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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 […]

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Post-Holiday Cure: Sniff Away the Cellulite?

Aromatherapy may not miraculously melt away the pounds, but there are heaps of evidence that aroma effects mood. And we all know how mood effects our eating! What is aromatherapy?  Aromatherapy means “treatment through senses.” It is based on the […]

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#OneWord Thursday: Feel Your #Emotions

We’ve all heard that it’s best to feel them—to fully experience them—rather than stuff them down, bury ‘em deep within.  We’re talking about #Emotions!!! Why?  Because when we suppress our feelings we are simply “trying” to be happy.  And we […]

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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 […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Crunchy, Satisfying, FAT-Burning Broccoli Salad

Last weekend, we (DH and I) were invited to a Garden Party!  Imagine that!!!  Outside, in a garden!  Thus the name, garden party! Duh   Nevertheless, thrilling for this CityGrrrl. I asked, “What can I bring?”  A Broccoli Dish was […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Best Gazpacho Ever

Q:  How amazing and magical is it when someone (a good friend, neighbor or even a relative) shows up at your front door with a bowl of somethin’ special that she (or he) has just whipped up to share with […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Mother’s Day Blueberry Cobbler

In search of a special Mother’s Day recipe?  Something light, healthy and delicious?  Look no further.  Straight from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens, a Blueberry Cobbler that is sure to bring a smile to your face and set […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Mad Men Mac ‘n Cheese

As you probably know (you’d almost have to be dead not to), the season premiere of Mad Men is scheduled for this coming Sunday (check your local listings).  In its honor, I am planning a 1960’s themed dinner, which brings […]

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 […]

Fun: Having any?

Honestly, I really do believe one of the reasons that I’ve been able to “not find” those 50 pounds I “lost” over 11 years ago, is because I put a great deal of emphasis and effort into having fun, playing […]

28 Day Plan: The Holiday Diet

The Holiday Diet (a.k.a. the 28 Day CURE): Wake Up Thinner, Happier and more Energized on New Year’s Day This newly energized 28 day e-course (a.k.a. 28 day e-CURE) is sure to be the best cure ever. Start Date: Tues., […]

7 Truths about Naturally Thin People

As we blast our way into the holiday season, people increasingly say to me, “I wish I were naturally thin.”  Then I could eat as many holiday cookies, drink as much eggnog and slide as many sliders down the hatch […]

12 Ways to Release Stress

Feeling Stressed? Here are 12 quotes that inspire, motivate and provide a “call to action.”  A call to action are words that urge the reader, listener or viewer — you —  to take immediate action.  Without action there is no […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Tips – Surviving Hellish Times

If you’re going through Hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill Happy Day, Tushkateers!   As you know, it’s been a crazy week here on the east coast.  We were one of the lucky few who did not directly suffer the […]

Shred Anger: 5 Steps to Forgiveness

How heavy is your dead weight a.k.a. anger and upset?  I’d read about a teacher who asked her students to bring a clear plastic bag and a sack of potatoes to class. For every person the student refused to forgive, […]

Depressed? Pop a Pumpkin Seed

Pumpkin Seeds?  The new anti-depressant?  If you think that pumpkins are only good for carving, or maybe a holiday pie, then think again. Pumpkin seeds are not only delicious, they are jam packed with nutrients that are needed to have […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Artificial Sweeteners Kills????

  “Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented, and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful. Such attitudes are active and definite factors in creating satisfactory conditions. Watch your manner of speech then if you […]

Jigsaw Weight Loss Puzzle and e-Card: The Healing Power of Pink

Are you ready to click through this week’s Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled Our Lady of Hot Pink Prayers? Did you know that pink is the color of love and affection? And, an antidote to sadness? And, quite possibly, an […]

Interview w. Award Winning Writer, Racelle Rosett: Dying, Living and Surviving Breast Cancer

Racelle Rosett, winner of the WGA award for thirtysomething, recipient of both the Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Prize for Jewish short fiction and the Lilith Fiction Prize, author of the critically acclaimed book “Moving Waters,” breast cancer survivor and blogger shares […]

PLAY: Weight Loss Puzzle – How many pounds does bitterness weigh?

Feeling bitter?  A tad hostile? Perhaps argumentative, contentious, spiteful or even scrappy? If yes, then you can metaphorically offer your bitterness, or his or her bitterness, a cookie or a gumdrop. Or – if you take the literal route, and […]

Kick in the Tush Club: 7 Tips – Shed Worry, Shed Pounds

  Good Day TUSHKATEERS!!! Are YOU ready?  Are you READY to shed worry and shed the pounds that accompany it?  GREAT!!! Because, I have a number of Shed Worry/Shed Pounds Tips to share with you today!  BUT .. Before I […]

Weight Loss TIPS: Watch TV for the answers to your problems

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Is a Calorie Just a Calorie?

