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Friday the 13th: 13 Ways to Create Good Luck

Because today is Friday the 13th, a day that is associated with bad luck, I thought it a good idea to take a look at luck!  Most especially, how to avoid bad luck, ward off evil spirits, and finally, how […]


An Anti-Gravity Life – 11 Heaven on Earth, Miracle Making, Life Is to Be Lived Quotes

Recently, I was hanging out with a few friends who are considerably younger than I, who haven’t fully ingested the fact that life doesn’t always go according to plan. In fact, life rarely mirrors our imaginings, which does not mean […]


7 Anti-Gravity Ways to Short Circuit Stress and Weight Gain

Hey there, Tushkateers* (as well as devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss) across the land who are under undo stress (who isn’t?), whose cortisol levels are on the rise (who’s levels aren’t?); whose weigh-in number causes them to gasp […]


Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Zero Will Power? 100% Fat? Seriously?

On this fabulous, Kick Tush Tuesday, I am sharing with you an email that I suspect a great many of us can relate to.  So read on, relate to, ingest, tell your truth, and then…levitate through life with me!  Sometimes […]

Anti-Gravity Song of the Week: Miranda Lambert’s Gravity is a B**ch

  Hey Y’all,  I was riding buckshot (Is that the expression? When you are riding upfront, on the passenger side?), DIL at the wheel, cruising the highway, filling her in on my Anti-Gravity Coaching techniques, explaining how much better it […]

Anti-Gravity Coaching Question: How Will You Show UP?

How will YOU Show UP Today?  A weighty Anti-Gravity Coaching question, indeed! People want to know, “What’s your secret to success? How did you manage to permanently remove (a.k.a. lose) over 50 pounds of excess weight? What do you eat?”  […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Decluttering with the Queen of Knives- Caution Sharp Knives Ahead

  Hola Tushkateers,  Que tal?  Que pasa?  Whassup?  How’s it goin’? All A-Okay here.  If you have been reading my almost daily posts on or the KITT Club/FB, you may have heard me speak about my declutter project.  Yes, […]

Anti-Gravity Wednesday: How to Strut Your Stuff While Wearing a Bathing Suit?

This past weekend (yes, Memorial Day Weekend), Our Lady of Weight Loss and I headed to the beach.  It was too cool for a swim, for sure, and too traumatic to step into a bathing suit, for sure.  For both […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 9 Fat-Melting Summertime Tips

Now that Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone and the official start of the beach season has kicked into gear, I thought it time to share my favorite summertime recipe for happiness.  These 9 tips can help you to […]

Anti-Gravity Salad: Baby Spinach and Apple

Gravity, as you surely remember, is the attractive force between objects.  The number of the scales of injustice measures that force.  The higher the number, the more the very attractive force between you and Earth. Gravity holds you to planet […]

#OneWord Thursday: Step Into a Square of #Sunshine

Dearest Tushkateers,  I find myself, today, sitting under gray. No floating clouds, no variations in hue, nor a hint of sunlight; 360 degrees of light gray.  While I appreciate the color gray, in all its glory, and say to myself, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How Being Silly Intensifys Charisma

As a 50-pound big-time loser, I understand the importance of play and its role (not jelly roll) in Permanent Fat Removal. Being playful most definitely improves your health and your well-being. Being Playful: 1. provides a ‘time-out’ from stressful situations, […]

Puzzled? Experience WeightLessNess Beloved Crazy One!

Dearest Tushkateers (members of the KITT Club) and Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss,  How are you on this amazingly possibility filled, WeightLess Monday?   Ready to experience the full weight of WeightLessNess? As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy […]

#OneWord Thursday: A Platter of #Gratitude to Feast On

Gratitude is being able to deeply appreciate all that one has without holding onto it for dear life.   I say “Thank you,” and  I let it go. OMG Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) and Devotees of […]

#IAmSuffering – Are You?

Are You Suffering? The ‘agreed upon reality’ is that in order for you to lose weight that you must suffer. The consensus of opinion is that slimming down requires an inordinate amount of effort, self-discipline, and tremendous effort.  Ugh! Yes? […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How Seriously Selfish Are You?

Tushkateers, Seriously, how selfish are you?  Because…People tell me that they just don’t have time to take care of themselves; they say that there’s no time to do things that they need to do for themselves to be fully happy […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Gracefully & Lovingly Drizzle Good Fat

As we know, I am the Dysfunctional Chef.  Not only do I have an ambivalent relationship with the kitchen, the last time I whipped up a fig sauce, I had to duct tape my mouth shut, lest I tasted away […]

#OneWord Thursday – Into the #Light: 13 Luminous Quotes that Shine Forth, Ignite Love, Fuel Hope

Recently, Our Lady of WeightLessNess (a.k.a. Our Lady of Weight Loss) and I had a very interesting conversation that shed light on what we are truly about, what we stand for, what we want for people.  People like you.  And […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Platters of Punishment vs. Forgiveness: You Decide!

Dear Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) and devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss,  A show of hands, please!  How many of us have been known to scoff down one piece of cake, beat ourselves up, […]

Puzzled? What word frees you from the weight and pain of life?

Dear Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) and Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss (the patron saint of permanent fat removal,   What word frees you from the weight and pain of life?  Yes, the word is […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Kindness Is Everything In Life, Isn’t it?

While this city girl was driving the local southwest highways in her dual exhaust 2003 Durango, she tuned into NPR and listened in on an interview with Diane Rehm and the celebrated author George Saunders.  They spoke about the convocation […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: There Is No Future!

How do you know that there is a future?  Seriously Tushkateers.  It’s not as if anyone has ever been there.  (Am I right, or am I right?)  Yet, we imagine that there is a future and we visualize this future […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Any Virgins Out There???

Are there any Weight Loss Virgins amongst us?  Any Virgins out there???  I’m assuming not so many. But if you are a Weight Loss Virgin please do raise your hand, and yell out as loud as you can, “VIRGIN here!”  […]

Puzzled? You May NEVER Lick Cake … or CAN you?

