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Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

The Secret Power of Ganesh: Remover of obstacles (belly fat or otherwise)

DOG Ganesh JIG 2.jpg As Our Lady of Weight Loss was moving into a state of bliss on a leisurely and contemplative stroll on the “Road to Svelvesille,” she bumped into Lord Ganesh, the oh-so-chubby and wise, elephant headed Hindi God, who is best known to be the remover of obstacles.
Just as one might expect, Ganesh was carrying a ‘laddus,’ a bowl that was filled with sweet meats. His appetite for sweets is legendary. So legendary that offers of them are often left at his shrine!
“Oh Ganesh,” Our Lady of Weight Loss said, “It is so good to see you. It’s been far too long.”
“Yes,” Ganesh replied, as he offered Our Lady one of his sweet meats.
Thanks, but no thanks, Ganesh. I’m not hungry. And truthfully, I just saw the movie, “Food, Inc.” and unless that meat you’re carrying is organic, I’m not interested.”
Our Lady of Weight Loss continued, “But you know, there is something you can help me with. Many of my Weight Loss Coaching clients struggle with obstacles that are continuously tossed left and right in their paths. In addition to the usual ‘natural’ obstacles such as lightning striking trees and then toppling on a car, it seems they are confronted by their husbands bearing ice cream pops, their mothers baking cookies, the ubiquitous candy bowls in their offices, and so much more.”
“Oh, I know,” replied Ganesh. “Just the other day I was shopping in Gourmet Garage and just the amount of free samples was enough to feed my village for a day.”
“Yes, there’s that too. Obstacles and temptation everywhere. What can you offer to my peeps that might help to free them from food obsessions and move them forward with grace and ease?”
“That’s easy, Our Lady,” Ganesh responded with glee. “I can provide a mantra, a religious and mystical series of words that can be chanted aloud or silently. Mantras are, in a certain sense, the most ancient method of using affirmations that can bring change to one’s life.”
Ganesh enthusiastically continued, “Hey, isn’t “Step 75″ in your fabulous book, All Is Forgiven, Move On about mantras? And by the way, congrats on your first book, Our Lady of Weight Loss being a part of Oprah Book Club, Summer Reading, 2009!”
“Thank you, Ganesh!” Our Lady smiled. “It is a thrill to be on the same page as Oprah, and yes, “Step 75″ in AIF, MO is entitled “The Mother of All Mantras.” Now … please … what is the mantra you can offer my peeps so that they can easily and effortlessly plow through their obstacles.
“Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha.” Ganesh chanted 108 times.

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There are many chants to Ganesh, but a simple and powerful one is this:
Om gam ganapataye namaha!
A simple and loose translation might be:
Om = Salutations! Everyone wake up!
Gam = The secret power sound of Ganesh. It is his “seed syllable” or bija mantra.
Ganapataye = Another name of Ganesh, the breaker of obstacles.
Namaha = Yo! Ganesh! You da God!
And here’s how to pronounce it!
Om = ohm or aum
Gam = Somewhere between “gahm” and “gum”. In some dialects it is “guhng”.
Ganapataye = gah-nah-paht-ah-yeh
Namaha – nah-mah-hah
Take your time learning this mantra. And then, as you chant your first round of 108 repetitions, slowly speed it up.
Om gam ganapataye namaha!
Om gam ganapataye namaha!
Om gam ganapataye namaha!
And to further embed, infuse, soak in the mantra, and the power of Lord Ganesh, Remover of Obstacles, chant while working on your Sunday Jigsaw Puzzle!!!
Want more inspiration, motivation and weight loss fun?
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Fat to Thin: How to Step Out of Your Fat Suit Today!
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, 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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Our Lady of Weight Loss speaks: Hear her roar.

Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat RemovalRecently, Yolanda Renee interviewed this Beliefnet.com blogger, Janice Taylor, a.k.a. the voice of Our Lady of Weight Loss on her blog-radio show.
I thoroughly enjoyed speaking to Yolanda and sharing all my weight loss secrets, but to tell you the truth, I haven’t listened to the recording. Listening to my NuYawk accent is painful, and I always think, “Wow, I could have said that better.” I guess It’s kind of like actors who don’t watch their own movies – just too uncomfortable.
Nevertheless, Yolanda Renee went to great lengths and put in a good deal of hard work into creating and sending out our interview. And what’s the point of doing it if I don’t share it?
So, here, in my honestly uncomfortable state of being, I share the link to the interview.
From Yolanda Renee:
“Amid the vast landscape of weight loss books (and by vast, we mean headache-inducingly assive), a few stand out. One is Janice Taylor’s “ALL IS FORGIVEN,MOVE ON,” a follow-up to her 2006 book “OUR LADY OF WEIGHT LOSS (Oprah Book Club, Summer Reading 2009),” The second like the first, ‘is a funny, informative, enlightening and uplifting look at losing weight — and it even includes crafts! Join us for a lively discussion and check out Janice Taylor and her work at Our Lady of Weight Loss.”
Listen up and lighten up!
More Weight Loss Wisdom:
How to STOP! Overeating … Now!
Depressed? Stressed? AND Overweight? … Oh MY!
The NO DIET Way to Weigh Less: Table Tips
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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Does God want you to be fat?

Did you know that approximately ninety percent of Americans believe in God? Yes, it’s true and many people also feel that God has a unique purpose for their lives. Their sense of the divine and their sense of destiny are entwined.

What is your call or destiny?
What makes your heart sing?
What in life gives you lasting satisfaction?
Do you sense that God has a unique purpose for your life?
How does being overweight fit into your life’s plan, into God’s plan for you?


Our Lady of Weight Loss would like to share 5 quotes from the Bible that may shed some ‘lite’ on the topic.

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“Do you not yet understand, that whatsoever enters in at the mouth, goes into the belly, and is cast out into the sewer?” ~ Matthew 15:17
“Be not anxious for what you shall eat, or what you shall drink … or what you shall wear … Isn’t life more than food? … and the body more than clothing?” ~ Luke 12:22; 29
“Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” ~ Matthew 4:4
“The kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.” ~ Romans 14:17
“Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit … therefore, glorify God in your body.” ~ I Corinth 3:16; 6:19-20

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More food for thought:
Laws of Un-Attraction: 10 Ways to Be Fabulous!
The Ultimate Weight Loss Question: The Ultimate Weight Loss Answer.
Healthy Mindset: Psychology Today talks w. Janice Taylor, Our Lady of Weight Loss
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, 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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How to Ward Off the Afternoon Slump

Are you sinking fast? Is your motivation, enthusiasm and energy coming to a screeching halt? As you blood sugar starts its downward spiral, your body clock slowly shifts into its natural lull.
You are tempted to stick your hand into the ubiquitous bowl of office candy, grab a soda or a cup of coffee or even hit the vending machines, aren’t you? Candy, cookies, chips, oh my!
These are “empty calorie foods”. Foods that contain few or no nutrients, but still have calories. They’re laden with sugar, salt and fat! At best, you’ll get a temporary jolt.
What to do?
Instead … choose a snack that is designed to get your blood sugar on track and send you happily into high gear once again. Remember, snacks aren’t meant to “fill you up,” but rather to help you to be “not hungry.”
Peanut butter on a rice cake – YUM! Measure out one tablespoon of peanut butter and carefully and evenly spread it over two rice cakes. If possible, toast the rice cakes. They are transformed from Styrofoam to an exotic, crunchy treat.
Whole grain cereal with low-fat milk – Buy some miniboxes of healthy cereals to keep on hand with a half cup of low-fat milk.
Baby carrots and hummus – Measure out two tablespoons of hummus on a pretty, small plate. Then artistically arrange some carrots around it and dip away. Double dip if you like!
Here’s a list of other snacks that travel well:
Air-popped popcorn
Applesauce (individual containers)
Apple slices
Baby carrots
Cherry tomatoes
Dried fruit
Fresh fruit
String cheese
Veggie Sticks
How to you pull yourself out of your afternoon slump?
Please share your secrets!
More healthy tips, recipes and secrets:
Eat More: Weigh Less
Sinful Summer Recipes
Recession proof foods!
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, 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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