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Puzzled? your…Empty Mind

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 […]

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Eat This: Lose Weight – Cinco de Mayo Tacos ‘n Salsa

Last week’s EAT THIS: LOSE WEIGHT recipe featured a delightfully delicious Cinco de Mayo Beans n’ Rice dish.  Not to be missed!  AND a great complement to this week’s EAT THIS: LOSE WEIGHT recipe, Cinco de Mayo Tacos n’ Salsa! […]

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#OneWord Thursday: 12 Ways to Breathe In #Morning Happiness

Further my yesterday’s post, “3 Steps to Waking Up Happy,” here today a dozen “morning” quotes that can serve as morning affirmations, as well. Wash your mind with these magically filled, precious morning gems that can help you to tap […]

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Tasty Tidbit: 3 Steps-How to Wake Up Happy

Would you like to wake up happy?  Here, from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of weightlessness, shares 3-steps to a happy morning! Did you know that your mind is 25 times more open to suggestion when you […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Beauty is Not Caused; It Is

Greetings!  Get thy May Pole out of storage, Tushkateers!  May Day is swiftly upon us.  It is time to grab hold of the ribbon and dance! Yes?!  It may be well worth the effort.  Not just for the sheer joy […]

#Puzzled? #JigSaw: Ghandi’s Cake

Ghandi’s Cake is up for interpretation.  My Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw puzzles are created from and by another hand, so to speak.  One that is from deep within that has no words, no thoughts; yet clips, arranges and glues […]

Eat This, Lose Weight: Cinco de Mayo Rice n’ Beans

Cinco de Mayo, the fifth of May commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).  Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in […]

#OneWord Thursday: Dove Sketches – The First Stab of #Beauty

Have you seen the very brilliant, gone viral, new Dove commercial entitled, “Dove Real Beauty Sketches?”  #WeAreBeautiful The commercial did an amazing job of illustrating that your every day woman perceives herself as less attractive than she is (even ugly).  […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: All Is Forgiven, Move On?

Recently, I was speaking with a client who was very (very!) upset! “I weighed 170 last week,” she said,  “and this morning, I weighed 173.”   Apparently, she had what she considered to be a horrific week and for a myriad […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: True Happiness-Embrace Your Imperfections

We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks.  That’s what connects us—that we’re all broken, all beautifully imperfect.  ~ Emilio Estevez Greetings, Salutations, Howdy and Hola Tushkateers, How are y’all doin’ this fabulous day?  Feeling accepting and happy with your SELF?   Based […]

Puzzled? Earth Day Buddha, “Shower with your partner.”

Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Earth Day Buddha,” celebrates Earth Day, an environmental movement that began in 1970. This movement was designed to bring awareness to the importance of taking care of our Earth.  Earth Day led to […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Ribbons of Pesto Pasta

Our Lady of Weight Loss preaches to her friends, family, clients, as well as her devotees that the secret to permanent fat removal, a.k.a. weight loss, is to fill up on, enjoy, get into, and worship (yes, worship) fruits and […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: 5 Reasons Why Your Weight is Still a Problem

You may say that you want to tackle ‘the’ problem, solve it, handle it and move on, but If you have been working on the same problem for more than, let’s say, a decade (is that enough time to tackle […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: how to … Live in Hope, Not Fear

Dearest Tushkateers, Yesterday, after an absolutely lovely and peaceful afternoon walk through the Conservatory Gardens in Central Park, Peter and I returned home, turned on our respective media devices and were blasted by one deeply disturbing headline after the next–as […]

Puzzled? Will It End in Mystery?

“It Began in Mystery; It Will End in Mystery.“ This week’s get jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by the mysterious nature of it all! “…. There are certain times, when, as on the whisper of the wind, there […]

Food and Sex: Graham Crackers Curb Sexual Tendencies

There was a man whose name was Graham: Sylvester Graham. He was a man on a mission; his main thrust was to curb lust. Graham (1794 –1851), the 17th child of the Reverend John Graham was – in 1826 – […]

Video: Secret to Successful Weight Loss

Interested in learning the secret to weight loss success?  Want to know how to get back on the wagon…fast?  If yes, then watch this video from your favorite Weight Loss Success Coach, Janice Taylor!  She permanently removed over 50 pounds […]

Puzzled? How to Turn a Deaf Ear to Cake

Yesterday, we celebrated my daughter and SIL’s 7th anniversary!  After we had a delightful Thai dinner, we made our way down the road to a Greek cafe for dessert–as in, coffee and cake!  Dum dum dum dummmmmm (for sound effects […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Mad Men Mac ‘n Cheese

As you probably know (you’d almost have to be dead not to), the season premiere of Mad Men is scheduled for this coming Sunday (check your local listings).  In its honor, I am planning a 1960’s themed dinner, which brings […]

#OneWord Thursday: End Emotional Eating, Be Here “NOW”

Question: Where are you? Answer:  Here Question:  What time is it? Answer:  Now Emotional eating is rooted in the “unpresent.”  If we could simply live in the moment, in the now, there would be no emotional eating.  When feeding an […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: Worry Less, Play More

Greetings!  I’m back from teaching my Feed Your Soul workshop at Rowe Camp and Conference Center, which was a full-all-out blast!  Amazing people in the group!   Because we were there to feed our souls, the word pleasure surfaced. We […]

Dysfunctional Chef: She’s Got a Peanut Butter Jones?

