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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Showing Up Matters!

How will YOU Show UP Today?  How will YOU Create Your Today?  Weight questions, indeed! While food is obviously an integral part of permanent weight removal (a.k.a. weight loss, slimming down), the secret to your success is heavily linked to […]

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

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

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

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

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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Promises? Promises?

We are one month into the New Year. One month into our resolutions. One month into our promises. That’s right. We promised ourselves a myriad of things, which may include: to lose weight, to exercise more, to de-clutter, to stop […]

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

A few years ago, I started a fun Thanksgiving tradition! I asked those who would be celebrating with us to email me their favorite Thanksgiving quote a few days prior to the festivities, giving me to time to get my […]

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

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

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

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Zero Will Power? 100% Fat? Seriously?

On this fabulous, Kick Tush Tuesday, I am sharing with you an email that I suspect a great many of us can relate to.  So read on, relate to, ingest, tell your truth, and then…levitate through life with me!  Sometimes […]

Feed Your Soul: How to Make Better Choices

Sometimes we do things, both consciously and unconsciously, that we imagine will soothe, comfort and feed our souls, while in fact, they do not.   Instead, these acts, these experiences that we create knock us off balance; these acts pull us […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – A Righteously Roasted Vegetable Stew

I went wild at the supermarket yesterday, filling up my cart with a beautiful assortment of colorful vegetables.  And then…when I arrived home, in Antioxidant Girl style, I unpacked the reusable grocery bags, chopped, sliced, cubed, sprinkled, baked and ate…healthy! […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Chocolate Lovers: 10 Ways to Sacred Roots, Love and Sex

A great many of us are chocolate lovers and have been known to indulge and sometimes even over-indulge. One modest square of chocolate leads to another, and while we fight the urge, in the end, we mysteriously find ourselves holding […]

FEED YOUR SOUL, Change Your Weight: Pray with the Rocks, the Pebbles, the Sand

In anticipation and preparation for my next workshop, “Feed Your Soul: Change Your Weight,” I’ve committed to listing 10 Ways to Feed Your Soul each week from now until the workshop, which is scheduled to begin on September 16 – […]

Weight Loss Tip: How to Read the Restaurant Menu

  This morning, one of my star clients (you are all stars) said to me, “Janice, your restaurant tip did the trick.  I’ve not been able to make good choices, but now I can!” What advice had I given my […]

KICK in the TUSH CLUB Tuesday: 6 Tips – How Genes Affect Your Weight

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. ~ Andre Gide Hello and How’s It Goin’ ??? … Tushkateers !!!  Last night, I got to ‘thinking!!!’ (Imagine that!!!) […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: The WORST Thing that could happen …

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 […]

Dysfunctional Chef: How to … Hard Boil [Easter] Eggs the RIGHT WAY!

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 […]

The Ten Commandments of Permanent Weight Loss (revised edition 2012)

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 […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Pasta with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

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, […]

Weight Loss Motivation: 9 Quotes that Light the Fires of Acceptance

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 […]

Play: Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle and Lose – The Grackle, Wi-Wi-Wi-Wi-Wheep

  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 […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Rosemary Beef Hash

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 […]

13 Steps: A Guide to Mindful Nighttime Eating

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, […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: The universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.

We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will.  Incredible.  The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one.  Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts. […]

Chewing the Fat: Fatter than Ever?

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: What’s Weighing YOU Down?

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); […]

Chewing the Fat: What to do when FOOD Calls Your Name???

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: STOP Trying to Be Positive

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 […]

Best e-Course: You 2012 – Luminous Authenticity

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 […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss e-CARDS: You May Never Lick Cake

  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 […]

End Emotional Eating: 6 Steps Toward Healthy Thinking!

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 […]

QUIZ: Are YOU a Food Addict?

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 […]

Holiday Coupon: Free Food

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? […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Clementine Soup

Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling Clementine!   Clementines are in season! Yesterday, when I walked into the supermarket and saw the boxes of clementines piled high, I nearly cried tears of  joy.  I mean it!!!  I heart […]

VIDEO: 8 steps – How to Get Back on the Weight Loss Wagon NOW!!!

  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 […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Mindful Candy Diet

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday : 4 Letter Words that weigh us down, down, down

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 […]

Dysfunctional Chef – 10 Summer Recipes

Want to whip up some soul-satisfying dishes that will keep your summer eating fresh and your weight in check?  Of course!  Who wouldn’t want that? It’s time for me to share my favorite summer recipes with you.  I permanently removed […]

8 Positive Things You Can Accomplish in 30 Seconds

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 […]

4 “Disappointing” Quotes that Inspire???

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 […]

The Most Powerful Weight Loss Tool is yours…

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, […]

Where is my solar plexus? And why should I care?

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 […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Most Delish Vegetable Quesadilla ever!

A few weeks ago, I happened upon Tumaro’s Gourmet Tortilla Wraps in the market.  They are low-in-calorie, low-in-carbs, low-in-fat, so I thought, “Hey, what the heck, I’ll give ’em a go!”  And guess what!  Not only do Tumaro’s wraps fit […]

National Donut Day – Krispie Kreme and Dunkin Donuts give away ‘free’ donuts? Free? Really?

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 […]

4 Steps: End Emotional Overeating

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 […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Huevos Rancheros Breakfast

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, […]

JigSaw Sunday – Coco Chanel says it best!

