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The Laws of Accountability

ACCOUNTABILITY POWER: One of the most powerful principles you can follow in your quest to be the best you ever (as if you’re not good enough already?????) is to follow the Laws of Accountability.
Accountability will keep you on track!
Just knowing that someone is going to ask you about your progress with your weight loss (or any other) goal can keep your fires burning bright and ensure that you stay steady the course.
How to Stay Accountable!
FIND YE AN ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER: You cannot be accountable to yourself. It NEVER works. You need to partner with someone, a close friend, co-worker, a virtual buddy … someone with whom you set a time and date to ‘account’ to every week. You don’t have to make a big deal over it. You can e-mail each other; talk on the phone for a few minutes. But this is ONE INGREDIENT in your WEIGHT LOSS Recipe that is a must; no substitutions allowed!
WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS. 75% of what we write down happens. It sets the brain in motion.
CREATE A WEEKLY ACTION CHECKLIST. What MUST you do to ACCOMPLISH your goals?
DECLARE IT. Tell people what you are going to achieve and by when (be realistic). If you are adamantly against declaring your weight loss goals to your family and friends, then find a group of people on-line that you do NOT know and tell them. Stand on your roof top and yell it to the world. I don’t know how you will declare it, but I trust you will find a way to DECLARE IT TO BE SO.
CELEBRATE YOU. Jump up and down and celebrate how fabulous you are; how committed you are to yourself. How you keep on moving forward in the face of chocolate, the holidaze glaze, and life in general.
I INVITE YOU to be Accountable to Me!
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, 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!
” . . . . kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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Dear Oprah, Why Do YOU Want to Be Fat?

Dear Oprah, I am excited that you are launching your “Best Life” series this week. I have ‘inked’ your various shows and webinars on my calendar and plan to have pen and paper at hand to take notes.
I am going to practice ‘authentic listening’ (a learned skill) and take notes from the perspective of a Life & Wellness Coach. I am going to let you know where I think “Oprah is spot on.” AND where I suspect “Oprah is spot-off.”
I may have missed it, but I’m wondering if you have ever spoken to “Why do YOU Want to Be Fat?” Have you ever looked at what you are putting up with, stomaching, tolerating. Have you fully looked at what is ‘weighing you down?’
Have you fully answered the question: Why Do I WANT to BE FAT!!! With all due respect, I suspect that there is a reason, a pay-off, a comfort that you find in those extra layers.
Here follows something I have written to help some of us bring ‘lite’ to the subject. Feel free to fill in the blank and write me or leave a comment below (that goes for those who are reading this as well!).
Instead of asking yourself the usual, “I want to lose weight because …,” try approaching this from a new perspective.
I want to be fat because ____________________________.
Is it possible that your extra layer of fat protects you in some way?
Is there a part of you that wants to be fat?
Your Unconscious Mind and your Conscious Mind may be at battle. While your Conscious Mind is telling you (more like screaming) that you want to lose weight, get in shape, be fabulous; your Unconscious Mind is ordering you to eat and for good reason.
Why Stay Fat
The primary objective of your Unconscious Mind is to protect you; keep you safe. Therefore, if your Unconscious Mind received any information early on in life that indicates that keeping that extra layer of fat might protect you, or that eating could take away your pain, it will come forth and tell you to eat. Your Unconscious Mind has quite a bit of control over your eating behavior.
You may want to keep your extra layer of fat if you…

  • fear your sexual energy
  • need protection
  • fear being seen (and perhaps judged)
  • don’t like attention
  • have very low self-esteem and feel undeserving
  • feel that success is for those other lucky folk but not you
  • believe that permanent fat removal may require you to make a major life change (i.e., get a divorce, change jobs)
  • fear that you will lose friends

Clearly some of the above to not seemingly applicable to you, Oprah. However, most of us who have a significant amount of excess weight to remove have invested years and years into being stuck in and under our fat.
Fill in the blank …
I want to be fat because ____________________ .
Make a serious commitment to explore your reasons with the intent to allow your Unconscious Mind to let go and move on.
Spread the word … not the ICING!
Janice
PS: Oprah, Are you working with anyone who has actually permanently removed a significant amount of weight? There are many out there who preach a good amount of great information, but ‘they’ don’t really get it. Someone once told me, if you want to be rich, don’t ask a poor person how to make money. Same idea applies here, Oprah, if you want to permanently remove the excess, then talk the walk with someone who has actually taken the journey. I permanently removed 50 pounds over 7 years ago. I must know something!
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER!
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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Happiness Is A Size 14 (for British Women) … and YOU?

