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Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

Just Listen

“No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.” ~ Jewish Proverb
Imagine what it would be like if we really listened to each other? You know, instead of half-listening; instead of ‘sort of’ paying attention while multi-tasking, or just plain zoning out, or – most commonly – anxiously awaiting for the ‘listenee’ (a.k.a. speaker) to pause for a millisecond, so that you can jump right in with your brilliance.
Well, for one thing, the person to whom you are listening would enjoy the extraordinary experience of being ‘heard,’ ‘seen,’ and ‘witnessed.’ And YOU, the person who is actively listening, would be exercising your observational powers and, in so doing, you might just perceive more than you normally do. You might understand the ‘listenee’ on a whole new level. You may have even ‘heard’ the golden nuggets of what was left unsaid!
While you are chewing on that, read on
The DO NOT’s of ACTIVE LISTENING!!!
Do NOT allow your brain to race ahead of your lips! We speak at about 100 to 150 words per minute, but we think at 250 to 500. Just listen!
DO NOT anticipate what will be said. Just listen!
DO NOT be distracted by the people or things around you. Keep your eyes focused on the “listenee.” Just listen!
DO NOT interrupt. Allow her/him to finish their thought. Just listen!
DO NOT plan your responses as the speaker is speaking. Just listen!
DO NOT give advice unless specifically asked for it. Just listen!
DO NOT share every single story from your own life that might relate to what the “listenee” is saying. Just listen!
It’s not as easy as it sounds!!!
WHAT does this have to do with Permanent Fat Removal a.k.a. Weight Loss?
Our Lady of Weight Loss works in with a WHOLE LIFE MODEL, which means that weight loss does not live in its little fat-free container … alone. One area of life impacts on the other. Certainly, your ability to build strong relationships with the people in your life can help to support other areas of life. Think about it!
And when you are truly paying attention to another, you are NOT thinking about yourself, or food. Isn’t that a relief?!
Spread the SILENT word … NOT the icing,
Janice

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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
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!
“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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THE COLOR GREEN: Sound Judgment. Stability. St. Patrick.

ART color wheel.jpgIt’s St. Patrick’s Day and this blogger is curious how the color green is going to affect her day.
The Psychodynamics of Green by Janice Taylor
Color can create balance and harmony within us, on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Each color has its own unique frequency of electromagnetic energy that passes through us like a wave.
While most of us are used to seeing colors everywhere, we rarely stop to think about how the color might be influencing us or affecting our day or mental state for that matter!
Because today is St. Patrick’s Day, in all likelihood, we shall be saturated with the electromagnetic energy of green from a multitude of sources. People will be wearing green, television will be talking green, and green drinks will be served.
With that in mind, I thought it could be useful to know about the color GREEN and how it may affect you today!
In general, GREEN …
… can increase your energy without scattering it.
… promotes sound judgment, stability and physical equilibrium.
… acts as a relaxant.
… is soothing.
… is good for eye problems, bronchitis, gout, diabetes, cysts, tumors, bones and anti-inflammatory, helping with painful joints and allergies.
… is associated with recycling and environmentalism.
More specificially …
Antique Green
… is associated with romance and Venus.
Mint Green
… represents springtime, youth, beauty.
Chartreuse
… induces jealousy, discord and doubt.
Olive Green
… brings forth visions of enchanted gardens.
Forest Green
… activates fertility, images of the forest, wealth and riches.
Fir, Cucumber and Hunter Green
… are the best colors to wear to an interview or on camera!
Emerald Green
… brings to mind Ireland, commitment, employment, prosperity, new beginnings, change, plant and tree energy, generosity and health.
St. Patrick’s Day Links:
Lamb Stew: Better than Vegetable Soup
St. Patrick’s Day JigSaw Puzzle! Big FUN!!
Get Lucky! Four Leaf Clovers and More!
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Profound Paths to Healing, Health and Happiness
Spread the GREEN word … NOT the icing,
Janice

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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
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!
“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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Irish Stew: Better than Vegetable Soup

The Slow-Cooker Lamb Stew Cure from the Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kitchen.
Move over Alice WatersOur Lady of Weight Loss is cookin’ it up right!
As promised in Sunday’s blog post: Go Green: St. Patrick’s Day Diet, here follows another GREAT St. Patrick’s Day recipe!
Irish Stew a.k.a. The Lamb Stew Cure
I hear-tell from the Irish side of my family (the Hickeys from West Cork) that Lamb Stew is Irish penicillin (better than Vegetable Soup!). Apparently, the combination of lamb, potatoes, leeks and carrots will cure whatever ails you! This recipe serves approximately 8 people at 1 cup per person and is under 300 calories per serving.
Ingredients: 2 pounds boneless leg of lamb, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (be sure to trim fat away to keep it healthy) *2 pounds white potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces * 3 large leeks, white part only, halved, washed and thinly sliced * 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces * 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced * 1 15.5-ounce can (approx) of low-fat chicken broth * 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme * salt n’ pepper to taste * 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped * a sprinkle of fresh chopped chives (optional)
Instructions: Combine lamb, potatoes, leeks, carrots, celery, broth, thyme, salt and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker; stir to combine. Put the lid on and cook on low until the lamb is fork-tender, about 8 hours. Stir in parsley and chives before serving.
Spread the word … NOT the icing!
Janice

