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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: how to…Turn Dreams Into Reality

Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the “right stuff” to turn our dreams into reality. ~ James Womack Greetings Tushkateers,  I hope this KITT Club e-newsletter finds you well on this fabulous wintery morning!  I […]


Puzzled? February: Love Love Love

Our Lady of Weight Loss thought it might be a good idea, a loving idea, to declare February the Month of Love!  Here, the first of her Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw LOVE Puzzles: “Love U” As you click through “Love […]


Eat This: Lose Weight – A Righteously Roasted Vegetable Stew

I went wild at the supermarket yesterday, filling up my cart with a beautiful assortment of colorful vegetables.  And then…when I arrived home, in Antioxidant Girl style, I unpacked the reusable grocery bags, chopped, sliced, cubed, sprinkled, baked and ate…healthy! […]


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

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

Quirky Wisdom: How to Be the SMARTest SmartASS?

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

Puzzled? The Secret Powers of Your Inner Goddess

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

Eat This: Lose Weight – Super Slimming Fat Burning Breakfast

Did you hear about Edamame and Weight Loss?  Going steadily together, researchers tell us that edamame (a.k.a. soy beans) which supplies a full 17 g of protein per cup, is a Super Duper POW Slimming Food! Reports from the Federal […]

#OneWord to Live By: You are only afraid if you are not in #harmony with yourself.

For many #harmony is thought of as a tuneful sound, a combination of musical notes in a chord, a pleasing arrangement of parts; living in accord with others; an internal calm.  Here, 9 #harmony quotes to help you to define […]

Chewing the Fat: Depressed and Defeated?

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

Kick Tush Tuesday: 7 Top Ways to De-Stress

Are you stressed? Irritable? Having trouble sleeping? Do you feel like screaming? Crying? Pouring a jug of water over your boss’s head? We all feel stressed from time to time, so it’s essential to have an arsenal of coping mechanisms […]

Puzzled? Tough Choices: Fruit or Cake or Fruitcake?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled:  “Tough Choices: Fruit or Cake?” by Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist (that’s me), gives food for thought. As you click through, contemplate your choices, weave them into your path, see where […]

Chewing the Fat: Our Lady says, “Drop the excuses!!!”

Dear Janice (a.k.a. Our Lady of Weight Loss) ~ I’m ttrryyiinngg to re-adjust my thinking, reframe my feelings about exercise.  For instance, experiencing that exercise is “play time” rather than the drudgery that it is! At the same time, I […]

Puzzled? Gumdrop and Cookie Offerings?

If bitterness wants to get into the act, offer it a cookie or a gumdrop.  No more than 50 calories, please.  After all, if we plump up Bitterness, it’s likely to be that much more bitter! As you click through […]

Post-Holiday Cure: Sniff Away the Cellulite?

Aromatherapy may not miraculously melt away the pounds, but there are heaps of evidence that aroma effects mood. And we all know how mood effects our eating! What is aromatherapy?  Aromatherapy means “treatment through senses.” It is based on the […]

Puzzled? Get Jiggy JigSaw: Floating Mary?

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

Social Anxiety and Your Weight?

I received an email from a member of the Kick in the Tush Club, who greatly suffers when at social functions. Parties and gatherings bring forth extreme feelings of discomfort. In order to feel better, she eats. And sometimes she […]

Best Weight Loss Video: What Foods Do YOU Find Irresistible?

Hello Tushkateers!  Today, the Best Weight Loss Video EVER, from the Our Lady of Weight Loss archives!  “What Foods Do YOU Find Irresistible?” Laugh it up while you slim down!  Hungry for more laughter?  Then join Our Lady of Weight […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Happy Christmas and more…

Dearest Tushkateers,  From the bottom of our most GRATEFUL HEARTS, both Our Lady of Weight Loss and I wish you a very MERRY and extraordinarily HAPPY Holiday. We send you Platters Full of LOVE, JOY, POSITIVITY, Full-on ENERGY. We encourage […]

Puzzled? Get Jiggy: Want Power Rule!

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Want Power Rules!” is meant to inspire clarity and give you a Kick in the Tush! As many of you know, I believe in “Want Power!”  I believe in being clear and […]

Quotes to Chew On- New Year: New You? Really? Again?

