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Puzzled? What Happens When You Howl at the SuperMoon?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Howl at the SuperMoon,” is inspired by the SuperMoon! Last night, the moon called to me, “Janny, come outside NOW!”  (Yes, the moon calls me Janny, because we are tight; she is […]

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Puzzled? Can You Wake Up Happy?

Last night, I set my internal alarm clock to “happy,” with an intention to “wake up happy.”  And when I did “wake up happy,” I smiled. I smiled and then I took in a deep breath.  I created joyful thoughts […]

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8 Moment of Zen Cowgirl Style Quotes

This week’s collection of curious quotes to chew on, “8  Moment of Zen Cowgirl Style Quotes” is inspired by the Tucson Rodeo Parade.  Yes, folks, this morning, bright n’ early—at 6:45 a.m.—we headed downtown to South Tucson to watch the […]

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Weighty Wisdom: Roadmap to Freedom

“Being diligent in your practice should not depend on your mood of the moment. Whether your meditation session is enjoyable or irritating, easy or hard, the important thing is to persevere. It is when you don’t feel like meditating that […]

#OneWord Thursday: Simple, Easy, Happy #Change #Change #Change

People want to know, how I permanently lost 50 pounds.  People ask, “What your secret?”   The answer is simple.  I changed.  I changed my thoughts, my beliefs, my behaviors; I dropped my “I can’t” baggage, and then I changed the […]

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

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

Kick Tush Tuesday: 17 Tips – Listen to Your Body

Now is the time to make good use of time. Today is the day to begin a perfect day. ~ Sri Chimnoy Greetings Tushkateers!    How are YOU this fine day? Over these past few weeks, my body, my mind […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: “You Deserve ________ .”

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

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

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

Spirit Story: Two Wolves

A Native American grandfather is talking to his grandson about how he feels about a tragedy in their village. “I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart.  One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Bittneress Imprisons, Love Releases

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

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

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

Breaking the Sugar Habit: Gandhi’s Story

Back in the day, in the 1930’s I believe, there was a young man who was obsessed with eating sugar.  His mother was concerned, knowing that sugar is a ‘bad’ habit and not good for the health of her son, […]

Chewing the Fat: Beer Belly vs. Bible Quotes

Chewing the Fat … Our Lady of Weight Loss and Dave Chew the Fat … and passages from the Bible appear! Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I gave up the beer and started working at a gym. I […]

End of 2011 Etiquette QUIZ: How Ill-Mannered Are YOU?

Now that the basic family holidays are behind us – the food and  gift-giving, candle lighting, sugar-coated, glazed holidaze – I sat this morning, the last day of 2011, reliving and reflecting on some of the ‘highlights’ of these past […]

JigSaw Puzzle Monday: The Secret Meaning of HO

Last night, I had a dream!  Our Lady of Weight Loss was standing on the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway singing, “Ho Ho Ho,” as she handed out little bags of stardust to those who passed by. It was […]

6 Energy Zappers: Exhausted? Stuck In a Rut?

Is your zig in a zag?  Is your energy stuck on ‘low burn?  Are you in a ‘slump?’ Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, tells us … “Whenever I’m in a slump, the first thing that I do is investigate […]

13 Quotes – Honoring Mother Theresa’s 101st Birthday

As I understand it, when Mother Theresa was asked if she would march in an anti-war protest, she declined.  She said, however, that she would march for peace.  We manifest what we focus on.  Focusing on war even in the […]

Your Body is Talking to You. Are You Listening???

Have you ever wondered what your body might have to say about the way you live your life; more specifically, about the foods that you are stuffing down, down, down into ‘her???’ How often do you listen to your body?  […]

JigSaw Sunday – The Summer of Miracle Whips (quotes, cures and puzzles)

Today’s Sunday Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by my new 6-week e-summer CURE entitled “The Summer of Miracle Whips (and NO! I’m not talking about mayonnaise),” that is sure to – renew your spirit end negative self-talk end emotional […]

9 Steps – How to Surrender to Love

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not […]

Janice Taylor to Speak on Energized Living Today, April 7

If you’re like me, living a balanced and healthy lifestyle isn’t easy and it’s hard finding answers to these really tough questions…
* How can I decrease stress and increase energy?
* How can I achieve better health at any age?
* High carb, low carb, raw food, what’s best?
* How can I create healthier relationships?
* What is whole health?

Broken Zippers? Where did your resolution go?

f this tsunami of gloomy feelings comes at the end of a cold or dreary January, after feeling so high and so sure that this year would be the year, forgetaboutit. We have hit into the trifecta of upset: Broken resolve, busted zippers, heavy hearts.

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.

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.

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!

Feng Shui Thursday: Is Your Kitchen Making You Fat?

According to the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui, your kitchen is the central part of your home that provides nourishment and sustains life. Here, Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, shares some very interesting tips that are sure to get your Feng Shui energy moving!

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?

The 21 Day Cure: Feed Your Soul. Lose Weight.

Here, in – The 21 Day Cure: Feed Your Soul. Lose Weight. – Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, Hypnotherapist and 50 pound weight-loss-winner, reveals the secrets of permanent weight loss.

BBQ: Best Bang for Your Calorie Buck

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

12 Quotes: In Celebration of Mother Teresa’s Birthday

For over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity’s expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries. Following her death she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. (Source: Wikipedia) Here follow a dozen quotes that fill the soul.

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.

Is your Mouth of Chi blocked or blessed?