Dear Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) and Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, As most of you know, I permanently removed over 50 pounds 13 years ago (a baker’s dozen!!!) with Our Lady of Weight […]

#OneWord Thursday – Manifesting #Blessings

One of the things we have been exploring this week (exploring vs. trying to make happen) is ‘How to Wake Up Happy.’  We’ve kicked ourselves in the tush as we “Puzzled?” our way through the topic.  Today, Our Lady of […]

#IamTrying … to Blow the Fat Cells Out of Your Mind

Recently, I was chewing the fat with one of my star clients (you’re all stars), Millie (the names have been changed…) who’d successfully and permanently removed over 30 pounds two years ago.  She’d contacted me because the circumstances of her […]

Puzzled? Can You Wake Up Happy?

Last night, I set my internal alarm clock to “happy,” with an intention to “wake up happy.”  And when I did “wake up happy,” I smiled. I smiled and then I took in a deep breath.  I created joyful thoughts […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Money #Money #Money – Show Me the $$$

Hello Tushkateers,  This morning, I woke up with money on my mind.  It could be because this past Tuesday was April 15, Tax Day.  It could be because yesterday’s mail delivery was chock-full of bills.  Or, it could be because […]

Couch Potato’s Dream: Burn Calories While Watching Movies

Dearest Couch Potato, I’ve got some splendid news for you!  University of Mississippi researchers found that ‘movie munchers’ ingested 28% more buttered popcorn when watching “Love Story” than those who watched the comedy “Sweet Home Alabama.” A Vanderbilt University study […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Tax Day Money Rituals Sure to Manifest Mammoth Returns

Good Day Tushkateers,  Are you ready for a Kick in the Tush?  A money manifesting Kick in the Tush?  As today is Income Tax Day, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I share, here, with you the most powerful money […]

Puzzled? A Tax Day Full Moon Money Ritual !!!

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “In Our Lady We Trust,” was inspired by the full moon, scheduled to appear in all its fullness glory on Tax Day, April 15, a time for many about money, and the […]

Puzzled? Grackles are Fat, too?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Grackle,” was inspired by the many, many big, brash, raucous Great-Tail Grackles that are flying through the air, lighting on trees, as well as pecking their way through the freshly seeded lawn, […]

Wisdom Wednesday: 6 Steps to Calm and Content

Did you know that your body is hereditarily designed to shift into fight or flight mode whenever you feel threatened?   In the old days (way old days), we felt frightened when the tiger eyed us as his next meal.  And […]

#KickTush Tuesday: 5 Ways to a Beautifully Landscaped Interior

As today is #KickTush Tuesday, I’d like to give you a Kick in the Tush!  One that changes your internal landscape, and I don’t mean “move your stomach to a new location,” although that is an interesting idea. Recently Our […]

#OneWord Thursday: Have #Patience, Know Thy Grass

If I had a nickle every time someone told me that they weren’t losing weight fast enough, or that they weren’t manifesting their dreams soon enough, or they weren’t being who they are not yet but want to be today […]

Feed Your Soul: How to Make Better Choices

Sometimes we do things, both consciously and unconsciously, that we imagine will soothe, comfort and feed our souls, while in fact, they do not.   Instead, these acts, these experiences that we create knock us off balance; these acts pull us […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: A Step by Step Guide to Living…

JUDGING Machines:  Me (for sure) and YOU, too??? I suspect that when you pay attention to your thoughts and note each and every time you judge something, judge anything (from … the coffee is good – to- oh no, it’s […]

Puzzled? the javalina herald tell all?

Are you #Puzzled?  Did you step onto the Scales of Injustice this morning? And…did you find the number on said scale puzzling? As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Javelina Herald,” consider how the […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Courage…giving reality to your personal values.

This past week, while walking through a real bookstore (vs. chair or online happening), I picked up a copy of “The Courage to Create” by Rollo May, a brilliant exploration of creativity.  The first chapter speaks to the different types […]

25 Things to Do Instead of Eat

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: What to do when people ‘peeve you off?’

Greetings Tushkateers!  How are y’all doing on this Kick Tush Tuesday?  I’m okay.  A-okay.  Fabulous, in fact, and that’s not to say that every single moment of my life is a cake-walk or a sweet treat.  There are little minefields […]

Puzzled? Smoke on Your Pipe and Ponder: One Bite…More or Less?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle ponders the “One Bite” theory as it invites you to “Smoke on Your Pipe and Ponder: One Bite…More or Less?” Is “One Bite” enough to satisfy?  Enough to allow you to let […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Keys to #Contentment

Learning to be content with where you are, what you are doing, what you have, who you are with and who you are is no easy task.  Yet, it is a task worth doing; a task that can create tremendous […]

How to ByPass the Noisy Confusion of Life

“Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.” ~Max Ehrmann While discussing self-care with one of my private […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Ways to Survive the Many and Unpredictable Pitfalls of Life

Howdy Tushkateers,  I received an email from Tushkateer Jo McC, she who is apparently “sinking fast.”  Please read through and let us know how you might deal with the major ups n’ downs that life presents! Oy vey! Dear OLofWL […]

Puzzled? hot biscuits here…will you or won’t you?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “hot biscuits here,” gives pause for thought.  Will you or won’t you? A word to the wise from Our Lady of Weight Loss herself.  Think before chewing, Tushkateers!!!  Think! Click! Lose! As […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Super Duper Pow Slimming Edamame

Did you hear about Edamame and Weight Loss?  Going steadily together, researchers tell us that edamame (a.k.a. soy beans) which supplies a full 17 g of protein per cup, is a Super Duper POW Slimming Food! Reports from the Federal […]

12 Quotes In Celebration: Happy Birthday Einstein!

In celebration of Albert Einstein’s birthday (March 14) and Pi Day, here follows a Baker’s Dozen Einstein Quotes to chew on!  Serve brain food! Einstein Quotes: Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on […]

Weighty Confession: “I Feel So Polluted!”

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss, Forgive Me for I Have Sinned My friend and I went to The Heartland Diner south of town for lunch, to celebrate the first day of snow here. It’s a perfect greasy-spoon diner, with […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The One-Minute Vacation!

