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Self-Care : Selfish? Self-Indulgent? Necessary?

People tell me that there’s just no time to take care of their self. People say that there’s no time to do the things that they need to do to be fully happy and healthy. They tell me that they […]

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10 Simple Steps: How to Survive a Tough Day

I was working with a client this morning who happened to be having a particularly tough day.  She was suffering. As we did our best to unpack, look at and ultimately work through her suffering; she let it go, which […]

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Coach Yourself Thinnish: Expect a Miracle

If there was a miracle tonight, as in right now, how would you know? If there was a miracle tonight, perhaps unfolding in all its glory while you were sleeping, and you woke up to a world to your specifications, […]

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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Showing Up Matters!

How will YOU Show UP Today?  How will YOU Create Your Today?  Weight questions, indeed! While food is obviously an integral part of permanent weight removal (a.k.a. weight loss, slimming down), the secret to your success is heavily linked to […]

Puzzled? Go Outside, Smell the Dirt, Be Happy!

Have you ever heard of ART? Not as in art that artists create, or Art as in Art Garfunkel, but rather ART a.k.a. Attention Restoration Theory? ART asserts that people can mull over, chew over, focus and contemplate more keenly […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Strengthen Your Immune System

The Journal of the American Medical Association tells us that writing about stressful situations, stressful life events, even the stressors of daily living helps to reduce symptoms of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, and the effects of writing are long lasting. […]

#OneWord Thursday: 11 #Energy Quotes – Energize, Invigorate and Strengthen

Often, when I ask, “What will losing weight give you that you wouldn’t otherwise have?” people answer, “energy.”  I suspect that we’d all like to remove whatever is mucking up, blocking, getting in the way (weigh) of, stopping our energy […]

Simple Weight Loss: 10 Ways to Curb, Conquer and Control Nighttime Eating

In their infinite wisdom, Beliefnet.com has published a spectacular gallery piece (if I say so myself) that features 10 Ways to Curb, Conquer and Control Nighttime Eating, which is a weighty topic, for sure!  Many people say that they stay […]

Click Yourself THINNISH: How to Melt Fat Fast !!!

This week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle is inspired by the oh-so-mighty weight loss tool, the BathTub where Our Lady of Melt Fat Fast also known as Our Lady of Fast Melting Fat (which do you prefer?) (Cousin to […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Sugar Addict?

Sugar Addict?  Sugar addiction is no joke. For many years, researchers and doctors did not believe that you could get hooked on an innocent piece of candy or sugar-filled cookie, but now studies that scientists have been compiling over the […]

Puzzled? Be a Foto-Food Journalist! Lose Weight!

While thumbing through old photos with Our Lady of Weight Loss at my side, I came across “Food Journal Apples,” which I snapped while sitting on a bench in front of ABC Carpets (New York City store that inspires. If […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: How will losing weight affect…all things NOT you?

What effect will losing weight have on the wider systems in your life?  Wider systems include but are not limited to family, friends, work, neighborhood. No man is an island, Entire of itself … John Donne It is true, no-(wo)man […]

Weighty Confession: Aspirin and a Loaf of Bread

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss, Forgive Me, For I Have Sinned! I woke up with a killer headache. For whatever reason, I stumbled into the kitchen for relief (aspirin and a loaf of bread, a mighty combo?).  There it […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Seconds Anyone? Back-on-the-Bandwagon Baked Beans

Yesterday afternoon, I decided to try out a new vegan “chicken” dish.  I was so sure that it would be great, that I called a few friends and said, “Come on over for dinner.  I’m making a vegan meal and […]

Best Weight Loss Tip: 20 Minutes Heaven or Hell…You Decide!

Did you know?  It takes 20 minutes before our brain catches up to our stomach and realizes that it’s full.  When we down the vittles fast, our brain doesn’t realize that we’ve ingested 800 calories (or more) in under three […]

Chewing the Fat: What’s Your Worst Thing Ever?

Dear OLofWL (a.k.a. Janice), Yesterday was truly an awful day, and I realized that if I want to permanently lose weight, then I must follow the Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s “bite it/write it” rule. In other words, “If I […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Are You a Food Victim?

Definition of a victim:  a person to whom life happens. ~ Peter McWilliams Are You a Food Victim???  I hesitate to use the word “victim,” because it is such a strong word. But I’ve just got to ask … are […]

Best Weight Loss Tips: Are You Okay? Really?

If you spend the day (all of it or any part of it) pretending that you are happy when you are not, pretending to fit in when you don’t, pretending to be okay when you are not okay, I’d like […]

#IAmSuffering – Are You?

