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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Ways to End Worry

According to the University of the West of England in Bristol, 34% of women recently have had a nightmare, as compared to 19% of the men who participated in their study.  Women, they found, are more likely to ponder, worry […]

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To Sum You Up 420 : 70% beautiful, 75% naughty, 80% sweet, 95% sweet, 100 % lovely

Today is 420 a.k.a. National Weed Day, Marijuana Appreciation Day, National Smoke Day and Stoner’s Day. The origins of 420 are a bit cloudy, covered in smoke, hazy if you will. “You are 70% beautiful, 75% naughty, 80% sweet, 95% […]

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#OneWord : 8 Quotes Guaranteed to Bring a Tear to the Eye!

Just the other night, a few friends were hanging out over “here” (as in my house).  One word led to the next, as words do, and for the life of me I can’t remember how the conversation turned to tears, […]

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Coach Yourself Thinnish: Is Your Solar Plexus Singing the Fat Blues?

Is your solar plexus making you fat?   The celiac plexus, also known as the solar plexus, is a complex network of nerves (a plexus) located in the abdomen, where the celiac trunk, superior mesenteric artery, and renal arteries branch from […]

#OneWord – #Fear : How to Scare the Pants Off Yourself !?!

What stops you? What stops you from achieving, from manifesting that which you want? What stops you, gets in your way, weighs you down? Whatever name you put to “it,” “it” is fear: fear of failure, fear of success, fear […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: Enough Already???

What will you do when you are rich enough, thin enough, smart enough, when you have enough? Seriously, if you are not seeking more, striving, pushing, accumulating, what will you do? I’m guessing, given the culture in which we leave, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: It’s NOT About Your Fat; It IS About Your Life

Just the other day, I was talking to a client and sharing the metaphor some of you may have read in my book All Is Forgiven, Move On or heard me speak about on the radio. I thought it worth […]

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 […]

#OneWord: #Stardust and the Meaning of Life

Dig it, Tushkateers (members of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KICK in the TUSH Club), Nine billion years ago – give or take a few years — after the universe began — enough large atoms existed to not only create […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish? What? Huh? Say WHAT?

Often, when people begin to look at their thoughts, behaviors and belief systems, as well as their “stay fat” strategies, they wonder, “Why do I do that?” “Why” indeed?  While I do believe it is useful to know why we […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to Tap Into the Secrets of the Universe

Are you ready, Tushkateers (members of Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s Kick in the Tush Club), to tap tap tap into the secrets of the Universe? I came across an excerpt from The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the […]

Puzzled? Our Lady of the Deep Cleansing Breath wants to know…

This week’s Puzzled? was inspired by Our Lady of the Deep and Cleansing Breath, she who is curious to know: “When was the last time you noticed yourself breathing?  “When was the last time you were awed and grateful for […]

#OneWord : What Shade of #Yellow Are You?

I’ve been thinking about the color yellow. It started when I randomly tossed a throw pillow on “the” chair, as in the new chair –not just any chair.  The yellow perked up the browns, was a great contrast to the […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: Imagine Emptiness ?

What happens when you imagine emptiness; when you imagine that you have pitched, tossed, given your possessions permission to fly away until there is nothing left but elegant and luxurious emptiness?  What happens when you imagine your home spectacularly bare? […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Strengthen Your Immune System

The Journal of the American Medical Association tells us that writing about stressful situations, stressful life events, even the stressors of daily living helps to reduce symptoms of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, and the effects of writing are long lasting. […]

Puzzled? No Need to Shoot!

Reached your wit’s end, have you?  Well, there’s no need to shoot.  What to do?  Get a grip and move on! Sometimes it’s just that simple! As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “No Need […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: How Willing are You?

How far are you willing to go to achieve that which you say you so desperately want? To what length are you willing to go? It may sound extreme, but seriously folks—willingness is powerful! When people (people like you) decide […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: I Want, You Want…Want Power?

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, asked y’all “What do you want? What do you really, really want?” While that sounds like a simple question, it’s not an easy one to answer. People tend […]

Click Yourself Thinnish: Springtime Romance, Courage and Strength?

Given this past winter, I would imagine that you are ready for the big thaw and some spring time romance! As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy WeightLoss JigSaw Click Yourself Thinnish Puzzle, “Springtime Romance,” think loving thoughts and […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: Say What? Lose What?

Is there anything you might lose as a result of achieving your goal, weight loss or otherwise (other than excess weight)? In other words, are there any reasons (good or otherwise) not to change? Is there something that you fear […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: To Quit or NOT to Quit

You might wonder what Patti Smith’s memoir, “Just Kids,” the story of her life with artist Robert Maplethorpe has to do with weight loss. Read on for the answer! One Indian summer day we dressed in our favorite things, me […]

Click Yourself Thin: How to IDENTIFY and REMOVE Obstables

What STOPS you from achieving that which you most definitely want to achieve?  What OBSTACLES are on, in and around your path? As you click through this week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSAW Puzzle: 1.  Think 2. Identify 3. Come […]

#OneWord Thursday: 11 #Energy Quotes – Energize, Invigorate and Strengthen

Often, when I ask, “What will losing weight give you that you wouldn’t otherwise have?” people answer, “energy.”  I suspect that we’d all like to remove whatever is mucking up, blocking, getting in the way (weigh) of, stopping our energy […]

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 – […]

Click Yourself THINNISH: How to Melt Fat Fast !!!

