Reached your wit’s end, have you? Well, there’s no need to shoot. What to do? Get a grip and move on! Sometimes it’s just that simple! As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “No Need […]
Reached your wit’s end, have you? Well, there’s no need to shoot. What to do? Get a grip and move on! Sometimes it’s just that simple! As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “No Need […]
What STOPS you from achieving that which you most definitely want to achieve? What OBSTACLES are on, in and around your path? As you click through this week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSAW Puzzle: 1. Think 2. Identify 3. Come […]
What’s important to you? What do you value? What do you care about? People have “things” (both material and immaterial) that are important to them in each and every area of their lives. In their relationships, in their work, in […]
We are one month into the New Year. One month into our resolutions. One month into our promises. That’s right. We promised ourselves a myriad of things, which may include: to lose weight, to exercise more, to de-clutter, to stop […]
Dearest Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, Here is a truth (not just a story) about the Moso Bamboo Plant and your weight that will blow the fat cells out of your mind. Read through, ingest on a cellular […]
One of the things both Our Lady of Weight Loss and I love to say about permanent weight loss a.k.a. weight removal a.k.a. slimming down (use whichever phrase fits you best) is that it is simple. That’s right. Weight loss […]
As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Semi-Unconscious Twins,” tune into your conscious mind, the one that is awake and aware and telling you (maybe screaming at you?) that now is the time for you […]
We live in a culture that values the head over the heart, which is why, today, I’d like to touch on, pay attention to, listen to the heart. Research shows that fear, anger and sadness depress our immune systems. Love, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Enjoy this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle entitled, “Empty Mind,” from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal. Remember, clicking burns calories and it’s fun! Send “Empty Mind” e-postcard to friends, family and […]
Happy Thanksgiving, one and all! With heaping portions of extra gratitude! Spread the word, NOT the icing! Janice Try this miracle cure on for size! Join with the Kick in the Tush Club on Facebook as we discuss the ins […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – “Sunflower Girl” – was inspired by the Sunflower. The sunflower stands tall. She keeps her face looking toward sunshine, thus eliminating shadows. With her head full of seeds, she is readied […]
Are ‘cravings’ a gateway to binging? It’s worse than we thought! “They” (as in researchers and scientists) tell us that not only can giving into cravings tip the Scales of Injustice into the wrong direction, but food cravings have been […]
Seriously folks, you could not possibly believe that the 20 to 2 vote from the FDA that came wiggling, jiggling and rolling on in approving the latest magic weight loss pill, Qnexa, from pretty much the same members of the […]
I had a friend whose family had dinner together. The mother would tuck you in at night and make breakfast in the morning. They even had a spare bike for a friend. It just seemed so amazing to me. ~ […]
Holy Guacamole, Beliefnet peeps, Tushkateers throughout the land and anyone else who has managed to land on this page (consider it divine inspiration)! You CAN win a trip to New York City, land of bright lights, Broadway shows, shopping galore, […]
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSAW Puzzle, “Happily Ever After” was inspired by Sir Paul McCartney’s marriage to Nancy Shevell! May you live ‘Happily Ever After!” Sir Paul and Nancy. As you click through your puzzle, think love thoughts: […]
Want to eat healthy and save money? Then buy ‘seasonal foods.’ It makes perfect sense. When foods are in season, they are plentiful and, therefore, cost less. It’s the ole supply n’ demand theory. Here follows a list of what’s […]
Confess your dietary transgressions and weighty sins. Receive forgiveness from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal. You’ll feel ‘lighter’ for it!!! Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ Forgiven me, for I have sinned. […]
Once upon a time in the not too distant past, there was a ‘diet’ ice cream that was being sold in New York City. It was only 90 calories per serving and boy-oh-boy was it delicious! People loved it, and […]
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~ Lao Tzu While ‘networking’ at a breakfast gathering, I paid attention to how I introduced myself to others. Sometimes I was “Janice Taylor, Life and […]
We are, according to the annual report, “F as In Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011” released on Thursday by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), fatter than ever! (Click HERE for […]
