Advertisement

Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss Archives

Take a Bach Break. Lose Weight… Sometimes it’s just that simple!

Here, 4 simple ways to give your genius a boost, which ultimately keeps your mind and/or body busy and out of the kitchen.  It’s a win/win/win.  Your genius gets a boost, you are occupied (and thus out of the kitchen) […]

Advertisement

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 […]

Advertisement

Video: How to Get Back on It and Lose It…FAST

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 […]

Advertisement

Quick Weight Loss Center

Quick Weight Loss Center: Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to set yourself free.

Happy Weight Loss: 10 Sunny Ways to Make Your Day A Good One

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 […]

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, […]

7 Things that Sap Your Spiritual Energy

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 Proof Foods: Cheap n’ Easy Recipes

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 […]

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 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 […]

Weight Loss Tip: How to say “No, thank you.”

Chocolate knocking at your door? by Janice Taylor Last night, there was a knock, knock, knockin’ at my door. I opened the door … (first mistake). The Inn’s proprietor sent a little box of designer chocolates on a tray with […]

The Christmas Diet: Wake Up Thinner on New Year’s Day

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 […]

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 “Six Thinking Hats” Diet

“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! […]

Eleven Tips: Move Past Depression NOW!

Depression and Your Weight by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. I know from first hand experience that depression can move someone toward food. (Yes, this ‘happy idiot’ has had bouts of […]

Betty Boop: Sexy, Dangerous and Spreading Sugar In the Ghetto

Betty Boop No Longer Virtuous by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author of the Our Lady of Weight Loss books, and 50-pound big-time-loser. Betty Boop, the first and quite possibly the most famous animated sex symbol was […]

Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken

I’ve Got to Be Me! You’ve Got to be You! By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Blogger and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for free consult) I’ve ‘borrowed’ the above classic Oscar Wilde quote, “Be […]

Get Jiggy: Seeing Red

Our Lady Sees Red is illustrated by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author and blogger. (write Janice for a free consult) “Out of the ash I rise with my red hair and eat men like air.” ~ […]

POWER NAP: Promote Health and Happiness

Nap! Create Down-Time! Energize Thyself! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for a free consult) “Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had […]

Michael Phelps Flakes Out!

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 […]

“Katrina Pounds”: Broken Zippers, Broken Dreams

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 […]

Consciousness: An Artful Puzzle Worth Pondering

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 […]

What Were YOU Expecting? Health? Happiness? Huh?

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, […]

The Truthiness About High Fructose Corn Syrup

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 […]

Has Your Body Betrayed You? Stressed Out and Hungry?

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 […]

Struggling, Stuck and Sick: What to do?

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, […]

Get Jiggy: Fish Oil Lady (a jigsaw puzzle that promotes happy weight loss)

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 […]

Happiness: An Olympic Sport (8 ways to score a 10)

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, […]

Fish Oil: Modern Day Miracle Cure

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 […]

Depressed? Feeling Low? Maybe it’s the food!

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 […]

Mental Fitness: A Guide to Revitalizing Your Brain Circuits

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, […]

Linen Closet Nirvana: Toss and Breathe

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 […]

I See the Weigh-In Lite

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!” […]

Culinary Bombshell: Toss Conventional Cooking Wisdom Out Your Window NOW! (recipes included)

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 […]

Restless Nights: Morning Heart Attacks and Strokes

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 […]

Crumbs Count: If you don’t believe me, just ask your thighs.

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 […]

The Secret to My 50 Pound Success: Showing Up

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 […]

Ideal Beauty: Bold n’ Brave In Your Underwear

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 […]

Weight Loss Motivation: How to Stay Permanently Inspired and Jazzed

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 […]

Dead Weight: Lose It Now!

How much dead weight are you carrying around with you? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, 50-pound big-time-loser I suspect you are unaware, as was I, that dead weight is heavy, both metaphorically and literally, and that we […]

The Blueberry Cure: slow aging, prevent cancer, fight infection, end constipation

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 […]

NYC Chains Post Calorie Count: BUT Does anyone know what a calorie is?

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 […]

Eat All Day : Lose Weight

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 […]

Ward Off Wrinkles ~ from Fish Waste to Hypnosis

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 […]

Fat Words that Burn

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 […]

Beat Stress or Cultivate Inner-Peace

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! Your Life Salad

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 […]

Easy Weight Loss with Antonio Banderas

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 […]

Lose Weight: How big is your ‘want’ power muscle?

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 […]

Measure Success: Crafty Fashionistas Weigh-In

<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 […]

Criticism Bites

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. […]

MARSHMALLOWS: Carb-Free. Sugar-Free. Our Lady APPROVED!

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 […]

Jigsaw Crazy: NUTS!

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 […]

Willpower vs. Want-Power

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 […]

It’s about your life, not your fat.

