You are Getting Sleepy Report – A recent study conducted by the Harvard Women’s Health Watch reports that sleep difficulties visit 75% of us at least a few nights per week. A short-lived bout of insomnia is nothing to worry […]
You are Getting Sleepy Report – A recent study conducted by the Harvard Women’s Health Watch reports that sleep difficulties visit 75% of us at least a few nights per week. A short-lived bout of insomnia is nothing to worry […]
The Zen master Hakuin used to tell his students about an old woman who owned a tea shop in the village. She was skilled in the tea ceremony, Hakuin said, and her understanding of Zen was superb. Many students wondered […]
This morning a coalition of food safety advocates, medical experts and foodborne illness victims held a telebriefing to discuss the critical need for full implementation and funding of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). I participated in same and […]
New York City Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday plans to ban the sale of sodas and other sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and entertainment venues. Upon hearing the news, Our Lady of Weight Loss thought it a good […]
Praise be and good luck for Our Lady of Weight Loss (and me)! Beliefnet is currently featuring our gallery (in a number of newsletters): 13 Ways to Improve Your Luck, which – of course – was inspired by Friday, the […]
When I ask people, “Why do you want to lose weight?” people often say, “Health and better energy.” While this may be true, it is often not the primary reason (or solo reason) that they want to lose weight. They […]
37 percent of Americans have cardiovascular disease.
34 percent of U.S. adults have hypertension.
36 percent have pre-hypertension. …. read on
What does Groundhog Day have to do with weight loss? Our Lady of Weight Loss says, “All roads lead to weight loss!” If the winter is getting you down, you might eat! If you are longing for spring, you might make an extra trip to the fridge. If it’s grey outside and/or snowing, you may turn to food to add color to your life! Here follow 9 Groundhog Day Quotes for you to chew on, as you smile and stay steady on your healthy living journey!
Praise be, the Frittata, an Italian omelet that is made with cheese, meat and/or vegetables mixed into – rather than folded inside – the eggs. The Frittata is perfect for any time of day; for any meal. Breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Breathing provides many of the same benefits that exercise does, and it will aid weight loss. Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t exercise. I am saying that breathing will enhance your ability to exercise, in addition to help you burn fat!
Preliminary findings from the World Health Organization found that the noises that we do our best not to hear during the dark of the night … can have a negative impact. Just how negative? Read on!!!
Coffee, the most popular drink in America – next to water – may help some lose weight as it increases the number of calories you burn per hour by 44%! Caffeinated coffee increases your metabolism. Cuppa Joe, be mine!
Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, she who has devoted a great deal of time to examining the way in which people eat, there are 10 basic eating styles – from Gulp n’ Go to Totally Beige to the Food Architect. Which style is yours?
Prior to learning about the Mouth of Chi, I confess that I hadn’t give much thought to the importance of entry points, nor had I even considered my physical mouth an entry point or boundary. Now, with a different level of awareness, I will be mindful and give more thought and meaning to what I put in my mouth and what comes out of it.
Yesterday, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its report on obesity in America. And guess what? We’re fatter than ever. On the one hand, it is shocking to find that to be the case. We’re trying so […]
I know that you are all looking for the magic bullet; a pill that will kill your appetite, cravings and send you on the fast track to Sveltesville. BUTT … if it’s too good to be true, it IS too good to be true. Read how this Tushkateer lost 57 pounds with the help of a magic bullet, BUT found it, again! that’s one big BUTT!
According to new research from Northwestern Medicine, women who carry excess weight around their hips, a.k.a. pear shaped women, are likely to experience more memory loss than their apple-shaped counterparts.
Even though it was hot enough to fry an egg on the street this morning (97 degrees and counting!), I resisted; and instead, I pulled out my blender from under the counter, dusted it off and declared it “Smoothie Season.”
If you want to permanently lose weight, remove those pounds, experience freedom from food obsession, then read this! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares the true secret of her 50 pounds victory!
Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense. ~Henry Miller
I hear tell that Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson is losing it! Pounds that is!
