Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken

I’ve Got to Be Me! You’ve Got to be You! By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Blogger and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for free consult)
I’ve ‘borrowed’ the above classic Oscar Wilde quote, “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken,” more than once (like every 10 minutes – thank YOU, Oscar), and it always gets a laugh and produces an a-HA moment.
It is soooo the truth! Some of us embrace the idea of being ourselves – a freeing concept – while others ‘try’ to be themselves – not exactly knowing who they are and a bit reluctant to put it out there!
Here follow some kick-tush suggestions on how to be you! I recommend that you first listen and watch these YouTube specials before diving head first into ‘you.’ All belting out “I’ve Got to Be Me,” one of these truly unique ‘characters’ is sure to inspire, motivate and pump you up!
Clay Aiken: I’ve Got to Be Me
Sammy Davis, Jr. : I’ve Got to Be Me
Michael Jackson: I’ve Got to Be Me
King of Drags : I’ve Got to Be Me
And now … without further ado ~

Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Top Eight Tips on How to Be You
… apparently, more difficult than one might imagine!


1. Take Stock: In order to be yourself, you do have to know, understand and accept yourself. The best way to do that is to take time to contemplate your life, your choices and your naval. (Back in the day, people would ask, “What are you doing?” to which you might respond, “Contemplating my naval.”)
2. Accept Your Mistakes: Know that there is no such thing as failure; only feedback. Take a good look at your choices. While feedback is a useful commodity, there’s no reason to repeat mistakes and failed attempts.
3. Let Go of Caring About What Other People Think: The fact of the matter is that it really doesn’t matter how people perceive you and worrying about what others think is a brick wall of your own making! It is virtually impossible to be the person that everyone likes. (There are even a few who don’t like Oprah. No joke!)
4. Be Open and Honest. A bold move, but nonetheless, ask yourself, “What have I got to hide? Do I feel ashamed or insecure about any aspect of myself?” If yes, if you are loaded with ‘flaws,’ note what they are, come to terms with them and then transform them into quirks … in my case ‘kookiness!’ (In case you didn’t know, O, the Oprah magazine deemed me a ‘kooky genius.’ I succeeded in utilizing my flaws to the max!)
5. Laugh At Yourself. So what if you are a mess. We all are and are secretly terrified that we’re going to be undone by our misfortunes and flaws. Imagine how relieved everyone will be to know that you (and in turn, they) can turn their unfortunate stories into something funny. They will laugh with you! Oh my … laughter does feel good!
6. Develop Your Individuality. What’s your style? In form, fashion, thoughts, and manner of speaking? If you are a round and luscious goddess who wears red and thinks ‘interesting’ thoughts and speaks in a NuYawk accent, go for it! Stand tall, be proud, be your character.
7. Play in Traffic. If you don’t play in traffic, you can’t get hit by a truck. Ha! In other words, if you don’t get out there and risk getting crapped on by a pigeon, you’ll never be yourself. Be sure to carry those nifty clean wipes. Something splatters on you; clean yourself up and play some more.
8. You and You – Side by Side: Ultimately, you are hanging out with you all day long. So, be your best, most interesting and fun self. Hang tight with you!
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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Get Jiggy: Seeing Red

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Our Lady Sees Red is illustrated by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author and blogger. (write Janice for a free consult)

“Out of the ash I rise with my red hair and eat men like air.” ~ Sylvia Plath


This JigSaw art piece was inspired by my red kitchen wall. (just one wall; not the entire kitchen) When I look at it I actually see ‘red.’ Plain and simple. No meaning attached.
Seeing ‘red’ without meaning, got me to thinking about the various meanings and associations to the color red!
The Red Carpet … for celebrities (and for you, Step #1 in All Is Forgiven, Move On)
Flashing red lights denotes danger!!! Emergency!!!
STOP!!! signs and lights.
In China, red is the color of prosperity and happiness; the color of mourning in South Africa. The Red Ruby is the traditional 40th Wedding Anniversary gift.
And, of course, Dorothy did click her Ruby Red Heels together three times and was magically brought home! Kansas! Kansas! Kansas!
What does the color red mean to you?
Spread the word, NOT the icing!
Janice

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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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POWER NAP: Promote Health and Happiness

Nap! Create Down-Time! Energize Thyself! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for a free consult)

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” ~ Barbara Jordan
faToid: Workplace accidents and errors peak at exactly the same times that our circadian rhythms cause a drop in alertness – between 2 and 5 p.m.!