As I am about to head up to Rowe, Massachusetts this morning to teach my weekend workshop entitled “Feed Your Soul: Change Your Weight,” and I am thinking, “What can I pack for the train ride? For lunch, for a […]

#OneWord Thursday: “Identity” – 14 Juicy Quotes to Shape Your Story

Who are you?  What costume do you wear?   What story do you tell yourself about yourself? Who are you?  Really? As I head off to Rowe Camp and Conference Center to lead the workshop entitled “Feed Your Soul: Change Your […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 9 Most Excellent Reasons to Smile

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Greetings, cheers … hello Tushkateers!  How are you on this happy day?  Joyful?  Smiling?  I am, […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Eat This, Lose Weight-Sicilian Eggplant Caponata

This week’s less guilt, healthy-living recipe, Slow-Cooker Sicilian Eggplant Caponata, was a major-league, big-time, booyah success!  It can be served as a side-dish especially for fish, over pasta (preferably whole grain), on top of polenta and/over thin, toasted slices of […]

#OneWord Thursday: 12 Quotes that Scatter JOY

Join with Our Lady of Weight Loss and me (Janice Taylor), as we “scatter joy,” feed our (collective) soul, and practice Happiness!   Let JOY lead the way (weigh) this week!!! “Scatter joy!” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson “There is no beautifier […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: “You Deserve ________ .”

Recently, a crumb-covered friend said to me, “I had a hard day.  I deserved the crumb cake.  I really did.”   Did she? Deserve? Crumb cake? “I deserve __________.”   I invite you to fill in the blank with something more than […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 9 Spring Lighter Dandelion Thoughts!

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. ~ Albert Einstein Happy Spring Tushkateers!   Can you hear the birds chirping? Louder than it was yesterday, yes?  […]

JigSaw Monday: There Ain’t No Journey?

Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “There Ain’t No Journey,” reminds us that we are on a journey. As long as we are alive, we are headed somewhere. How will our today’s  journey unfold?  Will we have learned from […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Deviled Mexican Eggs

I was thrift shopping and found an “deviled egg tray” in the “fancy” cabinet that holds all the really prized and expensive household items.  It was marked $18, which I thought was crazy high for the corner thrift store; and […]

#OneWord Thursday-EINSTEIN: 13 “Einstein” Quotes that Feed the Brain

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

Jigsaw Puzzled? The Empress, Abundance Sensuality Creativity

How to utilize this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, inspired by The Empress, to manifest abundance, sensuality, creativity as well as inner and outer beauty! 1.  As you click through The Empress, become aware of your body, as […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Cantaloupe and Tomato Salad

This morning, this Dysfunctional Chef (that’s me), was sort of in the mood to cook, but sort of not in the mood, which ultimately led me to this very fabulous, easy to make, simply delish recipe that I am sure […]

#OneWord Thursday: Vision

Your very first step toward creating a better tomorrow, your best life, is developing the capacity to picture it.  This vision will ignite a fire of passion, which will fuel your pledge to do whatever it takes to manifest your […]

Fun: Having any?

Honestly, I really do believe one of the reasons that I’ve been able to “not find” those 50 pounds I “lost” over 11 years ago, is because I put a great deal of emphasis and effort into having fun, playing […]

Puzzled? Send a Weird, Phallic, Prickly postcard to a friend!

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by a photo I took at Tohono Chul Gardens in Tucson, which FB friend Trudy said was “weird, phallic & prickly!”  Trudy’s right!!! Remember: 1.  clicking burns calories. 2.  Time […]

#OneWord Thursday: Dissatisfaction

Does this quote ring true? If one’s life is so unsatisfying that an unhealthy activity brings a shred of happiness, it is nigh impossible to give it up unless something that brings greater happiness can be enjoyed in its stead. […]

Body Esteem: 25 percent of your Self-Esteem

Our body image (a.k.a. body esteem) is the picture we have of our physical body.  It is an inner view of our outer self.   It is formed by our awareness, imagination and emotions.  It is ever-shifting.  Our body esteem not […]

Puzzled? Outside my kitchen window a grackle sings.

What is a grackle? A love bird whose song is not pretty. The Grackle a poem by Victoria Davis Outside my kitchen window a grackle sings. His song is not a pretty one – And ‘grackle’ an unfortunate name for […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Oscar Cocktail Roundup

My friends at Polar Seltzer shared a bounty of Oscar cocktail recipes with inspired names for your Sunday night Oscar party pleasure! Remember to: Drink (and eat) in moderation. Make wise choices (some of these are lower in calories than […]

#OneWord Thursday: Quiet – A happy life must be a quiet life.

One of my favorite stories that illustrates the importance of quiet is about Michelangelo, the great artist.   It is said that one day back in the day, a prince visited Michelangelo in his studio and found him staring at an […]

An Anti-Aging, Fat-Burning Zen Story

The Zen master Hakuin used to tell his students about an old woman who owned a tea shop in the village. She was skilled in the tea ceremony, Hakuin said, and her understanding of Zen was superb. Many students wondered […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: 51 “One Size Fits All” Miracle Cures

Insanity:  Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein Tushkateers!  Howdy, Hi there, Hey, Hello …. How are you on this fine February morning (afternoon or evening)?  Just swell?  Ready to stop the […]

Puzzled? 3 Steps – Wake Up Happy

Are you wondering how to be happy?  Are you thinking that it would be marvelous, stupendous, nothing short of a miracle if you could, if you would, each and every morning, simply leap out of bed “happy.” Well, Our Lady […]

Eat This, Lose Weight: Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding

Is dessert a food group?  Is comfort food a food group?  If they were, this recipe would be included in both categories!  This Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding recipe is old-fashion, lip-smackin’ good!  Try it for size Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding (slow cooker, […]

#OneWord Thursday: Self-Love

I’m not quite sure why it is so difficult to ‘love thyself,’ the number one commandment of Our Lady of Weight Loss’ 10 Commandments of Permanent Fat Removal (a.k.a. weight loss) but apparently – it is! If you were to […]

Quiz: Are you a “fat” doormat?

Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to take her ‘doormat quiz,’ and determine whether you are super-empowered, strong enough, somewhat stable, or the “biggest namby-pamby ever!” *** This morning, while sipping (okay, gulping down) my first cup of coffee […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Love is the Greatest Refreshment

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.  ~ Pablo Picasso Greetings Tushkateers!   OMG! OMG! OMG!  St. Valentine’s Day is a mere two sleeps away (two days in grown-up talk); the official day of love.  Romantic love, primarily.  But for me […]

Puzzled? Why not be my valentine?

