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The Iceberg Metaphor: How Deep Does Your Fat Go?

How Deep Does Your Fat Go?  ~ Janice Taylor, Anti-Gravity Coach, Weight Loss Success Expert, Positarian, Author, Artist

How Deep Does Your Fat Go? ~ Janice Taylor, Anti-Gravity Coach, Weight Loss Success Expert, Positarian, Author, Artist

The Iceberg Metaphor is a model that is used by behavioral scientists, therapist and hypno-therapists alike.  It explains how our ‘way of being and doing’ is driven by our thinking and feeling states, as well as our unconscious mind.

Consider this:  Only 10 percent of the iceberg’s total mass is above the water, while 90 percent of it remains submerged. Nevertheless, the submerged 90 percent is what the ocean currents act upon.  The submerged 90 percent is what creates the iceberg’s behavior at its very tip.

NOW … consider this:  When we attempt to change a behavior or create a new habit, we focus on the part of our iceberg that is showing.  In terms of permanent weight removal, we focus on how we eat, what we eat, when we eat, when we move our bodies, when we don’t move our bodies.

If you want to create new habits, if you want to permanently remove your excess weight, then consider looking deep, below the surface.  Start from the bottom of your submerged iceberg and move up and out into the ‘lite.’

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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Cultivating Happiness: 7 Ways to Toss Fear on Its Tush

"Your gain is my pain. Call me."  ~  Janice Taylor,  Anti-Gravity Coach, Positarian, Artist, Author

“Your gain is my pain. Call me.” ~ Janice Taylor, Anti-Gravity Coach, Positarian, Artist, Author

Being happy takes courage. It can feel scary to imagine good things, to think happy thoughts. I suspect that there have been times in our lives that feeling fantastic, excited and happy to our core was quickly followed by fear. Trepidation washes over you and you think, “If things are good, then bad can’t be far behind.”

Whether this is true or not, and I suspect sometimes bad does follow good, this type of thinking only serves to cultivate fear, send waves of anxiety through the body, and it robs us of the happiness that is, in the moment, ripe for the taking.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could flip the model? Instead of being uncomfortable with happiness; how about we toss fear on its tush?   To be clear, I’m not saying that life doesn’t have its challenges, and I’m not suggesting that we should be happy idiots.

It’s just that studies show that people who have a happier perspective, a more positive outlook on things do live longer. A positive attitude can open doors, create opportunity and increase possibility.

Cultivating happiness can help you to create the life that you deserve.

Here, Cultivating Happiness: 7 Ways to Toss Fear on Its Tush

  1. Think Good. When things are bad think, “If things are bad then good can’t be far behind.”
  2. Make Happy Breathing a Habit. When things are good, breathe in and connect to the happy feelings. Again and again and again, until breathing happiness is an automatic response, until it becomes your habit.
  3. Be Grateful. You will be amazed just how powerful it is when you focus in on that for which you are grateful. Gratitude is the ultimate happiness fertilizer.
  4. Offer Kindness. They say that it is more powerful to give than to receive. Try it and watch your happiness double.       Hold the elevator, generously give a genuine compliment, share your fruit salad and see what smiles can happen.
  5. Go Outside. 20 minutes of energizing light daily stimulates your skin to produce vitamin D, which helps build strong bones, can help to protect your heart, and can help to ward off depression.
  6. Release the Endorphins. You may have heard the expression, “a runner’s high.” Well, no doubt when we exercise, when we move our bodies, endorphins are released which triggers positive feelings in the body, which produces a positive and energizing outlook on life.
  7. Drink Water. Did you know that your body is made up of 75% water, as well as your brain? Imagine then what happens to your body, to your thinking and your mood when dehydrated. Soda, lemonade, flavored drinks are not substitutes for water. Drink up!For more happiness, tune into Our Lady of Weight Loss, she who helps to alleviate weightiness/heaviness of all kinds!

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    For the full skinny as well as Anti-Gravity Specials, sign up for Janice Taylor’s (monthly) Kick in the Tush Club newsletter!

    Spread the word–NOT the icing!

    Janice Taylor, Anti-Gravity Coach™, Positarian, Author, Artist
    buoyant * magnetic * luminous
    ——————————————————————————-
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    visit Janice: Our Lady of Weight Loss
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JigSaw Puzzled? How to… Polish Your Tiara and Lose Weight

Polish Your Tiara by Janice Taylor, Anti-Gravity Coach, Positarian, Author, Artist

Polish Your Tiara by Janice Taylor, Anti-Gravity Coach, Positarian, Author, Artist

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, invites you to click through this week’s Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Polish Your Tiara and Lose Weight,” and while doing so contemplate committing a creative act of weight loss!