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 […]

Go Retro * Cool Down * Save Money (plus bonus video)

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 […]

Creative Acts of Health & Wellness: Stir It Up Happy at the Work Place

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 […]

My Date with Richard Gere

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 […]

Leave Your Bun Behind

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 […]

Behind the Peel: Star Fruit (Video & Recipe!)

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 […]

Laughter Cracks the Cosmic Egg

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 […]

Snap Your Weigh Thin: Be A Foto Food Journalist

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 […]

TRANSITIONS: Photos from the Road

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 Is NUTS!!!!

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 […]

Frozen, Paralyzed and Swallowed Up by Fear

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 […]

DROWNING in DRAMA

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. […]

A YUM Delicious Day: Graciously Gingered and Powerfully Pineapple

“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 Jiggy with Our Lady of Weight Loss … your puzzle (and more!)

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 / […]

What are you tolerating? Putting up with? STOMACHING?

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 […]

Was the Spirit Speaking to Me?

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 Laws of Unattraction!

<img alt="ART%20Stop.jpg" src="http://blog.beliefnet.com/ourladyofweightloss/ART%20Stop.jpg" width="293" height="450" style="float:left;margin7px;" The Laws of Unattraction: Top 10 Appealing, Eye-Catching and Attractive Tips On How to STOP Being Unattractive from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger. Chances are you’ve heard about the Laws of Attraction. The basic concept […]

Your Weekly Jiggy Jig Saw Puzzle and a 4 1/2 Pound Steak

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 […]

The Schmooze Yourself Silly Diet

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 […]

What’s Your Favorite Movie Food Scene? (you could WIN BIG.)

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 […]

Crazy ATES: Eight Points of LITE from The Naturally Thin

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 […]

Iced Coffee Saved Me! (and a recipe)

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 […]

Claim What’s Yours!

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 – […]

Your Weekly Jiggy Jig Saw Puzzle that WILL take you into your “LITE”

<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” […]

Watermelon Straight Up: mouth-watering, nutritional thoughts and a recipe!

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 […]

Downloadable SIGN of the TIMES: Kryptonite

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 […]

McDonald’s … You Are “McKilling” Me!

<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 […]

Chewing the Fat: “My daughter is FAT and it’s MY FAULT (says my husband).”

“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 […]

Ceremonial Chocolate En “LITE”-ens!

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 […]

How NOT to Burn Down the House or Poison Your Guests ~ Grilling Season is Upon Us (plus Jigsaw Puzzle supplement)

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 […]

Have Mercy on My Soul: Am I a Bad Cat Mother? You decide!

<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 […]

A Memorial Day Special ~ Guilt free vs. Gluttony. Your Choice!

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 […]

Optional Suffering

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 […]

Sunday’s Puzzle and … Porky, Jumbo and Butterball ~ The sad history of dieting.

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 […]

The Origins of the Birthday Cake … YUMMY! Have a sliver.

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. […]

Foods That Make Us Happy

<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 […]

AND THE WINNER IS … (drum roll please)

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 […]

Get Me to Your Church on Time

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 […]

The Art of Imperfection: Seven Simple and Imperfect Ways to Crumple Up and Make Messy Your Perfectionism

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. […]

A HUMP-Day Tune … It’s about forgiveness!

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…” – […]

A No Jiggle/No Wiggle Jiggy JigSaw Puzzle

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 […]

Danger In the Cockpit

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 […]

Who will get the FAT Vote? Let’s talk politics!

<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 […]

Can You Be Too Happy?

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 […]

Java Junkies Rejoice

<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 […]

Finally, I yelled, “HONEY! CAN I LICK YOUR SALAMI?”

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 – […]

The Office: Work Place -or- Breeding Ground for Fat Thighs, Soft Stomachs and Spreading Rumps

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 […]

Yours in Tears – in response to Therese, Beyond Blue!

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 […]

Kick Those Dreary Blues Away

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 […]

A GIFT from OLofWL that Will Keep You Outta’ the Fridge!

<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 […]

The Answer

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 […]

Chocolate Always and Forever

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’ […]

Feeling a Bit Like a Puffy Blimp?

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? […]

More on Water – Part II: Water Fights Bad Breath

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 (Part I)

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 […]

The SECRET to Waking up, Springing Out of Bed and Raising Your Arms to the Sky, “AMEN! I am soooo happy to WAKE UP!”

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 […]

It’s a Toony Tuesday: I Can See Clearly Now

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 […]

A Miracle of Clearing Proportions!

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 […]

How Curious Are You?

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 […]

Stressed to Your Last Nerve? (How to Pray, Chant and Play it away.)

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 […]

Bible Passages that will Fuel You on Your Weight Loss Journey

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; Win Valuable Prizes NOW!

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 […]

What Is Your Stay Fat Strategy? (Yes, you have one!)

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 […]

A Video! Janice Taylor tells her 50+ weight loss success story. If she can. YOU CAN!

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 […]

A Video! Janice Taylor Presents the Vegetable/Toilet Paper Comparison

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 […]

A VIDEO: Janice Taylor’s Fitness (non) Routine – LOVE IT!

