When I first heard that 420 was National Weed Day, I thought that meant that we’d all hit our respective gardens and weed. But no! It has to do with Marijuana! I thought a ‘feel good’ recipe that includes in […]
When I first heard that 420 was National Weed Day, I thought that meant that we’d all hit our respective gardens and weed. But no! It has to do with Marijuana! I thought a ‘feel good’ recipe that includes in […]
Are ‘cravings’ a gateway to binging? It’s worse than we thought! “They” (as in researchers and scientists) tell us that not only can giving into cravings tip the Scales of Injustice into the wrong direction, but food cravings have been […]
I love a good nap. Sometimes it’s the only thing getting me up in the morning. ~ George Costanza, Seinfeld : George Sleeping Under His Desk The Exhausted Modern World. The modern world puts enormous value on being as productive […]
Tushkateers! Hey there and howdy do!!! Goodness gracious me, it’s TAX Day! For those of you who haven’t filed yet, haven’t mailed the checks that are sitting on the dining room table; for those of you who are hyperventilating and […]
Today’s PLAY and LOSE Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Grow Your Own,” was inspired by coffee!!! The drink, the berries, the beans, and the flowering plant. Did you know that coffee berries contain the seeds and that they are produced by […]
I was perusing my recipe files, looking for something that is both Our Lady of Weight Loss approved and classifies as comfort food, which brought me straight to my infamous 100 Calorie Pancake Recipe! Fantastic for a Sunday brunch. a […]
A friend confessed that she frequently, throughout the day and sometimes throughout the night, visits her refrigerator, tugging on its door – opening and closing it – looking for an answer. Sometimes she looks in the vegetable bin – sometimes […]
Today’s Weight Loss Tip falls into the “Oh Yeah, but … “ column. “Oh yeah, I know that portion control is the ‘secret’ to not packing on the pounds.” “Oh Yeah, I know that small plates are a great idea […]
Greetings Tushkateers and Friends of Tushkateers! It has been a glorious week, has it not? A week of Easter eggs, Matzoh Brie, and Tulips, galore! Yes, I took a long (lunch break) walk yesterday with my boyfriend (a.k.a. husband of […]
This week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle is entitled “Problems/Solutions.” If there is a problem, there must be a solution, no? Before you click through your problem and move to solution, read through these fabulous quotes that will bring […]
Back in the day, in the 1930’s I believe, there was a young man who was obsessed with eating sugar. His mother was concerned, knowing that sugar is a ‘bad’ habit and not good for the health of her son, […]
Is there a right and wrong way to Hard Boil an EGG???? Yes! Of course, and with Easter smack around the corner, I thought it a good time to share the info! How to HARD Boil an Egg … the […]
My client, who has already permanently removed a good 20 pounds of excess baggage, is nearing her goal weight: only 3.6 pounds to go. She is hoping to reach her ‘magic’ number before her next birthday, which is a short […]
It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control. ~ Oprah Winfrey Good day Tushkateers! Are […]
Passover starts on April 6 and it goes all the way through 14, and Our Lady of Weight Loss admittedly is a Matzo Brie freak! She started heating up the skillet this past Sunday. Seriously! She will whip up a […]
This morning, I innocently took a walk to the local convenience store to pick up a few much needed items. Upon entering, I was bombarded with Easter candy! To the left of me, to the right of me, down the […]
Greetings Foodies one n’ all! Today’s Dysfunctional Chef recipe is a gourmet treat that weighs-in at under 350 calories per serving! Amazing, no? A healthy mix of comforting pasta and shiitake mushrooms (an anti-inflammatory food). Serve with big salad, […]
As we all know, but from time to time benefit from being reminded … … those who reach their weight loss goals are the people who get back on the wagon again and again. Those who succeed experience setbacks as […]
WHAT IS ACCEPTANCE? Buddhism’s first noble truth, “All life is suffering,” is an invitation for people to accept that suffering is a natural part of life. The term “Kabbalah” literally means acceptance. Acceptance is the fifth stage of the Kubler-Ross […]
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. ~ Nathaniel Branden Hellloooooooooo Tushkateers and Tellurians (a.k.a. Earthlings)! Good day, hello and … I am slightly dazed and confused (even more than usual), as Peter and I […]
This week’s Get Jiggy WEIGHT LOSS JigSaw Puzzle, “The Hummingbird Miracle,” is being transmitted from 35,000 feet high into the sky! (I am on my way home! Woo Hoo!!) And yes, today’s technology is nothing short of a miracle; as […]
The other night, while reviewing my weekly menu with Our Lady of Weight Loss, I said, “Our Lady, you know what I haven’t had in – gee – over a decade? …. A BLT! Not that I miss it, given […]
Chewing the Fat … Our Lady of Weight Loss and Dave Chew the Fat … and passages from the Bible appear! Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I gave up the beer and started working at a gym. I […]
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. ~ Gloria Steinem Hellloooooooooo Tushkateers!!! How excited are you that it is Tuesday and you are receiving a Kick in […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled: GRACKLE THIS – is inspired by the Great-Tailed Grackle, whose creaky call fills the air. I am currently in Southeastern Arizona. This morning, at first sound, I thought it a […]
