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End of 2011 Etiquette QUIZ: How Ill-Mannered Are YOU?

Now that the basic family holidays are behind us – the food and  gift-giving, candle lighting, sugar-coated, glazed holidaze – I sat this morning, the last day of 2011, reliving and reflecting on some of the ‘highlights’ of these past […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: 10 Reflective Quotes from the Masters

Alice came to a fork in the road. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire cat. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.” ~Lewis Carroll, Alice […]

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Our Lady of Weight Loss e-CARDS: You May Never Lick Cake

  Research shows that when we help another, we are at the same time helping ourselves. Studies also show that laughter is a key ingredient to permanent fat removal! Therefore, Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent […]

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End Emotional Eating: 6 Steps Toward Healthy Thinking!

Thoughts become actions and actions produce results. With that in mind, it stands to reason that healthy thoughts ignite healthy actions, which in turn produce healthy results! Here follow 6 steps toward healthy thinking, from none other than Our Lady […]

QUIZ: Are YOU a Food Addict?

Are you a ‘Food Addict?’  Is your weight stopping you from moving forward?  Please take an honest look at the following questions and answer, ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ 1. Do you find that you have no ‘stopping mechanism’ and even though […]

Happiness Therapy: Smile … It’s the Holidays.

Smile Big!  It’s the holidays! Whether you are happy that it’s the holiday season or not; whether you can’t wait for it to be over, or not … smile!  Smile BIG and the whole world smiles with you!  The benefits […]

Top 3 Holiday Videos: Doggy Christmas, Hallelujah Flash Mob, Jewish Rock of Ages

Holy Macaroni!  Christmas is only 3 days away; we’re smack in the middle of Chanukah and Kwanzaa is right around the corner,too!  You know what that means don’t you?  It’s time to roll out and cue up the best holiday […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: New Resolutions – Be YOU, Everyone else is already taken!

  It’s KICK in the TUSH TUESDAY!!!  Every Tuesday, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Artist, author of the Our Lady of Weight Loss books, and creator of the Kick in the Tush Club, shares a portion of […]

Happy Holiday Tips: Foods that Transmit Happiness

As we find ourselves knee deep in holiday feasts of plenty, I thought it might be useful to know what foods bring forth the best feelings. Yes, foods change the chemical structure in your brain, and therefore have an impact […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Sweet Noodle Kugel

Whether you celebrate Chanukah or not, you just gotta’ bake yourself a kugel!  This sweet Noodle Kugel is my favorite.  Is it Our Lady of Weight Loss approved? Well … not exactly.  But she did issue Holiday Coupons: Free Food!   […]

21 Tips: How to Make It a Happy Holiday

I understand that we think ’tis the season to over-indulge, stuff ourselves silly and stress ourselves out,’ but it really doesn’t have to be. Our Lady of Weight Loss to the Rescue! 21 Tips: Make It a Happy Holiday Tip […]

Holiday Coupon: Free Food

How will you navigate the holiday table? Are you planning on saying “No, thank you” to everything?  Really?  Everything? Or – are you planning on saying “Yes, thanks” to everything?  Really? Are you sure that you want to do that? […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Holiday Grief: 4 Steps to Faith

Greetings and Salutations Tushkateers!!! How’s it going?  Have you lost your Holiday Mind yet?  This past weekend, the ‘kids’ came for a visit (they’re like soooo old, they’re hardly kids, but they’re my kids, so they will forever be ‘the […]

JigSaw Puzzle Monday: The Secret Meaning of HO

Last night, I had a dream!  Our Lady of Weight Loss was standing on the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway singing, “Ho Ho Ho,” as she handed out little bags of stardust to those who passed by. It was […]

Alec Baldwin: Tweeting for Sympathy, Fuming mad @AmAir! Will pizza w. extra toppings put fire out?

After reading several accounts of the now infamous Alec Baldwin story: “Alec gets booted off an American Airlines plane parked at gate due to his ‘Words with Friend’ addiction and refusal to turn off his electronic device.” Followed by his […]

Holiday Diet: Cultivating Strange Eating Habits

  People tend to cultivate strange (or should I say, even stranger) eating habits during the holiday season.  Our routines are turned upside down. Temptation is here, there and everywhere.  Between one thing and the other, some of us mysteriously […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Family Pushing Your Holday Buttons?

Whenever you fall, pick something up. ~Oswald Avery Side note before we begin:  As I was about to proof read this and make sure that I’m not sending half-baked thoughts and sentences to you, my mother (95.5 years young) telephoned […]

JigSaw Puzzle Monday: No. 1 Best Weight Loss Affirmation

Today, here, right NOW!!!  Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal wants to share with you The Best Weight Loss Affirmation EVER! After speaking to Tushkateers* and Our Lady of Weight Loss fans across the […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Clementine Soup

Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling Clementine!   Clementines are in season! Yesterday, when I walked into the supermarket and saw the boxes of clementines piled high, I nearly cried tears of  joy.  I mean it!!!  I heart […]

Beat the Stress: Do THIS Not THAT

This morning, I took a look at my ‘to-do’ list and screamed.  Okay, I didn’t really scream but there was an audible sigh!  So much to do, so little time!  How am I – how are YOU – going to […]

Happy Living Tip: How to Increase Happiness

I came across some research that suggests that whether you win the lottery or are paralyzed for life, you will return to your usual level of happiness after three to six month’s time.  It’s difficult to believe, isn’t it?  But […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Cyber-Special, Quick Weight Loss

I had a friend whose family had dinner together. The mother would tuck you in at night and make breakfast in the morning. They even had a spare bike for a friend. It just seemed so amazing to me. ~ […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Festive, Stylish, Sensual

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is loosely inspired by the Queen of Pentacles (Tarot). I was reading about the Queen of Pentacles and the words that were used to described her, including but not limited to “festive, […]

VIDEO: 8 steps – How to Get Back on the Weight Loss Wagon NOW!!!

