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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
I was thrift shopping and found an “deviled egg tray” in the “fancy” cabinet that holds all the really prized and expensive household items. It was marked $18, which I thought was crazy high for the corner thrift store; and […]
In celebration of Albert Einstein’s birthday (March 14) and Pi Day, here follows a Baker’s Dozen Einstein Quotes to chew on! Serve brain food! Einstein Quotes: Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on […]
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 […]
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. ~ Bruce Lee Greetings CowGirls and Tushakteers! Yes, I am still in Tucson (another two weeks of cactus bliss), writing to […]
How to utilize this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, inspired by The Empress, to manifest abundance, sensuality, creativity as well as inner and outer beauty! 1. As you click through The Empress, become aware of your body, as […]
Your very first step toward creating a better tomorrow, your best life, is developing the capacity to picture it. This vision will ignite a fire of passion, which will fuel your pledge to do whatever it takes to manifest your […]
Honestly, I really do believe one of the reasons that I’ve been able to “not find” those 50 pounds I “lost” over 11 years ago, is because I put a great deal of emphasis and effort into having fun, playing […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by a photo I took at Tohono Chul Gardens in Tucson, which FB friend Trudy said was “weird, phallic & prickly!” Trudy’s right!!! Remember: 1. clicking burns calories. 2. Time […]
Heavy in comfort, low in calories, this recipe is brought to you by your favorite Dysfunctional Chef. Creamy Squash n’ Corn Casserole – a.k.a. Mellow Yellow Blend Ingredients: 2 cups (16 ozs.) cottage cheese (full fat, 2% fat, low fat […]
Our body image (a.k.a. body esteem) is the picture we have of our physical body. It is an inner view of our outer self. It is formed by our awareness, imagination and emotions. It is ever-shifting. Our body esteem not […]
What is a grackle? A love bird whose song is not pretty. The Grackle a poem by Victoria Davis Outside my kitchen window a grackle sings. His song is not a pretty one – And ‘grackle’ an unfortunate name for […]
My friends at Polar Seltzer shared a bounty of Oscar cocktail recipes with inspired names for your Sunday night Oscar party pleasure! Remember to: Drink (and eat) in moderation. Make wise choices (some of these are lower in calories than […]
One of my favorite stories that illustrates the importance of quiet is about Michelangelo, the great artist. It is said that one day back in the day, a prince visited Michelangelo in his studio and found him staring at an […]
The Zen master Hakuin used to tell his students about an old woman who owned a tea shop in the village. She was skilled in the tea ceremony, Hakuin said, and her understanding of Zen was superb. Many students wondered […]
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!” *** This morning, while sipping (okay, gulping down) my first cup of coffee […]
Early yesterday, I “dressed up” in no less than six (6) layers, braving Storm Nemo, making my way to the supermarket to buy the ingredients that would ultimately manifest no less than 10 servings of Moroccan Lentils and Rice for […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle, “Cupcake Mandala,” was inspired by the mandala, a Hindu or Buddhist graphic symbol of the universe. Loosely translated, “mandala,” a Sanskrit word means “circle.” It represents wholeness. It is a diagram that reminds […]
Today is National Hugging Day! I’ve already hugged three people, and in doing so I realized that hugging is a bit more complex than just grabbing someone and squeezing! Not everyone welcomes a full frontal hug! Go figure. Anyway, if […]
Because my mother had a stroke last week, and she is, so to speak, scripting her final chapter, which is currently overflowing with love, laughter and song, I can’t help but to think about life. And as I do, as […]
It has been weeks since I sent out a fully loaded Kick in the Tush e-letter. As both Christmas and New Year’s Day fell on a Tuesday, OLWL insisted that we take off. She headed off to some beach or […]
This past Saturday evening, my 96 year-young-at-heart mother, Harriet, suffered a massive stroke while on the telephone with my husband. Mom was happily chatting away with her favorite (and only) son-in-law, sharing all the news of her day. She’d attended […]
In the mood for comfort food that increases brain power as it ignites happy energy? Who’d say no to that? You Don’t Have to Be Einstein Tuna Casserole, one of my favorite recipes, is from All Is Forgiven, Move On: […]