Good Day Tushkateers!!! It is officially summer. Not so much because the summer solstice has come and gone; not so much because Memorial Day and July 4 have come and gone, but because this morning I woke up and declared […]
Fennel is an amazing licorice-flavored, crisp and crunchy celery. I love to add chilled, raw fennel to salads! Not only does it taste oh so licorice-good, it’s loaded with Vitamin C and Potassium! Fennel and Peppery Strawberry Salad is a […]
Are Cravings Killing Your Plan??? Our Lady of Weight Loss seriously knows how YOU CAN put an end to it! She’s the patron saint of permanent weight loss!!! She knows what she is talking about!!! Dear Our Lady of Weight […]
My friend, Tammy, told me that one summer, when she was a kid, she went to marine biology camp. And … while wearing rubber hip boots, she got stuck in the mud. The more she struggled to pull herself out, […]
Today’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JIGSAW Puzzle was inspired by an amazing quote from Coco Chanel! “Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.” ~ C.C. While that used to be true and still may be […]
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ What do you do after you lose weight (almost 100 lbs), and then start gaining it back (almost 30 lbs. back)? I am still working out, which is a good thing. How do […]
Today, I am serving up an extraordinarily healthy and delish dinner dish. ROASTED ORANGE SALMON with GARLICKY GREENS Not only are the salmon fillets drenched in a sugar-free orange marinade, this dish provides metabolism-boosting good fats. Served with a side […]
Have I told you how much I love, love, love my Slow Cooker (a.k.a. Crock Pot)? Well, I do! No matter how much I screw up, as in misread the instructions, measure incorrectly, or forget an ingredient, somehow or another, […]
SIDE SPLITTING VIDEO ALERT: Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, invites you to Freeze Your Ass Off … 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!
Dopamine and norepinephrine increase our energy and level of alertness. Protein causes both dopamine and norepinephrine to be released in the brain. Foods that are connected to the release of these two neurotransmitters are: meat, chicken, fish, nuts, soy products, eggs and dairy products.
In 2011, Feel Better, Look Better, Make Money! Did you know that bosses are 12% more likely to promote people who smile a lot?
Research shows that when we help another, we are at the same time helping ourselves. Studies also show that laughter is a key ingredient to permanent fat removal! Therefore, Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal has created e-Postcards from the Diet Edge. Sure to inspire, motivate and bring a smile to your face!
“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!
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!!!
Praise Be! A 5 ingredient Recipe that is easy to make, delicious, nutritious and can dress up your holiday table, or not!!!
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!
Do you feel as if you are fighting feelings of exhaustion throughout the day? Are you moving too fast? Perhaps, feeling depleted is a wake up call to slow down! Let your body rest and as you begin to slow down, tune into your body’s natural state!
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzle was inspired by a sign that Janice Taylor, your weight loss success coach, stumped upon on one of her daily walks! Weight Loss Fun … a click away!
Even though WW has deemed fruits to be ‘zero point’ foods, you don’t want to eat till you can’t breath, do you? Practice mindful eating.
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.
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).
Want to eat your Thanksgiving leftovers and “get back on the wagon” at the same time? Our Lady of Weight Loss leads the weigh!!!
From Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, a fun Thanksgiving craft project that’s easy and will bring a smile to your face! … A few years ago, I started a fun Thanksgiving tradition! I asked those who would be celebrating with us to email me their favorite Thanksgiving quote a few days prior to the festivities, giving me to time to get my creative juices in gear!
What will you bring to Thanksgiving that can help you navigate the screaming children? What will you bring that will keep you strong and able to say ‘no thank you’ to the heavily spiked Egg Nog when the slings and arrows of miss-communication are being sent your way? Seriously?!
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.
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle doubles as a puzzle and Thanksgiving Calorie Count Guide!
Think about how often the word “should” comes up in your thoughts. “I should do this; I should do that. I must do this; I must do that. I have to do this; I have to do that.” All day long, we are shouting (yes, SHOUTING) orders at ourselves.
