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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to Tap Into the Secrets of the Universe

Are you ready, Tushkateers (members of Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s Kick in the Tush Club), to tap tap tap into the secrets of the Universe? I came across an excerpt from The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the […]

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Puzzled? Our Lady of the Deep Cleansing Breath wants to know…

This week’s Puzzled? was inspired by Our Lady of the Deep and Cleansing Breath, she who is curious to know: “When was the last time you noticed yourself breathing?  “When was the last time you were awed and grateful for […]

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#OneWord : What Shade of #Yellow Are You?

I’ve been thinking about the color yellow. It started when I randomly tossed a throw pillow on “the” chair, as in the new chair –not just any chair.  The yellow perked up the browns, was a great contrast to the […]

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Coach Yourself Thinnish: Imagine Emptiness ?

What happens when you imagine emptiness; when you imagine that you have pitched, tossed, given your possessions permission to fly away until there is nothing left but elegant and luxurious emptiness?  What happens when you imagine your home spectacularly bare? […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Strengthen Your Immune System

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, and the effects of writing are long lasting. […]

Puzzled? No Need to Shoot!

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 […]

#OneWord: #Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.

Something is in the air! Something that makes me feel like smiling, singing, flying! What could it be? Spring? For real?   Yes, says your calendar. Here, from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Spring Happy Vault, 11 spring inspired quotes […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: How Willing are You?

How far are you willing to go to achieve that which you say you so desperately want? To what length are you willing to go? It may sound extreme, but seriously folks—willingness is powerful! When people (people like you) decide […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: I Want, You Want…Want Power?

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, asked y’all “What do you want? What do you really, really want?” While that sounds like a simple question, it’s not an easy one to answer. People tend […]

Click Yourself Thinnish: Springtime Romance, Courage and Strength?

Given this past winter, I would imagine that you are ready for the big thaw and some spring time romance! As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy WeightLoss JigSaw Click Yourself Thinnish Puzzle, “Springtime Romance,” think loving thoughts and […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: Say What? Lose What?

Is there anything you might lose as a result of achieving your goal, weight loss or otherwise (other than excess weight)? In other words, are there any reasons (good or otherwise) not to change? Is there something that you fear […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: To Quit or NOT to Quit

You might wonder what Patti Smith’s memoir, “Just Kids,” the story of her life with artist Robert Maplethorpe has to do with weight loss. Read on for the answer! One Indian summer day we dressed in our favorite things, me […]

Click Yourself Thin: How to IDENTIFY and REMOVE Obstables

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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: 11 #Energy Quotes – Energize, Invigorate and Strengthen

Often, when I ask, “What will losing weight give you that you wouldn’t otherwise have?” people answer, “energy.”  I suspect that we’d all like to remove whatever is mucking up, blocking, getting in the way (weigh) of, stopping our energy […]

Simple Weight Loss: 10 Ways to Curb, Conquer and Control Nighttime Eating

In their infinite wisdom, Beliefnet.com has published a spectacular gallery piece (if I say so myself) that features 10 Ways to Curb, Conquer and Control Nighttime Eating, which is a weighty topic, for sure!  Many people say that they stay […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Do Nothing. Lose Weight.

Unplug, do nothing and simply be. Imagine what it might be like to live in a world where there is no Internet, no computer, no iPhone, no iPad, no Microsoft tablet, no YouTube, no telephone, no radio, no television – […]

Click Yourself THINNISH: How to Melt Fat Fast !!!

This week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle is inspired by the oh-so-mighty weight loss tool, the BathTub where Our Lady of Melt Fat Fast also known as Our Lady of Fast Melting Fat (which do you prefer?) (Cousin to […]

Miracle Cure: The Freeze Your Ass Off Diet

Yesterday, we flew from Tucson to the east coast with a change of plane in Dallas, where it was snowing like mad and the temperature was a brisk 28 degrees.  Crazy weather? Yes! As we made our way from the […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: “How specifically?”

I often hear myself asking my clients, “How (what, where) specifically?” As in, “What specifically do you mean?” “How specifically are you going to achieve that goal? “Where specifically are you going to walk those 3 miles daily? “How specifically […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Sugar Addict?

Sugar Addict?  Sugar addiction is no joke. For many years, researchers and doctors did not believe that you could get hooked on an innocent piece of candy or sugar-filled cookie, but now studies that scientists have been compiling over the […]

Puzzled? Be a Foto-Food Journalist! Lose Weight!

While thumbing through old photos with Our Lady of Weight Loss at my side, I came across “Food Journal Apples,” which I snapped while sitting on a bench in front of ABC Carpets (New York City store that inspires. If […]

#OneWord Thursday: Ready Set #Focus

Whatever your goal may be, weight loss or otherwise, in order to manifest it, you’re going to need to get focused and stay focused on it. Got it? Here, today from Our Lady of Weight Loss, she who does her […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: What’s important to you?

