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 […]
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 […]
From the Our Lady of Weight Loss archives…The perfect post and video that can put you back on track after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend! Enjoy!!! Just yesterday, I was talking to “Mary” (yes, I work with my beloved clients on […]
As Erma Bombeck so brilliantly stated, “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and […]
Are you a ‘Food Addict?’ Is your weight stopping you from moving forward? Please take an honest look at the following questions and answer, ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ 1. Do you find that you have no ‘stopping mechanism’ and even though […]
Want to hear something funny? Yes, of course, you do! And yes, the funny thing will bring us to love, love, love! My brother, whose primary residence is Dublin, told me that when he shared with his Irish friends that […]
Coffee, the most popular drink in America – next to water – may help some lose weight as it increases the number of calories you burn per hour by 44%! Caffeinated coffee increases your metabolism. Cuppa Joe, be mine!
Janice Taylor, 50 pound big-time-loser, Weight Loss Artist, Author & Coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, team up here and dish out “21 Tips: Thanksgiving Survival Guide.” A must read for any and all who are or who are not celebrating Thanksgiving. Either way – you’re gonna’ have to survive the day!
How would you like to easily and effortlessly lose weight, melt fat, and clear space so that the authentic and happy you can show up? Our Lady of Weight Loss has the questions and the answers!
Will Kirstie Alley, Fat Actress, ‘lose it’ and ‘find it’ yet again? Kirstie is set to ‘star’ in a new reality show that will document her “struggle” to shed pounds. Fox News reports that the series “will trail the 58-year-old star as she “labours” to restore her curves while raising two teenagers in Hollywood.” The yet-to-be-named show will consist of 10 half-hour episodes to debut on A&E sometime in 2010.
Janice Taylor and Our Lady of Weight Loss team up to bring you the best HOLIDAY DIET TIPS EVER that will help you to WAKE UP THINNER on New Year’s Day. Chew on that!
Our Lady of Weight Loss is on the prowl, looking for hot picks for under $20. See what she’s got cookin’ for us today!
How many calories does Dexter burn while hammering nails into homes? How many calories do you burn while watching Dexter? Hmmmm … more de-lish food for thought from Our Lady of Weight Loss!
Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and Coach, along with Our Lady of Weight Loss, invite you to ‘dump it!’ The Halloween candy that is … feel triumphant … and wake up thinner!
For those of us who have already ‘sinned,’ Our Lady of Weight Loss is here, up bright and early, available through-out the day to hear your Halloween Confession and forgive. Thank goodness, because – yes, this 50 pound big-time-loser has a confession and it’s only 8 a.m.!
How much money has to be on the line for you to jump on the weight loss bandwagon?Is it more motivating to win money? OR … to lose money? Hmmmm … now there’s something to chew on!
Our Lady of Weight Loss shares her favorite Halloween quotes and Halloween creativity with you, here, today! She invits you to think outside of the Halloween Candy Bag and find the fun in the accessories. The quotes, the movies, the costume, the laughter, the joy and the spookiness of it all!
Back to School Food Tips: If you had lunch at 11:30 a.m. (or even earlier) and the next time you had access to food was 3:00 in-the-afternoon, wouldn’t you be hungry and cranky, too?
The Year I Saved My (downsized) Soul is about Carol’s tumultuous journey through recessionary times, and tells the tale of how she struggled to make sense of both personal and societal tribulation. In other words, she got ‘pinked.’ Lost her job and was sent into the abyss.
My mother-in-law said, “Why are you giving away your fat clothes? What will you do when you gain it back?” And I replied …
Whoopi Goldberg announced her weight this morning on The View. 174 pounds! And you? Do you have the courage to say the number out loud?
Work the room, chit the chatter, and leave the chips and dips behind. Our Lady of Weight Loss shares her 12 secret tips on how to have a great conversation.
