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Weight Loss Fun: Bizarre August Holidays

Our Lady of Weight Loss religiously cracks open her Bizarre Holiday calendar, meticulously combs through it as she zeros in on her top 5 holiday picks. She then joyously begins planning her themed parties, proving once again that Weight Loss can be FUN!!!

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National Lasagna Day

Our Lady of Weight Loss celebrates National Lasagna Day with a noodle and a prayer. Join her!

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More to Love: Empower or exploit?

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?

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Kim and Kloe Kardashian: How to turn a 15-minute sex tape into a ‘miracle’ weight loss cure

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: Stuck In a Fat Suit?

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!

Lemon Angel: Healing Elixir from Heaven

What do you do when life hands you lemons? Make lemonade? How about something more imaginative, exotic? With or without the Absolut Citron, this amazing cocktail from Shoes & Cocktails, “Watermelon Lemonade,” refreshes and revitalizes. The Ingredients/Recipe: Serves 3 or […]

Desensitizing the Word of God: Weight loss sabotage?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ While surfing the Beliefnet website I stumbled upon your blog some time back and have become a fan, a ‘regular.’ Your daily musings are a perfect blend of weight loss motivation, solid information […]

Basil & Spice: Janice Taylor Drops 50, Tells All

I am excited to share with you a wonderful interview that Basil & Spice, the #1 syndicated blog site about authors and books on healthy living, posted this morning. The interview happens to be with Janice Taylor (oh, that’s me!), […]

Solar Eclipse: How to Invoke the Power of the New Moon

Admittedly, astrology is not my strong suit; reinvention, transformation and permanent fat removal are. However, I can tell you with certainly that tonight’s Solar Eclipse New Moon offers a unique, perhaps once in a lifetime opportunity, to ignite your wheels […]

Fat Daughter: A Punishment from God?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ My daughter is fat and it is breaking my heart. Please help me to help her lose weight. ~ Parent of Fat Child WARNING: My head is spinning, and it may well explode. […]

Appetites: Filling the Empty Void

Generally speaking, I am an optimist. My glass is half full, and I truly live in a state of gratitude for all that I do have. I am a happy person, living the rules of happiness. Nevertheless, I am not […]

How to Ward Off the Afternoon Slump

Are you sinking fast? Is your motivation, enthusiasm and energy coming to a screeching halt? As you blood sugar starts its downward spiral, your body clock slowly shifts into its natural lull. You are tempted to stick your hand into […]

Diets don’t work: Transformational journeys do

Do you want to manifest deep, lasting and significant change? Do you want to permanently remove those excess pounds? Do you want to step out of your fat suit? Then you must journey inward, take a good honest look at […]

Diets don’t work: A kick in the tush does.

Reconnecting with Your Motivation 101: Food for thought from Our Lady of Weight Loss, patron saint of permanent fat removal and Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Beliefnet.com Motivation doesn’t always come easy, particularly when it involves habits and addictions. (Yes, […]

Stop Overeating: Take Control

If cake is your BFF (best friend forever), if the call of Cheeto sends you into an orange-stained spin, if you start to drool at the mere mention of Cinnabon, and/or if you are mad at yourself for giving in […]

Eat This: Lose 50 pounds.

Our Lady of Weight Loss and I were thumbing through old recipes, looking for inspiration, when she remembered that I used to whip up huge batches of Gazpacho during my early weight loss days. Without a doubt, these recipes helped […]

A Week of Loss: Saying goodbye to MJ, Farrah and GaGa

It has been a week of loss. Michael Jackson died, as did Farrah Fawcett. And, on the Beliefnet.com home front, Holly Rossi, lost her fascinating grandmother, GaGa. Holly’s heartfelt and eloquent piece, posted in her blog Fresh Living, touched me […]

International Sushi Day: ‘Diet’ food that makes us fat?

Would you prefer knowing the truth or living in ignorance? Assuming knowledge is power and ignorance is bliss, which would you prefer – power or bliss? Here follows ‘the truth about Sushi!’ from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet.com Sushi Lover. As far […]

Food Inc.: The Food Industry and You. A Wake Up Video.

Food, Inc. is a mind-blowing, stomach-twisting, eye-opening and ultimately heart-breaking film. See it – today! Filmmaker Robert Kenner ‘lifts the veil’ on our nation’s food industry. Our food supply is now controlled by a handful of for-big-profit corporations who seem […]

Coach Yourself Thin: How difficult is your weight loss journey?

