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True or False: Our body produces ‘aspirin.’

True or False: Our body produces ‘aspirin.’ Tune-into Our Lady of Weight Loss for today’s Miracle Cure! Delicious, nutritious, informative and fun.


Are fat people doormats?

Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to take her ‘doormat quiz,’ and determine whether you are super-empowered, strong enough, somewhat stable, or the “biggest namby-pamby ever!”


Sexy 101: 9 One-Size-Fits-All Tips on How to Let Your Sexy Rip

Want to walk with confidence, love yourself, look good in clothes and ooze sexy? Our Lady of Weight Loss has 9 sexy secrets to share with you.


Happy Birthday Obama: Sugar-free Cake for the President

In honor of Obama’s birthday, Weight Loss Artist Janice Taylor, creates a fat-free, carb-free, sugar-free cake for the President.

Stressed to Refreshed: 7 simple things to do.

Letting go of stress is easier than you might imagine. Janice Taylor, coach and hypnotist, offers 7 simple things to do to move you from stressed to refreshed.

Watermelon: Fruit or Vegetable?

Rejoice! Today is National Watermelon Day! Our Lady of Weight Loss shares her favorite watermelon recipes and surprising information about the watermelon that may have an impact on what you eat and how you lose!

Jigsaw Heaven: Creative Weight Loss

Jigsaw Heaven: This week’s puzzle is inspired by National Watermelon Day! Something beautiful and heavenly to keep your hands and mind busy.

Weight Loss Fun: Bizarre August Holidays

Our Lady of Weight Loss religiously cracks open her Bizarre Holiday calendar, meticulously combs through it as she zeros in on her top 5 holiday picks. She then joyously begins planning her themed parties, proving once again that Weight Loss can be FUN!!!

Thunder Pants, Under Pants: A Weighty Weigh-In

Kick in the Tush Club member in good standing, “Thunder Pants,” confesses her ‘weighty sins’ to Our Lady of Weight Loss and receives forgiveness. What’s your dietary sin?

Breathe Away the Pounds: One breath at a time.

Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to breathe away the pounds, get energized and jump head first into life.

More to Love FOX: Wheel of rejection?

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, puts a humorous fat-melting spin on the cookie cutter, diced and spliced TV reality show, More to Love.

More to Love: Empower or exploit?

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, wonders, “Will Fox’s new TV show, “More to Love,” exploit or empower women?

Kirstie Alley: Stuck In a Fat Suit?

Kirstie Alley on Oprah today once again discusses her 85 pound weight gain. What does Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor have to say about this weighty matter? Plenty!

Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act? Think Again.

Our Lady of Weight Loss: Sometimes free isn’t really free. So … before you take up Mars Candy on their offer to give a quarter million people per week a free piece of candy, you might want to consider the actual cost of eating a high calorie, sugar and fat ladened bar.

Desensitizing the Word of God: Weight loss sabotage?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ While surfing the Beliefnet website I stumbled upon your blog some time back and have become a fan, a ‘regular.’ Your daily musings are a perfect blend of weight loss motivation, solid information […]

Fat TV: Dance Your Ass Off

Buckle your extra wide seat belts folks, because this summer is gonna’ be a fatty ride! Given the enormous popularity of The Biggest Loser, one could have predicted that a plethora of ‘fat’ TV shows would be populating the airwaves. […]

Basil & Spice: Janice Taylor Drops 50, Tells All

I am excited to share with you a wonderful interview that Basil & Spice, the #1 syndicated blog site about authors and books on healthy living, posted this morning. The interview happens to be with Janice Taylor (oh, that’s me!), […]

Solar Eclipse: How to Invoke the Power of the New Moon

Admittedly, astrology is not my strong suit; reinvention, transformation and permanent fat removal are. However, I can tell you with certainly that tonight’s Solar Eclipse New Moon offers a unique, perhaps once in a lifetime opportunity, to ignite your wheels […]

Drop Dead Diva: Judging Fat People

Once upon a time, many fat moons ago, when I was at my heaviest in all possible ways (both body and soul), I took a mid-day break from the madness. Dressed loosely in what could have been characterized as a […]

Sunday Puzzle: Love Your Inner Chubby Child

This week’s Sunday JigSaw Puzzle entitled “Love Your Inner Chubby Child” was inspired by Our Lady of Weight Loss’s yesterday blog-post. “Fat Daughter: A Punishment from God.” Even though I have permanently removed 50 pounds of excess weight, my inner […]

Fat Daughter: A Punishment from God?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ My daughter is fat and it is breaking my heart. Please help me to help her lose weight. ~ Parent of Fat Child WARNING: My head is spinning, and it may well explode. […]

Appetites: Filling the Empty Void

Generally speaking, I am an optimist. My glass is half full, and I truly live in a state of gratitude for all that I do have. I am a happy person, living the rules of happiness. Nevertheless, I am not […]

Gastric Bypass Surgery: How much is ‘fat’ costing America?

