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From Fidgeting to Fornicating: 8 Ways to Burn 100 Calories

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.

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#Imperfectionism vs. Perfectionism : To Banish Imperfections Is to Destroy Expression

Imperfection or perfectionism comes up quite a lot in my work. People tell me that they are perfectionists. I encourage them to strive to be comfortable with imperfection; to see the beauty in flawed. In other words, instead of experiencing […]

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Puzzled? Go Outside, Smell the Dirt, Be Happy!

Have you ever heard of ART? Not as in art that artists create, or Art as in Art Garfunkel, but rather ART a.k.a. Attention Restoration Theory? ART asserts that people can mull over, chew over, focus and contemplate more keenly […]

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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 – […]

You Cannot Hate Yourself This, Can You?

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

Eat This: Be Happy – 6 Super Mood Boosters

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

Quirky Wisdom: Stressed? Irritable? Cranky?

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

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

Definition of a victim:  a person to whom life happens. ~ Peter McWilliams Are You a Food Victim???  I hesitate to use the word “victim,” because it is such a strong word. But I’ve just got to ask … are […]

Depression: 11 Ways to Reignite Your Joie de Vivre

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

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

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

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

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

The Iceberg Metaphor: How Deep Does Your Fat Go?

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

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

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

Wisdom Wednesday: 6 Steps to Calm and Content

Did you know that your body is hereditarily designed to shift into fight or flight mode whenever you feel threatened?   In the old days (way old days), we felt frightened when the tiger eyed us as his next meal.  And […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The One-Minute Vacation!

I am fairly certain that the most underutilized resource we have is our imagination, which is why I invite you to imagine.  Imagine a one minute vacation! Imagine what it might be like to live in a world where there […]

Name One Good Thing: A Step by Step Guide to Building Self-Confidence

On a scale of 0 to 10, ten being the highest (zero being the lowest   duh) … How confident are you?  How good do you feel about yourself?    Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives; […]

Puzzled? Gumdrop and Cookie Offerings?

If bitterness wants to get into the act, offer it a cookie or a gumdrop.  No more than 50 calories, please.  After all, if we plump up Bitterness, it’s likely to be that much more bitter! As you click through […]

Social Anxiety and Your Weight?

I received an email from a member of the Kick in the Tush Club, who greatly suffers when at social functions. Parties and gatherings bring forth extreme feelings of discomfort. In order to feel better, she eats. And sometimes she […]

#OneWord Thursday: Just #Sitting Around? Good Job!

If you are feeling the hustle and bustle of the holiday season (or the hustle n’ bustle of life-in-general), then please do take a moment to find a comfortable place to sit, read through these nine thoughtful quotes that shed […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Drop the Guilt-Lose Weight

“Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!” ~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale Dearest Tushkateers,   How […]

Gratitude: Thanksgiving Side Dish or Main Event?

Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Chanukah, Happy Thanksgiviukkah one and all!!!  As Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and expressing gratitude, I thought I’d reprint a crowd favorite on the benefits of gratitude! Read, ingest, and think gratitude! THE HAPPY, HEALTHY and SLIMMING […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: 7 Tips – What to Do When Feeling Judged?

Every so often, someone says something to me about my newly found thinness that is upsetting and sends me reeling. (Yes, it’s been twelve years since I permanently removed over 50 pounds, but it still feels newly found. Until I […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to Heal Your Soul

Slow down, take pleasure in the simple things of life, heal your soul from the wounds caused by the fast pace of society.  ~ Martin Suarez *** Good Day Tushkateers!  How are you on this glorious day; this most magnificent, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to End the Suffering!

Greetings, Hello, Hola, Que Pasa Tushkateers!?!  I know, I know…I wasn’t going to send out the BIG Tuesday Kick in the Tush again till after Labor Day weekend ’cause I’m on a vacation of sorts (vacation from doing too much–determined […]

#OneWord Thursday – 10 Quotes: #Hope filled Journey

Over the past few decades, research shows that one of the most powerful vehicles, one of the most potent tools, to get you “there,” the place that you so desire to be, where life is good and you have achieved […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Empty Your Mental Junk Drawer

“I believe in roses. And I believe in putting roses into a vase and sitting the vase on the table. I believe in getting lost and being found, I believe in going barefoot, and in laughter! My religion is to […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Quotes to Build #Confidence

Our confidence, or lack of, affects how we experience life, and what actions we take based on that experience.  When we are confident in who we are; when we feel good about ourselves, we make better choices, healthier choices.  We […]

#OneWord Thursday: Dissatisfaction

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Mother on the Verge

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

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

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

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

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

Why? The Mysterious Nature of [being] Fat.