Are You Suffering? The ‘agreed upon reality’ is that in order for you to lose weight that you must suffer. The consensus of opinion is that slimming down requires an inordinate amount of effort, self-discipline, and tremendous effort.  Ugh! Yes? […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How Seriously Selfish Are You?

Tushkateers, Seriously, how selfish are you?  Because…People tell me that they just don’t have time to take care of themselves; they say that there’s no time to do things that they need to do for themselves to be fully happy […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Platters of Punishment vs. Forgiveness: You Decide!

Dear Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) and devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss,  A show of hands, please!  How many of us have been known to scoff down one piece of cake, beat ourselves up, […]

Feed Your Soul: How to Make Better Choices

Sometimes we do things, both consciously and unconsciously, that we imagine will soothe, comfort and feed our souls, while in fact, they do not.   Instead, these acts, these experiences that we create knock us off balance; these acts pull us […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: how to…Turn Dreams Into Reality

Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the “right stuff” to turn our dreams into reality. ~ James Womack Greetings Tushkateers,  I hope this KITT Club e-newsletter finds you well on this fabulous wintery morning!  I […]

Puzzled? February: Love Love Love

Our Lady of Weight Loss thought it might be a good idea, a loving idea, to declare February the Month of Love!  Here, the first of her Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw LOVE Puzzles: “Love U” As you click through “Love […]

Quotes to Chew On- New Year: New You? Really? Again?

My email inbox overflows with links to articles and course offerings; variations on a theme: “New Year: New You.”   And I wonder, “A new and improved me? Again? What’s wrong with the old me?  Am I not…Thin enough?  Active enough?  […]

The 10 Commandments: Thou Shalt Drink Enough Water to Frighten Noah

As we happily head out to party, let’s remember to read through, ingest, and practice the 10 Commandments of Holiday Weight Loss graciously and generously presented to us by Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent weight […]

Gratitude: Thanksgiving Side Dish or Main Event?

Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Chanukah, Happy Thanksgiviukkah one and all!!!  As Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and expressing gratitude, I thought I’d reprint a crowd favorite on the benefits of gratitude! Read, ingest, and think gratitude! THE HAPPY, HEALTHY and SLIMMING […]

Tasty Tidbit: One Sound Bite Away from Thin

Are you curious to know how you are one sound bite away from thin?  Or one sound byte away? According to a recent study, Cornell researchers found that people ate less food and enjoyed their food more when the lighting […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Ways to Control and Conquer…Nighttime Eating

Helloooo Tushkateers!    How are you on this most amazing day?  “What’s amazing about it,” you ask?  Well, for one thing, the sun, the clouds, the wind, the birds, the air, the water–all elements are freely flowing–and we get to […]

Weight Loss Tip: Go Square and Lose It?

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 […]

Puzzled? Pig Crosses the Street …

Dear Tushkateers, devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, Beliefnet readers and all who serendipitously happened upon this page, While you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Pig Xing,” remember that Halloween is over and so […]

#OneWord Thursday: How to #Manifest

Are you ready to focus on How to #Manifest what you want, what you really, really want! It’s been the theme of this week and last week for Our Lady of Weight Loss, and me too, and you too?  We […]

Miracle Cure: Walking Backwards Through Life

Looking for a fresh perspective on life?  Me, too!  Here, from Our Lady of Weight Loss a.k.a. Our Lady of Weightlessness, she who believes in the Power of All Things Light, an exercise for you to do that will give […]

9 Platters Full of Autumn Weight Loss Tips

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 […]

Write Away the Pounds: 5 Ways to Weigh Less

The Journal of the American Medical Association tells us that writing about stressful situations, stressful life events, even the stressors of daily living helps to reduce symptoms of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. This is just one study in a growing […]

How Selfish are You? How Heavy is the Guilt?

People say that they simply do not have time to take care of themselves; they have no time to do the things that they need to do to be create happy and healthy lives. They tell me that they can’t […]

Puzzled? About Fatty Acids?

Puzzled?  About Fatty Acids?  Me, too!  As you read through and then click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle consider the benefits of Omega-3. Omega-3 fatty acids (eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexanoic acid (DHA), alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), are […]

#OneWord Thursday: #NeverGiveUp

As promised in my yesterday’s blog post entitled: How the Angel of Defeatism Inspired, which was essentially about “Never Giving Up,” here are 9 quotes to help you to move forward, get on with it, pick up where you left […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 7 Breakfasts

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 26 Tips to Better Sleep

You are Getting Sleepy Report – A recent study conducted by the Harvard Women’s Health Watch reports that sleep difficulties visit 75% of us at least a few nights per week. A short-lived bout of insomnia is nothing to worry […]