As promised in my last Monday’s post, which mentioned the unmentionable, here follows the best beef hash recipe ever, courtesy of Sunflower Farmer’s Market monthly magazine, which is always chock-a-block with healthy and delicious meals! The Rosemary Hash weighs in […]
This morning, while working with one of my star clients (you are all stars), the topic “nighttime eating” – once again – surfaced. Since a good many of us find nighttime eating one of the biggest ‘permanent weight removal’ challenges, […]
Just as I was about to preheat, so to speak, and whip up a platter full of Rosemary Beef Hash, a dish I carefully pulled from the pages of one of my favorite healthy cooking/living magazines, when the words “pink […]
We all experience stress. It is a natural and necessary part of life. However, persistent stress that is not resolved is deemed ‘distress,’ and it can lead to anxiety, depression, diminished health and for us emotional eaters, extreme stress and […]
Want to lose weight, but you don’t know where to start? Being honest with yourself about how you feel, what the number of the scale says and what it means to you is your first step toward emotional freedom and […]
Given the messiness of life, the ups n’ downs, and our tendency to respond by eating, I am today sharing Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Top 10 Happiness Centered Weight Loss Tips, ‘happiness centered’ being the operative words. We manifest […]
This Best Ever Quinoa Berry Salad is – well – the best ever! An absolute MUST MAKE; a 5 Yum event if ever there was one. Peter and I and the kids (who are hardly kids – but once a […]
Today is a rather auspicious day. It is, according to my sources at HolidayInsights.com, not only National Pig Day but National Peanut Butter Day as well (quite the combo, hey?), and according to my calendar, today is Peter’s and my […]
Howdy Tushkateers one n’ all! It’s 8:30 a.m. and I have already – this morning, in record breaking time – logged in a mammography – better known in this house as a mamme-O-gram. My mother-in-law (may she rest in peace); […]
You say potato, I say POTATO Frittata is a spectacularly delish dish that weighs in at under 300 calories per serving! And, if done right, with loving kindness in your heart and a steady hand, it is also a work […]
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled Biscuits & Rabbit Thoughts was inspired by the brilliant quote (above) by Nietzsche, which I know to be true because […]
Seriously folks, you could not possibly believe that the 20 to 2 vote from the FDA that came wiggling, jiggling and rolling on in approving the latest magic weight loss pill, Qnexa, from pretty much the same members of the […]
When we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of hormones. One of these is Cortisol, which gives us the biochemical strength we need to fight or flee our stressors. Back in […]
“He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes.” ~ Proverb Greetings Tushkateers & BRACE YOURSELVES … today is Pancake Tuesday! a.k.a. Fat Tuesday a.k.a. Shrove Tuesday, a.k.a. Mardi Gras and finally a.k.a. – my personal fav – Bursting Tuesday, […]
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled Puppy Love, features the puppy (duh!) Is there anything cuter? (I can hear the kitten people starting to meow!) It was inspired by “Buddy,” a puppy who recently adopted my friends […]
As most of you know, ten years ago I permanently removed over 50 pounds with Our Lady of Weight Loss by my side. Part of my permanent fat removal plan was to ‘fill’ up on life; to get involved in […]
You have been embedding negative and/or positive self talk patterns into the deepest parts of your mind since early childhood. Those self-talk patterns have take hold and have deeply affected you, so much so that you are what you say! […]
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I really don’t quite understand it, but food – in particular – sweets with a heavy emphasis on chocolate – has a crazy kind of power of me. It knows my name and […]
Greetings Tushkateers … and a very Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU! As I am sure you are well aware, today is Valentine’s Day. How exciting for both Our Lady of Weight Loss and me to celebrate the day with you! […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled: Angels of Love is Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s Valentine to YOU! As you click through “Angels of Love,” meditate on loving-kindness, and chew on this: Love is whole and complete; […]
Anyone out there remember the “Manwich?” In 1969, Hunt’s introduced its Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce and it revolutionized the Sloppy Joe. It sure was a staple in our kitchen. My mother, the gourmet, used to break it out on […]
The thing about life is that life has a life of its own, and you just never know when ‘life’s life’ is going to show up and where ‘it’ is going to take you. For the most part the unexpected […]
Greetings Tushkateers!!! How are you on this fabulous morning (afternoon or evening, depending on your time zone)? I’m just ‘dandy’ – ‘peachy keen’ – maybe even ‘groovy.’ It’s not my style to toss out an empty “how are you?” I […]
Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the saying “she’s got a screw loose.” Have you ever wondered about the origin of the phrase she’s got a “screw loose?” The phrase, which means “something is wrong with […]
Want to lose weight? Put a blue light in your refrigerator, as well as in your dining room. And … dye your food blue. Why? Blue food is rare in nature. Aside from blueberries and blue-purple potatoes, blue foods don’t […]