This afternoon I stumbled upon an interesting article in the Las Vegas Sun that got me all fired up as it posed the following question: “If gastric bypass saved you money for morbidly obese people to have weight loss surgery, […]

Drop Dead Diva: Thin Girl Dies, Steps Into Fat Suit

Drop Dead Diva, starring the uber-talented and lovely Brooke Elliott, premiered on Lifetime last night, and let me say right up front, this blogger LOVED IT! I mean, who doesn’t love a good transformation! The Premise: Deb, a blonde, […]

The Secret Power of Ganesh: Remover of obstacles (belly fat or otherwise)

As Our Lady of Weight Loss was moving into a state of bliss on a leisurely and contemplative stroll on the “Road to Svelvesille,” she bumped into Lord Ganesh, the oh-so-chubby and wise, elephant headed Hindi God, who is best […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss speaks: Hear her roar.

Recently, Yolanda Renee interviewed this blogger, Janice Taylor, a.k.a. the voice of Our Lady of Weight Loss on her blog-radio show. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking to Yolanda and sharing all my weight loss secrets, but to tell you the […]

Does God want you to be fat?

Did you know that approximately ninety percent of Americans believe in God? Yes, it’s true and many people also feel that God has a unique purpose for their lives. Their sense of the divine and their sense of destiny are […]

How to Ward Off the Afternoon Slump

Are you sinking fast? Is your motivation, enthusiasm and energy coming to a screeching halt? As you blood sugar starts its downward spiral, your body clock slowly shifts into its natural lull. You are tempted to stick your hand into […]

Diets don’t work: Transformational journeys do

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

Miley Cyrus happy, healthy and pregnant?

The cyber-airwaves are humming this morning with “Is Miley Cyrus carrying Jonas Brothers, Nick’s love child?” rumors. True or not, it brings to the forefront an important topic, “pregnancy weight,” and presents an opportunity to remember what one needs to […]

Diets don’t work: A kick in the tush does.

Reconnecting with Your Motivation 101: Food for thought from Our Lady of Weight Loss, patron saint of permanent fat removal and Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Motivation doesn’t always come easy, particularly when it involves habits and addictions. (Yes, […]

Stop Overeating: Take Control

If cake is your BFF (best friend forever), if the call of Cheeto sends you into an orange-stained spin, if you start to drool at the mere mention of Cinnabon, and/or if you are mad at yourself for giving in […]

A Week of Loss: Saying goodbye to MJ, Farrah and GaGa

It has been a week of loss. Michael Jackson died, as did Farrah Fawcett. And, on the home front, Holly Rossi, lost her fascinating grandmother, GaGa. Holly’s heartfelt and eloquent piece, posted in her blog Fresh Living, touched me […]

Depressed, Stressed and Overweight?

Feeling stressed? Depressed? Overweight? Help is on the way! Janice Taylor, Beliefnet blogger brings word to you from the far side … Australia! A new Queensland University of Technology study suggests that breathing can be a highly effective alternative to […]

Fat to Thin: Step Out of Your Fat Suit Today.

A number of readers have asked me for more details about my travels on the rocky road to Sveltesville, wanting me to further share my secrets that led me from a size 18 to a size 4, and how I […]

Charmed Living: Start with a “Life List.”

Listen up! I’ve got something to share with you that is going to curl your hair or straighten it, depending! A treasure trove of life-changing information! My friend, neighbor and sister blogger, Victoria Moran, is launching her latest book […]

Belly Fat Cure: Blueberries beat the belly fat blues.

Our Lady of Weight Loss wants to know … Got the Belly Fat Blues? The benefits of eating blueberries, a fruit that is rich in antioxidants, has been known for some time, but now new studies indicate that blueberries may […]

Father’s Day e-cards: Wishing Dad Health and Happiness

On Father’s Day, what better message to send than a healthy and happy one! Lighten Up with Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Glorious Greetings ~ Spirited and spiritual e-cards! More celebratory days! International Sushi Day: does sushi make us fat? […]

Is “The Biggest Loser” making us fatter?

This Beliefnet blogger wants to know, “How do you know when you are sated?” While leading an amazing Our Lady of Weight Loss enLIGHTens Workshop, I tossed the following question out to my group. “How do you know when you […]

Food Inc.: The Food Industry and You. A Wake Up Video.

