At the age of 91, Jean Nidetch, the founder of Weight Watchers, died today (Wednesday, April 29). Reportedly a compulsive eater, overeater, closet eater, yo-yo dieter, who was addicted to cookies, Jean struggled with her weight until one fateful day […]
Did you know that Normal Barbie a.k.a. Cellulite Barbie a.k.a. Lammily has arrived? Over the years, Mattel, the maker of Barbie, has received truckloads of criticism about her unrealistic body type. You know, her perky breasts, petite waist, perfectly rounded […]
A friend unexpectedly rolled into town just in time to lunch with us. It was kind of funny, because lunch was a “happening,” which is seldom the case. Generally speaking, it’s every man-for-himself, catch-as-catch-can, you-are-on-your-own-buddy. For whatever reason, the mood […]
In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I would like to take this opportunity to share our favorite Green Eggs and Ham recipe! Green Eggs n’ Ham, Our Lady of Weight Loss Style Ingredients: non-stick […]
Yesterday, was the 100th anniversary of Julia Child’s birth. American chef, author, and television personality, she is most remembered for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her first cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” as well as […]
Paula Deen, the 64 year-old celebrity chef known for her rich Southern diet, is about to come out of the closet and announce that she does, indeed, have type 2 diabetes, a condition that is known to result from unhealthy […]
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 […]
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 […]
Michael Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential, endorsed The Inner Weigh™. Here’s what he has to say, “The Inner Weigh” offers a wise alternative to faddish products and instead supports the viewer in transforming emotional hungers into spiritual nourishment that creates peace of mind, heart, and spirit.”
While we may not be battling anorexia, let us pause and consider how obsessed we are – individually and collectively – with the idea of excess pounds. And as we form our list of resolutions for 2011, let’s consider taking ‘weight loss’ off our list and perhaps replacing it with ‘balance, health and harmony.’
Since there’s been a lot of hubbub around the new Weight Watchers “Points Plus” plan, I thought I’d stroll on over to the local meeting and see what the buzz is all about! … What a riot!
I am going to go out on a limb here and make an observation about Oprah’s Favorite Things 2010 list that may not be taken favorably. In fact, y’all might get mad at me, but I’m going to have to take that risk. Because I can’t believe my eyes! And I do believe that this is why we as a nation are getting fatter and fatter.
Given the confluence of these rivers of wellness, weight loss and body image – NOW Foundation’s Love Your Body Day, The Inner Weigh documentary as well as Norma Kamali kicking off her wellness cafe series, I wondered what Norma Kamali thought of it all. Is the fashion industry to blame? I reached out, and here follows my interview with Norma!
There’s been a lot of buzz on the Internet today about Mike and Molly’s fat jokes, some finding them offensive. Did you?
Ellen quit. Kara was fired. Jennifer Lopez was hired. Steven Tyler, too. And Randy Jackson is the last judge standing. True or false?
Did Bill lose those 15 pounds or permanently remove them? Will he find them again? Will they move back in? Here, your Weight Loss Coach, Janice Taylor weighs-in on the difference between wedding weight loss and permanent fat removal!
Start planning your Emmy party. The nominations are in and so are the party recipes!
We prefer mindless dieting to mindful eating. We want someone to tell us what to do. Serve up a simple plan, if you will. We intellectually understand that there is no ‘magic bullet,’ but we still cling to the hope that there is one. And, so we are willing to entertain yet another fad diet. Enter the picture …
Last night, when Willamina (star character of ABC Family’s new show “HUGE,” played by Nikki Blonsky of “Hairspray”) was told to strip down to her bathing suit for the annual group ‘before’ photo, I cringed. I cringed for her, and for me. It brought back an unpleasant, somewhat traumatic memory. When I was in second grade, we were told by the school nurse to stand in a line in our underwear. … Read On!
“HUGE,” a new drama, starring Hairspray’s Nikki Blonsky and Hayley Hasselhoff (yup, David Hasselhoff’s daughter) premieres this Monday, June 28th on ABC Family, The story takes place at a Camp Shane, a weight loss camp for kids located in upstate New York, where larger-than-life teens sort through the challenges and of being an overweight teenager.