This week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle is inspired by the oh-so-mighty weight loss tool, the BathTub where Our Lady of Melt Fat Fast also known as Our Lady of Fast Melting Fat (which do you prefer?) (Cousin to […]

Miracle Cure: The Freeze Your Ass Off Diet

Yesterday, we flew from Tucson to the east coast with a change of plane in Dallas, where it was snowing like mad and the temperature was a brisk 28 degrees.  Crazy weather? Yes! As we made our way from the […]

Puzzled? Be a Foto-Food Journalist! Lose Weight!

While thumbing through old photos with Our Lady of Weight Loss at my side, I came across “Food Journal Apples,” which I snapped while sitting on a bench in front of ABC Carpets (New York City store that inspires. If […]

#OneWord Thursday: Ready Set #Focus

Whatever your goal may be, weight loss or otherwise, in order to manifest it, you’re going to need to get focused and stay focused on it. Got it? Here, today from Our Lady of Weight Loss, she who does her […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: What Is Letting Go? AND … how tight is your grip?

What is Letting Go?  Letting go is about taking action that results in significant change in your life and/or in the lives of others. It’s about letting go of the status quo. It’s about releasing your “self” in the form […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: End Temptation Now!

The amount of temptation outside the home is enormous. First there’s the office, and the lure of the overflowing bowls of candy in the mailroom, the enticing chocolate chip cookies that your cubicle mate is munching on (rather loudly, I […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Seconds Anyone? Back-on-the-Bandwagon Baked Beans

Yesterday afternoon, I decided to try out a new vegan “chicken” dish.  I was so sure that it would be great, that I called a few friends and said, “Come on over for dinner.  I’m making a vegan meal and […]

Coach Yourself Thinnish: What would losing weight give you…

What would losing weight give you that you wouldn’t otherwise have? What will losing weight do for you? People say, “My resolution is to lose weight.” To which, I reply? “What will achieving that goal give you and/or do for […]

Coach Yourself Thin: What STOPS YOU???

What stops you?  When you hear yourself saying, “I can’t,” stop talking and tune in. In all likelihood, there is a limiting belief lurking in the “fatty” recesses of your mind. Someone like you: “I can’t lose weight.” Ask yourself: […]

Click Yourself Thin: Say Goodbye to Your Last Temptation?

As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Last Temptation,” wave goodbye to the last temptation…your last temptation!  Send whatever might be tempting you to give up, derail, to lose focus on its way.  Send […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Spinach Spoon Bread

Greetings One n’ All,  I spent all day yesterday; yes, every second of the day (no exaggeration), researching, perusing and deciding on what appetizer to make for tonight’s potluck dinner.  There are five of us bringing a variety of dishes.  […]

Beliefnet Feature: Fire Within — 8 Positive Things YOU Can Do In 30 Seconds

Call it what you will, Divine Intervention or Supreme Intelligence.  Beliefnet has the infinite reason to run the gallery piece that I created, wrote, worked hard on entitled:  “8 Positive Things You Can Do In 30 Seconds.” Here’s the start […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How FAT is YOUR Prefrontal Cortex?

We learn through repetition, which is why I am once again telling you to rid thyself and your home of those red-light, trigger foods. Here follows the nitty gritty of it all; the vital “How It Works” information for you […]

Trending on Beliefnet: 21 Best Tips on Happiness

Are you looking for happiness? If  yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Your personal, in your head kind of happiness is a state of being that only you can create. Happiness is a choice that you make!  (Chew […]

New Year. New Story. New You!

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” ~ T.S. Eliot Hello Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and all […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 2015-Drowning in Drama?

Tushkateers, 2015 is but hours away. The New Year is upon us! And I am wondering if you are beginning to look back on 2014, with kindness of course, and deciding what you’d like to work on, change, and/or manifest. […]

2015: The Good Karma Puzzle

As the New Year approaches, Our Lady of Weight Loss wishes you wealth, prosperity, light, wisdom, fortune, fertility, generosity and courage and more!  She’s fairly certain, as am I, that if you click through “2015: Good Karma Puzzle,” then you […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Chick Pea Curry

Hello All!  The Goddess of Cooking Healthy and Warm Dishes (cousin to Our Lady of Weight Loss) smacked me upside my head and said, “Hey, get thy slow cooker out of the closet and get busy. Winter is the perfect […]

How Can You Recharge Your Tired Self During the Holiday Season?

Fatigue can whack us upside our heads any time of year, any time of day, especially during the holidays. So much to do. So little time.  Am I right or am I right?  I’m exhausted just thinking about how tired […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How Did She Lose 60 Pounds…one word answer?

One of my star clients, who just happened to have permanently removed over 60 pounds of excess weight, told me that one of the most important components to her success was—in one word—diligence! That’s right folks. She did not talk […]

aHA Video: How to GET BACK on the WAGON FAST!!!

Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach (that’s me) shares the aHA of permanent weight removal aHA’s in this Get Back On It video!  Tune it and lose it! Weight Loss Served Up Simple and With a Smile! Janice Sign up for […]

Thanksgiving: Best Leftover Sandwiches Ever!!!

Here, Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor (that’s me), whip up 4 amazingly delicious and artfully presented turkey sandwiches. The Day-After Thanksgiving Our Lady of Weight Loss approved Sandwich Recipes! TURKEY BACON CLUB. NO joke! Use fat-free mayo […]

How to EAT (until sated), DRINK (in moderation), and BE GRATEFUL (in excess).

Dearest Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss,  I have a Thanksgiving Challenge for you!  It serendipidously presented itself to me, which means that it did not come from me but rather through me.  The idea to share with […]

Cellulite Barbie Has Arrived and she loves her inner chubby child?

