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Best e-Course: You 2012 – Luminous Authenticity

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 […]

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

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

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New Year’s Resolutions: 10 Reflective Quotes from the Masters

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 […]

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Our Lady of Weight Loss e-CARDS: You May Never Lick Cake

  Research shows that when we help another, we are at the same time helping ourselves. Studies also show that laughter is a key ingredient to permanent fat removal! Therefore, Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent […]

End Emotional Eating: 6 Steps Toward Healthy Thinking!

Thoughts become actions and actions produce results. With that in mind, it stands to reason that healthy thoughts ignite healthy actions, which in turn produce healthy results! Here follow 6 steps toward healthy thinking, from none other than Our Lady […]

QUIZ: Are YOU a Food Addict?

Are you a ‘Food Addict?’  Is your weight stopping you from moving forward?  Please take an honest look at the following questions and answer, ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ 1. Do you find that you have no ‘stopping mechanism’ and even though […]

Happiness Therapy: Smile … It’s the Holidays.

Smile Big!  It’s the holidays! Whether you are happy that it’s the holiday season or not; whether you can’t wait for it to be over, or not … smile!  Smile BIG and the whole world smiles with you!  The benefits […]

Top 3 Holiday Videos: Doggy Christmas, Hallelujah Flash Mob, Jewish Rock of Ages

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: New Resolutions – Be YOU, Everyone else is already taken!

  It’s KICK in the TUSH TUESDAY!!!  Every Tuesday, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Artist, author of the Our Lady of Weight Loss books, and creator of the Kick in the Tush Club, shares a portion of […]

Happy Holiday Tips: Foods that Transmit Happiness

As we find ourselves knee deep in holiday feasts of plenty, I thought it might be useful to know what foods bring forth the best feelings. Yes, foods change the chemical structure in your brain, and therefore have an impact […]

21 Tips: How to Make It a Happy Holiday

I understand that we think ’tis the season to over-indulge, stuff ourselves silly and stress ourselves out,’ but it really doesn’t have to be. Our Lady of Weight Loss to the Rescue! 21 Tips: Make It a Happy Holiday Tip […]

Holiday Coupon: Free Food

How will you navigate the holiday table? Are you planning on saying “No, thank you” to everything?  Really?  Everything? Or – are you planning on saying “Yes, thanks” to everything?  Really? Are you sure that you want to do that? […]

JigSaw Puzzle Monday: The Secret Meaning of HO

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

Alec Baldwin: Tweeting for Sympathy, Fuming mad @AmAir! Will pizza w. extra toppings put fire out?

After reading several accounts of the now infamous Alec Baldwin story: “Alec gets booted off an American Airlines plane parked at gate due to his ‘Words with Friend’ addiction and refusal to turn off his electronic device.” Followed by his […]

Holiday Diet: Cultivating Strange Eating Habits

  People tend to cultivate strange (or should I say, even stranger) eating habits during the holiday season.  Our routines are turned upside down. Temptation is here, there and everywhere.  Between one thing and the other, some of us mysteriously […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Family Pushing Your Holday Buttons?

Whenever you fall, pick something up. ~Oswald Avery Side note before we begin:  As I was about to proof read this and make sure that I’m not sending half-baked thoughts and sentences to you, my mother (95.5 years young) telephoned […]

JigSaw Puzzle Monday: No. 1 Best Weight Loss Affirmation

Today, here, right NOW!!!  Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal wants to share with you The Best Weight Loss Affirmation EVER! After speaking to Tushkateers* and Our Lady of Weight Loss fans across the […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Clementine Soup

Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling Clementine!   Clementines are in season! Yesterday, when I walked into the supermarket and saw the boxes of clementines piled high, I nearly cried tears of  joy.  I mean it!!!  I heart […]

Beat the Stress: Do THIS Not THAT

This morning, I took a look at my ‘to-do’ list and screamed.  Okay, I didn’t really scream but there was an audible sigh!  So much to do, so little time!  How am I – how are YOU – going to […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Cyber-Special, Quick Weight Loss

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. ~ […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Festive, Stylish, Sensual

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is loosely inspired by the Queen of Pentacles (Tarot). I was reading about the Queen of Pentacles and the words that were used to described her, including but not limited to “festive, […]

VIDEO: 8 steps – How to Get Back on the Weight Loss Wagon NOW!!!

  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 […]

Gorilla Dieting: 4 Turkey Leftover Recipes and 1 Kick-Tush Diet Tip

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.   […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 8 Best Thanksgiving Quotes

Our Lady of Weight Loss and I had a meeting of the creative minds last night and decided that it would be fun (and useful) to take the following Thanksgiving quotes (our favorites), write them out on pretty strips of […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: Thanksgiving Prayer Topped with Unknown Blessings

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.  ~ Native American Saying Greetings Tushkateers!!! I received a number of emails this week that basically asked: “How can I make it through Thanksgiving without gaining weight, falling off the wagon […]

JigSaw Monday – Best Thanksgiving Calorie Guide: Surprisingly Sinful – Apple, Pumpkin or Pecan?

  WARNING:  Here follows – Thanksgiving Calories: A comprehensive, truthful, mind-spinning guide that you just might not like!!! This week’s GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS JIG SAW PUZZLE, The Best Ever Calorie Guide to the Holidays, is inspired – of course […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Holiday Bursts of Sugary Sweetness

It wasn’t until I permanently removed over 50 pounds and developed a taste for baked sweet potatoes plain and simple that I questioned the wisdom of creating a casserole that was topped with toasted white lumps of melted gooeyness. Seriously, […]

Thanksgiving Survival – Embracing Your Body, Wholly, Fully and Completely.