If cooking, as many anthropologists and social scientists believe, is the key to our humanity, separating us from the ‘beasts,’ what is the decline in cooking doing to our culture, to our lives? Our Lady of Weight Loss sprinkles ‘food for thought’ on 3 humanity saving dishes. Eat Healthy: Be Political!
What does your body have to say about what you are eating? How often does the sight or smell of food drown out your body’s words of wisdom?
Quick Weight Loss Center: Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to set yourself free.
This Beliefnet blogger asked Kick in the Tush Club members to answer the following question, “What is your good morning recipe?”And Sunny Gal answered! Good goin’ Sunny Gal! Thanks!!!!10 Sunny Ways to Make Your Day a Good One!1. A good […]
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, […]
Non-Emotional Spirit Sappers! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach and 50 pound big-time-loser. Sometimes things get in our way and weigh us down, stop us from moving forward, muck up the works and inadvertently send us to the fridge, […]
Recession or No Recession, You Still Gotta Eat! by Janice Taylor As the news of the recession hits hard and food prices continue to climb, some of us are worried that we may not be able to feed our families […]
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’ […]
Wake Up THINNER on New Year’s Day! with Janice Taylor Grab a cup of coffee and a chair and cozy on up. I’m about to CONFESS! Yes, this weight loss guru has a Weighty Confession that she would like to […]
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 … […]
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 […]
“Six Thinking Hats” is a powerful technique that can help you to develop new ways of dealing with difficult situations, food or otherwise. ~ by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! […]
And the sugar-coated gold medal goes to . . . by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for a free consult) Did you hear? Michael Phelps is going to share top billing with […]
Devastation, Hopelessness, FEMA Food and Fat… Three years later. by Janice Taylor, Renegade Weight Loss Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Blogger and 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for Free Consult) On August 23, 2005, Hurricane Katrina pounded her way through the […]
Optical Delusion of Consciousness by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound big-time-loser and artist, was inspired by the following quote from Albert Einstein. (write Janice for free consultation) “A human being is a part of […]
It’s All Good. Or is it? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for free consult.) It is called the Pygmalion effect and it’s a fact: If you expect the worst, […]
Controversy: The Corn Refiners Association Takes Our Lady of Weight Loss to Task by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, Columnist and 50 pound big-time-loser! (For free consultation, write Janice.) In my Tuesday’s blog post – Hungry and Cranky […]
Hormones, Stressors, and Evolutionary Times by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. (write for free consultation) When we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of […]
For Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Sake! WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE!!! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, author, columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. If your thoughts and words are steeped in negativity, if you are telling yourself that you are struggling, […]
A Jiggy Note from Our Lady of Weight Loss “Fish Oil Lady,” this week’s JigSaw Puzzle was created by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author of the Our Lady of Weight Loss Books, 50-pound big-time-loser. The inspiration for this […]
Solid Gold Happiness by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser In addition to today being an auspicious day of many eights, the start of the 2008 Olympics (08.08.08 tonight at 8:08:08 p.m.), August 8th is also, […]
Omega-3 and My Mother’s Two-Step by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, 50-pound big-time-loser. I had the pleasure of visiting my 92-year-old mother this past week, whose energy and level of happiness clearly surpassed my own. I couldn’t help […]
Maybe we’re not depressed! Maybe we don’t have Epstein Barr! Maybe … just maybe it’s the food we’re eating! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. Are you lethargic, feeling low, foggy-headed? Is your energy waning? Is […]
Nine Nimble Steps to a Svelte and Willowy Mind by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, 50-pound big-time-loser As the natural aging process slowly yet steadily sets in, our mental and physical functions can, in time, become impaired. However, […]
