What’s important to you? What do you value? What do you care about? People have “things” (both material and immaterial) that are important to them in each and every area of their lives. In their relationships, in their work, in […]
What’s important to you? What do you value? What do you care about? People have “things” (both material and immaterial) that are important to them in each and every area of their lives. In their relationships, in their work, in […]
Could it be possible? Is Water Nature’s Cure-All? Read on, drink in and cure all! Did you know…that aside from quenching your thirst, drinking the right amount of water can benefit your overall health in countless other ways? From aiding […]
Happy 2014, Tushkateers! How y’all doing? So far, so good? Maybe? For those 60% who are experiencing “The Freeze,” is it cold enough for you? OMG!!! Just writing about it makes my fingers cold! Please know that we (Our […]
From the Our Lady of Weight Loss archives…The perfect post and video that can put you back on track after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend! Enjoy!!! Just yesterday, I was talking to “Mary” (yes, I work with my beloved clients on […]
If you want to easily and effortlessly lose weight, then listen up, because Our Lady of Weight Loss has got a (non-caloric) tasty tidbit that is sure to bring a content and svelte smile to your face! Switch from Round […]
Dearest Tushkateers! My head is spinning. Today is the 15th of October! Halloween, Day of the Dead, and the rest of the fully loaded holidays are right around the corner! Hard to believe, but there it is. The calendar […]
Dearest Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, Tushkateers, and all who have divinely landed on this page, I urge you to NOT wait until January to lose weight! There’s something about the crisp cool fall air that shouts, “Start […]
This Dysfunctional Chef has been experimenting with cold cucumber soup. Woo Hoo, Yahoo and Lah-Di-Dah! Most recipes that I’ve stumbled across, tripped over and dipped my Dysfunctional tasting finger into include heavy cream or olive oil and I get […]
Still skipping breakfast? Even though the experts say, after 40 years of breakfast related studies that show without a doubt that kick-starting your day with breakfast is the healthy thing to do – for children and adults alike – people […]
Just in case you pigged out on the 4th of July and are feeling bloated, guilty–dare I say it–you’re feeling fat (oh no, I didn’t!), then here is an amazingly sweet, delish dish (healthy, too!) that I serve for breakfast […]
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 […]
Q: How amazing and magical is it when someone (a good friend, neighbor or even a relative) shows up at your front door with a bowl of somethin’ special that she (or he) has just whipped up to share with […]
“Perplexed” turns to Our Lady of Weight Loss and asks “How can I help my daughter? How can I restore family harmony?” Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I have three teenage-young adult kids. They are all winners in […]
Good Day Tushkateers, How are you on this bird-chirping morning? I am (we are) in Tucson, celebrating my birthday. A week long celebration, which kicked into gear last weekend in Manhattan and has now migrated to the southwest along with […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by a photo I took at Tohono Chul Gardens in Tucson, which FB friend Trudy said was “weird, phallic & prickly!” Trudy’s right!!! Remember: 1. clicking burns calories. 2. Time […]
My friends at Polar Seltzer shared a bounty of Oscar cocktail recipes with inspired names for your Sunday night Oscar party pleasure! Remember to: Drink (and eat) in moderation. Make wise choices (some of these are lower in calories than […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Simpler Times, Better Bathing Suits,” takes a nostalgic look at the early 1920’s and bathing suits of yore. Upfront and center, in the two white “suits” stand my mother and my aunt. […]
This morning, I awoke to a ridiculously cold 13 degrees. My first thoughts were not particularly happy ones. “Geeze Louise, when I head out I am going to have to bundle up big time; long underwear, a second pair of […]
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Case in point, this advertisement from Ladies Home Journal, April 1970: “The “Fat Time of Day,” when you’re really hungry and ready to eat two of everything.“ *** This morning, […]
One strategy that is sure to help you wake up thinner on new year’s day is to eat an apple 15 minutes before your meals! According to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, you can reduce your calorie intake by […]
Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Success Coach and host of the Our Lady of Weight Loss blog, gets it! We know that Extreme Food Diets are unhealthy, unsustainable and unrealistic, yet the desire for a quick and easy fix that eliminates […]
The Holiday Diet (a.k.a. the 28 Day CURE): Wake Up Thinner, Happier and more Energized on New Year’s Day This newly energized 28 day e-course (a.k.a. 28 day e-CURE) is sure to be the best cure ever. Start Date: Tues., […]
The following E-emergency email came swirling into my inbox this morning, from a client of mine – who has, (drum roll, please) – permanently removed over 20 pounds in the past 12 weeks! (Results typical:) I thought her plea for […]
As we blast our way into the holiday season, people increasingly say to me, “I wish I were naturally thin.” Then I could eat as many holiday cookies, drink as much eggnog and slide as many sliders down the hatch […]
Hellooooooo Tushkateers! Our Lady of Weight Loss and I are happy to report that we made it through the storm. The major flooding was south and east of us – east by 3 blocks. As the wind ripped its […]
Our weight depends on a complicated blend of variables – from how much we move (exercise), to what we eat, how much we eat, how we feel about ourselves, to hereditary factors. But there is one very simple thing that […]
As Our Lady of Weight Loss traveled the Path to Sveltesville, she encouraged those who traveled with her to open their hearts and tune into abundance. “Take in a deep cleansing breath,” she said, “On the inhale, open your heart. […]
Got the Fat Belly Blues? Has your mid-section grown a section of its own? You’re not alone. Researchers have found that the fat cells in the abdomen produce a hormone called neuropeptide Y (NPY), an appetite stimulant previously believed to […]
Halloween is less than two weeks away, and I dare say, the “Just Say No to Candy” Halloween Plan just ain’t gonna’ cut it for most of us. And let me tell you why! Because saying “no, thank you” takes […]
Orange is a healing color, a power color, a lucky color and … … my sources tell me that it increases the desire to eat, and … … it also stimulates curiosity, enthusiasm and creativity. If change of any kind […]
Greetings y’all!!! I am excited to share these 4 Simple NON-FOOD TIPS to a Smaller and Taller you, because … … Sometimes it is about food; sometimes it’s not. Not directly anyway! Read on, follow these very simple non-food rules, […]
” …. what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren’t able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in […]
One of my favorite dishes is fresh mozzarella with tomatoes and basil. It is to die for good, especially when you get seriously fresh mozzarella. Back in the day, my high school friend and I would visit her uncle in […]
All the dreamers in all the world are dizzy in the noodle. ~ Edie Adams Call me dizzy, call me a dreamer, call me noodle-crazy, but if you ask me, green noodles are fun! Agreed? Green Noodles ARE Fun! Which […]
Imagine this: You are at the office, someone offers you a piece of birthday cake, retirement cake, baby shower cake, leftover brownies from the corporate luncheon. What do you say? (Hint: NOT, Thank you!) How are you going to make […]
Where did the glue go? A Zen Riddle from Our Lady of Weight Loss (via Rita Rudner)! Good question, no? Very Zen, indeed! This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Where Did the Glue Go? is designed to keep […]
Our Lady of Weight Loss has been ‘after’ me, nagging at me, telling me to put together a mega-list of diet/weight loss tips for y’all. (I’m telling you … she is quite the boss.) Thing is, I wanted to put […]
Are you ready to get your Labor Day Grill On??? I am! And so is Our Lady of Weight Loss. She instructed me to share the following, because she is 100% positive that once you are turned onto grilled fruit, […]
Looking for a magic bullet? A miracle cure? Something that will add health to your life and help you lose that fat belly? If you’re looking for the ‘magic bullet,’ then you’ve come to the right place!!! Our Lady of […]
She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it). ~ Lewis Carroll Howdy, Hello and Hola TUSHKATEERS!!!! How goes it? Are you gearing up for Labor Day? For September? A couple of months ago, at the […]
Does “greasy tasting” equate to “more grease?” I thought so, but was I wrong?! *** “If you look at a French fry under a microscope, you’ll see that while it’s being fried, the water inside the food is rapidly expanding […]
Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me … Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. ~ Shel Silverstein Hellooooo TUSHKATEERS!!!! […]
Are you ready to cook up a vat of full of beans, full of life, high-spirited, zesty and tasty 3-bean chili? Here, your favorite Dysfunctional Chef, Janice Taylor, shares her summer to autumn favorite! CHILI FEVER (that’s an oyxmoron, […]
