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All Is Forgiven, Move On

Seven years ago, Our Lady of Weight Loss, patron saint of permanent fat removal, came to my rescue at one of those group meetings where people obsess about food and weight. With a quick twist of my neck, she performed […]

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How to Get Unstuck & Miraculously and Mysteriously Melt the Fat Away NOW!

Are you stuck? In a ‘bad’ mood? Feeling blue? Discouraged? Are those old feelings of defeat surfacing? Are you covered in crumbs and you don’t know how it happened? Is the Fat Monster about to take over? Here is a […]

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“The Devil Made Me Do It!”

A Tasty Tidbit from All Is Forgiven, Move On (hits the stands this Thursday!) Keeping in mind that there are reasons – and then – there are excuses and that what may be a valid reason for one person may […]

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Foods That Make Us Happy

<img alt="ART%20Happiness.jpg" src="http://blog.beliefnet.com/ourladyofweightloss/ART%20Happiness.jpg" width="180" height="252" style="float:left;margin7px;" What is happiness? Are we as happy as we make up our minds to be? Is there truly an opportunity to find something positive in every event and everyone? I’d like to believe that […]

A No Jiggle/No Wiggle Jiggy JigSaw Puzzle

The Mighty Jigsaw Puzzle not only keeps your hands busy, but it awakens and exercises the mind. You can work on your fine motor skills and eye-to-hand coordination without using a fork! Medical research shows that people who keep their […]

Who will get the FAT Vote? Let’s talk politics!

<img alt="beliefnet%20gov%20huckabee%20letter.jpg" src="http://blog.beliefnet.com/ourladyofweightloss/beliefnet%20gov%20huckabee%20letter.jpg" width="326" height="400" style="float:left;margin7px;" The Pontificating Pundits I’ve been paying close attention to the news coverage of this primary season and listening to the pundits pontificate on the same points over and over again. They talk of exit […]

Java Junkies Rejoice

<img alt="OL-of-Coffee.gif" src="http://blog.beliefnet.com/ourladyofweightloss/OL-of-Coffee.gif" width="372" height="365" style="float:right;margin7px;" As I was sippin' my morning mega-mug a' joe (more than a cup for me, please), I remembered one of my all time favorite yum-delicious smoothies and whipped up a blender full. There’s enough […]

The Office: Work Place -or- Breeding Ground for Fat Thighs, Soft Stomachs and Spreading Rumps

I’ve received a number of pleas from Kick in the Tush Club members – desperate to find an answer to their office food situations. From co-workers (even bosses) foisting food upon them, to the ubiquitous parties – it’s just too […]

A GIFT from OLofWL that Will Keep You Outta’ the Fridge!

<img alt="ART%20looking%20for%3F.jpg" src="http://blog.beliefnet.com/ourladyofweightloss/ART%20looking%20for%3F.jpg" width="216" height="216" style="float:left;margin7px;" After reading yesterday's blog post "The Answer,” Our Lady of Weight Loss suggested that I create a gift for you. Something that would give you cause to pause, a moment to reflect and ponder […]

Feeling a Bit Like a Puffy Blimp?

Is the heroine of our puzzle a fashion victim, screaming from the sheer frustration of it all or just a bit puff-ed out from too many margaritas with salt, sushi dipped in soy sauce and/or popcorn sprinkled heavily with salt? […]

More on Water – Part II: Water Fights Bad Breath

Further yesterday’s Water – PART I, where we learned that water is a natural appetite suppressant and helps us to digest our food. It even promotes weight loss and helps the body to metabolize fat into energy, I’d like to […]

It’s a Toony Tuesday: I Can See Clearly Now

As we know, music activates the same feel good part of your brain that food does! In search of that fab feeling, we’ve started discussing, listing and listening to our favorite, uplifting tunes in the OLofWL’s Kick in the Tush […]

A Miracle of Clearing Proportions!

Praise Be and Thanks to Karen Kingston, author of Clearing Sacred Space with Feng Shui, who through her brilliant pages, gave to me the precious gift of permission to … (drum roll please) Permission to Let go of and Get […]

How Curious Are You?

Curiosity: An Antidote to Eating Due to Boredom For those of us who eat out of boredom (too many of us to count, yes?), it’s time to get curious about our curiosity muscles. “Curious muscle?” you ask. Yes, we all […]

Stressed to Your Last Nerve? (How to Pray, Chant and Play it away.)

