It’s all in the interpretation. What is the Rabbit really saying to the Queen? Is the “Be My Valentine” invitation infused with love or laced with sarcasm? Is the Queen’s response accepting or rejecting? Weigh in! What’s your take??? Love vs. Sarcasm?
Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal (a.k.a. weight loss) wish you a Happy St. Valentine’s Day.
In honor of St. Valentine’s Day … let’s
Imagine waking up happy, starting the day with a smile on your face! You slip on your cozy slippers and make your way into the kitchen, where you are met with a hot bowl of steel cut oats, a bowl of fresh fruit, a poached egg perhaps (yum, I’m getting hungry). You sit at the table and before you eat (and/or afterwards – your choice) you chant your morning mantra and the fat mysteriously melts away!!!
This week’s GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS JIGSAW PUZZLE is inspired by an inspired meeting between Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, and Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity. They recently bumped into each other under the third cactus to the left of the Sonoran Desert Museum
Instead of going cold turkey and saying no to every slice of cake, cookie and fry, which may ultimately lead to feelings of deprivation, defeat and depression, how about eating just one less a day. That’s right … just one less!
“Be Well” is an artfully vague term.
What does “be well” mean? What makes you feel well? What does wellness look like to you? The aspects of wellness that are yours and yours alone have a magical quality to them. They warm your heart; the illuminate your soul.
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is all about WELLNESS!!! Wellness, a curious concept. What does wellness mean to you? Click through and weigh-in!
What do you think might happen if you placed a fridge on your refrigerator door? Do you think that it would deter you from opening it? If you were to hang mirrors in strategic locations in your home, do you think it would reflect your body and reinforce your resolve to change your image? Do you think that you would approach the mirror with love and kindness in your heart?
Praise be, the Frittata, an Italian omelet that is made with cheese, meat and/or vegetables mixed into – rather than folded inside – the eggs. The Frittata is perfect for any time of day; for any meal. Breakfast, lunch or dinner!
During their much-touted interview on Monday night, Oprah told Piers Morgan that being her authentic self was and is key to her success. But what does it mean to be your authentic self?
Quotes have the power to help us make it through the day; they have the power to motivate, to inspire, they have the power to create change. The right words at the right time spoken by the right person can change the trajectory of our lives; they can help shift perspective and create paradigm shifts.
This recipe may seem too easy to be good, but it’s not. Too easy that is … It is GOOD! Yum delicious, healthy and Our Lady of Weight Loss approved!!! Straight from one of the best cooking magazines ever ….
Whether you are menopausing, peri-menopausing, post-menopausing or NOT, you’ll want to tune into one of the best ever, breeze-through-life interviews with Janice Taylor and Lela Bryan of Menopause Summit 2. Slim Down While You Laugh It Up.
Each and every morning, before breakfast – that’s right – first thing, drink a cup of HOT water mixed with the juice of of half a lemon. Why??? Read on!
Michael Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential, endorsed The Inner Weigh™. Here’s what he has to say, “The Inner Weigh” offers a wise alternative to faddish products and instead supports the viewer in transforming emotional hungers into spiritual nourishment that creates peace of mind, heart, and spirit.”
If you, too, have difficulty with your morning Rise & Grind or suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), then you might want to take a look at the Sun Alarm! What will they think of next???
Whether you are one of the 44% of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions or not, the new year does present an opportunity to reassess, revamp and revive. Today, Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach shares 10 tips that will help you to keep the energy going!
Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, wants to know … Do YOU Need a FATITUDE ADJUSTMENT?
“I like cinnamon rolls, but I don’t always have time to make a pan. That’s why I wish they would sell cinnamon roll incense. After all I’d rather light a stick and have my roommate wake up with false hopes.” ~ Mitch Hedberg
With the advent of electricity, we have created an artificial light that reaches far into the winter nights; thus, allowing us to stay up later than we should and keeping us working harder than we ought to. We don’t allow ourselves time to rest and renew. Nor do we allow ourselves time to let our minds wander … to dream.
Clarissa, the Christmas Parrot and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, invite you to ‘click away from the Christmas Cookies’ and those pounds that accompany them! Weight Loss FUN and PLAY like never before!!! Enjoy!
While rifling through my Our Lady of Weight Loss approved recipes, I came across my best ever lasagna recipe and decided to add it post haste to my holiday dinner menu! Not only is it easy to cook, as are all my recipes, but it is also delicious, low in calorie, and your guests will ohhh and ahhh their way through it! Oh, and you can make it ahead of time, which is a major plus – given all that one has to do at the last minute!!!
I happened while searching for happiness on the Internet (where else would you look for happiness or anything else for that matter), hoping to order me some and have it delivered in time for Christmas, I stumbled upon “The Secret Society of Happy People.”
It takes more than a good plan, good intentions, and basic nutritional information to override the emotional tsunamis that roll over and through us without turning to food. Managing difficult situations and feelings effectively is a big part of what we are doing here. Emotional eating has all to do with the mind; little to do with the food.
Before you throw your hands up in the air and say, “I can’t take it anymore. I’ll straighten up and eat right in January!” – Ho, Ho, Hold on there! Our Lady of Weight Loss to the rescue with her brilliant: The Ten Commandments-Holiday Edition!!!