Did you know that Normal Barbie a.k.a. Cellulite Barbie a.k.a. Lammily has arrived? Over the years, Mattel, the maker of Barbie, has received truckloads of criticism about her unrealistic body type. You know, her perky breasts, petite waist, perfectly rounded […]

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

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

SAY WHAT? Student Refuses To Be Weighed; Sent to Principal

Did you hear about Ireland Hobert-Hoch, the student from Southeast Polk Junior High in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, who refused to get on the scale to have her height and her weight recorded and was promptly sent to the principal’s office? […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to Lose 10 Pounds in 3 Minutes?

Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club), devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, How would you like to drop 10 pounds in 3 minutes? “Impossible,” you say. Short of chopping off your head, you are right. But […]

Thanksgiving QUIZ: How Ill-Mannered Are YOU?

Dearest Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, Tushkateers and all who have mysteriously landed on this page, as Thanksgiving is around the corner and you and your families will be gathering around the dining room table,  Our Lady of […]

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Beware the Slippery Slope

Howdy Tushkateers!  Today, on this Kick Tush Tuesday, a Public Service Announcement from none other than Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal.  She wants to know … Are your Halloween celebrations over? Did you […]

Puzzled? Monday, Monday?

Monday, Monday?   Our Lady of Weight Loss wants to know.  Is today The Monday that you’ve been talking about?  You know, the Monday, the Date that you were going to Catch Up On All Matters that Warranted Action?  The Monday […]

15 Halloween Quotes: Lick Something Sweet, Laugh Like a Witch, Zuk Blood

Whether you “vant to zuk blood,” or laugh like a witch, or even lick something sweet, here are 15 Halloween Quotes that will put you in the mood! Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue […]

Double Feature: Sweet Surrender Guide to Halloween and No Sugar Halloween Treats

Two for the price of one!  Your Sweet Surrender Guide to Halloween and some ideas for No Sugar Halloween Treats! Tushkateer Judy R. sent me a few photos of the Trick or Treat bag that she created along with the […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Halloween, Primary Point of Entry to the Holiday Season?

As Halloween (which is—by the way—but a few days away) signifies for the majority of us the beginning of the holiday season, I thought it appropriate to talk about the mouth. Yes, the mouth! Your mouth, my mouth, the mouth […]

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

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Turnips, Weight Loss Handicaps and Gym Bunnies?

Our Lady of Weight Loss is well aware that some of us have bigger challenges to overcome than others, so she had me design a formula for computing our weight loss handicaps, enabling us to compete with those with high […]

Eat This: Be Happy – Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Nachos

If you want to whip up something to impress your overnight guests (or, if you want to whip up something to impress yourself), try this marvelously delish dish!  Guaranteed to keep you sated and smiling for hours to come! Huevos […]

#OneWord Thursday: 12 Ways to Fuel #Abundance

Do you live in abundance? Or, do you have a scarcity mentality? Read through these 12 quotes, ingest them on a cellular level and use them to move away from negativity, away from fear, toward love, gratitude and possibility. Sometimes, […]

Puzzled? A JigSaw Mind Twister – “You Can Never Lick Cake”

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “You Can Never Lick Cake,” can be interpreted in more than one way.  How do you hear it?  “Never lick” or “never lick?” Chew on that as you click through:  “You Can […]

Puzzled? 3 Eggs Splatter…

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “3 Eggs Splattered?” is both a jigsaw puzzle and a riddle (of sorts)! You’ve decided to make scrambled eggs for breakfast. You take three eggs from the refrigerator. As you are oh […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.

While in a poetic state of mind, I wondered if poetry were a reduction sauce might its flavor be an intensified form of “seeing;” a way of acutely observing the physical landscapes, both personal and geographic, of our lives. Might […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Warning–One Must Hard Boil Their Eggs Correctly!

While perusing and cruising the vast world of food and recipes, I stumbled upon one recipe that warned, “One must hard boil their eggs correctly.” Correctly?  You mean you don’t just boil them?  It’s more complicated than that??? My head […]

#OneWord Thursday: Say #YES to Love

The great teachers tell us that you cannot start seeing or understanding anything when you start with “no.” Here, 10 quotes to an inspire a wholehearted yes to the present moment, yes to life, yes to love! “Always say ‘yes’ […]

KICK in the TUSH TUESDAY: Fly High, Break Free, Be Happy

“When once you have tasted flight you will always walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward: for there you have been and there you will always be.” – Henry Van Dyke Happy Kick Tush Tuesday! Recently, I started referring […]

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 […]

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

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

Dysfunctional Chef: Sweet Potato Salad

Last night, we went to a small gathering; a dinner party. Big fun! Aside from the 5 yum food, the great conversation, giggles, chortles and belly laughs, we climbed up onto the roof and looked down on Tucson. What a […]

Chewing the Fat: Miss Chocolate Chiffon Calling Your Name?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I was sitting at my desk, feeling just fine, minding my own business, thinking about work, all the things that I needed to do, and then out of nowhere. I swear, out of […]

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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: 13 Quotes that #SparktheImagination

Yesterday, when working with one of my clients, I asked her to fill in the blank: “Imagine,” I said, “Imagine that it is the end of the day and you are feeling great…and then fill in the blank. “I am […]

Puzzled? Bitterness Imprisons

If you are feeling bitter, perhaps a tad hostile, argumentative, contentious, spiteful or even scrappy, then you might want to consider what  effect those bitter feelings are having on you. Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick […]

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Are Alien Forces Force Feeding You?

“Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for […]

70 Wants: Tell Me What YOU Want

Knowing that zeroing in on what you really, really want most definitely will help you to manifest it, I asked a gaggle of Tushkateers (members of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club) to dig deep and […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Do You Suffer from Confirmatory Bias Disorder?