My email inbox overflows with links to articles and course offerings; variations on a theme: “New Year: New You.”   And I wonder, “A new and improved me? Again? What’s wrong with the old me?  Am I not…Thin enough?  Active enough?  […]

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

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

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

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

#OneWord Thursday: Just #Sitting Around? Good Job!

If you are feeling the hustle and bustle of the holiday season (or the hustle n’ bustle of life-in-general), then please do take a moment to find a comfortable place to sit, read through these nine thoughtful quotes that shed […]

Weighty Wisdom: Roadmap to Freedom

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Drop the Guilt-Lose Weight

“Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!” ~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale Dearest Tushkateers,   How […]

Puzzled? Peace of Mind?

According to the Dalai Lama, “In the final analysis, the hope of every person is peace of mind.” As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, send healing vibes to all you know, wishing them peace […]

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

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

Puzzled? 9 Tips: Have a Sexy Holiday

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

Thanksgiving Prayer

                            Wishing you all a Happy & Healthy Holiday, Janice    

Puzzled? A Sinfully, Satisfying Tasting Guide to Thanksgiving

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is entitled:  A Sinfully Satisfying Tasting Guide to Thanksgiving!  And it is!!!  A calorie guide created to help you navigate the stuffing, gravy and more! As you click through, plan your food […]

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

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

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

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

Puzzled? Thanksgiving Strategies!!! Last Temptation of the Year?

Thanksgiving is coming…fast!  A mere 10 days from now you will more than likely be faced with the biggest meal of the year!   The Last Major Big-Time, Eat Until yu Bust, Temptation of the Year! This week’s Get Jiggy Weight […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Bubala, Thanksgiving Latkes a MUST!

Bubala, sweetheart, darling, did you know that the first day of the eight-day Jewish festival of light, Hanukkah, falls on  Thanksgiving!  It is a once-in-a-lifetime happening!  The last time Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlapped was in 1888 and the next time […]

Tasty Tidbit: One Sound Bite Away from Thin

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

Weight Loss Tip: Go Square and Lose It?

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

Puzzled? Pig Crosses the Street …

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

Weight Loss Tips: 6 Steps to a Quick Fix

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

Puzzled? How to…Click Your Weigh through Halloween

How are you going to survive Halloween without gaining weight?  By clicking your way (weigh) through! Keeping both your mind and your hands busy is one fab strategy that works! Click through Halloween Orange! Send Halloween Orange, the e-card to […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Steps – To Thin Genes

Dearest Tushkateers,  How are you all doing?  I’ve missed you terribly.  It’s been three weeks since I sent out a Fully-Loaded KICK newsletter!  We (as in OLofWL and I) were on vacation, and then I realized that it was Columbus […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Pleasingly Pious Pumpkin Pudding

For whatever reason, probably because Our Lady of Weight Loss encouraged me to do so, I researched the color “Pumpkin.”  As if I didn’t know that the color pumpkin is orange!  But whatever, she insisted, so I did what she […]

#OneWord Thursday: Now Is the #TIME

People say that the one thing that is getting in their way of weighing less; one thing that they just didn’t have enough of is #Time. “I don’t have the time to go to the store and pick up fruits […]

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

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

Puzzled? How to Create Good Weight Loss Karma

As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Autumn Leaf,” you begin to appreciate Mother Nature’s ability to explode a variety of autumn leaves that are bursting with fall colors–the vivid yellows, orgasmic oranges, and rip-roaring […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Listen to the Nighttime Fall

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The 7 Don’ts of Listening

No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen. ~ Jewish Proverb Imagine Dear Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and anyone else who has landed on these pages, what it would be like if […]

Puzzled? Listening for Unexpected Wisdom

Puzzled?  Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. When people really listen to each other in a quiet, fascinated attention, the creative fountain inside each of us begins to spring and cast up new thoughts and unexpected […]

Miracle Cure: Walking Backwards Through Life

Looking for a fresh perspective on life?  Me, too!  Here, from Our Lady of Weight Loss a.k.a. Our Lady of Weightlessness, she who believes in the Power of All Things Light, an exercise for you to do that will give […]