This afternoon, just as I was thinking, “I sure am in the mood for something sweet,” lo n’ behold, right there on the kitchen counter sat three ripe bananas, begging to be mashed! “Mash me,” they sang. “Okay, I will,” […]
Before you can achieve what you want, you need be know what you want… … What you really, really want. Not what you think you ‘should’ want or what others want for you, but what you really, really want! While […]
Greetings my fellow chefs, functional or dysfunctional, ‘into’ bread or not, either way, you are going to love, love, love this uber-delish, healthy and fabulously colorful and beautiful recipe! Are you ready??? Good!!! Here we go!!! She’s a Stacked Triple […]
New research from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, indicates that women who faithfully keep a food journal (operative word here … faithfully), who avoid skipping meals and limit eating in restaurants, lose more weight than those who do […]
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. ~ Albert Camus TUSHKATEERS!!! Are you ready for a gentle, positive, and happy Kick in the Tush that shifts your mental map, changes your perspective and your point […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – “Sunflower Girl” – was inspired by the Sunflower. The sunflower stands tall. She keeps her face looking toward sunshine, thus eliminating shadows. With her head full of seeds, she is readied […]
Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either. ~ Bodhidharma TUSHKATEERS!!! Helloooooo!!! Howdy Do! … AND – guess where I am right now! 35,000 miles high in the sky; finishing this week’s […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Watermelon Straight Up, Please” was inspired by the watermelon!!! Here follows some interesting information about the watermelon for you to chew on, whilst you click through the puzzle. Remember, clicking burns calories. […]
Greetings ! I wanted to remind y’all just how important breakfast is and not just because research shows that those who eat breakfast lose more weight than those who do not. More importantly, those who skip breakfast often find themselves […]
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart …. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung Howdy and Hey There TUSHKATEERS!!! I trust y’all made it through Independence Day in […]
Does your home support your goals? Is your fridge stocked with the ‘right’ stuff? “Make Your Home Your Safe Haven“ is one of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s BASIC Rules. Because … … if your home does not support you, […]
When people ask me how I permanently removed over 50 pounds (11 years ago – my oh my, how time flies), I tell them that first and foremost I changed my mind (as Albert Einstein says, “You cannot solve a […]
Are you ready to jump head first into week 10 of the Feed Your Soul Project? Are you ready to … pull out your mental weeds? Think happy thoughts and/or cultivate habit awareness? Just imagine what your life could look […]
Save Me from Myself 4th of July Sexy Cucumber Salad: Whenever there’s a gathering and the temptation to eat more than I really want seems likely, I whip up a salad or two and bring with. Sometimes I share; sometimes […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled PIG CROSSING, is inspired by the 4th of July, Independence Day! Are you ready for the marching bands, parades, fireworks, and the BBQs? Last year more than 80 million folk participated […]
I just returned from the corner fruit stand where I scored 2 pounds of fresh cherries, just in time to ‘cook up’ a fabulous lunch. Well … I don’t mean to imply that I am going to actually cook, as […]
Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal (she who guides me) is serious about weight loss, but not heavy! She asked me to share the following 9 tips with you that she feels will surely […]
I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up. ~ Benjamin Franklin Howdy TUSHKATEERS!!! How are you on this […]
A few weeks ago, a major league huge, prehistoric looking bird came a tappin’ on my front window. Needless to say, this CityGrrl had no idea what it was – other than a bird. So, I quickly sent out an […]
Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms, carry out your plan. ~ Paul J. Meyer Anachemowegan (from the Mohican […]
In Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s on-going series, 200 Ways to Feed Your Soul: Change Your Weight, here she offers ‘Ways’ #61 thru #70. Our Lady of Weight Loss contends that if you focus on feeding your soul, creating balance […]
Given the amount of contrasting talk ‘out there’ about the relevance of taking vitamin D and calcium supplements, I thought it useful to list what foods are ‘heavy’ in Calcium and vitamin D. First, an important word from the New […]