 It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. ~Aesop 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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – A Thousand Battles: Angels, Demons, Heaven, Hell

“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 […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – Burn Bright, Color Me Red

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled “Color Me RED!” is inspired by the color red! RED is a STIMULANT … it increases enthusiasm, stimulates energy, encourages action and confidence, and it provides a sense of protection from […]

Dysfunctional Chef – On the Decadent Side: Honey Glazed Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potatoes!  OMG!  Is there anything better?  Eat ‘em baked or mashed or slice ‘em thin into simple chips!   OR … for Thanksgiving … GLAZE ‘em. Yup! Glaze those chips.  Here follows the most decadent version of Sweet Potato Chips, […]

11 Facts: 11.11.11

Tomorrow’s unique confluence of dates, 11.11.11, is the talk of the town!  Talk of the Universe, really!  Here follow 11 interesting facts about 11.11.11. 11.11.11 is special because … 1.   The day comes around once every 100 years. 2.   2 […]

Is your mirror making you fat?

According to the laws and rules of Feng Shui (the Chinese art of placement and energy flow), mirrors represent the mind and influence our self-image, as they reflect back to us who and what we are. Here are some things […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: Impossible (or possible) Weight Loss?

“There is no use trying,” said Alice. “One can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen.  “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Our Lady of Perpetual Self-Help

This week’s Get Jiggy WEIGHT LOSS JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by a conversation I had whilst shopping at one of my favorite stores (anthropologie). The sales clerk asked, “Can I help you?”  I understand that she was talking about finding […]

6 Energy Zappers: Exhausted? Stuck In a Rut?

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

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: My Big Fat Holiday A**

Greetings Tushkateers*!!!  Boo Hoo or just Boo? IF you still have candy in your house, then toss it NOW!  I’ll wait … yup.  I’m just gonna’ sit here (all day if I have to) and wait till you’ve given it […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Our Lady of Weight Loss HALLOWEEN Rescue (Save Thyself Before It too Late)

Greetings, Salutations and Happy Halloween, to all Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s fans, Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club), Beliefnet members in good-standing, et al! Our Lady of Weight Loss knows how a good many of us […]

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

Holy Guacamole, Beliefnet peeps, Tushkateers throughout the land and anyone else who has managed to land on this page (consider it divine inspiration)! You CAN win a trip to New York City, land of bright lights, Broadway shows, shopping galore, […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Ancho-Marinated Skirt Steak with Warm Black Bean Salad

Want to know what magazine offer up platters of some of the ‘best,’ tastiest and healthiest recipes?  Here’s a hint:  it’s not a recipe magazine, a women’s magazine, nor a diet magazine.  It’s a ‘living in the west’ magazine, called […]

The 3-Bite Diet: Simple, easy and guilt-free

Here is a very simple way to lose weight, drop pounds, or shed the excess layers of adipose tissue (call it what you like). It’s called the 3-Bite Diet (a.k.a. 3-Bite Rule).   It’s simple, easy and guilt-free.  And … the […]

Balanced Life: How to Hear, See and Witness

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Mindful Candy Diet

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 […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Halloween Candy Calorie Guide + Riddles & Giggles

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 […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Sultry, Sexy Potato Salad

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 […]

Living In Sensuality: Sight, Smell, Sound, Touch and Taste

I was having a kick-tush conversation with one of my star clients (you are all stars) regarding sexuality and sensuality.  Certainly, weight can and does bring up issues with or concerns about sexuality; increased sexuality, decreased sexuality, et cetera.  But […]

Weight Loss Epiphany: Only a number?

My client, Cyndi,  told me that one of two things happen when she gets on the scale. If she’s lost weight, she says, “Yeah!” and eats. If she gains weight, she says, “Why bother.” And she eats.  Sound familiar? What […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Who’s the Biggest Loser?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss,  My friend told me that her friend’s friend ‘permanently’ removed 35 pounds just by eating healthfully and by eating half of what she used to eat.  Half portions, I guess, you could call it.  […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Eat the Rainbow

  This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by a trip to the market!!! To market, to market to buy colorful beets … carrots, greens, peppers, blueberries. OMG! Contemplate “Eat Color-Fully.  Be Healthy!” as you click through […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Mashed Sweets with Ginger

I don’t want to be the first to use the word ‘holiday,’ but OMG! we are slowly but surely entering the holiday season and this year, I have promised myself that I will stay ahead of the curve! Getting my […]

10 Inspirational Quotes: How to Take One Step At a Time

Feeling Overwhelmed?  Not exactly sure how to ‘start’ anew?   Where to begin? If the prospect of change feels overwhelming to you, then consider taking one step at a time. You may have heard the expression  – Take One Step […]

Our Lady of Edible Flowers: Visual Senses Linked to Eating

The taste and pleasure we derive from eating is linked to our visual senses. In other words, the more visually appealing the meal, the more satisfying the experience. One way to add beauty and elegance, but not calories to our […]

Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Celebrating Sir Paul McCartney’s 3rd Marriage! Click on LOVE!

This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSAW Puzzle, “Happily Ever After” was inspired by Sir Paul McCartney’s marriage to Nancy Shevell! May you live ‘Happily Ever After!” Sir Paul and Nancy. As you click through your puzzle, think love thoughts:   […]

Depression: Journaling Your Way to Mental Health

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

Quick Weight Loss: Return Fat To Sender?