  It may (or may not) be difficult to believe (depending on what’s happening in your kitchen), but even though Thanksgiving was three (count em’ 3) days ago, people are still eating.  And I don’t mean that they are eating […]

Gorilla Dieting: 4 Turkey Leftover Recipes and 1 Kick-Tush Diet Tip

Both Our Lady of Weight Loss and I are heading to the Bronx Zoo this morning, with my husband and the ‘kids.’   (The kids are adults now and as it turns out, we’re all pretty much the same age.   […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 8 Best Thanksgiving Quotes

Our Lady of Weight Loss and I had a meeting of the creative minds last night and decided that it would be fun (and useful) to take the following Thanksgiving quotes (our favorites), write them out on pretty strips of […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: Thanksgiving Prayer Topped with Unknown Blessings

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.  ~ Native American Saying Greetings Tushkateers!!! I received a number of emails this week that basically asked: “How can I make it through Thanksgiving without gaining weight, falling off the wagon […]

JigSaw Monday – Best Thanksgiving Calorie Guide: Surprisingly Sinful – Apple, Pumpkin or Pecan?

  WARNING:  Here follows – Thanksgiving Calories: A comprehensive, truthful, mind-spinning guide that you just might not like!!! This week’s GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS JIG SAW PUZZLE, The Best Ever Calorie Guide to the Holidays, is inspired – of course […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Holiday Bursts of Sugary Sweetness

It wasn’t until I permanently removed over 50 pounds and developed a taste for baked sweet potatoes plain and simple that I questioned the wisdom of creating a casserole that was topped with toasted white lumps of melted gooeyness. Seriously, […]

Thanksgiving Survival – Embracing Your Body, Wholly, Fully and Completely.

 It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. ~Aesop Our body image (a.k.a. body esteem) is the picture we have of our physical body.  It is an inner view of our outer self. It is formed by our […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – A Thousand Battles: Angels, Demons, Heaven, Hell

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.” – Buddha Greetings Tushkateers!!! I received an email […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – Burn Bright, Color Me Red

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled “Color Me RED!” is inspired by the color red! RED is a STIMULANT … it increases enthusiasm, stimulates energy, encourages action and confidence, and it provides a sense of protection from […]

Dysfunctional Chef – On the Decadent Side: Honey Glazed Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potatoes!  OMG!  Is there anything better?  Eat ’em baked or mashed or slice ’em thin into simple chips!   OR … for Thanksgiving … GLAZE ’em. Yup! Glaze those chips.  Here follows the most decadent version of Sweet Potato Chips, […]

11 Facts: 11.11.11

Tomorrow’s unique confluence of dates, 11.11.11, is the talk of the town!  Talk of the Universe, really!  Here follow 11 interesting facts about 11.11.11. 11.11.11 is special because … 1.   The day comes around once every 100 years. 2.   2 […]

Is your mirror making you fat?

According to the laws and rules of Feng Shui (the Chinese art of placement and energy flow), mirrors represent the mind and influence our self-image, as they reflect back to us who and what we are. Here are some things […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: Impossible (or possible) Weight Loss?

“There is no use trying,” said Alice. “One can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen.  “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Our Lady of Perpetual Self-Help

This week’s Get Jiggy WEIGHT LOSS JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by a conversation I had whilst shopping at one of my favorite stores (anthropologie). The sales clerk asked, “Can I help you?”  I understand that she was talking about finding […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Broiled Salmon with Mango Jalapeno Mint Salsa

Christianne Klein, author extraordinaire, Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist, television host and former national news anchor for ABC News; she who has appeared on numerous television programs, cooking her favorite healthy recipes, and also worked alongside Chef Emeril Lagasse on […]

6 Energy Zappers: Exhausted? Stuck In a Rut?

Is your zig in a zag?  Is your energy stuck on ‘low burn?  Are you in a ‘slump?’ Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, tells us … “Whenever I’m in a slump, the first thing that I do is investigate […]

Chicago Schools take Healthy Lead: Antibiotic Free Chicken

Are you against the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture?  Do you wish that healthier foods were being served to our school children? Yes?  Then I’ve got some promising news for you! During a media telephone briefing, hosted by the Pew […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: My Big Fat Holiday A**

Greetings Tushkateers*!!!  Boo Hoo or just Boo? IF you still have candy in your house, then toss it NOW!  I’ll wait … yup.  I’m just gonna’ sit here (all day if I have to) and wait till you’ve given it […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Our Lady of Weight Loss HALLOWEEN Rescue (Save Thyself Before It too Late)

Greetings, Salutations and Happy Halloween, to all Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s fans, Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club), Beliefnet members in good-standing, et al! Our Lady of Weight Loss knows how a good many of us […]

Bite of the Big Apple: Win a Trip to New York City

Holy Guacamole, Beliefnet peeps, Tushkateers throughout the land and anyone else who has managed to land on this page (consider it divine inspiration)! You CAN win a trip to New York City, land of bright lights, Broadway shows, shopping galore, […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Ancho-Marinated Skirt Steak with Warm Black Bean Salad

Want to know what magazine offer up platters of some of the ‘best,’ tastiest and healthiest recipes?  Here’s a hint:  it’s not a recipe magazine, a women’s magazine, nor a diet magazine.  It’s a ‘living in the west’ magazine, called […]

The 3-Bite Diet: Simple, easy and guilt-free

Here is a very simple way to lose weight, drop pounds, or shed the excess layers of adipose tissue (call it what you like). It’s called the 3-Bite Diet (a.k.a. 3-Bite Rule).   It’s simple, easy and guilt-free.  And … the […]

Balanced Life: How to Hear, See and Witness

No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.” ~ Jewish Proverb Just Listen!  Imagine what it would be like if we really listened to each other? You know, instead of half-listening; instead of ‘sort of’ paying […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Mindful Candy Diet

Boo! Tushkateers, Are you ready for the pre-Halloween edition of the Kick in the Tush Club e-letter?   Are you ready to see how many calories are in candy corn? We are but a few days away from Halloween.  Are you […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Halloween Candy Calorie Guide + Riddles & Giggles

Happy Halloween!!! Greetings to Our Lady of Weight Loss devotees, Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club), and those who just happened to have landed on these ‘weighty’ pages! In addition to your weekly Our Lady of Weight […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Sultry, Sexy Potato Salad

Greetings One n’ All!  I’m uber-excited about my new way of cooking:  combining healthy ingredients (always), creating recipes that won’t ‘weigh you down,’ (always) and NOW adding a sultry and sexy twist. What makes these recipes sultry and sexy?  It’s […]

Living In Sensuality: Sight, Smell, Sound, Touch and Taste

I was having a kick-tush conversation with one of my star clients (you are all stars) regarding sexuality and sensuality.  Certainly, weight can and does bring up issues with or concerns about sexuality; increased sexuality, decreased sexuality, et cetera.  But […]

Weight Loss Epiphany: Only a number?