Thirsting for BLOOD? True Blood “V” Cocktail, that is. I thought it would be fun to kick off the summer Vampire Juice Season with a True Blood Type “V” Cocktail. Enjoy!!!!
Never too thin? Take a look at these photos of 50 CENT, once a Beef Cake now a Pancake and think again!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss to the rescue with some thought provoking ‘coach yourself’ thin questions.
Who won American Idol? And just how important is it to believe in yourself? Hungry for motivation? Read on!
Were prescriptions drugs involved in Simon Monjack’s shocking death? Learn more about our country’s fastest growing addiction.
Our Lady of Weight Loss has a special connection to Bob Dylan! Seriously, no joke, truly. They go way back or weigh back, all the way back to 2001, when Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Coach (that’s me) first rolled out of bed (literally) and set off on her journey to Sveltesville. A fun side to Bob that he never knew existed?
Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Coach, wants to know how American Idol’s Casey James’ miraculous recovery from his motor cycle accident inspires you, motivates you to move forward? Want power or will power?
Niecy Nash may have been Kicked in the Tush, straight off Dancing with the Stars, but no worries! She was also inducted into the Kick in the Tush Club by the Department of Jiggly Parts!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 …
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 and Jesse James have a prenup that specifically states that he gets no money in a divorce if he cheats.
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.
The ‘Sandra Bullock pregnancy’ rumors have taken off like wildfire, the Internet ablaze. Reports are admittedly coming from unreliable sources …
Kirstie Alley’s Big Life: A review from Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, author and 50 pound big-time-loser. “Hopefully, Kirstie will get her groove back and future episodes will include some useful weight loss information, and a more interesting life that motivates and inspires. So far, only Kirstie is big; not her life.
Now, less than two weeks later after the Oscars, that fairy tale (I guess it was a fairy tale) has morphed into a story of betrayal and a nightmare for Sandra. Jesse James, her husband of five years, host of Monster Garage, has allegedly been cheating on Sandra with tattoo artist, Michelle ‘Bombshell’ Mcgee.
The best in Celebrity Weight … Hot off the Dancing With the Stars dance floor! The pairings!!! Who will dance with whom and who is your fav?
For those of us who are hooked on watching the Academy Awards, because we love movies, the glitz of Hollywood, or just because it is a time-honored tradition, here follow some of ‘award-wininng’ quotes from last night’s Oscars.
In an unprecedented move, American Idol flipped the boy/girl schedule this week. The boys were up on Tuesday night instead of Wednesday; and the girls sang live on Wednesday instead of Tuesday, creating time for the 24-year old Ohio mom Crystal Bowersox to recover from … what? Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, sheds light to Bowersox’ illness.
Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. In celebration, your weight loss coach, Janice Taylor, serves up platters full of her favorite Dr. Seuss quotes that you might like to post, green recipes that feed the soul, minus the mold and videos that will get you through, so without further ado … read on!
I am saddened to report that Marie Osmond’s 18 year old son, Michael Blosil, jumped to his death on Friday night, in Los Angeles. He was found dead on the ground below an apartment balcony.
Janice Taylor, weight loss coach, comments and questions Kelly Osbourne’s weight loss journey.
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher lost 20 pounds in 2 weeks by eating 56 eggs. Would you? Weigh-In with Janice Taylor your weight loss coach! Making Weight Loss FUN!
Say it’s not so! Are Brad and Angelina no more? Bradgelina over? Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal and Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, present a Sunday Puzzle for These Troubling Times!
While perusing the headlines this morning, I stumbled upon “Pier Brosnan’s Wife Gets Fit for Her Man!” Give ME a Break, I shouted!!! For more on the why’s and wherefore’s of weight loss and celebrity madness, read on!
Are you thighs too small? A study conducted by the British Medical Journey of approximately 3,000 men and women between the ages of 35 to 65 with a thigh circumference of less than 23.6 inches “greatly increased” their risk of developing heart disease and dying prematurely!
What do Valerie Bertinelli and Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach have in common? Both have lost over 50 pounds; both agree that the word ‘maintenance’ isn’t very sexy? And both have some down home, solid advice on how to stay motivated for life!