Have you heard of the term “Confirmatory Bias?” It is a psychological term that references a certain type of selective thinking. Most of our opinions and our beliefs – particularly about ourselves – are formed when we are young. We […]

Puzzled? Coffee First, Bastille Day to Follow!

Coffee First, Tushkateers!  Bottoms Up!  We’re about to kick start and kick tush, get in gear, get jiggy and celebrate Bastille Day!  That’s right…today is La Fête Nationale. On July 14, 1789, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille, a fortress […]

#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. […]

Puzzled? A Monday Cure: Dip. Into. Blue.

Puzzled?  Dip. Into. Blue. If you are seeking peace and tranquility (who isn’t?); if you are looking to promote both physical and mental heath, reduce stress, create a sense of calm, then dip into blue. Reverberate in its wisdom and […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Sunny Summer Solstice Breakfast, Quinoa and Figs

Set your clocks, Tushkateers*! The longest day of the year a.k.a. the Summer Solstice, is scheduled to arrive on Saturday, June 21 at 6:51 a.m. EDT, at which time the Earth’s northern hemisphere faces, most directly, toward the sun. In […]

Weighty Wisdom: 10 (no-diet) Healthy Home Tips

People tell me that they begin their diets (a.k.a. healthy living plans) by cutting back on or eliminating high fat and/or sugary foods. Sounds like a smart place to start? Maybe yes, but maybe no! Maybe, just maybe, a better […]

7 Anti-Gravity Ways to Short Circuit Stress and Weight Gain

Hey there, Tushkateers* (as well as devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss) across the land who are under undo stress (who isn’t?), whose cortisol levels are on the rise (who’s levels aren’t?); whose weigh-in number causes them to gasp […]

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

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

Anti-Gravity Wednesday: How to Strut Your Stuff While Wearing a Bathing Suit?

This past weekend (yes, Memorial Day Weekend), Our Lady of Weight Loss and I headed to the beach.  It was too cool for a swim, for sure, and too traumatic to step into a bathing suit, for sure.  For both […]

Puzzled? Experience WeightLessNess Beloved Crazy One!

Dearest Tushkateers (members of the KITT Club) and Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss,  How are you on this amazingly possibility filled, WeightLess Monday?   Ready to experience the full weight of WeightLessNess? As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How Seriously Selfish Are You?

Tushkateers, Seriously, how selfish are you?  Because…People tell me that they just don’t have time to take care of themselves; they say that there’s no time to do things that they need to do for themselves to be fully happy […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Gracefully & Lovingly Drizzle Good Fat

As we know, I am the Dysfunctional Chef.  Not only do I have an ambivalent relationship with the kitchen, the last time I whipped up a fig sauce, I had to duct tape my mouth shut, lest I tasted away […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Platters of Punishment vs. Forgiveness: You Decide!

Dear Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) and devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss,  A show of hands, please!  How many of us have been known to scoff down one piece of cake, beat ourselves up, […]

Puzzled? What word frees you from the weight and pain of life?

Dear Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) and Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss (the patron saint of permanent fat removal,   What word frees you from the weight and pain of life?  Yes, the word is […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: There Is No Future!

How do you know that there is a future?  Seriously Tushkateers.  It’s not as if anyone has ever been there.  (Am I right, or am I right?)  Yet, we imagine that there is a future and we visualize this future […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Any Virgins Out There???

Are there any Weight Loss Virgins amongst us?  Any Virgins out there???  I’m assuming not so many. But if you are a Weight Loss Virgin please do raise your hand, and yell out as loud as you can, “VIRGIN here!”  […]

#IamTrying … to Blow the Fat Cells Out of Your Mind

Recently, I was chewing the fat with one of my star clients (you’re all stars), Millie (the names have been changed…) who’d successfully and permanently removed over 30 pounds two years ago.  She’d contacted me because the circumstances of her […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 9 Steps to Waking Up Happy!!!

Jump out of bed, open your window, and scream with passion!! “I’m ALIVE!!!!!”  Because how we start our day is an important and yet overlooked part of Permanent Fat Removal. Truly, if you wake up feeling like c*** …. well, […]

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 […]

Puzzled? A Tax Day Full Moon Money Ritual !!!

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “In Our Lady We Trust,” was inspired by the full moon, scheduled to appear in all its fullness glory on Tax Day, April 15, a time for many about money, and the […]

Puzzled? Grackles are Fat, too?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Grackle,” was inspired by the many, many big, brash, raucous Great-Tail Grackles that are flying through the air, lighting on trees, as well as pecking their way through the freshly seeded lawn, […]

#KickTush Tuesday: 5 Ways to a Beautifully Landscaped Interior

As today is #KickTush Tuesday, I’d like to give you a Kick in the Tush!  One that changes your internal landscape, and I don’t mean “move your stomach to a new location,” although that is an interesting idea. Recently Our […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Lentil Stew Over Basmati

Hey there, Tushkateers!  We had a little dinner party last weekend with our vegan friends, which was fabulous!  Great conversation, lots of laughs, fabulous martinis and an incredible Lentil Stew (served over rice of your choice, although I recommend Basmati).  […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: What to do when people ‘peeve you off?’

Greetings Tushkateers!  How are y’all doing on this Kick Tush Tuesday?  I’m okay.  A-okay.  Fabulous, in fact, and that’s not to say that every single moment of my life is a cake-walk or a sweet treat.  There are little minefields […]

Puzzled? Smoke on Your Pipe and Ponder: One Bite…More or Less?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle ponders the “One Bite” theory as it invites you to “Smoke on Your Pipe and Ponder: One Bite…More or Less?” Is “One Bite” enough to satisfy?  Enough to allow you to let […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Ways to Survive the Many and Unpredictable Pitfalls of Life

Howdy Tushkateers,  I received an email from Tushkateer Jo McC, she who is apparently “sinking fast.”  Please read through and let us know how you might deal with the major ups n’ downs that life presents! Oy vey! Dear OLofWL […]

Weighty Confession: “I Feel So Polluted!”