My client, Cyndi,  told me that one of two things happen when she gets on the scale. If she’s lost weight, she says, “Yeah!” and eats. If she gains weight, she says, “Why bother.” And she eats.  Sound familiar? What […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Who’s the Biggest Loser?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss,  My friend told me that her friend’s friend ‘permanently’ removed 35 pounds just by eating healthfully and by eating half of what she used to eat.  Half portions, I guess, you could call it.  […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Eat the Rainbow

  This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by a trip to the market!!! To market, to market to buy colorful beets … carrots, greens, peppers, blueberries. OMG! Contemplate “Eat Color-Fully.  Be Healthy!” as you click through […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Mashed Sweets with Ginger

I don’t want to be the first to use the word ‘holiday,’ but OMG! we are slowly but surely entering the holiday season and this year, I have promised myself that I will stay ahead of the curve! Getting my […]

Weight Loss Tip: End Nighttime Eating

This morning, while talking to one of my star coaching clients (you’re all stars), Mary (the names have been changed to protect the innocent) asked me, “What’s your number one tip to end nighttime eating.” Great question, Mary!!! “Without a […]

10 Inspirational Quotes: How to Take One Step At a Time

Feeling Overwhelmed?  Not exactly sure how to ‘start’ anew?   Where to begin? If the prospect of change feels overwhelming to you, then consider taking one step at a time. You may have heard the expression  – Take One Step […]

Our Lady of Edible Flowers: Visual Senses Linked to Eating

The taste and pleasure we derive from eating is linked to our visual senses. In other words, the more visually appealing the meal, the more satisfying the experience. One way to add beauty and elegance, but not calories to our […]

Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Celebrating Sir Paul McCartney’s 3rd Marriage! Click on LOVE!

This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSAW Puzzle, “Happily Ever After” was inspired by Sir Paul McCartney’s marriage to Nancy Shevell! May you live ‘Happily Ever After!” Sir Paul and Nancy. As you click through your puzzle, think love thoughts:   […]

Depression: Journaling Your Way to Mental Health

Journaling is an ancient practice dating back, as far as we can see, to 10th Century Japan. It is a tradition that has been kept alive by teenagers and famous people, alike. And there is mounting evidence that journaling has […]

Quick Weight Loss: Return Fat To Sender?

It is a w i d e l y held belief within my family of origin that all us women are ‘naturally fat.’ I get a giggle from that, don’t you? So much energy expended on wishing to be ‘naturally […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: “I’m Fat, I’m Miserable” advice that …

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin Greetings Tushkateers! I hope this absolutely spectacular October morning finds you happy!  October might be my favorite month.  It’s no longer hot, nor is it cold. A simple […]

JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle: October Orange

This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the Boys of October! When my father was a little boy a thousand years ago :), he could see Yankee Stadium from his window!  Imagine the excitement … back […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Chicken & Sexy Lentil Salad

Here’s an easy to whip up, amazing lunch dish, that is sure to impress your guests as it sets every one’s taste buds to happy!   The trick is to check out the rotisserie chicken places in your neighborhood and find […]

No. 1 Best Weight Loss Tip

You CAN’T LOSE IT … TILL YOU’VE LOST IT! … Straight from the Desk of Our Lady of Weight Loss – a public service announcement! If you really want to lose weight NOW, then you need to LOSE THE CHIPS, […]

7 Utterly Useful Planning Tips for a Succulent and Exciting Life

Resistance with a Capital R!!! Our Lady of Weight Losstold me that she noticed that there are people out there (like me and maybe you?) who resist planning! Planning meals, making time for food shopping, and exercising. While planning might […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday : 4 Letter Words that weigh us down, down, down

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. ~ Arnold J. Toynbee Greetings Tushkateers!  I received a most interesting email from Tushkateer Nancy! Nancy writes – referencing our 21 Day Miracle Cure: Want Power – “Have […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: She’s Got Quite a Pear

This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSawPuzzle was inspired by the displays of pears in the local market, a reminder that autumn is here!  Apples, pears – oh my!  A new season; a new beginning! A man’s worth has its […]

17 Work Quotes that Work: Sand dunes are the work of sea and wind.

This morning I was faced with a mountain of work.  Papers to sort through, articles to read, and more! My brain took one look at it all and took a negative turn to the right (as if my brain is […]

dysFUNctional chef – Zucchini n’ Apple Soup

This week I was contacted by none other than Chef Jenny herself ; Chef and Radio Show Host (Green Tea and Honey Radio Show).  Jenny said . . . . “First, let me tell you how much I love you!  […]

How to Pray Away the Pounds

When I was a little girl, say 7 years old or so, I often visited the convent of Our Lady of the Snows in Blue Point, Long Island. My father was a ‘druggist’ (old school name for pharmacist), and my […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Psycho Over Pizza (a true confession)

Greetings and Salutations Tushkateers!   It is my habit to pause, think (imagine that) and review the events of the week, before I write you. Has anything happened during the week that is ‘shareable?’ Anything happen that might be useful […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: The Last of the Summer Flowers (sob, sob)

This week’s GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS JIGSAW PUZZLE!!! is inspired by the end of summer/beginning of autumn. SUMMER FLOWERS WEIGHT LOSS PUZZLE In a New York minute, the weather went from summer to fall this past week.  Usually, I sob […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Simply Smart and Sassy Raisin Bread Pudding

Are you ready for a 5 Yum dessert?  (Who isn’t???) After you whip up this amazing Raisin Bread Pudding, I’m betting that you will love it and feel simply smart and sassy! Simply Smart and Sassy Raisin Bread Pudding Ingredients: […]

Hard Math: 29 million lbs of antibiotics = how many mutated bacteria??

Livestock ‘grown’ in the U.S. consumed about 29 million pounds of antibiotics in 2009.  (I thought that animals were ‘raised’ and not ‘grown?’ Huh?) On August 3, after ground turkey was linked to an antibiotic resistant strain of salmonella that […]

Seriously. Are french fries a vegetable? A healthy option?

Did you know that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stood up for public school students by proposing new regulations that require higher nutrition standards for school meals? He’s not asking for anything extreme. Wouldn’t you say that limiting french fries, sodium, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Speaking of Unhappy?