It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control. ~ Oprah Winfrey Good day Tushkateers! Are […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: Take in Miracles, or Stand Still Like the Hummingbird

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. ~ Nathaniel Branden Hellloooooooooo Tushkateers and Tellurians (a.k.a. Earthlings)! Good day, hello and … I am slightly dazed and confused (even more than usual), as Peter and I […]

Dysfunctional Chef: BLT Salad with Egg

The other night, while reviewing my weekly menu with Our Lady of Weight Loss, I said, “Our Lady, you know what I haven’t had in – gee – over a decade? …. A BLT!  Not that I miss it, given […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: The universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.

We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will.  Incredible.  The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one.  Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts. […]

4 Tips: Stress to Serenity … Now

We all experience stress. It is a natural and necessary part of life.  However, persistent stress that is not resolved is deemed ‘distress,’ and it can lead to anxiety, depression, diminished health and for us emotional eaters, extreme stress and […]

Chewing the Fat: Fatter than Ever?

Want to lose weight, but you don’t know where to start? Being honest with yourself about how you feel, what the number of the scale says and what it means to you is your first step toward emotional freedom and […]

Rejoice! Celebrate National Pig Day, National Peanut Butter Day … and Love

Today is a rather auspicious day.  It is, according to my sources at HolidayInsights.com, not only National Pig Day but National Peanut Butter Day as well (quite the combo, hey?), and according to my calendar, today is Peter’s and my […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: What’s Weighing YOU Down?

Howdy Tushkateers one n’ all! It’s 8:30 a.m. and I have already – this morning, in record breaking time – logged in a mammography – better known in this house as a mamme-O-gram.  My mother-in-law (may she rest in peace); […]

Chewing the Fat: What to do when FOOD Calls Your Name???

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~  I really don’t quite understand it, but food – in particular – sweets with a heavy emphasis on chocolate – has a crazy kind of power of me.  It knows my name and […]

End Emotional Eating: 6 Steps Toward Healthy Thinking!

Thoughts become actions and actions produce results. With that in mind, it stands to reason that healthy thoughts ignite healthy actions, which in turn produce healthy results! Here follow 6 steps toward healthy thinking, from none other than Our Lady […]

Alec Baldwin: Tweeting for Sympathy, Fuming mad @AmAir! Will pizza w. extra toppings put fire out?

After reading several accounts of the now infamous Alec Baldwin story: “Alec gets booted off an American Airlines plane parked at gate due to his ‘Words with Friend’ addiction and refusal to turn off his electronic device.” Followed by his […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Speaking of Unhappy?

Good Turn Daily – If you are a true scout, until you have performed your act of kindness your day is dark.  You are as unhappy as is the grown-up who has begun his day without shaving or reading the […]

5 Ways to Keep 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 […]

11 Simple Strategies – Move Past Depression

I know from first hand experience that depression can move someone toward food.  And I know – again from first hand experience – that ‘eating for depression’ is counter-productive and counter-intuitive. Gaining weight only serves to intensity the depression and […]

Kick in the Tush Club serving up platters of Miracle Whips!

  “Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one’s bath like a lump of sugar.” ~ Pablo Picasso!!! Hellloooooooo Tushkateers!!! Happy Summer!!! I just realized that today is the Summer Solstice!  (The first […]

Chewing the Fat – Cravings Killing Your Plan???

Are Cravings Killing Your Plan??? Our Lady of Weight Loss seriously knows how YOU CAN put an end to it! She’s the patron saint of permanent weight loss!!!  She knows what she is talking about!!! Dear Our Lady of Weight […]

The Summer of Miracle Whips – a 6-week e-solution!

The SUMMER of MIRACLE WHIPS a 6 week e-coaching solution   Janice Taylor, your Life & Weight Loss Success Coach has DECLARED this The Summer of Miracle Whips (and, NO! I’m not talking about mayonnaise) …       In […]

4 Steps: End Emotional Overeating

When Do You Put the Fork down, down, down?  How do you know when you are sated? Today, I am going to lay out some simple steps that will help you to STOP EATING!!! (Unless, of course you are legitimately […]

Emotional Eating: In the Mood for Love, Love, Love???

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 […]

New Year Quiz: Need a FAT-itude Adjustment?

Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, wants to know … Do YOU Need a FATITUDE ADJUSTMENT?

Holiday Emotions Running High?

It takes more than a good plan, good intentions, and basic nutritional information to override the emotional tsunamis that roll over and through us without turning to food. Managing difficult situations and feelings effectively is a big part of what we are doing here. Emotional eating has all to do with the mind; little to do with the food.

Motivational Monday: 3 Keys to Listening to Your Body

When leading a workshop at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, my question to the group – “How do you know when you are sated?” – was met with dead silence. People looked at me like I was from Mars. I asked again, “How do you know when you sated? You know, when you are no longer hungry. How do you know when it’s time to stop eating?” “Ohhhhh …” said one of the participants. “When the Biggest Loser is over.”