Food, Inc. is a mind-blowing, stomach-twisting, eye-opening and ultimately heart-breaking film. See it – today! Filmmaker Robert Kenner ‘lifts the veil’ on our nation’s food industry. Our food supply is now controlled by a handful of for-big-profit corporations who seem […]

Stressed: 7 ways to pray, chant and breathe it away.

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 […]

Laws of Un-Attraction: Top 10 Tips on How to Be Fabulous

Chances are you’ve heard about the Laws of Attraction. The basic concept is that you attract into your life whatever you think about. Positive thoughts and beliefs create a positive life; negative thoughts and beliefs attract negativity. One sure way […]

Happy Weight Loss: 10 Sunny Ways to Make Your Day A Good One

This Beliefnet blogger asked Kick in the Tush Club members to answer the following question, “What is your good morning recipe?”And Sunny Gal answered! Good goin’ Sunny Gal! Thanks!!!!10 Sunny Ways to Make Your Day a Good One!1. A good […]

National Donut Day: Our Lady of Weight Loss takes on Krispy Kreme!

As an antidote to National Donut Day, Our Lady of Weight Loss gave a shout out to the Angel of Avocado. “HELP! Send a healthy recipe, now! Look what the big chains – Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme – are doing […]

New Moon: How to utilize the power of the new moon to change your life.

The hype for The Twilight Saga: New Moon has begun. I caught a trailer for it this morning. Looks good, if you like Vampires, and who doesn’t? And speaking of New Moons, I was wondering if you were aware of […]

Mo’Nique loses 40 pounds: puts a lid on it

Mo’Nique, the full figured – fat is fabulous – celebrity and author of Skinny Women are Evil and Skinny Cooks Can’t Be Trusted, finally reached the point of no return when she topped the scales of injustice at 262 pounds. […]

The No Diet Way: Smoothies Promote Weight Loss (fat burning recipes)

This Beliefnet blogger knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And now that summer is here with its abundance of fresh fruit, there’s no excuse not to start your day on the right note. You can […]

A Reduction Sauce of Undying Love: Inspired by Tori and Dean?

Tori Spelling recently celebrated her 36th birthday and her husband, Dean McDermott, surprised her with a new tattoo featuring a large Koi fish symbolizing Tori, with three baby Koi (the children), and a spray of peonies, which stand for health […]

American Idol: Kris Allen – the morning after.

I thought that the shock of Boy-Next-Store, Kris Allen winning the “American Idol” title over Rock Star Adam Lambert would wear off by the time the morning rolled around and I’d downed a cup of coffee or two. I thought […]

American Idol Finale: 6 Stress-Busting Snacks

I don’t know about you but this Beliefnet blogger is a bit concerned as to how she is going to get through tonight’s American Idol finale. It promises to be a star-studded nail-biter of an event. Will the stress of […]

Mental Health Now: Feeling Blue? Need a Mood Lift?

Feeling blue? In need of a fast, quick, lift? Something you can do right now, with or without a friend?! This blogger invites you to add to our ‘feel good now’ list. 1. Smile. 2. Breathe. 3. Pick wild […]

How ill-mannered are you?

After I did a bit of research on etiquette, I was shocked to learn that my family is made up of a bunch of ill-mannered heathens. And, if I were to be perfectly honest, I’d have to say that I’m […]

Biggest Loser Winner: Puzzled? Are you?

This week’s jigsaw weight loss art was inspired by Helen Phillips’ Biggest Loser Win. Question: Helen Phillips’ has lost it. Will she find it, again? Comment below. For more celebrity weight loss: Biggest Loser Winner: Helen Phillips’ big win? Kirstie […]

How do you stop yourself?

It takes a lot of energy for a person to stay stuck, to keep a problem firmly alive and in place. How do you stop yourself from permanently losing weight? People say to me, “No matter what I do, I […]

Biggest Loser Winner: Helen Phillips’ big win?

I don’t mean to be a buzz-kill … and I do offer my heartfelt weighty congratulations to Helen Phillips for losing 54.47% of her initial weight (now weighing in at 117 pounds), and for gaining $250,000 and a new attitude. […]

Elizabeth Edwards: from public humiliation to new reality

This article, written by Beliefnet blogger Janice Taylor is featured in both The Huffington Post and USA Today! Read on and be sure to comment! People say that we only get ‘what we can handle,’ that there are ‘lessons to […]

Rebecca Romijn: Lose 60 Pounds, No Exercise!