Good Turn Daily – If you are a true scout, until you have performed your act of kindness your day is dark.  You are as unhappy as is the grown-up who has begun his day without shaving or reading the […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: how to … Install Empowering Habits

This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is entitled “Install Empowering Habits.” I don’t know if you know this or not – but listen up – because this is a ‘learning’ that can change your life. The Learning: You […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Orange Poached Apple

Cheap, plentiful and healthy, apples are in season!  Today’s Dysfunctional Chef’s Cheap n’ Healthy Eat, showcases the Virginia Winesap, a well-known American heirloom apple whose origins are unknown, although they probably date back to the 18th century.   Winesaps are tart […]

7 Secret Strategies: End Painful Planning

Planning?  What is it good for?  Absolutely everything!  Yet, we resist. There are those of us who exhibit quite a bit of resistance around planning our meals, making time for food shopping, and exercise. Is it really that complicated to […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Want Power vs. Will Power?

Greetings Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club), It’s Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday!  Are you ready for your Kick?  Something that will inspire, motivate and leave a bit of a sting to remember me by? Well, […]

JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle: Got WANT? You’re gonna’ need it!

This week’s GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS JigSAW PUZZLE is inspired by the immortal words of Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal. “There is no such thing as WILL POWER; there is only WANT POWER.  […]

Dysfunctional Chef presents September’s Cheap n’ Easy Eats

Want to eat healthy and save money?  Then buy ‘seasonal foods.’  It makes perfect sense.  When foods are in season, they are plentiful and, therefore, cost less.  It’s the ole supply n’ demand theory. Here follows a list of what’s […]

How to Remove Obstacles, Big or Small (easier than you think)

It is said that wherever there is Ganesh, there is success and prosperity; and wherever there is success and prosperity, there is a Ganesh. Ganesh, the Hindu deity, is the lord of wisdom, intelligence, education, luck and fortune, gates, doors, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Post Storm Coverage – Comfort Food, Life Lessons and Survival Techniques

Dear Tushkateers,  We made it through the storm! The Hurricane of all hurricanes, Irene, which – as it turned out here in NYC – wasn’t soooo bad. Praise Be!  Still, we had our own hurricane of sorts.  Hurricane Harriet!  Mother […]

Hurricane Irene: The Om After the Storm (a jigsaw puzzle)

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzle is inspired by the much needed Om after the Storm! We, here, on my block and in my neck of the woods were lucky.  Hurricane Irene came and went quietly.  No physical […]

13 Quotes – Honoring Mother Theresa’s 101st Birthday

As I understand it, when Mother Theresa was asked if she would march in an anti-war protest, she declined.  She said, however, that she would march for peace.  We manifest what we focus on.  Focusing on war even in the […]

WEIGHTY CONFESSION: Mid-Night Eatery’s shockingly sinful loophole!

Confess your dietary transgressions and weighty sins.  Receive forgiveness from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal.  You’ll feel ‘lighter’ for it!!! Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ Forgiven me, for I have sinned. […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss’s TOP 13 Cookin’ It Healthy Tips

For those of you who are Weight Loss Virgins (this is the first time ever that you’ve thought about watching your weight) … you’re going to love Our Lady of Weight Loss’s TOP 13 KITCHEN TIPS! For those of you […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to LOSE ONE POUND per day???

Can you imagine? Back in the day, we were naive enough to believe that La Parle Obesity Soap reduced fat, without dieting or gymnastics. (Gymnastics!!! wow, not exercise.  I’m having a flash back to ‘gym’ class, and the gymnastic portion […]

Motivational Monday: Betrayal of the Worst Kind? Are You Guilty???

“Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.” ~ Joseph Joubert Ought oh!!!!  How genius am I if I begin great works but don’t finish them? When we say that we are going to do something (like ‘get healthy’ or […]

JigSaw Sunday – The Do Nothing Diet puzzle.

This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by Sunday, which comes  from the Latin – dies solis – which means “sun’s day,” the name of a pagan Roman holiday. It is also called Dominica, Latin for The […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Sinfully Sensational Summer Smoothies

These smoothies are simply sensational.  What can I say?  It’s the truth!  And even though I am ‘the’ Dysfunctional Chef, I can whip up a smoothie like nobody’s business! Please be sure that your ingredients are fresh.  It would be […]

Six Succulent Ways to Exercise Your Self-Love Muscle

Are you ready to pump your self-love muscle?  Get it in shape, so that you are on auto-self love pilot?  Seriously!  Imagine what would it feel like if you loved yourself every moment of the day!  Not in a crazy […]

Smile Therapy – The Pen in the Mouth Trick

“Psychologists found that if you put a pencil between your teeth while reading something, you’ll think the material funnier. That’s because your brain’s interpretation is influenced by the smile on your face. If you sit up straight, instead of slouching, […]

Kick in the Tush TUESDAY! an audio Hypno-Meditation!

A mini-KICK from Janice Taylor, the voice of Our Lady of Weight Loss AUDIO ALERT!!! Dear Tushkateers, Last night, OLofWL ‘contacted’ me (in the wee hours of the morning) and suggested that I send out a mini-KICK today that solely […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – One Click Away from Wellness???

well·ness noun the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort. What does “Wellness” look like to you?  As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, feel […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Mâche, Shaved Zucchini and other ‘inner glow’ ingredients

Mâche?  What’s Mâche???    Mâche is a European salad green that grows in small, rosette-shaped bunches. It has dark green leaves on short stems, and it enjoys a distinct sweet taste.  Or rather you will, when you whip up this salad. […]

Quick Weight Loss – Short Circuit Stress, Weight Gain, and Belly Fat

Stressed out and hungry?  When we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of hormones. One of these is Cortisol, which gives us the biochemical strength we need to fight or flee […]

Diet Lies – What’s too good to be true?

Once upon a time in the not too distant past, there was a ‘diet’ ice cream that was being sold in New York City.  It was only 90 calories per serving and boy-oh-boy was it delicious! People loved it, and […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – Juggle This, Lose That … clicking burns calories

This week’s GET JIGGY, JigSAW Weight Loss Puzzle – JUGGLE THIS – is a part of the Our Lady of Weight Loss Exercise Plan. Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Exercise Philosophy – Make it FUN!  Clicking Burns Calories! How many […]

Motivational Monday – America’s number one energy crisis is Monday morning.