Are you stressed? Irritable? Having trouble sleeping? Do you feel like screaming? Crying? Pouring a jug of water over your boss’s head? We all feel stressed from time to time, so it is essential to have an arsenal of coping […]

Bible Passages that will Fuel You on Your Weight Loss Journey

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 […]

What Is Your Stay Fat Strategy? (Yes, you have one!)

couldn’t – shouldn’t – had to – tried to – failed I was on the phone with one of my star permanent fat removal (a.k.a. weight loss) clients. Jo was pretty much in the dumps, feeling defeated, telling me how […]

A Video! Janice Taylor tells her 50+ weight loss success story. If she can. YOU CAN!

I probably should have posted this video first instead of last, but oh well … that’s me. Imperfect in every way! This clip is again from last week’s RoleMommy event. Beth Feldman introduces the specifics of the talk and then […]

A Video! Janice Taylor Presents the Vegetable/Toilet Paper Comparison

Are you sufficiently prepared for an ’emergency’ of double Oreo proposition?How will you handle those difficult moments?What will you reach for? Video #3 in a series of 4 … from the Role Mommy event. Join the Kick in the Tush […]

A VIDEO! Janice Taylor Shares Her BIG Weight Loss Secret

Here is Video #2 in a series of #4! Today I share my big weight loss secret. I do believe this video sheds some “lite” on the topic!Into YOUR “lite,” JaniceThis video was taped at a RoleMommy.com event. For mommies, […]

A VIDEO: Janice Taylor’s Fitness (non) Routine – LOVE IT!

No need to be a ‘gym bunny.‘ I permanently removed* over 50 pounds seven years ago by following my own (non) fitness routine and YOU CAN TOO! Tune in. Lots of laughs and fabulous information!I was invited to speak at […]

What’s In Your Mental Junk Drawer?

Are you familiar with the computer term, GIGO? It means “garbage in, garbage out.” I learned this term from a computer-geek friend of mine who was commenting on my rant on the Britney coverage. My friend said, “Why are you […]

Our Lady of the Half Baked Apple

faToid It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple. 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 […]

50 Ways to Lose Your Blubber* …

Slip out the back, Jack. Save yourself. Leave the party before the second dessert course. When baking, substitute half the oil required with applesauce! Cut yourself a piece of sheet cake from the middle, where there is less icing! Don’t […]

Guilt a.k.a. Dieter’s Shame

Guilt is an emotional experience that occurs when a person believes that he or she has violated a moral standard. Oh MY! ALL I did was have a little piece of cake! Guilt a.k.a. Dieter’s Shame is the lack of […]

Video! For the Love of Cake starring Harriet Taylor, my 92 year-young mother.

It is my pleasure to introduce y’all to my mother, Harriet Taylor, Queen of Cake!Harriet is incredibly beautiful, talented, funny and 92 years young. Nothing whatsoever 92 about her! She is here to teach us all how to eat cake […]

Fat Melting Words from Our Lady of Smilology

Did you know that smiling helps to relieve your stress, boost your immune system, lower your blood press, and melt your fat? Holy Guacamole! Next time you are feel yourself slipping into a downward spiral, instead of reaching for that […]

The Spring-Time Weight Loss Express is leaving the weigh-in station. All Aboard!

Did you fall off the proverbial weight loss wagon? Lose a few pounds and then find them? Gaining, gaining, pounds not insight? Spring is just around the corner. Time to come out of hibernation and remove the layer of winter […]

My Arse Hurts

A Kick in the Tush Club member sent me the above card. So funny! Thanks to SJ! I just had to pass it on to you all. And … in hopes of keeping us honest, here follows an Easter Candy […]

Creative Act of Weight Loss: Mystery Shop – Make Money – Lose Weight

A Creative Act of Weight Loss, heretofore referred to as “CAWL,” is pretty much anything that you do that lightens your spirits, quickens your step, and gives you a giggle that has nothing to do with food. You pick an […]

See Yourself Thin

Being able to visualize or “see” yourself “thin” is an essential element of permanent fat removal. Whether we are aware of it or not, we visualize every day. As we process our thoughts, we project them as pictures onto the […]

Angel Quest Random Act of Kindness Cards kindly keep foodies away from the fridge. (A Review)

Imagine shifting your attention from yourself, from those ever-present thoughts of food, from the endless inner-chatter to the calm and well-meaning Angel within. And now envision this inner-Angel coming forth and perhaps … adopting a street corner for one week, […]

Puzzlements and Musings: Move Gently Into Your Day – From Delta to Delicious

A Delta Morning Just for a moment, imagine how it feels when you just start to wake. Your eyes may flutter or open just a bit, as your mind is slowly moving from a delta state (low brain frequency) to […]

Janice Taylor, “Dysfunctional Chef,” reveals her secret ingredient! (A video.)