The Exhausted Modern World.
The modern world puts enormous value on being as productive as humanly possible, which translates into working through lunch, staying late at the office, scheduling play-dates up the wazoo (or is it gazoo?), taking extra classes. …. You name it, and we’re trying to fit it into our schedules. Our calendars are about to go up in smoke!
It almost feels punishing, doesn’t it?
When exhausted you function less efficiently, feel frustrated, overwhelmed, and guess what … you eat way more. Your body is sending signals that you are low on energy, because it needs more fuel to keep going!
Downtime/Nap Time: A Natural Part of Your Day.
Napping is an opportunity for our minds and body to take a break. Many mammals take naps; and in other parts of the world, napping a.k.a. siestas are worked into the daily routine.
Napping Promotes Health and Well-Being:
30 minute naps promote physical well-being, improve memory and mood;
20 minute naps sharpen your senses and revitalize you; and
10 minute naps can improve mood … feel happy!
If possible, take a nap at the same time every day and use an alarm clock (initially, anyway, until it becomes a part of your routine).
New point of view: Napping is essential to my well-being. It’s okay to crawl up in a corner for a few minutes and close my eyes.
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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Michael Phelps Flakes Out!

And the sugar-coated gold medal goes to . . . by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for a free consult)
Did you hear? Michael Phelps is going to share top billing with Tony, the Tiger. That’s RRRRRRIGHT! He is soon to appear on boxes of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes.
Nutritionists are up in arms! Brows furrowed; all concerned. They’re wondering, “What happened to Wheaties, Breakfast of Champions?” Some would rather see him on a box of Fiber One. Imagine that!
Before I jump on the “whoa Nelly, what are you thinking Michael Phelps bandwagon,” I thought I’d do a bit of investigative blogging! So, I put on my detective’s hat, thick reading glasses, got out my pipe, and jumped onto the world wide web. Straight to nutritiondata.com, which by the way, has got to be the best site of its kind. So much great information, from calorie count to inflammation factor.
The good news for Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes® is that its inflammation factor is -151. Now, I’m not so sure that this is a huge factor when feeding your children, but still it’s good to know.
Also, nutritiondata.com, has a 5 star rating system, letting you know if a product is going to help you lose or gain weight. You won’t be surprised to find out, will you???, that a cereal that has ‘frosted’ in its title is not a great diet cereal.
Here follows the bulk of my investigative efforts:
Ingredients:
MILLED CORN, SUGAR, MALT FLAVORING, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, SALT, SODIUM ASCORBATEAND ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), NIACINAMIDE, IRON, PYRIDOXINEHYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), THIAMINHYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B1), VITAMIN A PALMITATE, FOLIC ACID, BHT (PRESERVATIVE), VITAMIN B12, AND VITAMIN D.
(Want my opinion on HFCS?)
Calories per 1 cup serving / 143
Calories from Fat – 1
Total Carbs – 35 g
Vitamin A – 12%
Vitamin C – 13%
Iron 39%
The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, and a very good source of Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12 and Iron.
The bad: A large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars.
Nutrition Data awards foods 0 to 5 stars in each of three categories, based on their nutrient density (ND Rating) and their satiating effect (Fullness Factor™).
Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes® received:
Weight loss: 2 stars
Optimum health: 3 stars
Weight gain: 3 1/2 stars
Estimated glycemic load : 26
Inflammation factor: -151
Source: nutritiondata.com
Again, I highly recommend nutritiondata.com. I’m giving them a 5 OurLady Rating!
As for jumping on the “Hey, Michael, what are you doing?” bandwagon. Sorry! Can’t do it; out of deference to his mother. I loved watching her during the Olympic games even more than him. And, I sure wouldn’t want anyone knocking my son! :)
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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