 5
Gardening /4
Kissing / 5
Clicking Burns Calories, Too!
Walking: Cures Constipation and Impotence.
Diet Cheat Sheet!
10 Tips: Happiness Centered Weight Loss
Spread the fat-burnin’ 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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Bush Tortures Detainees: 1,000 Calorie Diet Plan

As stated in the New York Times and The Huffington Post, President Bush turned to Slim Fast and Jenny Craig to rationalize the use of dietary manipulation on detainees.
From The Huffington Post:
In a footnote to a May 10, 2005, memorandum from the Office of Legal Council, the Bush attorney general’s office argued that restricting the caloric intake of terrorist suspects to 1000 calories a day was medically safe because people in the United States were dieting along those lines voluntarily.
“While detainees subject to dietary manipulation are obviously situated differently from individuals who voluntarily engage in commercial weight-loss programs, we note that widely available commercial weight-loss programs in the United States employ diets of 1000 kcal/day for sustain periods of weeks or longer without requiring medical supervision,” read the footnote. “While we do not equate commercial weight loss programs and this interrogation technique, the fact that these calorie levels are used in the weight-loss programs, in our view, is instructive in evaluating the medical safety of the interrogation technique.”

What, my friends, does that say about America’s obsession with diets, and about those who choose to ‘torture’ themselves by striving to follow a 1,000 calorie per day plan? Is your diet plan torture?
Food for thought.
Go Healthy! Please.
More Food & Fat Politics:
The War on Obesity
United Airlines: Double Your Fat; Double Their Pleasure
Scientists: Obesity Causes Global Warming
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.
Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!
“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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How Mean Are YOU?

janice before-after postcard copy.jpgHow mean are you? To others? To yourself?
Our Lady of Weight Loss has received hundreds if not thousands of emails from readers who ‘confess’ their self-sabotaging and mean-spirited words … all directed at themselves! Words, thoughts and sentiments that belittle, bring forth feelings of shame, are harsh and even abusive.
“I’m fat.” “I’m disgusted with myself; I’m lazy.” “I don’t know what’s wrong with me.” I hate myself.” “I’m a pig.” “I have no willpower.” “I’m a loser, and I don’t mean in the spirit of weight loss.”
Here’s an exercise that both builds confidence and strong bones, originally published in my first book Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal. You might note that we (Our Lady of Weight Loss and I) prefer a ‘light’ approach to a ‘heavy’ topic. There’s no reason that you cannot have fun, smile, think ‘lite,’ be ‘lite’ … while lightening up, is there?
Now, get ready to ‘lighten up.’
While you are busy steaming your veggies, how about some positive self-esteem talk?
Be sure to compliment yourself at least three times a day!

I love my NuYawk accent.
Look at me – steamin’ and e-steemin’. I am great!
I’m a good person. I just smiled when my mother said, “You’re not giving away your fat clothes, are you? What will you do when you gain it back?

What nice things might you say to yourself today? Comment below!
Change your mind; change your weight!
Fill Up on AFFIRMATIONS!
Increase Your Luck; Decrease Your Waist Size!
Motivated Forever?
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.
Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!
“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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EARTH DAY RECIPES: To Die For Delicious

ART earth-day.jpgEARTH DAY RECIPES: EAT GREEN
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to eat environmentally friendly, healthy and green!
Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Earth Day recipes feature seasonal fruit, veggies and heaps of good energy! Not your usual salads! These ARE exciting! Woo Hoo!
Salacious Strawberry & Fabulous Feta Salad
Ingredients:
1 cup slivered almonds
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup fig balsamic vinegar
1 head romaine lettuce, torn
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
Instructions:
In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the almonds, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted. Remove from heat, and set aside.
In a bowl, whisk together the garlic, honey, Dijon mustard, and fig balsamic vinegar.
And now, in a large bowl, toss together the toasted almonds, romaine lettuce, strawberries, and feta cheese.
Drizzle dressing over the salad and toss!
Our Lady of Weight Loss finds that there’s no need for oil dressings when cheese is a part of the recipe. Try it! You’ll like it!
Beatific Baby Spinach and Apple Salad
Ingredients:
2 (6 ounce) packages fresh baby spinach
1 medium sweet apple, chopped
1/3 cup raisins
3 tablespoons chopped peanuts, raw (not salted or roasted)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon mango chutney
3/4 teaspoon curry powder
sprinkle of salt
Instructions:
In a large bowl, combine the spinach, apple, raisins and peanuts.
Then, simply, combine the remaining ingredients in a tight-fitting jar. Shake it up, baby! Drizzle over salad and toss.
Best EVER Fruit Salad
Ingredients:
2 medium sweet apples, chopped
2 nectarines, pitted and chopped
2 plums, pitted and chopped
1/3 cup raisins
1 cup green grapes, no pits please!
1 container of raspberries (organic frozen if you can’t find fresh)
juice of 1 fresh lemon
drizzle honey (not so much)
Instructions:
In medium sized bowl mix together all the fruit.
Then the juice of the one lemon and the drizzle of honey.
Toss.
Enjoy!!! These three salads are meals within themselves. Go Green; Go Healthy!
More Recipes!
Eat. Have SEX. Lose Weight!
Foods that Make YOU Happy!
Recession Proof Foods: Cheap, Easy and Delicious!
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.
Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!
“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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