I am fairly certain that the most underutilized resource we have is our imagination, which is why I invite you to imagine.  Imagine a one minute vacation! Imagine what it might be like to live in a world where there […]

Puzzled? Is Your Body a Vehicle for Awakening???

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Awakening,” is inspired by the Buddha. Our body is a vehicle for awakening.  Treat it with care. ~ The Buddha As you click through “Awakening” chew on coming into awareness, realization, reviving… […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Divinely Pious Pears

Positively divine and delicious, these pious pears will delight your taste buds as well as light up your olfactory system.  An Our Lady of Weight Loss 5-yum favorite! Divinely Pious Pears Ingredients: 2 large ripe pears 1/2 cup white wine […]

Weighty Confession: Forgive Me for I Have Sinned

Cin from Sin City confesses to Our Lady of Weight Loss and is forgiven!  You, too, can receive forgiveness from the patron saint of permanent fat removal. Simply leave your sin in the comment section below and know that All […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Rejoice, Your Motivation Is in the Toilet?

This morning, one of my star clients (you’re all stars) confessed that she was having a difficult time keeping her focus, determination, commitment and motivation up front and central to her day.    Who amongst us hasn’t felt that way from […]

Puzzled? By the #Root

Sometimes people tell me that they are afraid to eat too many root vegetables, because they are higher in carbs than green vegetables, and they don’t want to gain weight.  My standard response is, “I don’t know anyone who got […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss-Green Eggs and Ham Recipe

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I would like to take this opportunity to share our favorite Green Eggs and Ham recipe! Green Eggs n’ Ham, Our Lady of Weight Loss Style Ingredients: non-stick […]

7 Quotes: Pondering the Meaning of Life

Yesterday, while flying 35,000 feet high in the sky, from the west coast to the east coast, I was afforded five quiet hours to spend productively, and so I pondered the meaning of life. Is there life elsewhere in this […]

Weight Loss Sins: How Much Do Thong Underpants Weigh?

Today, Our Lady of Weight Loss offers a tasty tidbit of weight loss levity. “Thunder Pants,” confesses her ‘weighty sins’ and receives forgiveness. What’s your dietary sin? Lighten your load here! Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ Forgive me […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: how to…Wake Up Happy

Howdy Tushkateers, Are you ready to WAKE UP???  Because this week’s KICK in the TUSH TUESDAY focuses on HOW to WAKE UP the right way, on the right side of bed, ready to go, all happy! The SECRET to WAKING […]

Puzzled? Wise words from the Dowager Countess of Grantham

Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Dowager Countess Speaks,” is inspired by and in celebration of the oh-so-wise words from the Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey. “Give him a date for when Mary’s out of mourning.  No […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Flat not Fat Belly Chili

This recipe, Flat not Fat Belly Chili, is one of my favorites, because it is, of course, a 5 yum dish.  And, as most of the ingredients are already stocked in the pantry, it’s quick n’ easy to whip up! […]

8 Moment of Zen Cowgirl Style Quotes

This week’s collection of curious quotes to chew on, “8  Moment of Zen Cowgirl Style Quotes” is inspired by the Tucson Rodeo Parade.  Yes, folks, this morning, bright n’ early—at 6:45 a.m.—we headed downtown to South Tucson to watch the […]

Quirky Wisdom: What’s Eating You? Depleting Your Soul Energy?

Have you ever noticed that some of the things that we think, we imagine, we hope will have a restorative and restful impact do not. Sometimes what we do, the activities we partake in support unconscious behavior vs. awareness, mindfulness […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: The Flat Belly Connection-Bats in Your Belfry, Butterflies in Your Belly!

Greetings Tushkateers,   How are y’all on this absolutely spectacular day?  I am peachy keen.  My daughter and her man have been visiting us, here in Tucson, for the past week.  They leave today.  (Sob, sob…don’t go…don’t leave mommy!!!)   And, […]

Puzzled? Imagine Pink Peonies and see what happens?

What kind of day might you imagine as you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Art Puzzle, entitled, “the pink peonies?” A spring day? A sunnier, warmer, more productive day?  Happier days? Click Here for happy imaginings!  […]

St. Valentine’s Day: 11 Love Quotes

On this St. Valentine’s Day, I gathered what I thought to be a most excellent grouping of quotes about love that were on the more practical than mushy side.   After all, in true love there is disagreement, miscommunication, differences, kisses, […]

6 Weight Loss Tips: How to Spring Into Fat-Burning Action

Given the winter storms that are circling about including but not limited to the Georgia freeze, as well as the snow in the northeast; these spring into fat-burning action tips may seem a bit premature.  But on the other hand, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The Scales Gone Crazy?

Recently, I visited my doctor.  On the way into the exam room, in the hallway, we (his nurse and I) passed the menacing scales of injustice. She said, in an authoritarian tone I might add, “Hop on the scale.” To […]

Puzzled? St. Valentine’s Gift List

St. Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I’ve been rackin’ my brains not only as to what gift I might like, but what non-food gifts to give.  (Yes, I said “non-food.”) Valentine gifts for friends, family, neighbors…for all! While […]

How Long Have You Been Naked: An Interview with Pamela Shields, Artist

An Interview with Pamela Shields, Artist NAKED:  The Masturbation Series Pamela Shields, artist, is presenting, for the first time, her ‘Masturbation Series’ of large drawings.  Frank discussion or depiction of a woman as a sexual being, rather than as a […]

Are You Hungry? Or, Are You Hungry?