Diet Tip Tuesday: Depressed, Defeated and Deprived?

Are you feeling depressed, defeated and deprived? Are you losing the battle of the bulge? Well, no need to despair. Your Weight Loss Success Coach, Janice Taylor, has the best ever diet tip to share with you, and she can pretty much promise that if you follow it, you will make this journey an easy (relatively speaking) one!

The 21 Day Cure: Feed Your Soul. Lose Weight.

Here, in – The 21 Day Cure: Feed Your Soul. Lose Weight. – Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, Hypnotherapist and 50 pound weight-loss-winner, reveals the secrets of permanent weight loss.

How to Say Goodbye to Your Fat

With each ounce that you let go of, take a moment to say, “I thank you for traveling with me thus far, and now I’d like to say good-bye.” You might put your hand on your stomach, your hips or any other part of you that has been holding on to excess weight, as you say this, allowing yourself to get ‘in touch’ with your changing body.

Kick in the Tush: How much Dead Weight are YOU holding onto?

Halfway through the 2nd round of said mind-altering heavily vodka’ed beverage, Uncle Sy began to wax poetically about his childhood. He shared one enchanting tale after the next, peppered with family photos and memorabilia. But, as all good things must come to an end, so did this happy afternoon.

Sandra Bullock Baby

I just love when life ‘delivers’ a happy surprise, and this morning it surely did. Enter the picture … drum roll please, Louis Bardo Bullock, son of Sandra!

Jillian Michaels’ anti-pregnancy comments?

The fierce and muscled trainer, Jillian Michaels, of “The Biggest Loser” fame and fortune is getting some feedback a.k.a. lash-back from some comments she made in an interview to Women’s Health magazine regarding pregnancy. Weigh-in here! Your thoughts on her comments.

How to Live a Life You Love – A video invitation

Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, invites you to imagine … What will it look like when your current challenge is no longer a problem, and you are free to live a life that you love?

How to Stop Suffering: Forgive and Move On

You have done something (perhaps you ate the entire bag of chips before you even got to the check-out counter), thought something (you want chocolate more than anything and will do anything – even drive 50 miles if you have to – to get your hands on a bar, especially dark chocolate), or felt something (you feel sad and lonely now that Betty Crocker no longer lives with you) . . .that you believe to be ‘bad.’

Chilean Quake Shifts Earth’s Axis – Shorter Days Ahead

Chilling News: Just yesterday while discussing global warming, the end of winter, and the beginning of spring, I was remembering “Midnight Sun,” one of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes. And then I read that the Chilean earthquake shifted the Earth’s Axis, permanently creating shorter days and longer nights. Where are we headed? Will I never be able to put my winter coat away?

Gratitude Girdle … Some days are better than others!

How to count your blessings, change your life and transform your girdle into an amazing piece of Weight Loss Art. Listen up and Lighten up with Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and our country’s premiere weight loss artist!

The 21 Day Cure – Blow the fat cells out of your mind.

The 21 Day Cure: Blow the Fat Cells Out of Your Mind from your Weight Loss Coach, Janice Taylor, starts on Monday, January 11th. There’s still time to join with us as we blow the fat cells out of our minds!!! “Janice is a kooky genius …. see if her idiosyncratic plan works for you.” O, The Oprah Magazine

National Covered In Anything Chocolate Day: 25 quotes and a square of chocolate

In honor of National Covered in Anything Chocolate Day, I’ve gathered 25 fabulously rich and tasty chocolate quotes! You can now cover yourself in these fun thoughts, phrases, words and thoroughly enjoy one 1-oz. piece of dark chocolate, if you like, at 170 calories per ounce!

Christmas Song – A Doggy Christmas Surprise

Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and Coach, shares with you a Christmas Song that is guaranteed to get you smiling and shakin’ your booty big time!

Food Addict?

Is it time to step up to the plate (so to speak), take an honest and courageous look at your life, and make a commitment to loving yourself? Are you ready to let go of belief systems and habits that no longer serve you? Are you ready to step into a healthier 2010?

Emotional eating: 3-Step Cure

Holidays got you feeling more emotional than usual? Are you reaching for food? Again? Here, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, Author and Coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss bring you the 3-Step Cure! Read on!!!

Thanksgiving Survival KIT: Pills, booze or meditation music?

What will you bring to Thanksgiving that can help you navigate the screaming children? What will you bring that will keep you strong and able to say ‘no thank you’ to the heavily spiked Egg Nog when the slings and arrows of miss-communication are being sent your way? Seriously?! Janice Taylor and Our Lady of Weight Loss are here to help!