Rebecca Romijn (a.k.a. Rebecca Romain and Rebecca Romjin-Stamos) claims that she lost (never to be found again) 60 lbs after giving birth to twin girls, Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip … 35 pounds in the first three weeks, […]

Weigh-In: You are beyond measure.

This week’s jigsaw puzzle was inspired by and is for those who grapple with the numbers of the scale. Do NOT let the scales of injustice put you into a tail spin! People listen up, the number of the scale […]

6 Simple Fat Loss Tips: Shed Those Pounds

Weight loss is on one hand rather simple … … if you follow some basic tips, the pounds can and will melt away. 6 Simple Diet Tips that will help you shed those pounds … 1. Reduce your fat, sugar […]

Music Cures: Weight Loss to Common Cold

Did you know that music activates the same feel good center of your brain that food does? It’s true! Listen to music: Lose weight. (Wow, that was easy!) And … there’s more . . . Fight Off the Common Cold: […]

What will happen when you become fit & healthy?

No one is an island, unto themselves. People belong to wider systems, and it’s useful to think through, to know how a change will affect those systems. As you let go of your excess weight, become slim, fit and healthy, […]

Mother’s Day Recipes – Satisfying and Scrumptious (video included)

We are visiting my 93 year-young mother on Mother’s Day. While she lives along, drives and is A-okay in every way, she no longer cooks! (Not that she was much of a cook to being with … oops, don’t tell […]

OVERWEIGHT: Will It Kill You?

A new study led by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health reports that hundreds of thousands of deaths each year are due to diet and lifestyle. Below are the numbers of annual deaths in the United States due to […]

What If Weight Loss Were No Longer an Issue?

Food for thought … Now, just imagine … What IF weight loss were no longer an issue? What WOULD you do with all that time and energy? How often do you think about your weight? How often do you think […]

Boost Your Immune System: Survive Swine Flu

Dramatically Increase Your Ability to Survive Swine Flu Avoid airplanes, subways, confined spaces and BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM!!! Imagine that your immune system is your own personal army. Your troops guard against attacks from ‘alien’ forces, and they defend against […]

The Ultimate Weight Loss Question-The Ultimate ANSWER!

How Can I Lose Weight???!!? I received an email from a reader enquiring, “Can you give me some pointers on weight loss?” To which I replied, “might you please be more specific?” After all, I could write volumes on the […]

Is Oprah Hypnotizing You?

Is Oprah not the best and most master hypnotist ever? This Beliefnet blogger and reporter is coming to you ‘live’ from Kripalu Yoga & Health where I am leading the most remarkable and enlightening workshop ever (No doubt about it! […]

SWINE FLU: Avoid It Like the Plague

A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 100 m.p.h. and then ‘it’ LANDS with a thud on door knobs, hand railings, elevator buttons, grocery carts, telephones … on anything and everything that you mindlessly and automatically touch on […]

Healthy Mindset: Psychology Today Talks with Our Lady of Weight Loss

Chewing the Fat: Susan K. Perry, Ph.D., Creating In Flow blogger for Psychology Today and Janice Taylor, author, blogger, weight loss coach dish the dirt, chew the fat, and talk ‘creative weight loss.’! THE INTERVIEW: Get Creative, Lose Weight, Find […]

Exercise for the Exercise Phobic

KICK ’em and TWIST ’em Exercise Tips for Exercise Drop-Outs. Our Lady of Weight Loss wanted me to share some exercise ideas for those of us who are NOT gym bunnies … some creative ideas to loosen us up, get […]

KILL Food Cravings! See Red.

This week’s Weight Loss Art was inspired by an amazing dish of Kimchi (Korean Spicy Cabbage) that I so enjoyed! It’s spicy flavor left me seeing ‘red!’ And FYI … spicy foods are great for voiding a desire for something […]

Creative Exercise: Polish Off a Piece of Cake

Want to polish off that piece of cake? Try polishing the dressers instead. Given the amount of running around I do, I barely have enough time to sleep, much less exercise and/or clean. (Plus, I resist – neither activity is […]

How Mean Are YOU?

How mean are you? To others? To yourself? Our Lady of Weight Loss has received hundreds if not thousands of emails from readers who ‘confess’ their self-sabotaging and mean-spirited words … all directed at themselves! Words, thoughts and sentiments that […]

Scientists: Obesity Causes Global Warming

Oh My … more bad news for those (34% of Americans) who are obese. In a study released by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine scientists found that overweight people emit more carbon emissions than slim […]

United Airlines: Double Your Fat, Double Their Pleasure.

United Airlines is the latest airline to jump on the anti-fat bandwagon and penalize their overweight passengers by charging them, should they not fit ‘comfortably’ into one seat, for two seats! They say that they are doing this because they […]

Angelina Jolie vs. Susan Boyle: What is Beauty?