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: What Is Letting Go? AND … how tight is your grip?

What is Letting Go?  Letting go is about taking action that results in significant change in your life and/or in the lives of others. It’s about letting go of the status quo. It’s about releasing your “self” in the form […]

Puzzled? Chew on Buddha’s Words?

Today’s JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the Buddha’s words – Our body is … a vehicle for awakening. Take good care of it. Chew on the Buddha’s words as you not only click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: How will losing weight affect…all things NOT you?

What effect will losing weight have on the wider systems in your life?  Wider systems include but are not limited to family, friends, work, neighborhood. No man is an island, Entire of itself … John Donne It is true, no-(wo)man […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: End Temptation Now!

The amount of temptation outside the home is enormous. First there’s the office, and the lure of the overflowing bowls of candy in the mailroom, the enticing chocolate chip cookies that your cubicle mate is munching on (rather loudly, I […]

Weighty Confession: Aspirin and a Loaf of Bread

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss, Forgive Me, For I Have Sinned! I woke up with a killer headache. For whatever reason, I stumbled into the kitchen for relief (aspirin and a loaf of bread, a mighty combo?).  There it […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Seconds Anyone? Back-on-the-Bandwagon Baked Beans

Yesterday afternoon, I decided to try out a new vegan “chicken” dish.  I was so sure that it would be great, that I called a few friends and said, “Come on over for dinner.  I’m making a vegan meal and […]

#OneWord Thursday: 9 Quotes – #Progress Equals Happiness

Are you making progress? It has been said that those who experience that they are making progress are happier. Any type of progress will do! So…are you? Making progress? Here, 9 Quotes about Progress, from the Queen of Progress, that […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: What would losing weight give you…

What would losing weight give you that you wouldn’t otherwise have? What will losing weight do for you? People say, “My resolution is to lose weight.” To which, I reply? “What will achieving that goal give you and/or do for […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Promises? Promises?

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 […]

Dysfunctional Chef Does It AGAIN! Curried Carrots on Couscous

Here’s the great thing about slow cookers (a.k.a. crock-pots).  You lovingly and carefully load it up in the morning with all kinds of healthy ingredients, and when you return home at the end of a hard day’s work, you are […]

Coach Yourself Thin: What STOPS YOU???

What stops you?  When you hear yourself saying, “I can’t,” stop talking and tune in. In all likelihood, there is a limiting belief lurking in the “fatty” recesses of your mind. Someone like you: “I can’t lose weight.” Ask yourself: […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Excuses, Excuses?

Good Day Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and those who have serendipitously and spontaneously arrived here, on this page…Divine intervention at its best!  (I digress, wander and deviate from the point once again!)  We are here today […]

Click Yourself Thin: Say Goodbye to Your Last Temptation?

As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Last Temptation,” wave goodbye to the last temptation…your last temptation!  Send whatever might be tempting you to give up, derail, to lose focus on its way.  Send […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Spinach Spoon Bread

Greetings One n’ All,  I spent all day yesterday; yes, every second of the day (no exaggeration), researching, perusing and deciding on what appetizer to make for tonight’s potluck dinner.  There are five of us bringing a variety of dishes.  […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Winter Blues?

There are some folk who love winter. (Go figure!) And then there are some folk who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, who feel those winter blues like there’s no tomorrow. Here, Our Lady of Weight Loss shares 12 quotes to […]

Best Weight Loss Tip: 20 Minutes Heaven or Hell…You Decide!

Did you know?  It takes 20 minutes before our brain catches up to our stomach and realizes that it’s full.  When we down the vittles fast, our brain doesn’t realize that we’ve ingested 800 calories (or more) in under three […]

Beliefnet Feature: Fire Within — 8 Positive Things YOU Can Do In 30 Seconds

Call it what you will, Divine Intervention or Supreme Intelligence.  Beliefnet has the infinite reason to run the gallery piece that I created, wrote, worked hard on entitled:  “8 Positive Things You Can Do In 30 Seconds.” Here’s the start […]

#OneWord Thursday: How to #Survive!

Our Lady of Weight Loss and I were having a rather deep conversation about survival; exploring and observing how we all have different ways that we’ve developed over the years to navigate life. Some of us become introverts, some extroverts, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How FAT is YOUR Prefrontal Cortex?

We learn through repetition, which is why I am once again telling you to rid thyself and your home of those red-light, trigger foods. Here follows the nitty gritty of it all; the vital “How It Works” information for you […]

Puzzled? How Moso Magic Blows the Fat Cells Out of Your Mind!

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 […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Smokin’ Turkey Chili

Once again, my slow cooker came to the rescue.  Here’s how it went down… …We invited a few friends to come on over for an easy, breezy, informal “hang out.”  (Do people say that any more?) I ran to the […]

#OneWord Thursday: New Year, New #YOU!!!