This week’s Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled “Why not be my Valentine?“ honors Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as, Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine. We associate the day with romantic love; an occasion when lovers express their […]

#OneWord Thursday: Opportunity

Today is Thursday, a.k.a. #oneWord Thursday, which means that we have an “opportunity” to choose one word to play with today, to help us create vision of what we really, really want! As I mentioned last week, I have created […]

Governor Chris Christie Kicks Letterman’s Tush: Eat This!!!

The New Jersey governor, Chris Christie, poked fun of his “fat” self on David Letterman. Whether you think Govenor Christie’s weight is a potential hazard to his running for the presidency or not, I think we can all agree that […]

Kick Tush Tuesday – 6 Steps: Let Go of Extra Heavy Weight a.k.a. The Lettuce is to Blame

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce.  Yet […]

Puzzled? Calorie-Free Cupcake Mandala

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle, “Cupcake Mandala,” was inspired by the mandala, a Hindu or Buddhist graphic symbol of the universe. Loosely translated, “mandala,” a Sanskrit word means “circle.”  It represents wholeness.  It is a diagram that reminds […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Shrimp “Ceviche”

Ceviche (“seh-BEE-chay”) is an extremely popular dish in South America, whose basic ingredient is raw fish.  Raw fish, cut into bite-sized piece, marinated in the juice of an acidic fruit (usually lime), salt and various seasonings.   The juice changes the […]

#OneWord Thursday: Adventure

This morning, while sitting and staring out the window, sipping that magical first cup of coffee, I witnessed a miracle.  The Sunrise.  The grey clouds cleared, the sun peeked out and the sky a magnificent shade of blue.  Another day, […]

Breaking News: 5 Money Rituals for Today’s Financial 4th Quarter Blues

A New York Times breaking news alert made its way into my in-box this morning, reporting that the “U.S. economy contracted unexpectedly in the final quarter of 2012, hurt by weaker exports, a drop in military spending and a slower […]

2013: The Year of Extreme Happiness

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” ~ W.M. Lewis Hello Tushkateers!   Before we move into this week’s KITT Club e-letter, allow me first to share a […]

Puzzled: Simpler Times, Better Bathing Suits?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Simpler Times, Better Bathing Suits,” takes a nostalgic look at the early 1920’s and bathing suits of yore. Upfront and center, in the two white “suits” stand my mother and my aunt. […]

Winter Weight Loss: The Freeze Your Ass Off Diet

This morning, I awoke to a ridiculously cold 13 degrees.  My first thoughts were not particularly happy ones. “Geeze Louise, when I head out I am going to have to bundle up big time;  long underwear, a second pair of […]

National Hug Day: The 8 Rules of Hugging

Today is National Hugging Day! I’ve already hugged three people, and in doing so I realized that hugging is a bit more complex than just grabbing someone and squeezing! Not everyone welcomes a full frontal hug! Go figure. Anyway, if […]

The Hospice Diaries: Transcending the Traditional

This morning, as I lie in bed, contemplating what the next few days might bring forth on all planes–physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually–what the days could look like, I begin to wonder how I could possibly best manage to “enjoy” them. […]

Facing Death: 10 Life Quotes

Because my mother had a stroke last week, and she is, so to speak, scripting her final chapter, which is currently overflowing with love, laughter and song, I can’t help but to think about life.   And as I do, as […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: 5 Ways to Be a Pillow-Offset Tough Times with Gentle Softness

It has been weeks since I sent out a fully loaded Kick in the Tush e-letter.  As both Christmas and New Year’s Day fell on a Tuesday, OLWL insisted that we take off. She headed off to some beach or […]

Love: Where Heaven Touches Earth

As some of you know — in my life — “life” is happening is a big way.  Life is happening in the form of death, as my 96 year-amazingly-awesome mother begins to leave us.  With a fully open and grateful […]

Mom Had a Stroke

This past Saturday evening, my 96 year-young-at-heart mother, Harriet, suffered a massive stroke while on the telephone with my husband. Mom was happily chatting away with her favorite (and only) son-in-law, sharing all the news of her day.  She’d attended […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Tasty, Smart – Einstein Tuna Casserole

In the mood for comfort food that increases brain power as it ignites happy energy?  Who’d say no to that? You Don’t Have to Be Einstein Tuna Casserole, one of my favorite recipes, is from All Is Forgiven, Move On: […]

Fat Time of Day: Here’s How Sugar Can Help?

The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Case in point, this advertisement from Ladies Home Journal, April 1970: “The “Fat Time of Day,” when you’re really hungry and ready to eat two of everything.“ *** This morning, […]

Puzzled? One Word Meditation

Pick a word, any word.    This week’s get jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: “One Word Meditation” is inspired by the word!  Any word! 1. Pick a word, any word. 2. Slowly repeat your chosen word in your mind’s eye. 3. […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Slow Sexy Peppers

Imagine a platter full of stuffed red, green, yellow, and orange peppers. Beautifully arranged, two rows of each color, maybe even three rows, tops cut off, beans, rice and shredded jack cheese melting atop. You carry the platter of stuffed […]

7 Things that Zap Your Spiritual Energy

Sometimes unseen forces zap our energy, nibble away at our resolve and either send us on an unfortunate detour or stop us entirely in our tracks, moving us away from manifesting our goals.  These “things” are not obvious to the […]

Happiness Tip 2013: Barefooted Bliss

The concept of earthing, a.k.a. grounding, is in simplest terms, waking barefoot.  And, in doing so you ground yourself to the earth, whose energy can help you to live a healthier and therefore happier life. On an intuitive level, it […]

8 Christmas Quotes: Wrap Your Holiday in Ho Ho Ho Happiness!

One of my favorite things to do when having dinner parties — especially a holiday party — is to wrap the silverware in quotes!  People unwrap their forks n’ knives and read their quotes aloud, pass them around.  People want […]