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 […]

What’s In Your Mental Junk Drawer?

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 […]

Our Lady of the Half Baked Apple

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 […]

50 Ways to Lose Your Blubber* …

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 a.k.a. Dieter’s Shame

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 […]

Video! For the Love of Cake starring Harriet Taylor, my 92 year-young mother.

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 […]

Fat Melting Words from Our Lady of Smilology

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 […]

The Spring-Time Weight Loss Express is leaving the weigh-in station. All Aboard!

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 […]

My Arse Hurts

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 […]

Creative Act of Weight Loss: Mystery Shop – Make Money – Lose Weight

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 […]

See Yourself Thin

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 […]

Angel Quest Random Act of Kindness Cards kindly keep foodies away from the fridge. (A Review)

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, […]

Puzzlements and Musings: Move Gently Into Your Day – From Delta to Delicious

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 […]

Janice Taylor, “Dysfunctional Chef,” reveals her secret ingredient! (A video.)

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 […]

The Our Lady Five FORGIVErcise (How to Rid Thyself of Anger in a Positive Way)

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 […]

faT of faTilicious (true/false): Shame! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!

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 […]

“Can Your Anger” Miracle Can (oh yes, you Can!)

<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 […]

Swab Down the Mental Decks of Your Mind

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 […]

Puzzlement and Song: Watermelon Twice Over

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 […]

The Ten Commandments of Permanent Fat Removal

<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 […]

Blasphemous! Who Me?

As many of you have noted, “Incognitus” left a less than complimentary comment on my Tuesday’s blog. First, let me thank those of you who left messages for “Incog,” answering him/her on my behalf. And thanks to those who wrote […]

A Magical Combo: Video du Jour & Enchanted Muffins

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 […]

There are SMART Goals and then … there are SMARTER Goals.

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. […]

Monday Morning Mantra ~

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 […]

Sunday Puzzle: Double Chocolate Followed by An Aspirin Chaser

It’s been a fun weekend, filled with my daughter’s double chocolate birthday cake, wine, family, music and aspirin!

Tasty Tidbit: The Fat Mouse Roams the House

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 […]

The Miracle of Music: from weight loss to the common cold

Did you know that music activates the same feel good center of your brain that food does? It’s true! Listen to music: Lose weight. (Wow, that was easy!) And … there’s more . . . Fight Off the Common Cold: […]

Weighty Confession: Vitamin C as Sweet Tarts or Expensive Urine

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 […]

A Hump Wednesday Laugh: Falling Down

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. […]

It’s a BMW Monday: Bitch, Moan and Whine

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 […]

A Hump-Day Tune followed by a platter of linguine! (who could resist?)

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, […]

Weighty Confession: Carrot cake is a vegetable, no?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss, Forgive Me for I Have Sinned I don’t know how it happened. Seriously! I had one paper-thin sliver of carrot cake (a vegetable, no less!). And the next thing you know, I was like […]

Sunday’s Puzzle & Recipe: Queen of Hearts Loves Her Tarts (and Dirt Cake, too!)

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 […]

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 […]

Self E-STEAM YourSELF!

While you are busy steaming your veggies, how about some positive self-esteem talk? Be sure to compliment yourself at least three times a day! I love my NuYawk accent. Look at me – steamin’ and e-steemin’. I am great! I’m […]

Pious Project: Great Expectations Garlic-Grater Place Cards

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* […]

Thigh to Thigh Love

Self-love and weight loss go hand-in-hand and thigh-to-thigh, if you will. I know how it feels not to like myself and to lead a life of compromise. It’s a big, fat drag. And now I know how it feels to […]

Hellooooooo … BeliefNet!!!!

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 […]

Previous Posts

Take a Bach Break. Lose Weight... Sometimes it's just that simple!
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlT8yeEYbMs#t=62[/youtube] Here, 4 simple ways to give your genius a boost, which ultimately keeps your mind and/or body busy and out of the kitchen.  It's a win/win/win.  Your genius gets a boost, ...

posted 7:48:13am Jun. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Morning Chew: The Epictetus Cure
Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: some things are within our control, and some things are not. It is only after ...

posted 8:58:25am Jun. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Weighty Confession: Pass the Yankee Doodle
Dear Our Lady of Weight ...

posted 5:10:58pm Jun. 19, 2015 | read full post »

From Fidgeting to Fornicating: 8 Ways to Burn 100 Calories
Want to burn an extra 100 calories per ...

posted 7:17:05pm Jun. 15, 2015 | read full post »

VLOG: Travel Weight Loss 101: 9 Travel Tips from Our Lady of Weight Loss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UCv3oVJDag Travel Weight Loss 101:  One of Our Lady of Weight Loss's readers gives a shout out for "HELP," and Our Lady of Weight Loss comes to the rescue! Samantha V. writes ... ... Dear Our Lady of ...

posted 11:39:37am Jun. 08, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.