This week’s jigsaw puzzle was inspired by Susan Boyle, whose inner beauty radiates outward; whose inner beauty made the world smile; whose authenticity made us cry! Here’s to you Susan Boyle! Thank you!!! More Beauty TIPS? Salt: from Food to […]

Emotional Eating ALERT!!!! YOU Deserve … Cake? Comfort? Love?

People tell me that they “deserve” cake, or a burger or fries, or a binge. They tell me that they have had a stressful day and “deserve” to, in effect, go hog wild! When you use food to comfort yourself, […]

QUIZ: Are YOU a Food Addict?

What characterizes a food addiction? Simply put, you no longer feel that you have the choice to stop eating. The foods seems stronger than you. The food also gives you a false sense of pleasure; pleasure that inevitably turns into […]

Dr. Laura: Mean-Spirited; Anti-Fat

Here’s what Kick in the Tush Club member, Nathanne, has to say about Dr. Laura and “her horrible attitude toward overweight people.” (She was inspired to speak out by last week’s post “Governor Paterson Declares War!” Dear Janice ~ The […]

American Idol: Gay Contestants? Does Anyone Care?

This past weekend, the New York Times published an article by Guy Trebay: American Idol’s Big Tease. Guy Trebay writes: “You are Adam Lambert, the contestant widely tipped as a favorite to be the next winner of “American Idol.” And […]

Our Lady of Rebirth

Today’s Weight Loss Art* is inspired by the spring. Flowers, beauty, new birth … and love. She is lovely! I give you Our Lady of Rebirth! Fat-Melting Links: The Spring Time Express: time to melt the fat as we turn […]

My Arse Hurts (and it’s expanding)

This is a favorite of mine; something that Kick in the Tush Club members look forward to receiving! Something you might want to consider on Easter Day (and the days that follow) … … here follows some vital Eastern Candy […]

How to STOP Eating!

I know that nighttime eating is a prob … (oops, almost said problem) … it’s a challenge for many of us, so I thought I would share my number one secret as to how to stop eating at the end […]

WALK: Relieve Constipation, Cure Impotence

Today is National Walking Day. In commemoration of this day, here follows … … The Benefits of Walking by Janice Taylor (excerpt from her best-selling book, Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of […]

Reduce Belly Fat: The Happiness Diet

How to Kick-Start Your Pursuit of Happiness by Janice Taylor As a life coach and author, I have worked with thousands of people who are searching for their life happiness. My work is to move them toward their authentic selves, […]

Poetry Month: Love. Loss. God, my co-pilot.

This week’s Our Lady of Weight Loss ART was inspired by the poem ‘Yesterday’ written by Cody Walker. Walker’s book “Shuffle and Breakdown“, combines a pinch of Walt Whitman with a dash of Richard Pryor. Readers can expect to be […]

Kathy Ireland: Overweight. Overwhelmed.

Top model, former Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl, Kathy Ireland, plumped up and packed on 25 pounds “without even knowing it! ” Kathy, like HOLA! I gained 3 pounds last month and could tell immediately; as soon as my ‘love […]

Star Jones: Addict, Depressed and Honest.

I’ve not been a fan of Star Jones, but I am now.I tuned into Oprah yesterday: “Fat to Thin (and possibly back again) In the Public Eye” (my title; not Oprah’s), which featured Valerie Bertinelli, Marie Osmond and Star Jones. […]

The Power of Gray: Six Succulent, Money-Making, Winning Ways to Power Up

I consider myself an optimistic person. When I was a very little girl the movie Pollyanna hit the screens and I loved it, and I took it in on a cellular level. Pollyanna starred Jane Wyman (Ronald Regan’s ex-wife), Karl […]

QUIZ: How Optimistic Are You? (on a NOT so great morning!)

I am uncharacteristically in a ‘bad’ mood. I woke up at 3:45 a.m. with a banger of a headache; my husband has the flu and is coughing up a storm (I sure hope I don’t catch it), and when I […]

Portion Control: What Is a Serving Size?

Size Matters! In a survey commissioned by the American Institute for Cancer Research, 78% of respondents said that eating certain types of food while avoiding others was more important to their weight loss efforts than eating less food. Wrong! By […]

Sunday Puzzle: Tune In * Turn On * Drop Out …

Tune In * Turn On * Drop Out … We are about to travel back to the ’60s. Get your Flower Power sign, your tied-dyed T-shirt out of storage (or borrow your parents’)! Get ready to “Tune In” … again!Hair […]

Earth Hour Las Vegas (video)

dFor those who participated in Earth Hour (and for those who did not) here follows a link to Earth Hour Las Vegas, as well as Earth Hour Kuwait, San Francisco and more! Videos galore!For more green, energy saving ideas …… […]

Grow Your Own. Boost Your Mood.

