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Janas (Fake) Journal: A Spell to Get Lean

Spell to Get Lean, gel pens & colored pencils
Spell to Get Lean, gel pens & colored pencils

Yes, sometimes it does seem like magic spells and the ability to decode hieroglyphics are required when trying to calculate how to lose weight and get lean. This spell worked: it caused a definite lean but not the right kind.  That’s why it’s important to be specific when designing spells, intentions or wishes.

Be Careful What You Wish For (funny but true!)

Years ago a friend told me that she’d found her husband by writing a detailed description of the right man and the universe brought her exactly what she asked for. She encouraged me to give it a try. I played along, half-jokingly jotting down what I was looking for in a guy: tall, dark and handsome; interested in art; works  in the mental health field (as I did then); physically fit, and likes kids (I was a recently divorced single mom).

The next day my sister called me (with no knowledge of my list) and said she had a friend from her gym she thought I should meet. He was a single dad who worked at a mental hospital; a tall, handsome, African-American guy. (By tall, dark and handsome I’d been picturing George Clooney, but this was OK too).

The three of us met at a pub. Art was basketball-player tall and fit though too ostentatiously dressed for my taste (my sister had only seen him in sweats) but that wasn’t the deal-breaker. The deal breaker was that he endlessly talked about himself, on and on and on all evening. Art seemed to have no interest in anything or anyone but himself.

Afterward, I marveled to my sister how he had all the qualities on that list I’d made except being interested in art. Then we looked at each other and cracked up! His name was Art and was he ever interested in Art!

15 replies on “Janas (Fake) Journal: A Spell to Get Lean”

Funny story about art/Art! But I think I might take the leaning if I could get lean……and if you could work out that listing bug think of the money you’d make on a new fitness craze. Heck, maybe if enough of us did it no one would even notice the leaning…


That would be funny. I know people are into hula hooping again as an exercise, so who knows, maybe leaning could take off too. I did actually find a way to get lean, but it wasn’t magic. I just gave up eating all the stuff that was making me not lean and started eating much better. It’s working but it takes work too. Jana


Oh, TOO FUNEEEEEEEEEE, Jana. It has made my Monday morning, too. But it is an interesting idea, isn’t it, that we might call to us what we think about and wish for….


Yeah, I sort of learned my lesson from that. Now when I pray or wish for something, I just ask for “the best possible outcome.” It’s safer that way! But I do think writing what you think you want is a good way to sort out what matters to you. Jana


Art interested in Art. Yes, I know his kind. Anyway, the doorbell rang yesterday and Peceli answered it. Jehovah’s Witnesses – and one of the women said, ‘Who is the most important person in your opinion?’ Peceli answered, ‘Me of course!’ Then they went on their way, not expecting that one. Peceli said to me later, ‘To me, there has to be only one answer. She didn’t ask ‘Who is the greatest?”


Haha. Makes sense to me. I’m always so tempted to moon those guys when they come snooping around my house, knocking on one door then another. I always ignore them. Someone told me they don’t care about getting a response, it’s just going out and doing the knocking that matters. Jana


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