Today’s weight loss question was inspired by The North Wind from Aesop’s Fables. The North Wind boasted of great strength. The Sun argued that there was great power in gentleness. “We shall have a contest,” said the Sun. Far below, […]

National Donut Day: Our Lady of Weight Loss takes on Krispy Kreme!

As an antidote to National Donut Day, Our Lady of Weight Loss gave a shout out to the Angel of Avocado. “HELP! Send a healthy recipe, now! Look what the big chains – Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme – are doing […]

A Star Studded Twitter Celebrity Tweet

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 […]

New Moon: How to utilize the power of the new moon to change your life.

The hype for The Twilight Saga: New Moon has begun. I caught a trailer for it this morning. Looks good, if you like Vampires, and who doesn’t? And speaking of New Moons, I was wondering if you were aware of […]

Xtreme Eating Awards 2009: and the winner is . . . .

On Tuesday, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington DC consumer group announced its 2009 Xtreme Eating Awards. All award winning dishes were chock a bloc with calories, layered with salt, fat, sugar on top of fat, […]

Food News from the patron saint of the BBQ: The Grilled Meat and Cancer Connection

Warning from St. Adrian*, patron saint of butchers! Any meat that is made of muscle protein can generate a cancer-causing reaction when it interacts with a hot grill. I really don’t mean to be a buzz kill and put a […]

9 Happy Weight Loss Tips from the patron saint of permanent fat removal

Hot off the top of the Huffington Post Living page … Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal (she who guides me) takes a light approach to weight loss. It is the patron saint’s mission […]

Lose a pound: Manifest a 4-pound reduction!

Here’s a riddle from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal! Which weighs more? A pound of feathers; or a pound of nails? A pound is a pound, folks! Unless, of course, you’re talking about […]

The No Diet Way: Smoothies Promote Weight Loss (fat burning recipes)

This Beliefnet blogger knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And now that summer is here with its abundance of fresh fruit, there’s no excuse not to start your day on the right note. You can […]

3 Eat Smart Tips: No-Diet Way to Weigh Less

There are so many things to weigh and measure when it comes to permanent weight loss and food is not the only one! This Beliefnet blogger has got some weight loss tips for you that will not only curl your […]

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 […]

Weigh-In: You are beyond measure.

This week’s jigsaw puzzle was inspired by and is for those who grapple with the numbers of the scale. Do NOT let the scales of injustice put you into a tail spin! People listen up, the number of the scale […]

6 Simple Fat Loss Tips: Shed Those Pounds

Weight loss is on one hand rather simple … … if you follow some basic tips, the pounds can and will melt away. 6 Simple Diet Tips that will help you shed those pounds … 1. Reduce your fat, sugar […]

What will happen when you become fit & healthy?

No one is an island, unto themselves. People belong to wider systems, and it’s useful to think through, to know how a change will affect those systems. As you let go of your excess weight, become slim, fit and healthy, […]

Mother’s Day Recipes – Satisfying and Scrumptious (video included)

We are visiting my 93 year-young mother on Mother’s Day. While she lives along, drives and is A-okay in every way, she no longer cooks! (Not that she was much of a cook to being with … oops, don’t tell […]

Mother’s Day: Best Mother Ever Award Goes to …

Tell the truth. Are you a bit cranked out, disillusioned or just plain tired? Are you giving, running, doing until you are dry? If yes, I’d like to encourage you to stop it, right now! There’s no way you can […]

OVERWEIGHT: Will It Kill You?

A new study led by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health reports that hundreds of thousands of deaths each year are due to diet and lifestyle. Below are the numbers of annual deaths in the United States due to […]

Kirstie Alley: A puzzle for these fat times.

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 […]

Boost Your Immune System: Survive Swine Flu

Dramatically Increase Your Ability to Survive Swine Flu Avoid airplanes, subways, confined spaces and BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM!!! Imagine that your immune system is your own personal army. Your troops guard against attacks from ‘alien’ forces, and they defend against […]

The Ultimate Weight Loss Question-The Ultimate ANSWER!