It is a w i d e l y held belief within my family of origin that all us women are ‘naturally fat.’ I get a giggle from that, don’t you? So much energy expended on wishing to be ‘naturally […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: “I’m Fat, I’m Miserable” advice that …

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin Greetings Tushkateers! I hope this absolutely spectacular October morning finds you happy!  October might be my favorite month.  It’s no longer hot, nor is it cold. A simple […]

JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle: October Orange

This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the Boys of October! When my father was a little boy a thousand years ago :), he could see Yankee Stadium from his window!  Imagine the excitement … back […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Chicken & Sexy Lentil Salad

Here’s an easy to whip up, amazing lunch dish, that is sure to impress your guests as it sets every one’s taste buds to happy!   The trick is to check out the rotisserie chicken places in your neighborhood and find […]

No. 1 Best Weight Loss Tip

You CAN’T LOSE IT … TILL YOU’VE LOST IT! … Straight from the Desk of Our Lady of Weight Loss – a public service announcement! If you really want to lose weight NOW, then you need to LOSE THE CHIPS, […]

7 Utterly Useful Planning Tips for a Succulent and Exciting Life

Resistance with a Capital R!!! Our Lady of Weight Losstold me that she noticed that there are people out there (like me and maybe you?) who resist planning! Planning meals, making time for food shopping, and exercising. While planning might […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday : 4 Letter Words that weigh us down, down, down

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. ~ Arnold J. Toynbee Greetings Tushkateers!  I received a most interesting email from Tushkateer Nancy! Nancy writes – referencing our 21 Day Miracle Cure: Want Power – “Have […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: She’s Got Quite a Pear

This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSawPuzzle was inspired by the displays of pears in the local market, a reminder that autumn is here!  Apples, pears – oh my!  A new season; a new beginning! A man’s worth has its […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Psycho Over Pizza (a true confession)

Greetings and Salutations Tushkateers!   It is my habit to pause, think (imagine that) and review the events of the week, before I write you. Has anything happened during the week that is ‘shareable?’ Anything happen that might be useful […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: The Last of the Summer Flowers (sob, sob)

This week’s GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS JIGSAW PUZZLE!!! is inspired by the end of summer/beginning of autumn. SUMMER FLOWERS WEIGHT LOSS PUZZLE In a New York minute, the weather went from summer to fall this past week.  Usually, I sob […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Simply Smart and Sassy Raisin Bread Pudding

Are you ready for a 5 Yum dessert?  (Who isn’t???) After you whip up this amazing Raisin Bread Pudding, I’m betting that you will love it and feel simply smart and sassy! Simply Smart and Sassy Raisin Bread Pudding Ingredients: […]

Seriously. Are french fries a vegetable? A healthy option?

Did you know that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stood up for public school students by proposing new regulations that require higher nutrition standards for school meals? He’s not asking for anything extreme. Wouldn’t you say that limiting french fries, sodium, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Speaking of Unhappy?

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 […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: how to … Install Empowering Habits

This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is entitled “Install Empowering Habits.” I don’t know if you know this or not – but listen up – because this is a ‘learning’ that can change your life. The Learning: You […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Orange Poached Apple

Cheap, plentiful and healthy, apples are in season!  Today’s Dysfunctional Chef’s Cheap n’ Healthy Eat, showcases the Virginia Winesap, a well-known American heirloom apple whose origins are unknown, although they probably date back to the 18th century.   Winesaps are tart […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Want Power vs. Will Power?

Greetings Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club), It’s Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday!  Are you ready for your Kick?  Something that will inspire, motivate and leave a bit of a sting to remember me by? Well, […]

JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle: Got WANT? You’re gonna’ need it!

This week’s GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS JigSAW PUZZLE is inspired by the immortal words of Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal. “There is no such thing as WILL POWER; there is only WANT POWER.  […]

Dysfunctional Chef presents September’s Cheap n’ Easy Eats

Want to eat healthy and save money?  Then buy ‘seasonal foods.’  It makes perfect sense.  When foods are in season, they are plentiful and, therefore, cost less.  It’s the ole supply n’ demand theory. Here follows a list of what’s […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Post Storm Coverage – Comfort Food, Life Lessons and Survival Techniques

Dear Tushkateers,  We made it through the storm! The Hurricane of all hurricanes, Irene, which – as it turned out here in NYC – wasn’t soooo bad. Praise Be!  Still, we had our own hurricane of sorts.  Hurricane Harriet!  Mother […]

Hurricane Irene: The Om After the Storm (a jigsaw puzzle)

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzle is inspired by the much needed Om after the Storm! We, here, on my block and in my neck of the woods were lucky.  Hurricane Irene came and went quietly.  No physical […]

WEIGHTY CONFESSION: Mid-Night Eatery’s shockingly sinful loophole!

Confess your dietary transgressions and weighty sins.  Receive forgiveness from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal.  You’ll feel ‘lighter’ for it!!! Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ Forgiven me, for I have sinned. […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to LOSE ONE POUND per day???

Can you imagine? Back in the day, we were naive enough to believe that La Parle Obesity Soap reduced fat, without dieting or gymnastics. (Gymnastics!!! wow, not exercise.  I’m having a flash back to ‘gym’ class, and the gymnastic portion […]

Motivational Monday: Betrayal of the Worst Kind? Are You Guilty???

“Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.” ~ Joseph Joubert Ought oh!!!!  How genius am I if I begin great works but don’t finish them? When we say that we are going to do something (like ‘get healthy’ or […]

JigSaw Sunday – The Do Nothing Diet puzzle.