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!
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?”
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.
“Whatever we plant in our unconscious minds and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” ~ Earl Nightingale
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.
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!
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.
As we get closer and closer to Halloween, I am beginning to think ‘orange’ … ‘blood orange,’ thus this very colorful, juicy and 5 yum delish recipe! Blood Orange Halloween and Jicama Salad from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchen.
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?
Given the confluence of these rivers of wellness, weight loss and body image – NOW Foundation’s Love Your Body Day, The Inner Weigh documentary as well as Norma Kamali kicking off her wellness cafe series, I wondered what Norma Kamali thought of it all. Is the fashion industry to blame? I reached out, and here follows my interview with Norma!
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!
The NOW Foundation launches its “Love Your Body” campaign this Wednesday, October 20. In recognition here follows 10 of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s favorite Love Your Body quotes - to inspire and to ignite self-love!
Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the Buddha’s words … “Our body is … a vehicle for awakening. Take good care of it.” Enjoy clicking through, as you keep your mind and hands busy!
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!
The body needs time to rest and repair. If your body doesn’t get the rest it needs, it basically “believes” that it is under constant threat. If you are under prolonged stress, your body refuses to give up stored fuel. Fat is designed as a storage tank for energy, and regular rest allows the body to slow down and release storage fats.
I researched Meridia and found that there was a link between this drug and the risk of heart attack and stroke. In addition, I discovered that the drug had already been recalled in Europe, after a research report known as SCOUT (Sibutramine Cardiovascular Outcomes Trial) was published. …. read on!
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.
As a Weight Loss Success Coach, you can bet your bottom dollar that ‘cravings’ is a topic that rises to the top often! Rather than trying to ‘kill the craving,’ or beat up on yourself for being weak and having zero will power, here follows a more ‘sane’ approach!
According to the American Psychiatric Association, “a phobia is an irrational and excessive fear of an object or situation. In most cases, the phobia involves a sense of endangerment or a fear of harm.” For example, those suffering from fat-suit-aphobia fear being trapped in a fat suit, never being able to realize their full potential.
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!
Are Apples Really Good For You? You bet your Apple Brown Betty they are! Not only are apples good for you, but they are mighty tasty too and may bolster your weight loss efforts. Set your ovens on preheat and get ready for a 5 Yum Delish Recipe from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Kitchens!
“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!
Sometimes when people gain weight, they are totally baffled, puzzled, befuddled, and mystified. They are sure that they are doing everything right: consuming between 1,200 and 1,400 calories daily, exercising, thinking right, etc. They are on program, on plan, and on point BUT… the plan … it just ain’t a’workin’!
Islam was born in a cradle of tribal turmoil, and the arrival of one God who vanquished hundreds of ancient Arabian gods changed the world forever. God reached down into the life of Muhammad, a settled husband and father, and spoke through him. Muhammad’s divine and dangerous task was to convince his people to renounce their ancestral idols and superstitious veneration of multiple gods. …. read on!
There’s been a lot of buzz on the Internet today about Mike and Molly’s fat jokes, some finding them offensive. Did you?
In need of travel tips that will get you to your destination in one piece, on the svelte side? One of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s readers gives a ‘shout out’ for HELP! and Our Lady of Weight Loss comes to the rescue!
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.
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.
True or False? Janice Taylor shares 6 food myths that you probably still believe to be true.
Figures from the USDA show a steady growth in consumption of high-fructose corn syrup: from zero pounds in 1966 to 62.6 pounds per person in 2001. These statistics correspond with the rapid rise in obesity. Coincidence?
If you met Betty Crocker while on your way to weighing less, what would you say when she offered you a slice of strawberry shortcake?
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!
Janice Taylor, Life & Weight Loss Success Coach is excited to share her two favorite BBQ recipes that are simply splendid and Our Lady of Weight Loss approved. 5 Yum Delish!
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 […]
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