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

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

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

Remembering Brother: It’s Raining in My Heart

Do you remember the song, “Raining In My Heart“?  I do, even though it’s before my ‘specific’ time.  I wasn’t a teenager, but my oldest brother (10 years my senior) was and he loved Buddy Holly, and that’s putting it […]

Enthusiastic Failure !!!

Fear is without question the most common type of emotional block. There is … Fear of feeling stupid, Fear of asking dumb questions, Fear of success, Fear of intimacy, Fear of bankruptcy, Fear of rejection, Fear of death, Fear of […]

Want to Activate the Power Within?

One way to start to implement change and activate the power within is to send a new message to your unconscious. A strong message, that at the same time not only respects how your unconscious mind has been protecting you […]

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 […]

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, […]

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

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

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

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

8 Tips: How to Manifest Your Summer Weight Loss Dreams

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

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

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

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!!!) […]

Weight Loss TIPS: Watch TV for the answers to your problems

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 […]

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 […]

The Elder Care Blues: Where the Birds Scream

I telephone my mother.  Between sobs and screams, she gasps for air and says, “Come! Now! I need you.” I ask, “Are you dying?” This may seem callous, or even funny, but it is actually a good question, a fair […]

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. […]

4 Tips: Stress to Serenity … Now

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 […]

8 Simple Tips: Short Circuit Hunger-Causing Hormones

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 […]

The Elder Care Blues: WAKING UP ‘DOWN’

There is a borderland state called hypnagogia. It is a place of transition; a space that is rapt with images, symbols and words that captivate the mind as they move you from wakefulness to sleep (referred to as hypnagogic) and, […]

Play: ‘Angels of Love’ Weight Loss Puzzle and Lose

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; […]

Bite of the Big Apple: Win a Trip to New York City

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, […]

Depression: Journaling Your Way to Mental Health

Journaling is an ancient practice dating back, as far as we can see, to 10th Century Japan. It is a tradition that has been kept alive by teenagers and famous people, alike. And there is mounting evidence that journaling has […]

Six Succulent Ways to Exercise Your Self-Love Muscle

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 […]

Body Image – Accurate?

Our body image (a.k.a. body esteem) is the picture we have of our physical body.  It is an inner view of our outer self.   It is formed by our awareness, imagination and emotions.  It is ever-shifting.  It changes depending upon […]

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 […]

Get 100% Inspired: Buck, The Horse Whisperer meets Einstein?

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 […]

How to Say Goodbye to Your Fat – for good!!!

Sometimes (99% of the time???), we get so caught up in our busy lives and our weight loss efforts; so happy with our new, healthy way of being, and enthralled by the “shrinking of the body,” that we forget to […]

Video – 2 Diet Tips from the Queen of Cake on her 95 Birthday

  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 […]

11 Simple Strategies – Move Past Depression

I know from first hand experience that depression can move someone toward food.  And I know – again from first hand experience – that ‘eating for depression’ is counter-productive and counter-intuitive. Gaining weight only serves to intensity the depression and […]

Stay Fat Tuesday – Still in a Winter Rut?

“See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.” – Song of Solomon 2:11-12 Could it be that […]

Chewing the Fat: I’m Fat, Depressed and Defeated. And you?

How Excited and Inspired Are You, Really? Are the goals you set your own, or are they coming from the ‘shoulds’ – ‘musts’ and ‘have tos’ that other people have laid upon you? If you are not excited, forgetaboutit.

New Year Promises – Surprising Way to Keep Them

A burst of hope accompanies each and every New Year promise, followed by a wave of excited and elation! Your intentions are good but … as soon as you hit an unavoidable bump in the road … self-doubt sets in and your inner-critic (a.k.a. your evil twin) pipes up.