Hot off the pancake griddle, from the TELEGRAPH, UK.
“According to a new study by cereal brand Special K, women who wear a British size 14 (US equivalent size 12) are the happiest with their life and looks.
Girls who wear the dress size rated their general happiness higher than any other with a quarter saying they were extremely happy.
More than 43 per cent of size 14 women also said they were as happy as they could be with their career, while almost a third say they couldn’t be more content with their love life.
Second happiest, according to the research by Special K, are size 12 women, with almost three quarters saying they are completely satisfied with their friendships.
Forty-five per cent also enjoy a very successful career.
That said, of the 3,000 women surveyed, 48% across the board said that they weren’t happy with their weight.”
for more of this delicious story … read on!
Spread the word … NOT the icing!
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER!
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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EMOTIONAL EATING: 3-Step Cure

What is the single most common, biggest, most overwhelming and likely to occur challenge when it comes to weight loss?
Emotional Eating!
It takes more than a good plan, good intentions, and basic nutritional information to override the emotional tsunamis that roll over and through us without turning to food.
Managing difficult situations and feelings effectively is a big part of what we are doing here. Emotional eating has all to do with the mind; little to do with the food.
There are many proactive measures that we can take to get a hold of our emotions and ground ourselves. These actions range from relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, breathing to turning to our message board for support.
However, these actions take time. After all, you don’t always have the time to take a hot bath or a long walk in the middle of emotional upheaval.
Here follows a 3-step CURE! Yes, follow these three easy steps and you can get past the emotional roller coaster, hold your ground and learn something about yourself in the process.
Step 1: Stay Grounded
Emotional eating happens when you lose your connection to your grounded self.
Nine times out of ten, emotional eating is triggered by a ‘mind storm’ of thoughts. Chances are that your mind is caught in a web of worst-case scenarios, projections into the future, and misinterpretations of a situation. In addition buttons have been pushed, and who knows what else. You are in overdrive.
This emotional tsunami turns what may have been a relatively simple challenge into something that feels overwhelming. Feelings of fear or shame can surface. All of which can send sending you running into the kitchen or the vending machine.
The objective is to stay grounded in the moment of stress, thus giving you space to get a grip and move away from food.
Here are a few simple things you can do at a moment’s notice that can help to keep you grounded the next time your switches are flipped, your buttons are pushed and/or you are spiraling out of control.
BREATHE. Take in a few deep breaths. It is truly amazing how powerful breathing can be.
LOOK. Take a look around, noticing and naming the colors and shapes in the space around you. Thus, occupying your mind long enough for you to calm own.
NOTICE PHYSICAL SENSATION. You might note that your jaw is clenched, or that your stomach has that all too familiar sinking feeling.
It is a simple technique, and it works. If you stay in your body and in the moment, you are no longer inside your head and you can ground yourself.
Step 2: Reality Check
Now that you are calm enough to think clearly and productively you can make note of your thought patterns, and when necessary, turn them around.
Black and White Thinking
Example: You go over your calorie limit and/or eat something that you theoretically “should not,” and then you decide to keep eating because you’ve already “blown it” for the day. You are on a downward spiral, feeling guilty, not liking yourself.
Reality: Weight loss is not a one-day event. If you stop overeating now, you’ll gain less and have less to re-lose later. That’s something to feel good about!
Your Interpretation: Reading your own thoughts into someone else’s words.
Example: Someone made a remark that feels critical or unsupportive, and you begin to unravel and feel distressed, distraught and devastated.
Reality: Did the other person mean to be critical? Or was it your own feelings about yourself surfacing? Are you overreacting? When you are secure and happy with yourself, what others say won’t matter nearly as much.
Feeling Badly for Others
Example: Something is going badly for someone you care about, and you feel responsible, or pressured to fix it.
Reality: It’s not up to you to fix things. You are responsible for your own life.
Step 3: Putting Things Into Perspective
One of the most valuable tools you can learn in weight loss and life is to keep things in perspective.
Most common problems that you face in everyday life are much easier to handle when you keep them in perspective.
Here are some questions you can ask yourself to make sure you aren’t in the mountain-making business:
Does this problem fall into the “this too shall pass” category? Or Not? If it does, GREAT! If not, you’ve got a real problem!
Do I need to make a decision about this right now? Or can I let it play out a bit, giving me enough time to get perspective?
Am I worrying about something that may not even happen?
Do I have all the information I need to decide how to respond to this?
Do I really know what’s going on here, or am I making assumptions?
Am I worrying about things that might not even happen?
What do I need to check out before taking action?
Is there anything I can do right now that will change or help this situation?
Am I trying to control something I can’t, like what other people think, say, or do?
Have I really thought through this problem, and broken it down into manageable pieces I can handle one-at-a-time?
Use this approach whenever your thoughts or situations begin to feel overwhelming, and you’ll quickly find that the mountains that seem impossible at first can quickly morph into what they really are–manageable hills that you DO have the ability to climb. All it takes is three little minutes of your time.
Spread the word … NOT the icing!
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER!
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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