How Can I Lose Weight???!!? I received an email from a reader enquiring, “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 […]

SWINE FLU: Avoid It Like the Plague

A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 100 m.p.h. and then ‘it’ LANDS with a thud on door knobs, hand railings, elevator buttons, grocery carts, telephones … on anything and everything that you mindlessly and automatically touch on […]

Healthy Mindset: Psychology Today Talks with Our Lady of Weight Loss

Chewing the Fat: Susan K. Perry, Ph.D., Creating In Flow blogger for Psychology Today and Janice Taylor, author, blogger, weight loss coach dish the dirt, chew the fat, and talk ‘creative weight loss.’! THE INTERVIEW: Get Creative, Lose Weight, Find […]

Exercise for the Exercise Phobic

KICK ‘em and TWIST ‘em Exercise Tips for Exercise Drop-Outs. Our Lady of Weight Loss wanted me to share some exercise ideas for those of us who are NOT gym bunnies … some creative ideas to loosen us up, get […]

Creative Exercise: Polish Off a Piece of Cake

Want to polish off that piece of cake? Try polishing the dressers instead. Given the amount of running around I do, I barely have enough time to sleep, much less exercise and/or clean. (Plus, I resist – neither activity is […]

How Mean Are YOU?

How mean are you? To others? To yourself? Our Lady of Weight Loss has received hundreds if not thousands of emails from readers who ‘confess’ their self-sabotaging and mean-spirited words … all directed at themselves! Words, thoughts and sentiments that […]

EARTH DAY RECIPES: To Die For Delicious

EARTH DAY RECIPES: EAT GREEN What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to eat environmentally friendly, healthy and green! Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Earth Day recipes feature seasonal fruit, veggies and heaps of good energy! Not your usual […]

Failure is NOT an Option!

Our Lady of Weight Loss wants to know … … Are you afraid to commit to yourself fully? Are you terrified to lose weight, to fully take-in, ingest, go hog wild for your healthy living plan? Are you just plain […]

Scientists: Obesity Causes Global Warming

Oh My … more bad news for those (34% of Americans) who are obese. In a study released by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine scientists found that overweight people emit more carbon emissions than slim […]

Emotional Eating ALERT!!!! YOU Deserve … Cake? Comfort? Love?

People tell me that they “deserve” cake, or a burger or fries, or a binge. They tell me that they have had a stressful day and “deserve” to, in effect, go hog wild! When you use food to comfort yourself, […]

The Pineapple Cure: One Secret Ingredient that YOU Need!

Glory Be! This Beliefnet Blogger is thrilled to report that pineapples, although available year-round, are hitting their sweet peak right now and will continue to do so through early summer! Pineapples are juicy, delicious and good for you, too. They […]

6 Ways to Flow Like Bo: Learn About Creativity and Joy from First Puppy Bo Obama

My friend and colleague, Susan K. Perry and I were discussing how Bo Obama, the first puppy, rollicks on the White House lawn in a natural state of joy, exuberance, with complete abandon; essentially in a constant state of Flow! […]

American Idol: Gay Contestants? Does Anyone Care?

This past weekend, the New York Times published an article by Guy Trebay: American Idol’s Big Tease. Guy Trebay writes: “You are Adam Lambert, the contestant widely tipped as a favorite to be the next winner of “American Idol.” And […]

Our Lady of Rebirth

Today’s Weight Loss Art* is inspired by the spring. Flowers, beauty, new birth … and love. She is lovely! I give you Our Lady of Rebirth! Fat-Melting Links: The Spring Time Express: time to melt the fat as we turn […]

My Arse Hurts (and it’s expanding)

This is a favorite of mine; something that Kick in the Tush Club members look forward to receiving! Something you might want to consider on Easter Day (and the days that follow) … … here follows some vital Eastern Candy […]

How to STOP Eating!

I know that nighttime eating is a prob … (oops, almost said problem) … it’s a challenge for many of us, so I thought I would share my number one secret as to how to stop eating at the end […]

Governor Paterson Declares War … on Obesity

Oh Goody! Just what we needed; another War! There’s the War on Terror, War on Poverty, War on Drugs … and now the War on Obesity! Governor Paterson announced in a recent press release that he is declaring “War on […]

WALK: Relieve Constipation, Cure Impotence

Today is National Walking Day. In commemoration of this day, here follows … … The Benefits of Walking by Janice Taylor (excerpt from her best-selling book, Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of […]

Reduce Belly Fat: The Happiness Diet

How to Kick-Start Your Pursuit of Happiness by Janice Taylor As a life coach and author, I have worked with thousands of people who are searching for their life happiness. My work is to move them toward their authentic selves, […]

Dancing With the Stars: Lil’ Kim & Her Buddha Board

I am a Pop Junkie (which is far better than a Junk Food Junkie, or a Gossip Junkie, or a Junkie Junkie). Therefore, when Lil’ Kim … who sent a shout out to her prison-mates on the first or second […]

Banana Bread or a Banana Smooth: You Choose!