Jennifer, on behalf of WeightWatchers, kicked off a national ad campaign last Sunday “I decided to do Weight Watchers. I feel like I’ve conquered the world.” says the lovely and voluptuous Jennifer. In addition to getting the big payola …
I’m not sure how “No Housework Day” originated or when it was first celebrated. I am imagining that a woman who was tired of her daily chores, tired of the dust reappearing, that a woman who was more than likely being taken for granted threw her arms up in the air, took in a deep breath and proclaimed …
Kelly Osbourne danced away 42 pounds last season. Jennie Garth, Mya , Mel B. from the Spice Girls, Jane Seymour, Lisa Rina and Marie Osmond (while on Nutrisystems) toned their arms, lifted their butts, and dropped at least 100 pounds (combined total). Niecy Nash, however, star of “Reno 911″ is dedicating her dance performance to “thick girls everywhere.” And instead shedding tears for love.
Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach provides vital Easter candy information! Something to consider on Easter Day (and the days that follow).
From the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens – Matzo Brie! There are two matzo brie camps; those who fervertly believe that soaking the matzo in cold water before frying is the only way to go, and those who follow the hot water recipes. Either way, matzo brie (much like french toast) is delicious!
Imagine … El Al Airlines will be serving up some 650 pounds of gefilte fish, 400 pounds of smoked salmon, 28 gallons of horseradish, 325 pounds of smoked trout, 275 pounds of assorted chocolates and more than 45,500 packages of individually wrapped matzo on their nonstop flights from New York alone. (Recipes … to follow).
Laugh Yourself Skinny. Laughter is one of the best aerobic exercises. One minute of mirthful laughter is equal to 6 minutes on the rowing machine.
Knowing full well that water is the healing elixir of all time, I have been on a mega-water kick, telling any and all who will listen to me that it’s important – actually crucial to drink water.
The best in Celebrity Weight … Hot off the Dancing With the Stars dance floor! The pairings!!! Who will dance with whom and who is your fav?
For those of us who are hooked on watching the Academy Awards, because we love movies, the glitz of Hollywood, or just because it is a time-honored tradition, here follow some of ‘award-wininng’ quotes from last night’s Oscars.
In an unprecedented move, American Idol flipped the boy/girl schedule this week. The boys were up on Tuesday night instead of Wednesday; and the girls sang live on Wednesday instead of Tuesday, creating time for the 24-year old Ohio mom Crystal Bowersox to recover from … what? Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, sheds light to Bowersox’ illness.
Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, turns to Marion Nestle, Ph.D., author of Food Politics and What to Eat, to get the skinny on sugar.
The Yin and Yang of Lent!!! What are you giving up for Lent; what are you gaining from Lent? Our Lady of Weight Loss leads the way!
Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal shares “The 3 Step Diet,” which inevitably leads you straight into the arms of a gooey grilled cheese sandwich!
Get your downloadable St. Valentine’s hearts, jigsaw puzzles, to die for recipes and more here, NOW! Hurry! Janice Taylor makes weight loss fun!
Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares her Winter Wonderland, New York City February 2010 Snow Storm photos. Janice ventured out on the snowiest day of the year to snap, crackle and pop her weigh down! Get it! Get in your daily walk, no matter! Stimulate your brain, get the endorphins pumping, move your body!
Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares eight simple things that you can add to your daily routine that will burn an extra 100 calories. Think about it. If you do one of these things each day, rotating them if you like, at the end of one year you will have burned off 10 pounds.
Listen UP and Lighten UP! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss scoured the universe and have found a sister site, a place where you can go for the latest in news that helps you lose! Skinny Scoopers! You can thank them later! After you read on and lighten up!
Say it’s not so! Are Brad and Angelina no more? Bradgelina over? Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal and Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, present a Sunday Puzzle for These Troubling Times!
Today is National Hugging Day! I’ve already hugged three people! And in doing so, I realized that hugging is a bit more complex than just grabbing someone and squeezing! Not everyone welcomes a full frontal hug! Go figure!!!
While perusing the headlines this morning, I stumbled upon “Pier Brosnan’s Wife Gets Fit for Her Man!” Give ME a Break, I shouted!!! For more on the why’s and wherefore’s of weight loss and celebrity madness, read on!