Both Our Lady of Weight Lossand I are very much in “New Year, New You” (or in my case New Me) mode, which is why I gathered together these eight (8) “You” quotes. Read through, open your mind to the […]

Trending on Beliefnet: 21 Best Tips on Happiness

Are you looking for happiness? If  yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Your personal, in your head kind of happiness is a state of being that only you can create. Happiness is a choice that you make!  (Chew […]

Puzzled? Nobody Can Steal Your Peace!

Our Lady of Weight Loss and I have puzzling as to which puzzle to put up today.  Something that would start the New Year off with a quiet bang (oxymoron?); something that would be useful. When we thumbed through our […]

21 Ways to Make Simple New Year’s Resolutions!

The New Year is upon us, and I am thrilled.  We now have an opportunity to look back on 2014 with loving-kindness, decide what we’d like to change and what goals we’d like to set, and move forward into a […]

New Year. New Story. New You!

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” ~ T.S. Eliot Hello Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and all […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 2015-Drowning in Drama?

Tushkateers, 2015 is but hours away. The New Year is upon us! And I am wondering if you are beginning to look back on 2014, with kindness of course, and deciding what you’d like to work on, change, and/or manifest. […]

2015: The Good Karma Puzzle

As the New Year approaches, Our Lady of Weight Loss wishes you wealth, prosperity, light, wisdom, fortune, fertility, generosity and courage and more!  She’s fairly certain, as am I, that if you click through “2015: Good Karma Puzzle,” then you […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss – Christmas Card Slide Show!

Greetings Devotees of OLofWL, Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) and all those who miraculously landed on this page, I have spent the morning creating an Our Lady of Weight Loss Christmas Card Slide Show!  Here is […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Holiday Commandments

Ho, Ho – Hold on there! I know…we are but a week away from the New Year, Christmas is around the corner and it could be oh-so-easy to throw your hands up in the air and say, “It’s okay. It’s […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Chick Pea Curry

Hello All!  The Goddess of Cooking Healthy and Warm Dishes (cousin to Our Lady of Weight Loss) smacked me upside my head and said, “Hey, get thy slow cooker out of the closet and get busy. Winter is the perfect […]

#OneWord Thursday: 9 Simple But Not Easy Quotes to Chew On This Holiday Season

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 […]

Chewing the Fat: What’s Your Worst Thing Ever?

Dear OLofWL (a.k.a. Janice), Yesterday was truly an awful day, and I realized that if I want to permanently lose weight, then I must follow the Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s “bite it/write it” rule. In other words, “If I […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 2015 – Manifesting Your Dreams

As the New Year approaches, we can’t help but to begin to review the happenings of this year, the things that we manifested and the things that we did not; the random happy happenings and the random not-so-fabulous happenings, and […]

Click Yourself Thin: Happy and Delicious Weight Loss

Click Yourself Thin this holiday season with  Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Happy and Delicious Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzles!  She created a zillion of them (slight exaggeration) for you to click through, so that you can keep your hands and […]

Cooking Up a Healthy Storm: Christmas Carrot Risotto

Greetings Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss,  Last week, we were invited to a dinner party at a friend’s house.  Nice, yes?  Always!!! Most of the time when I ask, “What shall I bring,” my dear, sweet friend […]

#OneWord Thursday: An Invitation to Lower Your #Expectations

Holidays are essentially just like any other day. They are filled with their ups, downs, glitches and unexpected happenings.  Whatever your expectations, I invite you to lower them now!!! Here, 10 Lower Your EXPECTATIONS Quotes! #LowerYourExpectations “When you stop expecting […]

Holiday Puzzle? Happiness Served Up Simple and Plentiful

This week’s Holiday Puzzled is brought to you by Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s cousin, Our Lady of Extreme Happiness.  OLofEH wants you to know that it is possible to choose happiness.  In fact, you can choose extreme happiness, feelings […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Holiday Quotes – Blessed Is the Season

Our Lady of Weight Loss insisted that I share her fun holiday idea!  She just loves to type out her favorite holiday quotes in a pretty font.  Then she prints the page, cuts the quotes into strips, and finally, she […]

How Can You Recharge Your Tired Self During the Holiday Season?

Fatigue can whack us upside our heads any time of year, any time of day, especially during the holidays. So much to do. So little time.  Am I right or am I right?  I’m exhausted just thinking about how tired […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How Did She Lose 60 Pounds…one word answer?

One of my star clients, who just happened to have permanently removed over 60 pounds of excess weight, told me that one of the most important components to her success was—in one word—diligence! That’s right folks. She did not talk […]

aHA Video: How to GET BACK on the WAGON FAST!!!

Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach (that’s me) shares the aHA of permanent weight removal aHA’s in this Get Back On It video!  Tune it and lose it! Weight Loss Served Up Simple and With a Smile! Janice Sign up for […]

Thanksgiving: Best Leftover Sandwiches Ever!!!