A New Year’s Toast from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal. Three steps to happiness. Make Toast. Eat Toast. Be Happy. Could happiness be that easy obtain, to create, to experience? Yes! Sometimes […]
Pick a word, any word. This week’s get jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: “One Word Meditation” is inspired by the word! Any word! 1. Pick a word, any word. 2. Slowly repeat your chosen word in your mind’s eye. 3. […]
The concept of earthing, a.k.a. grounding, is in simplest terms, waking barefoot. And, in doing so you ground yourself to the earth, whose energy can help you to live a healthier and therefore happier life. On an intuitive level, it […]
One of my favorite things to do when having dinner parties — especially a holiday party — is to wrap the silverware in quotes! People unwrap their forks n’ knives and read their quotes aloud, pass them around. People want […]
With love, appreciation and deepest gratitude for your faithful friendship, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I wish you the very best in 2013, AND we invite you to … … Dream with Your Feet, bust a move, get […]
The doom-and-gloom-sayers, the end-of-the-world folk are predicting that the world will indeed end tomorrow, December 21, 2012, presumably prophesized by the Mayan calendar. How will it end? Will we fall into a black hole, will a monstrous asteroid hit the […]
You are a star. Own It! Our Lady of Weight Loss is 100% sure that you are a star. Feel confident in your stardom. Flaunt it, baby! It’s not only okay to own it – it’s the right thing to […]
“Ho ho ho” is a rendition of a particular type of deep-throated chortle, chuckle or laugh which is of Gaelic origin. Ho Ho Ho is known to be the laugh of Jabba the Hutt, The Happy Mask Salesman, Doctor Ivo […]
Whether you are trying to lose weight, maintain or just stay healthy, making your way through the holiday season can be a challenge, which is why Our Lady of Weight Loss instructed me to roll out her Ten Commandments of […]
Chances are you’ve heard the expression, “When you smile, the whole world smiles with.” Well, it’s true. Our emotions are contagious and a happy smile can go a long way! The science of this phenomenon dates back to 400 B.C., […]
One strategy that is sure to help you wake up thinner on new year’s day is to eat an apple 15 minutes before your meals! According to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, you can reduce your calorie intake by […]
Here we are, the first week in December. December 4, to be exact, and you know what that signifies, don’t you? Aside from it being the anniversary of Turkish Sultan Suleiman occupying Baghdad in 1534? It’s the start date of […]
The 28 Day Cure, Holiday Edition, starts tomorrow, December 4, first thing in the morning. As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Thinner Puzzle,” imagine waking up on New Year’s day thinner, happier and […]
As we head into December, with our extra long to do list in one hand, and invitations to holiday parties and feasts of plenty in the other hand, I thought it might be utterly useful to know what foods keep […]
So, really, seriously, how are you? After Thanksgiving? Did you make it through unscathed? Did you gain a pound, lose a pound, stay the same? Were you and your family/friends in total sync, smiling, laughing it up, sending love vibes, […]
Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Success Coach and host of the Our Lady of Weight Loss blog, gets it! We know that Extreme Food Diets are unhealthy, unsustainable and unrealistic, yet the desire for a quick and easy fix that eliminates […]
The Holiday Diet (a.k.a. the 28 Day CURE): Wake Up Thinner, Happier and more Energized on New Year’s Day This newly energized 28 day e-course (a.k.a. 28 day e-CURE) is sure to be the best cure ever. Start Date: Tues., […]
The following E-emergency email came swirling into my inbox this morning, from a client of mine – who has, (drum roll, please) – permanently removed over 20 pounds in the past 12 weeks! (Results typical:) I thought her plea for […]
Happy Thanksgiving, one and all! With heaping portions of extra gratitude! Spread the word, NOT the icing! Janice Try this miracle cure on for size! Join with the Kick in the Tush Club on Facebook as we discuss the ins […]
I woke up this morning with bats in my belfry and butterflies in my gut! In other words, I woke up with Belly Brain, which triggered a memory of Oz. I remembered what the great Oz said (not from the […]
This week’s Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzle features Our Lady of Weight Loss, Steaming Mad Hot! Now that we’re into the Holiday Season full-fat blast, Our Lady of Weight Loss wants to encourage y’all to steam up platters of vegetables. Stay […]