It’s National Popcorn Day and rather than celebrating it by hitting the streets in search of a bucket or two of buttered caramel popcorn, I thought it the perfect opportunity to make a piece of Weight Loss Art™®!
Join with Our Lady of Self-eSteem, the patron saint of permanent self-confidence, sister of Our Lady of Weight Loss, as she moves us through a jigsaw puzzle that increases self-love!
When was the last time that you were so engrossed in an activity or passionately at play that you forgot to eat? Maybe, say – when you were 10? Playing with your Ken and Barbie dolls? If you find that you are all too often foraging for food, searching for snacks, or rummaging for rations, you need to get a life! A life filled with passion and play!!!
What do Valerie Bertinelli and Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach have in common? Both have lost over 50 pounds; both agree that the word ‘maintenance’ isn’t very sexy? And both have some down home, solid advice on how to stay motivated for life!
The up-coming “Size” issue of V Magazine, scheduled to hit the stands on January 14, is overflowing with a bevy of voluptuous beauties flaunting their feminine wiles. Plus-sized, scantily clad models work it as they model Guess jeans, Ralph Lauren and Versace. Check out the preview photos …
Because a number of scientific studies have demonstrated that garlic is a ‘healing’ food and that regular consumption of said garlic cures our ills, I decided to load up on this aromatic vegetable like there’s no tomorrow, adding it in bulk to my recipes! Read on for the best Penne recipe ever!
Diet Resolutions 2010: Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach and 50-pound big-time-loser is here to tell you that the best way to begin anew is to make sure that the energy in your home is supporting your new healthy eating and living style. Learn how to reduce stress, promote harmony, eliminate toxic energy and lose weight!
Head’s up for all Our Lady of Weight Loss devotees and Tushkateers (and the rest of you, as well)… there’s been a Tylenol Recall. Read-up and re-call.
Here, Queen Jaw Jaw and Our Lady of Weight Loss chew the fat and with great style and verve share the ins and outs of being a Gabologist, a recession proof job!
Janice Taylor, our country’s premiere Weight Loss Artist shares her favorite Latke recipe. “Whether you are in search of Chanukah recipes or not, you owe it to yourself and your family to cook up some Latkes a.k.a. potato pancakes.”
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!!!
Chewing the fat with Janice Taylor. Today, “Is the Biggest Loser making us fatter?”
The best Black Friday Online Shopping guide from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal and Janice Taylor, America’s Premiere Weight Loss Artist. Unique, inexpensive, satisfying and uplifting. Happy times are here, again!
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!
The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and Friendship is a must read. It speaks to loyalty, loss, and the ties that bind. These are the ingredients of The Recipe Club, a “novel cookbook” that combines an authentic story of friendship with more than 80 delicious recipes. Here, Janice Taylor, interviews Nancy Garfinkel and Andrea Israel, authors of this delightful and delish book!
There’s water on the Moon. Join with Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, as we raise our water glasses and toast our dreams! (No Butter)
Were you born under a lucky star? Is luck a random event? A force that brings good fortune or adversity? Or, is luck is the product of our own mental focus and attitudes? Here, Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, present 13 Ways to Activate LUCK!
Are you ready to take 21 simple steps towards better health and total happiness? If yes, then join with Beliefnet’s Fresh Living blogger, Holly Rossi, as she walks the talk and talks the walk.
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!.”
How would you like to easily and effortlessly lose weight, melt fat, and clear space so that the authentic and happy you can show up? Our Lady of Weight Loss has the questions and the answers!
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!
Our Lady of Weight Loss is on the prowl, looking for hot picks for under $20. See what she’s got cookin’ for us today!
How many calories does Dexter burn while hammering nails into homes? How many calories do you burn while watching Dexter? Hmmmm … more de-lish food for thought from Our Lady of Weight Loss!
Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and Coach, along with Our Lady of Weight Loss, invite you to ‘dump it!’ The Halloween candy that is … feel triumphant … and wake up thinner!
Scientific studies show that garlic fights the common cold, lowers blood sugar levels and much more! Tune into Our Lady of Weight Loss for today’s weight loss wisdom!