Puzzled? The Soul has Illusions…

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

Write Away the Pounds: 5 Ways to Weigh Less

The Journal of the American Medical Association tells us that writing about stressful situations, stressful life events, even the stressors of daily living helps to reduce symptoms of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. This is just one study in a growing […]

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

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

#OneWord Thursday: #NeverGiveUp

As promised in my yesterday’s blog post entitled: How the Angel of Defeatism Inspired, which was essentially about “Never Giving Up,” here are 9 quotes to help you to move forward, get on with it, pick up where you left […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to Heal Your Soul

Slow down, take pleasure in the simple things of life, heal your soul from the wounds caused by the fast pace of society.  ~ Martin Suarez *** Good Day Tushkateers!  How are you on this glorious day; this most magnificent, […]

Puzzled? Extreme Happiness?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by “Extreme Happiness.”   Our Lady of Weight Loss defines Extreme Happiness as a supremely happy state of mind that brings forth feelings of elation, euphoria, joy, and bliss. There’s nothing […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Peach Cobbler

This morning, Our Lady of Weight Loss and I took a quick ride down the road to the local market to buy some fruits n’ vegetables.  (OLofWL road gunshot.)  Upon entering the market, we eyed the most beautiful display of peaches […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Tips – How to Set “No Fail” Autumn Goals

Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~ Carl Bard Dearest Tushkateers,  Happy September!  Happy back to school.  Happy autumn leaves, Happy new beginnings!  […]

Puzzled? A Year of Miracles?

Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, A Year of Miracles, was inspired by an amazing quote from Pablo Picasso! “Everything is a miracle.  It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one’s bath like a lump of […]

#OneWord Thursday: What’s Your #Story

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

Easy Weight Loss: How to Change Your Relationship With Food

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to End the Suffering!

Greetings, Hello, Hola, Que Pasa Tushkateers!?!  I know, I know…I wasn’t going to send out the BIG Tuesday Kick in the Tush again till after Labor Day weekend ’cause I’m on a vacation of sorts (vacation from doing too much–determined […]

Puzzled? The Watermelon Angel

Puzzled by Watermelon? The Watermelon Angel is here to share some vital information about the Watermelon, a vine-like flowering plant that hails from southern Africa. Watermelon weighs in at approximately 50 calories per cup (a good amount of bang for […]

#OneWord Thursday: Dare to Be #You

Since human life began, there has never been anyone like you, nor – going forward – will there ever be anyone else like you.  It is a mystery that in spite of one’s special talents so many people stay stuck […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Fleshy People-Face Facts?

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.   Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.   Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.  […]

Puzzled? The Zig Zag Diet

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

6 Fun Chocolate Facts

Remember the old days when folks thought chocolate caused acne, rotted your teeth and made you fat?   Boy-oh-boy, were they misguided or what?! Scientists now tell us that dark chocolate (the kind that contains 70% cocoa solids) is good for […]

Puzzled? What to Bring to the Party?

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

Eat This: Lose Weight – Sloppy Joe

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

#OneWord Thursday: In Search of #Bliss

In search of bliss?  The highest degree of happiness, blessedness, exalted felicity, heavenly joy?   Me, too!  And—I can tell you with certainty that beating your self up is not the way to find bliss. Give yourself a break.  It took […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 7 Breakfasts

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

#Puzzled? In search of Weight Loss Nirvana?

While clicking through this weeks Puzzled? In Search of Nirvana, imagine living in the Transcendent State of Nirvana, where there is neither suffering nor desire. “If bliss is to scratch an itch, what greater bliss, no itch at all?  So […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Peaches Wrapped in Serrano Ham

This is, by far, one of the best dishes I’ve ever had.  No kidding!  The mix of sweet, salty and fresh satisfies every taste bud! My dear friend, Ms. P., served these before dinner just last night.  Honestly, I would […]

OneWord Thursday: 9 Quotes – How to Create an Amazing #VACATION

As I am “On Adventure” (vs. On #Vacation), I thought it a good idea to gather quotes that might help me to, inspire and motivate me to not only create an amazing “adventure,” but also help me to stay to […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Best Summer Weight Loss Tips

As we head into August (could you believe? OMG, time flies), the heart and soul of the summer, I thought it a good time to share Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s 10 Best Summer Weight Loss Tips!   Read through, ingest, […]

