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Your Belief System: Your Weight

A Penny to Change Your Thoughts by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser.
What is a Belief System?
A belief system is a series of ideas that your mind has organized in order to project an image of what is ‘real.’ It encompasses everything you think about yourself, others and the world-at-large. It is filled with should have’s and ought to’s.
These groups of thoughts (ideas) that we believe to be true come from and are formed through our interactions with others, such as our parents, friends, teachers, institutions, newspapers, television, etc.
Our beliefs are formed throughout our childhood, and generally acted out in adulthood without much thought or examination. These ‘systems’ are mighty powerful, and they have a profound impact on the way in which we lead our lives. Our beliefs tell us how to feel, behave, and they are the foundation from which we approach our lives,our world.
To change how we feel and how we act and react to situations, we must first understand what our core belief systems are and where they come from.
If we do not challenge our belief systems, they will remain unchanged. You may find that some of your beliefs are empowering. Great! Keep those beliefs and build on them. It’s the outdated and limiting beliefs that are in need of an overhaul!
Your belief about your ability to lose weight and keep it off strongly influences your internal dialogue, which in turn, strongly influences your choices.

Do you believe that you are in control of your weight loss? Or – Do you believe that some alien force has taken control and force fed you?
Do you believe that you can set realistic goals, measurable goals and achieve them, no matter what? Or – Do you believe that when things aren’t going your way, when you’re having a bad day, you’re just gonna’ have to eat?
Do you believe that you can lose weight and keep it off? Or – Do you believe all those photos of heavy relatives of yesterday determines your weight and size?
Do you believe that your past attempts at weight loss were learning experiences and those who are successful are often not successful the first time out? Or – Do you believe that your inability to lose and keep off those extra pounds is a sign of your being a loser (the ‘bad’ kind of loser) and that you are doomed?
Do you believe that you are really buying those cookies for the kids? (Oh, come on!)

What are your beliefs (not limited to weight loss)? What set of guiding principles do you believe to be true about yourself? Where or from whom did they come? How can you change them and yourself?
Spread the word, NOT the icing!
Janice

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” . . . . kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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My Soul Has A Hair Style

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My Soul Has a Hair Style … As Does Michelle’s, Cindy’s and Hillary’s! by Janice Taylor, Life Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound Big-Time-Loser
I’m having a ‘nervous breakdown.’ Somewhat dramatic – but nonetheless, in the midst of a rather busy week, I’ve managed to make time to visit my hair salon, not once, but twice! The hair-raising problem is that while the stylist did a ‘lovely’ job, it’s just not me. And I am simply NOT going to be ‘okay’ until I am ME.
Which brings me to ME. Or the existential question … “Who Am I?”
I’ve read enough Eckart Tolle to know that I am more than my physical being. As Wayne Dyer says, “Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.” Wayne, you omitted hairstyle. My hairstyle completes me.
They say that 93% of what is communicated is non-verbal. With that in mind, what does our hair say about us?
Michelle Obama’s ‘straightened’ hair conveys a clear message; “Yes, I am Black, I have my hair straightened, and please note: I am not Angela Davis. I am measured, sane, safe, and it’s okay to trust me.”
Cindy McCain’s hair is first and foremost tight, blonde and straight. Vogue may have attempted to revamp her, but the fact remains that she is buttoned up, severe, and keeping up appearances. It makes me wonder, “Who is the real Cindy?”
Hillary Clinton’s hair is also straight, neat, and blonde. Hillary’s hair exemplifies control, and ‘highlights’ her straight-forward character. Her hair speaks to her ability to step up, ignite and blaze on (as do her pant suits).
And as for me … my hair, curly, bouncy and (when) boldly highlighted, says, “I do not play it safe, I have a unique point of view, and I bounce (back n’ forth)! I permanently removed over 50 pounds of excess fat 7 years ago, and Hello, World, I’m ready!”
How do you communicate in non-verbal fashion? What does your hair say about you (or not say about you)?
Spread the word, NOT the icing!
Janice

Write Janice for free ‘life’ consult!
Follow Janice on Twitter! Food facts. tips and motivation throughout the day!
Workshops! Come, play with me!
Free Our Lady of Weight Loss E-Cards! Spread the FUN word!
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!
” . . . . kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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Ever-Increasing Waistline: Latest Report says 37 States Fatter than Ever

F as in Big FAT Paradigm Shift Needed – FAST! NOW! HURRY! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound Big-Time-Loser
I’m not surprised that America is fatter than ever! Or that the latest report, F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America, 2008 from the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation indicates that obesity rates increased in 37 states.
To those “in-charge,” who are implementing food and exercise programs, I’d like to say, you’ve got it all wrong.
What did you expect? You guys keep feeding us the same old stale information over and over again. If it didn’t work last year or the year before, why would it work this year?
Thus far, your approach to “weight loss” has only served to “Keep America Fat,” so much so that could be your slogan!
Here follows my top permanent fat removal tips in hopes that the tectonic plates in your collective minds will loosen, shift and lift, and you awake with clear view and a new perspective on ‘weight loss.
Fatten the Statistical Pie or Permanently Remove Fat:
Your Choice