Ready to celebrate Festivus with the rest of us? Get your Pepperidge Farm cake and M&M’s and challenge the head of household to a wrestling match.
This piece of ‘Weight Loss Art’ by Janice Taylor, in loving memory of Brittany Murphy.
Chewing the fat with Janice Taylor. Today, “Is the Biggest Loser making us fatter?”
Did you hear? There’s an Eggo Waffle shortage and Oprah is saying good-bye to daytime talk TV! Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and High Priestess of Permanent Weight Loss blames both ‘catastrophic’ happenings on the New Moon.
Kelly is dancing those pounds away for sure! She recently told E! News that she’s avoiding the scales of injustice. “If I start weighing myself I will start being like, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t eat so I could lose some more,’ I would go to that end. I would get obsessed with that fact that I was losing it and I would keep at it.”
Veggie Tales Saint Nicholas. A DVD Review. Laura Carrot’s Christmas stocking might be empty this year because her dad is in danger of losing his job. While Larry thinks a letter to the North Pole should fix the problem, Bob knows what will really help… READ ON for the fully skinny on Veggies that sing, dance and are ‘giving’ and loving characters!
This week’s Get Down and Keep Those Hands Busy (and out of the candy bowl) JigSaw Puzzle: “Star Power” is brought to you by our country’s premiere Weight Loss Artist, Janice Taylor.
WARNING: The Holiday Dieter’s SHE-DEVIL is on the prowl! She revealed herself to Janice Taylor and Our Lady of Weight Loss yesterday, while they were, together, placing their ‘baked goods’ Thanksgiving order at the best bakery in all of NYC! What did they do? How did they combat the Dieter’s SHE DEVIL? Tune in and find out!
Will Kirstie Alley, Fat Actress, ‘lose it’ and ‘find it’ yet again? Kirstie is set to ‘star’ in a new reality show that will document her “struggle” to shed pounds. Fox News reports that the series “will trail the 58-year-old star as she “labours” to restore her curves while raising two teenagers in Hollywood.” The yet-to-be-named show will consist of 10 half-hour episodes to debut on A&E sometime in 2010.
Have you made giving up sugar year after year? Have you tried giving up the three c’s (cookies, cakes and candy) over and over again? Were you up-ended by a deep and inexplicable craving for Dulce de Leche Caramel Haagen Dazs ice cream? Are you a sugar addict?
How many calories does Dexter burn while hammering nails into homes? How many calories do you burn while watching Dexter? Hmmmm … more de-lish food for thought from Our Lady of Weight Loss!
Polar opposites in childhood, finding middle ground as adults, Janice Taylor, creator of Our Lady of Weight Loss meets up with Denise Austin, fitness guru, to discuss saddlebag slimmers and fit bottoms.
Whoi s Our Lady of Weight Loss? Where did she come from? Is she a fig newton of Janice Taylor’s mind? Is Janice crazy? Did she really lose over 50 pounds with the guidance of Our Lady of Weight Loss? Can she be My Lady of Weight Loss, too?
What happens when one of America’s best weight loss experts bumps into one of America’s top fitness experts? Do sparks fly? Are tips exchanged? Does love fill the air?
Never too thin. Never too rich. Never too famous? Now casting: 100 Lost, a hit cable network is looking for people to lose weight for money. Just how much would it take for you to jump on the weight loss bandwagon and stay there?!
At the end of the day, both Oprah and Janice Taylor agree, “All you have to know is who you are.” Chew on that and join in the discussion.
Greg Voisen host of Inside Personal Growth gets the skinny on permanent fat removal from no other than Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, she who permanently removed over 50 pounds. If you are in need of motivation, information and laughs, read on!
Reuters (and other news outlets) described Alec Baldwin as “portly.” Is it okay for men to be ‘fat?’ Is Alec upset by these remarks? Does he need the help of Our Lady of Weight Loss? Is there a double standard when it comes to ‘fat?’ Weigh-in here!
Luke, the plus-sized bachelor in search of his plus-sized dream wife, narrowed the playing field to two: Malissa, blonde and Christian. Tali, dark and Jewish. And then he headed home, with gals in tow, to his Pa and Ma for their input. Great family stuff! Video included.