Are you hungry?  Or, are you hungry?  And, if you are hungry; are you physically hungry or emotionally hungry?   Seriously, emotional hunger and physical hunger are the two main types of hunger.  Familiarizing yourself with the cues associated with each […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: how to…Turn Dreams Into Reality

Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the “right stuff” to turn our dreams into reality. ~ James Womack Greetings Tushkateers,  I hope this KITT Club e-newsletter finds you well on this fabulous wintery morning!  I […]

Puzzled? February: Love Love Love

Our Lady of Weight Loss thought it might be a good idea, a loving idea, to declare February the Month of Love!  Here, the first of her Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw LOVE Puzzles: “Love U” As you click through “Love […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – A Righteously Roasted Vegetable Stew

I went wild at the supermarket yesterday, filling up my cart with a beautiful assortment of colorful vegetables.  And then…when I arrived home, in Antioxidant Girl style, I unpacked the reusable grocery bags, chopped, sliced, cubed, sprinkled, baked and ate…healthy! […]

#OneWord Thursday: Just Because You Had a #Thought Doesn’t Mean It’s a Good One

We think constantly, all the time; every second, every minute of the day at the rate of 60,000 to 80,000 words per minute.   Most thoughts drift in and out and leave no lasting impression.  Some thoughts have ‘sticking’ power.  Those […]

Quirky Wisdom: How to Be the SMARTest SmartASS?

Seriously, who wouldn’t want to be the smartest smartASS in town? There are SMART Goals and then … There are the SMARTEST Goals. And THEN and only THEN… there are SMART-ASS Goals. When I first started my journey on the […]

The Goddess of Forever Thin Delivering a Mighty KICK IN THE TUSH!

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 ran into the Goddess of Forever Thin. She said, “Hi Goddess. You are wise, and […]

Puzzled? The Secret Powers of Your Inner Goddess

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled: “Goddess,” is inspired by a trip to “Cosanti,” the gallery and studio of Italian-American architect Paolo Soleri, which is located in Paradise Valley, Arizona.  The space is overflowing with experimental earth-formed […]

10 Quotes to Inspire Your #Reinvention

Essentially, when one says that they want to reinvent themselves, they are saying that there is something central to whom they are or what they do that they want to change.  While this process is relatively simple, it’s not easy.  […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Super Slimming Fat Burning Breakfast

Did you hear about Edamame and Weight Loss?  Going steadily together, researchers tell us that edamame (a.k.a. soy beans) which supplies a full 17 g of protein per cup, is a Super Duper POW Slimming Food! Reports from the Federal […]

#OneWord to Live By: You are only afraid if you are not in #harmony with yourself.

For many #harmony is thought of as a tuneful sound, a combination of musical notes in a chord, a pleasing arrangement of parts; living in accord with others; an internal calm.  Here, 9 #harmony quotes to help you to define […]

Chewing the Fat: Depressed and Defeated?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss,   I just turned 60.  After ten years of lifting weights and lots of walking, I let myself “go,” as in I am out of shape.  And, sadly, the weight that I worked so hard […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: 7 Top Ways to De-Stress

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’s essential to have an arsenal of coping mechanisms […]

Puzzled? Tough Choices: Fruit or Cake or Fruitcake?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled:  “Tough Choices: Fruit or Cake?” by Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist (that’s me), gives food for thought. As you click through, contemplate your choices, weave them into your path, see where […]

#OneWord: Infusion of #Positivity

Our Lady of Weight Loss thought that y’all might want an infusion of positivity to keep you moving positively forward in 2014!  Therefore, under her guidance, I gathered 10 #Positivity Quotes that will help you to dwell in the beauty […]

Chewing the Fat: Our Lady says, “Drop the excuses!!!”

Dear Janice (a.k.a. Our Lady of Weight Loss) ~ I’m ttrryyiinngg to re-adjust my thinking, reframe my feelings about exercise.  For instance, experiencing that exercise is “play time” rather than the drudgery that it is! At the same time, I […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Circa 1963 – 10 Commandments of Permanent Weight Loss

Happy 2014, Tushkateers!  How y’all doing?  So far, so good?  Maybe?  For those 60% who are experiencing “The Freeze,” is it cold enough for you?  OMG!!!  Just writing about it makes my fingers cold!   Please know that we (Our […]

Puzzled? Gumdrop and Cookie Offerings?

If bitterness wants to get into the act, offer it a cookie or a gumdrop.  No more than 50 calories, please.  After all, if we plump up Bitterness, it’s likely to be that much more bitter! As you click through […]

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 […]

A New Year’s Toast: 10 Simple Steps to Happy

In this New Year, 2014, let’s… Look at the sunny side of everything. Think happy, healthy and prosperous thoughts. Speak health, happiness and prosperity to all you meet. Be enthusiastic. Greet every creature you meet with a smile. Live in […]

10 Inspiring Quotes to Start 2014

The New Year is but a few hours away, affording us an opportunity to imagine an inspired fresh start; a year of new ideas that stretch the mind, open the heart, encourage curiosity and creativity, playfulness, kindness and love. Here, […]

Puzzled? Get Jiggy JigSaw: Floating Mary?

“I wasn’t raised Catholic; I just really like the image of a neutral and benign Mary floating around somewhere, being nice to people.” ~ Moby *** After I put the finishing touches on my artwork entitled, “Floating Mary,” I thought, […]

Social Anxiety and Your Weight?

I received an email from a member of the Kick in the Tush Club, who greatly suffers when at social functions. Parties and gatherings bring forth extreme feelings of discomfort. In order to feel better, she eats. And sometimes she […]

Best Weight Loss Video: What Foods Do YOU Find Irresistible?

Hello Tushkateers!  Today, the Best Weight Loss Video EVER, from the Our Lady of Weight Loss archives!  “What Foods Do YOU Find Irresistible?” Laugh it up while you slim down!  Hungry for more laughter?  Then join Our Lady of Weight […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Happy Christmas and more…

Dearest Tushkateers,  From the bottom of our most GRATEFUL HEARTS, both Our Lady of Weight Loss and I wish you a very MERRY and extraordinarily HAPPY Holiday. We send you Platters Full of LOVE, JOY, POSITIVITY, Full-on ENERGY. We encourage […]

Puzzled? Get Jiggy: Want Power Rule!

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Want Power Rules!” is meant to inspire clarity and give you a Kick in the Tush! As many of you know, I believe in “Want Power!”  I believe in being clear and […]

Quotes to Chew On- New Year: New You? Really? Again?