Take heart, fellow dessert lovers. I managed to permanently remove over 50 pounds of excess weight over six years ago (woo hoo, I’m keeping it off – it’s permanent), and eating desserts was and is a part of my plan.This […]

The Our Lady Five FORGIVErcise (How to Rid Thyself of Anger in a Positive Way)

I received a bunch of comments and emails regarding my “Can Your Miracle Can” Oh Yes, You Can project. Many of you liked the idea of doing something with your anger, other than lashing out at others or stuffing it […]

faT of faTilicious (true/false): Shame! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!

Whenever you eat “fattening” foods, you are bad and a cheater … and you should feel ashamed of yourself! False, false, false and false! 1. Feeling shame is rarely warranted. 2. Shame is NOT a good strategy. 3. Shame sets […]

Swab Down the Mental Decks of Your Mind

The winter is almost over (hip hip hooray), and I’ve started my spring cleaning. (Very impressive on this cold day in New York City – only 28 degrees.) I’m not just cleaning out the closets and sweeping the tumbleweed dust […]

Puzzlement and Song: Watermelon Twice Over

What a fun way to start Sunday morning. With a puzzle and a song. Play Watermelon Man while you work on your Watermelon jigsaw puzzle. And join the Kick in the Tush Club “Shake Your Booty” board! (Commandment #2 of […]

The Ten Commandments of Permanent Fat Removal

<img alt="10CommandFRONT%20666.jpg" src="http://blog.beliefnet.com/ourladyofweightloss/10CommandFRONT%20666.jpg" width="192" height="288" style="float:left;margin:5px;" 1. Thou shalt honor and believe in thyself. 2. Thou shalt move thy booty. Move it and move it some more. 3. Thou shalt never go hungry again. Eat small meals and healthy snacks […]

A Magical Combo: Video du Jour & Enchanted Muffins

Hump-Day is fast becoming my favorite day of the week. I look forward to Our Lady of Weight Loss’s video du jour. It always brings a smile to my face. And her Righteous Recipes are YUM-delicious. I made today’s Righteous […]

There are SMART Goals and then … there are SMARTER Goals.

When I first started by journey on the road to Sveltesville with Our Lady of Weight Loss at my side, I did not have a number in mind. I had no idea that I would permanently remove over 50 pounds. […]

Monday Morning Mantra ~

Praise Be! The University of Kentucky in Lexington is backing up what I’ve been saying for the past seven years. Want to change your day? Your life? It’s easy! According to the University’s research, changing your life isn’t as complicated […]

Sunday Puzzle: Double Chocolate Followed by An Aspirin Chaser

It’s been a fun weekend, filled with my daughter’s double chocolate birthday cake, wine, family, music and aspirin!

Tasty Tidbit: The Fat Mouse Roams the House

A new study from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois reveals that the more fat we ingest, the more food we consume. In other words, eating fatty foods triggers the desire for more food, in general … and we succumb (don’t […]

The Miracle of Music: from weight loss to the common cold

Did you know that music activates the same feel good center of your brain that food does? It’s true! Listen to music: Lose weight. (Wow, that was easy!) And … there’s more . . . Fight Off the Common Cold: […]

Weighty Confession: Vitamin C as Sweet Tarts or Expensive Urine

Forgive Me for I Have Sinned It’s true. Me, Queen of Permanent Fat Removal, was overtaken by a container of chewable Vitamin C. Knowing that there are experts who feel that taking more than 140 milligrams per day of Vitamin […]

A Hump Wednesday Laugh: Falling Down

Further my Monday’s rant on my inability to find a place in my neighborhood that can make me a poached egg, I came across “Falling Down – I Want Breakfast,” a clip from the movie “Falling Down” starring Michael Douglas. […]

It’s a BMW Monday: Bitch, Moan and Whine

I only just heard someone use the phrase BWM this past week, and I took to it like white on rice. In my humble opinion, we are all entitled to at least one BMW per day. I invite you to […]

Sunday Puzzle: How Long Are Your Roots?