Just yesterday, one of my star clients (you’re all stars, truly) ‘confessed’ that she’d had some very ripe bananas in the house, and so she ‘had’ to make banana bread. Whoa! “HAD TO?” Make “Banana Bread?” And then … eat […]

The Weight Loss HAIKU Challenge

Haiku, a traditional form of Japanese poetry, is a 17-syllable verse form consisting of three metrical units of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. In Japanese, this convention is a must, but in English, which has variation in the length of […]

Star Jones: Addict, Depressed and Honest.

I’ve not been a fan of Star Jones, but I am now.I tuned into Oprah yesterday: “Fat to Thin (and possibly back again) In the Public Eye” (my title; not Oprah’s), which featured Valerie Bertinelli, Marie Osmond and Star Jones. […]

The Power of Gray: Six Succulent, Money-Making, Winning Ways to Power Up

I consider myself an optimistic person. When I was a very little girl the movie Pollyanna hit the screens and I loved it, and I took it in on a cellular level. Pollyanna starred Jane Wyman (Ronald Regan’s ex-wife), Karl […]

QUIZ: How Optimistic Are You? (on a NOT so great morning!)

I am uncharacteristically in a ‘bad’ mood. I woke up at 3:45 a.m. with a banger of a headache; my husband has the flu and is coughing up a storm (I sure hope I don’t catch it), and when I […]

Portion Control: What Is a Serving Size?

Size Matters! In a survey commissioned by the American Institute for Cancer Research, 78% of respondents said that eating certain types of food while avoiding others was more important to their weight loss efforts than eating less food. Wrong! By […]

Sunday Puzzle: Tune In * Turn On * Drop Out …

Tune In * Turn On * Drop Out … We are about to travel back to the ’60s. Get your Flower Power sign, your tied-dyed T-shirt out of storage (or borrow your parents’)! Get ready to “Tune In” … again!Hair […]

Earth Hour Las Vegas (video)

dFor those who participated in Earth Hour (and for those who did not) here follows a link to Earth Hour Las Vegas, as well as Earth Hour Kuwait, San Francisco and more! Videos galore!For more green, energy saving ideas …… […]

Grow Your Own. Boost Your Mood.

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. So what better thing to do than to grown your own Kitchen Herb […]

Idol Breakfast: Adam Lambert and Eggs

We all know how important it is to start the day RIGHT. With a healthy breakfast, a happy thought and some music to sway to!While chopping onions for this incredibly delicious baked egg dish, listen to Adam Lambert sing Smokey […]

Turn Off Your Lights: Earth Hour-a global event

On Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 8:30 p.m. EDT, I am taking part in Earth Hour-a global event in which millions of people will turn out their lights to make a statement of concern about our planet and climate change. […]

Is Splenda Safe?

I’ve been hearing a lot of bad buzz about Splenda. “Many body-conscious people opt for artificial sweeteners instead of sugar when they want to satisfy their sweet tooth. Splenda is a common choice. What is Splenda? It’s a mixture of […]

David Letterman Marries: Shared Stress?

David Letterman married his long-time main squeeze Regina Lasko. Will marriage change them? Will all this publicity add stress to their relationship? Janice Taylor, Life & Happiness Coach, has some tips on how to talk it out when you and […]

Mt Redoubt: Is Your Inner Volcano Erupting?

This morning’s hot topic (literally and figuratively)… “Alaska’s Mt. Redoubt volcano erupted late Monday and early Tuesday in “four large explosions,” sending an ash plume an estimated 50,000 feet into the air, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported.” … brought to […]

Dog’s Listen: Your Sunday Puzzle

This week’s Our Lady of Weight Loss jigsaw puzzle was inspired by the Jewish proverb … “No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.” For tips on how to listen … go to: Listen Up! For […]

How to Make an AFFIRMATION CONTAINER (and change your life)!

An affirmation is a form of auto-suggestion a.k.a. self-hypnosis, in which a statement is made about the future in the present tense, as if it had already happened in the past. Yes, that’s right. Repeat, please … An affirmation is […]

Just Listen

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

THE COLOR GREEN: Sound Judgment. Stability. St. Patrick.

