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Our Lady of Weight Loss

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April 2010 Archives

April 30 National No Phone Day Zone

Oprah, I’m on board. No Phone Day Zone, it is! And Oprah, while we’re at it, Our Lady of Weight Loss suggests that you make your car a “NO FOOD ZONE.” Seriously folks, think of the calories saved, as well as moneys saved from not having to have your inner-car cleaned out!

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Who Got Kicked Off American Idol April 28?

Last night, Siobhan Magnus was voted off American Idol. One of the things I like most about Siobhan is her authenticity, her level of comfort with herself. As Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” And Sioban did just that! I’m hoping we will see more of her!

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Sandra Bullock Baby

I just love when life ‘delivers’ a happy surprise, and this morning it surely did. Enter the picture … drum roll please, Louis Bardo Bullock, son of Sandra!

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Fat Pills – Packing on the pounds?

As I am sure you can well imagine, in this ‘drug’ culture many a person who gains weight attributes a good deal of said packed on pounds to the pills that they are a popping. And yes, there is evidence that there are pills that do, indeed, cause weight gain. Some more than others.

How to Love Your Thighs: 5 tips

I was talking to one of my star weight loss clients (you are all stars), who has permanently lost over 35 pound. Yes, JB is thrilled about that, but she is still having difficulty loving herself, because she’s kind of down on her thighs. They are not perfect thighs. They are not stick thin thighs like you see in the magazines; they are not air-brushed thighs. After an interesting conversation that was filled with aha moments, I decided to share a few tips on how to love yourself, love your thighs.

Get Jiggy Sunday: 6 Dog Quotes & 1 Dog Listening

This week’s Get Jiggy Sunday JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle was inspired by the dogs that jumped into the water fountain at St. Phillips Square in Tucson today. Bravo Doggies!!!

Jillian Michaels’ anti-pregnancy comments?

The fierce and muscled trainer, Jillian Michaels, of “The Biggest Loser” fame and fortune is getting some feedback a.k.a. lash-back from some comments she made in an interview to Women’s Health magazine regarding pregnancy. Weigh-in here! Your thoughts on her comments.

Gods, Girls and Artichokes

Zeus had a plan. He thought that whenever his wife Hera was away, he’d get together with Cynara. However, Cynara soon became homesick. She missed her mother, so she slipped back to the earth for a short but meaningful visit with the mortals. When she returned, it was quite apparent that she had a new attitude. Zeus wasn’t particularly happy with her un-goddess-like behavior. He threw a fit and tossed her back to earth, and he changed her into the plant that we now call the artichoke.

Crystal Bowersox: Betrayal. Apologies. Tears.

After a full week of headlines, the dread-locked singer and American Idol frontrunner, Crystal Bowersox (a.k.a. Mama Sox) last night served up platters full of soul, gratitude and love.

420 is National Weed Day

Medical Marijuana – used by patients for cancer, AIDS, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and Lou Gehrig’s disease is legal in Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada and 14 states; Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Will you demonstrate today?

JigSaw Sunday: Tropical Spring Toss (recipe included!)

This week’s Get Jiggy JIGSAW Sunday, Tropical Spring Toss, will keep your hands and minds busy, out of the cookie jar and take you on a journey, straight into spring!

4 Simple Ways to Say Yes to Life

When we are energized, feeling good, hydrated, smiling and breathing in the poetry of life, we are less likely to gravitate towards food as a form of self-medication and more likely to open up to living la vida feliz … The Happy Life!

How to Live a Life You Love – A video invitation

Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, invites you to imagine … What will it look like when your current challenge is no longer a problem, and you are free to live a life that you love?

The Diet Dance: Vogue – Sue Sylvester Style (video alert)

If Sue Sylvester, the fictional character played by actress Jane Lynch in the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee, can “Vogue,” why not you? Watch the video, Vogue with Sue Sylvester and burn calories!

Video – Gum Wrapper Prom Dress

Video alert: Have you heard about Iowa High School Junior Elizabeth Rasmuson’s brilliant use of gum wrappers? She used the white and blue Wrigley’s “5” wrappers to make her prom dress! And her boyfriend, Jordon Weaver, weaved himself a gum wrapper vest!

KFC Double Down bring you down?

One of my weight loss rules is to ‘know what thy eat before I eat it.’ Often, we look at something, like the new KFC Double Down and think, ‘hey, there’s no bread so it must be okay.’ But hey, is it? Will the KFC Double Down ultimately bring you down?

JigSaw Sunday: Peanut Butter Breakfast (Recipe included!)

This week’s ‘Get Jiggy JigSaw Puzzle’ was inspired by my jones for peanut butter. Just love the stuff and you know, the natural kind, is good for you! Here’s a great recipe that makes a stupendous breakfast, lunch or snack!

VIDEO – Sex in the City 2: Aiden is back

For those of us who are Sex in the City fans, you’ll be happy to know that new trailer for the Sex in the City 2 just hit! Overflowing with fabulous friendship and fashion, sex, sex and more sex as well as Aiden. Yup, Aiden is back and it look like Carrie is playing with fire!

Jennifer Hudson Loses It

I hear tell that Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson is losing it! Pounds that is!
Jennifer, on behalf of WeightWatchers, kicked off a national ad campaign last Sunday “I decided to do Weight Watchers. I feel like I’ve conquered the world.” says the lovely and voluptuous Jennifer. In addition to getting the big payola …

April Holiday: No Housework Day

I’m not sure how “No Housework Day” originated or when it was first celebrated. I am imagining that a woman who was tired of her daily chores, tired of the dust reappearing, that a woman who was more than likely being taken for granted threw her arms up in the air, took in a deep breath and proclaimed …

Dancing With the Stars: Niecy Nash Sheds Tears not Pounds

Kelly Osbourne danced away 42 pounds last season. Jennie Garth, Mya , Mel B. from the Spice Girls, Jane Seymour, Lisa Rina and Marie Osmond (while on Nutrisystems) toned their arms, lifted their butts, and dropped at least 100 pounds (combined total). Niecy Nash, however, star of “Reno 911″ is dedicating her dance performance to “thick girls everywhere.” And instead shedding tears for love.

Sandra Bullock Pre-Nup: Jesse gets squat if he cheats

Sandra Bullock and Jesse James have a prenup that specifically states that he gets no money in a divorce if he cheats.

JigSaw Sunday: Cactus Bloom

This week’s “Get Jiggy, Stay Busy and Lose Weight Jigsaw Puzzle” was inspired by my recent trip to Tucson, Arizona. I’m fascinated by the cactus, the saguaros, in particular, whose flowers bloom at night and are pollinated by bats!

Easter Candy and your ever expanding …

Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach provides vital Easter candy information! Something to consider on Easter Day (and the days that follow).

Ruby’s Weight Loss Journey – 366 pounds lost, more to go

Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, invites you to imagine what it must be like to lose 350 pounds and for the very first time be able to drive a car, use a normal sized seatbelt, wear a pair of jeans. Read Ruby’s story here. An in depth and moving interview from Beliefnet’s editor Holly Leibowitz Rossi.

April Fool’s Day Quotes – Don’t give cherries to pigs or advice to fools.

Foolish and fool proof April Fool’s Day quotes! Don’t give cherries to pigs or advice to fools … and much more from Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, on a mission to lighten!

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