Required Weight Loss Reading: Will the Biggest Loser make YOU Fatter? The new contestants go mano a mano. Will they reach their goals? Will YOU?
Serena Williams’ outburst in the US Open 2009 in a match with Kim Clijsters against a lines-woman for making a wrong call got me to thinking the messages we send out and how they reflect upon how we feel about ourselves! This week’s Sundae Jigsaw Puzzle is for you Serena!
According to Star magazine Kate Gosselin was offered $400,000 to pose for Playboy. It got my mind to spinning naked thoughts and wondering, if Hugh called me, would I say “yes?” How confident do I feel about my body? How confident do you feel about your body? Is $400,000 enough?
“The food industry has huge culpability as to why we in America find ourselves where we are,” Dr. Ian said. “The food industry is not a non-profit agency. They are in it for the profits.”
My mother-in-law said, “Why are you giving away your fat clothes? What will you do when you gain it back?” And I replied …
If you want to glow beautiful like Miss Universe, then you must read this! Food news and diet tips from Our Lady of Weight Loss!
Was the “More to Love Good/Bad Game” unnecessarily cruel or just stupid? You decide!
Dancing with the Stars 2009 season to include Tom DeLay, Kathy Ireland and Debbie Mazar. Who will you shake and shimmy with? How many calories will you burn?
Thirsting for a True Blood cocktail? Something that will keep you safe from the clutches of Maryann? Or maybe connect you on a cellular level to Bill or Eric? Either way, Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Louisiana Swamp “Mary” that will save your soul!
What does Whoopi Goldberg weigh? What’s your number? How do you feel about that?What does the scale really measure?
Whoopi Goldberg announced her weight this morning on The View. 174 pounds! And you? Do you have the courage to say the number out loud?
Get down and jiggy with Our Lady of Weight Loss, as she brings you up to date on today’s hot topics: Is Mark Lesser Paris father? How bad was the Tokyo Earthquake? How might you keep your hands out of the cookie jar!
Did SELF magazine digitize Kelly Clarkson too thin? Did SELF magazine go too far?
Want to walk with confidence, love yourself, look good in clothes and ooze sexy? Our Lady of Weight Loss has 9 sexy secrets to share with you.
Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, puts a humorous fat-melting spin on the cookie cutter, diced and spliced TV reality show, More to Love.
Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, wonders, “Will Fox’s new TV show, “More to Love,” exploit or empower women?
As Kim and Kloe Kardashian launch their new diet product, “Quick Trim” – a lemonade cleanse set to hit the GNC shelves in August – Our Lady of Weight Loss offers a red-hot Kick in the Tush!
Kirstie Alley on Oprah today once again discusses her 85 pound weight gain. What does Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor have to say about this weighty matter? Plenty!
Buckle your extra wide seat belts folks, because this summer is gonna’ be a fatty ride! Given the enormous popularity of The Biggest Loser, one could have predicted that a plethora of ‘fat’ TV shows would be populating the airwaves. […]
Once upon a time, many fat moons ago, when I was at my heaviest in all possible ways (both body and soul), I took a mid-day break from the madness. Dressed loosely in what could have been characterized as a […]
Drop Dead Diva, starring the uber-talented and lovely Brooke Elliott, premiered on Lifetime last night, and let me say right up front, this Beliefnet.com blogger LOVED IT! I mean, who doesn’t love a good transformation! The Premise: Deb, a blonde, […]
The cyber-airwaves are humming this morning with “Is Miley Cyrus carrying Jonas Brothers, Nick’s love child?” rumors. True or not, it brings to the forefront an important topic, “pregnancy weight,” and presents an opportunity to remember what one needs to […]
“There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.” ~ Deepak Chopra Here follows today’s jigsaw puzzle, created […]
Did you hear? Elizabeth Hasselbeck, co-host of ABC’s The View, and author the diet book “The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide” is being sued for copyright infringement by Susan Hassett. Hassett says that Hasselbeck helped herself to substantial portions, […]