Rise & Grind Wednesday: Wake Up with A Sun Alarm

If you, too, have difficulty with your morning Rise & Grind or suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), then you might want to take a look at the Sun Alarm! What will they think of next???

Anorexia: Isabelle Caro, French actress – Dead at 28 (Video)

While we may not be battling anorexia, let us pause and consider how obsessed we are – individually and collectively – with the idea of excess pounds. And as we form our list of resolutions for 2011, let’s consider taking ‘weight loss’ off our list and perhaps replacing it with ‘balance, health and harmony.’

Diet Tip Tuesday: Foods that Make YOU Happy

Dopamine and norepinephrine increase our energy and level of alertness. Protein causes both dopamine and norepinephrine to be released in the brain. Foods that are connected to the release of these two neurotransmitters are: meat, chicken, fish, nuts, soy products, eggs and dairy products.

Holiday Emotions Running High?

It takes more than a good plan, good intentions, and basic nutritional information to override the emotional tsunamis that roll over and through us without turning to food. Managing difficult situations and feelings effectively is a big part of what we are doing here. Emotional eating has all to do with the mind; little to do with the food.

6 Steps to Total Energy, Clarity and Balance

Do you feel as if you are fighting feelings of exhaustion throughout the day? Are you moving too fast? Perhaps, feeling depleted is a wake up call to slow down! Let your body rest and as you begin to slow down, tune into your body’s natural state!

The Ultimate Question

The right kind of question, or a ‘good’ question, can lead you to success vs. the wrong kind of question, or ‘bad’ question that can send you spinning into the abyss, the black hole – as it were.

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?!

Motivational Monday – Pre-Thanksgiving Special: Removing Labels, Reading Labels (video)

Labels help us to justify and rationalize the limitations we imagine we have and further help us to hone our ‘victim’ act. Playing victim to food, people and circumstances. Let’s remove those labels before we get to the Thanksgiving Table.

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.”

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.

Body Image: A Brilliant ‘Like It or Not’ Strategy

I had yet another epiphany this morning, another revolutionary thought about ‘body image.’ I wondered what it would be like to be thankful and grateful for the parts of my body that I don’t like.

Chewing the Fat: My Husband Left Me for a Younger Woman

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss, In 1992, I started working with a man named Bob, to whom I was very much attracted…..honestly. And, yes, it was mutual. Nothing came of it, as we were both married. I haven’t seen Bob in almost 15 years. At that time I was 40 years old, and weighed 125 lbs. and at the risk of sounding immodest, I was pretty darn cute. Now … fast forward … 15 years later, and I weigh 185, and at the risk of sounding pathetic, I am fat and frumpy.

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!

Diet Tip Tuesday: Depressed, Defeated and Deprived?

Are you feeling depressed, defeated and deprived? Are you losing the battle of the bulge? Well, no need to despair. Your Weight Loss Success Coach, Janice Taylor, has the best ever diet tip to share with you, and she can pretty much promise that if you follow it, you will make this journey an easy (relatively speaking) one!

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!

Weight Loss Word Wednesday: How much DRAMA?

Janice Taylor, your Life & Weight Loss Success Coach, wants to know – how much weight loss drama have you participated in and/or created this week?

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!

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 […]

7 Tips: How to Keep Your Children Happy and Healthy in the Face of School

We can’t blame our children for wanting to hit those devil-filled vending machines, can we? But we can take action and help put and keep our children on the healthy path!
Here are some thoughtful tips on how to keep your children happy and healthy in the face of school (lunches).

Diet Tip Tuesday: 6 Treats

Research recently published in the “Journal of Obesity” reveals that treating yourself for behavior changes (i.e. chewing slowly, using small plates, keeping your house stocked with the ‘right’ stuff) may ultimately help you to lose more weight than rewarding yourself based on the number on the “Scales of Injustice.”

8 Ways to Be Yourself. Everyone Else is Already Taken.

As Oscar Wilde so brilliantly put it, “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” Some of us embrace the idea of being ourselves – a freeing concept – while others ‘try’ to be themselves – not exactly knowing who they are and a bit reluctant to put it out there! Here follow 8 kick-tush ways for you to be you!