If the quote fits, wear it!!!  This morning, when I stumbled upon the quote “America’s number one energy crisis is Monday morning,” I just had to laugh.   I’m having a bit of an energy crisis, myself. I spent the weekend […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Summer of Love Potion Pie

Today’s Righteous Recipe from your favorite Dysfunctional Chef (that’s me) is pretty much guaranteed to be a major hit, and it’s been said that it gets the mojo juices flowin’.   You dig? Are you picking up what I am putting […]

Body Image – Accurate?

Our body image (a.k.a. body esteem) is the picture we have of our physical body.  It is an inner view of our outer self.   It is formed by our awareness, imagination and emotions.  It is ever-shifting.  It changes depending upon […]

Sex and Food: CHOCOLATE Banned by the Church!

In the 1600’s, chocolate was thought to be a powerful aphrodisiac, inflaming lustful passion.  So much so that religious leaders banned monks and nuns from ingesting it. In 1997, three French senators campaigned to have chocolate reclassified as ‘vital foodstuff.’  […]

Kick in the Tush Monday – THE WEIGH-in to LOVE

How often do you weigh yourself?  Does the number freak you out?  If it’s up, do you eat (more)?  If it’s down, do you eat (more)?  What to do? Giving up is not an option.  Nor is freaking out. Here’s […]

Dysfunctional Chef – 10 Summer Recipes

Want to whip up some soul-satisfying dishes that will keep your summer eating fresh and your weight in check?  Of course!  Who wouldn’t want that? It’s time for me to share my favorite summer recipes with you.  I permanently removed […]

8 Positive Things You Can Accomplish in 30 Seconds

People tell me, “I don’t have the time to … “… go to the store and pick up fruits and vegetables. “… exercise.”  “… sit and breathe.” “… to be positive.” Really?  Too busy to be positive? Surely, you can […]

Quotes to Bust Bad Habits Contributing to Weight Gain

This morning, while writing my cheery good morning note to Tushkateers across the land (see Kick in the Tush Club; you too can be a Tushkateer!), I included the following quote from Mark Twain, which I absolutely adore.  I hope […]

Chewing the Fat – Discouraged, Ready to Quit, Not Losing?

Dear OLofWL ~ I can’t even begin to tell you how discouraged I am.  Soooo discouraged.  I got on the scale this morning, and I’ve only lost 2 pounds over the past two weeks.  This is slower than molasses!  I […]

Motivational Monday – If the Label Fits, wear it.

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~  Lao Tzu While ‘networking’ at a breakfast gathering, I paid attention to how I introduced myself to others.  Sometimes I was “Janice Taylor, Life and […]

JigSaw Sunday – Amy Winehouse, Rest in Peace

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss ART is dedicated to Amy Winehouse, a successful artist who was equally legendary for her trouble with substance abuse and the law. The London-born singer became a tabloid honey, after releasing her album,  “Back […]

Heat Stroke Tips – Hot and bothered by True Blood Vampire, Eric Northman.

This morning I needed to get to from Point A to Point B, and I felt like walking.  Never mind the headline, “Boiling Heat Refuses to Simmer.”  So what if the temperature is going to hit 100. As I walked, […]

What If … there were insect legs in your chocolate bar?

Here is a Tasty Tidbit from  Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron said of permanent fat removal! While searching the Internet for interesting food facts, I stumbled upon one that gave pause for thought. “The average chocolate bar has […]

A Penny to Change Your Thoughts?

A belief system is a series of ideas that your mind has organized in order to project an image of what is ‘real.’ It encompasses everything you think about yourself, others and the world-at-large. It is filled with should have’s […]

Get 100% Inspired: Buck, The Horse Whisperer meets Einstein?

Last night, Peter and I went to the movies!!!  Yippee!!! I do love a good movie; and I do like a bad movie.  Movies are amazing! I highly recommend BUCK; the story of Buck Brannaman – an unsung hero.  It […]

Dysfunction Chef Friday – Pow Papaya-Avocado Salad

Did you know that Christopher Columbus called papayas the “fruit of the angels?”  True enough!!!  And it’s no wonder, because papayas are at the same time both deliciously sweet and musky. I’ve been told that this spherical or pear-shaped fruit […]

STOP saying _____ and watch the pounds disappear!

Stop saying the following words and/or phrases and you will lose it!!! Sometimes, we unknowingly toss words and phrases about  that  can and do have a negative impact.  I thought it ‘utterly useful’ to review some of these words today. […]

5 Ways to Keep a Problem

You may say that you want to tackle ‘the’ problem, solve it, handle it and move on, but If you have been ‘working on’ the same problem for more than, let’s say, a decade (is that enough time to tackle […]

How to Say Goodbye to Your Fat – for good!!!

Sometimes (99% of the time???), we get so caught up in our busy lives and our weight loss efforts; so happy with our new, healthy way of being, and enthralled by the “shrinking of the body,” that we forget to […]

Video – 2 Diet Tips from the Queen of Cake on her 95 Birthday

  Yesterday, we celebrated my mother, Harriet Taylor’s, 95th birthday.   She was kind enough to share her Top 2 Secret Diet Tips with us!  Please join with me in wishing Harriet a Happy Birthday (and many more)! Some of you […]

F as in Fat … Fatter than ever? How does your State weigh-in?

We are, according to the annual report, “F as In Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011” released on Thursday by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), fatter than ever!  (Click HERE for […]

Balanced Life – Why You’ll Want to Unplug

Yesterday, I woke up.  Yes, presumably a good way to begin the day!  BUT, I was immediately met with the DRILLING! “They” were breaking up and tarring the streets.   The noise level, I am willing to bet, was close to […]

Summer Staycation: The Summer of Appreciating Where You Live!

Good Day Tushkateers!!!  It is officially summer.  Not so much because the summer solstice has come and gone; not so much because Memorial Day and July 4 have come and gone, but because this morning I woke up and declared […]

11 Simple Strategies – Move Past Depression

I know from first hand experience that depression can move someone toward food.  And I know – again from first hand experience – that ‘eating for depression’ is counter-productive and counter-intuitive. Gaining weight only serves to intensity the depression and […]

Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – Pig Crossing

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled PIG CROSSING, was inspired by all time grilling going on, up and down the block today. Remember … clicking through your weekly JigSaw Weight Loss puzzle burns calories and keeps both […]

July 4 – Permission to Pig Out???