Chock-A-Block With the Torn and Tattered by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author and 50-pound big-time-loser. Is your linen closet stuffed to the max? Is it chock-a-block with a large collection of mismatched, discolored and torn linens? Is it […]
Do you have scalophobia? By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, author and 50 pound big-time-loser. My friend, Maggie told me that one of two things happen when she gets on the scale. If she’s lost weight, she says, “Yeah!” […]
How to Get the Most Antioxidant Bang Out of Your Veggie Buck, written and illustrated by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, author and 50-pound big-time-loser. While many people are true believers in the power of the raw food, mind-twisting […]
Sleeping Keeps Your Heart Healthy written and illustrated by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, author, 50-pound big-time-loser. Heart attacks and strokes are more likely to happen during early morning hours. What’s your risk for early morning heart attack? For […]
Who’s Foolin’ Who? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, author, 50 pounds big-time-loser. Crumbs Count A bunch of years ago I stumbled upon Nancy, the star of Ernie Bushmiller’s comic strip of the same name, “Nancy.” As I remember […]
How Will YOU Show Up Today? A weighty question from Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, 50-pound big-time-loser. People want to know, “What’s your secret to success? How did you manage to permanently remove (a.k.a. lose weight) over 50 pounds […]
A Perfectly Beautiful Conversation with Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, 50-pound big-time-loser, and Natalie Fournier, photographer and performance artist. Janice: You are bold and brave, in your underwear … and clearly making a statement about your body, the collective […]
How to Stay Permanently Jazzed? Diet Like an Olympic Swimmer. by Janice Taylor, Hypno-Coach*, Author, 50-pound big-time-loser! As is the case with many of us, we decide to lose weight because we are disgusted, depressed, in self-hating mode and vow […]
Unassuming Blueberries: Powerful Little Disease Busters by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, 50 Pound Big-Time-Loser Whether you want to bust a disease, age gracefully, or are simply in need of a tush-kickin’ recipe, this yum delicious blog-post is for […]
A round of 850 calorie Cinnabons for all! by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet.com blogger and 50 pound big-time-loser. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing his best to hold us (individuals and restaurants) accountable for the amount of high-fat, high-calorie foods we […]
The Meal: Whose idea was it anyway? by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger and 50 pound big-time-loser. Did cavemen eat three squares? Whatever its origin, three meals a day – for me – is a thing of the past. I instinctively […]
Splash! Sip! & Wash! By Janice Taylor Here are six (count ‘em! six!!) mind-twisting, wrinkle-reducing tips that are sure to smooth and soothe. Smelly Fish Parts: I know, it sounds fishy, but no – it’s scientific! Word out from the […]
In an effort to understand people who insist upon using BIG words, this Beliefnet blogger signed up for Word of The Day from Dictionary.com I LOVE FAT … words! I am particularly enamored with ‘fat’ and ‘food’ words. I find […]
Which would you prefer to do today? Beat stress or cultivate inner-peace? Calming words from Janice Taylor. Words have an amazingly strong affect on our bodies and minds. Our unconscious mind (also known as subconscious) processes the words we hear […]
GO CRAZY! It’s Your Life, is it not? Create It the Way You Want it – Off-the-Menu Salad! This beliefnet blogger has been on the road, promoting the best Permanent Fat Removal book ever (if you LOSE it; you will […]
What a Day for a Daydream by Janice Taylor, Health & Happiness Beliefnet Blogger. While waiting for the 6 train on 116th and Lexington Avenue (not the most beautiful subway stop in Manhattan), I took the opportunity to mentally review […]
Land of the Lost and Found Pounds by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Health and Happiness Blogger Once upon a time a chubby young woman was wandering about in the Land of the Lost and Found Pounds thinking self-deprecating thoughts when she […]
<img alt="ART%20tapemeasure%20bracelet.jpg" src="http://blog.beliefnet.com/ourladyofweightloss/ART%20tapemeasure%20bracelet.jpg" width="252" height="189" style="float:left; margin:5px;" One day, as Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger was negotiating her way along the rocky road to Sveltesville on her 50 pound weight loss journey, she got fed up with measuring her thighs and […]