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss, Forgive Me for I Have Sinned My friend and I went to The Heartland Diner south of town for lunch, to celebrate the first day of snow here. It’s a perfect greasy-spoon diner, with […]

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 […]

Puzzled? Is Your Body a Vehicle for Awakening???

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Awakening,” is inspired by the Buddha. Our body is a vehicle for awakening.  Treat it with care. ~ The Buddha As you click through “Awakening” chew on coming into awareness, realization, reviving… […]

Weighty Confession: Forgive Me for I Have Sinned

Cin from Sin City confesses to Our Lady of Weight Loss and is forgiven!  You, too, can receive forgiveness from the patron saint of permanent fat removal. Simply leave your sin in the comment section below and know that All […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Rejoice, Your Motivation Is in the Toilet?

This morning, one of my star clients (you’re all stars) confessed that she was having a difficult time keeping her focus, determination, commitment and motivation up front and central to her day.    Who amongst us hasn’t felt that way from […]

Puzzled? By the #Root

Sometimes people tell me that they are afraid to eat too many root vegetables, because they are higher in carbs than green vegetables, and they don’t want to gain weight.  My standard response is, “I don’t know anyone who got […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss-Green Eggs and Ham Recipe

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I would like to take this opportunity to share our favorite Green Eggs and Ham recipe! Green Eggs n’ Ham, Our Lady of Weight Loss Style Ingredients: non-stick […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: The Flat Belly Connection-Bats in Your Belfry, Butterflies in Your Belly!

Greetings Tushkateers,   How are y’all on this absolutely spectacular day?  I am peachy keen.  My daughter and her man have been visiting us, here in Tucson, for the past week.  They leave today.  (Sob, sob…don’t go…don’t leave mommy!!!)   And, […]

Puzzled? Imagine Pink Peonies and see what happens?

What kind of day might you imagine as you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Art Puzzle, entitled, “the pink peonies?” A spring day? A sunnier, warmer, more productive day?  Happier days? Click Here for happy imaginings!  […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The Scales Gone Crazy?

Recently, I visited my doctor.  On the way into the exam room, in the hallway, we (his nurse and I) passed the menacing scales of injustice. She said, in an authoritarian tone I might add, “Hop on the scale.” To […]

How Long Have You Been Naked: An Interview with Pamela Shields, Artist

An Interview with Pamela Shields, Artist NAKED:  The Masturbation Series Pamela Shields, artist, is presenting, for the first time, her ‘Masturbation Series’ of large drawings.  Frank discussion or depiction of a woman as a sexual being, rather than as a […]

#OneWord Thursday: Just Because You Had a #Thought Doesn’t Mean It’s a Good One

We think constantly, all the time; every second, every minute of the day at the rate of 60,000 to 80,000 words per minute.   Most thoughts drift in and out and leave no lasting impression.  Some thoughts have ‘sticking’ power.  Those […]

Quirky Wisdom: How to Be the SMARTest SmartASS?

Seriously, who wouldn’t want to be the smartest smartASS in town? There are SMART Goals and then … There are the SMARTEST Goals. And THEN and only THEN… there are SMART-ASS Goals. When I first started my journey on the […]

Puzzled? The Secret Powers of Your Inner Goddess

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled: “Goddess,” is inspired by a trip to “Cosanti,” the gallery and studio of Italian-American architect Paolo Soleri, which is located in Paradise Valley, Arizona.  The space is overflowing with experimental earth-formed […]

Kick In the Tush Tuesday: how to…End Stuckness Now

Greetings Tushkateers,  I have some mind-blowing news for you.  Are you ready?  Sitting down?  Okay…take in a deep breath and dig this:  you are not a noun.  You are not a thing.  Rather, you are a person who does things. […]

Chewing the Fat: Depressed and Defeated?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss,   I just turned 60.  After ten years of lifting weights and lots of walking, I let myself “go,” as in I am out of shape.  And, sadly, the weight that I worked so hard […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Circa 1963 – 10 Commandments of Permanent Weight Loss

Happy 2014, Tushkateers!  How y’all doing?  So far, so good?  Maybe?  For those 60% who are experiencing “The Freeze,” is it cold enough for you?  OMG!!!  Just writing about it makes my fingers cold!   Please know that we (Our […]

Puzzled? Get Jiggy JigSaw: Floating Mary?

“I wasn’t raised Catholic; I just really like the image of a neutral and benign Mary floating around somewhere, being nice to people.” ~ Moby *** After I put the finishing touches on my artwork entitled, “Floating Mary,” I thought, […]

The 10 Commandments: Thou Shalt Drink Enough Water to Frighten Noah

As we happily head out to party, let’s remember to read through, ingest, and practice the 10 Commandments of Holiday Weight Loss graciously and generously presented to us by Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent weight […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Drop 5 – Be Happy and Merry

“What ho!” I said. “What ho!” said Motty. “What ho! What ho!” “What ho! What ho! What ho!” After that it seemed rather difficult to go on with the conversation.” ? P.G. Wodehouse, My Man Jeeves Dearest Most Fabulous, Amaze […]

Puzzled? “Merry and Happy”… your holiday mantra?