Today’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JIGSAW Puzzle was inspired by an amazing quote from Coco Chanel! “Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.” ~ C.C. While that used to be true and still may be […]

Stay Fat Tuesday – Are you stressed out and hungry?

There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self-expression. ~ Garson Kanin Stressed out and hungry? When we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of hormones. […]

JigSaw Sunday: Antioxidant Girl (new kind of super hero)

                      Today’s GET JIGGY, JigSaw Weight Loss puzzle was inspired by my new juicer! I’ve wanted one for quite sometime and yesterday!  Finally, I purchased one! And then headed straight […]

Emotional Eating: In the Mood for Love, Love, Love???

Want to hear something funny?  Yes, of course, you do!  And yes, the funny thing will bring us to love, love, love! My brother, whose primary residence is Dublin, told me that when he shared with his Irish friends that […]

Dysfunctional Chef Friday: Strawberry and Apple Crumble

While shopping at our local grocery store, I eyed a display of strawberries. Strawberries, big red delicious, strawberries, piled high into the sky! True enough! Even though strawberry season is from June to mid-August, new farming methods extend its season from now (right now) till mid-December!

JigSaw Sunday: Lover Boy Gus, at your service…

Today’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by Asgara GUS, my new best and most delicious friend. Gus, as I like to call him, all talk, lanky and straight up – if you know what I mean – has an interesting history and when baked just right is out right scrumptious. Click on, lose weight. It’s that easy!

Are you at risk for these diseases?

37 percent of Americans have cardiovascular disease.
34 percent of U.S. adults have hypertension.
36 percent have pre-hypertension. …. read on

RISE and GRIND WEDNESDAY: Herbal Remedy

Wake Up Happy! Research shows that gardening has the power to change your mood, lower your blood pressure, improve the quality of air, alleviate depression, and increase levels of happiness.

Motivational Monday: The 10 Truths about Chocolate

Since a great many of us are chocolate lovers and have been known to indulge and sometimes even over-indulge, I thought I’d share The 10 Truths of the Power of Chocolate that can help to (moderately) indulge, savor the flavor, incorporate, live with and love chocolate on a daily basis, as you stay healthy, wealthy and wise! Sounds good, yes? Great!!

JigSaw Sunday: The Our Lady of Fish Oil Cure

Click Thru this JIGSAW Sunday puzzle and learn about the fish oil cure! Innovative, fun weight loss from the Janice Taylor, your weight loss success coach/weight loss artist.

Dysfunctional Chef Friday: American Idol White Bean Stew

Last night, while watching Hollywood Week on American Idol, I whipped up a batch of my best White Bean Stew. Just as Casey Abrams’ was up at the mike, singing and a strumming “Georgia On My Mind,” I was dishing out the bean stew (with a simple salad). It was extraordinary! The stew, the salad and Casey Abrams.

Rise & Grind Wednesday: Best Wake Up Ever – Acupressure Your Brain

If it’s Wednesday, it’s time to Rise and Grind! AND if you want to give a positive jolt to your morning, then try this quick scalp and facial massage.

JigSaw Sunday: St. Valentine Tale – the Rabbit and the Queen

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?

Rise & Grind Wednesday: Adopt a Morning Mantra … watch the fat melt away

Imagine waking up happy, starting the day with a smile on your face! You slip on your cozy slippers and make your way into the kitchen, where you are met with a hot bowl of steel cut oats, a bowl of fresh fruit, a poached egg perhaps (yum, I’m getting hungry). You sit at the table and before you eat (and/or afterwards – your choice) you chant your morning mantra and the fat mysteriously melts away!!!

JigSaw Sunday: Coffee and Aspirin Cures Hangover

Once you’ve downed the mighty coffee and aspirin duo, sit and click through this Get Jiggy puzzle! A simple and mindless way to get your brain back in gear! AND … bonus folks .. clicking burns calories!! Best Weight Loss Puzzle EVER!

JigSaw Sunday: the Queen of Knives cuts to the core

Get Jiggy Weight Loss Sunday is here! Today, the Queen of Knives has some inspiring words to share with us.

Cook with Me Friday: Fried? Crunchy Zucchini and Tomato

This recipe may seem too easy to be good, but it’s not. Too easy that is … It is GOOD! Yum delicious, healthy and Our Lady of Weight Loss approved!!! Straight from one of the best cooking magazines ever ….

Want to Breeze Through Menopause?

Whether you are menopausing, peri-menopausing, post-menopausing or NOT, you’ll want to tune into one of the best ever, breeze-through-life interviews with Janice Taylor and Lela Bryan of Menopause Summit 2. Slim Down While You Laugh It Up.

JigSaw Puzzle Sunday: Click on the Six of Spoons (based on the Tarot)

The Six of Spoons appears when you are ready (or almost ready) to receive the reward you deserve! from Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, Weight Loss Success Coach … a fun, creative and inspired way to weigh less!

In 2011: Secret Ingredient to Feel Better, Looking Fab & Reigning in the Riches

In 2011, Feel Better, Look Better, Make Money! Did you know that bosses are 12% more likely to promote people who smile a lot?

JigSaw Sunday: The Christmas Parrot invites you to “CLICK AWAY from the COOKIES.”

Clarissa, the Christmas Parrot and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, invite you to ‘click away from the Christmas Cookies’ and those pounds that accompany them! Weight Loss FUN and PLAY like never before!!! Enjoy!