Power of the Compliment by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger Most everyone appreciates a compliment, a word of encouragement, and a bit of recognition. I know, I do! Someone said something nice to me today and it made all the difference. […]
Food News from Janice Taylor. There’s a New Marshmallow in Town. I happened across a bag of La Nouba (No Sugar/ No Carbs) marshmallows at the check out counter at my local market. I was skeptical. “Hmmmm,” I wondered, “How […]
I’m a Nut (source: “The World’s Best Funny Songs”, Esther J. Nelson, 1988; this song is called “Acorn Brown” in “The Worm Song and Other Tasty Tunes, Janet Wilson, 1993.) I’m a little acorn round (make circle with thumb and […]
There is no such thing as willpower. If the cake calls your name, who amongst us has the willpower to just say, “no!?” We are more than likely than not to cave in and eat it! Want Power means that […]
A number of readers have asked me for more details about my travels on the rocky road to Sveltesville, wanting me to further share my secrets that led me from a size 18 to a size 4, and how I […]
Heat Be Gone!This Beliefnet Blogger is too young to remember but …Once upon a time, many years ago, there were no air-conditioners. (I can hear the gasps!) It’s true. No air-conditioners! How did ‘they’ get through the dog-days of summer […]
Be an angel, would ya’? Spread the word (not the icing!). by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger A Creative Act of Health and Wellness is something that we do that brings health and wellness into our lives and into the lives […]
This Beliefnet blogger was flicking through the television channels the other night – all 1,000 of them – when she came across Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in the movie Pretty Woman. Date Night with Richard Gere … by Janice […]
Grilling Season News! Before you uncover your grill and get your beef patties a burnin,’ and your buns a toastin,’ please do take a moment to ingest these hale & hearty and healthful tips from the master of permanent fat […]
Watch and Whip Your Way to Stardom!This Beliefnet blogger loves fruits of all kinds … especially The Star Fruit! Watch this totally refreshing and entertaining TELL ALL video – whip up a bowl of Sassy Star Fruit Salad and Be […]
This Beliefnet blogger wants to know … What happens in your brain in response to a sidesplitting, tear inducing, stomach aching, diaphragm exercising laugh? Laugh Yourself Skinny Researchers at the University College London Institute of Neurology found that as study […]
A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words (and can miraculously remove 3 ounces of excess weight) by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger. Food journaling keeps us honest. It helps us to keep track of what we eat and identify when and […]
Hey Y’all … Remember the “What Food Do You Find Irresistible?“ contest that Beliefnet sponsored for me, blogger extraordinare :)? Well … last night the winner got ME and signed copies of All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of […]
This Beliefnet blogger went nuts when she thought her beloved nuts were not going to accompany her on the road to Sveltesville … Until … Our Lady of Weight Loss whispered to her, “True enough, little nutty one. Nuts are […]
When this Beliefnet blogger tells her “I quit my secure job of 17 years to become our country’s premiere Weight Loss Artist Story” inevitably people want to know: Had she lost her mind? Was she filled with fear or was […]
I’m STUCK, SWIMMING, DROWNING in My DRAMA and I CAN’T GET UP. from Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach and Beliefnet Blogger. Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss (and Janice), I am OUT of CONTROL. Honestly … OUT OF CONTROL. […]
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” ~ Galatians 5:22 A YUM Delicious Day! from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger Pineapples are juicy, delicious and good for you, too. They are loaded […]
Get down; get jiggy. Go Bowling. Calories Burned for Activity: Bowling 204 calories per hour Assuming a body weight of: 150 lbs This is equivalent to eating any of the lines of the following table. Quantity Description Cals 0.8 / […]
If you wish to drown, do not torture yourself with shallow water. ~ Bulgarian Proverb This Beliefnet blogger is just back from teaching a week-long workshop (entitled: Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ Your Fat-Burning Journey to Sveltesville) and wants […]
The Birds Sing a Song of Hope from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger. I had the immense pleasure of attending my first Quaker meeting a few weeks ago. As it was explained to me, Quakers believe that the “inner light of […]
