Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

Weight Loss Tip: The Perfect Snack

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The Good Seed by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for FREE LIFE Consult!)
Are you in search of a low-cal, low-fat, long lasting, healthy and satisfying treat that satiates while it supplies significant amounts of vitamin E, magnesium and selenium? I thought so.
Want to know how I have managed to maintain a 50-pound big-time-loss for over 7 years? I’ll tell you how! By plannin’ and pickin’ the right snacks that satisfy on a multitude of levels.
Want to know how I saved my marriage? By keeping a healthy snack in the cabinet that he likes, too! Can you hear him crackin’ those seeds open? (He is a tad noisy, but that’s another story.)

Sunflower Seeds!
Bang for Your Calorie Buck: 162 calories per one ounce serving.
These nutty little beauties come from the seed-studded center of the incredibly spectacular sunflower. The flower manufactures grayish-green or black seeds that are encased in gray or black shells. The seeds are high in oil and are one of our main sources of polyunsaturated oil – one of the good fats.
Sunflower seeds are a good source of:
Vitamin E – an important vitamin that passes through your body and deactivates free radicals that damage fat-containing structures and molecules, such as cell membranes, brain cells and cholesterol;
Magnesium – helps reduce the severity of asthma, lowers high blood pressure and prevents migraines, as well as reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Magnesium is also necessary for healthy bones, and magnesium calms your nerves.
Selenium – helps to induce DNA repair and synthesis in damaged cells, inhibits the proliferation of cancer cells.
NOTE: Sunflower seeds should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator as their fat content is high, making them prone to rancidity.
How to Eat Sunflower Seeds:
Crack the shell with your teeth, eat the seed and spit the shell.
Something to Strive For: An experienced seed chewer can fling a handful of sunflower seeds in their mouth, pocket them in the side of their cheek, extract the kernels from the shells one by one using their teeth, and tongue, and spit out the hard shell.
LINK-up:
Chew (or spit?) On This: Baseball and the Seed Shortage.
Spread the word, NOT the icing!
Janice
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you are … BEYOND MEASURE!
Coming Soon!
THE CHRISTMAS DIETImagine waking up on New Years Day THINNER than you were on November 1. To be put on the fast weight loss list, send email to Janice@ChristmasDiet.com
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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JigSaw Sundae: you are . . . BEYOND MEASURE

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In a world that measures everything by the numbers … from Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser.
Okay … my personal … WEIGHTY CONFESSION!
When I was losing weight (vs. being ‘on’ maintenance a.k.a. the mini-see-saw), I was obsessed with the scale and my measurements. If the scale didn’t budge, I took out the tape measure and quickly wrapped it tight around my waist or thighs, manipulating the numbers.
Then one day, Our Lady of Weight Loss spoke to me (again)! And she said, “For goodness sake, stop measuring your self worth by the numbers. YOU are beyond measure.
Holy Light Bulb Moment! I went into “Edward Scissorhands” mode. Scissors in hand, I cut up the tape measure into 6 1/2 inch pieces – made bracelets – and have been wearing them ever since.
Photographed here – draped around the ‘neck’ of my inner-doll, having a light-bulb moment of her own!
Isn’t it good to know that in a world that measures everything by the numbers … from your height, weight and waist to your BMI … from your age to your salary …
that YOU ARE ~ BEYOND MEASURE!
Spread the word, NOT the icing!
Janice
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Want a BEYOND MEASURE Bracelet of your own?
Coming Soon! THE CHRISTMAS DIETImagine waking up on New Years Day THINNER than you were on November 1. To be put on the fast weight loss list, send email to Janice@ChristmasDiet.com
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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Reality Bites (doesn’t it?)