Here, Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor (that’s me), whip up 4 amazingly delicious and artfully presented turkey sandwiches. The Day-After Thanksgiving Our Lady of Weight Loss approved Sandwich Recipes! TURKEY BACON CLUB. NO joke! Use fat-free mayo […]

How to EAT (until sated), DRINK (in moderation), and BE GRATEFUL (in excess).

Dearest Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss,  I have a Thanksgiving Challenge for you!  It serendipidously presented itself to me, which means that it did not come from me but rather through me.  The idea to share with […]

Cellulite Barbie Has Arrived and she loves her inner chubby child?

Did you know that Normal Barbie a.k.a. Cellulite Barbie a.k.a. Lammily has arrived? Over the years, Mattel, the maker of Barbie, has received truckloads of criticism about her unrealistic body type. You know, her perky breasts, petite waist, perfectly rounded […]

26 Thanksgiving Quotes — After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.

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 […]

SAY WHAT? Student Refuses To Be Weighed; Sent to Principal

Did you hear about Ireland Hobert-Hoch, the student from Southeast Polk Junior High in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, who refused to get on the scale to have her height and her weight recorded and was promptly sent to the principal’s office? […]

Thanksgiving QUIZ: How Ill-Mannered Are YOU?

Dearest Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, Tushkateers and all who have mysteriously landed on this page, as Thanksgiving is around the corner and you and your families will be gathering around the dining room table,  Our Lady of […]

Peeved! OLD NAVY CHARGES MORE FOR PLUS-SIZE CLOTHES!

Did you hear? Old Navy is selling plus sized women’s clothing at a significant markup. “What about men’s clothing,” you ask?  No, there’s no mark-up for big men, only for plus-sized women. Gap Inc, its owner, says that the materials […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Hot off The Griddle Banana, Peanut Butter Sandwich

In the mood for something decadent, delicious and comforting?  Try this amazing, Our Lady of Weight Loss approved Hot Off the Griddle Sandwich! Ingredients: non-stick cooking spray 2 tablespoons peanut butter 2 slices light bread 1 banana, sliced Directions: Heat […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Reality Can Be Beaten With Enough Imagination.

This morning, I was pondering the concept of accepting reality, letting reality be reality and simply going with the flow vs. stomping my feet, pushing against and fighting the nature of what is, which sent me on a search for […]

You Cannot Hate Yourself This, Can You?

One thing I know for sure is that You Cannot Hate Yourself Thin.  No, really, you can’t. When you beat yourself up, you create another obstacle, another block, another impediment; another “thing” that gets in your way of weighing less […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Beware the Slippery Slope

Howdy Tushkateers!  Today, on this Kick Tush Tuesday, a Public Service Announcement from none other than Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal.  She wants to know … Are your Halloween celebrations over? Did you […]

Puzzled? Monday, Monday?

Monday, Monday?   Our Lady of Weight Loss wants to know.  Is today The Monday that you’ve been talking about?  You know, the Monday, the Date that you were going to Catch Up On All Matters that Warranted Action?  The Monday […]

15 Halloween Quotes: Lick Something Sweet, Laugh Like a Witch, Zuk Blood

Whether you “vant to zuk blood,” or laugh like a witch, or even lick something sweet, here are 15 Halloween Quotes that will put you in the mood! Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue […]

Double Feature: Sweet Surrender Guide to Halloween and No Sugar Halloween Treats

Two for the price of one!  Your Sweet Surrender Guide to Halloween and some ideas for No Sugar Halloween Treats! Tushkateer Judy R. sent me a few photos of the Trick or Treat bag that she created along with the […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Halloween, Primary Point of Entry to the Holiday Season?

As Halloween (which is—by the way—but a few days away) signifies for the majority of us the beginning of the holiday season, I thought it appropriate to talk about the mouth. Yes, the mouth! Your mouth, my mouth, the mouth […]

Puzzled? Dark, Dangerous, Spooktacular Bats!

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the mysterious, dark and dangerous bat; the perfect Halloween symbol. As you click through this week’s jigsaw puzzle–Dark, Dangerous, Spooktacular Bats–think spooky, scary, anti-sugar thoughts! And then send Dark, […]

Eat This: Be Smart – You Don’t Have to Be Einstein Tuna Casserole

This recipe hails from the insanely funny, motivating and smart book:  All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltsville!  The book is chock-a-block with all kinds of good information that […]

#OneWord Thursday: 13 (a baker’s dozen) Quotes to Ignite Your #Inner-Child

This week I had two rich, fully satisfying and illuminating client conversations about the Inner Child. My inner-child, their inner-child, your inner-child is the divine child that lives within.  She reflects our true self. She is pure; she is beautiful. […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss’s A Baker’s Dozen: Thirteen Ways to Reward Yourself at the End of a Hard Day as you Revel in the Glory of Your Greatness!