How are you on this fine morning? Did you wake up and say, “I’m alive!” with reverence, acknowledging that each new day is a miracle? Me neither! Not first thing, anyway. A rather large honkin’ vehicle road past my NYC […]
When I heard that neuroscientists found that touch activates the brain’s cortex, which is linked to feelings of reward, my weight loss bells and whistles went off. People tell me (and back in the day, before I permanently removed over […]
Feeling Stressed? Here are 12 quotes that inspire, motivate and provide a “call to action.” A call to action are words that urge the reader, listener or viewer — you — to take immediate action. Without action there is no […]
If you’re going through Hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill Happy Day, Tushkateers! As you know, it’s been a crazy week here on the east coast. We were one of the lucky few who did not directly suffer the […]
Need a lift? Down a Stuffed Mushroom! Studies have shown that those of us those who suffer from depression tend to have low levels of folate. Spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables are some of the best natural sources […]
Pumpkin Seeds? The new anti-depressant? If you think that pumpkins are only good for carving, or maybe a holiday pie, then think again. Pumpkin seeds are not only delicious, they are jam packed with nutrients that are needed to have […]
Hellooooooo Tushkateers! Our Lady of Weight Loss and I are happy to report that we made it through the storm. The major flooding was south and east of us – east by 3 blocks. As the wind ripped its […]
How to Survive the Frankenstorm: Aside from the obvious Hurricane Preparedness Lists that include water and food, read Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 5 Tips on How to Survive … as in not lose your mind … the storm! 1. […]
I found this Hummus, Avocado, Roasted Tomato recipe on Eat Live Run last week. It hit all my happy spots. Easy to make. Familiar ingredients. No specialty shopping required. Relatively low in calories (unless you go hog wild with the […]
Our weight depends on a complicated blend of variables – from how much we move (exercise), to what we eat, how much we eat, how we feel about ourselves, to hereditary factors. But there is one very simple thing that […]
As Our Lady of Weight Loss traveled the Path to Sveltesville, she encouraged those who traveled with her to open their hearts and tune into abundance. “Take in a deep cleansing breath,” she said, “On the inhale, open your heart. […]
Halloween is less than two weeks away, and I dare say, the “Just Say No to Candy” Halloween Plan just ain’t gonna’ cut it for most of us. And let me tell you why! Because saying “no, thank you” takes […]
Listen to this Weight Loss Audio – The Motivational Moso, which was recorded to inspire, motivate and energize you, so that you can easily and effortlessly move toward your weight loss goals. After you listen in, consider the length of […]
According to the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui, your kitchen is the central part of your home that provides nourishment and sustains life. Therefore, it is the most important area in your home. In addition to having a profound […]
This past week, on the Kick in the Tush Club/Facebook page, Tushkateers from across the land expressed their personal struggle with staying motivated. One day they’re all in, excited, doing the happy inspiration dance and then, the next, they have […]
Did you know that there is a step by step ‘how to’ guide for just about anything under the sun? A right vs. wrong way to do things? Well, there is and this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: […]
I stayed up into the wee hours of the night thinking (could you smell the wood burning?) – yes, thinking about the mysterious nature of “being fat.” You know. WHY, on the one hand, do we really want to lose weight, […]
Where did the glue go? A Zen Riddle from Our Lady of Weight Loss (via Rita Rudner)! Good question, no? Very Zen, indeed! This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Where Did the Glue Go? is designed to keep […]
This morning, while perusing the Internet in search of inspired and inspiring quotes that motivate, provide a jolt of energy, help me to move from here to there … … In this case, from summer to autumn (as we are […]
You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? ~ Rumi TUSHKATEERS!!! Greetings to YOU, one n’ all!!!! Are you ready for yet another fabulous August day!!! Are you ready to spread your wings and fly through the […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled “Our Lady of the Squash Blossoms” was inspired by squash blossoms! Did you know that summer squash blossoms? And that those blossoms are edible? Bright orange Squash Blossoms are primarily found […]
