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Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

Are fat people doormats?

Our Lady of Weight Loss: I am NOT a doormat. Do fat people tend toward being foolishly sentimental and soft? Does the word ‘namby-pamby’ fit you? Fat, thin or regular sized, be brave and take this ‘true/false quiz!’
True or False? How many of these statements do you identify with?
1. You do things for other people that you really don’t want to do that are clearly beyond the call of duty.
Example: Your neighbor pops in and asks if you can watch her kids for the afternoon. She says that she hasn’t had a break for at least a week, and she wants to take herself to the movies. You say okay, even though you haven’t had a break in … geeze Louise, it’s been so long you can’t remember … and you so don’t even like her kids!
True or False?
2. You lie because you want to accommodate someone else.
Example: Your daughter-in-law asks if you are busy on Friday because that’s the day she that works best for her to get together, and even though you have a fully loaded day and will have to go to great inconvenience to reschedule all, you say, “Oh that’s perfect, my calendar is free. Works for me!”
True or False?
3. When asked what your preference is, you defer to others, even though you strongly do have a preference.
Example: When asked what type of restaurant you prefer to dine in, you say, “Whatever you like.” And then … you end up going to a greasy spoon comfort food place that has absolutely nothing on the menu that you want to or should eat, and – by the way – you are miserable!
True or False?
4. You make vague comments about things and expect people to read your mind and then you play the martyr.
Example: You tell a friend, “Oh my back has been acting up a bit lately. Sometimes when I stand for long period of times or walk too slowly, it goes into a spasm.” One week later, they call and say let’s go to a museum, and you are really put upon and peeved that they don’t get that a museum might activate your spasm.
True or False?
5. You stuff down your feelings with food.
Example: Instead of telling your son, daughter or friend that you are feeling neglected and yes, angry, that they forgot your birthday, you bake yourself a cake and stuff those feelings down with extra icing.
True or False?
6. You are so wanting every one in the world to like you that you start to unravel and shift rather quickly into a ‘downward’ spiral at the thought of anyone not liking you.
Example: Your new friend hasn’t called you in a week and you begin to think, without even considering whether they are busy or not, that they just don’t like you. Feelings of sadness rise to the surface, anxiety sets in and the unraveling begins!
True or False?
7. You think you are ‘oh so good’ for overriding your feelings, putting others before yourself and being the doormat that you are!
Example: You look at the above list and identify with each and every statement and think that you are a good person for being uber-available to all, and that those who don’t drop their lives for others are selfish.
True or False?
6-7 Trues? You are the … Biggest Namby-Pamby Ever.
3-5 Trues? You are … somewhat stable.
1-2 Trues? You are … strong enough!
0 Trues? You are … super-empowered and perhaps, maybe even a little too inflexible?
What to do? How to change it around? How to move from Doormat to Empowered Woman?

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  • Learn to say “No” in multiple languages!
  • Answer any and all requests with: “I’ll get back to you on that later.” Thus, creating thinking time so that you can think it through and possibly find the courage to say “no!”
  • Schedule ‘non-negotiable’ time for yourself.
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    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, Weight Loss Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound big-time-loser for an introductory one-on-one coaching session.
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    Water: 5 Ways to Jazz-It-Up

    Our Lady Mashes UP Water.gifIf the most healing, mineral filled elixir ever – the one that comes straight out of your faucet – is too dull and uninspired for your exotic, creative self, then read on. Because, Our Lady of Weight Loss has some water ‘jazz-ups’ that will delight your soul!
    Lemons, limes, grapefruits, oranges … oh my! Serve up a large iced-pitcher of water, toss in some sliced-up citrus with a twig or two of fresh mint! And wowzer, you’ve just created an amazingly beautiful, fragrant and festive mineral water.
    Fizzle Me Orange! Crack up a bottle of sparkling water a.k.a. seltzer or club soda, and mix in 2 ounces of orange juice, or any of your favorite citrus juices. Add more or less to taste.
    Berry Mash-Up! Mash up blueberries or raspberries (or both) and add sparkling water. And, oh yes, if you want to add a splash of red wine to your dinner water, feel free! Am I reading your mind???
    Sophisticated Savory! Grab a handful of fresh herbs from your herb garden! Infuse your water with rosemary, parsley, mint … go herb crazy!
    Cucumber Fresh! Slice a half a cucumber nice and thin and add it to your iced water. It’s one of my all-time water favs … so cleansing, satisfying and spa-like!
    More Food News from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens:
    10 Summer Recipes
    Eat More: Weigh Less
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    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, 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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    Sexy 101: 9 One-Size-Fits-All Tips on How to Let Your Sexy Rip