Many of my clients tell me that they feel as if they are entitled to a treat after a long, hard day at work or a complicated day at home.  They say, “I deserve to have a piece of cake.” […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Turnips, Weight Loss Handicaps and Gym Bunnies?

Our Lady of Weight Loss is well aware that some of us have bigger challenges to overcome than others, so she had me design a formula for computing our weight loss handicaps, enabling us to compete with those with high […]

Puzzled? She Pulled a Rabbit Out of Her Hat?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “She Pulled a Rabbit Out of Her Hat,” is inspired by YOU; she who on a daily basis pulls a rabbit out of her hat! She who does the unexpected. As you […]

Eat This: Be Happy – Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Nachos

If you want to whip up something to impress your overnight guests (or, if you want to whip up something to impress yourself), try this marvelously delish dish!  Guaranteed to keep you sated and smiling for hours to come! Huevos […]

A Quick Fix!

Sometime last winter, my strategically placed Feng Shui water fountain went on the fritz. It was in need of a quick fix! Instead of the sound and motion of gurgling water activating positive chi energy, bringing in prosperity and good […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Autumnal Hypnagogia – How to touch the sun, reach for the stars, open your heart, follow your dreams!

Today, on this very special autumnal Kick Tush Tuesday, I’d like to share a story with you!  Not the usual blog post that you might expect from me.  I’m trying something new (shaking it up!).  I hope you like it.  […]

Puzzled? A JigSaw Mind Twister – “You Can Never Lick Cake”

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “You Can Never Lick Cake,” can be interpreted in more than one way.  How do you hear it?  “Never lick” or “never lick?” Chew on that as you click through:  “You Can […]

Eat This: Be Happy – 6 Super Mood Boosters

One thing I know for sure is that happiness is connected to two key mood regulators that our brains produce: serotonin and noradrenaline. Serotonin is a mood enhancer that has an effect on pain, pleasure, anxiety, panic, arousal, and sleep […]

#OneWord Thursday: 13 #Synchronistic Happenings, Meaningful Coincidences, Cubic Centimeters of Chance

Lately, I’ve noticed a few happenings in my life that seemed to neatly fall into the category of “synchronistic.” For instance, an art studio that I first imagined (as in visualized and noted in my journal) five years ago mysteriously […]

Water: Nature’s Cure-All?

Could it be possible?  Is Water Nature’s Cure-All?  Read on, drink in and cure all! Did you know…that aside from quenching your thirst, drinking the right amount of water can benefit your overall health in countless other ways? From aiding […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Under Attack?

Are you under attack? Every so often, someone says something to me about my newly found thinness that is upsetting and sends me reeling. Yes, it’s been nearly thirteen–lucky 13–years since I permanently removed over 50 pounds, but it still […]

Puzzled? 3 Eggs Splatter…

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “3 Eggs Splattered?” is both a jigsaw puzzle and a riddle (of sorts)! You’ve decided to make scrambled eggs for breakfast. You take three eggs from the refrigerator. As you are oh […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Mexican Chili Corn Pie

I totally blew the fat cells from everyone’s mind when I delivered this incredibly tasty and beautiful Mexican Chili Corn Pie to the table. In other words, it looks as good as it tastes and visa versa!  Try it, you’ll love […]

#OneWord Thursday: The capacity for #friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families.

Since we moved cross-country, from New York City to Tucson, “friends and friendship” have been on my mind.  As we left New York City, we said see you soon to our dear, old friends, with a deep-seated intention of staying […]

Best Weight Loss Strategy: Stop it! Slow it! Add it???

Want to play a game that will blow the fat cells out of your mind and more!  It’s called the Traffic Light Game and here’s how you play! FYI … 

It was taught to me by one of my star […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Spiritual Inertia Served Warm?

Spiritual Inertia Served Warm?  Have you ever wondered how it is that after decades of time-saving inventions and new technologies that “free time” has almost disappeared from our culture? “Lost time is never found again.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Spiritual Inertia? […]

Puzzled? 20 Elephant Facts that Warm the Soul

A few days ago, I had the supreme pleasure of visiting Reid Park Zoo (Tucson), home to Baby Nandi, the cutest baby elephant ever! As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Puzzle, “Baby Nandi,” chew on these 20 […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.

While in a poetic state of mind, I wondered if poetry were a reduction sauce might its flavor be an intensified form of “seeing;” a way of acutely observing the physical landscapes, both personal and geographic, of our lives. Might […]

How to Turn Extreme Happiness Into Misery In Under One Minute

“When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad.”  ~Lao Tzu I don’t know about you (although I could make a guess), but I have super powers […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The End of Summer Blues — 24 Ways to Refresh, Renew, Revitalize

It’s not that I want to rush the summer away, or prematurely much less hastily move us into the coolness of autumn, or the coldness of winter, but I am concerned that the shorter the days and the longer the […]

Puzzled? Suck On a Lemon!