The Forgiveness Tour continues … I am writing to you as I make my way from one fabulous Texas city to another. People are friendly, the sun is shining, the coffee, Praise Be! is strong! and I’ve learned quite a […]
I realized, while schmoozing at an event, that I was having such a good time talking to everyone, one by one, sometimes two at a time, that food became secondary. Before I knew it, the evening was over, and I’d […]
The GREAT book giveaway! Answer this really great, fun question: What is your favorite food scene in a movie? … and you could WIN a signed copy of the greatest permanent fat removal book ever written. “All Is Forgiven, Move […]
As I travel the road to Sveltesville and share my new book, All Is Forgiven, Move On and chew the fat with Our Lady of Weight Loss fans, one of the comments I have repeatedly heard is this: “I wish […]
faToid: In the 17th century, coffee was banned in Ottoman Turkey, because it was believed to activate rebellious political activities! Lost, Dry and Frizzy! from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet blogger. I have no sense of direction, whether on the road to […]
How to Pump and Use Your Assertiveness Muscle: Lessons from the Road to Sveltesville – In preparation for my trip this blogger made certain that her ASSERTIVENESS muscle is pumped and ready for action. Yes, I said, assertiveness muscle – […]
<a Hey All … This blogger is about to take off on “The Forgiveness Tour” and BLOG ABOUT IT! Follow my two week journey INTO the “LITE,” as I blog about airplane food, how to travel “LITE” and return “LITE” […]
faToid ~ Early explorers used watermelons as canteens. 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 […]
Kryptonite – (yes, the thing that done in Superman) – comes in all colors, sizes and textures! This Warning brought to you by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet blogger. While discussing ice cream with Pam*, a client of mine, we realized that […]
<img alt="ART%20McDonalds.jpg" src="http://blog.beliefnet.com/ourladyofweightloss/ART%20McDonalds.jpg" width="300" height="250" style="float:left;margin7px;" A “Beef” that I Must Express; Not Suppress – McDonald’s Coupons are Sending an Unsolicited Fat Ripple throughout my Weight Loss Community by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet blogger! My Beef with McDonald’s was ignited after […]
“Perplexed” turns to Our Lady of Weight Loss and asks “How can I help my daughter? How can I restore family harmony?” Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I have three teenage-young adult kids. They are all winners in […]
How might you change your relationship to chocolate and make it a part of your every day life in the spirit of health, energy and self-empowerment? Janice Taylor, Chief Beliefnet Chocoholic tells all! A great many of us are chocolate […]
GET SMOKIN’ from Janice Taylor, Belifnet Blogger It’s time to clean up and heat up the grill, gather your friends and get smokin’. While cooking with fire – an ancient cooking technique – is adventurous and fun, there are a […]
<img alt="ART%20cat.jpg" src="http://blog.beliefnet.com/ourladyofweightloss/ART%20cat.jpg" width="317" height="216" style="float:left;margin7px;" BAD CAT MOTHER: Why hath thou forsaken me? by Janice Taylor for Beliefnet I speak not of Mary, God, my angels, my husband nor my children. I speak of my cat, Rayne. Rayne, cat […]
Resist Temptation! Forego the burgers and fries … Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner. Here are some guilt-free Righteous Recipes that will most definitely get you through this grillin’ holiday minus the guilt and gluttony. Set your intention […]
I do believe that a great many of us have a deep-seated belief that in order to permanently remove excess weight we need to suffer. I am here to assure you that Permanent Fat Removal does not equal suffering! How […]
Have you ever wondered when people started to obsess about food and weight? There was a time when no one ‘dieted’ and nasty fat words didn’t exist. Oh yeah – cave men didn’t call each other fat slobs. Those types […]
Yes, today is my birthday! I’m such a baby. When I was a kid, I did a 100 day countdown. I announced it at breakfast each and every morning for 100 days. My brothers nearly killed me. You can imagine. […]
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 […]
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 […]
<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 […]
Hi Y’all … as you may recall, a contest was a brewin’! You answered the question, “What Foods Do You Find Irresistible?” – and your name was tossed into the proverbial hat. The prize was ME. Without further ado, my […]