Polar opposites in childhood, finding middle ground as adults, Janice Taylor, creator of Our Lady of Weight Loss meets up with Denise Austin, fitness guru, to discuss saddlebag slimmers and fit bottoms.
Whoi s Our Lady of Weight Loss? Where did she come from? Is she a fig newton of Janice Taylor’s mind? Is Janice crazy? Did she really lose over 50 pounds with the guidance of Our Lady of Weight Loss? Can she be My Lady of Weight Loss, too?
What happens when one of America’s best weight loss experts bumps into one of America’s top fitness experts? Do sparks fly? Are tips exchanged? Does love fill the air?
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!
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
Never too thin. Never too rich. Never too famous? Now casting: 100 Lost, a hit cable network is looking for people to lose weight for money. Just how much would it take for you to jump on the weight loss bandwagon and stay there?!
I’ve got some shocking and sweet news for you! Sweet potatoes do not belong to the potato family. The sweet potato is a relative of the Morning Glory (Ipomoea Batatas), and its nutritional makeup is quite different than the white potato. Take a look and then ‘fry’ up some sweet potato steaks.
Will you wake up fatter on New Year’s Day? Heavier than you are now? More depressed? Depleted? Lacking energy? OR … Thinner, happier, more energized? Here, Janice Taylor and Our Lady of Weight Loss, share their Wake Up Thinner secrets!
From toxic burgers to body image, Our Lady of Weight Loss, culls the compelling and serves them ‘family style,’ giving you much food for thought! Wake Up America!
Did you get your mammogram? In 2009, some 192,370 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, accounting for more than one in four cancers diagnosed.
In 2009, an estimated 40,170 women will die from breast cancer. And what were you waiting for?
Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, helps you get clear on what success means to you. Everyone measures success differently. Some people measure it by how much money they make, some by their career path and their titles, some by a successful marriage, some by how pretty or thin they might be.
Did you watch Grey’s Anatomy last night? I did. And I have to say, I really thought the seviche/ceviche comment about the poor, mangled girl was tasteless (HA! pun intended) and just plain dumb. Nevertheless, it did bring Ceviche to mind … a delicious dish that is low in calories, carbs and fat. Something you might want to order the next time you’re dining out! Info and recipe to follow!!!
Our Lady of Weight Loss presents the 10 Commandments of Permanent Fat Removal because it is her mission to make weight loss fun. Our Lady of Weight Loss hopes that you will smile, laugh and lighten up, particularly in these very serious times. She can’t think of anything more delicious than a side-splitting belly laugh. Can you? Sure, laughter is one of God’s greatest gifts!
Tips on cookies, milk and break times: “Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” ~ Barbara Jordan
In recognition of International Peace Day, here follow 52 ‘peace-filled’ affirmations. It is my hope that we find peace in our hearts and send a ripple effect of love out into the world.
Reuters (and other news outlets) described Alec Baldwin as “portly.” Is it okay for men to be ‘fat?’ Is Alec upset by these remarks? Does he need the help of Our Lady of Weight Loss? Is there a double standard when it comes to ‘fat?’ Weigh-in here!
Our Lady of Weight Loss turns to her Tarot Deck and The Empress for inspiration and weight loss motivation. Here, she shares her insights as well as a pear recipe.
Janice Taylor, Spiritual Weight Loss Coach, Guided Imagery Innovator, author and 50 pound loser offers 28 diet tips, a take-away from her 4-week program!
Our Lady of Weight Loss and I are invited to our neighbors’ tonight to celebrate the Jewish New Year. Needless to say, Our Lady volunteered me to bring dessert. So, I’m bringing my famous Oranges in Fig Sauce. It’s easy to make, delicious and so pretty on the platter! Heads will spin! Tune in for secret ingredient!
You might be operating from ‘food victim mode’ if: You think you ‘deserve’ ice cream sundaes, cakes and cookies, because you had a hard day. -or –
You take what happened to you in the past, drag it into the future and keep using it as an excuse over and over again. “I can’t do this, because I was ______________.” Sound familiar?