This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by Sunday, which comes  from the Latin – dies solis – which means “sun’s day,” the name of a pagan Roman holiday. It is also called Dominica, Latin for The […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Sinfully Sensational Summer Smoothies

These smoothies are simply sensational.  What can I say?  It’s the truth!  And even though I am ‘the’ Dysfunctional Chef, I can whip up a smoothie like nobody’s business! Please be sure that your ingredients are fresh.  It would be […]

Kick in the Tush TUESDAY! an audio Hypno-Meditation!

A mini-KICK from Janice Taylor, the voice of Our Lady of Weight Loss AUDIO ALERT!!! Dear Tushkateers, Last night, OLofWL ‘contacted’ me (in the wee hours of the morning) and suggested that I send out a mini-KICK today that solely […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – One Click Away from Wellness???

well·ness noun the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort. What does “Wellness” look like to you?  As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, feel […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Mâche, Shaved Zucchini and other ‘inner glow’ ingredients

Mâche?  What’s Mâche???    Mâche is a European salad green that grows in small, rosette-shaped bunches. It has dark green leaves on short stems, and it enjoys a distinct sweet taste.  Or rather you will, when you whip up this salad. […]

Quick Weight Loss – Short Circuit Stress, Weight Gain, and Belly Fat

Stressed out and hungry?  When we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of hormones. One of these is Cortisol, which gives us the biochemical strength we need to fight or flee […]

Diet Lies – What’s too good to be true?

Once upon a time in the not too distant past, there was a ‘diet’ ice cream that was being sold in New York City.  It was only 90 calories per serving and boy-oh-boy was it delicious! People loved it, and […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – Juggle This, Lose That … clicking burns calories

This week’s GET JIGGY, JigSAW Weight Loss Puzzle – JUGGLE THIS – is a part of the Our Lady of Weight Loss Exercise Plan. Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Exercise Philosophy – Make it FUN!  Clicking Burns Calories! How many […]

Motivational Monday – America’s number one energy crisis is Monday morning.

If the quote fits, wear it!!!  This morning, when I stumbled upon the quote “America’s number one energy crisis is Monday morning,” I just had to laugh.   I’m having a bit of an energy crisis, myself. I spent the weekend […]

Dysfunctional Chef – Summer of Love Potion Pie

Today’s Righteous Recipe from your favorite Dysfunctional Chef (that’s me) is pretty much guaranteed to be a major hit, and it’s been said that it gets the mojo juices flowin’.   You dig? Are you picking up what I am putting […]

Sex and Food: CHOCOLATE Banned by the Church!

In the 1600’s, chocolate was thought to be a powerful aphrodisiac, inflaming lustful passion.  So much so that religious leaders banned monks and nuns from ingesting it. In 1997, three French senators campaigned to have chocolate reclassified as ‘vital foodstuff.’  […]

Kick in the Tush Monday – THE WEIGH-in to LOVE

How often do you weigh yourself?  Does the number freak you out?  If it’s up, do you eat (more)?  If it’s down, do you eat (more)?  What to do? Giving up is not an option.  Nor is freaking out. Here’s […]

Dysfunctional Chef – 10 Summer Recipes

Want to whip up some soul-satisfying dishes that will keep your summer eating fresh and your weight in check?  Of course!  Who wouldn’t want that? It’s time for me to share my favorite summer recipes with you.  I permanently removed […]

8 Positive Things You Can Accomplish in 30 Seconds

People tell me, “I don’t have the time to … “… go to the store and pick up fruits and vegetables. “… exercise.”  “… sit and breathe.” “… to be positive.” Really?  Too busy to be positive? Surely, you can […]

Quotes to Bust Bad Habits Contributing to Weight Gain

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 […]

Chewing the Fat – Discouraged, Ready to Quit, Not Losing?

Dear OLofWL ~ I can’t even begin to tell you how discouraged I am.  Soooo discouraged.  I got on the scale this morning, and I’ve only lost 2 pounds over the past two weeks.  This is slower than molasses!  I […]

Motivational Monday – If the Label Fits, wear it.

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~  Lao Tzu While ‘networking’ at a breakfast gathering, I paid attention to how I introduced myself to others.  Sometimes I was “Janice Taylor, Life and […]

What If … there were insect legs in your chocolate bar?

Here is a Tasty Tidbit from  Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron said of permanent fat removal! While searching the Internet for interesting food facts, I stumbled upon one that gave pause for thought. “The average chocolate bar has […]

A Penny to Change Your Thoughts?

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 […]

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

Last night, Peter and I went to the movies!!!  Yippee!!! I do love a good movie; and I do like a bad movie.  Movies are amazing! I highly recommend BUCK; the story of Buck Brannaman – an unsung hero.  It […]

STOP saying _____ and watch the pounds disappear!

Stop saying the following words and/or phrases and you will lose it!!! Sometimes, we unknowingly toss words and phrases about  that  can and do have a negative impact.  I thought it ‘utterly useful’ to review some of these words today. […]

5 Ways to Keep 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 […]

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

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

F as in Fat … Fatter than ever? How does your State weigh-in?

We are, according to the annual report, “F as In Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011” released on Thursday by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), fatter than ever!  (Click HERE for […]

11 Simple Strategies – Move Past Depression

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

Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – Pig Crossing

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled PIG CROSSING, was inspired by all time grilling going on, up and down the block today. Remember … clicking through your weekly JigSaw Weight Loss puzzle burns calories and keeps both […]

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 […]

4 “Disappointing” Quotes that Inspire???