People call me, text me, email me, and sometimes even send massively long missives the old fashioned way, via the United States Postal Service, to let me know that they not only want to change, but they are ready to […]
Chewing the FAT with Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal Dear OLofWL ~ I’ve heard you say that one should, if one really wants to lose weight, “make your home your safe haven.” What […]
Before you can achieve what you want, you need be know what you want… … What you really, really want. Not what you think you ‘should’ want or what others want for you, but what you really, really want! While […]
According to Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, she who has devoted a great deal of time to examining the way in which people eat, there are 10 basic eating styles – from Gulp […]
A Weight Loss Riddle: You’ve decided to make scrambled eggs for breakfast. You take three eggs from the refrigerator. As you are oh so gracefully moving toward the counter, one falls from your hand and smashes on the floor. What […]
One way to start to implement change and activate the power within is to send a new message to your unconscious. A strong message, that at the same time not only respects how your unconscious mind has been protecting you […]
Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either. ~ Bodhidharma TUSHKATEERS!!! Helloooooo!!! Howdy Do! … AND – guess where I am right now! 35,000 miles high in the sky; finishing this week’s […]
Does your home support your goals? Is your fridge stocked with the ‘right’ stuff? “Make Your Home Your Safe Haven“ is one of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s BASIC Rules. Because … … if your home does not support you, […]
I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up. ~ Benjamin Franklin Howdy TUSHKATEERS!!! How are you on this […]
Are you finding the “Feed Your Soul Project” as fulfilling as I am? Sharing 200 Ways to Feed Your Soul (10 new ways each week) is soulfully challenging. Happily, my unconscious mind has joined in the effort and is searching […]
Given the amount of contrasting talk ‘out there’ about the relevance of taking vitamin D and calcium supplements, I thought it useful to list what foods are ‘heavy’ in Calcium and vitamin D. First, an important word from the New […]
“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – Life’s Little Instruction Book, […]
Parrots, Roosters and Bust Forms, OH My! This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Parrots, Roosters and Bust Forms, Oh My!” pulls from a variety of colorful places, times and styles. While clicking through, remember – jigsaw puzzles burn […]
In anticipation and preparation for my next workshop, “Feed Your Soul: Change Your Weight,” I’ve committed to listing 10 Ways to Feed Your Soul each week from now until the workshop, which is scheduled to begin on September 16 – […]
Good Day TUSHKATEERS!!! Are YOU ready? Are you READY to shed worry and shed the pounds that accompany it? GREAT!!! Because, I have a number of Shed Worry/Shed Pounds Tips to share with you today! BUT .. Before I […]
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 […]
My client, who has already permanently removed a good 20 pounds of excess baggage, is nearing her goal weight: only 3.6 pounds to go. She is hoping to reach her ‘magic’ number before her next birthday, which is a short […]
It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control. ~ Oprah Winfrey Good day Tushkateers! Are […]
As we all know, but from time to time benefit from being reminded … … those who reach their weight loss goals are the people who get back on the wagon again and again. Those who succeed experience setbacks as […]
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. ~ Nathaniel Branden Hellloooooooooo Tushkateers and Tellurians (a.k.a. Earthlings)! Good day, hello and … I am slightly dazed and confused (even more than usual), as Peter and I […]
This week’s Get Jiggy WEIGHT LOSS JigSaw Puzzle, “The Hummingbird Miracle,” is being transmitted from 35,000 feet high into the sky! (I am on my way home! Woo Hoo!!) And yes, today’s technology is nothing short of a miracle; as […]
As promised in my last Monday’s post, which mentioned the unmentionable, here follows the best beef hash recipe ever, courtesy of Sunflower Farmer’s Market monthly magazine, which is always chock-a-block with healthy and delicious meals! The Rosemary Hash weighs in […]
Just as I was about to preheat, so to speak, and whip up a platter full of Rosemary Beef Hash, a dish I carefully pulled from the pages of one of my favorite healthy cooking/living magazines, when the words “pink […]