2013: Pray with the Rocks

With love, appreciation and deepest gratitude for your faithful friendship, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I wish you the very best in 2013, AND we invite you to …       … Dream with Your Feet, bust a move, get […]

End World Prophecy: 6 Steps – Make Your Last Day Count

The doom-and-gloom-sayers, the end-of-the-world folk are predicting that the world will indeed end tomorrow, December 21, 2012, presumably prophesized by the Mayan calendar.  How will it end?  Will we fall into a black hole, will a monstrous asteroid hit the […]

Star Power: 7 Ways to Burn Bright

You are a star. Own It!  Our Lady of Weight Loss is 100% sure that you are a star. Feel confident in your stardom. Flaunt it, baby! It’s not only okay to own it – it’s the right thing to […]

Puzzle: The Origins of Ho Ho Ho

“Ho ho ho” is a rendition of a particular type of deep-throated chortle, chuckle or laugh which is of Gaelic origin. Ho Ho Ho is known to be the laugh of Jabba the Hutt, The Happy Mask Salesman, Doctor Ivo […]

10 Commandments of Holiday Weight Loss

Whether you are trying to lose weight, maintain or just stay healthy, making your way through the holiday season can be a challenge, which is why Our Lady of Weight Loss instructed me to roll out her Ten Commandments of […]

6 Tips: Holiday Happiness Guide

I am having the most marvelous holiday season ever!  Seriously, I am!  It’s not that something grand or out-of-the-ordinary has happened.  On balance, it’s not so different than last year or the year before.  But somehow it feels different.  I […]

Weight Loss Puzzle: Contagious Attitude Worth Catching?

Chances are you’ve heard the expression, “When you smile, the whole world smiles with.”  Well, it’s true.  Our emotions are contagious and a happy smile can go a long way! The science of this phenomenon dates back to 400 B.C., […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Shed 15 Fast-Holiday Food Tip and Recipe

One strategy that is sure to help you wake up thinner on new year’s day is to eat an apple 15 minutes before your meals! According to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, you can reduce your calorie intake by […]

9 Tips: How to be Holiday SEXY

While reading through all the holiday season tips given by me and others that range from how to resist the urge to stuff yourself silly to not overspend your weigh (Freudian slip) into bankruptcy, I realized that somewhere between the […]

Happiness: 5 Reasons to Smile

One of the best things you can do for yourself and for everyone around you is to smile. Smiling brings oxygen to your brain, immediately makes you feel better, and sends out comforting messages to others. Smiling pulls people in […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 7 Money-Saving Tips for the Holidays

Here we are, the first week in December.  December 4, to be exact, and you know what that signifies, don’t you? Aside from it being the anniversary of Turkish Sultan Suleiman occupying Baghdad in 1534? It’s the start date of […]

Jigsaw Monday: The Thinner Puzzle

The 28 Day Cure, Holiday Edition, starts tomorrow, December 4, first thing in the morning.   As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Thinner Puzzle,” imagine waking up on New Year’s day thinner, happier and […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Baked Potato Latkes

One of the traditional dishes for Hanukkah is latkes a.k.a. potato pancakes.  I was curious as to the latkes’ origins, so I did a bit of research and found a juicy story on The Jewish Outreach to share. “Originally, latkes […]

Holiday Diet Tip: Eat This, Be Happy

As we head into December, with our extra long to do list in one hand, and invitations to holiday parties and feasts of plenty in the other hand, I thought it might be utterly useful to know what foods keep […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Mother on the Verge

So, really, seriously, how are you?  After Thanksgiving?  Did you make it through unscathed?  Did you gain a pound, lose a pound, stay the same? Were you and your family/friends in total sync, smiling, laughing it up, sending love vibes, […]

Extreme Food Diets: Post Thanksgiving Quick Diet Fix

Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Success Coach and host of the Our Lady of Weight Loss blog, gets it! We know that Extreme Food Diets are unhealthy, unsustainable and unrealistic, yet the desire for a quick and easy fix that eliminates […]

Download: Thanksgiving Calorie Guide

  A Sinfully Satisfying “Tasting” Guide to Thanksgiving from Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor to you, with love. Downloadable for the road! Thanksgiving Calorie Guide Ready to change your mind?  Try this miracle cure on for size! […]

Eat: Holiday Lentil Pâté

Last Thanksgiving, for a change of pace, I whipped up “Janny’s Lentil Pate” that was to die for.  It was a mega-hit.  People asked for the recipe!  It’s delicious, it’s healthy, it’s amazing and it’s Our Lady of Weight Loss […]

7 Truths about Naturally Thin People

As we blast our way into the holiday season, people increasingly say to me, “I wish I were naturally thin.”  Then I could eat as many holiday cookies, drink as much eggnog and slide as many sliders down the hatch […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Busted Zippers, Broken Dreams

How are you on this fine morning?  Did you wake up and say, “I’m alive!” with reverence, acknowledging that each new day is a miracle?  Me neither!  Not first thing, anyway.  A rather large honkin’ vehicle road past my NYC […]

JigSaw Puzzle: One Way or Another I’m Gonna Permanently Lose Ya

This week’s Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzle, “One Way or Another” was inspired by a one-way sign I stumbled upon that points in both directions, which reminded me of the Blondie song, One Way or Another. Sing along:  “One way or […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Poached Figs and Duct Tape

This dish is so good, it takes all kinds of restraint NOT to eat it before it hits the table, which frankly I seem to be lacking.  I’d be lost without my duct tape (hilarious video!)!   It is DIVINE!  […]

Are You Touch Starved?