As Erma Bombeck so brilliantly stated, “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and […]

4 “Disappointing” Quotes that Inspire???

Disappointment: The feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the non-fulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations. While speaking to clients this week, the word ‘disappointment’ reared its head on several occasions. “I am disappointed that I only lost 3/4 of […]

Chewing the Fat – How Much Should YOU Weigh?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I just love your humor and creativity!!   I have a question. I was 5′ 4″ and now I am 5′ 2″ and weigh 133 pounds, but I want to get down to what […]

Meatless Monday – Fennel and Peppery Strawberry Salad, a summertime delish delite

Fennel is an amazing licorice-flavored, crisp and crunchy celery.  I love to add chilled, raw fennel to salads!  Not only does it taste oh so licorice-good, it’s loaded with Vitamin C and Potassium! Fennel and Peppery Strawberry Salad is a […]

JigSaw Sunday – Beet of My Heart

This week’s GET JIGGY JigSAW Puzzle – BEET of MY HEART – is inspired by my husband’s birthday celebration.  We got together with family and had a juice-off!!! We broke off into teams, went to the local mega-supermarket, and brought […]

Your Body is Talking to You. Are You Listening???

Have you ever wondered what your body might have to say about the way you live your life; more specifically, about the foods that you are stuffing down, down, down into ‘her???’ How often do you listen to your body?  […]

Water: Jazz It Up, Suck It Down, Lighten Up

Even thought I know that water is essential to life, that it is key to my health, that it reduces cravings, and that it is a weight loss tool like no other; even though I know that it the most […]

Kick in the Tush Club serving up platters of Miracle Whips!

  “Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one’s bath like a lump of sugar.” ~ Pablo Picasso!!! Hellloooooooo Tushkateers!!! Happy Summer!!! I just realized that today is the Summer Solstice!  (The first […]

Chewing the Fat – Cravings Killing Your Plan???

Are Cravings Killing Your Plan??? Our Lady of Weight Loss seriously knows how YOU CAN put an end to it! She’s the patron saint of permanent weight loss!!!  She knows what she is talking about!!! Dear Our Lady of Weight […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – Honor Your Inner Chubby Child

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle honors our Inner Chubby Child. Sometimes we are resistant to doing what we know is good for us.  The ‘inner child’ (in our case, the inner chubby child) starts to stomp her […]

Meatless Monday – Edamame Hummus (OMG! Heavenly!!!)

Happy Meatless Monday to you!!!   Did you know that you can improve your personal health and the health of the planet by eating less meat?  Meatless Monday, a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns in association with the Johns Hopkins’ […]

6 Surprise Steps to a Healthy Family

A few months ago, I was asked to give a motivational speech at a ‘healthy eating’ conference.   Needless to say, I was delighted, and I delivered in true Our Lady of Weight Loss form. After my talk, I milled about […]

Coach Yourself Thin – How do you stop …

It takes a lot of energy for a person to stay stuck, to keep a problem firmly alive and in place. How do you stop yourself from permanently losing weight? People say, “No matter what I do, I can’t lose […]

The Most Powerful Weight Loss Tool is yours…

My friend, Tammy, told me that one summer, when she was a kid, she went to marine biology camp. And …  while wearing rubber hip boots, she got stuck in the mud. The more she struggled to pull herself out, […]

Lunar Eclipse brings Demoniac Frenzy, Moping Melancholy, and Moon-Struck Madness

LUNAR NEWS:  The longest and darkest total lunar eclipse of the CENTURY will occur tomorrow! Specifically at 11:29 PM tomorrow night (June 15). A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth, while orbiting around the Sun, comes between the Moon and […]

Where is my solar plexus? And why should I care?

While scripting a hypno-meditation with the intent of bringing awareness and relaxation to the body (which I plan to record and share at my “Feed Your Soul” workshop at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies), I realized that we all know […]

JigSaw Sunday – The Summer of Miracle Whips (quotes, cures and puzzles)

Today’s Sunday Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by my new 6-week e-summer CURE entitled “The Summer of Miracle Whips (and NO! I’m not talking about mayonnaise),” that is sure to – renew your spirit end negative self-talk end emotional […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Most Delish Vegetable Quesadilla ever!

A few weeks ago, I happened upon Tumaro’s Gourmet Tortilla Wraps in the market.  They are low-in-calorie, low-in-carbs, low-in-fat, so I thought, “Hey, what the heck, I’ll give ’em a go!”  And guess what!  Not only do Tumaro’s wraps fit […]

The Summer of Miracle Whips – a 6-week e-solution!

The SUMMER of MIRACLE WHIPS a 6 week e-coaching solution   Janice Taylor, your Life & Weight Loss Success Coach has DECLARED this The Summer of Miracle Whips (and, NO! I’m not talking about mayonnaise) …       In […]

The Dash Diet – The ultimate sexy plan? Seriously?

When I ask people, “Why do you want to lose weight?” people often say, “Health and better energy.”   While this may be true, it is often not the primary reason (or solo reason) that they want to lose weight. They […]

Food Bourne Illness: 6 Supermarket Food Safety Tips that can save your life!?!

On the one hand maybe I’m being overly dramatic by stating that these 6 Supermarket Food Safety Tips CAN save your life; but on the other hand, maybe they can and maybe they will!!!  At the very least, they can […]

7 Steps to Mindful Eating: Saliva Involved!!!

Did you know that saliva and its resident enzymes are serving both to liquefy and break down the food in your mouth, those morsels that you’ve been chewing on? It’s true and it’s a good thing.  Because the longer you […]

JigSaw Sunday: The Modern Day Empress pregnant with possibility, armed with an eggplant and fish recipe!

This week’s GET JIGGY SUNDAY WEIGHT LOSS JIGSAW PUZZLE in inspired by “The Empress,” one of the major arcana cards in the Tarot. The traditional Empress is filled with love and pregnant with possibility, as is the Modern Day Empress!  […]

National Donut Day – Krispie Kreme and Dunkin Donuts give away ‘free’ donuts? Free? Really?

