In an effort to understand people who insist upon using BIG words, this Beliefnet blogger signed up for Word of The Day from Dictionary.com
I LOVE FAT … words!
I am particularly enamored with ‘fat’ and ‘food’ words. I find them totally satisfying and amusing. And sitting down with pen and paper in hand, and crafting a good sentence or two is, indeed, a way to exercise one’s brain as well as … (drum roll, please) … commit a Creative Act of Weight Loss!
Creative Act of Weight Loss:
A time consuming, brain expanding, waist reducing, non-food activity that sends subtle, yet powerful, permanent fat removal messages to your subconscious mind, thus, changing your point of view … foreva’!
Here is today’s word! Get your utensils out (pen and paper) and have yourself a yummy good time!
embonpoint \ahn-bohn-PWAN\, noun:
Plumpness of person; stoutness
Embonpoint is from French, literally “in good condition” (en, “in” + bon, “Good” + point, situation, condition).
With his embonpoint, Mr Soames appears to be wearing a quadruple-breasted suit.
— Simon Hoggart, “Roll up, roll up, to explore the Soames Zone”, The Guardian, February 1, 2000
His embonpoint expands by the day and his eyes are buried in the fat of his cheeks.
— quoted in Goethe: The Poet and the Age: Revolution and Renunciation by Nicholas Boyle
Try embonpoint on for size!!! See if anyone knows what you ‘re talkin’ about.
Here’s my sentence: His embonpoint expanded before our very eyes, as we shopped in the new food market in Grand Central Station.
Spread the word (NOT the icing)!
Delicious Creative Acts of Weight Loss are plentiful in the Kick in the Tush Club community.
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Which would you prefer to do today? Beat stress or cultivate inner-peace? Calming words from Janice Taylor.
Words have an amazingly strong affect on our bodies and minds. Our unconscious mind (also known as subconscious) processes the words we hear in a very literal and direct fashion. Then, in turn, we put these words, associations and thoughts to work, effecting the way in which we navigate the day.
Take a moment to ‘feel’ the words. Pay attention to your mind and body as you say ‘Beat Stress.’ And now … ‘Cultivate Inner-Peace’. Which set of words do you imagine will bring peace into your life today?
We now begin to cultivate inner-peace simply by choosing the words ‘cultivate inner-peace.’ You can open your mind and body to peace and serenity as these calming words begin to lead you towards inner-peace.
BREATHE, WALK and TALK Inner-Peace
Focus on Your Breathing. Sit comfortably and observe your breath. Breathe in and out through your nose and allow all the hundreds of tiny muscles around your mouth to relax, allowing your lips to gently touch and your jaw to loosen. As you inhale, allow your stomach to rise; as you exhale allow your body to relax into its center. Follow your breath. In and out, for one minute, two or more.
Walk the Walk. Slowly and purposefully stroll for a block or two, focusing your mind on each step, noticing how the heel, ball and toe touch the ground. Allow the thoughts to pass through with the clouds, gently bringing your attention back to your stroll.
Talk the Talk. Sister Teresa, when asked if she would march in an anti-war protest, declined. She said that she would have nothing to do with war. However, she would walk for peace. Notice the words you use and their affect on your body and mind. Use gentle, kind, loving and peaceful words.
Spread the peaceful word (NOT the icing!),
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GO CRAZY! It’s Your Life, is it not?
Create It the Way You Want it – Off-the-Menu Salad!
This beliefnet blogger has been on the road, promoting the best Permanent Fat Removal book ever (if you LOSE it; you will FIND it) – All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville … and I’ve got to say, eating on the road is easy! Not because the menu that the restaurants and hotels offer are fully loaded with low-cal, low-fat choices! Far from it! It’s easy, because I got creative and found a new way to order!
Here’s how you can ORDER off the MENU!
1. Read the menu. Note the ingredients used in the various dishes offered.
2. Make a list of what ingredients work for you (mental list or on paper).
3. Then, put the ingredients together in a new way.
4. If they say, “Oh, that’s not on the menu.” … You can reply, “Oh sure, it is.”
Here follows the best salad I ever that I created!!! As Our Lady of Weight Loss says, “You can order off the menu in a restaurant, as well as life.” If what’s offered doesn’t work for you, tweak it, change it, create it. It’s YOUR life!
It’s YOUR Life Salad!
Ingredients: arugula lettuce, chick peas, roasted beets (yellow), nicoise olives, feta cheese (a sprinkling), mandarin orange slices, 3 ounces of seared fresh Tuna steak.
Instructions: Place layer of arugula lettuce on your plate. Then add yellow roasted beets (slices), a few nicoise olives (pitless), a sprinkling of feta-cheese (one or two ounces tops), a 1/4 to 1/2 cup chick peas, mandarin orange slices (6 from the can; wash off or pat off the syrup) and a few slices of freshly seared tuna steak.
Note: There’s so much delish taste from the mix of foods, in particular the feta cheese, that there is absolutely no need for salad dressing. And you’ve just saved hundreds and hundreds of calories! BRAVO!
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What a Day for a Daydream by Janice Taylor, Health & Happiness Beliefnet Blogger.
While waiting for the 6 train on 116th and Lexington Avenue (not the most beautiful subway stop in Manhattan), I took the opportunity to mentally review my to do list: pick up low-fat milk, watermelon, multiple bags of salad, one-calorie per spray dressing; drop off dry cleaning; call my cousin; sign up for meringue lessons …
The thought of learning how to dance the merengue – gliding gracefully and sensually across the dance floor set my mind off and well – dancing . . . into a beautiful daydream. I mentally drifted onto the dance floor. I could hear the music, and I could feel my hips swaying. I was energized, happy and feeling alive.
Just as Antonio Bandaras was reaching his hand out to mine, our fingers just about to touch, the train screeched into the station. I didn’t get to dance with Antonio, but I realized that daydreaming is a type of trance state.
Daydreaming is a fantasy that one has while awake – often spontaneous, as was my daydream. Some daydreams are about future scenarios, some replay past experiences, and many daydreams are connected to some type of emotional experience.
Einstein daydreamed his way to the Theory of Relativity. Proof positive that daydreaming both stimulates the mind, relaxes the body, and is a process that can help to set goals, manage conflict, boost productivity, increase creativity, achieve goals and relieve boredom. (Go, Einstein! Go.)
Be A Daydream Believer
Daydreams with intention are a form of self-hypnosis. You effectively release all conscious control in the moment, and simply allow yourself to go with the flow of your sixth sense.
Go for a mental ride, allowing your unconscious mind to pretend to imagine. You can easily allow your attention to be directed inward and reach a part of yourself that you cannot reach while conscious or while sleeping.
New Point of View: Daydreaming is as important to permanent fat removal as food and movement (a.k.a. exercise). Make it a part of your day.
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