Today’s GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS JIGSAW PUZZLE from Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, was inspired by a surprise visit from The Watermelon Angel. Who’d think she’d show up this time of year??? Remember, clicking burns calories. Enjoy!
I recently had the pleasure of meeting herbologist, sleep expert, and creator of “Escape to Sleep” tonic, Geraldine O’Keefe. Because I know that getting the right amount of restful sleep is an important part of permanent weight loss, as well as an integral part of our mental health, I asked Geraldine to please impart some sleep wisdom upon me (so that I could pass it on to you)! If you want to live longer, be productive, mentally sharp, emotionally balanced, and full of energy all the day long, then read on!
The right kind of question, or a ‘good’ question, can lead you to success vs. the wrong kind of question, or ‘bad’ question that can send you spinning into the abyss, the black hole – as it were.
I understand that we think ’tis the season to over-indulge, stuff ourselves silly and stress ourselves out, but it really doesn’t have to be. You don’t have to go along with the ‘agreed upon reality.’ You can – instead – wake up thinner, happier, and more energized than you are right now on New Year’s Day. All you need to do is incorporate these simple and easy tips into your daily routine
It’s not too late to WAKE UP Thinner, Happier and more energized on New Year’s Day! Join with Janice Taylor, your weight loss success coach and – well – just do it! Now!! If you’ve tried the rest, now it’s time to succeed with the best!
Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by Ganesha, one of the deities best-known and most revered as the Remover of Obstacles. Who better to turn post-Thanksgiving to give us the strength to remove any and all obstacles that are strewn in our permanent fat removal paths? Clicking burns calories. Play ‘Sunday JigSaw Puzzle.’ Be a winner (and lose weight).
Labels help us to justify and rationalize the limitations we imagine we have and further help us to hone our ‘victim’ act. Playing victim to food, people and circumstances. Let’s remove those labels before we get to the Thanksgiving Table.
I am going to go out on a limb here and make an observation about Oprah’s Favorite Things 2010 list that may not be taken favorably. In fact, y’all might get mad at me, but I’m going to have to take that risk. Because I can’t believe my eyes! And I do believe that this is why we as a nation are getting fatter and fatter.
Breathing provides many of the same benefits that exercise does, and it will aid weight loss. Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t exercise. I am saying that breathing will enhance your ability to exercise, in addition to help you burn fat!
When leading a workshop at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, my question to the group – “How do you know when you are sated?” – was met with dead silence. People looked at me like I was from Mars. I asked again, “How do you know when you sated? You know, when you are no longer hungry. How do you know when it’s time to stop eating?” “Ohhhhh …” said one of the participants. “When the Biggest Loser is over.”
This week’s GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS PUZZLE is inspired by The Ace of Knives, good friend of Our Lady of Weight Loss. Today, Ace of Knives comes to your rescue, as she cuts through the b*#^ and asks, “What’s eating you?”
Based on past Thanksgivings, I guarantee you that there will be leftovers.
So … In addition to planning my Thanksgiving day recipes (see my last Friday’s Sweet Potato Recipes!!!), I am gathering and trying out leftover recipes! Turkey Taco Pizza is to die for!
Preliminary findings from the World Health Organization found that the noises that we do our best not to hear during the dark of the night … can have a negative impact. Just how negative? Read on!!!
Utterly useful diet tips from the patron saint of permanent fat removal… Our Lady of Weight Loss. Today … Want to wake up fast? Force the toxins and oils out of your skin? And … Give your metabolize a boost?
Could it be that we are all that busy? So busy, rushed and stressed that we seriously don’t have time to breathe? Or think? Or reflect? Or take care of ourselves? As one of my star coaching clients – S. Tar. (yes, that is her real name) says, “We are not human beings; we are human runnings. I want to stop running; and start being.”
Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, Time to Be Happy, is inspired by the ‘time’ change. While adjusting the time, take the time to be happy!
I just love baked sweet potatoes; don’t you? Delicious, satisfying, overflowing with vitamins and antioxidants, they are the perfect Thanksgiving side dish.
Now that Thanksgiving is around the corner and we have entered the Sweet Potato Season, I thought I’d serve up some shocking news about the sweet potato. Are you ready? Brace yourself.
Are you ready to Rise & Grind, Our Lady of Weight Loss style? Get your groove on, inspire yourself, motivate your neighbor while sharing a cuppa’ joe?
Want to Lose It? Then, Snooze It! The International Journal of Obesity performed a study that showed people who sleep for more than nine hours each day are less likely to be overweight than those sleeping six hours or less.
Laugh it up while you slim down. Halloween riddles, puzzles and more from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal! – Q. Why do girl ghosts go on diets? … A. So they can keep their ghoulish figures.
We now know that the USDA suggests including 250 discretionary calories per day in our food plans; and that ingesting copious amount of candy on Halloween far exceeds that amount. We are now hip to nutrients. We now want to purposefully create a fun, healthy and happy Halloween for our children.Instead of mindlessly gobbling the candy down, here are a few tips on how to make this Halloween a safe and healthy one!