No Excuses November

Are you genetically cursed? Are you stressed or tired? Do you suffer from S.A.D.? It’s easy to get wrapped up in your stories and actually believe them, isn’t it? And further, use them as an excuse to eat and eat some more! Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor invite you to join with them for “No Excuses November!.”

The Holiday Diet Tip #5 – Kill the CRAVING!

This “Kill the Craving” post is hot off the Our Lady of Weight Loss Permanent Fat Removal Factory press! Both Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, are determined to change the ‘fat tide,’ and enable you to Wake Up Thinner on New Year’s Day!

Halloween: Mindful in the Face of Chocolate

Halloween is only 10 days away. I don’t know about you, but I want to stay awake and aware in the face of all those little mini-chocolate bars! With that in mind, here are some fun exercises that we can do today that can help us to exercise our ‘awake and aware’ muscles from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Fitness Center!

Aromatherapy – Do your cravings smell?

A recent study at the St. George’s Hospital in London showed that vanilla might aid in weight loss. Overweight people who wore vanilla-scented skin patches reported that they ingested smaller amounts of sweets. Want more fat burning news?

10 Ways to Curb, Conquer and Control Nighttime Eating

Mindless eating occurs primarily at night, after dinner, when – after a long, sometimes difficult day – you sit down and relax. What to do? Understand it and plan for it!
Here, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal share their 10 top secrets about how to end nighttime eating now!
10 Ways to Curb, Conquer and Control Nighttime Eating

Pumpkin Seeds: Natural Anti-Depressant

Studies in the US show that pumpkin seeds may help reduce hormone damage to the prostate, which in turn lessens the risk of developing prostate cancer. They’ve been used in certain areas of Europe to treat learning disorders. In China, pumpkin seeds are used to ward off depression, and pumpkin seed oil has been used for treatment of prostatitis.

More to Love: Luke and Tali Still Together

Luke, the plus-sized bachelor in search of his plus-sized dream wife, narrowed the playing field to two: Malissa, blonde and Christian. Tali, dark and Jewish. And then he headed home, with gals in tow, to his Pa and Ma for their input. Great family stuff! Video included.

Give Kraft a Kick in the Tush: Harmful Chemicals in Your Mac & Cheese

Did you know that Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is formulated differently for countries in Europe than for the U.S.? I didn’t either until I read The Unhealthy Truth.

12 Tips: How to have a great conversation

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.

Sunday Puzzle: Love Your Inner Chubby Child

This week’s Sunday JigSaw Puzzle entitled “Love Your Inner Chubby Child” was inspired by Our Lady of Weight Loss’s yesterday blog-post. “Fat Daughter: A Punishment from God.” Even though I have permanently removed 50 pounds of excess weight, my inner […]

The Secret Power of Ganesh: Remover of obstacles (belly fat or otherwise)

As Our Lady of Weight Loss was moving into a state of bliss on a leisurely and contemplative stroll on the “Road to Svelvesille,” she bumped into Lord Ganesh, the oh-so-chubby and wise, elephant headed Hindi God, who is best […]

Jon and Kate spoiler: A sandwich of betrayal, stress & divorce?

I can’t even begin to imagine what it must be like to be Jon or Kate or one of the eight. The amount of milk and bread consumed daily would be enough to put me over the edge, never mind […]

In need of Comfort Food?

What if this Beliefnet blogger were to tell you that there is a healthy and guilt-free food readily available – sitting in your supermarket – waiting for you – that is more comforting than mac n’ cheese, chocolate pudding, whipped […]

9 Happy Weight Loss Tips from the patron saint of permanent fat removal

Hot off the top of the Huffington Post Living page … Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal (she who guides me) takes a light approach to weight loss. It is the patron saint’s mission […]

Lose a pound: Manifest a 4-pound reduction!

Here’s a riddle from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal! Which weighs more? A pound of feathers; or a pound of nails? A pound is a pound, folks! Unless, of course, you’re talking about […]

The No Diet Way: Smoothies Promote Weight Loss (fat burning recipes)

This Beliefnet blogger knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And now that summer is here with its abundance of fresh fruit, there’s no excuse not to start your day on the right note. You can […]

American Idol Finale: 6 Stress-Busting Snacks

I don’t know about you but this Beliefnet blogger is a bit concerned as to how she is going to get through tonight’s American Idol finale. It promises to be a star-studded nail-biter of an event. Will the stress of […]

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 […]

Elizabeth Edwards: from public humiliation to new reality

This article, written by Beliefnet blogger Janice Taylor is featured in both The Huffington Post and USA Today! Read on and be sure to comment! People say that we only get ‘what we can handle,’ that there are ‘lessons to […]

Weigh-In: You are beyond measure.