“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – Life’s Little Instruction Book, […]
Anyone’s life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit. ~ Lillie Langtry Good Day TUSHKATEERS!!! How are y’all doing? I must say; I am super duper fine. It’s summer and […]
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight LOSS JigSaw Puzzle, entitled “ENRICHED? That’s RICH” is inspired by “enriched white flour!” As it happened, I was reading, once again, about the ills of enriched, processed foods; which as it turns out can be […]
A great many of us are chocolate lovers and have been known to indulge and sometimes even over-indulge. One modest square of chocolate leads to another, and while we fight the urge, in the end, we mysteriously find ourselves holding […]
Did you hear about Edamame and Weight Loss? Going steadily together, researchers tell us that edamame (a.k.a. soy beans) which supplies a full 17 g of protein per cup, is a Super Duper POW Slimming Food! Reports from the Federal […]
This week’s Dysfunctional Chef Recipe shines the spotlight on blackberries, a.k.a. “black caps,” an extraordinarily healthy food. Black Caps are high in antioxidants, a substance that protects the body by neutralizing free radicals or unstable oxygen molecules, which are known […]
Do YOU want to look 5 pounds thinner, be more confident, and feel happier than you do right NOW? Say YES and then read on and follow Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s brilliant ‘be thin’ strategy! True or False: Good […]
ARE YOU READY TO NEUTRALIZE THE NEGATIVE ??? Greetings Tushkateers!!! How are y’all doing? I’m feeling pretty, pretty good (a la Larry David / Curb Your Enthusiasm). I woke up this morning (a good start, wouldn’t you say?), and as […]
This morning, one of my star clients (you are all stars) said to me, “Janice, your restaurant tip did the trick. I’ve not been able to make good choices, but now I can!” What advice had I given my […]
Good Day TUSHKATEERS!!! Are YOU ready? Are you READY to shed worry and shed the pounds that accompany it? GREAT!!! Because, I have a number of Shed Worry/Shed Pounds Tips to share with you today! BUT .. Before I […]
It is always a good idea to wear your ice cream on your head, rather than your hips! ~ Janice Taylor This week’s Get Jiggy WEIGHT LOSS JigSAW Puzzle, entitled Thin a La Mode is inspired by Poem […]
I love a good nap. Sometimes it’s the only thing getting me up in the morning. ~ George Costanza, Seinfeld : George Sleeping Under His Desk The Exhausted Modern World. The modern world puts enormous value on being as productive […]
Today’s PLAY and LOSE Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Grow Your Own,” was inspired by coffee!!! The drink, the berries, the beans, and the flowering plant. Did you know that coffee berries contain the seeds and that they are produced by […]
A friend confessed that she frequently, throughout the day and sometimes throughout the night, visits her refrigerator, tugging on its door – opening and closing it – looking for an answer. Sometimes she looks in the vegetable bin – sometimes […]
Today’s Weight Loss Tip falls into the “Oh Yeah, but … “ column. “Oh yeah, I know that portion control is the ‘secret’ to not packing on the pounds.” “Oh Yeah, I know that small plates are a great idea […]
Greetings Tushkateers and Friends of Tushkateers! It has been a glorious week, has it not? A week of Easter eggs, Matzoh Brie, and Tulips, galore! Yes, I took a long (lunch break) walk yesterday with my boyfriend (a.k.a. husband of […]
This week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle is entitled “Problems/Solutions.” If there is a problem, there must be a solution, no? Before you click through your problem and move to solution, read through these fabulous quotes that will bring […]
Back in the day, in the 1930’s I believe, there was a young man who was obsessed with eating sugar. His mother was concerned, knowing that sugar is a ‘bad’ habit and not good for the health of her son, […]
My client, who has already permanently removed a good 20 pounds of excess baggage, is nearing her goal weight: only 3.6 pounds to go. She is hoping to reach her ‘magic’ number before her next birthday, which is a short […]
It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control. ~ Oprah Winfrey Good day Tushkateers! Are […]
As we all know, but from time to time benefit from being reminded … … those who reach their weight loss goals are the people who get back on the wagon again and again. Those who succeed experience setbacks as […]
WHAT IS ACCEPTANCE? Buddhism’s first noble truth, “All life is suffering,” is an invitation for people to accept that suffering is a natural part of life. The term “Kabbalah” literally means acceptance. Acceptance is the fifth stage of the Kubler-Ross […]
