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Happy Birthday Obama: Sugar-free Cake for the President

Weight Loss Art: Pious Project #1 - Sewn Birthday Cake
In honor of President Obama’s 48th birthday, I sewed him a piece of sugar-free, carb-free, fat-free cake! Yes, you heard me right.
Given President Obama’s healthy lifestyle and ability to think out of the donut box, I thought he would appreciate the concept of an everlasting piece of cake. So instead of baking him a cake, I sewed him a piece.
It’s what I do. I am a Weight Loss Artist. Instead of eating (certain) foods, I make art about them, and in the process lose weight. (50 pounds!) Sound kooky? Well, you know, having fun and being creative is essential when it comes to the battle of the bulge. Seriously, how many people are successful following the old way that solely focuses on food and exercise?
Here, at Our Lady of Weight Loss, we believe in fun. So, if you want to know how to sew yourself a piece of cake, write me. I’ll send you the instructions. FYI … if you are interested in more Weight Loss Arts & Crafts, pick up a copy of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal. Chock a block with motivation, useful information, recipes, fun and easy art projects and it’s an Oprah Book Club, Summer Reading 2009 pick!
Your favorite links:
Kirstie Alley: Stuck in a Fat Suit
Diets Don’t Work: A Kick in the Tush Does
How Can You Stop Eating NOW?
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, Weight Loss 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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Stressed to Refreshed: 7 simple things to do.

DOG Ganesh JIG 2.jpgPeople are stressed from their jobs, relationships, finances, health issues; people are stressed from their daily attempts to juggle all and find balance in their lives.
As it turns out, letting go of stress is a relatively easy thing to do, if you can simply remember that you can let go of it. Sometimes we get swallowed up by the drama of it all, and then we lose perspective and forget that we do have a choice.
Yes, it is a choice. We can either focus on the stress and ratchet it up a notch or two, or we can remember these:
7 simple things to do to “move from stressed to refreshed!”
1. Be in the now … There is no stress in the moment. Stress comes from worrying about what may have happened or will happen. “I’ve got too much to do, I’ll never get it all done.”
2. Move from here to there … The very act of getting up and moving from one chair to another, from one room to another, can help to ‘move’ your mood and shift you to a better place.
3. Flush your stress away … Drink a full 8 ounces of water. The healing properties of water are plentiful.
4. Eat healthy … Do not reach for sugary treats, fatty fast foods, alcoholic beverages, et al., as it will only add to your stress level.
5. Let go of the “victim” … Claim what’s yours and own your power. Let the warrior in you surface to the top and take control.
6. Open the windows and shout … I’m alive! Again with conviction. Again and again until you fully get the miracle of it all. Wow – you are alive!
7. Breathe deep … Breathe in experience; breathe out poetry ~ Muriel Rukeyser.
Everyday, think as you wake up, ‘today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings, I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others, I am going to benefit others as much as I can.’ ~ Dalai Lama
Let it all go:
The word of God: Weight loss sabotage?
Depressed? Stressed? Overweight?
Feeling Blue? A mood lift.
Spread the word, not the icing!
Janice

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Follow Janice on Twitter and/or Facebook!
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, Weight Loss 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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Quick Weight Loss Centers report: Watermelon juice key to weight loss.

Warning: The following information is not pretty, but it could be the key to your weight loss success.
Fat Melting Information from the Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Quick Weight Loss Centers:
A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition, found that rats that were fed either a low-fat or a high-fat diet that was supplemented with the amino acid – arginine – over a 12 week period decreased fat by over 60%.
In addition, similar research conducted on pigs suggested that dietary arginine supplementation reduces fat growth while increasing muscle gain.
Arginine is found in watermelon juice as well as seafood, seeds, algae, meats, rice protein concentrate and soy protein isolate.
Studies have not been conducted on humans, but let’s just say that eating watermelon can bring hope and ‘lite’ to our dining tables.
More Weighty Research:
Gastric Bypass: How much is it costing America?
Stop Overeating: Take Control
Oprah’s Book Club: Summer Reading 2009 – The one diet book you need!
Spread the word, not the icing!
Janice

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Follow Janice on Twitter and/or Facebook!
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, Weight Loss 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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Watermelon: Fruit or Vegetable?