     ART egg story.jpgJust in case you haven’t noticed, extra large portions of ‘chunky’ are being dished out this summer television season. In the midst of this schizophrenic landscape that sports fun-house mirrors, moving my psyche from thin to fat, and then back to thin once more, I began to wonder … what’s the summer takeaway? Is there a lesson to be learned from these shows? Is there a golden nugget to be found?
    Is ‘chunky’ in or out?
    The shows – Drop Dead Diva, More to Love, Dance Your Ass Off and Ruby – range from dance to comedy to reality – some promote health and weight loss, some say you’re fine just as you are, as they light up the grill and fill up on dessert. Mixed messages for sure.
    Alas, the sought after nugget of gold came to me during Episode #5 of Dance Your Ass Off, when Shayla showed off her hip hop moves to “Low.”
    Shayla, a 200+ pound beauty, rocked it with confidence. She oozed sexy. And there you have it, sexy has absolutely nothing to do with the number on the scale. It has all to do with turning off the criticizing chatterbox in your head that stops you from seeing and appreciating your unique and beautiful self.
    Sexy people have an ‘air’ about them. They know how to ‘claim what’s theirs;’ they know how to ‘mark their territory.’ They know how to stand tall and through body language and words send out a positive message to the Universe. “Here I am! Happy to be alive. Confident, self-assured, and sexy!”
    Sexy people ooze confidence, attitude and love. Want to ooze sexy with Our Lady of Weight Loss and me?
    Sexy 101: 9 One-Size-Fits-All Tips on How to Let Your Sexy Rip
    1. Shake It, Move It – From Jive to Meringue. Step it up and find a new way to shake your booty that connects to and energizes your soul. Nothing sexier than a high energy happy!
    2. Wear Clothes that Fit – No matter what your size, there’s nothing less flattering than wearing clothes that are either too big or too small. Just take a look around you. Am I right, or am I right?
    3. Smile Bright – There is nothing more alluring than a happy smile. Show off those pearly whites, and if they are not so pearly, get them whitened. It’s totally worth the investment.
    4. Good Skin – Glowing skin adds to your glowing aura. Be sure to wash your face before you go to sleep as well as when you wake up, and throughout the day if you live in a dirty, gritty city like I do.
    5. Smell Like a Million Bucks – Consider getting a new perfume and dabbing on a drop or two (don’t go crazy), or using a great smelling soap that lingers. Bottom line, you sure don’t want to smell bad, do you?
    6. Focus on Personality – Forget what the scale says in either direction. If you are thin, and you are oozing sexy based solely on your looks, watch out. It won’t last forever. And if you’re on the chunky side, let it go as well. Let the real fun, energetic, loving and caring you shine through.
    7. Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. – Everyone has something to offer to another person. You are loveable, creative, talented, and worthy of love. Just make sure that the person you are lovin’, is worthy of you!
    8. Walk with Confidence – Now that you are energized, clean, smelling good, and you teeth are shining – step out with confidence. Believe in yourself. Strut your stuff and …
    9. Have Fun – Lighten up, have fun. The definition of sexy should be: someone who is laughing, smiling, being real and having fun!
    More Tips on How to Ooze Sexy:
    Sex, Healthy Mindset: Psychology Today interviews Janice Taylor
    Eat, Have Sex, Lose Weight
    Vegetables are Sexy, and You Can Be Too!
    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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    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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    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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