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. So what better thing to do than to grown your own Kitchen Herb […]

Is Splenda Safe?

I’ve been hearing a lot of bad buzz about Splenda. “Many body-conscious people opt for artificial sweeteners instead of sugar when they want to satisfy their sweet tooth. Splenda is a common choice. What is Splenda? It’s a mixture of […]

David Letterman Marries: Shared Stress?

David Letterman married his long-time main squeeze Regina Lasko. Will marriage change them? Will all this publicity add stress to their relationship? Janice Taylor, Life & Happiness Coach, has some tips on how to talk it out when you and […]

Mt Redoubt: Is Your Inner Volcano Erupting?

This morning’s hot topic (literally and figuratively)… “Alaska’s Mt. Redoubt volcano erupted late Monday and early Tuesday in “four large explosions,” sending an ash plume an estimated 50,000 feet into the air, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported.” … brought to […]

Dog’s Listen: Your Sunday Puzzle

This week’s Our Lady of Weight Loss jigsaw puzzle was inspired by the Jewish proverb … “No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.” For tips on how to listen … go to: Listen Up! For […]

Water Day: Drink Enough Holy Water to Frighten Noah …

The Ten Commandments of Permanent Fat Removal: Commandment #7: “Thou shalt drink enough Holy Water to frighten Noah and map out all the restrooms in thy village.” Today is National Water Day! A good time to remember that drinking water […]

How to Make an AFFIRMATION CONTAINER (and change your life)!

An affirmation is a form of auto-suggestion a.k.a. self-hypnosis, in which a statement is made about the future in the present tense, as if it had already happened in the past. Yes, that’s right. Repeat, please … An affirmation is […]

Just Listen

“No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.” ~ Jewish Proverb Imagine what it would be like if we really listened to each other? You know, instead of half-listening; instead of ‘sort of’ paying attention while […]

THE COLOR GREEN: Sound Judgment. Stability. St. Patrick.

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and this blogger is curious how the color green is going to affect her day. The Psychodynamics of Green by Janice Taylor Color can create balance and harmony within us, on all levels: physical, mental, emotional […]

Diet Cheat Sheet: Tips Plain n’ Simple

One of the Kick in the Tush Club members and participant of the Fill Up On Happiness e-diet coaching program wrote me and asked for a few simple diet tips. Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I am loving […]

Go Green: The St. Patrick’s Day Diet

Today’s jiggy jigsaw puzzle is inspired by St. Patrick’s Day! And the puzzle is complete with a green, St. Patty’s inspired diet recipe. More to come! (Turkey) Bacon and Cabbage Soup (original recipe called for Irish Bacon, but hey, this […]

Friday 13: Improve Your Luck

Friday the 13th: Luck By Chance? by Janice Taylor Luck is thought to happen by chance; it’s not thought to be something you can plan for or obtain by intention. Some say luck is decided by our fates, or believe […]

How to Make 1001 Friends

It’s official!!! I have 1,001 friends! AMAZING!!! True – many of my new friends are ‘virtual’ friends; people with whom I communicate on-line and not necessarily in person. Nevertheless, a friend is a friend, and I am grateful to call […]

Increase Energy: 4 Simple, Fast and Easy Ways to Say Yes to Life

When we are energized, feeling good, hydrated, smiling and breathing in the poetry of life, we are less likely to gravitate towards food as a form of self-medication and more likely to open up to living la vida feliz … […]

Money Matters: How to Get America’s Energy and Economy Flowing Freely Again

There is no doubt that we are in crisis. And yes, President Obama has assembled a kick-tush team of experts, and while these experts are diligently working day and night to implement a stimulus package to re-kindle the economy, I […]

JigSaw Puzzle: Barbie Turns 50

Hi everyone! This week’s jigsaw puzzle was inspired by Barbie’s 50th Anniversary! Have fun getting jiggy! For more Barbie fun: 1959 Barbie Commercial!!! Barbie Turns 50: home photos! Be sure to ‘tune into’ … Profound Paths to Health, Healing and […]

Profound Paths to Health, Healing and Happiness

Good News!!! Janice Taylor (the voice of Our Lady of Weight Loss) is participating in a GREAT tele-seminar series, along with the following speakers. There’s no charge! Be sure to mark your calendars and TUNE-IN for the following talks! Week […]