Today is National Donut Day.   Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts are giving away ‘free’ donuts, but are they really free??? National Donut Day was created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor American women who served donuts to soldiers […]

4 Steps: End Emotional Overeating

When Do You Put the Fork down, down, down?  How do you know when you are sated? Today, I am going to lay out some simple steps that will help you to STOP EATING!!! (Unless, of course you are legitimately […]

How to Avoid Mistakes, Feeling Dumb and Uber-Frustration

Have you ever made a mistake?  (Of course, you have!  Who hasn’t?) Have you ever repeated the same mistake; you know – made ‘it’ again? (Of course, you have!  Who hasn’t?) Are you curious to know why people make mistakes?  […]

Weight Loss Tip: Exfoliate, Glow Healthy, Drop Pounds

Here follows some very interesting information about your skin, and five (5) ‘natural recipes’ for skin care, guaranteed to help you glow healthy, AND – major weight loss bonus here – if you utilize these recipes at night, after dinner, […]

Motivational Monday: How to Speed Up Your Metabolism

I think, or at least, I hope that we can all agree that weight gain and weight loss begins in the mind.  Our actions follow our thoughts, as our character is the sum of our thoughts. As a plant miraculously […]

JigSaw Sunday – What happens when a Fish Loves a Bird?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzle was inspired by the multitude of birds that are chirping outside my window; the cactus that are in bloom and the fun, happy Drew Barrymore quote. Seriously, there’s no law against the […]

Dysfunctional Chef celebrates National Burger Weekend

Your favorite Dysfunctional Chef  is celebrating Memorial Day with a National Burger Weekend!  However, she’s not just sharing any old burger; she’s sharing her best secret salmon burger recipe, loaded with healthy ingredients and bursting with taste! You can fire […]

American Idol: Watch Tom Jones, Tony Bennett (and Lose Weight – huh? Really!)

Before I share with you my secret to losing weight while the Idols sing, let’s have a brief discussion about the show itself!  The finale.  The tour de force, the show of all shows, featuring some of the most amazing […]

Want Power vs. Will Power?

Did you know that there’s no such thing as will power? No, there’s not. There’s only want power. And please, feel free to quote me on that!!! “There is no such thing as will power, only want power.” ~ Janice […]

Fat Tuesday – 8 Ways to Beat the 3 “C’s”

Did you know that when we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of hormones?   One of these is Cortisol, which gives us the biochemical strength we need to fight or flee […]

Motivational Monday – Sprinkle Seeds of Courage

Every great thing we set out to do requires courage.   As we endeavor to step out of our comfort zone, make an effort to change, take a step toward our dreams, we activate both our mind and spirit to draw […]

JigSaw Sunday – Snappy, smart, rakish weight loss.

This week’s Get Jiggy Sunday Weight Loss Puzzle is inspired by the Gambel Quail – one of Tucson’s finest! Gregarious, jaunty, plumed topknot, weighing in at a mere 5.7 ounces – the Gambel Quail is ever present. The mommy and […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Huevos Rancheros Breakfast

Last week, we went out for brunch.  (We, as in my immediate, non-extended family.)  People (as in them) ordered some very ‘heavy’ dishes, one of which was Huevos Rancheros with Nachos, beautifully served, with sides of beans, guacamole, etc.  (Sorry, […]

Weight Loss Overwhelm: Mental Clutter

“In this day and age, people’s lives are filled with so much stress and activities,” says Kathleen Thurston, a Buddhist meditation instruction and Feng Shui consultant …. “that we actually think that multi-tasking is an asset. Yet it is just […]

Unexpected, No-Strings Attached Love

Most everyone appreciates a compliment, a word of encouragement, and a bit of recognition. I know, I do! Someone said something nice to me today and it made all the difference. (Thank you kind stranger!)  Positive and encouraging comments build […]

Stay Fat Tuesday – Keep Should’ing On Yourself

How Can I Lose Weight???!!? I received an email from a reader inquiring, “Can you give me some pointers on weight loss?” To which I replied, “might you please be more specific?” After all, I could write volumes on the […]

Birthday Quotes

Want to know a secret?  Promise not to tell?  Today is my birthday!  29 again?  Maybe! In celebration of birthdays and unbirthdays, here are 9 of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s favorite birthday quotes! “Because time itself is like a […]

JigSaw Sunday – Coco Chanel says it best!

Today’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JIGSAW Puzzle was inspired by an amazing quote from Coco Chanel! “Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.” ~ C.C. While that used to be true and still may be […]

James Durbin – A Sweet Potato Tribute

Close to 72 million votes were cast Wednesday, but not enough of them to save the best of the best, James Durbin.  His Wednesday performance of Journey’s classic “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” and “Love Potion No. 9″ were brilliant and […]

Is the Unlucky End Here? Rapture, May 21 + Bad Luck, Friday the 13th

Have you heard?  Rapture is upon us. According to Family Radio’s Reverend Harold Camping, the second coming of Jesus Christ is scheduled for May 21, 2011.  Camping tells us that on that date, at 6 p.m. exactly, a massive earthquake […]

Chewing the Fat: What do your Fat Cells want YOU to change?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ What do you do after you lose weight (almost 100 lbs), and then start gaining it back (almost 30 lbs. back)?  I am still working out, which is a good thing. How do […]

Stay Fat Tuesday – Are you stressed out and hungry?

There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self-expression. ~ Garson Kanin Stressed out and hungry? When we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of hormones. […]

Motivational Monday: FREE Weight Loss e-Cards!

Our Lady of Weight Loss wanted me to be sure to tell you that she created an entire page of FREE Weight Loss e-Cards for you to send to your weight loss pals that are sure to motivate, inspire and […]

JigSaw Sunday: The Ace of Knives

This week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the Ace of Knives … a symbol of possibility. A reminder to face our challenges, with courage, vision, and intense resolve. Remember … clicking burns calories, keeps your mind and hands […]

Mother’s Day Quotes – God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. . .

You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back.  ~ William D. Tammeus Mothers hold their children’s […]

Video – Having an Emotional Meltdown?