When I heard that neuroscientists found that touch activates the brain’s cortex, which is linked to feelings of reward, my weight loss bells and whistles went off. People tell me (and back in the day, before I permanently removed over […]

12 Ways to Release Stress

Feeling Stressed? Here are 12 quotes that inspire, motivate and provide a “call to action.”  A call to action are words that urge the reader, listener or viewer — you —  to take immediate action.  Without action there is no […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Tips – Surviving Hellish Times

If you’re going through Hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill Happy Day, Tushkateers!   As you know, it’s been a crazy week here on the east coast.  We were one of the lucky few who did not directly suffer the […]

JigSaw Monday: 3 Steps to a Miracle Cure

This week’s Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle 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 […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Depressed? Down a Stuffed Mushroom

Need a lift?  Down a Stuffed Mushroom!  Studies have shown that those of us those who suffer from depression tend to have low levels of folate. Spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables are some of the best natural sources […]

Shred Anger: 5 Steps to Forgiveness

How heavy is your dead weight a.k.a. anger and upset?  I’d read about a teacher who asked her students to bring a clear plastic bag and a sack of potatoes to class. For every person the student refused to forgive, […]

Depressed? Pop a Pumpkin Seed

Pumpkin Seeds?  The new anti-depressant?  If you think that pumpkins are only good for carving, or maybe a holiday pie, then think again. Pumpkin seeds are not only delicious, they are jam packed with nutrients that are needed to have […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Frankenstorm-Frankenscary !!!

Hellooooooo Tushkateers!   Our Lady of Weight Loss and I are happy to report that we made it through the storm.  The major flooding was south and east of us – east by 3 blocks. As the wind ripped its […]

The Frankenstorm Survival Guide: Puzzles, Songs and More

How to Survive the Frankenstorm:  Aside from the obvious Hurricane Preparedness Lists that include water and food, read Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 5 Tips on How to Survive … as in not lose your mind … the storm! 1.  […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Hummus, Avocado, Roasted Tomato on Toast

I found this Hummus, Avocado, Roasted Tomato recipe on Eat Live Run last week.  It hit all my happy spots.  Easy to make.  Familiar ingredients.  No specialty shopping required.  Relatively low in calories (unless you go hog wild with the […]

One Step to a Faster Metabolism

Our weight depends on a complicated blend of variables – from how much we move (exercise), to what we eat, how much we eat, how we feel about ourselves, to hereditary factors.   But there is one very simple thing that […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 8 Tips – The Do’s and Dont’s of Toxic Friendships

Hellooooooo Tushkateers!   Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening!  Good good good … whatever time of day you might be tuning into this week’s Kick in the Tush Club e-letter, which happens to be overflowing with positivity, including but not […]

JigSaw Madness: Play Fruitful Abundance

Greetings!  Are you ready to play this wee’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle? Entitled: Our Lady of Fruitful Abundance?  Good! Step One:  Click HERE! Step Two:  Click your weigh (HA!) through the puzzle! Clicking burns calories and it keeps your […]

Listen: She Tuned Into Fruitful Abundance, a weight loss success story

As Our Lady of Weight Loss traveled the Path to Sveltesville, she encouraged those who traveled with her to open their hearts and tune into abundance. “Take in a deep cleansing breath,” she said, “On the inhale, open your heart.  […]

Dysfunctional Chef: 3 Foods that Cure Belly Fat (recipes included)

Got the Fat Belly Blues?  Has your mid-section grown a section of its own? You’re not alone. Researchers have found that the fat cells in the abdomen produce a hormone called neuropeptide Y (NPY), an appetite stimulant previously believed to […]

3 Halloween Tips: How to Avoid Temptation

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A Platter Full of Weight Loss Motivation … Quotes to Chew On

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Play: Weight Loss Puzzle – What Color Increases Appetite

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Dysfunctional Chef: Monterey Jack Bread Pudding

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Interview w. Award Winning Writer, Racelle Rosett: Dying, Living and Surviving Breast Cancer

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Quirky Wisdom: 5 Ways to Stop Worrying … about what others think !!!

I know for sure that the great majority of us spend a good deal of time wondering, speculating, considering and even worrying about what other people think of us. AND … … Sometimes we use this preoccupation to over-indulge, to […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – How to … Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8

  Never use violence of any kind. Never threaten violence in any way. Never even think violent thoughts. Never argue because it attacks another’s opinion. Never criticize because it attacks another’s ego. And your success is guaranteed. ~ Mohandas Gandhi […]

JigSaw Meditation? 10 Simple Steps to Inner Peace

This week’s JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by Our Lady of Om, who invites you to not only click through “Ommmmmm”, but also to join her in a simple breathing meditation. Here, a simple Breathing Meditation from Our Lady of Om. […]

EAT: Our Lady of the Garlic Roasted Potatoes

When I say “Comfort Food,” you say … no, you YELL, “Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Garlic Roasted Potatoes!” Here is the best ever garlic roasted potato recipes from the OLofWL kitchen! Ingredients15 whole garlic cloves 2 tbsp olive oil […]

SMART DIET TIPS: 4 Simple Steps to Smaller, Taller You

Greetings y’all!!!  I am excited to share these 4 Simple NON-FOOD TIPS to a Smaller and Taller you, because … … Sometimes it is about food; sometimes it’s not.  Not directly anyway! Read on, follow these very simple non-food rules, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Bittneress Imprisons, Love Releases

  ” …. what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren’t able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in […]

(Recipe) Healthy Eating Matters – Mozzarella, Tomatoes and the Virgin

One of my favorite dishes is fresh mozzarella with tomatoes and basil.  It is to die for good, especially when you get seriously fresh mozzarella. Back in the day, my high school friend and I would visit her uncle in […]

PLAY: Weight Loss Puzzle – How many pounds does bitterness weigh?

Feeling bitter?  A tad hostile? Perhaps argumentative, contentious, spiteful or even scrappy? If yes, then you can metaphorically offer your bitterness, or his or her bitterness, a cookie or a gumdrop. Or – if you take the literal route, and […]

AUDIO: Successful Weight Loss – 2 Minutes of Flat Belly Inspiration

Successful Weight Loss – Audio 92012 Listen up! This powerful 2-minute Successful Weight Loss meditation is all you need to get your upward spiral in motion. Successful Weight Loss – Audio 92012 That’s right … listen in the morning, the […]

5 Steps to Cultivating Self-Love

Are you ready to love yourself?  Are you ready to become fully alive? Are you ready to take responsibility for your experience and begin to lead a happy, full life.  Are you ready to not only create it but embrace […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Signs – Are You Self-Sabotaging?