Motivational Monday: The Ten Commandments … Holiday Edition from the patron saint of permanent fat removal

Before you throw your hands up in the air and say, “I can’t take it anymore. I’ll straighten up and eat right in January!” – Ho, Ho, Hold on there! Our Lady of Weight Loss to the rescue with her brilliant: The Ten Commandments-Holiday Edition!!!

Diet Tip Tuesday: Escape to Sleep

I recently had the pleasure of meeting herbologist, sleep expert, and creator of “Escape to Sleep” tonic, Geraldine O’Keefe. Because I know that getting the right amount of restful sleep is an important part of permanent weight loss, as well as an integral part of our mental health, I asked Geraldine to please impart some sleep wisdom upon me (so that I could pass it on to you)! If you want to live longer, be productive, mentally sharp, emotionally balanced, and full of energy all the day long, then read on!

Thanksgiving Quotes and Prayers for Your Table

From Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, a fun Thanksgiving craft project that’s easy and will bring a smile to your face! … A few years ago, I started a fun Thanksgiving tradition! I asked those who would be celebrating with us to email me their favorite Thanksgiving quote a few days prior to the festivities, giving me to time to get my creative juices in gear!

Diet Tip Tuesday: Thanksgiving Survival Guide

What will you bring to Thanksgiving that can help you navigate the screaming children? What will you bring that will keep you strong and able to say ‘no thank you’ to the heavily spiked Egg Nog when the slings and arrows of miss-communication are being sent your way? Seriously?!

Cook with Me Friday: Thanksgiving Walnut Pâté

From the Our Lady of Weight Loss Kitchens … Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Success Coach and chef extraordinaire shares, “Eureka! I’ve found the perfect Thanksgiving pâté recipe! It is an amazingly delicious, traditional dish with a twist.”

Rise & Grind Wednesday – Don’t Should On Me!

Think about how often the word “should” comes up in your thoughts. “I should do this; I should do that. I must do this; I must do that. I have to do this; I have to do that.” All day long, we are shouting (yes, SHOUTING) orders at ourselves.

Diet Tip Tuesday: Breathe deeply

Breathing provides many of the same benefits that exercise does, and it will aid weight loss. Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t exercise. I am saying that breathing will enhance your ability to exercise, in addition to help you burn fat!

Motivational Monday: 3 Keys to Listening to Your Body

When leading a workshop at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, my question to the group – “How do you know when you are sated?” – was met with dead silence. People looked at me like I was from Mars. I asked again, “How do you know when you sated? You know, when you are no longer hungry. How do you know when it’s time to stop eating?” “Ohhhhh …” said one of the participants. “When the Biggest Loser is over.”

Diet Tip Tuesday: Freeze Your Fat

Utterly useful diet tips from the patron saint of permanent fat removal… Our Lady of Weight Loss. Today … Want to wake up fast? Force the toxins and oils out of your skin? And … Give your metabolize a boost?

Motivational Monday – How to Change in 30 Seconds

Could it be that we are all that busy? So busy, rushed and stressed that we seriously don’t have time to breathe? Or think? Or reflect? Or take care of ourselves? As one of my star coaching clients – S. Tar. (yes, that is her real name) says, “We are not human beings; we are human runnings. I want to stop running; and start being.”

Sunday Weight Loss Puzzle: Time is but a stream I go a-fishin’ in.

Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, Time to Be Happy, is inspired by the ‘time’ change. While adjusting the time, take the time to be happy!

The Truth: Sweet Potato Season, a good thing?

Now that Thanksgiving is around the corner and we have entered the Sweet Potato Season, I thought I’d serve up some shocking news about the sweet potato. Are you ready? Brace yourself.

8 Halloween Tips: The Kid Candy Connection

We now know that the USDA suggests including 250 discretionary calories per day in our food plans; and that ingesting copious amount of candy on Halloween far exceeds that amount. We are now hip to nutrients. We now want to purposefully create a fun, healthy and happy Halloween for our children.Instead of mindlessly gobbling the candy down, here are a few tips on how to make this Halloween a safe and healthy one!

Diet Tip Tuesday: 9 Halloween Healthy Ways to Start the Season with a Svelte Smile

Halloween, and its platters full of candy, is also the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season. For many that means that the season within which the healthy living goes out the window with ghosts and goblins and 7 extra pounds are delivered to thy stomach, thighs and hips is upon us! Is that what really want? To be out of control? Padding your body with another 7 extra pounds? OR … would you like to start the holiday season witha self-loving svelte smile?

Halloween Calorie Chart: How many calories in that candy corn?

Halloween is 6 days away! Our Lady of Weight Loss thought a calorie chart might come in handy. See what you are getting yourself.

Cook with Me Friday: Blood Orange Halloween

As we get closer and closer to Halloween, I am beginning to think ‘orange’ … ‘blood orange,’ thus this very colorful, juicy and 5 yum delish recipe! Blood Orange Halloween and Jicama Salad from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchen.

Another Diet Pill Bites the Dust: Meridia Pulled Off the Shelves

I researched Meridia and found that there was a link between this drug and the risk of heart attack and stroke. In addition, I discovered that the drug had already been recalled in Europe, after a research report known as SCOUT (Sibutramine Cardiovascular Outcomes Trial) was published. …. read on!

JigSaw Sunday: Do you suffer from Fat-Suit-Aphobia?

According to the American Psychiatric Association, “a phobia is an irrational and excessive fear of an object or situation. In most cases, the phobia involves a sense of endangerment or a fear of harm.” For example, those suffering from fat-suit-aphobia fear being trapped in a fat suit, never being able to realize their full potential.