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I really don’t quite understand it, but food – in particular – sweets with a heavy emphasis on chocolate – has a crazy kind of power of me. It knows my name and […]
Greetings Tushkateers!!! How are you on this fabulous morning (afternoon or evening, depending on your time zone)? I’m just ‘dandy’ – ‘peachy keen’ – maybe even ‘groovy.’ It’s not my style to toss out an empty “how are you?” I […]
Paula Deen, the 64 year-old celebrity chef known for her rich Southern diet, is about to come out of the closet and announce that she does, indeed, have type 2 diabetes, a condition that is known to result from unhealthy […]
Perhaps, the 2012 ‘end of the world’ predictions aren’t so far off! After all, Dealbook reported that Hostess Brands, founded in 1930, home of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos filed for bankruptcy. Does that mean that Twinkies will be […]
While you are roasting vegetables and eagerly awaiting your onions and carrots to soften, log onto Beliefnet and take the Politic-OMatic Quiz. An interesting buffet of political questions are presented to you that assess your beliefs and values in order […]
I’ve been thinking. Can you smell the wood burning? (Something my father used to say.) Yes, I’ve been thinking about resolutions and why it is that so many people start out on fire but ultimately fail to reach their goals. […]
Whether you are into setting resolutions or not, there is a certain wave of energy that comes with the New Year. It is a powerful energy that presents itself to you for its unmasking. And in this unmasking, you will […]
Happy New Year!!! Want to lose weight? Burn calories? Move your mind away from food and the kitchen? Then you have come to the right place!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KICK in the TUSH CLUB offers a weekly Get […]
Since human life began, there has never been anyone like you—and there will never again be anyone else like you. Yet despite special talents and great desire, many of us are stuck in limiting beliefs about who we are and […]
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 […]
Alice came to a fork in the road. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire cat. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.” ~Lewis Carroll, Alice […]
Holy Macaroni! Christmas is only 3 days away; we’re smack in the middle of Chanukah and Kwanzaa is right around the corner,too! You know what that means don’t you? It’s time to roll out and cue up the best holiday […]
I had a friend whose family had dinner together. The mother would tuck you in at night and make breakfast in the morning. They even had a spare bike for a friend. It just seemed so amazing to me. ~ […]
It may (or may not) be difficult to believe (depending on what’s happening in your kitchen), but even though Thanksgiving was three (count em’ 3) days ago, people are still eating. And I don’t mean that they are eating […]
Both Our Lady of Weight Loss and I are heading to the Bronx Zoo this morning, with my husband and the ‘kids.’ (The kids are adults now and as it turns out, we’re all pretty much the same age. […]
“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.” – Buddha Greetings Tushkateers!!! I received an email […]
No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.” ~ Jewish Proverb Just Listen! Imagine what it would be like if we really listened to each other? You know, instead of half-listening; instead of ‘sort of’ paying […]
Boo! Tushkateers, Are you ready for the pre-Halloween edition of the Kick in the Tush Club e-letter? Are you ready to see how many calories are in candy corn? We are but a few days away from Halloween. Are you […]
Happy Halloween!!! Greetings to Our Lady of Weight Loss devotees, Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club), and those who just happened to have landed on these ‘weighty’ pages! In addition to your weekly Our Lady of Weight […]
Greetings One n’ All! I’m uber-excited about my new way of cooking: combining healthy ingredients (always), creating recipes that won’t ‘weigh you down,’ (always) and NOW adding a sultry and sexy twist. What makes these recipes sultry and sexy? It’s […]
Good Turn Daily – If you are a true scout, until you have performed your act of kindness your day is dark. You are as unhappy as is the grown-up who has begun his day without shaving or reading the […]
This morning, while writing my cheery good morning note to Tushkateers across the land (see Kick in the Tush Club; you too can be a Tushkateer!), I included the following quote from Mark Twain, which I absolutely adore. I hope […]