Disappointment: The feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the non-fulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations. While speaking to clients this week, the word ‘disappointment’ reared its head on several occasions. “I am disappointed that I only lost 3/4 of […]

Chewing the Fat – How Much Should YOU Weigh?

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 […]

Water: Jazz It Up, Suck It Down, Lighten Up

Even thought I know that water is essential to life, that it is key to my health, that it reduces cravings, and that it is a weight loss tool like no other; even though I know that it the most […]

Kick in the Tush Club serving up platters of Miracle Whips!

  “Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one’s bath like a lump of sugar.” ~ Pablo Picasso!!! Hellloooooooo Tushkateers!!! Happy Summer!!! I just realized that today is the Summer Solstice!  (The first […]

Chewing the Fat – Cravings Killing Your Plan???

Are Cravings Killing Your Plan??? Our Lady of Weight Loss seriously knows how YOU CAN put an end to it! She’s the patron saint of permanent weight loss!!!  She knows what she is talking about!!! Dear Our Lady of Weight […]

Meatless Monday – Edamame Hummus (OMG! Heavenly!!!)

Happy Meatless Monday to you!!!   Did you know that you can improve your personal health and the health of the planet by eating less meat?  Meatless Monday, a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns in association with the Johns Hopkins’ […]

6 Surprise Steps to a Healthy Family

A few months ago, I was asked to give a motivational speech at a ‘healthy eating’ conference.   Needless to say, I was delighted, and I delivered in true Our Lady of Weight Loss form. After my talk, I milled about […]

Coach Yourself Thin – How do you stop …

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 […]

The Most Powerful Weight Loss Tool is yours…

My friend, Tammy, told me that one summer, when she was a kid, she went to marine biology camp. And …  while wearing rubber hip boots, she got stuck in the mud. The more she struggled to pull herself out, […]

Lunar Eclipse brings Demoniac Frenzy, Moping Melancholy, and Moon-Struck Madness

LUNAR NEWS:  The longest and darkest total lunar eclipse of the CENTURY will occur tomorrow! Specifically at 11:29 PM tomorrow night (June 15). A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth, while orbiting around the Sun, comes between the Moon and […]

Where is my solar plexus? And why should I care?

While scripting a hypno-meditation with the intent of bringing awareness and relaxation to the body (which I plan to record and share at my “Feed Your Soul” workshop at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies), I realized that we all know […]

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

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

The Summer of Miracle Whips – a 6-week e-solution!

The SUMMER of MIRACLE WHIPS a 6 week e-coaching solution   Janice Taylor, your Life & Weight Loss Success Coach has DECLARED this The Summer of Miracle Whips (and, NO! I’m not talking about mayonnaise) …       In […]

The Dash Diet – The ultimate sexy plan? Seriously?

When I ask people, “Why do you want to lose weight?” people often say, “Health and better energy.”   While this may be true, it is often not the primary reason (or solo reason) that they want to lose weight. They […]

Food Bourne Illness: 6 Supermarket Food Safety Tips that can save your life!?!

On the one hand maybe I’m being overly dramatic by stating that these 6 Supermarket Food Safety Tips CAN save your life; but on the other hand, maybe they can and maybe they will!!!  At the very least, they can […]

7 Steps to Mindful Eating: Saliva Involved!!!

Did you know that saliva and its resident enzymes are serving both to liquefy and break down the food in your mouth, those morsels that you’ve been chewing on? It’s true and it’s a good thing.  Because the longer you […]

National Donut Day – Krispie Kreme and Dunkin Donuts give away ‘free’ donuts? Free? Really?

Today is National Donut Day.   Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts are giving away ‘free’ donuts, but are they really free??? National Donut Day was created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor American women who served donuts to soldiers […]

4 Steps: End Emotional Overeating

When Do You Put the Fork down, down, down?  How do you know when you are sated? Today, I am going to lay out some simple steps that will help you to STOP EATING!!! (Unless, of course you are legitimately […]

How to Avoid Mistakes, Feeling Dumb and Uber-Frustration

Have you ever made a mistake?  (Of course, you have!  Who hasn’t?) Have you ever repeated the same mistake; you know – made ‘it’ again? (Of course, you have!  Who hasn’t?) Are you curious to know why people make mistakes?  […]

Weight Loss Tip: Exfoliate, Glow Healthy, Drop Pounds

Here follows some very interesting information about your skin, and five (5) ‘natural recipes’ for skin care, guaranteed to help you glow healthy, AND – major weight loss bonus here – if you utilize these recipes at night, after dinner, […]

Motivational Monday: How to Speed Up Your Metabolism

I think, or at least, I hope that we can all agree that weight gain and weight loss begins in the mind.  Our actions follow our thoughts, as our character is the sum of our thoughts. As a plant miraculously […]

JigSaw Sunday – What happens when a Fish Loves a Bird?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzle was inspired by the multitude of birds that are chirping outside my window; the cactus that are in bloom and the fun, happy Drew Barrymore quote. Seriously, there’s no law against the […]

Dysfunctional Chef celebrates National Burger Weekend

Your favorite Dysfunctional Chef  is celebrating Memorial Day with a National Burger Weekend!  However, she’s not just sharing any old burger; she’s sharing her best secret salmon burger recipe, loaded with healthy ingredients and bursting with taste! You can fire […]

American Idol: Watch Tom Jones, Tony Bennett (and Lose Weight – huh? Really!)

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 […]

Want Power vs. Will Power?