How to Say Goodbye to Your Fat

With each ounce that you let go of, take a moment to say, “I thank you for traveling with me thus far, and now I’d like to say good-bye.” You might put your hand on your stomach, your hips or any other part of you that has been holding on to excess weight, as you say this, allowing yourself to get ‘in touch’ with your changing body.

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.

Friday the 13th – Do you suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia?

Do you suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia also known as friggatriskaidekaphobia – an irrational fear of Friday the 13th – and/or triskaidekaphobia – an irrational fear of things associated with the number thirteen? Does the fact that today is Friday the 13th send chills down your spine?

Kick in the Tush: What are you looking for?

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.

5 Simple Steps: Declutter Your To Do List

This morning, while talking to Bethanny (the names have been changed to protect the innocent), she revealed that her ‘to do list’ was at least 18 miles long and that she was beginning to hyperventilate at just the thought of reading it. Where to begin? Where to end? Overwhelm had clearly set in! And reality, too. How much can one woman tackle?

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!”

America: F is for FATTER than last year

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 […]

8 Ways to Short Circuit Stress

Can’t stop yourself from reaching for those cookies? Well … It’s NOT that there’s something wrong with you; it’s NOT that you have no will power – maybe you’re just stressed.

Why do women have more nightmares than men?

Here, Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, shares 4 fabulous tips on how you can shelve the worries and get a restful night. Sleep baby, sleep!

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.

Diet Pitfall – What NOT to do!

Yes, you are on a healthy living Adventure (with a capital “A”). With a little willingness to experiment and a roll of duct-tape (huh? See video below) … you too can cook up the most amazing dishes that are more delish and satisfying than you ever imagined.

4th of July: Pig-Out?

“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 muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” ~ Erma Bombeck

Paranormal Activity. Did the alien make YOU eat it?

I received the following E-emergency note the other night from a client of mine – who by the way – has permanently removed 18 pounds in the past 12 weeks. I thought it worth sharing, because I know that we all have ‘alien’ voices in our heads that ‘make’ us eat the donut, cookie, ice cream, pizza. That’s right … you are not alone. Seems we all have an alien voice that ‘makes’ us go hog wild.

Optional Suffering

There are two things that we do that make us miserable; that cause great suffering … optional suffering. The first is to judge; the second is to have expectations.

What is weighing you down?

I promise you that as you take the time to be honest, be brave, look deep and write down at least 50 things that you are tolerating, putting up with and/or STOMACHING, you will find yourself in a new place. A place where you can see, feel, experience and even taste your ‘lite.’ What are you putting up with? Tolerating? Stomaching? What is weighing you down? Leave it at the Our Lady of Weight Loss Altar, alter your thinking … lighten your load!

American Idol Winner – A surprise?!?

Who won American Idol? And just how important is it to believe in yourself? Hungry for motivation? Read on!

Chewing the Fat Tuesday: Sliding down a slippery slope?

Today is Chewing the FAT TUESDAY with Our Lady of Weight Loss. Readers write in and she answers!

Kick in the Tush: How much Dead Weight are YOU holding onto?

Halfway through the 2nd round of said mind-altering heavily vodka’ed beverage, Uncle Sy began to wax poetically about his childhood. He shared one enchanting tale after the next, peppered with family photos and memorabilia. But, as all good things must come to an end, so did this happy afternoon.

Mental Health: Are you carrying your head under your arm?

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!

Fatitude Adjustment: Optional Suffering

In order to permanently remove your excess weight, you’ve got to suffer, right? Wrong!!! I am here to assure you that Permanent Fat Removal does not equal suffering! It’s totally optional!

Spring FAT Blow Out Sale – Cheap and Easy Weight Loss

For less than one dollar a day you can Blow the Fat Cells Out of Your Mind!

Who Got Kicked Off American Idol April 28?

Last night, Siobhan Magnus was voted off American Idol. One of the things I like most about Siobhan is her authenticity, her level of comfort with herself. As Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” And Sioban did just that! I’m hoping we will see more of her!

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.

420 is National Weed Day

Medical Marijuana – used by patients for cancer, AIDS, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and Lou Gehrig’s disease is legal in Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada and 14 states; Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Will you demonstrate today?

How to Live a Life You Love – A video invitation

Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, invites you to imagine … What will it look like when your current challenge is no longer a problem, and you are free to live a life that you love?