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

7 Ways to Be Perfectly Imperfect

If perfectionism is interfering with your life, in any way (weigh), shape (pear shaped or apple) or form, I invite you to consider letting go of this potentially dangerous characteristic.

Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. Who’s fat?

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

WATCH IT (video alert) – HUGE added to ABC Family ‘FAT’ Line UP

“HUGE,” a new drama, starring Hairspray’s Nikki Blonsky and Hayley Hasselhoff (yup, David Hasselhoff’s daughter) premieres this Monday, June 28th on ABC Family, The story takes place at a Camp Shane, a weight loss camp for kids located in upstate New York, where larger-than-life teens sort through the challenges and of being an overweight teenager.

Today is … Eat Your Vegetables Day (to die for recipe included)

Today, June 17th, is yet another ‘bizarre’ yet wonderful holiday! “Eat Your Vegetables Day” falls smack dab in the middle of National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month! A timely reminder and opportunity to add healthy portions of fruits and veggies to your healthy living plan. Recipes and video included!

Weight Loss Myths and Lies

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

Shockwave Transformers: 10 Shockingly Sugarless Ways to Lose “It”

I ran into the Buddha on the Road to Sveltesville, and I said, “Buddha, I’ve been thinking that I great way to begin to lose weight would be to eliminate high fat and sugary foods. What do you think?” And the Buddha replied, “Maybe!” What did the Buddha mean? …. Here follows some new thinking on how to move from heavy to light that has nothing to do with fat or sugar!!!

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!

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

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

JigSaw Sunday: My 50-Pound Zen Weight Loss Secret

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

Aesop’s Birthday. A weight loss fable?

In celebration of Aesop’s birthday, Janice Taylor – your weight loss coach – shares her favorite Weight Loss Fable??? Hmmmmm ….

Healthy Trim: Seeing is Believing

Just for a moment now, I invite you to imagine what it might look like to be living a “healthy trim” life? Because seeing “healthy trim” is your first step toward manifesting a healthy lifestyle! Visualization is an essential element […]

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

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

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!

Simon Monjack, Brittany Murphy’s husband found dead

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

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

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

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!

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

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

Mother’s Day Quotes and Cards

As we all know, Mother’s Day is fast approaching! This year, in addition to giving my mother a homemade card (and a gift, of course), I thought I would send a mother’s day card to my children, too! Why not? It’s an opportunity for us to share our thoughts on what it’s like to be a mother!

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!

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.

4 Simple 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 … The Happy Life!

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?

How to Stop Suffering: Forgive and Move On

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

Jesus: Portion Control and The Last Supper

What would Jesus eat and just how much? Just how big were the plates at the Last Supper?

Is God Speaking to You?

Have you ever questioned whether your inspiration, insight or sudden shift in experience was the result of receiving divine guidance or communication?

21 Simple Steps to Living a Life You Love

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

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Please join with me and Our Lady of Weight Loss as we wish all those who celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception a lovely and joyous holiday.

Halloween Quotes: Eat, drink and be scary.

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

The color orange: dieter’s friend or foe?

Be forewarned!!! Orange is a stimulant. It stimulates emotions, thoughts, conversation and even appetite. With Halloween upon us and its pumpkins piled high at every green market, perched on every doorstep, along with those mountains of haunting little orange devils called candy corn found at every turn of the supermarket, it’s no wonder we’re in danger of caving-in to the call of the candy-filled Jack-O-Lantern.

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.

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!

Yom Kippur: Forgiveness and Faith

“You are asked for this one day and one night to starve your body so your soul can feast on faith and adoration.”

Spiritual Weight Loss: 10 Commandments of Permanent Fat Removal

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

Pampering 101: Cookies and Milk

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

Insomnia Cookies: 25 Tips to Better Sleep

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

International Day of Peace 2009: 52 affirmations

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

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.

28 days: 28 diet tips

Janice Taylor, Spiritual Weight Loss Coach, Guided Imagery Innovator, author and 50 pound loser offers 28 diet tips, a take-away from her 4-week program!

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?

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!

A Flat Belly Diet and Sassy Water Prayer

Want to have a flat belly?

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.

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!), […]

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 […]

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. […]

Weight Loss God Wink? No Excuses?

Do you believe in God Winks? The dictionary meaning of a God wink is “something taken as evidence that a higher power is at work; a coincidence.” SQuire Rushnell, author of “When God Winks at New Beginnings,” Beliefnet blogger brother, […]

Passionate Living 101: Burn fat & live life large

Motivation is not task driven. It’s all about emotion. It’s fire driven. In order to permanently lose weight, we need to be passionate. And … you’ve got to fuel your passion (just like you have to fuel your body and […]

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 […]

What YOU Say: Food Demons and Voices of Doubt

A Kick in the Tush Club member writes about the her Food Demons and Alien Voices. Dear Janice ~ I was reading your book, Our Lady of Weight Loss, and when got to the evil twin chapter, I really paused […]

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, […]

A Miracle of Clearing Proportions!

Praise Be and Thanks to Karen Kingston, author of Clearing Sacred Space with Feng Shui, who through her brilliant pages, gave to me the precious gift of permission to … (drum roll please) Permission to Let go of and Get […]

My Arse Hurts

A Kick in the Tush Club member sent me the above card. So funny! Thanks to SJ! I just had to pass it on to you all. And … in hopes of keeping us honest, here follows an Easter Candy […]

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