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.
Required Weight Loss Reading: Will the Biggest Loser make YOU Fatter? The new contestants go mano a mano. Will they reach their goals? Will YOU?
Maybe y’all think that if you don’t eat breakfast, you just saved yourself 300 calories and are that much closer to that skinny-minnie body that you’re after. Sorry to be the one to tell you, but it just doesn’t work that way!
“The food industry has huge culpability as to why we in America find ourselves where we are,” Dr. Ian said. “The food industry is not a non-profit agency. They are in it for the profits.”
It’s 09 09 09 Our Lady of Weight Loss has 9 tips to share with you that can help you to lose 9 pounds in 9 minutes.
The holiday weekend is over. It’s time to get serious! This weight loss riddle will get you back on track, back on the wagon … presidential style.
The Do’s and Don’ts o Peanut Butter Smack from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens. Yum!
People say, “I really don’t understand why I am always hungry. It’s this crazy thing, like an alien has taken over.” People ask, “Can you shed ‘lite’ on this unexplained phenomenon? How can I kill my appetite?” Our Lady of Weight Loss sheds ‘lite’ …
Back to School Food Tips: If you had lunch at 11:30 a.m. (or even earlier) and the next time you had access to food was 3:00 in-the-afternoon, wouldn’t you be hungry and cranky, too?
It takes both chutzpah and cojones (both indigenous to NYC) to roll out a campaign that takes on the beverage industry. And that’s just what the New York City Department of Health has done with its “Pouring on the Pounds campaign,” that effectively highlights the anti-health impact of sugary, sweetened drinks.
According to the American Heart Association (AHA) the average American will munch through, chow down and/or guzzle 22 teaspoons, or 355 calories of sugar today (and tomorrow and the next day)! And you?
This Sundae Jigsaw Puzzle was inspired by the mandala, one of Tantric Buddhism’s most widely used meditational tools.
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.
Guilt Free Moon Pie, for those who are craving chocolate but don’t want to get weighed-down by the calories and fat from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens.
If you want to glow beautiful like Miss Universe, then you must read this! Food news and diet tips from Our Lady of Weight Loss!
Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to set your ‘internal clock’ to happy. Wake up with a smile on your face, energized and ready to go. Here’s how!
How much dead weight are you carrying around with you? How is it stopping you from moving forward? Want to get rid of it? Our Lady of Weight Loss leads the way.
As your moon rises over Miami, and you settle into your astrological “sweet spot,” Our Lady of Weight Loss serves up 100 calorie Peach Cobbler.
Was the “More to Love Good/Bad Game” unnecessarily cruel or just stupid? You decide!
Want to have a flat belly?
Dancing with the Stars 2009 season to include Tom DeLay, Kathy Ireland and Debbie Mazar. Who will you shake and shimmy with? How many calories will you burn?
Angry mother sends depressed teenager off to Woodstock with hippy-dippie minister and church youth group. Is God navigating? You decide.
What does Whoopi Goldberg weigh? What’s your number? How do you feel about that?What does the scale really measure?
Whoopi Goldberg announced her weight this morning on The View. 174 pounds! And you? Do you have the courage to say the number out loud?
Work the room, chit the chatter, and leave the chips and dips behind. Our Lady of Weight Loss shares her 12 secret tips on how to have a great conversation.
If cooking, as many anthropologists and social scientists believe, is the key to our humanity, separating us from the ‘beasts,’ what is the decline in cooking doing to our culture, to our lives? Our Lady of Weight Loss sprinkles ‘food for thought’ on 3 humanity saving dishes. Eat Healthy: Be Political!
What does your body have to say about what you are eating? How often does the sight or smell of food drown out your body’s words of wisdom?
Kick in the Tush MONDAY … for those who need or might enjoy a Kick in the Tush. A dash of inspiration, a pinch of motivation to get your energized each and every Monday morning.
Get down and jiggy with Our Lady of Weight Loss, as she brings you up to date on today’s hot topics: Is Mark Lesser Paris father? How bad was the Tokyo Earthquake? How might you keep your hands out of the cookie jar!