This week’s jigsaw puzzle was inspired by and is for those who grapple with the numbers of the scale. Do NOT let the scales of injustice put you into a tail spin! People listen up, the number of the scale […]

Mother’s Day Recipes – Satisfying and Scrumptious (video included)

We are visiting my 93 year-young mother on Mother’s Day. While she lives along, drives and is A-okay in every way, she no longer cooks! (Not that she was much of a cook to being with … oops, don’t tell […]

Mother’s Day: Best Mother Ever Award Goes to …

Tell the truth. Are you a bit cranked out, disillusioned or just plain tired? Are you giving, running, doing until you are dry? If yes, I’d like to encourage you to stop it, right now! There’s no way you can […]

OVERWEIGHT: Will It Kill You?

A new study led by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health reports that hundreds of thousands of deaths each year are due to diet and lifestyle. Below are the numbers of annual deaths in the United States due to […]

What If Weight Loss Were No Longer an Issue?

Food for thought … Now, just imagine … What IF weight loss were no longer an issue? What WOULD you do with all that time and energy? How often do you think about your weight? How often do you think […]

The Ultimate Weight Loss Question-The Ultimate ANSWER!

How Can I Lose Weight???!!? I received an email from a reader enquiring, “Can you give me some pointers on weight loss?” To which I replied, “might you please be more specific?” After all, I could write volumes on the […]

KILL Food Cravings! See Red.

This week’s Weight Loss Art was inspired by an amazing dish of Kimchi (Korean Spicy Cabbage) that I so enjoyed! It’s spicy flavor left me seeing ‘red!’ And FYI … spicy foods are great for voiding a desire for something […]

Adam Lambert: If I Can’t Have You … Tears Lost, Pounds Gained.

American Idol’s Adam Lambert delivered yet another powerful, original and absolutely mesmerizing performance last night! His emotionally intense delivery brought out the emotions in me. And while I sat in front of the television watching, breaking the number one rule […]

Failure is NOT an Option!

Our Lady of Weight Loss wants to know … … Are you afraid to commit to yourself fully? Are you terrified to lose weight, to fully take-in, ingest, go hog wild for your healthy living plan? Are you just plain […]

United Airlines: Double Your Fat, Double Their Pleasure.

United Airlines is the latest airline to jump on the anti-fat bandwagon and penalize their overweight passengers by charging them, should they not fit ‘comfortably’ into one seat, for two seats! They say that they are doing this because they […]

Emotional Eating ALERT!!!! YOU Deserve … Cake? Comfort? Love?

People tell me that they “deserve” cake, or a burger or fries, or a binge. They tell me that they have had a stressful day and “deserve” to, in effect, go hog wild! When you use food to comfort yourself, […]

Dr. Laura: Mean-Spirited; Anti-Fat

Here’s what Kick in the Tush Club member, Nathanne, has to say about Dr. Laura and “her horrible attitude toward overweight people.” (She was inspired to speak out by last week’s post “Governor Paterson Declares War!” Dear Janice ~ The […]

How to STOP Eating!

I know that nighttime eating is a prob … (oops, almost said problem) … it’s a challenge for many of us, so I thought I would share my number one secret as to how to stop eating at the end […]

Reduce Belly Fat: The Happiness Diet

How to Kick-Start Your Pursuit of Happiness by Janice Taylor As a life coach and author, I have worked with thousands of people who are searching for their life happiness. My work is to move them toward their authentic selves, […]

Kathy Ireland: Overweight. Overwhelmed.

Top model, former Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl, Kathy Ireland, plumped up and packed on 25 pounds “without even knowing it! ” Kathy, like HOLA! I gained 3 pounds last month and could tell immediately; as soon as my ‘love […]

Star Jones: Addict, Depressed and Honest.

I’ve not been a fan of Star Jones, but I am now.I tuned into Oprah yesterday: “Fat to Thin (and possibly back again) In the Public Eye” (my title; not Oprah’s), which featured Valerie Bertinelli, Marie Osmond and Star Jones. […]

The Power of Gray: Six Succulent, Money-Making, Winning Ways to Power Up

I consider myself an optimistic person. When I was a very little girl the movie Pollyanna hit the screens and I loved it, and I took it in on a cellular level. Pollyanna starred Jane Wyman (Ronald Regan’s ex-wife), Karl […]

David Letterman Marries: Shared Stress?

David Letterman married his long-time main squeeze Regina Lasko. Will marriage change them? Will all this publicity add stress to their relationship? Janice Taylor, Life & Happiness Coach, has some tips on how to talk it out when you and […]

Money Matters: How to Get America’s Energy and Economy Flowing Freely Again

There is no doubt that we are in crisis. And yes, President Obama has assembled a kick-tush team of experts, and while these experts are diligently working day and night to implement a stimulus package to re-kindle the economy, I […]

Profound Paths to Health, Healing and Happiness

Good News!!! Janice Taylor (the voice of Our Lady of Weight Loss) is participating in a GREAT tele-seminar series, along with the following speakers. There’s no charge! Be sure to mark your calendars and TUNE-IN for the following talks! Week […]

Healing Chakra Foods, Chaos and Life-In-General

Hi Everyone! Today has been C-R-A-Z-Y!!! Here’s the low-down! My 93 year-old mother’s neighbor who is 75 fell, so my mother is taking care of her! My mother is doing her laundry!! Can you believe it??? I’m like “Mom, are […]

Dr. Seuss Birthday: Green Eggs and Ham Recipe!