Halloween, and its platters full of candy, is also the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season. For many that means that the season within which the healthy living goes out the window with ghosts and goblins and 7 extra pounds are delivered to thy stomach, thighs and hips is upon us! Is that what really want? To be out of control? Padding your body with another 7 extra pounds? OR … would you like to start the holiday season witha self-loving svelte smile?
This week’s JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by the Queen of Wands from the Tarot. Always, appealing and popular, she creates a powerful first impressions. She has great sex appeal, is enthusiastic, is open and sincere, as well as energetic, cheerful and self-assured.
How many times have you tried giving up the three c’s (cookies, cakes and candy)? Were you up-ended by a deep and inexplicable craving for Dulce de Leche Caramel Haagen Dazs ice cream? Are you a sugar addict?
You can burn an extra 350 calories per day, which translates to 3500 calories in 10 days or one pound permanently removed just by increasing your NEAT!
Why would this 50 pound weight-loss-winner, the voice of Our Lady of Weight Loss volunteer to bring – of all things – dessert? And why “Fresh Figs Drizzled with Love?” Tune in, taste it and hum!
You might want to give some thought to the color of your altar. This was a complicated decision for me. Although we are talking about weight loss here, for me – weight loss is a vehicle for reinvention and transformation. It’s as much about love, energy, health, spirit, creativity, self-control, and re-birth as actual pounds permanently removed. In which case any and all colors work.
Imagine, if you will, an Our Lady of Weight Loss approved comfort food! This Classic Potato Salad recipe will wow you and your guests. For the full Zen experience, practice deep breaths while you chop, cube and mix!
Studies in the US show that pumpkin seeds may help reduce hormone damage to the prostate, which in turn lessens the risk of developing prostate cancer. They’ve been used in certain areas of Europe to treat learning disorders. In China, pumpkin seeds are used to ward off depression, and pumpkin seed oil has been used for treatment of prostatitis.
I had yet another epiphany this morning, another revolutionary thought about ‘body image.’ I wondered what it would be like to be thankful and grateful for the parts of my body that I don’t like.
Last month, I spoke at a healthy eating conference and, once again, during the Q&A part of my presentation, people began to toss out the whys and wherefores and their reasons as to how it is that they cannot lose weight. Once we made the distinction because real reasons and excuses, the proverbial light bulb began to snap, crackle, pop. And then, miracle of all miracles ….
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss, In 1992, I started working with a man named Bob, to whom I was very much attracted…..honestly. And, yes, it was mutual. Nothing came of it, as we were both married. I haven’t seen Bob in almost 15 years. At that time I was 40 years old, and weighed 125 lbs. and at the risk of sounding immodest, I was pretty darn cute. Now … fast forward … 15 years later, and I weigh 185, and at the risk of sounding pathetic, I am fat and frumpy.
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle from Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, is all about being grateful for your remarkable body! And remember, clicking burns calories. Enjoy your puzzle!
“Happiness lies at the intersection between pleasure and meaning. Whether at work or at home, the goal is to engage in activities that are both personally significant and enjoyable.” …. What activities are you engaged in that are both significant and enjoyable? That lie at the intersection between pleasure and meaning? Are you pursuing your dreams, your desires?
Are you feeling depressed, defeated and deprived? Are you losing the battle of the bulge? Well, no need to despair. Your Weight Loss Success Coach, Janice Taylor, has the best ever diet tip to share with you, and she can pretty much promise that if you follow it, you will make this journey an easy (relatively speaking) one!
Have you ever gotten so beautifully and intensely absorbed in an ‘action’ that time ceased to exist? You look up from the task at hand and two, three or more hours have mysteriously passed without your being aware of it? Join Janice Taylor, Your Weight Loss Success Coach, for a ‘flow experience.’
Here you go, this week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle from Our Lady of Weight Loss, guaranteed to keep your hands and mind busy; and to keep you out of the kitchen! Enjoy.
Here’s what you need to know about the essence of being human. You are important. You are valuable. Your core self is unique and fundamentally right and whole and complete. Complete in the sense that you arrive into this world ‘fully loaded,’ fully equipped with what you need. There is nothing ‘only’ about you!
Can you have your cake, eat it, too and lose weight? A tasty question to chew on from your Weight Loss Success Coach, Janice Taylor.
As Our Lady of Weight Loss says, “Vegetables are sexy and you can be, too.” Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach shares the sexiest dishes ever!
Taste and food particles linger in your mouth and can trigger the desire to eat. If you can’t brush or floss when out, try rinsing with mouthwash!. (Keep a small bottle in your bag!). Get in there, clean those teen and neutralize your taste buds fast.
Today, I am excited to bake up and blend up an amazingly delicious, healthy dish for a couple of reasons. Not only is this recipe easy to make and overflowing with nutrients, it is made with eggplant – a vegetable. And just today, yet another study reported that Americans are not eating enough vegetables.
Not only is this recipe easy to make and overflowing with nutrients, it is made with eggplant – a vegetable. And just today, yet another study reported that Americans are not eating enough vegetables.
According to the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui, your kitchen is the central part of your home that provides nourishment and sustains life. Here, Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, shares some very interesting tips that are sure to get your Feng Shui energy moving!