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, Lemon Cravings, is not only a puzzle that can help you to click the weight away; it’s also a weight loss tasty tidbit! Click through “Lemon Cravings.”  Watch the words create a […]

Quirky Wisdom: Stressed? Irritable? Cranky?

Are you stressed? Irritable? Having trouble sleeping? Do you feel like screaming? Crying? Pouring a jug of water over your boss’s head? We all feel stressed from time to time, so it is essential to have an arsenal of coping […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: #1 KILLER of Grand Plans, Great Schemes and Groovy Dreams!!!

Morning Tushkateers,  How is your September shaping up? Mine is kind of groovy.  After decades of living in New York City, a lifetime of wearing our New Yorker identity with pride, we (my man and me) are officially tourists!  We […]

Puzzled? Who are the Semi-Unconscious Twins?

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 […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Warning–One Must Hard Boil Their Eggs Correctly!

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KICK in the TUSH TUESDAY: Fly High, Break Free, Be Happy

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Puzzled? How Heavy Is Your Mental Junk?

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#OneWord Thursday: How to Illuminate this #NOW!

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Chewing the Fat: Quick Fixes? For or Against?

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Puzzled? The 3-Tiered Curiously Charismatic Cupcake

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Eat This: Lose Weight — Back-On-the Bandwagon Baked Beans

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#OneWord Thursday: #Loss – Letting Go Is the Lesson

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What Happens If You Don’t Have Loving Parents?

If you don’t have loving parents, then you had better learn to be a loving parent to yourself. ~ Anonymous Life is about love. Plain n’ simple! Love is the foundation of self-esteem. It is love that heals. Loving yourself […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Are You a Food Victim?

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#Puzzled? No Need to Shoot!

As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “No Need to Shoot,” remember:  No matter what dietary transgression may have taken place, no matter what the scales of injustice are registering, there’s no need to shot.  […]

#OneWord Thursday: 9 Quotes – Fear Builds Walls Instead of #Bridges

Continuing with yesterday’s thoughts on Creative Bridge Building, manifesting a better life, journeying toward our dreams, here are 9 quotes that can further inspire. 9 Quotes: Fear Builds Walls Instead of #Bridges Fear builds walls instead of bridges. I want […]

Creative Bridge Building: 2 Steps from Dreams to Reality

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” ~ Joseph F. Newton When people ask me what I “do,” I tell them that I build bridges. “Not like The Queensboro Bridge or the Golden Gate Bridge,” I say, […]

#KickTush: 5 Happy Steps – Smile and The Scales Of Injustice Will Smile with You?

Recently, a client confessed that the number on the scales of injustice determines her mood for the day.  She is not alone, is she?  For those who have way too much invested in “that” number, here are some tips on […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Sweet Potato Salad

Last night, we went to a small gathering; a dinner party. Big fun! Aside from the 5 yum food, the great conversation, giggles, chortles and belly laughs, we climbed up onto the roof and looked down on Tucson. What a […]

12 Quotes: #Depression Robin Williams…Secret Sorrows

As we continue to grieve and try so very hard to wrap our minds around Robin Williams’s depression and suicide, I thought it useful to share quotes on melancholy, hopelessness and despair, written by some of our greatest writers that […]

Chewing the Fat: Miss Chocolate Chiffon Calling Your Name?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I was sitting at my desk, feeling just fine, minding my own business, thinking about work, all the things that I needed to do, and then out of nowhere. I swear, out of […]

Depression: 11 Ways to Reignite Your Joie de Vivre

After yesterday’s shockingly sad news about the death of Robin Williams, his alleged suicide, and the knowledge that he was battling severe depression, each and every person I spoke to brought the topic “depression” to the table.   Those conversations informed […]

Puzzled? What Happens When You Howl at the SuperMoon?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Howl at the SuperMoon,” is inspired by the SuperMoon! Last night, the moon called to me, “Janny, come outside NOW!”  (Yes, the moon calls me Janny, because we are tight; she is […]

#OneWord Thursday: 13 Quotes that #SparktheImagination

Yesterday, when working with one of my clients, I asked her to fill in the blank: “Imagine,” I said, “Imagine that it is the end of the day and you are feeling great…and then fill in the blank. “I am […]

What’s Normal? Are You Comfortable In Your Own Skin?

Last Saturday, I was kibitzing with a new friend of mine. Having the “getting-to-know-you” chat. Asking questions like, “How many kids do you have?” “When did you move to Tucson?” You know, the basics. As Peter and I made our […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Points of Lights that Lighten!