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 […]

Fat Tuesday – 8 Ways to Beat the 3 “C’s”

Did you know that when we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of hormones?   One of these is Cortisol, which gives us the biochemical strength we need to fight or flee […]

Motivational Monday – Sprinkle Seeds of Courage

Every great thing we set out to do requires courage.   As we endeavor to step out of our comfort zone, make an effort to change, take a step toward our dreams, we activate both our mind and spirit to draw […]

JigSaw Sunday – Snappy, smart, rakish weight loss.

This week’s Get Jiggy Sunday Weight Loss Puzzle is inspired by the Gambel Quail – one of Tucson’s finest! Gregarious, jaunty, plumed topknot, weighing in at a mere 5.7 ounces – the Gambel Quail is ever present. The mommy and […]

Weight Loss Overwhelm: Mental Clutter

“In this day and age, people’s lives are filled with so much stress and activities,” says Kathleen Thurston, a Buddhist meditation instruction and Feng Shui consultant …. “that we actually think that multi-tasking is an asset. Yet it is just […]

Unexpected, No-Strings Attached Love

Most everyone appreciates a compliment, a word of encouragement, and a bit of recognition. I know, I do! Someone said something nice to me today and it made all the difference. (Thank you kind stranger!)  Positive and encouraging comments build […]

Stay Fat Tuesday – Keep Should’ing On Yourself

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

JigSaw Sunday – Coco Chanel says it best!

Today’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JIGSAW Puzzle was inspired by an amazing quote from Coco Chanel! “Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.” ~ C.C. While that used to be true and still may be […]

James Durbin – A Sweet Potato Tribute

Close to 72 million votes were cast Wednesday, but not enough of them to save the best of the best, James Durbin.  His Wednesday performance of Journey’s classic “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” and “Love Potion No. 9″ were brilliant and […]

Chewing the Fat: What do your Fat Cells want YOU to change?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ What do you do after you lose weight (almost 100 lbs), and then start gaining it back (almost 30 lbs. back)?  I am still working out, which is a good thing. How do […]

Stay Fat Tuesday – Are you stressed out and hungry?

There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self-expression. ~ Garson Kanin Stressed out and hungry? When we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of hormones. […]

Video – Having an Emotional Meltdown?

Having a MELTDOWN? Feeling moody? Irritable? Uptight? Having difficulty making decisions? Can’t relax? Before you head to the fridge, watch this video!!! Slim Down While You Laugh It Up!!!   Spread the word … NOT the icing, Janice Taylor wise […]

National Day of Prayer – Dear Our Lady …

In honor of National Prayer Day, Our Lady of Weight Loss asked me to share this prayer from her book,   “Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal.”     […]

Motivational Monday – 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 […]

JigSaw Sunday – Queen of the Royal Wedding

In marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather than a critic, a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts, an enabler rather than a reformer. -H. Norman Wright and Gary J. Oliver This week’s Get Jiggy SUNDAY JigSAW […]

VIDEO – What do YOU do when the CHIPS Call YOUR Name???

  Seriously, what do YOU do when the chips, or the cookies, or the candy or the whatever calls your name? Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, has a simple answer to this very complicated question! Slim down while […]

Stay Fat Tuesday – Still in a Winter Rut?

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

Motivational Monday – How to Carve Out Meaningful Alone Time!!!

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 […]

JigSaw Sunday – Our Lady of the Easter Bonnet

Today’s Get Jiggy Sunday Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by the Easter Parade! In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it … You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade! True Enough!!!  Enjoy clicking through this […]

F*R*EE GIFT: Downloadable Easter Candy Chart!!!

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 […]

Motivational Monday – There is, within YOU, a Weight Loss WARRIOR!

I have in the past written about the difference between being assertive and aggressive – and advocated for the assertive side of life – stating that there’s no need to bring the police into the picture!!!!  (Referencing an incident I […]

JigSaw Sunday – The Grackle Knows…

Today’s GetJiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by the multitude of Grackles that live in the trees in my courtyard.   At first I thought them Crows, but not! Your regular, common Grackle is a blackbird that looks as if […]

Video – How to get back on the WAGON … FAST!!!

  Here, Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach (that’s me) tells us that getting back on the weight loss bandwagon is but one simple step away!  That’s right … just one step.  One simple step! If you want to […]

Stay Fat Tuesday: Life Sucks. I deserve cake (or food of your choice).

“I deserve …”  Go ahead, fill in the blank.  You’ve had a truly difficult day and you deserve what?  The Cinnabon?  The one from the mall whose calorie count is a whopping 720 calories per bun?  Whose fat and carb […]

Motivational Monday: Quick Weight Loss, 5 Pounds Thinner!

Want to look 5 pounds thinner, be more confident, sound better and feel happy? Just stand up straight – it’s that simple. Look 5 Pounds Thinner NOW! Good posture instantly takes off 5 pounds! Stand erect and your clothes will […]

17 Day Diet vs. Our Lady of Weight Loss

Whether or not you decide to follow the 17 Day Diet Plan (the new hot fat-melting plan on the block), you need to know that it’s not about the food – it’s not about your fat – it’s about your […]

Rise & Grind Wednesday – 6 Tips: Increase Prosperity through Proper Use of Your Stove

While brewing up my Rise and Grind Wednesday pot of coffee, the Feng Shui Rules of the Stove surfaced in my foggy (pre-coffee mind), and I thought them important enough to share with you!!!  Especially if prosperity is a concern! […]

Motivational Monday – Resentment. Anger. Potatoes?

When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free. ~ Catherine Ponder How Much […]

Rise & Grind Wednesday: Am I a bad mother? Would you tell your daughter the truth?