As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle think “Merry and Happy.” Remember, clicking burns calories.  Keeps your hands and mind busy. Get Jiggy:  Happy and Merry or Merry and Happy! Spread the good cheer!  Send […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Hot Doggities circa 1963

Helloooo Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, Friendly Readers,  While leafing through a stack of vintage magazines, I happened upon a recipe in the Good Housekeeping, September 1963 issue that captured my imagination and inspired me host a […]

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 […]

Hot Off the Press: Microsoft Bra to End Emotional Eating?

Holy Guacamole, Tushkateers!   Just the other day, I wondered aloud, “What will be the next big thing?  The next technological gadget that has the potential to change our lives.”   No sooner did those ‘want to know’ words leave my mouth, […]

Video: How to Get Back on It and Lose It…FAST

From the Our Lady of Weight Loss archives…The perfect post and video that can put you back on track after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend! Enjoy!!! Just yesterday, I was talking to “Mary” (yes, I work with my beloved clients on […]

Puzzled? 9 Tips: Have a Sexy Holiday

Are you feeling 5 Minutes to Never Sexy?  After the biggest food holiday of the year?  It is time to move on and get back to healthy eating, healthy living and being sexy! While you click through today’s Get Jiggy […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – 3 Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Recipes!!!

Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, and those who found their way on this page via divine intervention (whether they know it or not), dig it:  Thanksgiving foods do not have to be dripping in sugar and fat.  […]

#OneWord Thursday: 22 #Thanksgiving Quotes from My Table to Yours…From Serious to Silly to Side-splitting

Our Lady of Weight Loss and I had a meeting of the creative minds last night and decided that we would, once again, write out our favorite Thanksgiving quotes on pretty strips of paper and sprinkle them across the Thanksgiving […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Thanksgiving Madness: 10 Ways to Eliminate Emotional Eating on the Biggest Food Day of the Year!

Tushkateers!    How’s your Thanksgiving Mental Health hanging?   Things have been pretty calm around here.  No fuss about Thanksgiving; no big concerns about the holidaze glaze until this past week.  I spoke with several coaching clients, all of whom were […]

#OneWord Thursday: Love is the Soul of #Genius

They say that each and every one of us is born with a special gift, a specific genius.   Sometimes, however, we don’t see it.  We tend to bury our genius under low-self esteem, or focus on other people’s genius.  “Oh […]

Tasty Tidbit: One Sound Bite Away from Thin

Are you curious to know how you are one sound bite away from thin?  Or one sound byte away? According to a recent study, Cornell researchers found that people ate less food and enjoyed their food more when the lighting […]

Puzzled? Our Lady Steams It Mad Hot?

Want to know what is so great about JigSaw Monday’s?  I’ll tell you!  It’s Monday and while I really do want to, need to, have to jump into the week, these fabulous puzzles (if I say so myself) give me […]

Weight Loss Tip: Go Square and Lose It?

If you want to easily and effortlessly lose weight, then listen up, because Our Lady of Weight Loss has got a (non-caloric) tasty tidbit that is sure to bring a content and svelte smile to your face! Switch from Round […]

Puzzled? Pig Crosses the Street …

Dear Tushkateers, devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, Beliefnet readers and all who serendipitously happened upon this page, While you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Pig Xing,” remember that Halloween is over and so […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Righteous Ratatouille, Gastronomical Gift from the Gods

Righteous Ratatouille – A guilt-free gastronomical gift from the Gods.  This is a great recipe for any and all and especially for bulk eaters.  If you want to eat a lot, feel uber-full, make this and eat as much as […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Halloween Quotes to Chew On

Here, from Our Lady of Weight Loss, 10 #Halloween quotes to chew on, reminding you that #Halloween is about more than candy! Never put your faith in a Prince. When you require a miracle, trust in a Witch. ~ Catherynne […]

Weight Loss Tips: 6 Steps to a Quick Fix

Want a Quick Fix?  Of course, you do!  Who doesn’t?  For Weight Loss?  Creativity?  A quick fix for any thing that you seemingly have to work hard to achieve?  Today, as in right now, I do have a quick fix […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 4 Bites to Permanent Weight Loss

Dearest Tushkateers!  My head is spinning.   Today is the 15th of October!  Halloween, Day of the Dead, and the rest of the fully loaded holidays are right around the corner!  Hard to believe, but there it is.  The calendar […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Listen to the Nighttime Fall

A follow up to my Tuesday’s Kick Tush post, “The 7 Don’ts of Listening,” I decided to dedicate this week to listening:  to people, to pets, to the rustling trees, the chirping birds, to my thoughts, to the nighttime fall; […]

Puzzled? The Soul has Illusions…

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Soul has Illusions…” gives us something to chew on. An illusion is something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality. Our Lady of Weight Loss wonders, “Just […]

Puzzled? My Problem and How I Solved It #15

As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle entitled “My Problem and How I Solved It #15,” Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to think!!! Think about the problem. Identify the problem. Brainstorm ways to […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Simply Sensational Salmon Salad

Our Lady of Weight Loss and I had a grueling morning.  We went shopping!   We picked up a heavy shelving unit that need to be assembled, dragged it to the car, loaded it up, drove it downtown to my art […]

#OneWord Thursday – #Compassion – Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.

Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, weight loss expert (that’s me) were discussing #Compassion!   Our Lady pointed out that ALL the major religions place great value on #Compassion. OLofWL noted that practicing compassion, […]

How Selfish are You? How Heavy is the Guilt?

