Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

Laughing at Longevity

Wise Crackin’ and Young at Heart by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser.
Dr. Andrew Weill, whom I absolutely adore for so many reasons – his voice, his beard, his impressive knowledge – (Did you hear that Dr. Weill? I heart you!!), writes about aging gracefully. His steps include breathing, connecting to nature, listening to inspiring music, having contact with loved ones. Good points, well taken, each and every one.
My mom, Harriet, is 92 years young (some of you have already ‘met’ her; she is legendary in these pages), and I thought I’d share Dr. Weill’s aging gracefully points with her and see if she concurred, if she had anything she wanted to add to the list! And, well – of course, she did!

Harriet Taylor – 92 years-young – Tellin’ It Like It Is!
Top Ten Longevity Tips Straight from the Mouth of The Almost Ancient Wise Woman

1. Surround yourself with friends. The ones who are still living.
2. Read all the time; romance novels primarily – with happy endings. I’d prefer to read about sex. I’ve looked around, and believe me, reading about it is better than doing it with what’s available.
3. Watch news only once a day, or I’d be stark staring mad.
4. I don’t bother my children. I’m the ideal mother. I don’t haunt them. I would never come uninvited, even if you lived one block away.
5. I don’t over eat, but I don’t eat health food like you all do.
6. I have a good disposition. Don’t get depressed. Sad here and there, but don’t let it carry into my every day life.
7. Watch television selectively. Not all day long. Particularly like Oprah, tremendously. Don’t you?
8. That’s enough? Isn’t it … oh, I’m not a big shopper – don’t buy a lot of clothes. I manage to look all right.
9. Keep sadness out of my conversations with friends. Focus on what’s good in life. Should one of the ladies get maudlin, I change the topic.
10. You want to know what my big trick is … my ‘secret’ to living long? Don’t die! (peels of laughter … she cracks herself up.)
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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LOVE Pure and Simple: No Sugar Coating Necessary

“Joy” says it best! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50 pound big-time-loser.

Here follows an e-mail from Joy, a Kick in the Tush Club member, and fan of Our Lady of Weight Loss.
Please take a time to read it and learn from it. The message is simple and sweet as can be without sugar!

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss
~ My sister called and said they were on their way home from the doctor. My niece, Maya, had just gotten shots and was not happy. She was crying real tears. My sister thought a kiss from Aunt Joy might make her feel better.
As I was heading down the stairs to meet them, I thought to myself “I could take her a piece of candy. That would make her feel better. Maybe I have a cracker or something…No, I don’t want to make her think food is the answer or will make her feel better. Just go.”
So I went to the car. She was fussy and didn’t really want to talk to me. Then I thought of the fountains at the courthouse across the street. She loves water. “Maya, do you want to go see the water!?”
I took her from her car-seat. When she saw the water, she screamed “WA!!” Her face lit up, and she started doing this thing with her fingers, like she was snapping them.
At first, she wasn’t sure about the fountain, the water … so I put my hand in and dripped it on her hand a couple of times. Then she wanted to put her hand in. I helped her lay on her belly, and she splashed and got water on her face. She was so excited!!
When I put her back in the car, she started fussing again. But I knew I had taken a step toward doing “I feel bad” differently and had not instilled “food is the answer” into her young 18 month old mind. ~ Love, Joy
Well done! Joy!!!! Food is not the answer!
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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Oats: Exfoliate, Ingest or Sow?