I stumbled upon a gaggle of “Healthy Living Quotes” that I found interesting. Not just because they were profound or struck a personal cord, but rather because the majority of them were said hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years […]
You pray for good health and a body that will be strong in old age. Good — but your rich foods block the gods’ answer and tie Jupiter’s hands. ~ Persius – 34 AD – 62 AD Greetings Tushkateers!!! How […]
Feeling ‘blue?’ Try singing with the bluebird of happiness … for she knows the uplifting power of song!!! This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by the Blue Bird of Happiness, Snow White and Pink Cake. A […]
Does this Dysfunctional Chef love a simple, easy, salty, nutty, cheesy recipe that one can eat in bulk? In other words, a dish that gives you a lot of bang for your calorie buck? And one that you can […]
Are Girl Scout Cookies ‘simply irresistible?’ Maybe. They are not just chock-a-block with sugar, butter and flour. They are infused with memories, meaning and The Girl Scout Promise and The Girl Scout Law. The Girl Scout Promise On my honor, […]
President Obama delivered a fine State of the Union address last night, but OMG!!! … he forgot the MONEY RITUALS!!! Therefore, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I thought we’d share our 5 best money rituals with you! They are […]
Did you know that one little biscuit is somewhere between 120 and 180 calories? (Source: CalorieCount/About.com) One of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Golden Rules of Permanent Fat Removal is to check the nutritional information before chowing down. No guilt. […]
Susan Keats, Contributor for The Succulent Wife and Seize-the-Day Propagandist is “not dead yet,” and that’s a good thing. A good thing for her, her family, for me and for anyone else wants or needs a jolt of inspiration, motivation […]
The Chinese New Year, a 15-day annual celebration that coincides with the first New Moon of the year, begins on Monday, January 23rd. It is an auspicious time of year, and when it is observed correctly, it ushers in a […]
National Hugging Day, which has become an internationally recognized observation that embraces hugging (pardon the pun), is but three days away (Saturday, January 21). So, I thought it a good time to roll out and review The Rules of The […]
Happy Kick in the Tush Tuesday, Tushkateers! How goes it? Are you kickin’ high and happy? Like a Rockette? I am, ’cause it was supposed to rain all day today and the sun is surprising shining bright. Will it remain […]
Today’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by a pineapple that was sitting happily on my table. As I began to slice it, I became curious. Where did it come from? How many people did it take to […]
Perhaps, the 2012 ‘end of the world’ predictions aren’t so far off! After all, Dealbook reported that Hostess Brands, founded in 1930, home of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos filed for bankruptcy. Does that mean that Twinkies will be […]
Praise be and good luck for Our Lady of Weight Loss (and me)! Beliefnet is currently featuring our gallery (in a number of newsletters): 13 Ways to Improve Your Luck, which – of course – was inspired by Friday, the […]
There is a clock. It’s called The Doomsday Clock. Are you familiar with it? I’ve pretty much chosen to live – happily – in my own little joyful bubble, and one of the ways that I have succeeded in doing […]
Happy Global Warming??? Tushkateers!!! I am racked with guilt, Tushkateers! HELP! Here we are – closing in on mid-January – and the temperatures are still (praise be) unseasonably warm, and intellectually I know that this can not be a good […]
Greetings! There was a computer glitch in the air yesterday, so I wasn’t able to post Our Lady of Weight Loss’s weekly Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle that y’all love so much! A day late, but seriously – just […]
While you are roasting vegetables and eagerly awaiting your onions and carrots to soften, log onto Beliefnet and take the Politic-OMatic Quiz. An interesting buffet of political questions are presented to you that assess your beliefs and values in order […]
I’ve been thinking. Can you smell the wood burning? (Something my father used to say.) Yes, I’ve been thinking about resolutions and why it is that so many people start out on fire but ultimately fail to reach their goals. […]
Whether you are into setting resolutions or not, there is a certain wave of energy that comes with the New Year. It is a powerful energy that presents itself to you for its unmasking. And in this unmasking, you will […]
Happy New Year!!! Want to lose weight? Burn calories? Move your mind away from food and the kitchen? Then you have come to the right place!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KICK in the TUSH CLUB offers a weekly Get […]
Since human life began, there has never been anyone like you—and there will never again be anyone else like you. Yet despite special talents and great desire, many of us are stuck in limiting beliefs about who we are and […]
Now that the basic family holidays are behind us – the food and gift-giving, candle lighting, sugar-coated, glazed holidaze – I sat this morning, the last day of 2011, reliving and reflecting on some of the ‘highlights’ of these past […]
Alice came to a fork in the road. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire cat. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.” ~Lewis Carroll, Alice […]
Research shows that when we help another, we are at the same time helping ourselves. Studies also show that laughter is a key ingredient to permanent fat removal! Therefore, Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent […]