My email inbox overflows with links to articles and course offerings; variations on a theme: “New Year: New You.”   And I wonder, “A new and improved me? Again? What’s wrong with the old me?  Am I not…Thin enough?  Active enough?  […]

The 10 Commandments: Thou Shalt Drink Enough Water to Frighten Noah

As we happily head out to party, let’s remember to read through, ingest, and practice the 10 Commandments of Holiday Weight Loss graciously and generously presented to us by Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent weight […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Drop 5 – Be Happy and Merry

“What ho!” I said. “What ho!” said Motty. “What ho! What ho!” “What ho! What ho! What ho!” After that it seemed rather difficult to go on with the conversation.” ? P.G. Wodehouse, My Man Jeeves Dearest Most Fabulous, Amaze […]

Puzzled? “Merry and Happy”… your holiday mantra?

As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle think “Merry and Happy.” Remember, clicking burns calories.  Keeps your hands and mind busy. Get Jiggy:  Happy and Merry or Merry and Happy! Spread the good cheer!  Send […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Hot Doggities circa 1963

Helloooo Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, Friendly Readers,  While leafing through a stack of vintage magazines, I happened upon a recipe in the Good Housekeeping, September 1963 issue that captured my imagination and inspired me host a […]

#OneWord Thursday: Just #Sitting Around? Good Job!

If you are feeling the hustle and bustle of the holiday season (or the hustle n’ bustle of life-in-general), then please do take a moment to find a comfortable place to sit, read through these nine thoughtful quotes that shed […]

Weighty Wisdom: Roadmap to Freedom

“Being diligent in your practice should not depend on your mood of the moment. Whether your meditation session is enjoyable or irritating, easy or hard, the important thing is to persevere. It is when you don’t feel like meditating that […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Drop the Guilt-Lose Weight

“Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!” ~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale Dearest Tushkateers,   How […]

Puzzled? Peace of Mind?

According to the Dalai Lama, “In the final analysis, the hope of every person is peace of mind.” As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, send healing vibes to all you know, wishing them peace […]

Hot Off the Press: Microsoft Bra to End Emotional Eating?

Holy Guacamole, Tushkateers!   Just the other day, I wondered aloud, “What will be the next big thing?  The next technological gadget that has the potential to change our lives.”   No sooner did those ‘want to know’ words leave my mouth, […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Scrumptious Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash

A tongue twister and holiday recipe from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens that delights and feeds the soul! Ingredients: 1 Butternut Squash 1/2 cup Organic Chicken Stock 1 pound Turkey Sausage 1 slice bread, cut into cubes 1 […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Visualize a Happy Holiday In the Bath

Today, dear Tushkateers, devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and those who have serendipitously landed on this page, is a holiday: Bathtub Party Day! In honor of this auspicious holiday and in keeping with our #OneWord Thursday tradition, today […]

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

From the Our Lady of Weight Loss archives…The perfect post and video that can put you back on track after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend! Enjoy!!! Just yesterday, I was talking to “Mary” (yes, I work with my beloved clients on […]

Puzzled? 9 Tips: Have a Sexy Holiday

Are you feeling 5 Minutes to Never Sexy?  After the biggest food holiday of the year?  It is time to move on and get back to healthy eating, healthy living and being sexy! While you click through today’s Get Jiggy […]

Gratitude: Thanksgiving Side Dish or Main Event?

Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Chanukah, Happy Thanksgiviukkah one and all!!!  As Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and expressing gratitude, I thought I’d reprint a crowd favorite on the benefits of gratitude! Read, ingest, and think gratitude! THE HAPPY, HEALTHY and SLIMMING […]

Thanksgiving Prayer

                            Wishing you all a Happy & Healthy Holiday, Janice    

Thanksgiving: You and Your Relatives!

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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 7 Solid, Strong, Smart Thanksgiving Tips

Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Chanukah, Tushkateers!!!   Did you know that the convergence of Thanksgiving and the first day of Chanukah (Festival of Lights) is something that rarely happens.  So rare, in fact, that it is beyond a ‘once in a lifetime’ […]

Puzzled? A Sinfully, Satisfying Tasting Guide to Thanksgiving

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is entitled:  A Sinfully Satisfying Tasting Guide to Thanksgiving!  And it is!!!  A calorie guide created to help you navigate the stuffing, gravy and more! As you click through, plan your food […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – 3 Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Recipes!!!

Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, and those who found their way on this page via divine intervention (whether they know it or not), dig it:  Thanksgiving foods do not have to be dripping in sugar and fat.  […]

#OneWord Thursday: 22 #Thanksgiving Quotes from My Table to Yours…From Serious to Silly to Side-splitting

Our Lady of Weight Loss and I had a meeting of the creative minds last night and decided that we would, once again, write out our favorite Thanksgiving quotes on pretty strips of paper and sprinkle them across the Thanksgiving […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Thanksgiving Madness: 10 Ways to Eliminate Emotional Eating on the Biggest Food Day of the Year!

Tushkateers!    How’s your Thanksgiving Mental Health hanging?   Things have been pretty calm around here.  No fuss about Thanksgiving; no big concerns about the holidaze glaze until this past week.  I spoke with several coaching clients, all of whom were […]

Puzzled? Thanksgiving Strategies!!! Last Temptation of the Year?

Thanksgiving is coming…fast!  A mere 10 days from now you will more than likely be faced with the biggest meal of the year!   The Last Major Big-Time, Eat Until yu Bust, Temptation of the Year! This week’s Get Jiggy Weight […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Bubala, Thanksgiving Latkes a MUST!

Bubala, sweetheart, darling, did you know that the first day of the eight-day Jewish festival of light, Hanukkah, falls on  Thanksgiving!  It is a once-in-a-lifetime happening!  The last time Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlapped was in 1888 and the next time […]

#OneWord Thursday: Love is the Soul of #Genius

They say that each and every one of us is born with a special gift, a specific genius.   Sometimes, however, we don’t see it.  We tend to bury our genius under low-self esteem, or focus on other people’s genius.  “Oh […]

Tasty Tidbit: One Sound Bite Away from Thin

Are you curious to know how you are one sound bite away from thin?  Or one sound byte away? According to a recent study, Cornell researchers found that people ate less food and enjoyed their food more when the lighting […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Ways to Control and Conquer…Nighttime Eating

Helloooo Tushkateers!    How are you on this most amazing day?  “What’s amazing about it,” you ask?  Well, for one thing, the sun, the clouds, the wind, the birds, the air, the water–all elements are freely flowing–and we get to […]

Puzzled? Our Lady Steams It Mad Hot?