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and this blogger is curious how the color green is going to affect her day. The Psychodynamics of Green by Janice Taylor Color can create balance and harmony within us, on all levels: physical, mental, emotional […]

Diet Cheat Sheet: Tips Plain n’ Simple

One of the Kick in the Tush Club members and participant of the Fill Up On Happiness e-diet coaching program wrote me and asked for a few simple diet tips. Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I am loving […]

Go Green: The St. Patrick’s Day Diet

Today’s jiggy jigsaw puzzle is inspired by St. Patrick’s Day! And the puzzle is complete with a green, St. Patty’s inspired diet recipe. More to come! (Turkey) Bacon and Cabbage Soup (original recipe called for Irish Bacon, but hey, this […]

How to Make 1001 Friends

It’s official!!! I have 1,001 friends! AMAZING!!! True – many of my new friends are ‘virtual’ friends; people with whom I communicate on-line and not necessarily in person. Nevertheless, a friend is a friend, and I am grateful to call […]

Kelly Clarkson’s Weight Gain

My, my … the tongues sure are a waggin’! The amount of stories on the web about Kelly Clarkson’s weight gain/ and the “is she pregnant?” queries this morning is ridiculous! Nevertheless, I feel compelled to add my two cents. […]

Out for Blood? Blood Orange Recession Proof Recipes, that is.

Whether or not you have had the pleasure of cutting into a perfectly ripe blood orange and experienced its ruby juices squirting out, dripping down and soaking into its skin, followed by a taste explosion, or not, you will love […]

Increase Energy: 4 Simple, Fast and Easy Ways to Say Yes to Life

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

Money Matters: How to Get America’s Energy and Economy Flowing Freely Again

There is no doubt that we are in crisis. And yes, President Obama has assembled a kick-tush team of experts, and while these experts are diligently working day and night to implement a stimulus package to re-kindle the economy, I […]

1959 Barbie Commercial! First EVER. VIDEO

I just LOVE this commercial! It’s so 1959!!! Happy Birthday, Barbie.More about Barbie, Midge, Ken and Allan! Spread the word … NOT the icing!Janice———————————————————————————-Janice Taylor is a Life & Happiness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, […]

Barbie Turns 50

Happy Birthday BARBIE! Dear Barbie, I miss you, Barbie. I really do, and I apologize for abruptly packing you and Ken up into your dollhouse and selling you to the kid down the street for movie and gasoline money. What […]

10 Tips: Happiness Centered Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss takes a happiness centered approach to weight loss. It is her mission to make weight loss fun … to make weight loss a joyful experience. Here follows ten of her top tips that she feels […]

Dr. Seuss Birthday: Green Eggs and Ham Recipe!

It’s a YUM MONDAY!!!!… Snowing like MAD in NYC and it’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday! What an awesome combo.In honor of the great Dr. Seuss here follows my infamous GREEN EGGS n’ HAM Recipe! (See below for more recipe links to […]

Our Lady of Lent : What are you giving up?

Morning All, I am inspired by the emails that I am receiving from y’all telling me what you are giving up and/or adding to your lives during Lent (the 40-day liturgical season that begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes at […]

Want to Lose Weight? Then … READ THIS!

CALORIES RULE The largest-ever controlled study of weight-loss methods was published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. More than 800 overweight adults were assigned to one of four diets that reduced calories through a variety of combinations. […]

Financial Crisis: 5 Money Rituals that Increase Cash Flow

In these financial tight times, Our Lady of Weight Loss requested that I share her 5 favorite money rituals with you. She feels confident that these rituals will not only keep the money flowing and returning to you, but will […]

Financial Crisis Aside: The Power of the Presidential Smile

I watched the President’s address last night and wow! I could not help but to be positively and happily affected by all the infectious smiles from both sides of the aisle – in particular both President Obama’s smile and Vice […]

Pancakes Today: Lent Tomorrow

Batter Up!!! Pancake Tuesday known also as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, is celebrated the day before the beginning of Lent. This is the time that we remember the forty days that Jesus spent in the desert. It is also […]

Fear of Losing

A TASTY TIDBIT from the “Fill Up On Happiness e-Diet CURE.” Before you can fill up on happiness, you need to clear out the cobwebs. Join with us as we declutter our minds, physical environments and bodies and make room […]

CURE Fear of Fat! (jigsaw puzzle included)

Do You Suffer From: FatSuitAphobia??? by Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach/Weight Loss Artist As you know, I have created a program called “Fill Up On Happiness e-diet.” It’s a kick-tush e-coaching program that will blow the fat cells right out […]

Lethal Drug Combinations! Can Your RX Kill You?