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. ~ Nathaniel Branden Hellloooooooooo Tushkateers and Tellurians (a.k.a. Earthlings)! Good day, hello and … I am slightly dazed and confused (even more than usual), as Peter and I […]
The other night, while reviewing my weekly menu with Our Lady of Weight Loss, I said, “Our Lady, you know what I haven’t had in – gee – over a decade? …. A BLT! Not that I miss it, given […]
Chewing the Fat … Our Lady of Weight Loss and Dave Chew the Fat … and passages from the Bible appear! Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I gave up the beer and started working at a gym. I […]
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. ~ Gloria Steinem Hellloooooooooo Tushkateers!!! How excited are you that it is Tuesday and you are receiving a Kick in […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled: GRACKLE THIS – is inspired by the Great-Tailed Grackle, whose creaky call fills the air. I am currently in Southeastern Arizona. This morning, at first sound, I thought it a […]
After forty years (yes 40!) of breakfast related studies that show without a doubt that kick-starting your day with breakfast is the healthy thing to do – for children and adults alike – people still tell me . . . […]
This morning, while working with one of my star clients (you are all stars), the topic “nighttime eating” – once again – surfaced. Since a good many of us find nighttime eating one of the biggest ‘permanent weight removal’ challenges, […]
We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts. […]
Want to lose weight, but you don’t know where to start? Being honest with yourself about how you feel, what the number of the scale says and what it means to you is your first step toward emotional freedom and […]
Given the messiness of life, the ups n’ downs, and our tendency to respond by eating, I am today sharing Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Top 10 Happiness Centered Weight Loss Tips, ‘happiness centered’ being the operative words. We manifest […]
Howdy Tushkateers one n’ all! It’s 8:30 a.m. and I have already – this morning, in record breaking time – logged in a mammography – better known in this house as a mamme-O-gram. My mother-in-law (may she rest in peace); […]
Seriously folks, you could not possibly believe that the 20 to 2 vote from the FDA that came wiggling, jiggling and rolling on in approving the latest magic weight loss pill, Qnexa, from pretty much the same members of the […]
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled Puppy Love, features the puppy (duh!) Is there anything cuter? (I can hear the kitten people starting to meow!) It was inspired by “Buddy,” a puppy who recently adopted my friends […]
You have been embedding negative and/or positive self talk patterns into the deepest parts of your mind since early childhood. Those self-talk patterns have take hold and have deeply affected you, so much so that you are what you say! […]
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I really don’t quite understand it, but food – in particular – sweets with a heavy emphasis on chocolate – has a crazy kind of power of me. It knows my name and […]
Greetings Tushkateers … and a very Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU! As I am sure you are well aware, today is Valentine’s Day. How exciting for both Our Lady of Weight Loss and me to celebrate the day with you! […]
Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the saying “she’s got a screw loose.” Have you ever wondered about the origin of the phrase she’s got a “screw loose?” The phrase, which means “something is wrong with […]
Want to lose weight? Put a blue light in your refrigerator, as well as in your dining room. And … dye your food blue. Why? Blue food is rare in nature. Aside from blueberries and blue-purple potatoes, blue foods don’t […]
Are Girl Scout Cookies ‘simply irresistible?’ Maybe. They are not just chock-a-block with sugar, butter and flour. They are infused with memories, meaning and The Girl Scout Promise and The Girl Scout Law. The Girl Scout Promise On my honor, […]
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 […]
Happy Global Warming??? Tushkateers!!! I am racked with guilt, Tushkateers! HELP! Here we are – closing in on mid-January – and the temperatures are still (praise be) unseasonably warm, and intellectually I know that this can not be a good […]
While you are roasting vegetables and eagerly awaiting your onions and carrots to soften, log onto Beliefnet and take the Politic-OMatic Quiz. An interesting buffet of political questions are presented to you that assess your beliefs and values in order […]
