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Janice & Dr. Norris Weigh-In: What are YOU hungry for?

janice before-after postcard copy.jpgHey Y’all …. Dr. Norris Chumley and this blogger were chatting last week on the phone (yup, on the phone – tre retro!), and we thought it would be fun to dish the dirt, chew the fat, blog-to-blog from time-to-time. You know, toss a topic back n’ forth.
Dr. Norris kicked off our first “blog-O-sation” with What are YOU hungry for?
And now … drum roll please … my response!
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When I was a kid, my grandmother lived with us. She was a very large woman – 300 pounds, at least – and she was very hungry, all the time!! She visited the refrigerator early and often (it was her primary form of exercise – actually, it was her only form of exercise).
And to be perfectly honest, it was a bone of contention between my mother and grandmother. With each and every visit to the fridge, my mother asked in an exasperated fashion, “What are you looking for?”
My grandmother snapped back, “I’m hungry.”
“Hungry for what?” my mother continued. “You couldn’t possibly be hungry. You had a steak sandwich 1/2 an hour ago.” And so it went …
It was pretty clear that my grandmother wasn’t hungry for food. Needless to say, the question never got answered, but it was something that stayed with me and proved useful in my weight loss journey. (I am a master of making lemonade out of lemons!)
I even made a card and put it on my fridge (you can download here, if you like, for your fridge). “hungry for?.pdf?”
Now, when I ask myself “What are YOU hungry for?” I can answer without reaching for food. That’s progress!
And right now, in this very moment – what am I hungry for? Actually, starving for???

  • Warm weather (if spring doesn’t come soon, I’m going to screammmmm)
  • Sunlight (I’m low on Vitamin D. I’m sure of it!!!)
  • Laughter that brings tears (oh, I could so use a belly laugh!!!)
  • A visit from my brother (he lives in Ireland and I’m missing him)

And you??? What are you HUNGRY for? Both Dr. Norris and I really want to know. Actually, I AM hungry to know what YOU ARE hungry for! Truly!!
Thanks for asking, Dr. Norris!
Spread the word … NOT the icing!
Janice

Post #1 from Dr. Norris: What are YOU hungry for?
Janice’s reply: I’m hungry for …
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Happiness Coach, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
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” . . . . kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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DIET Re-defined! from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Dictionary

Our Lady of Weight Loss spoke to me in my sleep last night. Actually, I wasn’t quite asleep. I was dozing … in the delicious half wake/half sleep state. Yum!
SHE has been communicating with me in this fashion for close to a decade now (Whoa! Time flies!). When she has something important to say, something she wants me to pass along to you, she nudges me just as I am drifting off. I keep a notebook and pen next to my bed, for such occasions. I jot down the message and then continue to drift, drift, drift … ahhhhhh.
Anyway, before I get so comfortable and drift off again … this time SHE specifically asked – more like instructed – that I reach out to YOU (yes, YOU!!), and see if you might be interested in joining us (OLofWL and me) in changing the agreed upon meaning of the word “DIET.”
The WORD: DIET
According to Webster’s dictionary the word ‘diet’ is not limited to what we eat or drink. Its number 2 meaning is: “something provided or experienced repeatedly, i.e. ‘a diet of Broadway shows and nightclubs’ ~ Frederick Wyatt.”
A diet of Broadway shows and nightclubs appealed to Our Lady. It seems like a diet she could live with. She also expressed interested in a ‘diet’ of happiness, love and gratitude. Yes, imagine ingesting daily platters of happiness, filling up on love! Wow!
OLofWL is very interested in re-defining ‘diet’ as a regime that moves us away from feelings of deprivation, defeat and depression (our past association to the word diet); and rather a regime that moves us toward happiness!
She is therefore suggesting a daily diet consisting of: happiness, creativity, self-love, and positive energy and that we feed our minds, spirit, and sense of play. That’s right!
We can follow The Happiness Diet and have our daily intake of happiness. Happiness includes (but is not limited to) talking to friends, enjoying a walk around the park, deep breaths of fresh air, buying flowers and arranging them in five vases around the living room!
Our Lady of Weight Loss wants to know …
What would you like to fill up on? What would you like to experience repeatedly? What new definition would you to give the word “diet?”
DIET: from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Dictionary
“Something that you experiences repeatedly that fills you up in the best sense … with non-food related items! For example: The Happiness Diet consists of daily platterfuls of beautiful morning skies, Mozart and/or John Lennon, dishy conversations with good friends, hugs, kisses, and cozy slippers.
Spread the word … NOT the icing!
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Happiness 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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Get Jiggy with Our Lady (a puzzle): February LOVE … March MADNESS

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It’s February 1. Hip Hip Hooray … the days are getting longer; the sun is feeling warmer and hope is in the air!!! February is a month of LOVE!
Enjoy this week’s Get Jiggy with OLofWL Puzzle!
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Happiness 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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The Lemon … 15 More Secrets! (shhhh … don’t tell)

You may remember that this Beliefnet blogger wrote about LEMONS just last week! Lemons: Antidote to What Ails You!
And now … Beliefnet continues the lemon story with a spectacular gallery: 15 Hidden Health Secrets of Lemon – sure to cure your acne, help you to abandon your anxiety, as well as eliminate the common cold. Read On … a yummy weekend treat!
Spread the word … NOT the icing!
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Happiness 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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Follow Janice on Twitter:
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