Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

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

Art Avocado Angel2.jpgIt 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 on multiple levels. I love that she called her grandmother GaGa, and while GaGa wasn’t the typical cookie baking grandma, she did turn out a mean Osso Bucco, and she was committed to wearing deep red lipstick. A woman after my own heart. Holly sweetly brought GaGa to life.
Holly encouraged us to remember our families, loved ones, those who have come and gone. And so I did. I stopped and sat and remembered … my brother who died two short years ago from Pancreatic cancer, my father who left us a few days after September 11. The word loss floated before me.
The dictionary meaning of loss is “to be deprived of something or someone.” It is a failure to keep or get something valued.
I now know that there is no loss in death, because we were left a treasure that has lasting power. Let us remember all that we have gained this week. All the magic, the song, the dance, the movies, the books, the smiles and the angels.
Visit Holly’s GaGa and leave a note of rememberance.
More Living!
Michael Jackson: A piece of the puzzle.
Michael Jackson: The complexity of being human.
In Need of Comfort Food?
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice

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Depressed, Stressed and Overweight?

dog breaths.jpgFeeling stressed? Depressed? Overweight? Help is on the way! Janice Taylor, Beliefnet blogger brings word to you from the far side … Australia!
A new Queensland University of Technology study suggests that breathing can be a highly effective alternative to drugs when treating anxiety and depression.
As we know, anxiety and depression often lead to emotional eating, which results in weight gain! Researchers explain: In response to stress and trauma, people tend to hold their breath which reduces Serotonin production in the brain! Serotonin is known as the ‘happy neurotransmitter’ as it helps to regulate or moods.
Breathing can:
1. Affect our metabolism.
2. Affect the quantity of food we ingest.
3. Make us feel better mentally, physically & emotionally.
4. Calm us.
5. Release endorphins, which help us to feel happy.
6. Enhance our appearance.
7. Make us feel instantly stronger and thinner.
8. Revitalize and energize every cell in our bodies.
9. Increase our energy level.
Breathing has the power to lift our spirits, and aid in our weight loss efforts. Healthy breathing helps us maintain the right balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in our cells, which has a favorable impact on our metabolism and our moods!
Jon Kabat-Zinn, University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care Center, says “Every breath, actually, is a release not only of air, but all the pent-up energy in the body. Every in-breath can be restoration or revitalization, and every out-breath a letting-go of anxiety or anger or tension or irritability.”
Dr. Andrew Weill offers some simple breathing techniques.
More on breathing it away:
7 Ways to Chant, Pray and Breathe It Away!
Feeling Blue? A Mood Lift
Oprah’s Book Club! Fill up on great reading!
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice

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Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal an OPRAH BOOK CLUB pick: Summer 2009 – Buy NOW!
Join the Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Write Janice Taylor, Health & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound big-time-loser for an introductory one-on-one coaching session.
Visit Our Lady of Weight Loss.
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Michael Jackson: A piece of the puzzle.

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“There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.” ~ Deepak Chopra
Here follows today’s jigsaw puzzle, created by me for you. Something to work on and play with as you might wonder about life and death, forgiveness, compassion, love and song.
Michael Jackson – A piece of the puzzle.
by Janice Taylor
Health & Wellness Coach
Weight Loss Artist/Author …
… and – A piece of the puzzle.
More Sunday reading.
Michael Jackson: The complexity of life.
Oprah’s Summer Reading 2009: Our Lady of Weight Loss – A MUST READ!!!
Overweight? Will it kill you?
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice

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Follow Janice on Twitter and/or Facebook!
Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal an OPRAH BOOK CLUB pick: Summer 2009 – Buy NOW!
Join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Write Janice Taylor, Health & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound big-time-loser for an introductory one-on-one coaching session.
Visit Our Lady of Weight Loss.
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Oprah’s Book Club: Summer Reading 2009 – Our Lady of Weight Loss!

Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat RemovalIt’s official!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal by Beliefnet.com blogger Janice Taylor is one of Oprah’s picks for Summer Reading 2009.
Special thanks to Kick in the Tush Club member Adriana for forwarding me Oprah’s newsletter that featured Our Lady of Weight Loss along side the rest of her summer picks.
I couldn’t be more delighted, as you can well imagine. Our Lady of Weight Loss was and is a labor of love. I want to share my tips, tricks, recipes and my secrets to my own 50 pound weight loss with as many people as possible. I was heavy my entire life – a fat kid, weighing in at 112 pounds at 8 years-old – yo-yo’ing from that point forward.
Permanently removing 50 pounds (gone now for 8 years!) is a miracle! Here’s what Oprah had to say about Our Lady of Weight Loss…
“It takes a kooky kind of genius to turn weight loss into an art project, and Taylor’s soaking in it. Six years ago, she began to turn food into collages and dioramas. She shed 50 pounds in the process and has kept it off. See if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ Oprah’s Book Club, Summer Reading 2009
… If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, do so!!! You will love it.
Platterfuls of gratitude for your support!
More food for thought:
Fat to Thin: Step out of your fat suit and into life!
Weight Loss Wisdom: Stuck on chocolate.
How Do You Stop YOURSELF?
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice

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Janice Taylor is a Health & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER!
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“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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