I’ve been thinking. Can you smell the wood burning? (Something my father used to say.) Yes, I’ve been thinking about resolutions and why it is that so many people start out on fire but ultimately fail to reach their goals. […]
Whether you are into setting resolutions or not, there is a certain wave of energy that comes with the New Year. It is a powerful energy that presents itself to you for its unmasking. And in this unmasking, you will […]
Since human life began, there has never been anyone like you—and there will never again be anyone else like you. Yet despite special talents and great desire, many of us are stuck in limiting beliefs about who we are and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. ~ […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.’ […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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-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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Yesterday, while perusing my Facebook account (more specifically, looking in on my kids’ pages, so I know what’s happening in their life, like – oh, like they left town and forget to tell me …), I noted that my beloved […]
A new report in the April 2011 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, unveils some foods that may seem good for you but aren’t necessarily–and advice on truly healthful foods to choose instead. Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyway), if you are determined to stay fat, then chew on the unhealthy choices!!! Food for thought, hey?
Wake Up Happy! Research shows that gardening has the power to change your mood, lower your blood pressure, improve the quality of air, alleviate depression, and increase levels of happiness.
Since a great many of us are chocolate lovers and have been known to indulge and sometimes even over-indulge, I thought I’d share The 10 Truths of the Power of Chocolate that can help to (moderately) indulge, savor the flavor, incorporate, live with and love chocolate on a daily basis, as you stay healthy, wealthy and wise! Sounds good, yes? Great!!
Want to know the skinny on thin people? Want to know the one big fat difference between them and us?
Instead of going cold turkey and saying no to every slice of cake, cookie and fry, which may ultimately lead to feelings of deprivation, defeat and depression, how about eating just one less a day. That’s right … just one less!
What do you think might happen if you placed a fridge on your refrigerator door? Do you think that it would deter you from opening it? If you were to hang mirrors in strategic locations in your home, do you think it would reflect your body and reinforce your resolve to change your image? Do you think that you would approach the mirror with love and kindness in your heart?
Mother Nature knew what she was doing when she created fruits and vegetables colorful enough to seduce. From the brilliant red tomato to the powerful purple grape, all the colors of the rainbow are represented – and between them they offer a range of nutrients, antioxidants and other healthful compounds that are powerful enough to fight cancer, prevent strokes, protect the eyes – even lower ‘bad’ cholesterol.
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.”
From the our Lady of Weight Loss 2011 Health Living Plan … STUDIES SHOW that SMALL AMOUNTS OF BRISK WALKING helps to keep you healthy? Learn how to decrease your chances of developing Colon Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression, Strokes and worse by WALKING!!!
Whether you are one of the 44% of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions or not, the new year does present an opportunity to reassess, revamp and revive. Today, Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach shares 10 tips that will help you to keep the energy going!
Dopamine and norepinephrine increase our energy and level of alertness. Protein causes both dopamine and norepinephrine to be released in the brain. Foods that are connected to the release of these two neurotransmitters are: meat, chicken, fish, nuts, soy products, eggs and dairy products.
With the advent of electricity, we have created an artificial light that reaches far into the winter nights; thus, allowing us to stay up later than we should and keeping us working harder than we ought to. We don’t allow ourselves time to rest and renew. Nor do we allow ourselves time to let our minds wander … to dream.
It takes more than a good plan, good intentions, and basic nutritional information to override the emotional tsunamis that roll over and through us without turning to food. Managing difficult situations and feelings effectively is a big part of what we are doing here. Emotional eating has all to do with the mind; little to do with the food.