Self sabotage is when we say we want something and then go about making sure that it doesn’t happen.  ~ Alyce P. Cornyn Bonjour, Good Day, Shalom and What’s up TUSHKATEERS!!!!  How goes it?  What’s happening in your neck of […]

PLAY JigSaw and Lose Weight: How to Pet a Dog!

Did you know that there is a step by step ‘how to’ guide for just about anything under the sun?  A right vs. wrong way to do things? Well, there is and this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle:  […]

Eat Healthy, Eat Cheap: Green Noodle Fun for the Family

All the dreamers in all the world are dizzy in the noodle. ~ Edie Adams Call me dizzy, call me a dreamer, call me noodle-crazy, but if you ask me, green noodles are fun!  Agreed? Green Noodles ARE Fun! Which […]

Why? The Mysterious Nature of [being] Fat.

I stayed up into the wee hours of the night thinking (could you smell the wood burning?) – yes, thinking about the mysterious nature of “being fat.”  You know. WHY, on the one hand, do we really want to lose weight, […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: The Path to Unconditional Happiness (audio)

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. ~ Agnes Repplier Greetings TUSHKATEERS!!!!  How are you on this fine September day?  Peachy keen?  Right as rain?  Happier than a hot […]

PLAY Zen Weight Loss Riddle: Where Did the Glue Go?

Where did the glue go?  A Zen Riddle from Our Lady of Weight Loss (via Rita Rudner)! Good question, no?  Very Zen, indeed! This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle:  Where Did the Glue Go? is designed to keep […]

Eat More, Weigh Less: The WALDORF

For those of us who are interested in eating something that tickles our taste buds, satisfies to the point of happy, and fills us up healthy … … Then this recipe is for you!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss’s The […]

13 Fresh Start Diet Tips: End Cravings, End Hunger

Our Lady of Weight Loss has been ‘after’ me, nagging at me, telling me to put together a mega-list of diet/weight loss tips for y’all. (I’m telling you … she is quite the boss.) Thing is, I wanted to put […]

A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Ways to Reward Yourself After a Hard Day and Night

 TURN A DEAF EAR TO CAKE 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.  “I deserve to have […]

Play: Weight Loss JigSaw – Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.

This morning, while perusing the Internet in search of inspired and inspiring quotes that motivate, provide a jolt of energy, help me to move from here to there … … In this case, from summer to autumn (as we are […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Labor Day Special – Pineapples, Peaches, Oh My!

Are you ready to get your Labor Day Grill On???  I am!  And so is Our Lady of Weight Loss. She instructed me to share the following, because she is 100% positive that once you are turned onto grilled fruit, […]

5 Steps to Happiness

1.  First There Was the Thought: When it comes to emotional baggage, we consciously experience a ‘feeling’ before we understand its trigger. When a strong feeling surfaces; a feeling that can ‘sink you,’ or ‘squash your enthusiasm;’ when a feeling […]

Best Weight Loss Tip: How to Lose Belly Fat

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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 9 Tips … how to Believe in Yourself

She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it). ~ Lewis Carroll Howdy, Hello and Hola TUSHKATEERS!!!!  How goes it?  Are you gearing up for Labor Day? For September? A couple of months ago, at the […]

PLAY: Creative Acts of Weight Loss

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3 Recipes: Dysfunctional Chef – the Peanut Butter, Grilled Banana diet

I woke up with a Jones for Peanut Butter and Bananas!  Imagine that!!! My gut reaction to my Jones was to think,” steer away from PB and Bananas; way too many calories.”   But, at closer examination,  I realized that […]

Food Myth: Does “greasy tasting” equate to “more grease?”

Does “greasy tasting” equate to “more grease?” I thought so, but was I wrong?! *** “If you look at a French fry under a microscope, you’ll see that while it’s being fried, the water inside the food is rapidly expanding […]

11 Powerful Quotes: Love Your Body

“Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first — not through intellectual understanding.” ~ Christiane Northrup Because thoughts come from our head, and said thoughts tend to be loud (very loud), we are inclined to […]

Kick in the Tush Club: What is VELLEITY and do you SUFFER from IT??? Probably!!!

Listen to the mustn’ts, child.  Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me … Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. ~ Shel Silverstein Hellooooo TUSHKATEERS!!!!  […]

PLAY: JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle – 9 Fun Facts about French Fries from Lord of the Fries

Who is Lord of the Fries in your house? This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle features the French fry! Did you know that … 1. French fries account for more than 1/4th of all potatoes sold in the […]

Dysfunctional Chef: 3-Bean Chili Fever (with an oxymoron twist)

Are you ready to cook up a vat of full of beans, full of life, high-spirited, zesty and tasty 3-bean chili?   Here, your favorite Dysfunctional Chef, Janice Taylor, shares her summer to autumn favorite! CHILI FEVER (that’s an oyxmoron, […]

9 Julia Child Quotes: Celebrating 100 Years of Joyful Living

Yesterday, was the 100th anniversary of Julia Child’s birth.  American chef, author, and television personality, she is most remembered for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her first cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” as well as […]

Kick in the Tush Club: 4 Tips … How to Spread Your Wings and FLY!

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? ~ Rumi TUSHKATEERS!!! Greetings to YOU, one n’ all!!!!    Are you ready for yet another fabulous August day!!!   Are you ready to spread your wings and fly through the […]

PLAY: Weight Loss JigSaw – Our Lady of the Squash Blossoms (bonus recipes included)

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled “Our Lady of the Squash Blossoms” was inspired by squash blossoms! Did you know that summer squash blossoms?  And that those blossoms are edible? Bright orange Squash Blossoms are primarily found […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Banana Rice Pudding

This afternoon, just as I was thinking, “I sure am in the mood for something sweet,” lo n’ behold, right there on the kitchen counter sat three ripe bananas, begging to be mashed! “Mash me,” they sang. “Okay, I will,” […]

Change? Rate your readiness!