Janice Taylor, your Life & Weight Loss Success Coach, wants to know – how much weight loss drama have you participated in and/or created this week?
Here, in – The 21 Day Cure: Feed Your Soul. Lose Weight. – Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, Hypnotherapist and 50 pound weight-loss-winner, reveals the secrets of permanent weight loss.
Yes, I am still talking about what to eat this weekend! Why? Because my in-box is flooded with emails from y’all asking me ‘what to eat?’ ‘what to bring?’ How to survive it!!!
I say, enjoy it! Make good, healthy choices and grill on!
As we head into this holiday weekend, we need to understand that our pre-frontal cortex has a limited supply of energy. Every time we use our ‘veto power’ to say ‘no, thank you’ to the multitude of foods that will inevitably be offered to us, hot off the grill, we are dipping into our limited supply of mental energies. What to do? How to sustain our resolve throughout the weekend? Read on!
Holy Guacamole! Who would have thunk it? According to researchers at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, dieters with an optimistic view and high hopes for a thinner future are less likely to lose weight than their pessimistic counterparts. Optimists have […]
This week’s Our Lady of Weight Loss Jigsaw Weight Loss Art puzzle was inspired by the Simon & Garfunkel song, “Feeling Groovy.” Designed to keep you motivated and smiling.
Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, she who has devoted a great deal of time to examining the way in which people eat, there are 10 basic eating styles – from Gulp n’ Go to Totally Beige to the Food Architect. Which style is yours?
We can’t blame our children for wanting to hit those devil-filled vending machines, can we? But we can take action and help put and keep our children on the healthy path!
Here are some thoughtful tips on how to keep your children happy and healthy in the face of school (lunches).
As Oscar Wilde so brilliantly put it, “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” Some of us embrace the idea of being ourselves – a freeing concept – while others ‘try’ to be themselves – not exactly knowing who they are and a bit reluctant to put it out there! Here follow 8 kick-tush ways for you to be you!
Prior to learning about the Mouth of Chi, I confess that I hadn’t give much thought to the importance of entry points, nor had I even considered my physical mouth an entry point or boundary. Now, with a different level of awareness, I will be mindful and give more thought and meaning to what I put in my mouth and what comes out of it.
This morning, while talking to Bethanny (the names have been changed to protect the innocent), she revealed that her ‘to do list’ was at least 18 miles long and that she was beginning to hyperventilate at just the thought of reading it. Where to begin? Where to end? Overwhelm had clearly set in! And reality, too. How much can one woman tackle?
The Hermitess stands alone in her trust that she can nurture herself. She understands that it is time to choose a path that moves her away from comfort foods, away from society’s view on food, diet and body type and size and towards her own compelling future.
Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzles keep your hands and mind busy! Try one!
Sometime last winter, my strategically placed Feng Shui water fountain went on the fritz. Instead of the sound and motion of gurgling water activating positive chi energy, bringing in prosperity and good luck, the fountain furiously spurted and spit water on my desktop. What to do???
This week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Puzzle will not only keep your hands and mind busy and out of the kitchen, but it will reveal one of the best diet secrets ever!
I received the following E-emergency note the other night from a client of mine – who by the way – has permanently removed 18 pounds in the past 12 weeks. I thought it worth sharing, because I know that we all have ‘alien’ voices in our heads that ‘make’ us eat the donut, cookie, ice cream, pizza. That’s right … you are not alone. Seems we all have an alien voice that ‘makes’ us go hog wild.
Last night, when Willamina (star character of ABC Family’s new show “HUGE,” played by Nikki Blonsky of “Hairspray”) was told to strip down to her bathing suit for the annual group ‘before’ photo, I cringed. I cringed for her, and for me. It brought back an unpleasant, somewhat traumatic memory. When I was in second grade, we were told by the school nurse to stand in a line in our underwear. … Read On!
People please! These rumors are getting to me. I’m about ready to eat something to stuff down the silliness of it all!!! But instead, I’m going to share Zach Anner’s video and slim down while I laugh it up!
Today’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzle was inspired by a Duz detergent advertisement from 1954. I’ve been cutting and pasting and playing and the “DUZ IT” piece is a work in progress. But I just had to stop and magically turn it into a jigsaw puzzle to share with you
Having traveled from one coast to the other, changing time zones and lugging my baggage (both physical and mental) with me all throughout the day, I found that upon arriving at my destination, my energy was waning. I was in need of a boost! My first instinct was to stop at the local shopping center and grab a cup of coffee, but – as luck would have it – I was distracted by …. Read On!
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 it, Nancy was pictured with a box of cookies in one hand and a hammer in the other. Her aunt was yelling from another room. “Don’t spoil your appetite. Dinner will be ready soon.” To which Nancy replied, “I’m only eating the crumbs.”
Thirsting for BLOOD? True Blood “V” Cocktail, that is. I thought it would be fun to kick off the summer Vampire Juice Season with a True Blood Type “V” Cocktail. Enjoy!!!!