Ward Off Depression with Pumpkin Seeds

Studies in the US show that pumpkin seeds may help reduce hormone damage to the prostate, which in turn lessens the risk of developing prostate cancer. They’ve been used in certain areas of Europe to treat learning disorders. In China, pumpkin seeds are used to ward off depression, and pumpkin seed oil has been used for treatment of prostatitis.

Diet Tip Tuesday: Drop the Excuse

Last month, I spoke at a healthy eating conference and, once again, during the Q&A part of my presentation, people began to toss out the whys and wherefores and their reasons as to how it is that they cannot lose weight. Once we made the distinction because real reasons and excuses, the proverbial light bulb began to snap, crackle, pop. And then, miracle of all miracles ….

Sunday Weight Loss Puzzle: Our Lady of the Remarkable Body

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle from Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, is all about being grateful for your remarkable body! And remember, clicking burns calories. Enjoy your puzzle!

Fast Weight Loss on National Coffee Day

Coffee, the most popular drink in America – next to water – may help some lose weight as it increases the number of calories you burn per hour by 44%! Caffeinated coffee increases your metabolism. Cuppa Joe, be mine!

JigSaw Sunday: Transform Your Thighs

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.

7 Quotes: The Essence of Being Human

Here’s what you need to know about the essence of being human. You are important. You are valuable. Your core self is unique and fundamentally right and whole and complete. Complete in the sense that you arrive into this world ‘fully loaded,’ fully equipped with what you need. There is nothing ‘only’ about you!

Gaining Weight: Don’t know why?

Sometimes when people gain weight, they are totally baffled, puzzled, befuddled, and mystified. They are sure that they are doing everything right: consuming between 1,200 and 1,400 calories daily, exercising, thinking right, etc. They are on program, on plan, and on point BUT… the plan … it just ain’t a’workin’!

JigSaw Sunday: Can you have your cake and eat it, too?

Can you have your cake, eat it, too and lose weight? A tasty question to chew on from your Weight Loss Success Coach, Janice Taylor.

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup making you fat?

Figures from the USDA show a steady growth in consumption of high-fructose corn syrup: from zero pounds in 1966 to 62.6 pounds per person in 2001. These statistics correspond with the rapid rise in obesity. Coincidence?

Sunday Weight Loss Puzzle: If you met Betty Crocker on the street, what would you say?

If you met Betty Crocker while on your way to weighing less, what would you say when she offered you a slice of strawberry shortcake?

Cook with Me Friday: Eggplant Hummus

Today, I am excited to bake up and blend up an amazingly delicious, healthy dish for a couple of reasons. Not only is this recipe easy to make and overflowing with nutrients, it is made with eggplant – a vegetable. And just today, yet another study reported that Americans are not eating enough vegetables.
Not only is this recipe easy to make and overflowing with nutrients, it is made with eggplant – a vegetable. And just today, yet another study reported that Americans are not eating enough vegetables.

BBQ: Best Bang for Your Calorie Buck

Yes, I am still talking about what to eat this weekend! Why? Because my in-box is flooded with emails from y’all asking me ‘what to eat?’ ‘what to bring?’ How to survive it!!!
I say, enjoy it! Make good, healthy choices and grill on!

Is your brain making you fat?

As we head into this holiday weekend, we need to understand that our pre-frontal cortex has a limited supply of energy. Every time we use our ‘veto power’ to say ‘no, thank you’ to the multitude of foods that will inevitably be offered to us, hot off the grill, we are dipping into our limited supply of mental energies. What to do? How to sustain our resolve throughout the weekend? Read on!

Labor Day: Best BBQ Recipes Ever!

Janice Taylor, Life & Weight Loss Success Coach is excited to share her two favorite BBQ recipes that are simply splendid and Our Lady of Weight Loss approved. 5 Yum Delish!

Diet Tip Tuesday: Are you a Weight Loss Pessimist or Optimist?

Holy Guacamole! Who would have thunk it? According to researchers at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, dieters with an optimistic view and high hopes for a thinner future are less likely to lose weight than their pessimistic counterparts. Optimists have […]

You Say Tomato, I Say Kumato

Always in search of a new fruit or vegetable, you can imagine my delight when this morning, while squeezing fruit at the Olive Market (125th street between Madison and Fifth Avenues), I stumbled upon the mysterious Kumato.

Our Lady of Weight Loss JigSaw Sunday: Slow Down, Are you losing too fast?

This week’s Our Lady of Weight Loss Jigsaw Weight Loss Art puzzle was inspired by the Simon & Garfunkel song, “Feeling Groovy.” Designed to keep you motivated and smiling.

11 Eating Styles: What does yours say about you?

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, she who has devoted a great deal of time to examining the way in which people eat, there are 10 basic eating styles – from Gulp n’ Go to Totally Beige to the Food Architect. Which style is yours?

Our Lady of Weight Loss Tarot: the Sun

The Sun is considered a positive card that reflects happiness, vitality, self-confidence, energy, joy and success. The conscious mind prevails over the unconscious. When the conscious mind says “no, thank you” to the devil’s food, the unconscious mind no longer tries to pull you in a different direction.

Is your Mouth of Chi blocked or blessed?

Prior to learning about the Mouth of Chi, I confess that I hadn’t give much thought to the importance of entry points, nor had I even considered my physical mouth an entry point or boundary. Now, with a different level of awareness, I will be mindful and give more thought and meaning to what I put in my mouth and what comes out of it.