Yesterday, while perusing my Facebook account (more specifically, looking in on my kids’ pages, so I know what’s happening in their life, like – oh, like they left town and forget to tell me …),  I noted that my beloved […]

Chewing the Fat: 330 lbs. and I need help!

Today, I thought I’d share a letter I received from one of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s readers/fans!  Melissa is in need of help.  I’ve offered my advice.  Please feel free to weigh-in below.  All support greatly appreciated! Dear OLofWL […]

Dysfunctional Chef Friday: Strawberry and Apple Crumble

While shopping at our local grocery store, I eyed a display of strawberries. Strawberries, big red delicious, strawberries, piled high into the sky! True enough! Even though strawberry season is from June to mid-August, new farming methods extend its season from now (right now) till mid-December!

Forks Over Knives: What has happened to us? (Video)

What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure. Chew on these facts! Watch the video! and then … WAKE UP!!! to the truth and do something about it!

Stay FAT TUESDAY – Unhealthy ‘Health’ Foods?

A new report in the April 2011 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, unveils some foods that may seem good for you but aren’t necessarily–and advice on truly healthful foods to choose instead. Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyway), if you are determined to stay fat, then chew on the unhealthy choices!!! Food for thought, hey?

Motivational Monday: 8 Tips For A Well Balanced Life

,,,, the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. No matter how carefully a project is planned, something may still ‘go wrong’ with it. When lucky, we experience a minor glitch; a glitch so small and short-lived that you hardly notice it – a transient fault that corrects itself. However, there are the times when a hornet’s nest of difficulties presents itself, and you need to change course, immediately, lest you get knocked off your tush! Here, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, shares 8 ways to ‘keep balance.’

JigSaw Sunday: A Balanced Life, Take Two

If you were to exercise day n’ night, night n’ day – in other words, too much – and you did not take the time to rest, you would more than likely injure yourself. (Not in danger of that happening here! Do you get my drift? Are you picking up what I am putting down? Too much of a good thing, isn’t a good thing!

Does Daylight Savings Time make YOU gain???

How will you utilize your extra hour; the hour that you will have ‘gained’ this weekend? Will you shake off your tale feathers and take a long walk into the ‘light?’ Will you allow the ‘light’ to shine bright or will you set your dial to dim? How will you best use your extra hour? Weigh-in Here!

Rise and Grind WEDNESDAY – True or False? Sweetened coffee improves memory.

Scientists recently found that sweetened caffeinated coffee not only gives you an energy boost to prepare you for your busy day, but it also help you to remember by boosting cognitive performance.

stay FAT TUESDAY – Go Shopping Hungry?

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

Motivational Monday: 10 Quotes to INSPIRE YOUR BODY

What happens when we live in our heads? We disconnect from our bodies. That’s what happens! We disconnect from our bodies. We lose touch with our bodies and the fact, yes the fact, is that our bodies know us better than our minds do. Here follow 10 quotes that will help to reconnect!

JigSaw Sunday: Lover Boy Gus, at your service…

Today’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by Asgara GUS, my new best and most delicious friend. Gus, as I like to call him, all talk, lanky and straight up – if you know what I mean – has an interesting history and when baked just right is out right scrumptious. Click on, lose weight. It’s that easy!

Dysfunctional Chef FRIDAY: Whipping Up Asparagus Facts, Folklore and Food

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!

stay FAT TUESDAY – Crumbs Don’t Count

Sometimes, when biting, tasting and licking other people’s foods, I have to stop myself and say to myself, “You might not be counting what you’re eating, but your body has a built-in calorie counter. Who are you foolin’?”

Motivational Monday: What does your “one nightstand” say about you?

As Dr. Rubin Naiman, sleep specialist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine, explained at the Weil on Wellness Program at Miraval Resort Spa, so aptly put it … “If sleep is a nightly get-away, then the nightstand is the overnight bag we carry at our side. We can learn a lot about a person and their travels by examining their bags.”

JigSaw Sunday: 3 Steps to Will Power from the Queen of Cups

The Queen of Cups encourages you to put down your fork, push away from the table and move toward a creative project. Keep your eyes and your ears and most importantly your heart open, as opportunity is about to knock of your door.

Are you at risk for these diseases?

37 percent of Americans have cardiovascular disease.
34 percent of U.S. adults have hypertension.
36 percent have pre-hypertension. …. read on

STAY FAT TUESDAY: Be Vague. Create Wiggle Room. Be Wishy-Washy.

We have demonstrated that we can – individually and collectively – get fat and stay fat. We are very good at it. One of best our stay fat strategies is to be “vague.” We take a wishy-washy, white bread approach to weight loss. We pretend. We toss in an “I’ll try” and a “maybe” or two. “I’m going to try and lose weight.” “Maybe I’ll exercise.” “Really, maybe!”

Motivational Monday: The 10 Truths about Chocolate

Since a great many of us are chocolate lovers and have been known to indulge and sometimes even over-indulge, I thought I’d share The 10 Truths of the Power of Chocolate that can help to (moderately) indulge, savor the flavor, incorporate, live with and love chocolate on a daily basis, as you stay healthy, wealthy and wise! Sounds good, yes? Great!!

Dysfunctional Chef Friday: American Idol White Bean Stew

Last night, while watching Hollywood Week on American Idol, I whipped up a batch of my best White Bean Stew. Just as Casey Abrams’ was up at the mike, singing and a strumming “Georgia On My Mind,” I was dishing out the bean stew (with a simple salad). It was extraordinary! The stew, the salad and Casey Abrams.

FITNESS Magazine Exclusive: I’d Rather Be Skinny than have sex?