Today, my friends, is National Watermelon Day! And in celebration, here follows, from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Kitchens, some shocking (yes SHOCKING!) news about the watermelon, followed by some of my favorite Righteous Recipes!
What is watermelon?
Shocking Food News from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Kitchens – The watermelon is neither a fruit nor a melon.
Watermelon’s official name is Citrullus lanatu, and it is a member of the botanical family Curcurbitacae; and it is a vegetable. (Go know! I never would have guessed.) It is related to the cucumbers, pumpkins and squash families. Watermelons are native to the Kalahari desert of southern Africa and were introduced to America by Africans transported as slaves.
Fresh watermelons may be eaten just as they are, used to flavor summer drinks, or in a variety of recipes.
The watermelon’s exterior rind is smooth and its interior fruit is red, deliciously sweet and very juicy, and its colors and pattern are worth noting for any art project! Very inspirational.
What is a hard watermelon?
A hard watermelon is a watermelon that has had a hole pierced into it and hard liquor poured through that hole. The alcohol mixes with the juicy red fruit. You can then cut yourself a slice as you normally would. For adults only, of course, and in moderation!
Is Watermelon a healthy choice? You bet cha!
Congrats to the Watermelon for receiving the “heart healthy” seal of approval from the American Heart Association and for being the leader in lycopene among fruits and vegetables. Lycopene is known to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
Watermelon is also loaded with Vitamins A, B6 and C, is low in sodium, fat-free, low in calories and is 92% water! A 2-cup serving of watermelon is only 80 calories. That’s twice as much bang for your buck as most fruit!
What are the benefits of Vitamins A, B6 and C?
The vitamin A found in watermelon can help to prevent night blindness and it gives a boost to the infection-fighting white blood cells called lymphocytes.
The vitamin B6 that used by the body to produce neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, melatonin and dopamine, which we all know by know make us feel good, help to alleviate anxiety and panic.
And the Vitamin C can boost the immune system’s resistance against infections and viruses. Once again, those free radicals chances of aging us or creating cataracts are diminished.
Tasty Tidbit ~ How to Pick A Watermelon:

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  • Your watermelon should be firm, symmetrical and free of bruises, cuts and dents.
  • Pick it up and make sure it’s heavy. Yeah baby, since watermelon is 92% water, it should be heavy for its size.
  • Take a look at its underside. A creamy yellow spot marks where it sat on the ground naturally ripened in the sun!
  • Righteous Recipes:
    Watermelon Gazpacho
    Ingredients: 8 cups cubed seeded watermelon * ½ cup finely chopped onion * ½ cup finely chopped green pepper * 2 teaspoons fresh (if at all possible) basil * ½ teaspoon salt * 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper * 1/2 teaspoon chili powder * 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
    Instructions:
    In blender, puree watermelon with 1/4 cup of onion and pepper; pour into large mixing bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients (the other 1/3 cup of onion and pepper. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour to blend flavors.
    Makes 4-6 servings.
    Watermelon Compote a la Our Lady & The Angel
    Ingredients:
    3 cups Watermelon cubes, balls or chunks (whatever bite size you like best) * 2 cups cubed Pineapple (fresh, of course!) * 3/4 cup green grapes, seeded * 3/4 cup red grapes, seeded * 1/4 cup Creme de cassis (black currant liqueur)
    Instructions: Combine fruit in a bowl. * Gently add and toss liqueur. * Cover, chill.
    Still hungry? Fill up on healthy!
    Eat This: Lose 50 Pounds
    Cucumber Angel: Heaven Sent
    Chocolate: Always and Forever
    Spread the word, not the icing!
    Janice

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    Follow Janice on Twitter and/or Facebook!
    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, Weight Loss 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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