Want to know what is so great about JigSaw Monday’s?  I’ll tell you!  It’s Monday and while I really do want to, need to, have to jump into the week, these fabulous puzzles (if I say so myself) give me […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Curried Chicken Salad

Who doesn’t love a great tasty one bowl dish?  For sure, this Dysfunctional Chef is in favor of this tasty, healthful, happy one dish delight!  Mix up a batch or two.  Serve on a bed of lettuce.  A 5 yum […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Surrender to the Present Moment

Imagine, just for a moment, what your life might look like if you stopped fighting, stopped hiding, stopped resisting life.  Imagine what it might feel like if you let go of trying to force the issue, if you stopped trying […]

Weight Loss Tip: Go Square and Lose It?

If you want to easily and effortlessly lose weight, then listen up, because Our Lady of Weight Loss has got a (non-caloric) tasty tidbit that is sure to bring a content and svelte smile to your face! Switch from Round […]

Puzzled? Pig Crosses the Street …

Dear Tushkateers, devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, Beliefnet readers and all who serendipitously happened upon this page, While you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Pig Xing,” remember that Halloween is over and so […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Righteous Ratatouille, Gastronomical Gift from the Gods

Righteous Ratatouille – A guilt-free gastronomical gift from the Gods.  This is a great recipe for any and all and especially for bulk eaters.  If you want to eat a lot, feel uber-full, make this and eat as much as […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Halloween Quotes to Chew On

Here, from Our Lady of Weight Loss, 10 #Halloween quotes to chew on, reminding you that #Halloween is about more than candy! Never put your faith in a Prince. When you require a miracle, trust in a Witch. ~ Catherynne […]

Weight Loss Tips: 6 Steps to a Quick Fix

Want a Quick Fix?  Of course, you do!  Who doesn’t?  For Weight Loss?  Creativity?  A quick fix for any thing that you seemingly have to work hard to achieve?  Today, as in right now, I do have a quick fix […]

Puzzled? How to…Click Your Weigh through Halloween

How are you going to survive Halloween without gaining weight?  By clicking your way (weigh) through! Keeping both your mind and your hands busy is one fab strategy that works! Click through Halloween Orange! Send Halloween Orange, the e-card to […]

#OneWord Thursday: The Fat-Burning Power of the #Compliment

Happy #OneWord Thursday Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and those who have mysteriously landed on this page (divine intervention for sure)!   Today’s word to meditate on, live by and utilize to the max is “compliment,” inspired by […]

Commitment: Unlock the Door of Imagination, Turn Dreams Into Reality

Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the “right stuff” to turn our dreams into reality. ~ James Womack I had a curious conversation with star client CM … I asked CM, “On a scale from […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Steps – To Thin Genes

Dearest Tushkateers,  How are you all doing?  I’ve missed you terribly.  It’s been three weeks since I sent out a Fully-Loaded KICK newsletter!  We (as in OLofWL and I) were on vacation, and then I realized that it was Columbus […]

Puzzled? How to…Delight in All Aspects of Creation

A most excellent “Coach Yourself Happy” question from Janice Taylor, Life & Happiness Coach, Weight Loss Expert (that’s me) to kick start this kick tush week:   If you were to “Delight in All Aspects of Creation,” which creations would you […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Pleasingly Pious Pumpkin Pudding

For whatever reason, probably because Our Lady of Weight Loss encouraged me to do so, I researched the color “Pumpkin.”  As if I didn’t know that the color pumpkin is orange!  But whatever, she insisted, so I did what she […]

#OneWord Thursday: Now Is the #TIME

People say that the one thing that is getting in their way of weighing less; one thing that they just didn’t have enough of is #Time. “I don’t have the time to go to the store and pick up fruits […]

Coach Yourself Happy: 6 Things that Bring Joy to Your Heart

The first coach-yourself-happy question of the day I’d like to pose – is “What 6 things bring joy to your heart, a sense of satisfaction to your soul and energy to your body?”  In other words, “What 6 things can […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 4 Bites to Permanent Weight Loss

Dearest Tushkateers!  My head is spinning.   Today is the 15th of October!  Halloween, Day of the Dead, and the rest of the fully loaded holidays are right around the corner!  Hard to believe, but there it is.  The calendar […]

Puzzled? How to Create Good Weight Loss Karma

As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Autumn Leaf,” you begin to appreciate Mother Nature’s ability to explode a variety of autumn leaves that are bursting with fall colors–the vivid yellows, orgasmic oranges, and rip-roaring […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Fruity Quinoa

Variety is the spice of life and is uber-important in the world of permanent weight removal.  Lest we get bored and dive off into the deep end of the chocolate pool, here Our Lady of Weight Loss shares with you […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Listen to the Nighttime Fall

A follow up to my Tuesday’s Kick Tush post, “The 7 Don’ts of Listening,” I decided to dedicate this week to listening:  to people, to pets, to the rustling trees, the chirping birds, to my thoughts, to the nighttime fall; […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The 7 Don’ts of Listening

No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen. ~ Jewish Proverb Imagine Dear Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and anyone else who has landed on these pages, what it would be like if […]

Puzzled? Listening for Unexpected Wisdom

Puzzled?  Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. When people really listen to each other in a quiet, fascinated attention, the creative fountain inside each of us begins to spring and cast up new thoughts and unexpected […]

Food and Sex: The Power of Poached Figs

Want to serve a desert dish that has the power to put a pretty smile of your friend’s face, is sure to deliver a bucket load of culinary compliments and just happens to be an excellent aphrodisiac?  Then…try this delish […]

#OneWord Thursday: How to #Manifest

Are you ready to focus on How to #Manifest what you want, what you really, really want! It’s been the theme of this week and last week for Our Lady of Weight Loss, and me too, and you too?  We […]