Morning Tushkateers, Today’s fully loaded Kick in the Tush e-newsletter was inspired by a conversation I had with a client, who—for good reason and without ceremony—tossed the chocolate bars. (For those who are gasping, she actually packed ‘em up and […]

Puzzled? Bitterness Imprisons

If you are feeling bitter, perhaps a tad hostile, argumentative, contentious, spiteful or even scrappy, then you might want to consider what  effect those bitter feelings are having on you. Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Pickled Eggs the Easy Way

Do you love pickled foods? I do! Pickled beets, pickled beans, pickled cucumbers a.k.a. pickles, and pickled eggs! Love the taste and the color! That pickled red is amazing, is it not?   In fact, I’m wondering why there’s no crayon […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Quotes to Fearlessly Move Into the #Unknown

Fear of the #unknown may find you frozen: Frozen in your tracks, terrified of the uncertainty of what is to come. So fearful that you remain where you are, a place that feels, in some way, shape or form lacking. […]

Best Weight Loss Tips: Are You Okay? Really?

If you spend the day (all of it or any part of it) pretending that you are happy when you are not, pretending to fit in when you don’t, pretending to be okay when you are not okay, I’d like […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Just How Negative Are You?

Have you ever heard the expression “You are what you eat?” Yes? Well, Our Lady of Weight Loss has a different spin on things. She says, “You are what you say.” Our Lady of Weight Loss wisely points out that […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Zucchini, Chickpea Salad

I’ve gone mad with power, “spiralizing” my way through the kitchen.   Cucumber noodles, zucchini noodles, beet noodles, alike!  I don’t generally endorse products, but I’m having so much fun with the Spiralizer,  the best gadget/kitchen aide that I’ve purchased in […]

#OneWord Thursday: 11 #Cousins Day Quotes

Today is National Cousins Day!  In celebration, of Cousins Day, I am dedicating this post to my cousins, who are way more like sisters to me.  I hope that they’ll get a giggle and a kick! I hope you, too, […]

Tasty Tidbit: How to Measure Success?

How do you measure success? For some people, money is a sign of success; for others success is measured by their accomplishments, their relationships, the amount of happiness (another subjective happening), the deeds and services that they have carried out […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Are Alien Forces Force Feeding You?

“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. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for […]

Puzzled? How to Pet a Puppy…on National Eat Junk Day???

Were you aware that today is National Eat Junk Food Day? When I heard the “news,” my first thought was, “Geeze Louise, if celebrating in all out junk food style ain’t a ‘Stay Fat Strategy,’ then what is?” (If you […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Cucumber Noodles and Feta Salad

If you want to lose weight, be healthy and glow happy, then eat more vegetables.  It’s a simple as that.  This morning I “cooked” up a batch of Cucumber Noodles and Feta Salad.  I don’t know how long it’s going […]

#OneWord Thursday: Do you have the courage to #Dream?

Could it be that when we make known our dreams to the Universe in writing or in words, spoken out loud loudly, that the Universe hears us? Could it be that when we truly believe in our dreams the Universe […]

70 Wants: Tell Me What YOU Want

Knowing that zeroing in on what you really, really want most definitely will help you to manifest it, I asked a gaggle of Tushkateers (members of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club) to dig deep and […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Do You Suffer from Confirmatory Bias Disorder?

Have you heard of the term “Confirmatory Bias?” It is a psychological term that references a certain type of selective thinking. Most of our opinions and our beliefs – particularly about ourselves – are formed when we are young. We […]

Puzzled? Coffee First, Bastille Day to Follow!

Coffee First, Tushkateers!  Bottoms Up!  We’re about to kick start and kick tush, get in gear, get jiggy and celebrate Bastille Day!  That’s right…today is La Fête Nationale. On July 14, 1789, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille, a fortress […]

Eat This : Lose Weight – A Lip-Smackin’ Side of Israeli CousCous

If you are looking for a healthy side that is going to produce a lot of lip-smackin’ yums, then you’ve come to the right place!  Try this Israeli Cous Cous Salad! Ingredients: 1 cup of Israeli cous cous 2 cups […]

#OneWord Thursday: 9 #Possibility Quotes that Shatter and Transform

Recently, a star client of mine and I were discussing the importance, the necessity and the magic of “living in possibility.”   Often, I find that we stop ourselves with limiting thoughts. It is important to remember that each day presents […]

The Iceberg Metaphor: How Deep Does Your Fat Go?

The Iceberg Metaphor is a model that is used by behavioral scientists, therapist and hypno-therapists alike.  It explains how our ‘way of being and doing’ is driven by our thinking and feeling states, as well as our unconscious mind. Consider this:  […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Cultivating Happiness: 7 Ways to Toss Fear on Its Tush

Being happy takes courage. It can feel scary to imagine good things, to think happy thoughts. I suspect that there have been times in our lives that feeling fantastic, excited and happy to our core was quickly followed by fear. […]

JigSaw Puzzled? How to… Polish Your Tiara and Lose Weight

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, invites you to click through this week’s Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Polish Your Tiara and Lose Weight,” and while doing so contemplate committing a creative act of weight […]

Red, White and Blue – 4th of July Smoothies

Happy Independence Day!  Our Lady of Weight Loss thought that it would be fun to share three smoothie recipes today, in red, white and blue fashion!  Because smoothies offer big nutrition!  Being healthy is your patriotic duty. “Let’s go retro, […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Quotes – Going #Home. Can you? Really?