People call me, text me, email me, and sometimes even send massively long missives the old fashioned way, via the United States Postal Service, to let me know that they not only want to change, but they are ready to […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: One Way People (like you?) Muck Up the Works

Chewing the FAT with Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal Dear OLofWL ~ I’ve heard you say that one should, if one really wants to lose weight, “make your home your safe haven.”  What […]

Kick in the Tush Club – 11 STEPS to BLAST OFF: Fully Energized and MOTIVATED

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about. ~ Albert Einstein Hi there, hey there, ho there … TUSHKATEERS!!! Oh […]

Kick in the Tush Club: National Simplify Your Life Week

The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence. ~ Norman Vincent Peale Helloooooo Beloved TUSHKATEERS!!!  Happy end of July/ first week in August!  And speaking of August!!!! Segueing straight into the week […]

Want to lose weight? Then … a tip that works !!!

New research from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, indicates that women who faithfully keep a food journal (operative word here … faithfully), who avoid skipping meals and limit eating in restaurants, lose more weight than those who do […]

Kick in the Tush Club: Why Do I Keep Doing “This” ???

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. ~ Albert Camus TUSHKATEERS!!!  Are you ready for a gentle, positive, and happy Kick in the Tush that shifts your mental map, changes your perspective and your point […]

PLAY, TOSS and LOSE: Weight Loss JigSaw Sunflower Girl Salad

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 […]

Weight Loss Motivation: How Many Eggs Does It Take to Lose “It?”

A Weight Loss Riddle:  You’ve decided to make scrambled eggs for breakfast. You take three eggs from the refrigerator. As you are oh so gracefully moving toward the counter, one falls from your hand and smashes on the floor. What […]

Kick in the Tush Club: Best Healthy Eats Issue Ever

Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either. ~ Bodhidharma TUSHKATEERS!!! Helloooooo!!!  Howdy Do!  …  AND – guess where I am right now!  35,000 miles high in the sky; finishing this week’s […]

Foodborne Illness Survivors Tell President Obama, We Can’t Wait

This morning a coalition of food safety advocates, medical experts and foodborne illness victims held a telebriefing to discuss the critical need for full implementation and funding of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).    I participated in same and […]

PLAY Jigsaw: Watermelon Straight Up

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Watermelon Straight Up, Please” was inspired by the watermelon!!! Here follows some interesting information about the watermelon for you to chew on, whilst you click through the puzzle. Remember, clicking burns calories.  […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Power Up and Fuel Me Up Happy

Greetings !  I wanted to remind y’all just how important breakfast is and not just because research shows that those who eat breakfast lose more weight than those who do not. More importantly, those who skip breakfast often find themselves […]

Kick in the Tush Club: 16 Inspiring Reasons to Permanently Lose Weight

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart …. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung Howdy and Hey There TUSHKATEERS!!!  I trust y’all made it through Independence Day in […]

Play: Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – Unconventional Tip

Does your home support your goals?  Is your fridge stocked with the ‘right’ stuff? “Make Your Home Your Safe Haven“ is one of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s BASIC Rules. Because  … … if your home does not support you, […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Secretly Slenderizing Summer Ratatouille

When people ask me how I permanently removed over 50 pounds (11 years ago – my oh my, how time flies), I tell them that first and foremost I changed my mind (as Albert Einstein says, “You cannot solve a […]

The Feed Your Soul Project: Week 10 – Pull Out the Mental Weeds

Are you ready to jump head first into week 10 of the Feed Your Soul Project?  Are you ready to …  pull out your mental weeds? Think happy thoughts and/or cultivate habit awareness?  Just imagine what your life could look […]

EAT THIS: Save Yourself Salad – The Sexy, Juicy Cuke

 Save Me from Myself 4th of July Sexy Cucumber Salad: Whenever there’s a gathering and the temptation to eat more than I really want seems likely, I whip up a salad or two and bring with. Sometimes I share; sometimes […]

Play and Lose: Jigsaw Puzzle – July 4th Pig Crossing (Grill It recipes included)

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled PIG CROSSING, is inspired by the 4th of July, Independence Day! Are you ready for the marching bands, parades, fireworks, and the BBQs?  Last year more than 80 million folk participated […]

EAT Scrumptious: Cherry Walnut Salad

I just returned from the corner fruit stand where I scored 2 pounds of fresh cherries, just in time to ‘cook up’ a fabulous lunch. Well … I don’t mean to imply that I am going to actually cook, as […]

The Feed Your Soul Project: Week 9 – The Universe has shouted itself alive …

Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyway), I have been giving a great deal of thought to what ‘feeds the soul,’ from fun and quirky things to do, to books to read that enlighten and lift spirits, to decluttering, […]

9 Tips: Balanced and Harmonious Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal (she who guides me) is serious about weight loss, but not heavy! She asked me to share the following 9 tips with you that she feels will surely […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: “Gastric Bypass Blues” Needs HELP!!!

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up. ~ Benjamin Franklin Howdy TUSHKATEERS!!!  How are you on this […]

PLAY: The Kookiest Cuckoo, Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle

A few weeks ago, a major league huge, prehistoric looking bird came a tappin’ on my front window.  Needless to say, this CityGrrl had no idea what it was – other than a bird. So, I quickly sent out an […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Man’s Healthiest Food !!!