Miracle Cure: Walking Backwards Through Life

Looking for a fresh perspective on life?  Me, too!  Here, from Our Lady of Weight Loss a.k.a. Our Lady of Weightlessness, she who believes in the Power of All Things Light, an exercise for you to do that will give […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Tip #5-Manifesting Dreams

Never let life impede on your ability to manifest your dreams.  Dig deeper into your dreams and deeper into yourself and believe that anything is possible, and make it happen. ~ Corin Nemec Tip #5: Manifesting Dreams: A Side of […]

Puzzled? The Soul has Illusions…

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Soul has Illusions…” gives us something to chew on. An illusion is something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality. Our Lady of Weight Loss wonders, “Just […]

9 Platters Full of Autumn Weight Loss Tips

Dearest Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, Tushkateers, and all who have divinely landed on this page, I urge you to NOT wait until January to lose weight!  There’s something about the crisp cool fall air that shouts, “Start […]

Write Away the Pounds: 5 Ways to Weigh Less

The Journal of the American Medical Association tells us that writing about stressful situations, stressful life events, even the stressors of daily living helps to reduce symptoms of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. This is just one study in a growing […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 4 Steps to #Manifesting Everything You Want

You are a child of God.  Your playing small does not serve the world.  There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure about you.  We were born to manifest the glory of God that is […]

Puzzled? My Problem and How I Solved It #15

As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle entitled “My Problem and How I Solved It #15,” Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to think!!! Think about the problem. Identify the problem. Brainstorm ways to […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Simply Sensational Salmon Salad

Our Lady of Weight Loss and I had a grueling morning.  We went shopping!   We picked up a heavy shelving unit that need to be assembled, dragged it to the car, loaded it up, drove it downtown to my art […]

#OneWord Thursday – #Compassion – Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.

Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, weight loss expert (that’s me) were discussing #Compassion!   Our Lady pointed out that ALL the major religions place great value on #Compassion. OLofWL noted that practicing compassion, […]

How Selfish are You? How Heavy is the Guilt?

People say that they simply do not have time to take care of themselves; they have no time to do the things that they need to do to be create happy and healthy lives. They tell me that they can’t […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: 7 Tips – What to Do When Feeling Judged?

Every so often, someone says something to me about my newly found thinness that is upsetting and sends me reeling. (Yes, it’s been twelve years since I permanently removed over 50 pounds, but it still feels newly found. Until I […]

Puzzled? About Fatty Acids?

Puzzled?  About Fatty Acids?  Me, too!  As you read through and then click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle consider the benefits of Omega-3. Omega-3 fatty acids (eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexanoic acid (DHA), alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), are […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Sweet Potato Appetizer

This week’s Eat This: Lose Weight recipe from your favorite Dysfunctional Chef (that’s me) is inspired by fall colors, in particular and especially, Autumn Orange.  Orange, an optimistic, uplifting and rejuvenating color, has the power to bring a positive outlook […]

#OneWord Thursday: #NeverGiveUp

As promised in my yesterday’s blog post entitled: How the Angel of Defeatism Inspired, which was essentially about “Never Giving Up,” here are 9 quotes to help you to move forward, get on with it, pick up where you left […]

Negative Role Models Rock: How the Angel of Defeatism Inspired

Just yesterday, when I took a much-needed break from working hard on my latest art masterpiece, a self-portrait soon to be unveiled, entitled: Miss Frozen Peas, 2013, I encountered a young man playing the Sitar. Mr. Sitar-Player had seated himself […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to Heal Your Soul

Slow down, take pleasure in the simple things of life, heal your soul from the wounds caused by the fast pace of society.  ~ Martin Suarez *** Good Day Tushkateers!  How are you on this glorious day; this most magnificent, […]

Puzzled? Extreme Happiness?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by “Extreme Happiness.”   Our Lady of Weight Loss defines Extreme Happiness as a supremely happy state of mind that brings forth feelings of elation, euphoria, joy, and bliss. There’s nothing […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Peach Cobbler

This morning, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I took a quick ride down the road to the local market to buy some fruits n’ vegetables.  (OLofWL road gunshot.)  Upon entering the market, we eyed the most beautiful display of peaches […]

#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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Tips – How to Set “No Fail” Autumn Goals

Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~ Carl Bard Dearest Tushkateers,  Happy September!  Happy back to school.  Happy autumn leaves, Happy new beginnings!  […]

Puzzled? A Year of Miracles?

Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, A Year of Miracles, was inspired by an amazing quote from Pablo Picasso! “Everything is a miracle.  It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one’s bath like a lump of […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Liquored Up?

 Our Lady of Weight Loss is lounging on the zero-gravity recliner in the back courtyard.  Every so often she “yells” something to me.  Directions, you might say. “I have a request,” she says.  “Be sure to wish all the Tushkateers […]

#OneWord Thursday: What’s Your #Story

What’s your #story?  Your “I’m Fat” story?  Your “I just can’t lose it” story? My story starts when I was born–born fat.  I was the only baby in the hospital nursery to gain weight.  Babies generally speaking lose their first […]

Easy Weight Loss: How to Change Your Relationship With Food

  Our Lady of Weight Loss wants me to encourage you to think about taste, because “Taste is No Small Thing.” Dig It:  Taste is always with us, ever present. Even when you detect “no taste,” there is a flavor […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to End the Suffering!

Greetings, Hello, Hola, Que Pasa Tushkateers!?!  I know, I know…I wasn’t going to send out the BIG Tuesday Kick in the Tush again till after Labor Day weekend ’cause I’m on a vacation of sorts (vacation from doing too much–determined […]

Puzzled? The Watermelon Angel

Puzzled by Watermelon? The Watermelon Angel is here to share some vital information about the Watermelon, a vine-like flowering plant that hails from southern Africa. Watermelon weighs in at approximately 50 calories per cup (a good amount of bang for […]

#OneWord Thursday: Dare to Be #You

Since human life began, there has never been anyone like you, nor – going forward – will there ever be anyone else like you.  It is a mystery that in spite of one’s special talents so many people stay stuck […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Fleshy People-Face Facts?