A Creative Act of Weight Loss is anything and everything that we do that:

  • moves us away from emotional eating,
  • feeds our soul,
  • keeps us out of the kitchen!!!
  • helps us to permanently let go of those excess pounds!

It goes without say (but I’ll say it anyway) that Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzles are, each and every one, a Creative Act of Weight Loss.

How many Creative Acts of Weight Loss can you come up with and put into action???  To help get you started, here follows 10 from All Is Forgiven, Move On (one of OLofWL’s books that is sure to inspire, motivate and cause you to bust up laughing!)

1.      Take a hot bath and imagine that the fat cells are melting into the hot water.

2.      Create a pair of invisible goggles that will obstruct your vision when within 50 feet of a bakery!  Yup, they’re invisible – only supply needed is your imagination!

3.      Visit your nearest dog run.  If you don’t have a dog, borrow one.  It’s a great place to meet people!

4.      Grow herbs.  An outdoor garden or an indoor garden.  The smell is incredible and using fresh herbs is a heavenly treat.

5.      Pull weeds.  If you’ve ever had any kind of garden or yard that was overcome with weeds, you’ll know what I mean when I say that pulling weeds is very satisfying.  Yank out frustration, anger – it’s a good way to get your energy pumping.

6.      Mambo Italiano.  Do the mambo to Rosemary Clooney’s rendition.  You’ll burn calories while dancing and you’ll feel happy, too.  Those endorphins will be pumping, wildly!

7.      Bowl … put a team together! Design pink jackets and call yourself the OLofWL Lucky Strikes.

8.      Read the menu as if it is a poem.  Garlic bread, lightly toasted.  Chocolate meringue for dessert. My tongue licks my lips  – clean. (Then order ‘lite.’)

9.      Sing.  Loud! Let your frustrations out while you belt out a song.

10.   Dye your hair! Something outrageous. Something bright.  Be bold.

Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle:  Polish Your TiaraWeight Loss JigSaw Puzzle E-Card-Send to a Friend:  Polish Your Tiara e-Card

For (almost) daily motivational musings :) from our country’s premiere Anti-Gravity Coach, Janice Taylor (that’s me), join Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club/FB!

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Spread the word–NOT the icing!

Janice Taylor, Anti-Gravity Coach™, Positarian, Author, Artist
buoyant * magnetic * luminous
——————————————————————————-
For the best life, wellness and weight loss wisdom,
visit Janice: Our Lady of Weight Loss
Sign up for the Kick in the Tush Club newsletter!

Red, White and Blue – 4th of July Smoothies

dysfunctional chef copyHappy Independence Day!  Our Lady of Weight Loss thought that it would be fun to share three smoothie recipes today, in red, white and blue fashion!  Because smoothies offer big nutrition!  Being healthy is your patriotic duty.

“Let’s go retro, okay? We used to walk as a society. Walk 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Think of it as a patriotic duty for the good of our nation. Let’s start cooking again. Let’s use fresh products. You know what a joy both those activities are? The definition of health from the perspective of the World Health Organization is complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity. If you take that definition, you realize what an obligation all of us have.”

-Rear Adm. Boris Lushniak, acting U.S. surgeon general

Smoothie Tip:  The best way to mix your smoothie is to either start with the liquid or an ingredient like yogurt (heavier consistency).  Then add the fruits or vegetables, and then the ice.  Start your mixer on slow and slowly increase the speed.  If too thin, add more fruit.  If too thick, add more liquid.

RED:  Cranberry, Black Cherry and Raspberry Smoothie
1/3 cup cranberry juice
1 cup black cherries, pitted
1/2 cup raspberries
1/3 cup plain yogurt
a few ice cubes

White:  Yogurt and Banana Smoothie

1 banana, sliced
¾ c (6 oz) plain yogurt
1 Tbsp agave
½ tsp freshly grated ginger
an ice cube or two

Blue: Blueberry Ginger

1 cup milk (of choice: almond, full fat, skim, etc)
1/2 cup blueberries
1 frozen banana
3 Tbsp grated ginger
an ice cub or two

Blend one at a time.  Enjoy.  Repeat :)

For (almost) daily motivational musings :) from our country’s premiere Anti-Gravity Coach, Janice Taylor (that’s me), join Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club/FB!

For the full skinny as well as Anti-Gravity Specials, sign up for Janice Taylor’s (monthly) Kick in the Tush Club newsletter!

Spread the word–NOT the icing!

Janice Taylor, Anti-Gravity Coach™, Positarian, Author, Artist
buoyant * magnetic * luminous
——————————————————————————-
For the best life, wellness and weight loss wisdom,
visit Janice: Our Lady of Weight Loss
Sign up for the Kick in the Tush Club newsletter!

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