Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

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!
For more motivation and inspiration, join the
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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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Michael Jackson: The complexity of being human.

As reports begin to filter in on the behind the scenes life of Michael Jackson, his alleged addiction to Demerol (a narcotic painkiller) and possible cause of death, his rumored marriage to Rwaramba (the children’s nanny), the number of plastic surgery procedures undergone, his court appearances regarding his alleged inappropriate behavior with young boys, his shyness and insecurities, and his undeniable talent – on a level that comes but once in a lifetime – that has been and will continue to be a meaningful part of our lives, one does wonder about the complexity of the human being and what it is all about.
The meaning of life has been the subject of much philosophical, religious, scientific and spiritual debate throughout history. And in this time of death, we find ourselves wondering …
… “Why are we here?”
… “Do we have a soul?”
… “What happens when we die?”
… “Do we have a purpose?”
… “Why is happiness so complicated?”
… “What is the meaning of life?”

I wouldn’t presume to have the answers to these questions, although I suspect that we are often barking up the wrong tree.

Alice came to a fork in the road. “Which road do I take?” she asked.
“Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire cat.
“I don’t know,” Alice answered.
“Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.”
~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


In this moment of reflection, which death often provides, I offer you some thoughts from some of our most respected and best philosophers, writers and just plain folk that may help us find our way.

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~ Henry David Thoreau
The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you’ve gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you’ve gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you’ve gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him? ~ Chuang Tzu
Life has the name of life, but in reality it is death. ~ Heraclitus, Eustathius ad Iliad
It requires a great deal of faith for a man to be cured by his own placebos. ~John L. McClenahan
You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. ~ C S Lewis


More thought provoking articles:
The Art of Imperfection
Stressed? 7 ways to chant and pray it away.
The Power of Affirmations!
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice

Interested in Our Lady’s art (illustrated by Janice Taylor?
Curious about one-on-one coaching?
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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!
For more motivation and inspiration, join the
Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
“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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The No Diet Way: Table Tips & Slim Down Tricks

Sunflower LadySet Your Table for Change!
Here are some great fat melting tips from Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Arsenal for Mass Reduction … and an excellent excuse (or reason) to go shopping!
Use dark, small plates! Studies show that people will eat whatever is put in front of them and, in fact, they are actually left feeling more satisfied when using salad sized plates instead of dinner plates. In addition, using dark plates diminishes appetite.
In keeping with the ‘keep me in the dark’ theme, opt for a dark blue or black tablecloth or place-mats.
Use tall, skinny drinking glasses (vs. short and wide glasses). Researchers at the University of Illinois found that we will pour less into tall, skinny glasses than short and wide glasses, even though they hold the same amount of liquid.
Fill two vases with fresh flowers. The first for your dining room table – to create a beautiful and relaxing experience. Choose flowers that delight and feed your soul. The second one should be filled with fresh RED flowers and placed in the entrance to your home. The red flowers with infuse you with energy upon entering and inspire you to cook up something fabulous on your clean stove. (It is clean, isn’t it? Clean stoves give off good energy.)
Candles are always a nice touch for the table. Watch the flames flicker. Hypnotize yourself. “I am feeling quite sated now with one perfectly sized plate of delicious food.”
More from Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Arsenal of Mass Reduction:
Belly Fat Cure
In need of Comfort Food?
Top 10 Tips on How to Be Fabulous
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice

Interested in Our Lady’s art (illustrated by Janice Taylor?
Curious about one-on-one coaching?
Follow Janice on Twitter:
Facebook!
Janice Taylor is a Health & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER!
For more motivation and inspiration, join the
Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
ART heart.jpg about Janice

Elizabeth Hasselbeck: Accused of plagiarizing diet book

Did you hear? Elizabeth Hasselbeck, co-host of ABC’s The View, and author the diet book “The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide” is being sued for copyright infringement by Susan Hassett. Hassett says that Hasselbeck helped herself to substantial portions, pieces, parts, and lists of heavily researched information from her self-published book “Living with Celiac Disease,” which Hassett kindly sent her in April 2008, when she heard that Hasselbeck had Celiac Disease.
The complaint reads that Ms. Hasselbeck’s book, The G-Free Diet, “includes dozens of paraphrased as well as word for word regurgitations of phrases and scrupulously researched factual data entries” and “utilizes a virtually identical order and format of 13 chapters.”
Hasselbeck’s attorney made a statement. ” . . . . there is no basis for the allegations in the Complaint as published in the press. Ms. Hasselbeck worked diligently and tirelessly on her book and is disappointed in this attempt to discredit her work and her ability to bring this important message to the public.”
More celebrity weight:
Kirstie Alley: Stuck in a fat suit?
Is Oprah hypnotizing you?
Star Jones: Depressed. Addict. Honest.
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice

Interested in Our Lady’s art (illustrated by Janice Taylor?
Curious about one-on-one coaching?
Follow Janice on Twitter:
Facebook!
Janice Taylor is a Health & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER!
For more motivation and inspiration, join the
Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
ART heart.jpg about Janice

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