I ran into the Buddha on the Road to Sveltesville, and I said, “Buddha, I’ve been thinking that I great way to begin to lose weight would be to eliminate high fat and sugary foods. What do you think?” And the Buddha replied, “Maybe!” What did the Buddha mean? …. Here follows some new thinking on how to move from heavy to light that has nothing to do with fat or sugar!!!
I promise you that as you take the time to be honest, be brave, look deep and write down at least 50 things that you are tolerating, putting up with and/or STOMACHING, you will find yourself in a new place. A place where you can see, feel, experience and even taste your ‘lite.’ What are you putting up with? Tolerating? Stomaching? What is weighing you down? Leave it at the Our Lady of Weight Loss Altar, alter your thinking … lighten your load!
If you want to permanently lose weight, remove those pounds, experience freedom from food obsession, then read this! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares the true secret of her 50 pounds victory!
Is summertime weight loss different than winter weight loss? The simple answer is, “Yes!” On the upside, there’s a plethora of fresh fruits and veggies ready for the taking, air-conditioning can freeze your fat off (see tip #2), and taking an early morning walk is a pleasurable experience. On the downside, it’s bathing suit season. To that end ..
Did you know? Today is “There’s a Hole in Your Bucket Day.” How will you fill your hole? OR … will you continue to let your happiness, energy, vitality … and well, your life, just leak on out? Contemplate that while you work on your “Get Jiggy JigSaw Sunday Weight Loss Puzzle” from none other than … Our Lady of Weight Loss.
Never too thin? Take a look at these photos of 50 CENT, once a Beef Cake now a Pancake and think again!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss to the rescue with some thought provoking ‘coach yourself’ thin questions.
Who won American Idol? And just how important is it to believe in yourself? Hungry for motivation? Read on!
Today is Chewing the FAT TUESDAY with Our Lady of Weight Loss. Readers write in and she answers!
Were prescriptions drugs involved in Simon Monjack’s shocking death? Learn more about our country’s fastest growing addiction.
Our Lady of Weight Loss has a special connection to Bob Dylan! Seriously, no joke, truly. They go way back or weigh back, all the way back to 2001, when Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Coach (that’s me) first rolled out of bed (literally) and set off on her journey to Sveltesville. A fun side to Bob that he never knew existed?
Halfway through the 2nd round of said mind-altering heavily vodka’ed beverage, Uncle Sy began to wax poetically about his childhood. He shared one enchanting tale after the next, peppered with family photos and memorabilia. But, as all good things must come to an end, so did this happy afternoon.
Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Coach, wants to know how American Idol’s Casey James’ miraculous recovery from his motor cycle accident inspires you, motivates you to move forward? Want power or will power?
In a nutshell, in order to have optimal mental health, we need to take care of our bodies. Do you know how to best take care of your body? Our Lady of Weight Loss offers a Kick in the Tush!
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss puzzle will not only keep your hands and mind busy for hours (and out of the kitchen) but it provides a recipe and information on how to CURE for your FLAT BELLY BLUES!!! Read on!!!
Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, asks a simple question, “If not NOW, when?” Take the Quick Weight Loss Quiz and find out when, indeed!
In order to permanently remove your excess weight, you’ve got to suffer, right? Wrong!!! I am here to assure you that Permanent Fat Removal does not equal suffering! It’s totally optional!
It’s Happy Hour at Starbucks! Happy and half priced (but not half the calories) Frappuccinos for all! Guess how many calories?
As we all know, Mother’s Day is fast approaching! This year, in addition to giving my mother a homemade card (and a gift, of course), I thought I would send a mother’s day card to my children, too! Why not? It’s an opportunity for us to share our thoughts on what it’s like to be a mother!
Before we get all sucked in by the salacious headlines that our President had an affair with campaign aide Vera Baker, let’s look at the ‘facts,’ and remember to focus on our priorities.
Last night, Siobhan Magnus was voted off American Idol. One of the things I like most about Siobhan is her authenticity, her level of comfort with herself. As Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” And Sioban did just that! I’m hoping we will see more of her!
I was talking to one of my star weight loss clients (you are all stars), who has permanently lost over 35 pound. Yes, JB is thrilled about that, but she is still having difficulty loving herself, because she’s kind of down on her thighs. They are not perfect thighs. They are not stick thin thighs like you see in the magazines; they are not air-brushed thighs. After an interesting conversation that was filled with aha moments, I decided to share a few tips on how to love yourself, love your thighs.
This week’s Get Jiggy JIGSAW Sunday, Tropical Spring Toss, will keep your hands and minds busy, out of the cookie jar and take you on a journey, straight into spring!
When we are energized, feeling good, hydrated, smiling and breathing in the poetry of life, we are less likely to gravitate towards food as a form of self-medication and more likely to open up to living la vida feliz … The Happy Life!
If Sue Sylvester, the fictional character played by actress Jane Lynch in the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee, can “Vogue,” why not you? Watch the video, Vogue with Sue Sylvester and burn calories!
Video alert: Have you heard about Iowa High School Junior Elizabeth Rasmuson’s brilliant use of gum wrappers? She used the white and blue Wrigley’s “5” wrappers to make her prom dress! And her boyfriend, Jordon Weaver, weaved himself a gum wrapper vest!