Thoughts become actions and actions produce results. With that in mind, it stands to reason that healthy thoughts ignite healthy actions, which in turn produce healthy results! Here follow 6 steps toward healthy thinking, from none other than Our Lady […]
Are you a ‘Food Addict?’ Is your weight stopping you from moving forward? Please take an honest look at the following questions and answer, ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ 1. Do you find that you have no ‘stopping mechanism’ and even though […]
Smile Big! It’s the holidays! Whether you are happy that it’s the holiday season or not; whether you can’t wait for it to be over, or not … smile! Smile BIG and the whole world smiles with you! The benefits […]
Holy Macaroni! Christmas is only 3 days away; we’re smack in the middle of Chanukah and Kwanzaa is right around the corner,too! You know what that means don’t you? It’s time to roll out and cue up the best holiday […]
It’s KICK in the TUSH TUESDAY!!! Every Tuesday, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Artist, author of the Our Lady of Weight Loss books, and creator of the Kick in the Tush Club, shares a portion of […]
I understand that we think ’tis the season to over-indulge, stuff ourselves silly and stress ourselves out,’ but it really doesn’t have to be. Our Lady of Weight Loss to the Rescue! 21 Tips: Make It a Happy Holiday Tip […]
How will you navigate the holiday table? Are you planning on saying “No, thank you” to everything? Really? Everything? Or – are you planning on saying “Yes, thanks” to everything? Really? Are you sure that you want to do that? […]
Greetings and Salutations Tushkateers!!! How’s it going? Have you lost your Holiday Mind yet? This past weekend, the ‘kids’ came for a visit (they’re like soooo old, they’re hardly kids, but they’re my kids, so they will forever be ‘the […]
People tend to cultivate strange (or should I say, even stranger) eating habits during the holiday season. Our routines are turned upside down. Temptation is here, there and everywhere. Between one thing and the other, some of us mysteriously […]
Whenever you fall, pick something up. ~Oswald Avery Side note before we begin: As I was about to proof read this and make sure that I’m not sending half-baked thoughts and sentences to you, my mother (95.5 years young) telephoned […]
Today, here, right NOW!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal wants to share with you The Best Weight Loss Affirmation EVER! After speaking to Tushkateers* and Our Lady of Weight Loss fans across the […]
I had a friend whose family had dinner together. The mother would tuck you in at night and make breakfast in the morning. They even had a spare bike for a friend. It just seemed so amazing to me. ~ […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is loosely inspired by the Queen of Pentacles (Tarot). I was reading about the Queen of Pentacles and the words that were used to described her, including but not limited to “festive, […]
It may (or may not) be difficult to believe (depending on what’s happening in your kitchen), but even though Thanksgiving was three (count em’ 3) days ago, people are still eating. And I don’t mean that they are eating […]
Both Our Lady of Weight Loss and I are heading to the Bronx Zoo this morning, with my husband and the ‘kids.’ (The kids are adults now and as it turns out, we’re all pretty much the same age. […]
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. ~ Native American Saying Greetings Tushkateers!!! I received a number of emails this week that basically asked: “How can I make it through Thanksgiving without gaining weight, falling off the wagon […]
WARNING: Here follows – Thanksgiving Calories: A comprehensive, truthful, mind-spinning guide that you just might not like!!! This week’s GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS JIG SAW PUZZLE, The Best Ever Calorie Guide to the Holidays, is inspired – of course […]
“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.” – Buddha Greetings Tushkateers!!! I received an email […]
Tomorrow’s unique confluence of dates, 11.11.11, is the talk of the town! Talk of the Universe, really! Here follow 11 interesting facts about 11.11.11. 11.11.11 is special because … 1. The day comes around once every 100 years. 2. 2 […]
“There is no use trying,” said Alice. “One can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve […]
Greetings Tushkateers*!!! Boo Hoo or just Boo? IF you still have candy in your house, then toss it NOW! I’ll wait … yup. I’m just gonna’ sit here (all day if I have to) and wait till you’ve given it […]
Greetings, Salutations and Happy Halloween, to all Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s fans, Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club), Beliefnet members in good-standing, et al! Our Lady of Weight Loss knows how a good many of us […]
Holy Guacamole, Beliefnet peeps, Tushkateers throughout the land and anyone else who has managed to land on this page (consider it divine inspiration)! You CAN win a trip to New York City, land of bright lights, Broadway shows, shopping galore, […]
Boo! Tushkateers, Are you ready for the pre-Halloween edition of the Kick in the Tush Club e-letter? Are you ready to see how many calories are in candy corn? We are but a few days away from Halloween. Are you […]
Happy Halloween!!! Greetings to Our Lady of Weight Loss devotees, Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club), and those who just happened to have landed on these ‘weighty’ pages! In addition to your weekly Our Lady of Weight […]
