Happy Kick in the Tush Tuesday, Tushkateers! How goes it? Are you kickin’ high and happy? Like a Rockette? I am, ’cause it was supposed to rain all day today and the sun is surprising shining bright. Will it remain […]
Happy Kick in the Tush Tuesday, Tushkateers! How goes it? Are you kickin’ high and happy? Like a Rockette? I am, ’cause it was supposed to rain all day today and the sun is surprising shining bright. Will it remain […]
Today’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by a pineapple that was sitting happily on my table. As I began to slice it, I became curious. Where did it come from? How many people did it take to […]
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 […]
Praise be and good luck for Our Lady of Weight Loss (and me)! Beliefnet is currently featuring our gallery (in a number of newsletters): 13 Ways to Improve Your Luck, which – of course – was inspired by Friday, the […]
There is a clock. It’s called The Doomsday Clock. Are you familiar with it? I’ve pretty much chosen to live – happily – in my own little joyful bubble, and one of the ways that I have succeeded in doing […]
Happy Global Warming??? Tushkateers!!! I am racked with guilt, Tushkateers! HELP! Here we are – closing in on mid-January – and the temperatures are still (praise be) unseasonably warm, and intellectually I know that this can not be a good […]
Greetings! There was a computer glitch in the air yesterday, so I wasn’t able to post Our Lady of Weight Loss’s weekly Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle that y’all love so much! A day late, but seriously – just […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. ~ […]
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, […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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, […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.’ […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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’ […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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-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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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!
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?
,,,, 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.’
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!
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!
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.
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
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!
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!
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!
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’?”
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.”
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.
37 percent of Americans have cardiovascular disease.
34 percent of U.S. adults have hypertension.
36 percent have pre-hypertension. …. read on
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!”
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!!
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.
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 …
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.
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!”
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?
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!
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!!!
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
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!!!
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!
“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.
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