A belief system is a series of ideas that your mind has organized in order to project an image of what is ‘real.’ It encompasses everything you think about yourself, others and the world-at-large. It is filled with should have’s […]
Did you know that Christopher Columbus called papayas the “fruit of the angels?” True enough!!! And it’s no wonder, because papayas are at the same time both deliciously sweet and musky. I’ve been told that this spherical or pear-shaped fruit […]
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 […]
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I just love your humor and creativity!! I have a question. I was 5′ 4″ and now I am 5′ 2″ and weigh 133 pounds, but I want to get down to what […]
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, “No matter what I do, I can’t lose […]
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 […]
Before I share with you my secret to losing weight while the Idols sing, let’s have a brief discussion about the show itself! The finale. The tour de force, the show of all shows, featuring some of the most amazing […]
Did you know that there’s no such thing as will power? No, there’s not. There’s only want power. And please, feel free to quote me on that!!! “There is no such thing as will power, only want power.” ~ Janice […]
Have you considered how to carve out meaningful alone time? Have you ever wondered how it is that after decades of time-saving inventions and new technologies that ‘free time’ has almost disappeared from our culture? “Lost time is never found […]
Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, asked me to share with you this downloadable version of her Easter Candy Chart. Download, print and carry with you! Make copies for your friends!!! Spread the word […]
Today’s post doubles as a ‘stay fat tip’ and well as a Weighty Confession! Here goes!!! Even though I know better and was well aware that I was headed for big trouble, I stopped at the supermarket on my way home from a very busy day and bottom line, I was hungry. Very hungry. Ravenously hungry. So hungry that the minute those automatic doors swung open, I could hear the chips calling my name
First, the fascinating facts that make for most excellent “Table Talk.” Followed by the recipe – Roasted Chick Peas and Asparagus with Mint. A non-meat, protein powerhouse of a meal! Please note that it takes approximately 4 years to produce a sizable crop of asparagus. So – when eating – please consider slowly down and appreciating its journey!
Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal (a.k.a. weight loss) wish you a Happy St. Valentine’s Day.
In honor of St. Valentine’s Day … let’s
Imagine waking up happy, starting the day with a smile on your face! You slip on your cozy slippers and make your way into the kitchen, where you are met with a hot bowl of steel cut oats, a bowl of fresh fruit, a poached egg perhaps (yum, I’m getting hungry). You sit at the table and before you eat (and/or afterwards – your choice) you chant your morning mantra and the fat mysteriously melts away!!!
Want to know the skinny on thin people? Want to know the one big fat difference between them and us?
A Tushkateer (member of the Kick in the Tush Club) writes … How can I take this “miracle” of learning and experience a permanent change in how I use/relate to food. I have had some less than stellar choices the last few days and feel a little frustrated with myself that I can have two sides to my process of change. One part of me that is one board and one that wants to maintain the status quo.
This week’s GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS JIGSAW PUZZLE is inspired by an inspired meeting between Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, and Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity. They recently bumped into each other under the third cactus to the left of the Sonoran Desert Museum
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.
Coffee, the most popular drink in America – next to water – may help some lose weight as it increases the number of calories you burn per hour by 44%! Caffeinated coffee increases your metabolism. Cuppa Joe, be mine!
Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, she who has devoted a great deal of time to examining the way in which people eat, there are 10 basic eating styles – from Gulp n’ Go to Totally Beige to the Food Architect. Which style is yours?
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.
The Nutrisystem Diet Index™ report details our ongoing obsession with weight loss and all the counterintuitive things that we are willing to give up to lose weight or willing to do to lose weight.
s in a magic trick, the Weight Loss Magician waves her magic want and presto, you are filled with a new vision of yourself, new ideas, new resolve and a new direction.