I was having a kick-tush conversation with one of my star clients (you are all stars) regarding sexuality and sensuality. Certainly, weight can and does bring up issues with or concerns about sexuality; increased sexuality, decreased sexuality, et cetera. But […]
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss, My friend told me that her friend’s friend ‘permanently’ removed 35 pounds just by eating healthfully and by eating half of what she used to eat. Half portions, I guess, you could call it. […]
It is a w i d e l y held belief within my family of origin that all us women are ‘naturally fat.’ I get a giggle from that, don’t you? So much energy expended on wishing to be ‘naturally […]
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin Greetings Tushkateers! I hope this absolutely spectacular October morning finds you happy! October might be my favorite month. It’s no longer hot, nor is it cold. A simple […]
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the Boys of October! When my father was a little boy a thousand years ago :), he could see Yankee Stadium from his window! Imagine the excitement … back […]
The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. ~ Arnold J. Toynbee Greetings Tushkateers! I received a most interesting email from Tushkateer Nancy! Nancy writes – referencing our 21 Day Miracle Cure: Want Power – “Have […]
Greetings and Salutations Tushkateers! It is my habit to pause, think (imagine that) and review the events of the week, before I write you. Has anything happened during the week that is ‘shareable?’ Anything happen that might be useful […]
Did you know that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stood up for public school students by proposing new regulations that require higher nutrition standards for school meals? He’s not asking for anything extreme. Wouldn’t you say that limiting french fries, sodium, […]
Good Turn Daily – If you are a true scout, until you have performed your act of kindness your day is dark. You are as unhappy as is the grown-up who has begun his day without shaving or reading the […]
Cheap, plentiful and healthy, apples are in season! Today’s Dysfunctional Chef’s Cheap n’ Healthy Eat, showcases the Virginia Winesap, a well-known American heirloom apple whose origins are unknown, although they probably date back to the 18th century. Winesaps are tart […]
Greetings Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club), It’s Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday! Are you ready for your Kick? Something that will inspire, motivate and leave a bit of a sting to remember me by? Well, […]
Dear Tushkateers, We made it through the storm! The Hurricane of all hurricanes, Irene, which – as it turned out here in NYC – wasn’t soooo bad. Praise Be! Still, we had our own hurricane of sorts. Hurricane Harriet! Mother […]
Can you imagine? Back in the day, we were naive enough to believe that La Parle Obesity Soap reduced fat, without dieting or gymnastics. (Gymnastics!!! wow, not exercise. I’m having a flash back to ‘gym’ class, and the gymnastic portion […]
Are you ready to pump your self-love muscle? Get it in shape, so that you are on auto-self love pilot? Seriously! Imagine what would it feel like if you loved yourself every moment of the day! Not in a crazy […]
A mini-KICK from Janice Taylor, the voice of Our Lady of Weight Loss AUDIO ALERT!!! Dear Tushkateers, Last night, OLofWL ‘contacted’ me (in the wee hours of the morning) and suggested that I send out a mini-KICK today that solely […]
Stressed out and hungry? When we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of hormones. One of these is Cortisol, which gives us the biochemical strength we need to fight or flee […]
Once upon a time in the not too distant past, there was a ‘diet’ ice cream that was being sold in New York City. It was only 90 calories per serving and boy-oh-boy was it delicious! People loved it, and […]
This week’s GET JIGGY, JigSAW Weight Loss Puzzle – JUGGLE THIS – is a part of the Our Lady of Weight Loss Exercise Plan. Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Exercise Philosophy – Make it FUN! Clicking Burns Calories! How many […]
Today’s Righteous Recipe from your favorite Dysfunctional Chef (that’s me) is pretty much guaranteed to be a major hit, and it’s been said that it gets the mojo juices flowin’. You dig? Are you picking up what I am putting […]
In the 1600’s, chocolate was thought to be a powerful aphrodisiac, inflaming lustful passion. So much so that religious leaders banned monks and nuns from ingesting it. In 1997, three French senators campaigned to have chocolate reclassified as ‘vital foodstuff.’ […]
People tell me, “I don’t have the time to … “… go to the store and pick up fruits and vegetables. “… exercise.” “… sit and breathe.” “… to be positive.” Really? Too busy to be positive? Surely, you can […]
This morning, while writing my cheery good morning note to Tushkateers across the land (see Kick in the Tush Club; you too can be a Tushkateer!), I included the following quote from Mark Twain, which I absolutely adore. I hope […]
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~ Lao Tzu While ‘networking’ at a breakfast gathering, I paid attention to how I introduced myself to others. Sometimes I was “Janice Taylor, Life and […]
This morning I needed to get to from Point A to Point B, and I felt like walking. Never mind the headline, “Boiling Heat Refuses to Simmer.” So what if the temperature is going to hit 100. As I walked, […]
Here is a Tasty Tidbit from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron said of permanent fat removal! While searching the Internet for interesting food facts, I stumbled upon one that gave pause for thought. “The average chocolate bar has […]