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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
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!
“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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Diet Cheat Sheet: Tips Plain n’ Simple

One of the Kick in the Tush Club members and participant of the Fill Up On Happiness e-diet coaching program wrote me and asked for a few simple diet tips.
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I am loving being a part of the Kick in the Tush Club and the Happiness e-diet is indeed filling me up with happiness! I feel better and am slowly but surely letting go of the excess weight. I’m still in need of plain n’ simple diet tips. A sheet, perhaps, of tips I can roll up, fold up, and carry around with me. Thank you! ~ C.
Ask and ye shall receive, my Beliefnet peeps!

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Diet Cheat Sheet
TIPS: plain and simple

1. Make Your Home Your Safe Haven. Stock your fridge with the ‘right’ foods, lest the devil call your name. There’s enough temptation out ‘there.’ Create a safe, calm and happy home.
2. Seek food that is healthy and wholesome. Let go of overly-process addictive junk.
3. Fill up on fiber. Raw, lightly cooked vegetables, grains, beans and other fiber rich foods, brush your digestive tract and keep it healthy and active.
4. Eat till sated. Learn to stop eating just before you are full.
5. Drink water. Your body is 75% to 80% water, and it needs a regular re-supply of water to flush away toxins and rebuild cells. Make water-rich foods a part of your diet (fruits and vegetables) and drink pure (distilled or spring) water.
Do NOT drink sodas, colas, and other soft drinks that are filled with additives and empty calories.
6. Taste Food Before Sprinkling. Too much salt can contribute to hypertension and other maladies; excess sugar distorts your metabolism and loads you up with useless calories.
7. Moderate Your Fat Intake. Use healthy fats such as olive oil and avocado. Most healthy diets include 3 to 4 servings of fat per day. One tablespoon of oil equals 3 fats.
8. Eat Free-Range Meats in Moderation. Avoid eating animals that have been fed growth hormones, antibiotics and other toxins.
9. Variety is the Spice of Life. Create a balanced and enjoyable varied food plan. In other words, do NOT eat oatmeal every single morning for breakfast for the rest of your life!
10. Mini-Meals. Eat 5 or 6 small meals per day. This can keep your metabolism burning as if you are 10 years younger than you are! And, if you eat enough bulk food (vegetables, fruits, fiber filled foods), you can avoid feeling overly hungry.
11. Get the Best Bang for Your Calorie Buck. For example, 94% fat-free popcorn; the entire bag is around 250 calories. Or … air popped popcorn!
12. Do NOT Eat on the Run. “Dine.” Do not “grab.”
Do Sit Down. Set a beautiful table. Eat at an unhurried pace. This will improve your digestion, your equanimity, your sense of control and the quality of your life.
13. If you Bite It; You must Write It. Until you have successfully changed your lifestyle to a totally healthy one, please write down every morsel … all the BLT’s (bites, licks and tastes). You will eat less; more healthfully.
14. Count Calories. At the end of the day, it’s all about calories in; calories out. Find the ‘magic’ number that works for you (approximately 1200 to 1800 depending on how much you weigh now).
15. Exercise. Walk, Run, Dance, Jump, Play Badminton or Croquet … MOVE, SHAKE your booty!
16. Visualize. Imagine that it is one year from today. You have permanently removed your excess weight. SEE IT! FEEL IT! EXPERIENCE IT as if it has already happened. See your compelling future and you will automatically move towards it.
17. Motivate Yourself Daily. Just as you wash every day, so must you motivate yourself every day.
18. Use Small Plates. It’s better to have a crowded small plate, than an empty big one … psychologically speaking; and it helps with portion control.
19. Portion Control. Remove the words and concepts of ‘super-size’ or ‘large’ from your brain … now.
20. Read the Labels. Be sure to review how many servings are in the box, can, whatever. Labels can be deceiving. It brings us back to calorie counting.
21. Forgive Yourself. You are NOT bad. You are GOOD. Forgive and MOVE ON. Repeat Our Lady’s Mantra: ALL IS FORGIVEN, MOVE On!!!!
There you have it, my friends, 21 Tips Plain n’ Simple.
Now … just so you know, both my books are chock a block full of tips like these and more. Some are food related tips, some are mind related tips, some are behavior related tips, some are spiritual tips that will bring you into your ‘lite.’ (Books: Our Lady of Weight Loss and All Is Forgiven, Move On.
For F*R*E*E advice; sign up for Profound Paths to Health, Healing and Happiness (a seminar series that Kicks Tush!)
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Spread the word … NOT the icing!
Janice

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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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