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.   Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.   Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.  […]

Puzzled? The Zig Zag Diet

Roger Babson (first to mathematically analyze stock), relied upon his experience of the stock market that change is not uniform.  Change goes through peaks and valleys like the stock market.  And so does the number of the Scales of Injustice. […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Cold Cucumber Soup

This Dysfunctional Chef has been experimenting with cold cucumber soup. Woo Hoo, Yahoo and Lah-Di-Dah!   Most recipes that I’ve stumbled across, tripped over and dipped my Dysfunctional tasting finger into include heavy cream or olive oil and I get […]

#OneWord Thursday – 10 Quotes: #Hope filled Journey

Over the past few decades, research shows that one of the most powerful vehicles, one of the most potent tools, to get you “there,” the place that you so desire to be, where life is good and you have achieved […]

Two Hypnotic Weight Loss Techniques: Into the LITE

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 […]

6 Fun Chocolate Facts

Remember the old days when folks thought chocolate caused acne, rotted your teeth and made you fat?   Boy-oh-boy, were they misguided or what?! Scientists now tell us that dark chocolate (the kind that contains 70% cocoa solids) is good for […]

Puzzled? What to Bring to the Party?

Puzzled?  While clicking through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Ducks? What to bring to the party?” contemplate the various things that you could bring to a party.  Cake, sure!  That’s one possibility, but The Ducks have […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joe’s are an American creation that has been around since at least the 1950s. Popular with most children, a favorite in lunch rooms in schools from sea to shining sea, Sloppy Joe’s are also a favorite of parents, as […]

#OneWord Thursday: In Search of #Bliss

In search of bliss?  The highest degree of happiness, blessedness, exalted felicity, heavenly joy?   Me, too!  And—I can tell you with certainty that beating your self up is not the way to find bliss. Give yourself a break.  It took […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 7 Breakfasts

Still skipping breakfast?  Even though the experts say, after 40 years of breakfast related studies that show without a doubt that kick-starting your day with breakfast is the healthy thing to do – for children and adults alike – people […]

#Puzzled? In search of Weight Loss Nirvana?

While clicking through this weeks Puzzled? In Search of Nirvana, imagine living in the Transcendent State of Nirvana, where there is neither suffering nor desire. “If bliss is to scratch an itch, what greater bliss, no itch at all?  So […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Peaches Wrapped in Serrano Ham

This is, by far, one of the best dishes I’ve ever had.  No kidding!  The mix of sweet, salty and fresh satisfies every taste bud! My dear friend, Ms. P., served these before dinner just last night.  Honestly, I would […]

OneWord Thursday: 9 Quotes – How to Create an Amazing #VACATION

As I am “On Adventure” (vs. On #Vacation), I thought it a good idea to gather quotes that might help me to, inspire and motivate me to not only create an amazing “adventure,” but also help me to stay to […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Best Summer Weight Loss Tips

As we head into August (could you believe? OMG, time flies), the heart and soul of the summer, I thought it a good time to share Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s 10 Best Summer Weight Loss Tips!   Read through, ingest, […]

Puzzled? Cure Sadness: The Color Purple

Cure Sadness: “THE COLOR PURPLE“, today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, was taken during my yesterday’s morning walk. It is believed that The Color Purple has the power to transform, to heal melancholy, to bring spiritual insights and renewal.  […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – 100% Happy Summer Fruit Salad

Try this Our Lady of Weight Loss approved, best ever summer fruit salad, by far, no exceptions!  Seriously!  As is, this mix of fruit n’ honey is the most awesomely delish summer fruit salad, and if you want to add […]

#OneWord Thursday: The #Healing Connection

One of the most important parts of healing oneself is to recognize and be acquainted with the powerful relationship between your mind and your body. Here follow 10 quotes to help you make The #Healing Connection! As my sufferings mounted […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Worry Less, Play More – Manifest Miracles

  Enjoy life – there are no re-runs. – Shirl Lowery Helloooo Dear, Sweet Tushkateers!!!   How are you on this spectacular summer day? I am Ok! Even better than that:  I am A-Okay!  I have had an amazing week, and […]

#Puzzled? The Healing Power of Green Flowers

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle: The Healing Power of Green Flowers was inspired by the color green! The Color Green is the color of revitalization, rejuvenation, renewal.  It represents new beginnings.  Green is a nourishing color; it calms […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Tomato, Smoked Salmon, Baby Spinach

The heat is on.  The stove is off.  Here is a fabulous, light, Our Lady of Weight Loss approved no-cook meal that you can cool down to! Tomato, Smoked Salmon, Baby Spinach Stacks Ingredients: 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard 1 tablespoon […]

#OneWord Thursday: Simple, Easy, Happy #Change #Change #Change

People want to know, how I permanently lost 50 pounds.  People ask, “What your secret?”   The answer is simple.  I changed.  I changed my thoughts, my beliefs, my behaviors; I dropped my “I can’t” baggage, and then I changed the […]

4 Tips: Increase Self-Confidence, Reduce Stress, Be Joyful, Lose it!

Because “You are What You Say (aloud and inside your mind),” and because positive self talk has the power to increase self-confidence, reduce stress and basically make your life infinitely more enjoyable, sending ripples of happiness throughout your world, I […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Depressed, Deprived, Defeated before you even begin?

“We are what we think.  All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” ~ Buddha Good Day Tushkateers!!! It suddenly occurred to me that this past week was my “lose it 4ever” anniversary.  […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Sexy Summer Fusilli Salad

Either as a side salad or a main dish, this is my kind of sexy summer salad!  It’s fast, simple and delish! Ingredients: 16 ounces Fusilli pasta, cooked1 jar (7 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained and cut into thin strips. […]

#OneWord Thursday: Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a #walk.

#Walk it off!  Studies from both the University of South Carolina and University of Tennessee showed that people who walk fewer than 5,000 steps per day were heavier than those who walked at least 9,000 steps; and those who upped […]

4 Energy Boosters

If you are feeling drowsy, dozy, listless, and want to feel instantly energized, then try any one or more of the following “Energy Boosters” and see what could happen! 1. OXYGENATE YOUR BODY … i.e. BREATHE.  I know, I’ve said […]

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