1959 Barbie Commercial! First EVER. VIDEO

I just LOVE this commercial! It’s so 1959!!! Happy Birthday, Barbie.More about Barbie, Midge, Ken and Allan! Spread the word … NOT the icing!Janice———————————————————————————-Janice Taylor is a Life & Happiness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, […]

Barbie Turns 50

Happy Birthday BARBIE! Dear Barbie, I miss you, Barbie. I really do, and I apologize for abruptly packing you and Ken up into your dollhouse and selling you to the kid down the street for movie and gasoline money. What […]

Famous Failures

Hey there! As you may (or may not) know, I offer an e-course called “Fill Up On Happiness.” One of the things we do (those who are participating and myself) is share inspiring, uplifting videos. Some videos are designed to […]

Healing Chakra Foods, Chaos and Life-In-General

Hi Everyone! Today has been C-R-A-Z-Y!!! Here’s the low-down! My 93 year-old mother’s neighbor who is 75 fell, so my mother is taking care of her! My mother is doing her laundry!! Can you believe it??? I’m like “Mom, are […]

10 Tips: Happiness Centered Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss takes a happiness centered approach to weight loss. It is her mission to make weight loss fun … to make weight loss a joyful experience. Here follows ten of her top tips that she feels […]

Dr. Seuss Birthday: Green Eggs and Ham Recipe!

It’s a YUM MONDAY!!!!… Snowing like MAD in NYC and it’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday! What an awesome combo.In honor of the great Dr. Seuss here follows my infamous GREEN EGGS n’ HAM Recipe! (See below for more recipe links to […]

Want to Lose Weight? Then … READ THIS!

CALORIES RULE The largest-ever controlled study of weight-loss methods was published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. More than 800 overweight adults were assigned to one of four diets that reduced calories through a variety of combinations. […]

Financial Crisis: 5 Money Rituals that Increase Cash Flow

In these financial tight times, Our Lady of Weight Loss requested that I share her 5 favorite money rituals with you. She feels confident that these rituals will not only keep the money flowing and returning to you, but will […]

Financial Crisis Aside: The Power of the Presidential Smile

I watched the President’s address last night and wow! I could not help but to be positively and happily affected by all the infectious smiles from both sides of the aisle – in particular both President Obama’s smile and Vice […]

Fear of Losing

A TASTY TIDBIT from the “Fill Up On Happiness e-Diet CURE.” Before you can fill up on happiness, you need to clear out the cobwebs. Join with us as we declutter our minds, physical environments and bodies and make room […]

CURE Fear of Fat! (jigsaw puzzle included)

Do You Suffer From: FatSuitAphobia??? by Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach/Weight Loss Artist As you know, I have created a program called “Fill Up On Happiness e-diet.” It’s a kick-tush e-coaching program that will blow the fat cells right out […]

Resourceful, Creative and Thinnish: words to chew on

I decided to write about creativity today because too many of you guys write me and tell me that you are not creative. And I BEG to differ. YOU are tremendously creative. Creativity is NOT about being a visual artist, […]

Lethal Drug Combinations! Can Your RX Kill You?

According to a study published by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, about 51.5 million of the 3 billion prescriptions filled in the United States each year contain some sort of error. That averages out to 4 out […]

Forget Bristol Palin: It’s TEA Time!

Time to take a break from Bristol Palin talking about how abstinence is not possible, the Chimp Attack and the Ashera Cat (I want one, too! Only $22,000), and join with me for a tea time break! The Cheshire Cat: […]

JigSaw Sunday: How Important is Your Health and Happiness???

How IMPORTANT is “THIS” to YOU??? (this being your health, your weight, your determination to let go of what no longer serves you) While talking to one of my star weight loss coaching clients (you are all stars in your […]

Valentine’s Day: The Best Lover of All

Today is Valentine’s Day (as if you needed me to tell you!). And ‘they’ say that Valentine’s Day is for lovers. Well, that’s just swell if you have a lover, and even then it can go bust (manage your expectations […]

Friday the 13th: Scared? You Should Be!!!

Friday the 13th is the most widespread superstition in America! AND – hold onto your unlucky hats – there appear to be three such happenings on our 2009 calendar: February 13, March 13, and November 13. For those of you […]

Now Serving Platterfuls of Second Chances: February Resolutions!

Not to bring up a sore spot, but as your resident Life, Happiness and Weight Loss Coach, I’ve been wondering how y’all are doing with your January resolutions? Are they working for you? Often, we start the year off with […]

STUMP Wins It ALL: 5 Life Lessons From A Sussex Spaniel (video)

The odds were against Stump, the ten-year-old Sussex Spaniel, who won the 133rd annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show. AGAINST the ODDS:For one thing STUMP is OLD, a senior in dog years – 10. He re-emerged from retirement after taking […]

Sweet Anticipation: EATING HONEY with Pooh Bear.