Ten Tips from Janice Taylor, Maverick Weight Loss Coach and Author

1. Let’s move away from the usual weight loss dialogue, speak a new language, and I don’t mean French.
Your Words. As I mentioned above, permanent fat removal is different than losing weight. If you lose weight, you will find it.
Think about the word ‘loss.’ If we lose something, we search for it. We mourn it. We feel loss. We tend to hold on to things in fear of loss. And further who wants to lose their weight. Weight can equal substance, importance.
If the word ‘fat’ jars you, get over it. Let me ask you. Would you prefer to lose weight or permanently remove fat? Speaking of which, do patients say to their plastic surgeons, “I’d like to lose weight.” No, they say, “suck that fat outta’ me.”
More on words (or moron words): ‘Try’ to lose weight. If I say I’m going to try and make your dinner party, don’t set a place for me. When one tries, it is a way (weigh) out! As Yoda from Star Wars says, “Do or do not. There is no try.”
“I struggle” with my weight. You have just identified yourself with struggle. “Try” getting someone to give up their identity! That, my friends, is “difficult.” While I won’t say Permanent Fat Removal is easy, it’s as “difficult” or “hard” as you want to make it.
That’s just for starters (like the first course). Plenty more words floating out there that are used that do not support our permanent fat removal efforts.
Words organize our reality and have more power than you might realize.
2. Add Laughter and Fun to Your Statistical Pie. “What IS she talking about? Laughter, fun, permanent fat removal?” Puzzled are you?
You are all so serious merious about the whole thing. Who’d want to jump on the proverbial bandwagon with you?
According to the legendary Bob Newhart, “Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with and then move on.” Humor and laughter also activate the will to live, lower stress, elevate mood, improve brain function, dissolve anger, burn calories and exercise muscles.
Isn’t that something that should be added to America’s Permanent Fat Removal recipe?
3. Permanent Fat Removal Is a HOLISTIC Event. What about the rest of the pie? You keep focusing on food and exercise as THE way to lose weight.
Like hello. Food and exercise are merely two slivers of the pie. Permanent Fat Removal encompasses all areas of life. It’s about how each and every part of our life affects our healthy lifestyle and how our healthy lifestyle affects each and every part of our life. Further, if one is lacking and lagging and troubled in their relationship, finance, career, spirituality, creativity, physical environment slices of life pie, how will they gather enough strength and fortitude to make meaningful lifestyle changes? Let’s focus on, talk about all of life as we permanently remove fat!
4. Permanent Fat Removal Is a Creative Process. People tell me that they are not creative. PEOPLE (Yes, I’m fired up and almost yelling – well, speaking in a strong and amplified manner)… PEOPLE create their lives. Whether we want to look at life squarely in the face and waist or not, we created our lives. Creativity is an essential part of the human experience. It helps us to create balance and order and a sense of control. And, I’d like to point out that those who have being ‘trying’ to get America to lose weight and get fit, are somehow creating the opposite.
5. Pushing Off the Proverbial Pool. Have you ever watched an Olympic swimmer push off the side of the pool? (How about Michael Phelps?) It is quite amazing, isn’t it? The thrust, the power, their determination is enormous. Often the strength of this one solitary push can propel the Olympian right straight the middle of the Olympic sized pool.
When we decide to go on a ‘diet,’ we essentially push off from the side of the pool of discontent. We gather a vast amount of energy from not liking ourselves, being disgusted, and ashamed of how we look. We don’t like ourselves. No, we sure don’t. Sometimes this energy takes us half way to our goal weight. Sometimes all the way … 10, 20, 30, 100, 200 pounds lost. Then what?
Unlike the Olympic swimmer who has a plan; who is moving toward her big win; who sees herself as a champion and knows with every cell and fiber of her being that she is the victor, we only know ourselves to be losers. We are basing this attempt on past attempts to lose, which have failed.
It is easy to get lost if you don’t know where you are going.
If we want to be victorious at the game of Permanent Fat Removal, then we need to focus on our compelling future. We need to know where we are going; what we want. We need to be moving toward something positive instead of expending enormous energy pushing away from negativity. Go with the flow of life. Negativity is like swimming with lead weights tied to your ankles.
6. Speaking of the often-dreaded “E” word. A good number of Americans do not exercise at all. “Can we please start croquet teams across America?” I ask, in an exasperated tone. Let’s just get people out of their homes, away from their televisions and computers and have some fun while doing it. Oh, NO! There’s that fun word again.
Do you think going to a gym and walking on a treadmill is fun for the majority of us? Like HELLO again. Croquet teams would be great! Jackets that say Kick in the Tush Club* (that’s a fun name) on them! Miniature golf and bowling are other possibilities. Think ‘getting out’ first. What fun and inspiring activities can we create that will get people out and having fun? Let’s talk about aerobics and exercise later (maybe). I’m not saying that exercise isn’t vital to one’s health. I’m just saying, let’s captivate imaginations, excite people, bring the energy up, and get people out and moving first.
*The Kick in the Tush Club is a club that I created. Members receive a weekly e-letter from Our Lady of Weight Loss via my website (www.ourladyofweightloss.com). Over 14,000 people across the nation signed-up for their weekly Kick. Truly, who couldn’t use a kick in the tush?
7. Permanent Fat Removal Is a Spiritual Event. It is about self-love, forgiveness, connecting to and manifesting your higher-self – a new self. It’s about taking care of yourself; being kind to yourself … being gentle and embracing self.
It’s not about saying self-deprecating things to self, heaping platters of guilt on oneself or feeling sad that you’re not a super-model, or even a model, or even a large-sized model for that fact. It’s about acceptance.
8. The Collective Fat Removal Consciousness. There’s a lot of industry and money floating out there that support ‘weight loss.’ Yes, they support your losing weight and finding it. The weight loss industry alone (diet programs and products) brings in more than $40 billion per year. Add in the pharmaceuticals, the food industry, and those who make those less-than-healthy ingredients for the food industry (i.e. high fructose corn syrup, enrich flour, et al.) and geeze louise, you’ve got the economy hanging itself by a fat rope. A new industry that makes more money has to be born.
9. The Fair Grounds. Please stop deep frying Twinkies. Please stop going out of your creative way to deep fry everything, sometimes double deep fried. Please stop putting caffeine in chips. Or crispy fried chicken skins in little colorful bags that say 90 calories per serving on the nutritional label (4 servings per bag). Why not just put the full calorie count? Why be so dubious? Play nice. Be fair!
10. The After Math. What will you do after you lose weight, aside from find it? A member of my Kick in the Tush Club wrote me and asked what I thought about gastric bypass surgery. I told her that this was her personal choice. And then I asked her what she was going to do after she lost the weight. How would her life be different? How might she feel to be half (the size) of what she was? What might look like, sound like? How might her experience of herself and her life change? What is it that she was really after? Her response was “Wow, no one has asked me any of those questions. I don’t know the answers. I need to think about those questions.” Yes, we all need to think past the weight loss, lest we find it. What will you do after you permanently remove your excess fat? And I’m not talking about your maintenance plan, wherein you get to eat an additional 100 calories per day, maybe 200.
Well, there you have it. My top ten list of ways we no longer have to wait to weigh less, how to permanently remove fat, have fun while doing same and create a paradigm shift.
Spread the word, NOT the icing!
Janice Taylor