Permanent Fat Removal is the Ultimate Spiritual Journey. At its heart, permanent fat removal is a spiritual matter. It is a journey that takes one from a place of despair, depression, and defeat … into the “LITE.” The light of […]
No one is perfect… that’s why pencils have erasers. ~ Author Unknown “What’s wrong with perfectionism?” you ask. “PLENTY,” I answer! … which, by the way, makes perfectionism totally imperfect. Perfection is often linked with achievement, painstaking awareness to detail. […]
Dromesburg, Kick in the Tush Club community member, added her pick to the “MUSIC: What’s Your Song” discussion board.She writes, “Recently, I’ve had Don Henley’s “The Heart of the Matter” stuck in my head. “I think it’s about forgiveness…” – […]
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 […]
Whether you love to travel or not, the most efficient way to get from here to way over there is via flight. Not on the wings of an eagle, rather via a small seat in a crowded plane that is […]
<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 […]
How much happiness is enough? Are we too happy? Am I too happy? (Something new for me to fret over; add to my list of neuroses.)A recent and interesting study, which caught my happy eye, published in December in the […]
<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 […]
If You Bite It, You Must Write It Dear OLofWL ~ Someone told me – I do believe it was YOU – that I am responsible for what goes in my mouth and that I need to ‘count’ everything – […]
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 […]
I read Therese’s Beyond Blue post (re: crying in the office) and responded to it! Here follows my response … particularly important for those who want to weigh-less. If you want to/need to/have to cry, let it out … don’t […]
Our Lady of Weight Loss has whispered (and sometimes yelled) at least a gazillion Permanent Fat Removal (a.k.a. weight loss) tips to me as I ‘let go’ of 50 extra pounds on my journey to Sveltesville over these past seven […]
Dear OLofWL ~ Yahoo, spring is here. Time to go outside and soak in some rays, and while I understand that overexposure to the sun causes sunburn, wrinkles, freckles, skin texture changes, dilated blood vessels, and skin cancer(s), I STILL […]
<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 […]
A friend confessed that she frequently, throughout the day and sometimes throughout the night, visits her refrigerator, tugging on its door – opening and closing it – looking for an answer. Sometimes she looks in the vegetable bin – sometimes […]
Janice here, reporting in from Kripala Yoga & Health Center, the Berkshires, Massachusetts, where I am in the midst of leading a workshop entitled “Into the Lite: The Hypnosis Diet for Health, Weight Loss and Well-Being.” There are thirty tush-kickin’ […]
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? […]
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 […]
Water: A Holy Life Force (Parrt I) I’m betting y’all know the importance of water, the most plentiful liquid on earth. Water covers approximately 70 percent of the earth’s surface and is an essential component in most living things. Our […]
Many people tell me that they have difficulty getting up and getting going. They really ‘want to’ wake up in the best possible way; spring out of bed all happy and ready to go! (Woo hoo! Yea Day!) They tell […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Janice Taylor’s FORGIVENESS GIVEAWAY…Answer this question: What foods do you find irresistible? leave your comment below … and you could WIN big!In honor of the release of my new book (on May 15) – All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
<img alt="can%20your%20anger2.jpg" src="http://blog.beliefnet.com/ourladyofweightloss/can%20your%20anger2.jpg" width="226" height="216" style="float:right;margin5px;" As you may recall, a bit of anger came up on these pages last week, and I decided to ‘make’ something out of it. (Ha! I crack myself up.) The “Can Your Anger” pious […]
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 […]
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 […]
<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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
It’s been a fun weekend, filled with my daughter’s double chocolate birthday cake, wine, family, music and aspirin!
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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* […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hi Everyone … I am soooo excited to be posting my first blog entry on Beliefnet.com! I thought I’d tell you a little bit about me, and then – please – feel free to tell me about you! You can […]
#OneWord : What Shade of #Yellow Are You?
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Puzzled? No Need to Shoot!
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