Want to help your man lower his risk of prostate cancer?  Then, according to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, you best feed him tomatoes!  Ripe, juicy, red tomatoes! From the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens here follows […]

The Feed Your Soul Project: Week 8 – Wish Upon a Star

Are you finding the “Feed Your Soul Project” as fulfilling as I am?  Sharing 200 Ways to Feed Your Soul (10 new ways each week) is soulfully challenging.  Happily, my unconscious mind has joined in the effort and is searching […]

7 Disappointing Quotes that Inspire

Disappointment: The feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the non-fulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations. This week, while working with one of my clients, she had a major aHa moment!  She realized that one of the reasons that she […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Is Your Life a Hobby?

  Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms, carry out your plan. ~ Paul J. Meyer Anachemowegan (from the Mohican […]

PLAY: Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – Rooster Today, Feather Duster Tomorrow

“Rooster today, feather duster tomorrow.” ~ Russian Proverb Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the confluence of two events: 1.  I was walking through the ‘hood, and much to my surprise and delight, a neighbor of […]

Eat This: Super Foods w/ Calcium and Vitamin D

Given the amount of contrasting talk ‘out there’ about the relevance of taking vitamin D and calcium supplements, I thought it useful to list what foods are ‘heavy’ in Calcium and vitamin D. First, an important word from the New […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: 7 Points of LITE: Depressed, Defeated, Diabetic Seeks HELP!

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – Life’s Little Instruction Book, […]

PLAY and LOSE: JigSaw PARROTS, ROOSTERS & BUST FORMS, OH MY!

Parrots, Roosters and Bust Forms, OH My!  This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Parrots, Roosters and Bust Forms, Oh My!” pulls from a variety of colorful places, times and styles. While clicking through, remember – jigsaw puzzles burn […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Summer Cooking – 5-YUM Mexican-Style Casserole

As many of you know (if you’ve been following my this week’s banter), I am in Tucson where it is hot, hot, hot.  The weather-person says that we’ll hit a high of 103 degrees today! (Very exciting!!! I just love […]

200 Ways to Feed Your Soul – Tips 51-60: Peel Off the False Mask

Howdy All!  It’s Soul-Full Thursday!  The day that we focus on enhancing our ability to live and love with enthusiasm; the day we focus on the little things in life that are oh so meaningful! Here follows Tips 51-60 (shooting […]

God’s Plan? 90% of Americans believe in God, 67% of Americans are Overweight

Did you know that approximately ninety percent of Americans believe in God?  And 67% of Americans are overweight (1/3 of which are obese).   For those who believe and are overweight, I am wondering … Do you believe that it God’s […]

13 Good LUCK! It is Summer and YES, I GOTTA LOSE WEIGHT TIPS: HOW to CALM DOWN, GET REAL and SURVIVE WEARING A BATHING SUIT!

Anyone’s life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit. ~ Lillie Langtry Good Day TUSHKATEERS!!! How are y’all doing?  I must say; I am super duper fine.  It’s summer and […]

Play and Lose: Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – “Enriched? That’s RICH!!!””

This week’s GET JIGGY Weight LOSS JigSaw Puzzle, entitled “ENRICHED? That’s RICH” is inspired by “enriched white flour!” As it happened, I was reading, once again, about the ills of enriched, processed foods; which as it turns out can be […]

New York City Mayor Bloomberg Bans Super-Large Sodas: Our Lady of Weight Loss Offers Water and Pious Prayers

New York City Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday plans to ban the sale of sodas and other sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and entertainment venues. Upon hearing the news, Our Lady of Weight Loss thought it a good […]

Dysfunctional Chef: 3 SUMMER Salads – Salacious Strawberries, Succulent Nectarines, Precious Plums !!!

Greetings from the Land of HOT!  I’m currently in Tucson, Arizona (Attending a June wedding! Rehearsal dinner tonight!  We’re so excited!!!) and it is hot, hot, hot. Get this:  the weather-person promises that the high of the day will be […]

200 Ways to Feed the Soul: Tips 41-50: Do Less

A quarter of the way there, on my way to 200 Ways to Feed Your Soul, here follows tips 41-50; week 5! It is quite amazing!  As I said last week, the idea of creating 200 ways to feed your […]

How to Step Out of Your Fat Suit !!!

Do you want to manifest deep, lasting and significant change? Do you want to permanently remove those excess pounds? Do you want to step out of your fat suit? Then you must journey inward, take a good honest look at […]

Play and Lose: Burn Calories with “Infusion of Color and Love”

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired my need for massive amounts of color!  Red, green, yellow, purple, blue, orange, indigo, violet … and love, a powerful combo! Send loving vibes to yourself and from yourself as […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Super Pow Slimming Breakfast

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

Feed Your Soul (Tips 31-40) : When Love Knocks, Open the Door

As promised, here are the next ten ways (Tips 31-40) to Feed Your Soul that will ultimately help you to change your health, change your weight.  Only 160 more to go, before I complete my 200 tip commitment to you […]

8 Tips: How to Manifest Your Summer Weight Loss Dreams

They say that summertime weight loss is the easiest, because there’s more daylight to delight our souls and summer fruits to feast on! Here, Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach (weight loss expert) asks us to combine our bowls […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: Brain Scans, Birthdays and Red Velvet Cake

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.  ~ Maya Angelou How are YOU, Dear Tushkateer??!? It’s been quite the week here; chock-a-block with life. […]

PLAY and LOSE: Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – Seeing the World through Gerbera Colored Glasses

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – “Seeing the World through Gerbera Colored Glasses” –  is inspired by the Gerbera flower. The Gerbera symbolizes beauty and cheerfulness which is attributed to its many colors, which range from light […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Blackberry Salmon

This week’s Dysfunctional Chef Recipe shines the spotlight on blackberries, a.k.a. “black caps,” an extraordinarily healthy food.  Black Caps are high in antioxidants, a substance that protects the body by neutralizing free radicals or unstable oxygen molecules, which are known […]

200 Tips Feed Your Soul, Change Your Weight: Week 3 –

Here we go, straight into Week 3 of the  FEED YOUR SOUL: Change Your Weight series (from May through September).  I was initially inspired and motivated to do this because I am leading a workshop at Hollyhock, an absolutely phenomenal […]

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