A belief system is a series of ideas that your mind has organized in order to project an image of what is ‘real.’ It encompasses everything you think about yourself, others and the world-at-large. It is filled with should have’s […]
Last night, Peter and I went to the movies!!! Yippee!!! I do love a good movie; and I do like a bad movie. Movies are amazing! I highly recommend BUCK; the story of Buck Brannaman – an unsung hero. It […]
Did you know that Christopher Columbus called papayas the “fruit of the angels?” True enough!!! And it’s no wonder, because papayas are at the same time both deliciously sweet and musky. I’ve been told that this spherical or pear-shaped fruit […]
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 […]
Yesterday, we celebrated my mother, Harriet Taylor’s, 95th birthday. She was kind enough to share her Top 2 Secret Diet Tips with us! Please join with me in wishing Harriet a Happy Birthday (and many more)! Some of you […]
We are, according to the annual report, “F as In Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011” released on Thursday by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), fatter than ever! (Click HERE for […]
Yesterday, I woke up. Yes, presumably a good way to begin the day! BUT, I was immediately met with the DRILLING! “They” were breaking up and tarring the streets. The noise level, I am willing to bet, was close to […]
Good Day Tushkateers!!! It is officially summer. Not so much because the summer solstice has come and gone; not so much because Memorial Day and July 4 have come and gone, but because this morning I woke up and declared […]
As Erma Bombeck so brilliantly stated, “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and […]
Disappointment: The feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the non-fulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations. While speaking to clients this week, the word ‘disappointment’ reared its head on several occasions. “I am disappointed that I only lost 3/4 of […]
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I just love your humor and creativity!! I have a question. I was 5′ 4″ and now I am 5′ 2″ and weigh 133 pounds, but I want to get down to what […]
Have you ever wondered what your body might have to say about the way you live your life; more specifically, about the foods that you are stuffing down, down, down into ‘her???’ How often do you listen to your body? […]
“Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one’s bath like a lump of sugar.” ~ Pablo Picasso!!! Hellloooooooo Tushkateers!!! Happy Summer!!! I just realized that today is the Summer Solstice! (The first […]
Are Cravings Killing Your Plan??? Our Lady of Weight Loss seriously knows how YOU CAN put an end to it! She’s the patron saint of permanent weight loss!!! She knows what she is talking about!!! Dear Our Lady of Weight […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle honors our Inner Chubby Child. Sometimes we are resistant to doing what we know is good for us. The ‘inner child’ (in our case, the inner chubby child) starts to stomp her […]
It takes a lot of energy for a person to stay stuck, to keep a problem firmly alive and in place. How do you stop yourself from permanently losing weight? People say, “No matter what I do, I can’t lose […]
My friend, Tammy, told me that one summer, when she was a kid, she went to marine biology camp. And … while wearing rubber hip boots, she got stuck in the mud. The more she struggled to pull herself out, […]
While scripting a hypno-meditation with the intent of bringing awareness and relaxation to the body (which I plan to record and share at my “Feed Your Soul” workshop at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies), I realized that we all know […]
Today’s Sunday Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by my new 6-week e-summer CURE entitled “The Summer of Miracle Whips (and NO! I’m not talking about mayonnaise),” that is sure to – renew your spirit end negative self-talk end emotional […]
The SUMMER of MIRACLE WHIPS a 6 week e-coaching solution Janice Taylor, your Life & Weight Loss Success Coach has DECLARED this The Summer of Miracle Whips (and, NO! I’m not talking about mayonnaise) … In […]
When I ask people, “Why do you want to lose weight?” people often say, “Health and better energy.” While this may be true, it is often not the primary reason (or solo reason) that they want to lose weight. They […]
On the one hand maybe I’m being overly dramatic by stating that these 6 Supermarket Food Safety Tips CAN save your life; but on the other hand, maybe they can and maybe they will!!! At the very least, they can […]
Did you know that saliva and its resident enzymes are serving both to liquefy and break down the food in your mouth, those morsels that you’ve been chewing on? It’s true and it’s a good thing. Because the longer you […]
This week’s GET JIGGY SUNDAY WEIGHT LOSS JIGSAW PUZZLE in inspired by “The Empress,” one of the major arcana cards in the Tarot. The traditional Empress is filled with love and pregnant with possibility, as is the Modern Day Empress! […]
Today is National Donut Day. Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts are giving away ‘free’ donuts, but are they really free??? National Donut Day was created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor American women who served donuts to soldiers […]
When Do You Put the Fork down, down, down? How do you know when you are sated? Today, I am going to lay out some simple steps that will help you to STOP EATING!!! (Unless, of course you are legitimately […]