Puzzled? Cure Sadness: The Color Purple

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

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

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

#OneWord Thursday: The #Healing Connection

One of the most important parts of healing oneself is to recognize and be acquainted with the powerful relationship between your mind and your body. Here follow 10 quotes to help you make The #Healing Connection! As my sufferings mounted […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Worry Less, Play More – Manifest Miracles

  Enjoy life – there are no re-runs. – Shirl Lowery Helloooo Dear, Sweet Tushkateers!!!   How are you on this spectacular summer day? I am Ok! Even better than that:  I am A-Okay!  I have had an amazing week, and […]

#Puzzled? The Healing Power of Green Flowers

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

Eat This: Lose Weight – Tomato, Smoked Salmon, Baby Spinach

The heat is on.  The stove is off.  Here is a fabulous, light, Our Lady of Weight Loss approved no-cook meal that you can cool down to! Tomato, Smoked Salmon, Baby Spinach Stacks Ingredients: 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard 1 tablespoon […]

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

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

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

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Depressed, Deprived, Defeated before you even begin?

“We are what we think.  All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” ~ Buddha Good Day Tushkateers!!! It suddenly occurred to me that this past week was my “lose it 4ever” anniversary.  […]

Puzzled? Are you 5 minutes to never sexy?

It’s not too late, you know.  Even if you think that you’re 5 Minutes to Never Sexy? As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle, chew on that! And feel free to send the 5 Minutes […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Sexy Summer Fusilli Salad

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

4 Energy Boosters

If you are feeling drowsy, dozy, listless, and want to feel instantly energized, then try any one or more of the following “Energy Boosters” and see what could happen! 1. OXYGENATE YOUR BODY … i.e. BREATHE.  I know, I’ve said […]

Puzzled? Stop Trying to Lose Weight

As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle “Stop Trying to Lose Weight,” feel free to explore and discover! The most sabotaging word in the English language – and therefore in the Battle of the Bulge […]

#OneWord Thursday: Let #FREEDOM Ring

In celebration of the 4th of July, Independence Day 2013, Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert, decided to zero in on, to focus on this one word: #Freedom!  A word that […]

July 4 : Permission to Pig Out

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

Warning: The 6 Benefits of Gratitude May Cause Happiness

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

13 Tips: End Childhood Obesity, One Household at a Time

Healthy living, for adults or children alike, isn’t just about the foods that we eat.  It’s about being positive, nurturing relationships, and much more. Here, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert and Our Lady of Weight Loss, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: WAKE UP!!! Be Happy, Lose Weight, Get Energized!

Wake UP!!!!!!!!! Tushkateers!  Guess what I did this morning, first thing?  Yes, I Woke UP!  HA!!!  Seriously Tushkateers, I woke up on the right side of bed.  I jumped out of bed (slight exaggeration), made my way to my office […]

Puzzled? How to Lose Weight

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

Eat This: Lose Weight – 3 Sexy Summer Solstice Cucumber Smoothies

If you are wondering, what IS the sexiest vegetable of all, I’m here to tell you, “The Cucumber, of course!” As most of you know, it’s been well over ten years (closing in on 12 years, actually!!!) since I permanently […]

Sacrifice Your Twinkie: Lose It

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

Puzzled? Knitted or Knot: 80 calories per hole

This morning, I took a very early morning walk to Dunkin’ Donuts for a cuppa coffee (could you believe we ran out, here, at home…oy!). I made my way to the front of the line, to the counter.  And, as […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Having Weight Loss Fun Yet? Non-Piggy Bank!