According to a study published by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, about 51.5 million of the 3 billion prescriptions filled in the United States each year contain some sort of error. That averages out to 4 out […]

Forget Bristol Palin: It’s TEA Time!

Time to take a break from Bristol Palin talking about how abstinence is not possible, the Chimp Attack and the Ashera Cat (I want one, too! Only $22,000), and join with me for a tea time break! The Cheshire Cat: […]

STUMP Wins It ALL: 5 Life Lessons From A Sussex Spaniel (video)

The odds were against Stump, the ten-year-old Sussex Spaniel, who won the 133rd annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show. AGAINST the ODDS:For one thing STUMP is OLD, a senior in dog years – 10. He re-emerged from retirement after taking […]

Recession Proof Your Life: STRESS BUSTERS

Are you stressed? Irritable? Having trouble sleeping? Do you feel like screaming? Crying? Eating??? You are NOT alone! In these stressful times, it’s essential to have an arsenal of coping mechanisms at hand – other than food. I mean, really, […]

Janice & Dr. Norris Weigh-In: Hungry for LAUGHTER?

Continuing the Dr. Norris and Janice ‘blog-O-sation’ … … Dr. Norris says, “OK. Stop. I’m all into making weight loss fun, but I need to get serious now. IS WHAT YOU’RE HUNGRY FOR … HEALTH? … or PLEASURE?” I don’t […]

Janice & Dr. Norris Weigh-In: What are YOU hungry for?

Hey Y’all …. Dr. Norris Chumley and this blogger were chatting last week on the phone (yup, on the phone – tre retro!), and we thought it would be fun to dish the dirt, chew the fat, blog-to-blog from time-to-time. […]

Get Jiggy with Our Lady (a puzzle): February LOVE … March MADNESS

It’s February 1. Hip Hip Hooray … the days are getting longer; the sun is feeling warmer and hope is in the air!!! February is a month of LOVE! Enjoy this week’s Get Jiggy with OLofWL Puzzle! Spread the word […]

The Lemon … 15 More Secrets! (shhhh … don’t tell)

You may remember that this Beliefnet blogger wrote about LEMONS just last week! Lemons: Antidote to What Ails You! And now … Beliefnet continues the lemon story with a spectacular gallery: 15 Hidden Health Secrets of Lemon – sure to […]

Want to FEEL BETTER, LOOK YOUNGER and GET A RAISE???

One of the best things you can do for yourself and for everyone around you is to smile. Smiling brings oxygen to your brain, immediately makes you feel better, and sends out comforting messages to others. Smiling pulls people in […]

Obama Eats and Pays … recession proof recipe included

Dig it! The President pays for his own food!!! Did you know that the first family pays for their own foods? True! The first family can pick whatever snacks they want and ask the chef to prepare the foods that […]

Your NOT To Do List

People often ask me, “How do you do it all?” To which I respond, “What makes you think I do it all? I don’t. I can’t remember the last time I cleaned, for goodness sake.” Here’s how to clear your […]

BECAUSE: A Mighty Powerful Convincer

BECAUSE, YOU SAID SO!!! Chew on this: Which of the following three sentences is most likely to get you a raise? a. Boss, I’ll quit if I don’t get a raise. b. Boss, I need a raise now, please …[and […]

Dear Oprah, Why Do YOU Want to Be Fat?

Dear Oprah, I am excited that you are launching your “Best Life” series this week. I have ‘inked’ your various shows and webinars on my calendar and plan to have pen and paper at hand to take notes. I am […]

Happiness Is A Size 14 (for British Women) … and YOU?

Hot off the pancake griddle, from the TELEGRAPH, UK. “According to a new study by cereal brand Special K, women who wear a British size 14 (US equivalent size 12) are the happiest with their life and looks. Girls who […]

EMOTIONAL EATING: 3-Step Cure

What is the single most common, biggest, most overwhelming and likely to occur challenge when it comes to weight loss? Emotional Eating! It takes more than a good plan, good intentions, and basic nutritional information to override the emotional tsunamis […]

Eat and Be Happy: Foods that Boost Your Happy Neurotransmitters

Serotonin, Dopamine and Norepinephrine by Janice Taylor As we head off to the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feasts of plenty, I thought it might be useful to know what foods bring forth the best feelings. Yes, foods change the […]

Grace Eventually: The Mozzarella Stuffed Pretzel Story (God works in mysterious ways.)