Before you throw your hands up in the air and say, “I can’t take it anymore. I’ll straighten up and eat right in January!” – Ho, Ho, Hold on there! Our Lady of Weight Loss to the rescue with her brilliant: The Ten Commandments-Holiday Edition!!!
I recently had the pleasure of meeting herbologist, sleep expert, and creator of “Escape to Sleep” tonic, Geraldine O’Keefe. Because I know that getting the right amount of restful sleep is an important part of permanent weight loss, as well as an integral part of our mental health, I asked Geraldine to please impart some sleep wisdom upon me (so that I could pass it on to you)! If you want to live longer, be productive, mentally sharp, emotionally balanced, and full of energy all the day long, then read on!
The right kind of question, or a ‘good’ question, can lead you to success vs. the wrong kind of question, or ‘bad’ question that can send you spinning into the abyss, the black hole – as it were.
Want to eat your Thanksgiving leftovers and “get back on the wagon” at the same time? Our Lady of Weight Loss leads the weigh!!!
What will you bring to Thanksgiving that can help you navigate the screaming children? What will you bring that will keep you strong and able to say ‘no thank you’ to the heavily spiked Egg Nog when the slings and arrows of miss-communication are being sent your way? Seriously?!
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle doubles as a puzzle and Thanksgiving Calorie Count Guide!
Breathing provides many of the same benefits that exercise does, and it will aid weight loss. Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t exercise. I am saying that breathing will enhance your ability to exercise, in addition to help you burn fat!
Utterly useful diet tips from the patron saint of permanent fat removal… Our Lady of Weight Loss. Today … Want to wake up fast? Force the toxins and oils out of your skin? And … Give your metabolize a boost?
Want to Lose It? Then, Snooze It! The International Journal of Obesity performed a study that showed people who sleep for more than nine hours each day are less likely to be overweight than those sleeping six hours or less.
If you want to easily and effortlessly lose weight, then listen up, because Our Lady of Weight Loss has got a (non-caloric) tasty tidbit that is sure to bring a content and svelte smile to your face!
We now know that the USDA suggests including 250 discretionary calories per day in our food plans; and that ingesting copious amount of candy on Halloween far exceeds that amount. We are now hip to nutrients. We now want to purposefully create a fun, healthy and happy Halloween for our children.Instead of mindlessly gobbling the candy down, here are a few tips on how to make this Halloween a safe and healthy one!
Halloween, and its platters full of candy, is also the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season. For many that means that the season within which the healthy living goes out the window with ghosts and goblins and 7 extra pounds are delivered to thy stomach, thighs and hips is upon us! Is that what really want? To be out of control? Padding your body with another 7 extra pounds? OR … would you like to start the holiday season witha self-loving svelte smile?
Halloween is 6 days away! Our Lady of Weight Loss thought a calorie chart might come in handy. See what you are getting yourself.
How many times have you tried giving up the three c’s (cookies, cakes and candy)? Were you up-ended by a deep and inexplicable craving for Dulce de Leche Caramel Haagen Dazs ice cream? Are you a sugar addict?
You can burn an extra 350 calories per day, which translates to 3500 calories in 10 days or one pound permanently removed just by increasing your NEAT!
You might want to give some thought to the color of your altar. This was a complicated decision for me. Although we are talking about weight loss here, for me – weight loss is a vehicle for reinvention and transformation. It’s as much about love, energy, health, spirit, creativity, self-control, and re-birth as actual pounds permanently removed. In which case any and all colors work.
Last month, I spoke at a healthy eating conference and, once again, during the Q&A part of my presentation, people began to toss out the whys and wherefores and their reasons as to how it is that they cannot lose weight. Once we made the distinction because real reasons and excuses, the proverbial light bulb began to snap, crackle, pop. And then, miracle of all miracles ….
Are Apples Really Good For You? You bet your Apple Brown Betty they are! Not only are apples good for you, but they are mighty tasty too and may bolster your weight loss efforts. Set your ovens on preheat and get ready for a 5 Yum Delish Recipe from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Kitchens!
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