New Study: Would you rather have sex or lose weight?

The Nutrisystem Diet Index™ report details our ongoing obsession with weight loss and all the counterintuitive things that we are willing to give up to lose weight or willing to do to lose weight.

Diet Tip Tuesday: Go Greek (recipe included)

A recent study in the British Medical Journal reports that people who follow a Mediterranean-style diet – that features fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, fish and olive oil – may lower their risk of death.

Our Lady of Weight Loss Tarot: The Hermitess

The Hermitess stands alone in her trust that she can nurture herself. She understands that it is time to choose a path that moves her away from comfort foods, away from society’s view on food, diet and body type and size and towards her own compelling future.

Is your FAT story true?

Donna said, “I love to cook for my family for the holidays and I’m not giving it up. My mother didn’t cook or bake for us during the holidays when I was a kid, and I’d always wanted her to. So, I cook up and bake up a storm each and every year for my family, and I am not going to stop! My kids, my husband, everyone – they love it. And, I repeat, I am not giving it up!”

Diet Secrets from the Fridge: Eat More. Consume Less.

Even though I know that you know, even thought you’ve heard it before, I feel compelled to revisit breakfast, because even after forty years of breakfast related studies, showing without a shadow of a doubt that kick-starting your day with breakfast is the thing to do – you’re not!

Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. Who’s fat?

Did Bill lose those 15 pounds or permanently remove them? Will he find them again? Will they move back in? Here, your Weight Loss Coach, Janice Taylor weighs-in on the difference between wedding weight loss and permanent fat removal!

Big Butt: Tushkateer Loses 57 Pounds

I know that you are all looking for the magic bullet; a pill that will kill your appetite, cravings and send you on the fast track to Sveltesville. BUTT … if it’s too good to be true, it IS too good to be true. Read how this Tushkateer lost 57 pounds with the help of a magic bullet, BUT found it, again! that’s one big BUTT!

Diet Tip: Lose 4.5 pounds

I don’t know about you, but I just love a good, juicy diet tip that is NOT about what I can’t eat! Here, from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, an easy way to weigh less!

Still fat? Why?

Food for Thought: If you don’t know the person who resides underneath the fat, if you so closely identify with the excess layers, if the fat is protecting ‘you’ in any way, shape or form, it is difficult to imagine any other weigh or way.

Get Jiggy Sunday JigSaw Puzzle: BEST DIET TIP EVER

This week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Puzzle will not only keep your hands and mind busy and out of the kitchen, but it will reveal one of the best diet secrets ever!

Heatwave: 7 Simple BEAT the HEAT Summertime Strategies

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.

The Baby Food Diet: Fad or Fab?

We prefer mindless dieting to mindful eating. We want someone to tell us what to do. Serve up a simple plan, if you will. We intellectually understand that there is no ‘magic bullet,’ but we still cling to the hope that there is one. And, so we are willing to entertain yet another fad diet. Enter the picture …

Sunday JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle: Butter Fly A Weigh, 3 Fats a Day

It’s Jigsaw Sundae (oops, Freudian slip) … Sunday! Our Lady of Weight Loss here with your weekly Get Jiggy, Keep Your Hands Busy puzzle!

Weight Loss Myths and Lies

A bunch of years ago I stumbled upon Nancy, the star of Ernie Bushmiller’s comic strip of the same name, “Nancy.” As I remember it, Nancy was pictured with a box of cookies in one hand and a hammer in the other. Her aunt was yelling from another room. “Don’t spoil your appetite. Dinner will be ready soon.” To which Nancy replied, “I’m only eating the crumbs.”

Quick Weight Loss: What a smile can do for you!

Day 1 of my workshop entitled “Our Lady of Weight Loss enLIGHTens” was fabulous! On the one hand, it feels like we just got here, on the other hand, it feels as if we’ve all known each other forever!!! We’ve had deep and meaningful discussions about weight loss, reinvention and transformation. We worked through a good many issues and at the end of the day, there were big smiles all around. The good vibes from the smiles filled the room. The smile in it of itself was transformational! It got me to thinking about the importance of smiling. Did you know that …

Coach Yourself Thin: What if your current problem was no longer?

What if your current challenge was no longer a problem and you were free to live a life that you love? Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, coaching to you – live – from her workshop “Our Lady of Weight Loss enLightens!”

JigSaw Sunday: My 50-Pound Zen Weight Loss Secret

If you want to permanently lose weight, remove those pounds, experience freedom from food obsession, then read this! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares the true secret of her 50 pounds victory!

13 Summertime Tips: Freeze Your Fat Tush, Eat Berries, Lose Weight.

Is summertime weight loss different than winter weight loss? The simple answer is, “Yes!” On the upside, there’s a plethora of fresh fruits and veggies ready for the taking, air-conditioning can freeze your fat off (see tip #2), and taking an early morning walk is a pleasurable experience. On the downside, it’s bathing suit season. To that end ..

Simon Monjack, Brittany Murphy’s husband found dead

Were prescriptions drugs involved in Simon Monjack’s shocking death? Learn more about our country’s fastest growing addiction.

Bob Dylan’s Birthday Song – The ‘Scales’ They Are a Changin’

Our Lady of Weight Loss has a special connection to Bob Dylan! Seriously, no joke, truly. They go way back or weigh back, all the way back to 2001, when Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Coach (that’s me) first rolled out of bed (literally) and set off on her journey to Sveltesville. A fun side to Bob that he never knew existed?

Quick Weight Loss Quiz: When to lose weight?