This week’s ‘Get Jiggy JigSaw Puzzle’ was inspired by my jones for peanut butter. Just love the stuff and you know, the natural kind, is good for you! Here’s a great recipe that makes a stupendous breakfast, lunch or snack!
For those of us who are Sex in the City fans, you’ll be happy to know that new trailer for the Sex in the City 2 just hit! Overflowing with fabulous friendship and fashion, sex, sex and more sex as well as Aiden. Yup, Aiden is back and it look like Carrie is playing with fire!
This week’s “Get Jiggy, Stay Busy and Lose Weight Jigsaw Puzzle” was inspired by my recent trip to Tucson, Arizona. I’m fascinated by the cactus, the saguaros, in particular, whose flowers bloom at night and are pollinated by bats!
Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach provides vital Easter candy information! Something to consider on Easter Day (and the days that follow).
Foolish and fool proof April Fool’s Day quotes! Don’t give cherries to pigs or advice to fools … and much more from Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, on a mission to lighten!
You have done something (perhaps you ate the entire bag of chips before you even got to the check-out counter), thought something (you want chocolate more than anything and will do anything – even drive 50 miles if you have to – to get your hands on a bar, especially dark chocolate), or felt something (you feel sad and lonely now that Betty Crocker no longer lives with you) . . .that you believe to be ‘bad.’
Imagine … El Al Airlines will be serving up some 650 pounds of gefilte fish, 400 pounds of smoked salmon, 28 gallons of horseradish, 325 pounds of smoked trout, 275 pounds of assorted chocolates and more than 45,500 packages of individually wrapped matzo on their nonstop flights from New York alone. (Recipes … to follow).
People say, “I really don’t understand why I am always hungry. It’s this crazy thing, like an alien has taken over.” People ask, “Can you shed ‘lite’ on this unexplained phenomenon? How can I slay the dragon? Or at least train my appetite dragon?”
This week’s “Get Jiggy Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzle” is inspired by the Vernal Equinox. At precisely 1:32 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (17:32 Universal Time), the Sun will cross directly over the Earth’s equator. In the Northern Hemisphere, with open arms; in the Southern Hemisphere, autumn arrives. Ponder that while you keep your hands and mind busy working Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle!!! A miracle cure if ever there was one!
Have you ever questioned whether your inspiration, insight or sudden shift in experience was the result of receiving divine guidance or communication?
Life and Wellness Coach and fun expert, Janice Taylor, shares with you quick, effective and oh yes – fun – ways to boost your energy! Join in on the laughter.
From Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach: This week’s JigSaw puzzle was inspired by my exploring ‘aspirin.’ A puzzle of its own kind! Who should take aspirin, how much, does it prevent heart attacks, strokes?
Hungry for a tasty sampling of “Jesus (and Mary) in Food and Other Objects” (from Ashtray Jesus to Nun Bun)? Delish, fat-free, cal-free, carb-free treat.
Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal shares “The 3 Step Diet,” which inevitably leads you straight into the arms of a gooey grilled cheese sandwich!
Get your downloadable St. Valentine’s hearts, jigsaw puzzles, to die for recipes and more here, NOW! Hurry! Janice Taylor makes weight loss fun!
How to count your blessings, change your life and transform your girdle into an amazing piece of Weight Loss Art. Listen up and Lighten up with Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and our country’s premiere weight loss artist!
Playtime at the Kick in the Tush Club: This week, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, Coach – she who makes weight loss fun – offers up platters full of Pomegranate Hearts, Rosemary Capellini, Sage Advice and more!
Today is WEAR RED DAY 2010! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, has designed the perfect downloadable red dress for you to wear on WEAR RED DAY 2010! Print it and drape yourself in it! Enjoy.
Listen UP and Lighten UP! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss scoured the universe and have found a sister site, a place where you can go for the latest in news that helps you lose! Skinny Scoopers! You can thank them later! After you read on and lighten up!
Do want to once and for all get a grip on the food and weight thing? Do you want to feel comfortable in your body? Do you want to wake up happy and energized? Do you want to stop comparing yourself to others? Do you want to stop worrying about what others are thinking about you? Do you want to stop feeling inadequate? Do you want to feel self-confident? The answer to your problem is here!
Do you want to live a life you love?
Weight Loss Motivation 101: We can all relate to wanting things to change on a dime, to lose weight with the snap of a finger, can’t we? Our Lady of Weight Loss explains!
Hey! How IS that January resolution working for you? I’m wondering if you’re still on the wagon, or if you’ve fallen off the wagon, and then gotten back on again? Well, just in case you fell off and you’re feeling a bit bruised and discouraged and want some encouragement, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, have put together some really small baby steps that you can take today that will get you moving again!
When was the last time that you were so engrossed in an activity or passionately at play that you forgot to eat? Maybe, say – when you were 10? Playing with your Ken and Barbie dolls? If you find that you are all too often foraging for food, searching for snacks, or rummaging for rations, you need to get a life! A life filled with passion and play!!!
n honor of 2010, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Artist and author, pulled together 10 of your favorite Our Lady of Weight Loss blog spots from 2009! They range from covering something – anything – in chocolate!!! to spiritual weight loss tips from Suzie Winfrey??? Hmmm … an interesting top 10 list that is sure to get you moving in the best ever direction for 2010!