Did SELF magazine digitize Kelly Clarkson too thin? Did SELF magazine go too far?
True or False: Our body produces ‘aspirin.’ Tune-into Our Lady of Weight Loss for today’s Miracle Cure! Delicious, nutritious, informative and fun.
Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to take her ‘doormat quiz,’ and determine whether you are super-empowered, strong enough, somewhat stable, or the “biggest namby-pamby ever!”
The Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchen offers 5 timely tips on how to jazz-up your water! Bottoms up!
Want to walk with confidence, love yourself, look good in clothes and ooze sexy? Our Lady of Weight Loss has 9 sexy secrets to share with you.
In honor of Obama’s birthday, Weight Loss Artist Janice Taylor, creates a fat-free, carb-free, sugar-free cake for the President.
Letting go of stress is easier than you might imagine. Janice Taylor, coach and hypnotist, offers 7 simple things to do to move you from stressed to refreshed.
Kick in the Tush Club member in good standing, “Thunder Pants,” confesses her ‘weighty sins’ to Our Lady of Weight Loss and receives forgiveness. What’s your dietary sin?
Quick Weight Loss Center: Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to set yourself free.
What do you do when life hands you lemons? Make lemonade? How about something more imaginative, exotic? With or without the Absolut Citron, this amazing cocktail from Shoes & Cocktails, “Watermelon Lemonade,” refreshes and revitalizes. The Ingredients/Recipe: Serves 3 or […]
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ While surfing the Beliefnet website I stumbled upon your blog some time back and have become a fan, a ‘regular.’ Your daily musings are a perfect blend of weight loss motivation, solid information […]
Motivation is not task driven. It’s all about emotion. It’s fire driven. In order to permanently lose weight, we need to be passionate. And … you’ve got to fuel your passion (just like you have to fuel your body and […]
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 […]
Do you want to manifest deep, lasting and significant change? Do you want to permanently remove those excess pounds? Do you want to step out of your fat suit? Then you must journey inward, take a good honest look at […]
The cyber-airwaves are humming this morning with “Is Miley Cyrus carrying Jonas Brothers, Nick’s love child?” rumors. True or not, it brings to the forefront an important topic, “pregnancy weight,” and presents an opportunity to remember what one needs to […]
Reconnecting with Your Motivation 101: Food for thought from Our Lady of Weight Loss, patron saint of permanent fat removal and Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Beliefnet.com Motivation doesn’t always come easy, particularly when it involves habits and addictions. (Yes, […]
This Beliefnet blogger asked Kick in the Tush Club members to answer the following question, “What is your good morning recipe?”And Sunny Gal answered! Good goin’ Sunny Gal! Thanks!!!!10 Sunny Ways to Make Your Day a Good One!1. A good […]
Today’s weight loss question was inspired by The North Wind from Aesop’s Fables. The North Wind boasted of great strength. The Sun argued that there was great power in gentleness. “We shall have a contest,” said the Sun. Far below, […]
Most goals involve taking some kind of action, so it’s a good idea to have some idea as to where you’re going to start. Some people like to have a very detailed and step by step plan, while others like […]
Dramatically Increase Your Ability to Survive Swine Flu Avoid airplanes, subways, confined spaces and BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM!!! Imagine that your immune system is your own personal army. Your troops guard against attacks from ‘alien’ forces, and they defend against […]
A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 100 m.p.h. and then ‘it’ LANDS with a thud on door knobs, hand railings, elevator buttons, grocery carts, telephones … on anything and everything that you mindlessly and automatically touch on […]
I am uncharacteristically in a ‘bad’ mood. I woke up at 3:45 a.m. with a banger of a headache; my husband has the flu and is coughing up a storm (I sure hope I don’t catch it), and when I […]
It’s St. Patrick’s Day and this blogger is curious how the color green is going to affect her day. The Psychodynamics of Green by Janice Taylor Color can create balance and harmony within us, on all levels: physical, mental, emotional […]
When we are energized, feeling good, hydrated, smiling and breathing in the poetry of life, we are less likely to gravitate towards food as a form of self-medication and more likely to open up to living la vida feliz … […]
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 […]
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 […]
The odds were against Stump, the ten-year-old Sussex Spaniel, who won the 133rd annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show. AGAINST the ODDS:For one thing STUMP is OLD, a senior in dog years – 10. He re-emerged from retirement after taking […]