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!

Weight Loss Tip: Clean Up Your Room Day

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!

Mother’s Day Tribute: A Video (of and for my 94 year old mom)

This morning, as I gather my ‘stuff’ (camera, gift for mom, healthy snacks) to head off into the sunrise to visit my 94 year-young mother, I am reminded of this video that I shot 2 short years ago. Not much has changed. My mother still sits in her apartment, doing her solo act. She did finally stop driving herself to and fro the supermarket this past year. She said it was like having a limb chopped off, but she felt it necessary. Her reflexes aren’t exactly what they used to be, and she certainly didn’t want to put anyone else in danger. Brava that she came to this conclusion on her own!

Starbucks Happy Hour

It’s Happy Hour at Starbucks! Happy and half priced (but not half the calories) Frappuccinos for all! Guess how many calories?

How to Love Your Thighs: 5 tips

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.

Get Jiggy Sunday: 6 Dog Quotes & 1 Dog Listening

This week’s Get Jiggy Sunday JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle was inspired by the dogs that jumped into the water fountain at St. Phillips Square in Tucson today. Bravo Doggies!!!

The Diet Dance: Vogue – Sue Sylvester Style (video alert)

If Sue Sylvester, the fictional character played by actress Jane Lynch in the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee, can “Vogue,” why not you? Watch the video, Vogue with Sue Sylvester and burn calories!

Jennifer Hudson Loses It

I hear tell that Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson is losing it! Pounds that is!
Jennifer, on behalf of WeightWatchers, kicked off a national ad campaign last Sunday “I decided to do Weight Watchers. I feel like I’ve conquered the world.” says the lovely and voluptuous Jennifer. In addition to getting the big payola …

How to Stop Suffering: Forgive and Move On

You have done something (perhaps you ate the entire bag of chips before you even got to the check-out counter), thought something (you want chocolate more than anything and will do anything – even drive 50 miles if you have to – to get your hands on a bar, especially dark chocolate), or felt something (you feel sad and lonely now that Betty Crocker no longer lives with you) . . .that you believe to be ‘bad.’

Sandra Bullock Pregnancy Rumors

The ‘Sandra Bullock pregnancy’ rumors have taken off like wildfire, the Internet ablaze. Reports are admittedly coming from unreliable sources …

How to Train Your Dragon. Hunger, Appetite, Weight

People say, “I really don’t understand why I am always hungry. It’s this crazy thing, like an alien has taken over.” People ask, “Can you shed ‘lite’ on this unexplained phenomenon? How can I slay the dragon? Or at least train my appetite dragon?”

Einstein Was Right: General Relativity and Your Bathroom Scale

Score one for Einstein and then score one for Our Lady of Weight Loss! Do you know what the scales really measure – scientifically that is?

American Idol: Crystal Bowersox Illness – Diabetes?

In an unprecedented move, American Idol flipped the boy/girl schedule this week. The boys were up on Tuesday night instead of Wednesday; and the girls sang live on Wednesday instead of Tuesday, creating time for the 24-year old Ohio mom Crystal Bowersox to recover from … what? Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, sheds light to Bowersox’ illness.

The JigSaw Puzzle Challenge: White Out (4 difficulty level)

Janice Taylor, weight loss artist and coach, visits MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) – a place where she spent several hours thinking about art, creativity (not food!). Here, she photographs an artist sketching the work of another artist. Artist to artist to artist. A creative passage. She hopes that you catch the Creative Weight Loss bug!

The Green Tea Diet: Miracle drink melts fat.

Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares information about the ‘green tea diet,’ sure to help you lose weight – fast!

The 21 Day Cure – Blow the fat cells out of your mind!

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?

Quick Weight Loss? With a snap?

Weight Loss Motivation 101: We can all relate to wanting things to change on a dime, to lose weight with the snap of a finger, can’t we? Our Lady of Weight Loss explains!

13 Tips – Jolt Your January Resolution

Hey! How IS that January resolution working for you? I’m wondering if you’re still on the wagon, or if you’ve fallen off the wagon, and then gotten back on again? Well, just in case you fell off and you’re feeling a bit bruised and discouraged and want some encouragement, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, have put together some really small baby steps that you can take today that will get you moving again!

Brad and Angelina $205 Million Breakup?

Say it’s not so! Are Brad and Angelina no more? Bradgelina over? Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal and Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, present a Sunday Puzzle for These Troubling Times!

Guilty? Suffering? Ready to let go?

Guilt can overwhelm us and block the rest of our emotions. In other words, you can become so consumed with feeling guilty that you are unable to fully feel joyful or fully feel dreadful! Are you ready to let go and MOVE ON?

Celebrity Weight: Victoria Beckham’s Thighs, Heart Disease and Premature Death

Are you thighs too small? A study conducted by the British Medical Journey of approximately 3,000 men and women between the ages of 35 to 65 with a thigh circumference of less than 23.6 inches “greatly increased” their risk of developing heart disease and dying prematurely!

National Popcorn Day – Make a popcorn frame!

It’s National Popcorn Day and rather than celebrating it by hitting the streets in search of a bucket or two of buttered caramel popcorn, I thought it the perfect opportunity to make a piece of Weight Loss Art™®!

What’s does your eating ‘style’ say about you?

According to Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, who has devoted a great deal of time to examining the way in which people eat, there are 10 basic eating styles. What does your style say about you? Something to chew on!