The moso is a bamboo plant that grows in China and the far east. After the moso is planted, no visible growth occurs for up to five years – even under ideal conditions! Then, as if by magic, it suddenly […]

Skin Me Five

<img alt="ART%20Skin%20Me%20Five2.jpg" src="http://blog.beliefnet.com/ourladyofweightloss/ART%20Skin%20Me%20Five2.jpg" width="252" height="206" style="float:left;margin:5px;" Beliefnet designed the most amazingly fantastic skin for my home Our Lady of Weight Loss page. It's fabulous!!! I hope you will visit my OurLadyofWeightLoss page and feel free to use the same skin. […]

A Hump-Day Tune followed by a platter of linguine! (who could resist?)

Here follows one of my favorite Hump-Day Combos. I LOVE this video. If it doesn’t make you smile and shake your booty, I’ll eat my linguine! Speaking of which, this linguine recipe is comfort food at its best. Delicious, low-fat, […]

Weighty Confession: Carrot cake is a vegetable, no?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss, Forgive Me for I Have Sinned I don’t know how it happened. Seriously! I had one paper-thin sliver of carrot cake (a vegetable, no less!). And the next thing you know, I was like […]

Sunday’s Puzzle & Recipe: Queen of Hearts Loves Her Tarts (and Dirt Cake, too!)

We are off to visit my mother, Queen of Hearts today; she who loves her tarts and has spent a lifetime pondering the existential question, “What is the point of having coffee without cake?” Here follows a ‘lower-cal’ recipe that […]

How Ill-Mannered Are You?

After I did a bit of research on etiquette, I was shocked to learn that my family is made up of a bunch of ill-mannered heathens. And, if I were to be perfectly honest, I’d have to say that I’m […]

Self E-STEAM YourSELF!

While you are busy steaming your veggies, how about some positive self-esteem talk? Be sure to compliment yourself at least three times a day! I love my NuYawk accent. Look at me – steamin’ and e-steemin’. I am great! I’m […]

Pious Project: Great Expectations Garlic-Grater Place Cards

Create your very first piece of (fun and oh so easy to make) weight loss art! Fun level: 10 / Skill level: 1 Weight Loss Art is something that you create that is about food or the permanent fat removal* […]

A Magical Combo: Hump-Day Tune & Waldorf Salad

It’s HUMP-DAY, Wednesday … here’s some music to get us through the day! And a healthy and delicious recipe from Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal!Waldorf Salad a la […]

A Tuesday Tasty Tidbit: Freeze the Fat Away

Want to wake up fast? Give your metabolize a boost? And force the toxins and oils out of your skin? Take a cold shower. Yikes! I know, freezing cold is excruciatingly painful. So here’s what to do. Start off with […]

Thigh to Thigh Love

Self-love and weight loss go hand-in-hand and thigh-to-thigh, if you will. I know how it feels not to like myself and to lead a life of compromise. It’s a big, fat drag. And now I know how it feels to […]

How queer everything is to-day! – Sunday’s Puzzle

Sunday Puzzle Jigsaw Puzzle It has been said that weight loss (a.k.a. Permanent Fat Removal) is puzzling – a puzzlement – a puzzle. Alas, Sunday puzzles are here, complete with a message to inspire and lead you on the Road […]

Is SHE Nuts?

As I was cracking open, sucking the salt off of and munching on sunflower seeds and feeling my lips swell from the salt to the point where lip augmentation is no longer necessary (thus, saving thousands of dollars and needless […]

Less Fat, More Money

The Chinese New Year The Year of the Rat is here, and before you run for the hills, STOP! . . .take in a deep breath, clear your mind of any preconceived notions about the rat and consider this. The […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss Appears and Sexy Veggies Emerge

Who is Our Lady of Weight Loss? Our Lady of Weight Loss is the patron saint of permanent fat removal. She first made herself known to me during one of those group meetings where people obsess about food and the […]

Is it a voice, a vision or Our Lady of Weight Loss?

Oh Boy! Siggy wrote me and asked a very good question: “How did you know it was Our Lady of Weight Loss and not just a ‘voice?” Well, at first I thought it was just some random voice, but when […]

Fountain of Guilt

Weighty Confession Forgive Me for I Have Sinned I am guilty. On a sugar Hi – Flying High. Running wild through the supermarket aisles – sampling. And sampling some more. Breaking into boxes in my cart. Tearing open bags of […]

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