Here follows some very interesting information about your skin, and five (5) ‘natural recipes’ for skin care, guaranteed to help you glow healthy, AND – major weight loss bonus here – if you utilize these recipes at night, after dinner, […]
I think, or at least, I hope that we can all agree that weight gain and weight loss begins in the mind. Our actions follow our thoughts, as our character is the sum of our thoughts. As a plant miraculously […]
Your favorite Dysfunctional Chef is celebrating Memorial Day with a National Burger Weekend! However, she’s not just sharing any old burger; she’s sharing her best secret salmon burger recipe, loaded with healthy ingredients and bursting with taste! You can fire […]
Did you know that when we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of hormones? One of these is Cortisol, which gives us the biochemical strength we need to fight or flee […]
Last week, we went out for brunch. (We, as in my immediate, non-extended family.) People (as in them) ordered some very ‘heavy’ dishes, one of which was Huevos Rancheros with Nachos, beautifully served, with sides of beans, guacamole, etc. (Sorry, […]
“In this day and age, people’s lives are filled with so much stress and activities,” says Kathleen Thurston, a Buddhist meditation instruction and Feng Shui consultant …. “that we actually think that multi-tasking is an asset. Yet it is just […]
Most everyone appreciates a compliment, a word of encouragement, and a bit of recognition. I know, I do! Someone said something nice to me today and it made all the difference. (Thank you kind stranger!) Positive and encouraging comments build […]
Having a MELTDOWN? Feeling moody? Irritable? Uptight? Having difficulty making decisions? Can’t relax? Before you head to the fridge, watch this video!!! Slim Down While You Laugh It Up!!! Spread the word … NOT the icing, Janice Taylor wise […]
In honor of Cinco de Mayo, here are two (not one but two!!!) Kick Tush recipes from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens! They are simple, easy, fast, delish … and perfect for your Cinco Celebration! Corn Salsa Ingredients: […]
Seriously, what do YOU do when the chips, or the cookies, or the candy or the whatever calls your name? Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, has a simple answer to this very complicated question! Slim down while […]
Here, Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach (that’s me) tells us that getting back on the weight loss bandwagon is but one simple step away! That’s right … just one step. One simple step! If you want to […]
Today, I thought I’d share a letter I received from one of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s readers/fans! Melissa is in need of help. I’ve offered my advice. Please feel free to weigh-in below. All support greatly appreciated! Dear OLofWL […]
It’s all in the interpretation. What is the Rabbit really saying to the Queen? Is the “Be My Valentine” invitation infused with love or laced with sarcasm? Is the Queen’s response accepting or rejecting? Weigh in! What’s your take??? Love vs. Sarcasm?
What does Groundhog Day have to do with weight loss? Our Lady of Weight Loss says, “All roads lead to weight loss!” If the winter is getting you down, you might eat! If you are longing for spring, you might make an extra trip to the fridge. If it’s grey outside and/or snowing, you may turn to food to add color to your life! Here follow 9 Groundhog Day Quotes for you to chew on, as you smile and stay steady on your healthy living journey!
Here you go, this week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle from Our Lady of Weight Loss, guaranteed to keep your hands and mind busy; and to keep you out of the kitchen! Enjoy.
MaryJo confessed that she frequently, throughout the day and sometimes into the
night visits her refrigerator, tugging on its doors – opening and closing them – peering in the vegetable bins and sometimes the freezer.
Yesterday, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its report on obesity in America. And guess what? We’re fatter than ever. On the one hand, it is shocking to find that to be the case. We’re trying so […]
It is sweltering hot – dangerously hot – in many areas of the States. Right here, on my block, it hit an all time high yesterday of 103 degrees! I ‘ran’ whatever errands I needed to ‘run’ at a crawl with a bottle of ice water in one hand and a ‘spritzer’ (a.k.a. spray bottle filled with ice water) in the other! Here, I share my best 7 Simple Summertime BEAT the HEAT Strategies.
Did you know? Today is “There’s a Hole in Your Bucket Day.” How will you fill your hole? OR … will you continue to let your happiness, energy, vitality … and well, your life, just leak on out? Contemplate that while you work on your “Get Jiggy JigSaw Sunday Weight Loss Puzzle” from none other than … Our Lady of Weight Loss.
Today is Chewing the FAT TUESDAY with Our Lady of Weight Loss. Readers write in and she answers!
In a nutshell, in order to have optimal mental health, we need to take care of our bodies. Do you know how to best take care of your body? Our Lady of Weight Loss offers a Kick in the Tush!
Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, asks a simple question, “If not NOW, when?” Take the Quick Weight Loss Quiz and find out when, indeed!
Did you know that today, May 10, is Clean Up Your Room Day? I invite you to join with Janice Taylor, Our Lady of Weight Loss and all the Tuskateers who are knocking out
three birds with one stone. Burn calories, lose weight, and live clean!
From the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens … here follows two of my best Our Lady of Weight Loss approved Cinco de Mayo recipes. A bit tweaked, but still celebratory! Enjoy!!!