The War on Salt – 25% less or else

Unless you’re running marathons, swimming the British Channel or climbing mountains (in other words, engaging in arduous exercise in sweltering environments wherein you need extra sodium to compensate for the amount of fluids you’re sweating out), you should be thinking of ways to reduce your sodium intake.

Valerie Bertinelli – Goals and Motivation

What do Valerie Bertinelli and Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach have in common? Both have lost over 50 pounds; both agree that the word ‘maintenance’ isn’t very sexy? And both have some down home, solid advice on how to stay motivated for life!

The 21 Day Cure – Blow the fat cells out of your mind.

The 21 Day Cure: Blow the Fat Cells Out of Your Mind from your Weight Loss Coach, Janice Taylor, starts on Monday, January 11th. There’s still time to join with us as we blow the fat cells out of our minds!!! “Janice is a kooky genius …. see if her idiosyncratic plan works for you.” O, The Oprah Magazine

V Magazine’s “Size” Issue – voluptuous is in!

The up-coming “Size” issue of V Magazine, scheduled to hit the stands on January 14, is overflowing with a bevy of voluptuous beauties flaunting their feminine wiles. Plus-sized, scantily clad models work it as they model Guess jeans, Ralph Lauren and Versace. Check out the preview photos …

New Year Resolutions – 10 Tips On How to Get Going Again!

This morning at 8 a.m. Eastern time, Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach is headed to the Martha Stewart radio (Sirius) studios, where she will be chatting about New Year’s Resolutions with hosts Betsy and Kim. How it is that we make resolutions but often don’t follow through? Here are the 10 tips that Janice will be sharing on how to get going again!

Orange Bowl Diet: Lose 18 pounds

Did you know that you can lose up to 18 pounds in one year, just by changing your plate size? Smaller bowls equal smaller numbers of the Scales of Injustice. More diet tips from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal. Your gain is her pain!

Healing Foods – Cure All Recipe

Because a number of scientific studies have demonstrated that garlic is a ‘healing’ food and that regular consumption of said garlic cures our ills, I decided to load up on this aromatic vegetable like there’s no tomorrow, adding it in bulk to my recipes! Read on for the best Penne recipe ever!

In 2010: How to reduce stress, promote harmony, eliminate toxic energy and lose weight.

Diet Resolutions 2010: Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach and 50-pound big-time-loser is here to tell you that the best way to begin anew is to make sure that the energy in your home is supporting your new healthy eating and living style. Learn how to reduce stress, promote harmony, eliminate toxic energy and lose weight!

Happy New Year – 10 Simple Steps to Kick Start 2010

n honor of 2010, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Artist and author, pulled together 10 of your favorite Our Lady of Weight Loss blog spots from 2009! They range from covering something – anything – in chocolate!!! to spiritual weight loss tips from Suzie Winfrey??? Hmmm … an interesting top 10 list that is sure to get you moving in the best ever direction for 2010!

Blue Moon or Goal Moon Shines Bright on New Year’s Eve

Blue Moon is also known as a Goal Moon! Now, imagine the goal-setting power of a New Year’s Eve Blue Moon! This Blue Moon occurs every 19 years; the next won’t come again until December 31, 2028! I don’t know about you, but I am going to take full advantage of this phenomenon and set meaningful and doable goals!

21 Simple Steps to Living a Life You Love

Want to live a life you love? Here, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach shares her 21 Simple Steps to Living a Life You Love!

Target Day: Sledge Hammer Saturday

The SUN is square Saturn! What does this mean? As far as this novice can tell, it means that this is the last astrological “decision point” of the year.
It is time, YES – right now – heck you’ve got time to read this, so you must have a moment to do some internal gazing … to take a deep look into the world of your spirit, first; then your spirit … and then answer these questions!

Winter Solstice: Faith in Renewal

he Winter Solstice marks a central part of nature’s cycle. It is a time of new growth, rebirth and renewal. It is a reminder that in order to begin anew, the old must end.
It is the time of year when we pay homage to the darkness of life’s mysteries, while still keeping our faith. Spring will come again! Praise Be!!!

10 Stay FAT Holiday Diet Tips

Sometimes, people have to see the picture of failure before they can be motivated toward success! Tongue-in-cheek style, today, Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor give to you “10 Stay Fat Holiday Diet Tips” that are guaranteed to help you succeed in NOT losing weight this holiday season!!!

Thanksgiving Calorie Guide (printable, pocket-size!)

Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and Our Lady of Weight Loss together have created this Thanksgiving Calorie Guide just for you! Downloadable, printable, passable. Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Prayer

Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and Our Lady of Weight Loss, patron saint of permanent fat removal, together give to you today, a Thanksgiving Prayer like no other. Print it and pass it forward. Spread the joy and laughter. Happy Thanksgiving!

The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and Friendship

The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and Friendship is a must read. It speaks to loyalty, loss, and the ties that bind. These are the ingredients of The Recipe Club, a “novel cookbook” that combines an authentic story of friendship with more than 80 delicious recipes. Here, Janice Taylor, interviews Nancy Garfinkel and Andrea Israel, authors of this delightful and delish book!

Star Power: How to stir it up!

This week’s Get Down and Keep Those Hands Busy (and out of the candy bowl) JigSaw Puzzle: “Star Power” is brought to you by our country’s premiere Weight Loss Artist, Janice Taylor.

Friday the 13th: Your Lucky Day?

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!

Black Friday Deals 2009: Hot picks for the holidays

Our Lady of Weight Loss is on the prowl, looking for hot picks for under $20. See what she’s got cookin’ for us today!