Write Janice for free ‘life’ consult!
Follow Janice on Twitter! Food facts. tips and motivation throughout the day!
Workshops! Come, play with me!
Free Our Lady of Weight Loss E-Cards! Spread the FUN word!
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!
” . . . . kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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Betty Boop: Sexy, Dangerous and Spreading Sugar In the Ghetto

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Betty Boop No Longer Virtuous by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author of the Our Lady of Weight Loss books, and 50-pound big-time-loser.
Betty Boop, the first and quite possibly the most famous animated sex symbol was first served up and dished out during the Depression era; debuting on August 9, 1930, in the cartoon Dizzy Dishes.
Betty, sporting high heels, garter belt, short dress, and false eyelashes was the first cartoon to fully represent a sexual woman. Betty’s virtue was often challenged, but in the end, on film – in animated form – she proved to be a good girl.
Fast forward to August, 2008 – some 78 years later – Betty Boop is alive and well … she’s living in East Harlem.

Is Betty still a dishy-dish? Is her virtue still being challenged? Has she ultimately remained a good girl?

I stopped by the local Bodega on my home late last night, hoping against all hope that I might find a fresh container of skim milk or even 1% or 2% (for my morning coffee). Alas, I had to settle for full fat.
As I approached the ‘check-out’ counter, there stood Betty Boop … tall (great posture), winking at me, big head, red lips and all … luring me in, ‘check me out!’ The label promised “Betty Boop Lip Gloss is ‘au’some.’” I’m pulled in; this will be a fun gift for my friend’s daughter who loves to get into her mommy’s lipsticks and play dress-up.
$1.99 later, at home, at closer examination I realize that the lip gloss is, in fact, candy! Corn syrup and sugar, its first ingredients!

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Lip Gloss.

Wink and a Kiss

Betty Boop is contributing to the fattening of America; to the obesity of our children. All cute and fun, but no longer the good girl – she spreads sugar through-out the ghetto, straight onto the lips of our children (3 and over – see small print on back label).
I feel betrayed – saddened, in fact. Betty, who in the days of yore held to some level of integrity, sold out. She’s still a cute and alluring dishy-dish, but she has lost her innocence and is no longer virtuous.
Be outraged with me! Write Au’Some, Inc., 2031 Route 130, Ste. E., Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852, USA. Tell them that you want more for your children and they should, too!
Betty is distributed by Au’some, Inc. A King Features Syndicate, Inc./Fleischer Studios, Inc. ™ Hearst Holdings, Inc./Fleisher Studios, Inc. product.

Spread the word, NOT the icing,
Janice

Follow Janice on Twitter! Food facts. tips and motivation throughout the day!
Workshops! Come, play with me!
Free Our Lady of Weight Loss E-Cards! Spread the FUN word!
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!
” . . . . kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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