ART-oatmeal-scrub.jpgOats: Grown in the U.S.A. by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser!
History: As long ago as 7,000 B.C. – in ancient China – man was cultivating his oats (not sowing them). The ancient Greeks were the first people known to have cooked up a bowl of porridge (cereal) from oats. In 1602, a sea captain planted oats on one of the islands off the coast of Massachusetts, thus introducing oats to the Americas.
Today, nearly half of the world’s oat crop–more than 4 billion bushels a year–is grown in the United States and Canada.
Health: Oatmeal is a product made by processing oats. It is a whole grain, and its health benefits are many.
Studies conducted over the past forty years demonstrate that ingesting 3g of soluble fiber daily from oatmeal, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.
There are a number of heart healthy components at play in oatmeal, including soluble fiber, beta-glucan and antioxidants. They reduce cholesterol by reducing the ability of blood cells to stick inside the artery walls, which in effect stops plaque from forming. (When plaque forms, the diameter of the blood vessels narrow and increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.)
Rolled vs. Steel: Rolled oats a.k.a. old-fashioned oatmeal are oat groats that are steamed, rolled, and flaked so that they cook quickly. They’re often cooked as a breakfast cereal, added raw to granola or muesli mixes, or used to make oatmeal cookies. Regular rolled oats take about five minutes to cook. If you’re in a hurry, try quick oats or instant oats. These have thinner flakes, so they cook faster.
Steel-cut oats a.k.a. Irish oatmeal and Scotch oatmeal are groats that have been chopped into small pieces. They’re chewier than rolled oats, and grain aficionados often prefer them for hot oatmeal cereals and muesli. (Our Lady is a big fan of steel oats as is Oprah! They have sooo much in common!)
So, yes, oatmeal for breakfast – a fabulous and smart heart healthy choice.
Exfoliate: AND – did you know that oatmeal is a very soothing grain for the skin?! Those who suffer from psoriasis and eczema appear to find some relief from itching, pain and redness, and oatmeal makes for a great exfoliate.
Exfoliates are materials with irregular textures that are used to release debris which collect on the skin’s surface. Sometimes oatmeal is mixed in with our soaps, adding texture. The grainy lather removes dirt and dead skin as it stimulates our healthy cells.
Our sweat glands and sebaceous glands rid our bodies of waste and toxins through the skin. External pollutants also get trapped on the skin’s surface. (Not a pretty thought.) So lather up, exfoliate and cleanse on a regular basis.
Spread the word, NOT the icing,
Janice

Write Janice for free ‘life’ consult!
Follow Janice on Twitter! Food facts. tips and motivation throughout the day!
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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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Got the End of Summer Blues? The One Minute Cure

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I’ve got the “End of Summer Blues” and I’ve got ‘em bad! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser.
As the light days of summer shorten, and the temperature moves from hot to warm to cool to cold, so goes my heart.
How is it that the end of summer sends a good many of us spiraling down into the abyss, extra layer of clothing in one hand, donut in the other?

From Sad to Overcomer- The One MInute Cure!

There are different reasons that we are oh so sad. Let’s take a look at our “suffering syndromes,” and then make that all important conscious shift to energized overcomer!
Our Suffering Syndromes:
1. RSMS – Return to School Mentality Syndrome: Some of us are actually returning to school, as teacher and/or student, or to work after an extended summer vacation. And for some leave ‘early’ Fridays are over. And some of us (I’m guessing most of us) have the belief indelibly etched deeply into our minds that summer marks the ‘end of freedom.’ Ugh!
2. SDS – Short Days Syndrome – The days are shorter; less light. Although September may be lovely, we know that winter is soon to come. A time when we tend to be less active and social. Ugh!
3. SPS – Squandered Plans Syndrome – Some are disappointed because they didn’t get to do all the things that they had planned to do this summer. Whether it was to go to South America, take the Circle Liner around Manhattan (over-rated), or clean out their closets. Ugh!
4. AURS – Agreed Upon Reality Syndrome. People are walking around talking about just how their energy is beginning to wane, how they have the blues, how sad they are (including me; guilty!) Double Ugh!
5. SSS – Summer Style Syndrome. Summer is free, easy, light-weight and it costs less to look good. A simple pair of sandals vs. thigh high insulated boots! UGH!
Be an OVERCOMER! Find something to be in happy about in less than one minute.
1. ISC – Identify Shift Cure. Rather than identifying with “Suffer,”be an “Overcomer.” YAY!
2. SURDC: Soak Up Remaining Days Cure. Truth be told, autumn is quite possibly the most beautiful and comfortable time of year. Get out there, soak up the sun, go for a walk (or two or three), have a BBQ. Make sure you make the most of September and October, so you don’t feel that you squandered the fall! YAY!
3. APJC – The Autumn Photo-Journalist Cure! Capture the last days of summer and the turning leaves of autumn on film. Press some of those gorgeous fallen leaves in a book. You can spend the winter sorting through your pics and creating an amazingly beautiful ‘remembrance album.’ YAY!
4. HWEC – Happy Winter Events Cure. Make a long list of things that you are looking forward to doing this winter. You might include Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, St. Valentine’s Day, and Pi Day (March 14 – a favorite in our house) on your list, as well as a possible vacation to a warm place J. Perhaps you can find the time to sign up for that Rumba class you’ve always wanted to take; painting class; healthy cooking class; Photoshop class. YAY!
5. WSC – Winter Style Cure. Layer-Up! Wear colorful scarves and hats. Accessorize up the kazoo! Put those little heat pads for your pockets in your pockets! Woo Hoo, my energy is really starting to pick up! I see shopping in my future! YAY!
Be an Overcomer!!
Spread the word, NOT the icing!
Janice

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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