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!

Sandra Bullock Pre-Nup: Jesse gets squat if he cheats

Sandra Bullock and Jesse James have a prenup that specifically states that he gets no money in a divorce if he cheats.

Ruby’s Weight Loss Journey – 366 pounds lost, more to go

Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, invites you to imagine what it must be like to lose 350 pounds and for the very first time be able to drive a car, use a normal sized seatbelt, wear a pair of jeans. Read Ruby’s story here. An in depth and moving interview from Beliefnet’s editor Holly Leibowitz Rossi.

Happiness Flash: Laughter an Aerobic Workout

Laugh Yourself Skinny. Laughter is one of the best aerobic exercises. One minute of mirthful laughter is equal to 6 minutes on the rowing machine.

Daylight Savings Time 2010 – How to best survive the time change.

We are not just turning the clocks ahead by one hour! Tonight, we are also moving our internal clock and the many mechanisms that are governed by it, ahead by one hour, and therein lies the rub. Getting those inner-mechanisms to work on a time schedule!

1-Minute Video Cure: Major Energy Infusion

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.

Gratitude Girdle … Some days are better than others!

How to count your blessings, change your life and transform your girdle into an amazing piece of Weight Loss Art. Listen up and Lighten up with Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and our country’s premiere weight loss artist!

Top 10 Fatitude Tips from Skinny Scoopers

Listen UP and Lighten UP! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss scoured the universe and have found a sister site, a place where you can go for the latest in news that helps you lose! Skinny Scoopers! You can thank them later! After you read on and lighten up!

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!

Tough Love Weight Loss

In order to successfully embody a healthy lifestyle, one must build reserves in all areas of their lives, including their relationship sector. If you are overflowing with loving relationships, you will in turn feel better about yourself; perhaps even love yourself (woo hoo). You can fill yourself up with love! It’s way better than cake. Truly!

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?

National Hug Day – the Rules for a Full Frontal Hug

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!!!

Celebrity Weight: Pierce Brosnan’s Wife Gets Fit for Her Man

While perusing the headlines this morning, I stumbled upon “Pier Brosnan’s Wife Gets Fit for Her Man!” Give ME a Break, I shouted!!! For more on the why’s and wherefore’s of weight loss and celebrity madness, read 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™®!

Hot Picks: A furry bathroom scale that measures happiness!

How would you feel if you stepped on the scale in the morning and it always gave you a compliment? “you’re perfect,” “you’re gorgeous,” “you’re hot!” Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares the best and hottest weight loss product ever!

What? You forgot to eat?

When was the last time that you were so engrossed in an activity or passionately at play that you forgot to eat? Maybe, say – when you were 10? Playing with your Ken and Barbie dolls? If you find that you are all too often foraging for food, searching for snacks, or rummaging for rations, you need to get a life! A life filled with passion and play!!!

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 …

The Fool’s New Year – Fat-melting puzzle with a side of guilt-free comfort food)

Take a leap of faith right off that cake, straight into 2010! Our Lady of Weight Loss, patron saint of Permanent Fat Removal and Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach and 50 lb. big-time-loser, invite you to join with them as they follow the lead of The Fool.

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!

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!!!

Happiest States in America

How happy is your State? How happy are you? Take the Happiness Quiz and find out!

Alice In Wonderland

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?”

Holiday Blues: Alone and Lonely on Christmas?

Are you spending Christmas alone? New Year’s Eve without a date? Kwanzaa with no one to celebrate? Lighting Chanukah candles solo? Take heart. You’re not the only one! Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, Coach and author to the rescue!

Happiness of Heaven

This Sunday JigSaw “Weight Loss” Art by Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, is inspired by the Sun. May the Sun shine on you. May the perfect happiness of heaven be yours.

10 Commandments of Holiday Weight Loss (pocket version)

Ho, Ho – Hold on there! I know … it’s easy to throw your hands up in the air and say, “It’s okay. It’s the holidays. I’ll straighten up and eat right in January.” But will you get a handle on things come the New Year? And if you do, how much damage will you have suffered? Here, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist & Coach, offers you a downloadable version of the 10 Commandments of Holiday Weight Loss!

Christmas Song – A Doggy Christmas Surprise

Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and Coach, shares with you a Christmas Song that is guaranteed to get you smiling and shakin’ your booty big time!