#OneWord Thursday: #YOU – 10 Quotes that Uncover, Expose, Manifest the Real You

Is your being Being authentically #you? Have #you tapped into the unconventional, unusual, perhaps outlandish #you; the genuine, bona fide #you? Here, Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert, 50 pound big-time winner (loser), and Our Lady […]

13 Tips: End Childhood Obesity, One Household at a Time

Healthy living, for adults or children alike, isn’t just about the foods that we eat.  It’s about being positive, nurturing relationships, and much more. Here, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert and Our Lady of Weight Loss, […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Acceptance-is the Weigh

Mysterious and magical things happen when we open our hearts and minds; when we see life “as it is;” as it truly is, without judgment, without surrender or resignation, without running away from, without story. Let go of the fight.  […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 #Judgment Quotes: Just How Heavy and Unnecessary?

As a Life Coach and Weight Loss Success Coach, I see, hear and feel people judging themselves and others consistently, continually, constantly, relentlessly in negative, unfair and harmful ways.  #Judgment, Oy! Take heed:  If you want to permanently let go […]

9 tips: How to Lighten Up

When was the last time you had a side-splitting belly laugh?  A tear inducing, stomach aching, diaphragm exercising laugh?  I can tell you when I did, for sure, because I was ever so grateful for it, into it, aware of […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Having Weight Loss Fun Yet? Non-Piggy Bank!

Good Day Tushkateers!  Greetings, Salutations, Happy June and more! Yes, it’s been a few weeks since last we met (via a fully loaded Kick in the Tush Club e-letter)!  There was the Memorial Day weekend; followed by a rather long […]

#OneWord Thursday: Shine a Bright #LIGHT on the #Light Within

Our Lady of Weight Loss, she who shines a bright #light on us as we go “Into the Lite,” and I were discussing “light;” the light within specifically, as well as how to gain access to this light, especially when […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Watermelon Gazpacho

Dig it! Watermelon season is here. From May through-out the summer, the best, sweetest and most delicious fruit ever is readily available. AND at 46 calories per cup, you’re gettin’ a whole lotta bang for your calorie buck! What is […]

Weighty Confession: Platters Full of Punishment

Many of us have been known to scoff down one piece of cake, beat ourselves up, feel rotten to the core, and then have another slice of the Devil’s food to soothe. Our fat cells multiply – our pants tighten […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Obsessed with Food? Enter at your own risk.

Greetings Tushkateers,  Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, and you’ve maxed out on BBQ, burgers, hot dogs and cake in the shape of the flag, I thought you’d be interested in knowing where you can safely retreat to, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 8 Steps to Easy Weight Loss

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 […]

Puzzled? Antioxidant Girl to the Rescue

After celebrating Mother’s Day, happily being wined and dined, desserts at every corner, chocolates galore, I thought it might be a good idea to start the week by clicking through our beloved Weight Loss Hero’s favorite JigSaw Puzzle entitled, Antioxidant […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Quotes to Build #Confidence

Our confidence, or lack of, affects how we experience life, and what actions we take based on that experience.  When we are confident in who we are; when we feel good about ourselves, we make better choices, healthier choices.  We […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The Secret of Life-from Mediocrity to Genius

The ‘burning bush’ was not a miracle. It was a test. God wanted to find out if Moses could pay attention to something for more than a few minutes. When Moses did, God spoke. The trick is to pay attention […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Cinco de Mayo Tacos ‘n Salsa

Last week’s EAT THIS: LOSE WEIGHT recipe featured a delightfully delicious Cinco de Mayo Beans n’ Rice dish.  Not to be missed!  AND a great complement to this week’s EAT THIS: LOSE WEIGHT recipe, Cinco de Mayo Tacos n’ Salsa! […]

#OneWord Thursday: 12 Ways to Breathe In #Morning Happiness

Further my yesterday’s post, “3 Steps to Waking Up Happy,” here today a dozen “morning” quotes that can serve as morning affirmations, as well. Wash your mind with these magically filled, precious morning gems that can help you to tap […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: True Happiness-Embrace Your Imperfections

We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks.  That’s what connects us—that we’re all broken, all beautifully imperfect.  ~ Emilio Estevez Greetings, Salutations, Howdy and Hola Tushkateers, How are y’all doin’ this fabulous day?  Feeling accepting and happy with your SELF?   Based […]

Puzzled? Earth Day Buddha, “Shower with your partner.”

Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Earth Day Buddha,” celebrates Earth Day, an environmental movement that began in 1970. This movement was designed to bring awareness to the importance of taking care of our Earth.  Earth Day led to […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Ribbons of Pesto Pasta

Our Lady of Weight Loss preaches to her friends, family, clients, as well as her devotees that the secret to permanent fat removal, a.k.a. weight loss, is to fill up on, enjoy, get into, and worship (yes, worship) fruits and […]

#OneWord: Does Your Soul Know the Geography of Your #DESTINY?

Is everything predetermined; the beginning as well as the end?  Does your soul know the geography of your destiny?  Are you where you are supposed to be? Does destiny relate to the probable to almost certain future, allowing for change […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: 5 Reasons Why Your Weight is Still a Problem

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 […]

Puzzled? Will It End in Mystery?

“It Began in Mystery; It Will End in Mystery.“ This week’s get jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by the mysterious nature of it all! “…. There are certain times, when, as on the whisper of the wind, there […]

Puzzled? How to Turn a Deaf Ear to Cake

Yesterday, we celebrated my daughter and SIL’s 7th anniversary!  After we had a delightful Thai dinner, we made our way down the road to a Greek cafe for dessert–as in, coffee and cake!  Dum dum dum dummmmmm (for sound effects […]

#OneWord Thursday: End Emotional Eating, Be Here “NOW”

Question: Where are you? Answer:  Here Question:  What time is it? Answer:  Now Emotional eating is rooted in the “unpresent.”  If we could simply live in the moment, in the now, there would be no emotional eating.  When feeding an […]

Dysfunctional Chef: She’s Got a Peanut Butter Jones?

As I am about to head up to Rowe, Massachusetts this morning to teach my weekend workshop entitled “Feed Your Soul: Change Your Weight,” and I am thinking, “What can I pack for the train ride? For lunch, for a […]

#OneWord Thursday: “Identity” – 14 Juicy Quotes to Shape Your Story

Who are you?  What costume do you wear?   What story do you tell yourself about yourself? Who are you?  Really? As I head off to Rowe Camp and Conference Center to lead the workshop entitled “Feed Your Soul: Change Your […]

Puzzled? Dancing Parrots, Flying Roosters

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Dancing Parrots, Flying Roosters,” was inspired by my recent visit to the southwest. Please note:  Clicking burns calories, keeps the hands and mind busy (thus, out of the kitchen), and it is […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Eat This, Lose Weight-Sicilian Eggplant Caponata

This week’s less guilt, healthy-living recipe, Slow-Cooker Sicilian Eggplant Caponata, was a major-league, big-time, booyah success!  It can be served as a side-dish especially for fish, over pasta (preferably whole grain), on top of polenta and/over thin, toasted slices of […]

#OneWord Thursday: 12 Quotes that Scatter JOY

Join with Our Lady of Weight Loss and me (Janice Taylor), as we “scatter joy,” feed our (collective) soul, and practice Happiness!   Let JOY lead the way (weigh) this week!!! “Scatter joy!” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson “There is no beautifier […]

Jigsaw Puzzled? The Empress, Abundance Sensuality Creativity

How to utilize this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, inspired by The Empress, to manifest abundance, sensuality, creativity as well as inner and outer beauty! 1.  As you click through The Empress, become aware of your body, as […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Cantaloupe and Tomato Salad

This morning, this Dysfunctional Chef (that’s me), was sort of in the mood to cook, but sort of not in the mood, which ultimately led me to this very fabulous, easy to make, simply delish recipe that I am sure […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: 21 Full Bodied & Curvaceous Ways to Reenergize!

Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries. – Astrid Alauda Tushkateers!  Howdy CowGirls & CowBoys!    I’m writing to you from my beloved Tucson, in Cowgirl Desert mode.  (Confession:  Every […]

Puzzled? 3 Steps – Wake Up Happy

Are you wondering how to be happy?  Are you thinking that it would be marvelous, stupendous, nothing short of a miracle if you could, if you would, each and every morning, simply leap out of bed “happy.” Well, Our Lady […]

New Year’s Toast: 3 Steps to Happiness

A New Year’s Toast from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal. Three steps to happiness. Make Toast.  Eat Toast.  Be Happy. Could happiness be that easy obtain, to create, to experience?    Yes! Sometimes […]

10 Commandments of Holiday Weight Loss

Whether you are trying to lose weight, maintain or just stay healthy, making your way through the holiday season can be a challenge, which is why Our Lady of Weight Loss instructed me to roll out her Ten Commandments of […]

6 Tips: Holiday Happiness Guide

I am having the most marvelous holiday season ever!  Seriously, I am!  It’s not that something grand or out-of-the-ordinary has happened.  On balance, it’s not so different than last year or the year before.  But somehow it feels different.  I […]

Weight Loss Strategy: 5 Pounds Thinner NOW!

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 […]

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