People say that they simply do not have time to take care of themselves; they have no time to do the things that they need to do to be create happy and healthy lives. They tell me that they can’t […]

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 […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Sweet Potato Appetizer

This week’s Eat This: Lose Weight recipe from your favorite Dysfunctional Chef (that’s me) is inspired by fall colors, in particular and especially, Autumn Orange.  Orange, an optimistic, uplifting and rejuvenating color, has the power to bring a positive outlook […]

#OneWord Thursday: Feel Your #Emotions

We’ve all heard that it’s best to feel them—to fully experience them—rather than stuff them down, bury ‘em deep within.  We’re talking about #Emotions!!! Why?  Because when we suppress our feelings we are simply “trying” to be happy.  And we […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Liquored Up?

 Our Lady of Weight Loss is lounging on the zero-gravity recliner in the back courtyard.  Every so often she “yells” something to me.  Directions, you might say. “I have a request,” she says.  “Be sure to wish all the Tushkateers […]

#OneWord Thursday: What’s Your #Story

What’s your #story?  Your “I’m Fat” story?  Your “I just can’t lose it” story? My story starts when I was born–born fat.  I was the only baby in the hospital nursery to gain weight.  Babies generally speaking lose their first […]

Easy Weight Loss: How to Change Your Relationship With Food

  Our Lady of Weight Loss wants me to encourage you to think about taste, because “Taste is No Small Thing.” Dig It:  Taste is always with us, ever present. Even when you detect “no taste,” there is a flavor […]

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 […]

Puzzled? The Zig Zag Diet

Roger Babson (first to mathematically analyze stock), relied upon his experience of the stock market that change is not uniform.  Change goes through peaks and valleys like the stock market.  And so does the number of the Scales of Injustice. […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Cold Cucumber Soup

This Dysfunctional Chef has been experimenting with cold cucumber soup. Woo Hoo, Yahoo and Lah-Di-Dah!   Most recipes that I’ve stumbled across, tripped over and dipped my Dysfunctional tasting finger into include heavy cream or olive oil and I get […]

Two Hypnotic Weight Loss Techniques: Into the LITE

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 […]

Puzzled? What to Bring to the Party?

Puzzled?  While clicking through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Ducks? What to bring to the party?” contemplate the various things that you could bring to a party.  Cake, sure!  That’s one possibility, but The Ducks have […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joe’s are an American creation that has been around since at least the 1950s. Popular with most children, a favorite in lunch rooms in schools from sea to shining sea, Sloppy Joe’s are also a favorite of parents, as […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 7 Breakfasts

Still skipping breakfast?  Even though the experts say, after 40 years of breakfast related studies that show without a doubt that kick-starting your day with breakfast is the healthy thing to do – for children and adults alike – people […]

Puzzled? Cure Sadness: The Color Purple

Cure Sadness: “THE COLOR PURPLE“, today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, was taken during my yesterday’s morning walk. It is believed that The Color Purple has the power to transform, to heal melancholy, to bring spiritual insights and renewal.  […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – 100% Happy Summer Fruit Salad

Try this Our Lady of Weight Loss approved, best ever summer fruit salad, by far, no exceptions!  Seriously!  As is, this mix of fruit n’ honey is the most awesomely delish summer fruit salad, and if you want to add […]

#Puzzled? The Healing Power of Green Flowers

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle: The Healing Power of Green Flowers was inspired by the color green! The Color Green is the color of revitalization, rejuvenation, renewal.  It represents new beginnings.  Green is a nourishing color; it calms […]

4 Tips: Increase Self-Confidence, Reduce Stress, Be Joyful, Lose it!

Because “You are What You Say (aloud and inside your mind),” and because positive self talk has the power to increase self-confidence, reduce stress and basically make your life infinitely more enjoyable, sending ripples of happiness throughout your world, I […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Sexy Summer Fusilli Salad

Either as a side salad or a main dish, this is my kind of sexy summer salad!  It’s fast, simple and delish! Ingredients: 16 ounces Fusilli pasta, cooked1 jar (7 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained and cut into thin strips. […]

July 4 : Permission to Pig Out

As Erma Bombeck so brilliantly stated, “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and […]

Warning: The 6 Benefits of Gratitude May Cause Happiness

It is our habit, our way of being, to quickly get accustomed to pleasant circumstances and the positive feelings that accompany those happy happenings.  Us human beings–you and me, yup all of us–are wired to seek newness, freshness, novelty. Think […]

Puzzled? How to Lose Weight

What is Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Number One Rule that you seriously need to adhere to, stick to, follow, think about, ingest–to Successful Weight Loss? Make your home a “safe haven!” What does that mean?  What does a “Safe […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Acceptance-is the Weigh

Mysterious and magical things happen when we open our hearts and minds; when we see life “as it is;” as it truly is, without judgment, without surrender or resignation, without running away from, without story. Let go of the fight.  […]

Sacrifice Your Twinkie: Lose It

Want to Lose It?  Then…Sacrifice Your Twinkie. Plain and Simple!!  Do not keep any of the devil’s food in your home.  Get rid of it NOW!  Throw it out, give it to a neighbor, donate it to your local church, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Confused, Lethargic, Stuck in the Past?

Helloooooo Tushkateers! How are you on this fine mid-June day?  I am well, and awake; even energized!  I’ve been decluttering (again and again still), tossing like mad.  Letting go of “stuff” and things; and the more I toss, the lighter […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Father’s Day “No Tears Caramelized Onion Tart”

Are you looking for the best Father’s Day recipe ever?  Something good to serve on Sunday (or any other day for that matter) that falls into the “comfort food” and “healthy eating” and “lose it” categories?  Yes?  (If not, think […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 #Judgment Quotes: Just How Heavy and Unnecessary?