Yesterday was one of those days. At approximately 7:30 a.m. my 92 year-young mother, Harriet, called me and said, “I’m going to the hospital in about twenty minutes. I called the super to take me; I’m not up to driving […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss: The 10 Holiday Commandments (downloadable)

Ho, Ho – Hold on there! I know … it’s easy to throw your hands up in the air and say, “It’s okay. It’s the holidays. I’ll straighten up and eat right in January.” But will you get a handle […]

Oprah: 200 Pounds and Embarrassed? Let it go, you’re the Big O!!!

Some time ago, I wrote Oprah a letter and posted it on her website. “Dear Oprah,” I wrote, “If I can permanently remove over 50 pounds, so can you. Why don’t you come and visit with me. Stay a week. […]

Recession Proof Laughs: Cheap and Easy

Slim Down While You Laugh It Up! by Janice Taylor Did you know that laughter~ * Reduces levels of certain stress hormones. * Boosts the immune system. * May lead to hiccupping but will dislodge mucus plugs from the respiratory […]

Weight Loss Tip: What IS a Calorie?

I queried my posse of nutrition-minded friends. “What IS a calorie?” While most people know what a calorie does – gives us energy, fuels us, and sometimes if we eat enough of them, adds weight to our bodies – they’re […]

Rude Remarks: How to Handle the Weight Loss Saboteur

Under Attack!! Rude Remarks that Ruffle My Feathers by Janice Taylor Every so often, someone says something to me about my newly found thinness that is upsetting and sends me reeling. (Yes, it’s been seven years since I permanently removed […]

Back on the Wagon NOW: 13 Small and Easy Steps

13 Small and Easy Steps that Will Get YOU Back on the Wagon NOW Do NOT Give Up! I promise you that it is totally okay that you overate this weekend. After all, one weekend doth not a fat person […]

Christmas Diet Motivation (Jig Saw puzzle)

Today’s ‘Get Jiggy’ jigsaw Our Lady of Weight Loss puzzle is inspired by the season! Yes, today is the last day of November … tomorrow is December. The holiday season is here! OH My!!! Are you ready to rock n’ […]

Thanksgiving Leftovers: The Big-Fat Guilt-Free Turkey Sandwich

Want to eat your Thanksgiving leftovers and “get back on the wagon” at the same time? I realize that the day after is almost, if not more fun, than Thanksgiving Day itself! After all, you’ve been looking forward to that […]

Holiday Diet Tip: Who Wants to GAIN A POUND Today?

Did you know that the average Thanksgiving dinner ranges from 2000 to 4500 calories? Did you know that one pound equals 3500 calories? Did you want to gain a pound today? Thanksgiving can be a real challenge for those of […]

The Best Ever Thanksgiving Survival Guide to Mental Health

How to survive Thanksgiving? Get through it without gaining 7 pounds of excess weight and 20 pounds of family baggage? Just follow these 10 tips and enjoy! The Best Ever Thanksgiving Survival Guide to Mental Health 1. Manage Your Expectations. […]

Holiday Blues: Turn a Thankful Cheek

Got the Holiday Blues? You’re not alone! Truth be told, the holidays are a tossed salad of emotions: happiness, sadness, anger, frustration, hunger, loneliness, joy, love, gratitude and loss – oh and the dressing is stress! True enough! Now that […]

Holiday Stress: Antidote

Want to make the holiday fun, memorable and alleviate holiday stress? How would you like to trade in feelings of overwhelm and holiday stress (which I admit are mounting by the second for me. YIKES! There are only 7 days […]

Lean Cuisine Recall: Plastic in Your Bow Ties?

Lean Cuisine Deadly? I’m a bit unnerved (to say the least) that plastic has been found in Lean Cuisine’s chicken dinners and that the Department of Agriculture deems this a Class I Recall; Health Risk HIGH alert. “The meals,” they […]

Christmas Tip #13: Ward off Cravings, Bingeing and Depression

It is particularly important to go into the ‘light’ during this time of year, when the sun sets earlier and earlier and we are less likely to get out. Too little sun light can activate cravings for fatty, high-calorie foods […]

VIDEO Christmas Tip #12: Filling Up On Happiness

I was recently talking to one of my star coaching clients (each and everyone of you a star in your own way). Betty (the names have been changed to protect the innocent) said, “I know I should fill up on […]

Christmas Tip #11: The Family “Fat” (not like the family jewels)

We know that obesity is a growing epidemic among adults and children, leading to increases in serious illness including diabetes. For the first time, our children’s life span may be shorter than ours. How frightening is that? And yet, we […]

Christmas Diet Tip #10: One Simple Step to Eating Less

>Are you listening to what I’m saying? Are you reading what I’m writing? Are you picking up what I’m putting down? Because I know I’ve said this before, covered this topic (as have other healthy living gurus), but there is […]

Christmas Diet Tip #9: Masticate Your Food … Chew On!