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 […]
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 […]
You may remember that this Beliefnet blogger wrote about LEMONS just last week! Lemons: Antidote to What Ails You! And now … Beliefnet continues the lemon story with a spectacular gallery: 15 Hidden Health Secrets of Lemon – sure to […]
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 […]
Dig it! The President pays for his own food!!! Did you know that the first family pays for their own foods? True! The first family can pick whatever snacks they want and ask the chef to prepare the foods that […]
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, 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 […]
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 […]
This morning this Beliefnet WEIGHT LOSS GURU got on the Scales of Injustice and weighed-in 3 pounds UP for no reason. I SWEAR!!! Truly, no reason … And even though, I know that there is no real reason for this […]
Oh Me, Oh My! “IT” came out of NOWHERE … I was feeling absolutely fine one moment and the very next I was overcome with aches, pains, fever, stuffy nose, cough! And I couldn’t remember if I was supposed to […]
Birthday of the Unconquered Sun by Janice Taylor I was chatting with a few of my weight loss clients about the holiday season. Inquiring, of course, how they were going to celebrate their holiday, whether it be Christmas, or Chanukah, […]
Non-Emotional Spirit Sappers! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach and 50 pound big-time-loser. Sometimes things get in our way and weigh us down, stop us from moving forward, muck up the works and inadvertently send us to the fridge, […]
Recession or No Recession, You Still Gotta Eat! by Janice Taylor As the news of the recession hits hard and food prices continue to climb, some of us are worried that we may not be able to feed our families […]
Ghosts, Goblins, Gremlins … Candy … oh My! by Janice Taylor Tomorrow is Halloween! Is “Candy” calling your name? She sure is a seductress! What to do? Change your name and then … Think Ahead! Curb the Sugar Cravings. On […]
Traveling with Janice by Janice Taylor Sometimes you’ve just got to laugh … at yourself! I’m headed out of town this morning for 2.5 days … woo hoo! I love packing up my little suitcase, rolling it and myself out […]
It’s true. Mark my words. Pay attention. I’m telling it to you straight. LIMIT YOUR TREATS, Lest Halloween WILL HAUNT YOU for months to come! from Janice Taylor 22 pieces of candy corn = 140 calories EXERCISE REQUIRED to Burn, […]
You CAN’T LOSE IT … TILL YOU’VE LOST IT! … Clean out your cabinets NOW with Janice Taylor! I’m going to give it to you straight! There is no such thing as WILL POWER … there is only WANT POWER. […]
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 Good Seed by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for FREE LIFE Consult!) Are you in search of a low-cal, low-fat, long lasting, healthy and satisfying treat that […]
In a world that measures everything by the numbers … from Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser. Okay … my personal … WEIGHTY CONFESSION! When I was losing weight (vs. being […]
Be Brave: Boost Self-Love by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, syndicated columnist, seminar leader & 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for free life consult.)When I was a kid, I proudly showed my grandma my spelling test … […]
NO BREAKFAST? Are you kidding? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-Pound BIG-Time-LOSER! (Write Janice for Free Life Consult).TRUE or FALSE? Skipping breakfast aids weight loss. Maybe y’all think that if you […]
“Six Thinking Hats” is a powerful technique that can help you to develop new ways of dealing with difficult situations, food or otherwise. ~ by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! […]
Do NOT Accept Delivery of Your Ancestors ‘Fat Genes’ by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for free consult) It is a w i d e l y held […]
Your Breath, Your Metabolism, Your Weight by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for free consult) Our weight depends on a complicated blend of variables – from […]
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, […]
Sharing Stress with Your Main Squeeze by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for a Free Consult!) You are stressed to your last nerve. Things are piling up […]
Discover Me JigSaw Sundae by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! “Discover Me” is inspired by a touching tale of woe. When I was 8 years old, and weighed […]
How important is it to plan? VERY! By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Neurolinguistic Practitioner, Author, Seminar Leader & 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for free consult) Many of you exhibit quite a bit of resistance around planning […]
Who’s Foolin’ Who? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser!! (write Janice for a Free Consult!) Self Talk: Sometimes, when biting, tasting and licking other people’s foods, I have to stop […]