Listen up! I’ve got something to share with you that is going to curl your hair or straighten it, depending! A treasure trove of life-changing information! My friend, neighbor and sister Beliefnet.com blogger, Victoria Moran, is launching her latest book […]
I can’t even begin to imagine what it must be like to be Jon or Kate or one of the eight. The amount of milk and bread consumed daily would be enough to put me over the edge, never mind […]
This Beliefnet blogger wants to know, “How do you know when you are sated?” While leading an amazing Our Lady of Weight Loss enLIGHTens Workshop, I tossed the following question out to my group. “How do you know when you […]
A special twitter tweet from Dena Ross, Entertainment Editor of Beliefnet! Dena said, “We’ve selected the stars who use the micro-blogging service in the best way–to offer positive thoughts and advice to their followers. Click here to see who they […]
Mo’Nique, the full figured – fat is fabulous – celebrity and author of Skinny Women are Evil and Skinny Cooks Can’t Be Trusted, finally reached the point of no return when she topped the scales of injustice at 262 pounds. […]
If you inexplicably had an irresistible urge to go on a chocolate or ice cream run late last night, a taco binge, or a combination of the above, feel free to blame saboteur Conan O’Brien. During his last night’s premiere […]
Just hours after falling from grace, from an expected sure thing, to second place in the Britain’s Got Talent finals, Susan Boyle was whisked off in an ambulance to a London clinic under police escort, reportedly for treatment of exhaustion. […]
There a multitude of self-help books in the marketplace that speak to the idea of self-acceptance, self-worth, self-love – in fact – I’ve authored two of them! And with that in mind, I have to say that Howard Glasser’s new […]
Tori Spelling recently celebrated her 36th birthday and her husband, Dean McDermott, surprised her with a new tattoo featuring a large Koi fish symbolizing Tori, with three baby Koi (the children), and a spray of peonies, which stand for health […]
I thought that the shock of Boy-Next-Store, Kris Allen winning the “American Idol” title over Rock Star Adam Lambert would wear off by the time the morning rolled around and I’d downed a cup of coffee or two. I thought […]
I don’t know about you but this Beliefnet blogger is a bit concerned as to how she is going to get through tonight’s American Idol finale. It promises to be a star-studded nail-biter of an event. Will the stress of […]
This week’s jigsaw weight loss art was inspired by Helen Phillips’ Biggest Loser Win. Question: Helen Phillips’ has lost it. Will she find it, again? Comment below. For more celebrity weight loss: Biggest Loser Winner: Helen Phillips’ big win? Kirstie […]
I don’t mean to be a buzz-kill … and I do offer my heartfelt weighty congratulations to Helen Phillips for losing 54.47% of her initial weight (now weighing in at 117 pounds), and for gaining $250,000 and a new attitude. […]
This article, written by Beliefnet blogger Janice Taylor is featured in both The Huffington Post and USA Today! Read on and be sure to comment! People say that we only get ‘what we can handle,’ that there are ‘lessons to […]
Rebecca Romijn (a.k.a. Rebecca Romain and Rebecca Romjin-Stamos) claims that she lost (never to be found again) 60 lbs after giving birth to twin girls, Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip … 35 pounds in the first three weeks, […]
This week’s jig-saw weight loss art was inspired by Kirstie Alley’s appearance on Oprah (Thursday, April 30). I empathize with both Kirstie and Oprah. I’ve lost ‘it’ and found ‘it’ more than once. Here’s a link to my this week’s […]
American Idol’s Adam Lambert delivered yet another powerful, original and absolutely mesmerizing performance last night! His emotionally intense delivery brought out the emotions in me. And while I sat in front of the television watching, breaking the number one rule […]
This week’s jigsaw puzzle was inspired by Susan Boyle, whose inner beauty radiates outward; whose inner beauty made the world smile; whose authenticity made us cry! Here’s to you Susan Boyle! Thank you!!! More Beauty TIPS? Salt: from Food to […]
Here’s what Kick in the Tush Club member, Nathanne, has to say about Dr. Laura and “her horrible attitude toward overweight people.” (She was inspired to speak out by last week’s post “Governor Paterson Declares War!” Dear Janice ~ The […]