What does “home” mean to you? Is it a place or a feeling? It is a place of is it the people in the place? Or is it the people with whom you live, the friends that you have the […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Questions to Your Authentic Voice

Hey there, Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and anyone else who happens to land on this page (hoping it was a smooth landing),   A few weeks back, I was deep in declutter mode, tossing as much as […]

JigSaw Puzzled? How to Pick a Pineapple With (or without) a Bird on Your Head?

Whether or not you’ve a parrot atop your head, you’ll want to read this tasty tidbit about The Pineapple, and then you will definitely want to click through this week’s inspired and inspiring Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “How to Pick […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Crisp, Cool, Quick: Watermelon and Cuke Salad

It’s time to join your favorite Dysfunctional Chef as she cracks open  the summer salad recipe book, isn’t it?  A simple, refreshing, healthy meal in less than 15 minutes sounds ideal to me.  Ready, set, don’t cook! Crisp, Cool and […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Quotes – #Vision a Juicy and Joyful Life

When people come to me; when people work with me to manifest a better tomorrow, to release their false fears, to tune into their distinct song, to let their façade fall and fade away, to allow their authentic selves to […]

Feel Better: What Does Your Heart Say?

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, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: A Devilishly Daunting Tomorrow?

People often tell me that they are trying to control their eating. Control their inclinations, their impulses, their evil ways; their thoughts, their emotions, their actions. They are trying to exercise restraint or direction over; to dominate, to command, to […]

Puzzled? A Monday Cure: Dip. Into. Blue.

Puzzled?  Dip. Into. Blue. If you are seeking peace and tranquility (who isn’t?); if you are looking to promote both physical and mental heath, reduce stress, create a sense of calm, then dip into blue. Reverberate in its wisdom and […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Sunny Summer Solstice Breakfast, Quinoa and Figs

Set your clocks, Tushkateers*! The longest day of the year a.k.a. the Summer Solstice, is scheduled to arrive on Saturday, June 21 at 6:51 a.m. EDT, at which time the Earth’s northern hemisphere faces, most directly, toward the sun. In […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Cry With a Pure Heart; See What Life Tastes Like

Did you know that crying is an effective way to cleanse the soul; a way to wash out the contained, confined emotions; both happy and sad, joyful and disappointing that sometimes lodge themselves deep within causing fatigue or pain, and […]

Weighty Wisdom: 10 (no-diet) Healthy Home Tips

People tell me that they begin their diets (a.k.a. healthy living plans) by cutting back on or eliminating high fat and/or sugary foods. Sounds like a smart place to start? Maybe yes, but maybe no! Maybe, just maybe, a better […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How Dysfunctional Are You?

Do you think that your need to be fixed?  Because, I am here to tell you that there is nothing wrong with you!  That’s right.  There. Is. Nothing. Wrong. With. You.  Nothing needs to be ‘fixed.‘  Nothing! You simply need […]

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 […]

10 Anti-Gravity Quotes that Lighten: Clutter Is Stuck Energy.

Continuing with this week’s wildly popular “Kick Tush Tuesday: Decluttering with the Queen of Knives…Caution. Sharp Knives Ahead,” here follows 10 clutter quotes that mysteriously and magically will help you to change your mental map, experience your ‘stuff’ in a […]

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 Beliefnet.com/OurLadyofWeightLoss or the KITT Club/FB, you may have heard me speak about my declutter project.  Yes, […]

Puzzled? Why the Caged Bird Sings

In honor of Maya Angelou, a get jiggy puzzle. A free bird leaps on the back of the wind    and floats downstream    till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the […]

A baker’s dozen…13 #MayaAngelou Quotes to Live By

The news that Maya Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday, spread like wildfire.  Together, we mourn the loss of a giant, a warrior. At the age of 86, her spirit left her body, but her […]

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 […]

VIDEO – Mother’s Day Message from 92 year old Queen of Cake

This video is from the Kick in the Tush Club archives.  A video starring my mother, Harriet Taylor, who passed away in January 2013 at the 96 years young.   We shot this video when she was 92 years young.  […]

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 9 Steps to Waking Up Happy!!!

Jump out of bed, open your window, and scream with passion!! “I’m ALIVE!!!!!”  Because how we start our day is an important and yet overlooked part of Permanent Fat Removal. Truly, if you wake up feeling like c*** …. well, […]

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, […]

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