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Halloween Candy: here, there and everywhere … Already! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for a free life consult)
Oh … My Goodness Gracious Me!!!! I went to CVS Drug Store yesterday (one of those mega-drug-stores that sell underwear, frozen food and drugs … don’t know which one is in your neighborhood, but you do). Three aisles were devoted to Halloween Candy – already!!!!
Truthfully, I found it a tad disturbing. First of all, it was 77 degrees in NYC yesterday. Halloween and 77 degrees don’t mix well. And it was a reminder that “The Season of Temptation” is fast approaching.
It was my plan to send out some Halloween tips closer to Halloween, but after seeing all that temptation right in front of me, after hearing the call of the bite size Babe Ruth’s, I thought maybe I best reach out sooner than later. Before y’all (and me, too) start stocking up for Halloween.
Here is my first in a series of bite-size tips that will get us through the holidaze glaze together. My apologies for those of you who are not ready to think about the holidaze glaze yet. Me either! Not yet ready – but the candy is ready to be bought!!!!
I am going to lay it out – tell it to you straight. Bits of REALITY!
REALITY BITES: Do NOT buy Halloween candy until the day before Halloween!!!!! lest you will eat. Plain and simple. The hard truth.
Spread the word, NOT the icing! (or in this case early Halloween candy!)
Janice

Coming Soon! THE CHRISTMAS DIETImagine waking up on New Years Day THINNER than you were on November 1. To be put on the fast weight loss list, send email to Janice@ChristmasDiet.com
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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Six Quick Steps to Self-Love (and a quick steppin’ video)

Be Brave: Boost Self-Love by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, syndicated columnist, seminar leader & 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for free life consult.)When I was a kid, I proudly showed my grandma my spelling test … “Look, Grandma!!! I got 100% on my spelling test. I’m smart.” To which she replied, “Don’t say nice things about yourself. People will think you are conceded.” With all due respect to my sweet, loving and apple-pie-bakin’ grandma, I say, “Boloney!” It’s okay to be proud of your accomplishments. It’s okay to like yourself. Even love yourself!!! Now … if you are not full hog in love with yourself, here are a few things that you can do to boost your love quotient. 1. Be Brave. Ask the ‘right’ people for a list of things they like about you. Be sure – for goodness sake – to ask the right people. Don’t ask my grandma! Hearing what people have to say about you is useful. Take notes. Write down what True Friend “A” said about you as well as True Friend “B” and “C.” If you are in need of a True Friend, write me! Should your ‘evil twin’ or ‘alien’ … you know, your critical voice, surface – you can take your list out and read it! 2. Give Yourself Permission. Now that other people have voiced your value for you, make a list of the things you like about yourself. If you are having difficulty saying nice things about yourself, start with something really small. Like … I like that I read blogs on Beliefnet, because it shows that I am a spiritual seeker. Keep this list, too!3. Be Your Own Best Friend. In your mind’s eye think of someone you love. Remember all the things about them that you appreciate; their special qualities. Take all those good, warm and happy feelings of love and bundle them up and now turn around (in your mind’s eye) and wrap those feelings around yourself. Ahhhhh … 4. Practice Self-Forgiveness. Have compassion for yourself. Let the judgment go. Let the upset go. Imagine if you held a grudge against every friend or family member the way you do against yourself. All Is Forgiven, Move On!5. Go Affirmation Crazy. Write strong, loving statements on paper. Read them aloud as you look at yourself in the mirror! (For me, after I’ve had my morning coffee and my hair is fluffed.)“I am lovable.””I am kind.””I am compassionate, intelligent, wise, beautiful, sweet, creative … “It’s okay if you don’t believe it. Fake it till you make it!If you like, you can write out your affirmations and post them all over the place … on the refrigerator. “I deserve healthy food.” “I give myself health.” On the bathroom mirror. “I am fabulous.” “I start my day with a smile.” (Mine say, “I deserve love.” And in small print, for my husband, Peter, I write … “these are mind: get your own affirmations!” HA!!)6. Find YOUR Way. Maybe one or two of these “points of love” will resonate; maybe not. Either way, it’s important for you to ask yourself, “What can I do to help myself feel love, compassion for ME? How can I practice self-loving kindness?” It’s more important to ask the right questions than come up with quick answers. Take a walk, move through your day. Ask yourself these questions and allow the answer to bubble up from with you. After all, self-love begins and end with YOU!AND … in keeping with weight loss … when you love yourself, you will easily and effortlessly give yourself the gift of health! With love and appreciation to you for reading my blog … xoxoxo. (wrap those warm feelings around you)Spread the word, NOT the icing!JaniceComing Soon! THE CHRISTMAS DIETImagine waking up on New Years Day THINNER than you were on November 1. To be put on the fast weight loss list, send email to Janice@ChristmasDiet.com 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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