It’s a YUM MONDAY!!!!… Snowing like MAD in NYC and it’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday! What an awesome combo.In honor of the great Dr. Seuss here follows my infamous GREEN EGGS n’ HAM Recipe! (See below for more recipe links to […]

Our Lady of Lent : What are you giving up?

Morning All, I am inspired by the emails that I am receiving from y’all telling me what you are giving up and/or adding to your lives during Lent (the 40-day liturgical season that begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes at […]

Want to Lose Weight? Then … READ THIS!

CALORIES RULE The largest-ever controlled study of weight-loss methods was published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. More than 800 overweight adults were assigned to one of four diets that reduced calories through a variety of combinations. […]

Fear of Losing

A TASTY TIDBIT from the “Fill Up On Happiness e-Diet CURE.” Before you can fill up on happiness, you need to clear out the cobwebs. Join with us as we declutter our minds, physical environments and bodies and make room […]

CURE Fear of Fat! (jigsaw puzzle included)

Do You Suffer From: FatSuitAphobia??? by Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach/Weight Loss Artist As you know, I have created a program called “Fill Up On Happiness e-diet.” It’s a kick-tush e-coaching program that will blow the fat cells right out […]

JigSaw Sunday: How Important is Your Health and Happiness???

How IMPORTANT is “THIS” to YOU??? (this being your health, your weight, your determination to let go of what no longer serves you) While talking to one of my star weight loss coaching clients (you are all stars in your […]

Valentine’s Day: The Best Lover of All

Today is Valentine’s Day (as if you needed me to tell you!). And ‘they’ say that Valentine’s Day is for lovers. Well, that’s just swell if you have a lover, and even then it can go bust (manage your expectations […]

Friday the 13th: Scared? You Should Be!!!

Friday the 13th is the most widespread superstition in America! AND – hold onto your unlucky hats – there appear to be three such happenings on our 2009 calendar: February 13, March 13, and November 13. For those of you […]

Now Serving Platterfuls of Second Chances: February Resolutions!

Not to bring up a sore spot, but as your resident Life, Happiness and Weight Loss Coach, I’ve been wondering how y’all are doing with your January resolutions? Are they working for you? Often, we start the year off with […]

Sweet Anticipation: EATING HONEY with Pooh Bear.

Just now … while working on my Fill Up On Happiness e-Diet, I came across this quote from A.A. Milne that is so amazing, so useful, so brilliant, I just had to stop everything and post if for y’all right […]

Recession Proof Your Life: STRESS BUSTERS

Are you stressed? Irritable? Having trouble sleeping? Do you feel like screaming? Crying? Eating??? You are NOT alone! In these stressful times, it’s essential to have an arsenal of coping mechanisms at hand – other than food. I mean, really, […]

Valentine’s Day JigSaw Puzzle

There are a few theories floating out there about the origins of St. Valentine’s Day. Here follows my favorite. It comes from Belarus*. It is believed in Belarus*, that St. Valentine’s Day originated from the story that upon rejection by […]

Say “Shhhhhh….” to the Scale of Injustice

Today, put the scale of injustice away and say to that voice in your mind that mocks the number and torments the soul … “shhhhhhh.” Forgive the dietary transgressions, forgive… … because with forgiveness comes empathy, understanding and forgiveness moves […]

St. Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu: Eat, Have Sex, Lose Weight!!!

St. Valentine’s Day is next Saturday, February 14th (as if you didn’t know), and I wanted to be sure to get your dinner menu to you now, giving you enough time to think the evening through, create your shopping list, […]

Your Moment of ‘Ahhhhhhh’ – Be Happy

I am diligently working on my “Fill Up On Happiness” e-diet plan … launching next week! … and in so searching for happiness, I came across this one minute video that I do believe is a good way to start […]

Janice & Dr. Norris Weigh-In: Hungry for LAUGHTER?

Continuing the Dr. Norris and Janice ‘blog-O-sation’ … … Dr. Norris says, “OK. Stop. I’m all into making weight loss fun, but I need to get serious now. IS WHAT YOU’RE HUNGRY FOR … HEALTH? … or PLEASURE?” I don’t […]

Hard Boiled Eggs, Caviar and Sex!!!

I am in the midst of putting my St. Valentine’s menu together. It’s loaded with aphrodisiacs!!! Caviar being one of them, which led me to an amazing Deviled Eggs recipe (topped with caviar). (See below). The instructions warned that one […]

Janice & Dr. Norris Weigh-In: What Are You Hungry For?