Food Addict?

Is it time to step up to the plate (so to speak), take an honest and courageous look at your life, and make a commitment to loving yourself? Are you ready to let go of belief systems and habits that no longer serve you? Are you ready to step into a healthier 2010?

Emotional eating: 3-Step Cure

Holidays got you feeling more emotional than usual? Are you reaching for food? Again? Here, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, Author and Coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss bring you the 3-Step Cure! Read on!!!

Biggest Loser Finale

Chewing the fat with Janice Taylor. Today, “Is the Biggest Loser making us fatter?”

How to Ward Off Bingeing, Cravings and the Holiday Blues

A Winter Tip from Our Lady of Weight Loss: Too little sun light can activate cravings for fatty, high-calorie foods like cakes, cookies and chips. Lack of sunlight reduces the brain’s production of serotonin, the mood-boosting brain chemical that not only helps us to feel happy but also suppresses food cravings and bingeing!

Black Friday Online Shopping

The best Black Friday Online Shopping guide from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal and Janice Taylor, America’s Premiere Weight Loss Artist. Unique, inexpensive, satisfying and uplifting. Happy times are here, again!

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!

21 Tips: Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Janice Taylor, 50 pound big-time-loser, Weight Loss Artist, Author & Coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, team up here and dish out “21 Tips: Thanksgiving Survival Guide.” A must read for any and all who are or who are not celebrating Thanksgiving. Either way – you’re gonna’ have to survive the day!

Eggo Waffle Shortage, Oprah and the New Moon

Did you hear? There’s an Eggo Waffle shortage and Oprah is saying good-bye to daytime talk TV! Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and High Priestess of Permanent Weight Loss blames both ‘catastrophic’ happenings on the New Moon.

How to Be a Happy Idiot!

Janice Taylor, Weight Loss artist, author and coach, knows from experience (as I’m sure we all do) that when we start the day on a ‘crappy’ note, it makes it that much more difficult to muster up enough energy to make the best choices, food or otherwise! Here, she shares her secret on “How to Be a Happy Idiot.”

No Excuses November

Are you genetically cursed? Are you stressed or tired? Do you suffer from S.A.D.? It’s easy to get wrapped up in your stories and actually believe them, isn’t it? And further, use them as an excuse to eat and eat some more! Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor invite you to join with them for “No Excuses November!.”

The Holiday Diet Tip #5 – Kill the CRAVING!

This “Kill the Craving” post is hot off the Our Lady of Weight Loss Permanent Fat Removal Factory press! Both Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, are determined to change the ‘fat tide,’ and enable you to Wake Up Thinner on New Year’s Day!

Dexter, Hammers and Holiday Diets: Tip #2

How many calories does Dexter burn while hammering nails into homes? How many calories do you burn while watching Dexter? Hmmmm … more de-lish food for thought from Our Lady of Weight Loss!

Dish the Dirt: Denise Austin on Saddlebag Slimmers and Fit Bottoms

Polar opposites in childhood, finding middle ground as adults, Janice Taylor, creator of Our Lady of Weight Loss meets up with Denise Austin, fitness guru, to discuss saddlebag slimmers and fit bottoms.

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!

Video Alert: The Origins of Our Lady of Weight Loss

Whoi s Our Lady of Weight Loss? Where did she come from? Is she a fig newton of Janice Taylor’s mind? Is Janice crazy? Did she really lose over 50 pounds with the guidance of Our Lady of Weight Loss? Can she be My Lady of Weight Loss, too?

Halloween: Mindful in the Face of Chocolate

Halloween is only 10 days away. I don’t know about you, but I want to stay awake and aware in the face of all those little mini-chocolate bars! With that in mind, here are some fun exercises that we can do today that can help us to exercise our ‘awake and aware’ muscles from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Fitness Center!

10 Ways to Curb, Conquer and Control Nighttime Eating

Mindless eating occurs primarily at night, after dinner, when – after a long, sometimes difficult day – you sit down and relax. What to do? Understand it and plan for it!
Here, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal share their 10 top secrets about how to end nighttime eating now!
10 Ways to Curb, Conquer and Control Nighttime Eating

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.