As my mother loves to say, “Masticate your food!” She’s got great delivery, and always gets a laugh. And she’s got a point. As we chew each mouthful at least 20-25 times, we break down the food into small particles […]

Christmas Diet Tip #8: Keeping Perspective

Keeping Perspective: It’s NOT about your FAT; it’s about YOUR LIFE! Your weight, your diet, your exercise plan is just one slice of your life pie. Permanent weight loss is about living a balanced life. It’s about looking at all […]

Christmas Diet Tip #5: Trigger Foods

We all know that keeping a food diary is hugely important in the land of successful weight loss. And whilst it is important to record what you have eaten and how much you have eaten each and every day, you […]

Christmas Diet Tip #4: Choosing A Food Plan

Here’s what you need to know and think about before choosing your food plan! 3,500 calories equals 1 pound It’s scientific! No matter how you slice it, dice it, package it or name it, 3,500 calories cut is one pound […]

Christmas Diet Tip #3: 5 Steps to Kill the Sugar Craving

Now that Halloween is behind us (yes, my butt is bigger, too), I hope we can take a more “measured” look at sugar. For the record, this diet guru permanently removed over 50 pounds 7 years ago, and YES, Janice […]

Christmas Diet Tip: Eating Slowly Translates to Pounds Lost

Are you worried that Halloween will turn into a two-month binge? Are you feeling anxious that the holiday season kick-off is upon us? Are you concerned that you might gain weight? Here is One Thing YOU CAN Do Today that […]

HALLOWEEN: Is Candy calling your name?

Ghosts, Goblins, Gremlins … Candy … oh My! by Janice Taylor Tomorrow is Halloween! Is “Candy” calling your name? She sure is a seductress! What to do? Change your name and then … Think Ahead! Curb the Sugar Cravings. On […]

Weight Loss Tip: Clean Out the Cabinets NOW.

You CAN’T LOSE IT … TILL YOU’VE LOST IT! … Clean out your cabinets NOW with Janice Taylor! I’m going to give it to you straight! There is no such thing as WILL POWER … there is only WANT POWER. […]

13 Ways to Transform Your Life

Life Lessons Janice Taylor learned from her own life-changing leap of faith five years ago. By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for a Free Consult) Hi everyone … […]

Got the ‘Burnt Out Blues?’ Feel Better In Under 15 Minutes

YES! YOU CAN … Move from Crappola to Incredible … from Rung Out Dish Rag to Woo Hoo Happy in Under 15 Minutes. by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write […]

Weight Loss Tip: The Perfect Snack

The Good Seed by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for FREE LIFE Consult!) Are you in search of a low-cal, low-fat, long lasting, healthy and satisfying treat that […]

Six Quick Steps to Self-Love (and a quick steppin’ video)

Be Brave: Boost Self-Love by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, syndicated columnist, seminar leader & 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for free life consult.)When I was a kid, I proudly showed my grandma my spelling test … […]

Breakfast and a Movie

NO BREAKFAST? Are you kidding? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-Pound BIG-Time-LOSER! (Write Janice for Free Life Consult).TRUE or FALSE? Skipping breakfast aids weight loss. Maybe y’all think that if you […]

The Flower Remedy: Lose Weight Now

Flower Power: Visual, Smell & Taste – A Complete Diet Package! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for free consult) The taste and pleasure we derive from eating is linked […]

Never On A Sundae Jig Saw Puzzle!

Get Out the Vote Jig-Saw Sundae by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound-Big-Time-Loser! (Write Janice for a Free Consult!) This week’s JigSaw Sundae is inspired by the importance of this election. […]

BREATHE DEEP: Lose Weight

Your Breath, Your Metabolism, Your Weight by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for free consult) Our weight depends on a complicated blend of variables – from […]

Emotional Eating Bail Out

Leave Your Rage On the Page by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound big-time-loser! (Write Janice for free consult) In these particularly precarious and nerve-wracking times of Wall Street meltdowns, […]

Relationship Rescue: Sharing Stress with Your Loved One

Sharing Stress with Your Main Squeeze by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for a Free Consult!) You are stressed to your last nerve. Things are piling up […]

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