Just now … while working on my Fill Up On Happiness e-Diet, I came across this quote from A.A. Milne that is so amazing, so useful, so brilliant, I just had to stop everything and post if for y’all right […]

Recession Proof Your Life: STRESS BUSTERS

Are you stressed? Irritable? Having trouble sleeping? Do you feel like screaming? Crying? Eating??? You are NOT alone! In these stressful times, it’s essential to have an arsenal of coping mechanisms at hand – other than food. I mean, really, […]

Valentine’s Day JigSaw Puzzle

There are a few theories floating out there about the origins of St. Valentine’s Day. Here follows my favorite. It comes from Belarus*. It is believed in Belarus*, that St. Valentine’s Day originated from the story that upon rejection by […]

Say “Shhhhhh….” to the Scale of Injustice

Today, put the scale of injustice away and say to that voice in your mind that mocks the number and torments the soul … “shhhhhhh.” Forgive the dietary transgressions, forgive… … because with forgiveness comes empathy, understanding and forgiveness moves […]

St. Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu: Eat, Have Sex, Lose Weight!!!

St. Valentine’s Day is next Saturday, February 14th (as if you didn’t know), and I wanted to be sure to get your dinner menu to you now, giving you enough time to think the evening through, create your shopping list, […]

Your Moment of ‘Ahhhhhhh’ – Be Happy

I am diligently working on my “Fill Up On Happiness” e-diet plan … launching next week! … and in so searching for happiness, I came across this one minute video that I do believe is a good way to start […]

Janice & Dr. Norris Weigh-In: Hungry for LAUGHTER?

Continuing the Dr. Norris and Janice ‘blog-O-sation’ … … Dr. Norris says, “OK. Stop. I’m all into making weight loss fun, but I need to get serious now. IS WHAT YOU’RE HUNGRY FOR … HEALTH? … or PLEASURE?” I don’t […]

Hard Boiled Eggs, Caviar and Sex!!!

I am in the midst of putting my St. Valentine’s menu together. It’s loaded with aphrodisiacs!!! Caviar being one of them, which led me to an amazing Deviled Eggs recipe (topped with caviar). (See below). The instructions warned that one […]

Janice & Dr. Norris Weigh-In: What Are You Hungry For?

… continuing my ‘blog-O-sation’ with Dr. Norris … Let There Be Cake!!! Dr. Norris … speaking of mothers … have you seen the video of my 92-year-young mother, Harriet, Queen of Cake??? Oh My Goodness!!! Cake reigned supreme in our […]

Janice & Dr. Norris Weigh-In: What are YOU hungry for?

Hey Y’all …. Dr. Norris Chumley and this blogger were chatting last week on the phone (yup, on the phone – tre retro!), and we thought it would be fun to dish the dirt, chew the fat, blog-to-blog from time-to-time. […]

DIET Re-defined! from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Dictionary

Our Lady of Weight Loss spoke to me in my sleep last night. Actually, I wasn’t quite asleep. I was dozing … in the delicious half wake/half sleep state. Yum! SHE has been communicating with me in this fashion for […]

Get Jiggy with Our Lady (a puzzle): February LOVE … March MADNESS

It’s February 1. Hip Hip Hooray … the days are getting longer; the sun is feeling warmer and hope is in the air!!! February is a month of LOVE! Enjoy this week’s Get Jiggy with OLofWL Puzzle! Spread the word […]

The Lemon … 15 More Secrets! (shhhh … don’t tell)

You may remember that this Beliefnet blogger wrote about LEMONS just last week! Lemons: Antidote to What Ails You! And now … Beliefnet continues the lemon story with a spectacular gallery: 15 Hidden Health Secrets of Lemon – sure to […]


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

Your NOT To Do List

People often ask me, “How do you do it all?” To which I respond, “What makes you think I do it all? I don’t. I can’t remember the last time I cleaned, for goodness sake.” Here’s how to clear your […]

How to Build Your Self-Confidence Muscle

Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, in particular, weight loss. If we don’t feel good about ourselves; feel confident – what do we do? We head to the fridge. Stuff those feelings down. EAT! All […]

Mental Fitness: A Guide to Revitalizing Your Brain Circuits

Nine Nimble Steps to a Svelte and Willowy Mind by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, 50-pound big-time-loser As the natural aging process slowly yet steadily sets in, our mental and physical functions can, in time, become impaired. However, […]

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