Blue Moon is also known as a Goal Moon! Now, imagine the goal-setting power of a New Year’s Eve Blue Moon! This Blue Moon occurs every 19 years; the next won’t come again until December 31, 2028! I don’t know about you, but I am going to take full advantage of this phenomenon and set meaningful and doable goals!
Want to live a life you love? Here, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach shares her 21 Simple Steps to Living a Life You Love!
Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, editor of the Kick in the Tush Club has created e-Postcards from the Diet Edge. Sure to inspire, motivate and bring a smile to your face! And guess what, Tushkateers? There’s no charge! Just send, smile and watch the fat melt!!!
Here, Queen Jaw Jaw and Our Lady of Weight Loss chew the fat and with great style and verve share the ins and outs of being a Gabologist, a recession proof job!
This piece of ‘Weight Loss Art’ by Janice Taylor, in loving memory of Brittany Murphy.
Are you spending Christmas alone? New Year’s Eve without a date? Kwanzaa with no one to celebrate? Lighting Chanukah candles solo? Take heart. You’re not the only one! Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, Coach and author to the rescue!
This Sunday JigSaw “Weight Loss” Art by Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, is inspired by the Sun. May the Sun shine on you. May the perfect happiness of heaven be yours.
Ho, Ho – Hold on there! I know … it’s easy to throw your hands up in the air and say, “It’s okay. It’s the holidays. I’ll straighten up and eat right in January.” But will you get a handle on things come the New Year? And if you do, how much damage will you have suffered? Here, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist & Coach, offers you a downloadable version of the 10 Commandments of Holiday Weight Loss!
Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and Coach, shares with you a Christmas Song that is guaranteed to get you smiling and shakin’ your booty big time!
Much to Weight Loss Expert, Janice Taylor’s shock (yes SHOCK!), after forty years (yes 40!) of breakfast related studies that show without a shadow of a doubt that kick-starting your day with breakfast is the healthy thing to do – one of the best strategies to lose weight – my peeps told me that they opt to skip breakfast, especially on the party days, thinking that they will save those calories for later. To fast or not to fast? Join in the discussion!
Please join with me and Our Lady of Weight Loss as we wish all those who celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception a lovely and joyous holiday.
Janice Taylor, our country’s premiere Weight Loss Artist shares her favorite Latke recipe. “Whether you are in search of Chanukah recipes or not, you owe it to yourself and your family to cook up some Latkes a.k.a. potato pancakes.”
An alert from Our Lady of Weight Loss: Slim Fast, is voluntarily recalling over 10 million cans of its diet beverage. Tests showed that it is contaminated with the B. cereus bacteria, which can bring about stomach upset and/or vomiting.
Living to 100, Harriet Taylor (94 years young; sure to live past 100) shares her anti-aging secrets! Amazingly young and active, an inspiration to us all.
At the end of the day, both Oprah and Janice Taylor agree, “All you have to know is who you are.” Chew on that and join in the discussion.
This Beliefnet blogger asked Kick in the Tush Club members to answer the following question, “What is your good morning recipe?”And Sunny Gal answered! Good goin’ Sunny Gal! Thanks!!!!10 Sunny Ways to Make Your Day a Good One!1. A good […]
Today’s weight loss question was inspired by The North Wind from Aesop’s Fables. The North Wind boasted of great strength. The Sun argued that there was great power in gentleness. “We shall have a contest,” said the Sun. Far below, […]
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 […]
On Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 8:30 p.m. EDT, I am taking part in Earth Hour-a global event in which millions of people will turn out their lights to make a statement of concern about our planet and climate change. […]
This week’s Our Lady of Weight Loss jigsaw puzzle was inspired by the Jewish proverb … “No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.” For tips on how to listen … go to: Listen Up! For […]
The Ten Commandments of Permanent Fat Removal: Commandment #7: “Thou shalt drink enough Holy Water to frighten Noah and map out all the restrooms in thy village.” Today is National Water Day! A good time to remember that drinking water […]
Good News!!! Janice Taylor (the voice of Our Lady of Weight Loss) is participating in a GREAT tele-seminar series, along with the following speakers. There’s no charge! Be sure to mark your calendars and TUNE-IN for the following talks! Week […]
Hey there! As you may (or may not) know, I offer an e-course called “Fill Up On Happiness.” One of the things we do (those who are participating and myself) is share inspiring, uplifting videos. Some videos are designed to […]
Batter Up!!! Pancake Tuesday known also as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, is celebrated the day before the beginning of Lent. This is the time that we remember the forty days that Jesus spent in the desert. It is also […]
Time to take a break from Bristol Palin talking about how abstinence is not possible, the Chimp Attack and the Ashera Cat (I want one, too! Only $22,000), and join with me for a tea time break! The Cheshire Cat: […]
How IMPORTANT is “THIS” to YOU??? (this being your health, your weight, your determination to let go of what no longer serves you) While talking to one of my star weight loss coaching clients (you are all stars in your […]
The odds were against Stump, the ten-year-old Sussex Spaniel, who won the 133rd annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show. AGAINST the ODDS:For one thing STUMP is OLD, a senior in dog years – 10. He re-emerged from retirement after taking […]