Pumpkin Seeds: Natural Anti-Depressant

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.

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!

It’s a Wrap: Lizzie Miller, Toxic Hamburgers & Roasted Vegetables

From toxic burgers to body image, Our Lady of Weight Loss, culls the compelling and serves them ‘family style,’ giving you much food for thought! Wake Up America!

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.

10 Tips – Wake Up Happier and Thinner

If you would like to wake up energized, happy and thinner, then read Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Top 10 Tips on How to Wake Up Happier and Thinner NOW!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: My Mammogram and You?

Did you get your mammogram? In 2009, some 192,370 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, accounting for more than one in four cancers diagnosed.
In 2009, an estimated 40,170 women will die from breast cancer. And what were you waiting for?

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.

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.

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.

Emmy Winners: 30 Rock Star Alec Baldwin named ‘fat’ actor

Reuters (and other news outlets) described Alec Baldwin as “portly.” Is it okay for men to be ‘fat?’ Is Alec upset by these remarks? Does he need the help of Our Lady of Weight Loss? Is there a double standard when it comes to ‘fat?’ Weigh-in here!

Tarot Weight Loss: The Empress

Our Lady of Weight Loss turns to her Tarot Deck and The Empress for inspiration and weight loss motivation. Here, she shares her insights as well as a pear recipe.

Rosh Hashanah Dessert: Oranges in Fig Sauce (Video)

Our Lady of Weight Loss and I are invited to our neighbors’ tonight to celebrate the Jewish New Year. Needless to say, Our Lady volunteered me to bring dessert. So, I’m bringing my famous Oranges in Fig Sauce. It’s easy to make, delicious and so pretty on the platter! Heads will spin! Tune in for secret ingredient!

To Live or Die: 5 Quick Steps to Weight Loss Warrior

You might be operating from ‘food victim mode’ if: You think you ‘deserve’ ice cream sundaes, cakes and cookies, because you had a hard day. -or –
You take what happened to you in the past, drag it into the future and keep using it as an excuse over and over again. “I can’t do this, because I was ______________.” Sound familiar?

More to Love: Luke and Tali Still Together

Luke, the plus-sized bachelor in search of his plus-sized dream wife, narrowed the playing field to two: Malissa, blonde and Christian. Tali, dark and Jewish. And then he headed home, with gals in tow, to his Pa and Ma for their input. Great family stuff! Video included.

THE BIGGEST LOSER: Season 8

Required Weight Loss Reading: Will the Biggest Loser make YOU Fatter? The new contestants go mano a mano. Will they reach their goals? Will YOU?

Serena Williams: A Sundae “Love Yourself” Puzzle

Serena Williams’ outburst in the US Open 2009 in a match with Kim Clijsters against a lines-woman for making a wrong call got me to thinking the messages we send out and how they reflect upon how we feel about ourselves! This week’s Sundae Jigsaw Puzzle is for you Serena!

Live Free or Die: How to Coach Yourself Happy.

You may be clear about your goal, but are you thinking past your goal? Have you considered what reaching the goal will do for you or how it will change your life? Here, Our Lady of Weight Loss, presents an opportunity for you to ‘coach yourself happy.’

Kate Gosselin: Naked for Playboy? (Vote here!)

According to Star magazine Kate Gosselin was offered $400,000 to pose for Playboy. It got my mind to spinning naked thoughts and wondering, if Hugh called me, would I say “yes?” How confident do I feel about my body? How confident do you feel about your body? Is $400,000 enough?

6 Billion Pounds Overweight: Dr. Ian Smith gives America a kick in the tush

“The food industry has huge culpability as to why we in America find ourselves where we are,” Dr. Ian said. “The food industry is not a non-profit agency. They are in it for the profits.”

Obama Speech: Get back on the wagon presidential style.

The holiday weekend is over. It’s time to get serious! This weight loss riddle will get you back on track, back on the wagon … presidential style.

NYC Health Department Kicks Sugary Beverage Industry in Tush

It takes both chutzpah and cojones (both indigenous to NYC) to roll out a campaign that takes on the beverage industry. And that’s just what the New York City Department of Health has done with its “Pouring on the Pounds campaign,” that effectively highlights the anti-health impact of sugary, sweetened drinks.