Having a MELTDOWN? Feeling moody? Irritable? Uptight? Having difficulty making decisions? Can’t relax? Before you head to the fridge, watch this video!!! Slim Down While You Laugh It Up!!!   Spread the word … NOT the icing, Janice Taylor wise […]

National Day of Prayer – Dear Our Lady …

In honor of National Prayer Day, Our Lady of Weight Loss asked me to share this prayer from her book,   “Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal.”     […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Cinco de Mayo Recipes

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, here are two (not one but two!!!) Kick Tush recipes from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens!  They are simple, easy, fast, delish … and perfect for your Cinco Celebration! Corn Salsa Ingredients: […]

Motivational Monday – Are YOU a Food Victim?

Definition of a victim:  a person to whom life happens. ~ Peter McWilliams Are You a Food Victim??? I hesitate to use the word “VICTIM,” because it is such a strong word.  But I’ve just got to ask … are […]

JigSaw Sunday – Queen of the Royal Wedding

In marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather than a critic, a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts, an enabler rather than a reformer. -H. Norman Wright and Gary J. Oliver This week’s Get Jiggy SUNDAY JigSAW […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Breakfast Fit for a Queen, Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Pudding

I thought, “wouldn’t it be fun to whip up a breakfast, fit for a Queen or a Princess … in honor of the Royal Wedding?”  In an effort to limit the amount of sugar in my diet, I scoured the […]

VIDEO – What do YOU do when the CHIPS Call YOUR Name???

  Seriously, what do YOU do when the chips, or the cookies, or the candy or the whatever calls your name? Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, has a simple answer to this very complicated question! Slim down while […]

Stay Fat Tuesday – Still in a Winter Rut?

“See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.” – Song of Solomon 2:11-12 Could it be that […]

Motivational Monday – How to Carve Out Meaningful Alone Time!!!

Have you considered how to carve out meaningful alone time? Have you ever wondered how it is that after decades of time-saving inventions and new technologies that ‘free time’ has almost disappeared from our culture? “Lost time is never found […]

JigSaw Sunday – Our Lady of the Easter Bonnet

Today’s Get Jiggy Sunday Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by the Easter Parade! In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it … You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade! True Enough!!!  Enjoy clicking through this […]

Dysfunctional Chef – How to Hard Boil an Egg the Correct Way!

Hard boiled eggs! Yes, there is a right way to boil them!!! 1. Do NOT use fresh eggs!!! They are difficult to peel. It’s best to use eggs that are near their expiration date. 2. To help center the yolks […]

Relationship Rescue – Leaving My Husband (VIDEO)

Greetings Tushkateers*!   For your viewing pleasure, Janice Taylor – your Weight Loss Success Coach – delivers a video that is fun, wise and utterly useful; a video-blog that we are sure will have a positive impact not only on your […]

Passover: The Matzo Brie Calorie Wars

It’s Passover week and Our Lady of Weight Loss admittedly is a Matzo Brie freak!  Seriously!  She will whip up a batch for anyone visiting, at any time.  She makes the cold water and hot water varieties.  If you look […]

F*R*EE GIFT: Downloadable Easter Candy Chart!!!

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, asked me to share with you this downloadable version of her Easter Candy Chart. Download, print and carry with you!  Make copies for your friends!!! Spread the word […]

Stay Fat Tuesday – Be Nice, Keep Denying Yourself

Chances are you’ve heard about the Laws of Attraction. The basic concept is that you attract into your life whatever you think about.   Positive thoughts and beliefs create a positive life; negative thoughts and beliefs attract negativity. One sure […]

Motivational Monday – There is, within YOU, a Weight Loss WARRIOR!

I have in the past written about the difference between being assertive and aggressive – and advocated for the assertive side of life – stating that there’s no need to bring the police into the picture!!!!  (Referencing an incident I […]

JigSaw Sunday – The Grackle Knows…

Today’s GetJiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by the multitude of Grackles that live in the trees in my courtyard.   At first I thought them Crows, but not! Your regular, common Grackle is a blackbird that looks as if […]

Dysfunctional Chef Friday – Roasted Orange Salmon

Today, I am serving up an extraordinarily healthy and delish dinner dish. ROASTED ORANGE SALMON with GARLICKY GREENS Not only are the salmon fillets drenched in a sugar-free orange marinade, this dish provides metabolism-boosting good fats. Served with a side […]

Video – How to get back on the WAGON … FAST!!!

  Here, Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach (that’s me) tells us that getting back on the weight loss bandwagon is but one simple step away!  That’s right … just one step.  One simple step! If you want to […]

Rise and Grind Wednesday – The Drink Water, Find Bathroom Conundrum

We all know that drinking water is an absolute must! Water covers approximately 70 percent of the earth’s surface and is an essential component in most living things. Our bodies are more than 75 percent water, our blood is more […]

Stay Fat Tuesday: Life Sucks. I deserve cake (or food of your choice).

“I deserve …”  Go ahead, fill in the blank.  You’ve had a truly difficult day and you deserve what?  The Cinnabon?  The one from the mall whose calorie count is a whopping 720 calories per bun?  Whose fat and carb […]

Motivational Monday: Quick Weight Loss, 5 Pounds Thinner!

Want to look 5 pounds thinner, be more confident, sound better and feel happy? Just stand up straight – it’s that simple. Look 5 Pounds Thinner NOW! Good posture instantly takes off 5 pounds! Stand erect and your clothes will […]

JigSaw Sunday: Belly Fat Cure!

Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired belly fat burning blueberries!  Read on and click away your belly fat! Got the Belly Fat Blues? The benefits of eating blueberries, a fruit that is rich in antioxidants, has been […]

Dysfunctional Chef Friday: Corn Bread Casserole (Mouth watering? No Kidding!)

Have I told you how much I love, love, love my Slow Cooker (a.k.a. Crock Pot)?  Well, I do!   No matter how much I screw up, as in misread the instructions, measure incorrectly, or forget an ingredient, somehow or another, […]

17 Day Diet vs. Our Lady of Weight Loss

Whether or not you decide to follow the 17 Day Diet Plan (the new hot fat-melting plan on the block), you need to know that it’s not about the food – it’s not about your fat – it’s about your […]

Rise & Grind Wednesday – 6 Tips: Increase Prosperity through Proper Use of Your Stove

While brewing up my Rise and Grind Wednesday pot of coffee, the Feng Shui Rules of the Stove surfaced in my foggy (pre-coffee mind), and I thought them important enough to share with you!!!  Especially if prosperity is a concern! […]

Motivational Monday – Resentment. Anger. Potatoes?

When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free. ~ Catherine Ponder How Much […]

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