Our Lady of Weight Loss spoke to me in my sleep last night. Actually, I wasn’t quite asleep. I was dozing … in the delicious half wake/half sleep state. Yum! SHE has been communicating with me in this fashion for […]
It’s February 1. Hip Hip Hooray … the days are getting longer; the sun is feeling warmer and hope is in the air!!! February is a month of LOVE! Enjoy this week’s Get Jiggy with OLofWL Puzzle! Spread the word […]
This morning this Beliefnet WEIGHT LOSS GURU got on the Scales of Injustice and weighed-in 3 pounds UP for no reason. I SWEAR!!! Truly, no reason … And even though, I know that there is no real reason for this […]
Yes, friends, it’s time for the SMA. Seasonal Music Award – something I created just this minute (if it already exists … please don’t tell me; let me enjoy the glory of believing that I had an original thought).In honor […]
Birthday of the Unconquered Sun by Janice Taylor I was chatting with a few of my weight loss clients about the holiday season. Inquiring, of course, how they were going to celebrate their holiday, whether it be Christmas, or Chanukah, […]
The best ever Holiday Weight Loss Tips from Our Lady of Weight Loss, guaranteed to help you slim down while you laugh it up! AND – it’s OLofWL holiday guide.pdf. Print it and carry it with you to each and […]
Thanksgiving Prayer was created with love by Our Lady of Weight Loss for you. We wish you all delicious things on Thanksgiving Day! Click here for your downloadable Thanksgiving Prayer: ART Thanksgvg prayer.pdf Another fun print-out to take with you […]
Gems of wisdom from the 500-pound Style Network star who’s on a quest to lose the weight and reclaim her life. Have you all seen Holly Lebowitz Rossi’s interview with Ruby Gettinger! Read on!!! Since she was 10 years old, […]
As my mother loves to say, “Masticate your food!” She’s got great delivery, and always gets a laugh. And she’s got a point. As we chew each mouthful at least 20-25 times, we break down the food into small particles […]
Keeping Perspective: It’s NOT about your FAT; it’s about YOUR LIFE! Your weight, your diet, your exercise plan is just one slice of your life pie. Permanent weight loss is about living a balanced life. It’s about looking at all […]
Life Lessons Janice Taylor learned from her own life-changing leap of faith five years ago. By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for a Free Consult) Hi everyone … […]
Alien or Addict? by Janice Taylor Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Columnist and 50-pound-big-time-loser. (Write Janice for a Free Consult). I received the following E-emergency note the other night from a client of mine – who […]
Depression and Your Weight by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. I know from first hand experience that depression can move someone toward food. (Yes, this ‘happy idiot’ has had bouts of […]
This digitally enhanced collage (now jigsaw puzzle) entitled Blow the Fat Cells Out of My Mind was created by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound BIG-Time-LOSER!!!! Janice tells us, “I permanently removed over 50 pounds […]
This jiggy jigsaw puzzle by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser was inspired by the TV show, The Dog Whisperer. Hi All, I’m a big slow on the up-take and only watched the […]
Wise Crackin’ and Young at Heart by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. Dr. Andrew Weill, whom I absolutely adore for so many reasons – his voice, his beard, his impressive knowledge – […]
“Joy” says it best! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50 pound big-time-loser. Here follows an e-mail from Joy, a Kick in the Tush Club member, and fan of Our Lady of Weight Loss. Please […]
Oats: Grown in the U.S.A. by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! History: As long ago as 7,000 B.C. – in ancient China – man was cultivating his oats (not sowing them). The […]
I’ve Got to Be Me! You’ve Got to be You! By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Blogger and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for free consult) I’ve ‘borrowed’ the above classic Oscar Wilde quote, “Be […]
Our Lady Sees Red is illustrated by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author and blogger. (write Janice for a free consult) “Out of the ash I rise with my red hair and eat men like air.” ~ […]
Starving Children Tip Fridge by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. If you had lunch at 11:30 a.m. (or even earlier) and the next time you had access to food was 3:00 in-the-afternoon, what would […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A round of 850 calorie Cinnabons for all! by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet.com blogger and 50 pound big-time-loser. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing his best to hold us (individuals and restaurants) accountable for the amount of high-fat, high-calorie foods we […]
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 […]
Which would you prefer to do today? Beat stress or cultivate inner-peace? Calming words from Janice Taylor. Words have an amazingly strong affect on our bodies and minds. Our unconscious mind (also known as subconscious) processes the words we hear […]
GO CRAZY! It’s Your Life, is it not? Create It the Way You Want it – Off-the-Menu Salad! This beliefnet blogger has been on the road, promoting the best Permanent Fat Removal book ever (if you LOSE it; you will […]
What a Day for a Daydream by Janice Taylor, Health & Happiness Beliefnet Blogger. While waiting for the 6 train on 116th and Lexington Avenue (not the most beautiful subway stop in Manhattan), I took the opportunity to mentally review […]
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 […]