… continuing my ‘blog-O-sation’ with Dr. Norris … Let There Be Cake!!! Dr. Norris … speaking of mothers … have you seen the video of my 92-year-young mother, Harriet, Queen of Cake??? Oh My Goodness!!! Cake reigned supreme in our […]

Janice & Dr. Norris Weigh-In: What are YOU hungry for?

Hey Y’all …. Dr. Norris Chumley and this blogger were chatting last week on the phone (yup, on the phone – tre retro!), and we thought it would be fun to dish the dirt, chew the fat, blog-to-blog from time-to-time. […]

DIET Re-defined! from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Dictionary

Our Lady of Weight Loss spoke to me in my sleep last night. Actually, I wasn’t quite asleep. I was dozing … in the delicious half wake/half sleep state. Yum! SHE has been communicating with me in this fashion for […]

Get Jiggy with Our Lady (a puzzle): February LOVE … March MADNESS

It’s February 1. Hip Hip Hooray … the days are getting longer; the sun is feeling warmer and hope is in the air!!! February is a month of LOVE! Enjoy this week’s Get Jiggy with OLofWL Puzzle! Spread the word […]

Want to FEEL BETTER, LOOK YOUNGER and GET A RAISE???

One of the best things you can do for yourself and for everyone around you is to smile. Smiling brings oxygen to your brain, immediately makes you feel better, and sends out comforting messages to others. Smiling pulls people in […]

Your NOT To Do List

People often ask me, “How do you do it all?” To which I respond, “What makes you think I do it all? I don’t. I can’t remember the last time I cleaned, for goodness sake.” Here’s how to clear your […]

BECAUSE: A Mighty Powerful Convincer

BECAUSE, YOU SAID SO!!! Chew on this: Which of the following three sentences is most likely to get you a raise? a. Boss, I’ll quit if I don’t get a raise. b. Boss, I need a raise now, please …[and […]

How to Build Your Self-Confidence Muscle

Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, in particular, weight loss. If we don’t feel good about ourselves; feel confident – what do we do? We head to the fridge. Stuff those feelings down. EAT! All […]

LEMON: Antidote to What Ails You

While we might believe that life is a linear journey, for most of us, it is a circuitous event. There are hills, valleys, twists and turns, set backs and leaps forward. There are the ‘plum’ experiences, and then, there are […]

Kick in the Tush Club MEMBERS Weigh-In On Oprah!!!

At the beginning of the month, when Oprah launched her ‘personal weight loss series,’ I queried my posse – a.k.a. members of the infamous and fabulous Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KICK in the TUSH CLUB – and asked if […]

Get Jiggy with OPRAH … Our Lady’s latest jigsaw puzzle!

While working on this portrait of Oprah, it took on a life of its own … … and somehow or another Marilyn Monroe and Jackie O., both tragic figures in their own way, showed up on the ‘canvas.’ The connection? […]

The Golden Globes of Weight Loss (vote here for Best Weight Loss Performance)

Janice Taylor, 50-Pound BIG-TIME-LOSER, Life & Happiness Coach presents The Golden Globes of Weight Loss!!! Please be sure to click on the various video links before voting, so that you can best make an informed choice. Then cast your vote […]

Be the SMARTEST SMARTASS Ever!

There are the SMARTEST Goals. And THEN … … and only THEN … there are SMART-ASS Goals. I thought that now might be a good time to revisit goal setting! After all, it is a New Year, and while I […]

Bob Greene, I Have 5 FAT-Burning Questions for YOU!!!

If you’ve been following the “Oprah Weight Gain, 200 Pounds of Pure Love Series,” then you know that Bob Greene, Oprah’s personal weight loss guru (who – to my knowledge – has not personally experienced the battle of the bulge) […]

Dear Oprah, Why Do YOU Want to Be Fat?

Dear Oprah, I am excited that you are launching your “Best Life” series this week. I have ‘inked’ your various shows and webinars on my calendar and plan to have pen and paper at hand to take notes. I am […]

Happiness Is A Size 14 (for British Women) … and YOU?

Hot off the pancake griddle, from the TELEGRAPH, UK. “According to a new study by cereal brand Special K, women who wear a British size 14 (US equivalent size 12) are the happiest with their life and looks. Girls who […]

EMOTIONAL EATING: 3-Step Cure

What is the single most common, biggest, most overwhelming and likely to occur challenge when it comes to weight loss? Emotional Eating! It takes more than a good plan, good intentions, and basic nutritional information to override the emotional tsunamis […]

Three Steps to LOVE

This Beliefnet Blogger is in a ‘love’ space. It didn’t just happen. I went to ‘love’ intentionally. It’s part of my diet plan. In order to successfully embody a healthy lifestyle, one must build reserves in all areas of their […]

Eat and Be Happy: Foods that Boost Your Happy Neurotransmitters

Serotonin, Dopamine and Norepinephrine by Janice Taylor As we head off to the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feasts of plenty, I thought it might be useful to know what foods bring forth the best feelings. Yes, foods change the […]

Grace Eventually: The Mozzarella Stuffed Pretzel Story (God works in mysterious ways.)