MaryJo confessed that she frequently, throughout the day and sometimes into the
night visits her refrigerator, tugging on its doors – opening and closing them – peering in the vegetable bins and sometimes the freezer.
If you want to easily and effortlessly lose weight, then get yourself a set of dark blue, small, square dishes! Here’s a Feng Shui Diet tip that works!!!
This morning, while talking to Bethanny (the names have been changed to protect the innocent), she revealed that her ‘to do list’ was at least 18 miles long and that she was beginning to hyperventilate at just the thought of reading it. Where to begin? Where to end? Overwhelm had clearly set in! And reality, too. How much can one woman tackle?
The Hermitess stands alone in her trust that she can nurture herself. She understands that it is time to choose a path that moves her away from comfort foods, away from society’s view on food, diet and body type and size and towards her own compelling future.
Donna said, “I love to cook for my family for the holidays and I’m not giving it up. My mother didn’t cook or bake for us during the holidays when I was a kid, and I’d always wanted her to. So, I cook up and bake up a storm each and every year for my family, and I am not going to stop! My kids, my husband, everyone – they love it. And, I repeat, I am not giving it up!”
Yesterday, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its report on obesity in America. And guess what? We’re fatter than ever. On the one hand, it is shocking to find that to be the case. We’re trying so […]
Even though I know that you know, even thought you’ve heard it before, I feel compelled to revisit breakfast, because even after forty years of breakfast related studies, showing without a shadow of a doubt that kick-starting your day with breakfast is the thing to do – you’re not!
Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzles keep your hands and mind busy! Try one!
Ellen quit. Kara was fired. Jennifer Lopez was hired. Steven Tyler, too. And Randy Jackson is the last judge standing. True or false?
Sometime last winter, my strategically placed Feng Shui water fountain went on the fritz. Instead of the sound and motion of gurgling water activating positive chi energy, bringing in prosperity and good luck, the fountain furiously spurted and spit water on my desktop. What to do???
I know that you are all looking for the magic bullet; a pill that will kill your appetite, cravings and send you on the fast track to Sveltesville. BUTT … if it’s too good to be true, it IS too good to be true. Read how this Tushkateer lost 57 pounds with the help of a magic bullet, BUT found it, again! that’s one big BUTT!
A weight loss puzzle. What innovative weight loss tool easily and effortlessly keeps your hands and mind busy and away from food?
I don’t know about you, but I just love a good, juicy diet tip that is NOT about what I can’t eat! Here, from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, an easy way to weigh less!
Looking for a magic bullet? A miracle cure? Something that will add health to your life and help you lose that fat belly? Antioxidant Girl to the rescue!
Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Coach, shares her best tips on how to end the cravings, beat the sugar blues and lose it (for goodness sake) once and for all! Ready? Set? Bite!
Food for Thought: If you don’t know the person who resides underneath the fat, if you so closely identify with the excess layers, if the fat is protecting ‘you’ in any way, shape or form, it is difficult to imagine any other weigh or way.
This week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Puzzle will not only keep your hands and mind busy and out of the kitchen, but it will reveal one of the best diet secrets ever!
We prefer mindless dieting to mindful eating. We want someone to tell us what to do. Serve up a simple plan, if you will. We intellectually understand that there is no ‘magic bullet,’ but we still cling to the hope that there is one. And, so we are willing to entertain yet another fad diet. Enter the picture …
Even though it was hot enough to fry an egg on the street this morning (97 degrees and counting!), I resisted; and instead, I pulled out my blender from under the counter, dusted it off and declared it “Smoothie Season.”
“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” ~ Erma Bombeck
Having traveled from one coast to the other, changing time zones and lugging my baggage (both physical and mental) with me all throughout the day, I found that upon arriving at my destination, my energy was waning. I was in need of a boost! My first instinct was to stop at the local shopping center and grab a cup of coffee, but – as luck would have it – I was distracted by …. Read On!
What if your current challenge was no longer a problem and you were free to live a life that you love? Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, coaching to you – live – from her workshop “Our Lady of Weight Loss enLightens!”