Holy Macaroni!!! Can you believe these statistics??? According to FITNESS Magazine, who polled, 2,400 women to get the lowdown on how they slim down, 51% said that they would skip sex for a year if it meant they’d be skinny.
Here is an excerpt of the Diet confessions Survey …

Rise & Grind Wednesday: Best Wake Up Ever – Acupressure Your Brain

If it’s Wednesday, it’s time to Rise and Grind! AND if you want to give a positive jolt to your morning, then try this quick scalp and facial massage.

Motivational Monday: 5 Steps to St. Valentine Love

Today, Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, shares 5 tips to St. Valentine’s (self) Love. Janice said, “I’m not quite sure why it is so difficult to ‘love thyself,’ the number one commandment of Our Lady of Weight Loss’ 10 Commandments of Permanent Fat Removal (a.k.a. weight loss) but apparently – it is!”

JigSaw Sunday: St. Valentine Tale – the Rabbit and the Queen

It’s all in the interpretation. What is the Rabbit really saying to the Queen? Is the “Be My Valentine” invitation infused with love or laced with sarcasm? Is the Queen’s response accepting or rejecting? Weigh in! What’s your take??? Love vs. Sarcasm?

Cook with Me Friday: St. Valentine’s Sex Menu

Your St. Valentine’s Dinner Menu ~ from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Kitchens – that is sue to get your mojo a movin’, your libido leaping and your sex life succulent once more!

A Video St. Valentine Card from the patron saint of permanent fat removal

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

Rise & Grind Wednesday: Adopt a Morning Mantra … watch the fat melt away

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!!!

Motivational Monday: 6 Steps to Light Hearted Forgiveness

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.

JigSaw Sunday: Lakshmi, Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity (quotes and puzzle)

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

VIDEO: The Freeze Your Ass Off Diet

SIDE SPLITTING VIDEO ALERT: Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, invites you to Freeze Your Ass Off … Slim Down while you Laugh It Up!!!

Rise & Grind Wednesday: Waking Up on Groundhog Day

What does Groundhog Day have to do with weight loss? Our Lady of Weight Loss says, “All roads lead to weight loss!” If the winter is getting you down, you might eat! If you are longing for spring, you might make an extra trip to the fridge. If it’s grey outside and/or snowing, you may turn to food to add color to your life! Here follow 9 Groundhog Day Quotes for you to chew on, as you smile and stay steady on your healthy living journey!

Motivational Monday: Altered States of Illuminated Wellness

“Be Well” is an artfully vague term.
What does “be well” mean? What makes you feel well? What does wellness look like to you? The aspects of wellness that are yours and yours alone have a magical quality to them. They warm your heart; the illuminate your soul.

JigSaw Sunday: What is the Wellness Cure?

This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is all about WELLNESS!!! Wellness, a curious concept. What does wellness mean to you? Click through and weigh-in!

Want to Breeze Through Menopause?

Whether you are menopausing, peri-menopausing, post-menopausing or NOT, you’ll want to tune into one of the best ever, breeze-through-life interviews with Janice Taylor and Lela Bryan of Menopause Summit 2. Slim Down While You Laugh It Up.

Diet Tip Tuesday: How to Find ‘the Inner Weigh’ on this Lucky Day – 1/11/11

Michael Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential, endorsed The Inner Weigh™. Here’s what he has to say, “The Inner Weigh” offers a wise alternative to faddish products and instead supports the viewer in transforming emotional hungers into spiritual nourishment that creates peace of mind, heart, and spirit.”

New Year Promises – Surprising Way to Keep Them

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

Cook with Me Friday: Dried Fig and Plum Tagine

When shopping at Sunflower Market, I picked up their monthly magazine, which is chock a block with health tips, recipes and more – and this recipe popped out at me for a few reasons. It’s delicious, healthy, easy to whip up, it weighs in at only 330 calories per serving! AND it’s a slow cooker recipe! (guess what I got for the holidays!) … Just its name gets me to salivating?!

Rise & Grind Wednesday: Wake Up with A Sun Alarm

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

Diet Tip Tuesday: 5 Reasons to Walk (video included)

From the our Lady of Weight Loss 2011 Health Living Plan … STUDIES SHOW that SMALL AMOUNTS OF BRISK WALKING helps to keep you healthy? Learn how to decrease your chances of developing Colon Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression, Strokes and worse by WALKING!!!

Rise & Grind Wednesday: Rise 1979 (music video)

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss – Here’s a tune that seems perfect to me to rise n’ grind mid-week to. While it dates back to 1979, I think it timeless. Something we can ease our way into the day with. Happy Rise & Grind Wednesday!” ~ Judy M.

Diet Tip Tuesday: Foods that Make YOU Happy

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

In 2011: Secret Ingredient to Feel Better, Looking Fab & Reigning in the Riches

In 2011, Feel Better, Look Better, Make Money! Did you know that bosses are 12% more likely to promote people who smile a lot?

Weight Loss e-Card: Send Encouragement This Holiday Season

Research shows that when we help another, we are at the same time helping ourselves. Studies also show that laughter is a key ingredient to permanent fat removal! Therefore, Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal has created e-Postcards from the Diet Edge. Sure to inspire, motivate and bring a smile to your face!

Diet Tip Tuesday: Winter Solstice and Your Weight

With the advent of electricity, we have created an artificial light that reaches far into the winter nights; thus, allowing us to stay up later than we should and keeping us working harder than we ought to. We don’t allow ourselves time to rest and renew. Nor do we allow ourselves time to let our minds wander … to dream.

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