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Fatty Liver: Might YOU Have One?

Try On Health: See how it fits! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for Free Consultation) Fatty Liver Disease This past week, Kick in the Tush Club member Pat L. wrote […]


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 […]

Floss and Brush: Lower Real Age by 6.4 Years & Lose Weight

Your Mouth: Gateway to Weight Loss by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, author, 50-pound big-time-loser Flossing and brushing promote weight loss. Taste and food particles linger in your mouth and can trigger the desire to eat. If you can’t […]

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 […]

The Final Goodbye: A Meditation for Randy Pausch

The Garden of Peace: Where Spirits Pass and We Say Goodbye by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, 50-pound big-time-loser. For those of us who have lost a loved one and/or are feeling the loss of Professor Randy […]

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 […]

Salmonella: Killer or Cancer Cure?

Salmonella Sleuthing: It’s Not All Bad by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, 50-pound big-time-loser, eternal optimist With all this talk of toxic and noxious tomatoes and jalapeno peppers, as well as Salmonella poisoning, this Beliefnet blogger, determined to unearth […]

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, 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 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 […]

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="" 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 […]

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 […]

Manifest Destiny: Pray Love Live

Misha McGlown, author of Manifesting Things: Making Your Way When There Is No Way, shares her thoughts with Janice Taylor on how to free yourself from your self-imposed bondage and move into the light of love through prayer. I prayed […]

July 4: Holiday Pig Out Special

What???? HUH? Is Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Guru, the voice of Our Lady of Weight Loss, 50-pound big-time-loser, Beliefnet health & happiness blogger extraordinaire telling us that it’s okay to pig out? “You have to love a nation that celebrates […]

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 […]

Comfort Food: Mango Mania

Rejoice the Mango! from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger Mangoes have been around for at least 4,000 years. They grow on huge trees and the mango fruit gracefully hangs down like an upside-down lollipop on a very long stem. They are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Kill Your Appetite . . . Now!

Instead of trying to kill your appetite (no need to be so violent) and treating it as though it were your mortal enemy, this Beliefnet blogger made friends with her appetite! Consider making appetite your friend. A valuable, intelligent friend […]

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="" 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 […]

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="" 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="" 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. […]

All Is Forgiven, Move On

Seven years ago, Our Lady of Weight Loss, patron saint of permanent fat removal, came to my rescue at one of those group meetings where people obsess about food and weight. With a quick twist of my neck, she performed […]

How to Get Unstuck & Miraculously and Mysteriously Melt the Fat Away NOW!

Are you stuck? In a ‘bad’ mood? Feeling blue? Discouraged? Are those old feelings of defeat surfacing? Are you covered in crumbs and you don’t know how it happened? Is the Fat Monster about to take over? Here is a […]

Foods That Make Us Happy

<img alt="ART%20Happiness.jpg" src="" 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 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 […]

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="" 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 […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Top 10 Tush-Kickin’ Permanent Fat Removal Tips

Our Lady of Weight Loss has whispered (and sometimes yelled) at least a gazillion Permanent Fat Removal (a.k.a. weight loss) tips to me as I ‘let go’ of 50 extra pounds on my journey to Sveltesville over these past seven […]

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="" 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 […]

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="" 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 […]

Sunday Puzzle: How Long Are Your Roots?

The moso is a bamboo plant that grows in China and the far east. After the moso is planted, no visible growth occurs for up to five years – even under ideal conditions! Then, as if by magic, it suddenly […]

Skin Me Five

<img alt="ART%20Skin%20Me%20Five2.jpg" src="" width="252" height="206" style="float:left;margin:5px;" Beliefnet designed the most amazingly fantastic skin for my home Our Lady of Weight Loss page. It's fabulous!!! I hope you will visit my OurLadyofWeightLoss page and feel free to use the same skin. […]

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 […]

A Magical Combo: Hump-Day Tune & Waldorf Salad

It’s HUMP-DAY, Wednesday … here’s some music to get us through the day! And a healthy and delicious recipe from Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal!Waldorf Salad a la […]

How queer everything is to-day! – Sunday’s Puzzle

Sunday Puzzle Jigsaw Puzzle It has been said that weight loss (a.k.a. Permanent Fat Removal) is puzzling – a puzzlement – a puzzle. Alas, Sunday puzzles are here, complete with a message to inspire and lead you on the Road […]

Is SHE Nuts?

As I was cracking open, sucking the salt off of and munching on sunflower seeds and feeling my lips swell from the salt to the point where lip augmentation is no longer necessary (thus, saving thousands of dollars and needless […]

Hellooooooo … BeliefNet!!!!

Hi Everyone … I am soooo excited to be posting my first blog entry on! I thought I’d tell you a little bit about me, and then – please – feel free to tell me about you! You can […]

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