Time Change – The official time is …

It’s time to change! Your clocks, your mind, your weight! Sunday fun from Our Lady of Weight Loss.

Happy Halloween: Candy Confessions

For those of us who have already ‘sinned,’ Our Lady of Weight Loss is here, up bright and early, available through-out the day to hear your Halloween Confession and forgive. Thank goodness, because – yes, this 50 pound big-time-loser has a confession and it’s only 8 a.m.!

Halloween Quotes: Eat, drink and be scary.

Our Lady of Weight Loss shares her favorite Halloween quotes and Halloween creativity with you, here, today! She invits you to think outside of the Halloween Candy Bag and find the fun in the accessories. The quotes, the movies, the costume, the laughter, the joy and the spookiness of it all!

Garlic: Health, spells, charms

Scientific studies show that garlic fights the common cold, lowers blood sugar levels and much more! Tune into Our Lady of Weight Loss for today’s weight loss wisdom!

Reality Bites: Living large in a small body.

The great Oscar Wilde once said, “One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead.” True enough, no? How will you lead your life today? Our Lady of Weight Loss wants to know!

Halloween Ghosts, Goblins, Pumpkins and more!

Janice Taylor, our country’s premiere Weight Loss Artist, shares “Halloween: October Orange,” a weight loss art jigsaw puzzle, guaranteed to keep your hands and mind busy! Yum de-lish!

Lose weight for money.

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?!

Spiritual Weight Loss … from Suzie Winfrey?

At the end of the day, both Oprah and Janice Taylor agree, “All you have to know is who you are.” Chew on that and join in the discussion.

Inside Personal Growth: Platterfuls of Spiritual Weight Loss

Greg Voisen host of Inside Personal Growth gets the skinny on permanent fat removal from no other than Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, she who permanently removed over 50 pounds. If you are in need of motivation, information and laughs, read on!

Diet Tips and Tasty Tidbits: 15% less in 15 minutes

Diet Tips and Tasty Tidbits from the Our Lady of Weight Loss – Lose the Fat kitchens that you really don’t want to miss!

Columbus Day Special: How to Wake Up Thinner

Will you wake up fatter on New Year’s Day? Heavier than you are now? More depressed? Depleted? Lacking energy? OR … Thinner, happier, more energized? Here, Janice Taylor and Our Lady of Weight Loss, share their Wake Up Thinner secrets!

Gods, Girls and Artichokes (recipe included)

Our Lady of Weight Loss tells all about the Artichoke! According to Aegean myth, the first artichoke was a divine young woman who lived on the island of Zinari. One day the Greek god, Zeus, visited his brother Poseidon (God of the Sea). (They were some powerful family.)

The Ultimate Fighter: How to Win the Battle of the Bulge

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 ultimately to winning the Battle of the Bulge.

Tea Cup Pigs: Cuter than your dog or cat?

Clean, intelligent, lovable and very, very small, the Tea Cup Pig is all the rage. Will your next pet be piggish? Squeal in here!

Best Apple Brown Betty Recipe Ever!

If you are in need of the most delicious comfort food ever; the most satisfying and scrumptious dessert ever – weighing in under 220 calories per serving – then you must try the “Best Apple Brown Betty Recipe Ever!” from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens!

Start Manifesting Your Dreams

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.

20 Quick and Simple Weight Loss Tips

Be a Weekend Weight Loss Warrior. Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach shares her top 20 ‘food’ weight loss tips that you can take with you as you head off into the weekend!

How Do You Measure Success?

Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, helps you get clear on what success means to you. Everyone measures success differently. Some people measure it by how much money they make, some by their career path and their titles, some by a successful marriage, some by how pretty or thin they might be.

Grey’s Anatomy: Seviche or Ceviche either way, delicious! (recipe included)

Did you watch Grey’s Anatomy last night? I did. And I have to say, I really thought the seviche/ceviche comment about the poor, mangled girl was tasteless (HA! pun intended) and just plain dumb. Nevertheless, it did bring Ceviche to mind … a delicious dish that is low in calories, carbs and fat. Something you might want to order the next time you’re dining out! Info and recipe to follow!!!

Spiritual Weight Loss: 10 Commandments of Permanent Fat Removal

Our Lady of Weight Loss presents the 10 Commandments of Permanent Fat Removal because it is her mission to make weight loss fun. Our Lady of Weight Loss hopes that you will smile, laugh and lighten up, particularly in these very serious times. She can’t think of anything more delicious than a side-splitting belly laugh. Can you? Sure, laughter is one of God’s greatest gifts!

Pampering 101: Cookies and Milk

Tips on cookies, milk and break times: “Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” ~ Barbara Jordan

Autumnal Equinox 2009 : Recipes

Happiness is a warm belly! From the Our Lady of Weight Loss Kitchens … 10 recipes to warm your soul this autumn.

Insomnia Cookies: 25 Tips to Better Sleep

Are you getting enough sleep? Restful sleep? Tired? Maybe even exhausted? The Our Lady of Weight Loss Snooze Factory has 25 tips for you that are sure to help!

International Day of Peace 2009: 52 affirmations

In recognition of International Peace Day, here follow 52 ‘peace-filled’ affirmations. It is my hope that we find peace in our hearts and send a ripple effect of love out into the world.

Flaming Lips: No Licking Allowed

Lips are amazing. They help us to eat, talk, smile, and express emotions. And, most importantly, they were made for kissing!

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