Before we get all sucked in by the salacious headlines that our President had an affair with campaign aide Vera Baker, let’s look at the ‘facts,’ and remember to focus on our priorities.
I was talking to one of my star weight loss clients (you are all stars), who has permanently lost over 35 pound. Yes, JB is thrilled about that, but she is still having difficulty loving herself, because she’s kind of down on her thighs. They are not perfect thighs. They are not stick thin thighs like you see in the magazines; they are not air-brushed thighs. After an interesting conversation that was filled with aha moments, I decided to share a few tips on how to love yourself, love your thighs.
This week’s “Get Jiggy Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzle” is inspired by the Vernal Equinox. At precisely 1:32 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (17:32 Universal Time), the Sun will cross directly over the Earth’s equator. In the Northern Hemisphere, with open arms; in the Southern Hemisphere, autumn arrives. Ponder that while you keep your hands and mind busy working Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle!!! A miracle cure if ever there was one!
Knowing full well that water is the healing elixir of all time, I have been on a mega-water kick, telling any and all who will listen to me that it’s important – actually crucial to drink water.
Our thoughts and words create our realities. They determine what we focus on, how we direct our attention, and how we use our mental and emotional energies. What words do you use? How to they inform, color and create your reality?
Today is Albert Einstein’s birthday, as well as Pi Day – an opportunity to revel in Pi, not Pie – and the theory of relativity. Relatively speaking, of course.
For those of us who are hooked on watching the Academy Awards, because we love movies, the glitz of Hollywood, or just because it is a time-honored tradition, here follow some of ‘award-wininng’ quotes from last night’s Oscars.
Happiness is a new supermarket overflowing with fresh fruit and vegetables! Join Dysfunctional Chef, Janice Taylor, as she whips up a Strawberry and Arugula Salad to die for. Simply delish!
Life and Wellness Coach and fun expert, Janice Taylor, shares with you quick, effective and oh yes – fun – ways to boost your energy! Join in on the laughter.
Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, has a few “outside the donut box” weight loss tips that will blow your mind and melt the fat cells that include turning your bathroom into a meditation center, art gallery and no food zone! Tune in, melt fat!
From Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach: This week’s JigSaw puzzle was inspired by my exploring ‘aspirin.’ A puzzle of its own kind! Who should take aspirin, how much, does it prevent heart attacks, strokes?
Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, turns to Marion Nestle, Ph.D., author of Food Politics and What to Eat, to get the skinny on sugar.
Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal shares “The 3 Step Diet,” which inevitably leads you straight into the arms of a gooey grilled cheese sandwich!
Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares eight simple things that you can add to your daily routine that will burn an extra 100 calories. Think about it. If you do one of these things each day, rotating them if you like, at the end of one year you will have burned off 10 pounds.
Do want to once and for all get a grip on the food and weight thing? Do you want to feel comfortable in your body? Do you want to wake up happy and energized? Do you want to stop comparing yourself to others? Do you want to stop worrying about what others are thinking about you? Do you want to stop feeling inadequate? Do you want to feel self-confident? The answer to your problem is here!
Do you want to live a life you love?
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!!!
Alice asked, “Which road do I take?” The Cheshire Cat answered, “Where do you want to go?” Alice said, “I don’t know.” “Then,” said the Cheshire cat, “it doesn’t matter. If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach asks, “What road will you take? Do you know where you are going?”
Please join with me and Our Lady of Weight Loss as we wish all those who celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception a lovely and joyous holiday.
There’s water on the Moon. Join with Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, as we raise our water glasses and toast our dreams! (No Butter)
Were you born under a lucky star? Is luck a random event? A force that brings good fortune or adversity? Or, is luck is the product of our own mental focus and attitudes? Here, Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, present 13 Ways to Activate LUCK!
Are you ready to take 21 simple steps towards better health and total happiness? If yes, then join with Beliefnet’s Fresh Living blogger, Holly Rossi, as she walks the talk and talks the walk.
Have you made giving up sugar year after year? Have you tried giving up the three c’s (cookies, cakes and candy) over and over again? Were you up-ended by a deep and inexplicable craving for Dulce de Leche Caramel Haagen Dazs ice cream? Are you a sugar addict?
When Bird Bird comes knocking on your holiday door, will you scoff ‘em down or savor the flavor? Our Lady of Weight Loss offers tips on How to Wake Up Thinner!
Never too thin. Never too rich. Never too famous? Now casting: 100 Lost, a hit cable network is looking for people to lose weight for money. Just how much would it take for you to jump on the weight loss bandwagon and stay there?!
I just had a great AHA! as I was talking with “Our Lady of Weight Loss” Janice Taylor. She was talking about the fact that many of us see weight loss as difficult. She says, “weight loss is as difficult as you make it.” Ding, ding, ding, light bulbs went off in my head.
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