The Fat Fight: Are you pouring on the pounds?

According to the American Heart Association (AHA) the average American will munch through, chow down and/or guzzle 22 teaspoons, or 355 calories of sugar today (and tomorrow and the next day)! And you?

Sundae Puzzle: Mandala – the perfect circle

This Sundae Jigsaw Puzzle was inspired by the mandala, one of Tantric Buddhism’s most widely used meditational tools.

Give Kraft a Kick in the Tush: Harmful Chemicals in Your Mac & Cheese

Did you know that Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is formulated differently for countries in Europe than for the U.S.? I didn’t either until I read The Unhealthy Truth.

5 Tips: Happy Zaps of Color (end the summer blues)

Got the end of summer blues? Here are 5 happy zaps of color from Our Lady of Weight Loss, sure to lighten your mood and bring energy to your day.

Women’s Equality Day: How Carol Osborn’s new book “The Year I Saved My (downsized) Soul” brought me to feet!

The Year I Saved My (downsized) Soul is about Carol’s tumultuous journey through recessionary times, and tells the tale of how she struggled to make sense of both personal and societal tribulation. In other words, she got ‘pinked.’ Lost her job and was sent into the abyss.

Make It or Break It: Why are you keeping your fat clothes?

My mother-in-law said, “Why are you giving away your fat clothes? What will you do when you gain it back?” And I replied …

Miss Universe 2009: What does she eat? (video)

If you want to glow beautiful like Miss Universe, then you must read this! Food news and diet tips from Our Lady of Weight Loss!

Sundae Puzzle: How to wake up happy

Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to set your ‘internal clock’ to happy. Wake up with a smile on your face, energized and ready to go. Here’s how!

Neuroscience: You cannot break a habit.

When your old habits kick in, what will you do? Our Lady of Weight Loss offers important information and motivates like no other!

Diet Tip: How to get rid of dead weight.

How much dead weight are you carrying around with you? How is it stopping you from moving forward? Want to get rid of it? Our Lady of Weight Loss leads the way.

Astrological Sweet Spot: 100 Calorie Peach Cobbler (Recipe)

As your moon rises over Miami, and you settle into your astrological “sweet spot,” Our Lady of Weight Loss serves up 100 calorie Peach Cobbler.

More to Love, Episode 4: Are you good or are you bad?

Was the “More to Love Good/Bad Game” unnecessarily cruel or just stupid? You decide!

Dancing with the Stars: Tom DeLay, Kathy Ireland, Debbie Mazar?

Dancing with the Stars 2009 season to include Tom DeLay, Kathy Ireland and Debbie Mazar. Who will you shake and shimmy with? How many calories will you burn?

Woodstock: The Minister, God and Me

Angry mother sends depressed teenager off to Woodstock with hippy-dippie minister and church youth group. Is God navigating? You decide.

What does Whoopi weigh? A sundae puzzle.

What does Whoopi Goldberg weigh? What’s your number? How do you feel about that?What does the scale really measure?

Whoopi Goldberg weighs in at 174.

Whoopi Goldberg announced her weight this morning on The View. 174 pounds! And you? Do you have the courage to say the number out loud?

12 Tips: How to have a great conversation

Work the room, chit the chatter, and leave the chips and dips behind. Our Lady of Weight Loss shares her 12 secret tips on how to have a great conversation.

Off-the-Couch Cooking: 3 fat-melting, to-die-for, recession-proof dishes that you can whip up fast!

If cooking, as many anthropologists and social scientists believe, is the key to our humanity, separating us from the ‘beasts,’ what is the decline in cooking doing to our culture, to our lives? Our Lady of Weight Loss sprinkles ‘food for thought’ on 3 humanity saving dishes. Eat Healthy: Be Political!

diets don’t work … Listening Does.

What does your body have to say about what you are eating? How often does the sight or smell of food drown out your body’s words of wisdom?

Kick in the Tush Monday: One degree makes all the difference VIDEO

Kick in the Tush MONDAY … for those who need or might enjoy a Kick in the Tush. A dash of inspiration, a pinch of motivation to get your energized each and every Monday morning.

Kelly Clarkson SELF Magazine

Did SELF magazine digitize Kelly Clarkson too thin? Did SELF magazine go too far?

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