As a Life Coach and Weight Loss Success Coach, I see, hear and feel people judging themselves and others consistently, continually, constantly, relentlessly in negative, unfair and harmful ways.  #Judgment, Oy! Take heed:  If you want to permanently let go […]

9 tips: How to Lighten Up

When was the last time you had a side-splitting belly laugh?  A tear inducing, stomach aching, diaphragm exercising laugh?  I can tell you when I did, for sure, because I was ever so grateful for it, into it, aware of […]

Stop!

It takes a lot of energy for a person to stay stuck, to keep a problem firmly alive and in place. How have you managed to so effectively stay stuck? People say, “No matter what I do, I can’t lose […]

Best Weight Loss Tips: Set Your Table for Change!

Here, today, right NOW, Our Lady of Weight Loss shares some of her best non-food weight loss tips!  Tips that set the stage for change, and set your table for success! Use dark, small plates! Studies show that people will […]

Puzzled? “Chuga-Squeak” speaks

“Chuga-squeak, Chuga-squeak,” repeats the Grackle. Our Tucson courtyard, amass in Palm, Olive, Mesquite and Cyprus trees, is home to the Grackle. The Grackle is longer than most blackbirds, slimmer than most crows.   Grackle males are colorful; very iridescent with their […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Best Gazpacho Ever

Q:  How amazing and magical is it when someone (a good friend, neighbor or even a relative) shows up at your front door with a bowl of somethin’ special that she (or he) has just whipped up to share with […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Quotes that Inspire the #Body

Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first — not through intellectual understanding. ~ Christiane Northrup Because thoughts come from our head, and said thoughts tend to be loud (very loud), we are inclined to […]

Fat Daughter: “Perplexed” Needs Advice!

“Perplexed” turns to Our Lady of Weight Loss and asks “How can I help my daughter? How can I restore family harmony?” Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I have three teenage-young adult kids. They are all winners in […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 8 Steps to Easy Weight Loss

Good Day Tushkateers, How are you on this bird-chirping morning?  I am (we are) in Tucson, celebrating my birthday.  A week long celebration, which kicked into gear last weekend in Manhattan and has now migrated to the southwest along with […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Mother’s Day Blueberry Cobbler

In search of a special Mother’s Day recipe?  Something light, healthy and delicious?  Look no further.  Straight from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens, a Blueberry Cobbler that is sure to bring a smile to your face and set […]

#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 […]

Mean Girl Confesses Weighty Sins

How mean are you? To others? To yourself? Our Lady of Weight Loss has received hundreds, actually thousands of emails from readers who “confess” their self-sabotaging and mean-spirited words, which are sadly and unfortunately directed at themselves! Dear Our Lady […]

#OneWord Thursday: 12 Ways to Breathe In #Morning Happiness

Further my yesterday’s post, “3 Steps to Waking Up Happy,” here today a dozen “morning” quotes that can serve as morning affirmations, as well. Wash your mind with these magically filled, precious morning gems that can help you to tap […]

Tasty Tidbit: 3 Steps-How to Wake Up Happy

Would you like to wake up happy?  Here, from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of weightlessness, shares 3-steps to a happy morning! Did you know that your mind is 25 times more open to suggestion when you […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Beauty is Not Caused; It Is

Greetings!  Get thy May Pole out of storage, Tushkateers!  May Day is swiftly upon us.  It is time to grab hold of the ribbon and dance! Yes?!  It may be well worth the effort.  Not just for the sheer joy […]

Eat This, Lose Weight: Cinco de Mayo Rice n’ Beans

Cinco de Mayo, the fifth of May commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).  Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in […]

Puzzled? Earth Day Buddha, “Shower with your partner.”

Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Earth Day Buddha,” celebrates Earth Day, an environmental movement that began in 1970. This movement was designed to bring awareness to the importance of taking care of our Earth.  Earth Day led to […]

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 in the Tush Tuesday: how to … Live in Hope, Not Fear

Dearest Tushkateers, Yesterday, after an absolutely lovely and peaceful afternoon walk through the Conservatory Gardens in Central Park, Peter and I returned home, turned on our respective media devices and were blasted by one deeply disturbing headline after the next–as […]

Food and Sex: Graham Crackers Curb Sexual Tendencies

There was a man whose name was Graham: Sylvester Graham. He was a man on a mission; his main thrust was to curb lust. Graham (1794 –1851), the 17th child of the Reverend John Graham was – in 1826 – […]

#OneWord Thursday – 11 Quotes: Visit the Fringe of Eternity-Where #MYSTERY Exists

If our minds are always thinking, spinning words one after the next into “story,” sometimes comforting, sometimes terrifying; then how can we hear the wise voice of intuition? How can we be present and fully appreciate, be astonished by, marvel […]

#OneWord Thursday: End Emotional Eating, Be Here “NOW”

Question: Where are you? Answer:  Here Question:  What time is it? Answer:  Now Emotional eating is rooted in the “unpresent.”  If we could simply live in the moment, in the now, there would be no emotional eating.  When feeding an […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: Worry Less, Play More

Greetings!  I’m back from teaching my Feed Your Soul workshop at Rowe Camp and Conference Center, which was a full-all-out blast!  Amazing people in the group!   Because we were there to feed our souls, the word pleasure surfaced. We […]

Puzzled? Dancing Parrots, Flying Roosters

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Dancing Parrots, Flying Roosters,” was inspired by my recent visit to the southwest. Please note:  Clicking burns calories, keeps the hands and mind busy (thus, out of the kitchen), and it is […]

#OneWord Thursday: 12 Quotes that Scatter JOY

Join with Our Lady of Weight Loss and me (Janice Taylor), as we “scatter joy,” feed our (collective) soul, and practice Happiness!   Let JOY lead the way (weigh) this week!!! “Scatter joy!” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson “There is no beautifier […]

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