Yesterday was one of those days. At approximately 7:30 a.m. my 92 year-young mother, Harriet, called me and said, “I’m going to the hospital in about twenty minutes. I called the super to take me; I’m not up to driving […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss’s DOWNLOADABLE Survival Guide to the Holidays

The best ever Holiday Weight Loss Tips from Our Lady of Weight Loss, guaranteed to help you slim down while you laugh it up! AND – it’s OLofWL holiday guide.pdf. Print it and carry it with you to each and […]

Holiday Diet Tip: Who Wants to GAIN A POUND Today?

Did you know that the average Thanksgiving dinner ranges from 2000 to 4500 calories? Did you know that one pound equals 3500 calories? Did you want to gain a pound today? Thanksgiving can be a real challenge for those of […]

Thanksgiving Calorie Guide (pocket, printable edition!)

Hey everyone! Here is a Thanksgiving Calorie Guide.pdf. Something fun and colorful that you can print and take with you on Thanksgiving. Now you can remember not only the calorie count of the various yummy Thanksgiving offerings, but you can […]

The Best Ever Thanksgiving Survival Guide to Mental Health

How to survive Thanksgiving? Get through it without gaining 7 pounds of excess weight and 20 pounds of family baggage? Just follow these 10 tips and enjoy! The Best Ever Thanksgiving Survival Guide to Mental Health 1. Manage Your Expectations. […]

Holiday Stress: Antidote

Want to make the holiday fun, memorable and alleviate holiday stress? How would you like to trade in feelings of overwhelm and holiday stress (which I admit are mounting by the second for me. YIKES! There are only 7 days […]

Christmas Diet Recipe: Sweet Potato Whip It

Thanksgiving? Without sweet potatoes? Perish the thought!!! For me, Sweet Potatoes are a Thanksgiving MUST! My sweet potato roots go back to my childhood when my mother whipped up the “marshmallow and pineapple casserole thing” each and every Thanksgiving. I […]

A Special Christmas Diet TREAT! RUBY’S Weight Loss Journey

Gems of wisdom from the 500-pound Style Network star who’s on a quest to lose the weight and reclaim her life. Have you all seen Holly Lebowitz Rossi’s interview with Ruby Gettinger! Read on!!! Since she was 10 years old, […]

Christmas Tip #13: Ward off Cravings, Bingeing and Depression

It is particularly important to go into the ‘light’ during this time of year, when the sun sets earlier and earlier and we are less likely to get out. Too little sun light can activate cravings for fatty, high-calorie foods […]

VIDEO Christmas Tip #12: Filling Up On Happiness

I was recently talking to one of my star coaching clients (each and everyone of you a star in your own way). Betty (the names have been changed to protect the innocent) said, “I know I should fill up on […]

Christmas Diet Tip #8: Keeping Perspective

Keeping Perspective: It’s NOT about your FAT; it’s about YOUR LIFE! Your weight, your diet, your exercise plan is just one slice of your life pie. Permanent weight loss is about living a balanced life. It’s about looking at all […]

Christmas Diet Tip #7: Create the Perfect Plate

Tryin’ to Lose Weight? Want to eat healthfully? Then you’ve got to create the perfect plate! And who better knows what a healthy plate looks like than the American Diabetes Association. ADA suggests we divide our plate into three sections. […]

Christmas Diet Tip #5: Trigger Foods

We all know that keeping a food diary is hugely important in the land of successful weight loss. And whilst it is important to record what you have eaten and how much you have eaten each and every day, you […]

Christmas Diet Tip #3: 5 Steps to Kill the Sugar Craving

Now that Halloween is behind us (yes, my butt is bigger, too), I hope we can take a more “measured” look at sugar. For the record, this diet guru permanently removed over 50 pounds 7 years ago, and YES, Janice […]

Weight Loss Tip: Satisfy Food Cravings

Satisfy Food Cravings without Ditching Your Diet by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for a Free Life Consult.) Food Cravings are Normal! At one time or another, we […]

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! […]

Emotional Eating Bail Out

Leave Your Rage On the Page by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound big-time-loser! (Write Janice for free consult) In these particularly precarious and nerve-wracking times of Wall Street meltdowns, […]

LOVE Pure and Simple: No Sugar Coating Necessary

“Joy” says it best! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50 pound big-time-loser. Here follows an e-mail from Joy, a Kick in the Tush Club member, and fan of Our Lady of Weight Loss. Please […]

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 […]

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