On Your Mark, Get Ready, GO HEALTHY! – Simple and Easy Tips by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader, 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for free consult!) People ask me about my eating habits. They’re […]
Wind-Water and Weight by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author. Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for Free Consult.) FENG SHUI (pronounced “fung shway”), the Chinese art of placement, literally translates as “wind-water.” Wind represents […]
In Celebration of National “Dear Diary Day” – Let’s Write! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser In the fast paced world of computers, e-mails, and text messages, I am putting forth […]
New Words, Thoughts and Foods for the Anti-Aging Crowd by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, First, I MUST address the word “anti-aging,” which annoys me and is totally on my last nerve. It is plastered […]
I heart pasta! I do!! By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! Fun Factoid: Thomas Jefferson is credited with introducing macaroni to the United States, he fell in love with […]
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 […]
She’s Got Quite a Pear! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser!! But square-cut or pear-shape, these rocks don’t lose their shape! ~ Leo Robin (1900-1984), U.S. songwriter. “Diamonds Are […]
This digitally enhanced collage (now jigsaw puzzle) entitled Blow the Fat Cells Out of My Mind was created by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound BIG-Time-LOSER!!!! Janice tells us, “I permanently removed over 50 pounds […]
A Sunday Prayer by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, author, columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser.While traveling the Road to Sveltesville, one will undoubtedly ‘hear voices’ in their head that command them to ‘eat another slice of cake’ -or- […]
A Grain of Salt by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. Salt, also known as sodium chloride, is our number-one source of sodium. It is an important, much needed mineral in our diets. Sodium […]
The Miracle of the Whole Grain: I prayed for WHOLE GRAINS to show up and they did! By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound big-time-loser! I was talking to Our Lady of Weight Loss the […]
Scrambled Eggs by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound big-time-loser. You’ve decided to make scrambled eggs for breakfast. You take three eggs from the refrigerator. As you are oh so gracefully moving toward the counter, […]
This jiggy jigsaw puzzle by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser was inspired by the TV show, The Dog Whisperer. Hi All, I’m a big slow on the up-take and only watched the […]
“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 […]
Oats: Grown in the U.S.A. by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! History: As long ago as 7,000 B.C. – in ancient China – man was cultivating his oats (not sowing them). The […]
I’ve got the “End of Summer Blues” and I’ve got ’em bad! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. As the light days of summer shorten, and the temperature moves from hot to […]
I’ll Have a Platterful of Life, Pretty Please with a Cherry On Top! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Teacher and 50-pound big-time-loser. This week’s Jiggy JigSaw Sundae (oops, Freudian typo) is served with a […]
A Penny to Change Your Thoughts by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. What is a Belief System? A belief system is a series of ideas that your mind has organized in order […]
My Soul Has a Hair Style … As Does Michelle’s, Cindy’s and Hillary’s! by Janice Taylor, Life Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound Big-Time-Loser I’m having a ‘nervous breakdown.’ Somewhat dramatic – but nonetheless, in the midst of a rather […]
F as in Big FAT Paradigm Shift Needed – FAST! NOW! HURRY! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound Big-Time-Loser I’m not surprised that America is fatter than ever! Or that the latest report, F […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.” ~ […]
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 […]
And the sugar-coated gold medal goes to . . . by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for a free consult) Did you hear? Michael Phelps is going to share top billing with […]
Devastation, Hopelessness, FEMA Food and Fat… Three years later. by Janice Taylor, Renegade Weight Loss Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Blogger and 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for Free Consult) On August 23, 2005, Hurricane Katrina pounded her way through the […]
Belly Fat Leads to More Belly Fat by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. Write Janice for Free Consult! Despite my (successful) diet attempts, healthy lifestyle, prayers and screams, my mid-section has grown […]
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