Did you know? Today is “There’s a Hole in Your Bucket Day.” How will you fill your hole? OR … will you continue to let your happiness, energy, vitality … and well, your life, just leak on out? Contemplate that while you work on your “Get Jiggy JigSaw Sunday Weight Loss Puzzle” from none other than … Our Lady of Weight Loss.
Never too thin? Take a look at these photos of 50 CENT, once a Beef Cake now a Pancake and think again!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss to the rescue with some thought provoking ‘coach yourself’ thin questions.
Who won American Idol? And just how important is it to believe in yourself? Hungry for motivation? Read on!
Today is Chewing the FAT TUESDAY with Our Lady of Weight Loss. Readers write in and she answers!
Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) want to know… “Are we endanger of dying from Fat Embolism?
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!
Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, asks a simple question, “If not NOW, when?” Take the Quick Weight Loss Quiz and find out when, indeed!
Niecy Nash may have been Kicked in the Tush, straight off Dancing with the Stars, but no worries! She was also inducted into the Kick in the Tush Club by the Department of Jiggly Parts!
I lost 3 pounds this week, eating hummus!
Did you know that today, May 10, is Clean Up Your Room Day? I invite you to join with Janice Taylor, Our Lady of Weight Loss and all the Tuskateers who are knocking out
three birds with one stone. Burn calories, lose weight, and live clean!
Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense. ~Henry Miller
From the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens … here follows two of my best Our Lady of Weight Loss approved Cinco de Mayo recipes. A bit tweaked, but still celebratory! Enjoy!!!
Before we get all sucked in by the salacious headlines that our President had an affair with campaign aide Vera Baker, let’s look at the ‘facts,’ and remember to focus on our priorities.
Oprah, I’m on board. No Phone Day Zone, it is! And Oprah, while we’re at it, Our Lady of Weight Loss suggests that you make your car a “NO FOOD ZONE.” Seriously folks, think of the calories saved, as well as moneys saved from not having to have your inner-car cleaned out!
Last night, Siobhan Magnus was voted off American Idol. One of the things I like most about Siobhan is her authenticity, her level of comfort with herself. As Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” And Sioban did just that! I’m hoping we will see more of her!
I just love when life ‘delivers’ a happy surprise, and this morning it surely did. Enter the picture … drum roll please, Louis Bardo Bullock, son of Sandra!
As I am sure you can well imagine, in this ‘drug’ culture many a person who gains weight attributes a good deal of said packed on pounds to the pills that they are a popping. And yes, there is evidence that there are pills that do, indeed, cause weight gain. Some more than others.
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.
This week’s Get Jiggy Sunday JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle was inspired by the dogs that jumped into the water fountain at St. Phillips Square in Tucson today. Bravo Doggies!!!
The fierce and muscled trainer, Jillian Michaels, of “The Biggest Loser” fame and fortune is getting some feedback a.k.a. lash-back from some comments she made in an interview to Women’s Health magazine regarding pregnancy. Weigh-in here! Your thoughts on her comments.
After a full week of headlines, the dread-locked singer and American Idol frontrunner, Crystal Bowersox (a.k.a. Mama Sox) last night served up platters full of soul, gratitude and love.
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!
If Sue Sylvester, the fictional character played by actress Jane Lynch in the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee, can “Vogue,” why not you? Watch the video, Vogue with Sue Sylvester and burn calories!
I’m not sure how “No Housework Day” originated or when it was first celebrated. I am imagining that a woman who was tired of her daily chores, tired of the dust reappearing, that a woman who was more than likely being taken for granted threw her arms up in the air, took in a deep breath and proclaimed …
Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach provides vital Easter candy information! Something to consider on Easter Day (and the days that follow).
From the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens – Matzo Brie! There are two matzo brie camps; those who fervertly believe that soaking the matzo in cold water before frying is the only way to go, and those who follow the hot water recipes. Either way, matzo brie (much like french toast) is delicious!
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