Good Day Tushkateers!  Greetings, Salutations, Happy June and more! Yes, it’s been a few weeks since last we met (via a fully loaded Kick in the Tush Club e-letter)!  There was the Memorial Day weekend; followed by a rather long […]

Puzzled? Multitudinous and Multifarious Weight Loss Thoughts

Multitudinous and Multifarious Weight Loss Thoughts, this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle and e-Postcard was created without regard to a narrative sequence.  Consider it a pictorial stream of consciousness, reflecting external and internal forces of one “screwy weight […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Tomato and Chickpea Salad

Side dish? Main dish? The perfect healthy summer snack? Yes to all! This Tomato and Chickpea Salad is simple yet refreshing, oh so satisfying, and Our Lady of Weight Loss approved!  Can it get any better than this?! Tomato and […]

Puzzled? The Gambel Quail weighs-in on weight loss

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw 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 […]

#OneWord Thursday: #STUCK to Unstuck

Are you feeling as if you are spinning your wheels and getting nowhere fast?  Are you stuck in the mud? What do you do when you feel stuck or trapped?  Flail, flounder, flap, struggle, resist?  Maybe even throw your weight […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Obsessed with Food? Enter at your own risk.

Greetings Tushkateers,  Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, and you’ve maxed out on BBQ, burgers, hot dogs and cake in the shape of the flag, I thought you’d be interested in knowing where you can safely retreat to, […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Crunchy, Satisfying, FAT-Burning Broccoli Salad

Last weekend, we (DH and I) were invited to a Garden Party!  Imagine that!!!  Outside, in a garden!  Thus the name, garden party! Duh   Nevertheless, thrilling for this CityGrrrl. I asked, “What can I bring?”  A Broccoli Dish was […]

Best Weight Loss Tips: Set Your Table for Change!

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

Puzzled? “Chuga-Squeak” speaks

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

Eat This: Lose Weight – Best Gazpacho Ever

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

Fat Daughter: “Perplexed” Needs Advice!

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

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

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

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

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Mean Girl Confesses Weighty Sins

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

Puzzled? your…Empty Mind

Enjoy this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle entitled, “Empty Mind,” from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal. Remember, clicking burns calories and it’s fun! Send “Empty Mind” e-postcard to friends, family and […]

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

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

#Puzzled? #JigSaw: Ghandi’s Cake

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Food and Sex: Graham Crackers Curb Sexual Tendencies

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Video: Secret to Successful Weight Loss

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Dysfunctional Chef: Mad Men Mac ‘n Cheese

As you probably know (you’d almost have to be dead not to), the season premiere of Mad Men is scheduled for this coming Sunday (check your local listings).  In its honor, I am planning a 1960’s themed dinner, which brings […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: “You Deserve ________ .”

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

Kick Tush Tuesday-10 Morning Affirmations: Love, Happiness and Positive Energy

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. ~ Bruce Lee Greetings CowGirls and Tushakteers!    Yes, I am still in Tucson (another two weeks of cactus bliss), writing to […]

Jigsaw Puzzled? The Empress, Abundance Sensuality Creativity

How to utilize this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, inspired by The Empress, to manifest abundance, sensuality, creativity as well as inner and outer beauty! 1.  As you click through The Empress, become aware of your body, as […]

Fun: Having any?

Honestly, I really do believe one of the reasons that I’ve been able to “not find” those 50 pounds I “lost” over 11 years ago, is because I put a great deal of emphasis and effort into having fun, playing […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: 21 Full Bodied & Curvaceous Ways to Reenergize!

Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries. – Astrid Alauda Tushkateers!  Howdy CowGirls & CowBoys!    I’m writing to you from my beloved Tucson, in Cowgirl Desert mode.  (Confession:  Every […]

Puzzled? Send a Weird, Phallic, Prickly postcard to a friend!

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by a photo I took at Tohono Chul Gardens in Tucson, which FB friend Trudy said was “weird, phallic & prickly!”  Trudy’s right!!! Remember: 1.  clicking burns calories. 2.  Time […]

An Anti-Aging, Fat-Burning Zen Story

The Zen master Hakuin used to tell his students about an old woman who owned a tea shop in the village. She was skilled in the tea ceremony, Hakuin said, and her understanding of Zen was superb. Many students wondered […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: 51 “One Size Fits All” Miracle Cures

Insanity:  Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein Tushkateers!  Howdy, Hi there, Hey, Hello …. How are you on this fine February morning (afternoon or evening)?  Just swell?  Ready to stop the […]

Quiz: Are you a “fat” doormat?

Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to take her ‘doormat quiz,’ and determine whether you are super-empowered, strong enough, somewhat stable, or the “biggest namby-pamby ever!” *** This morning, while sipping (okay, gulping down) my first cup of coffee […]

Puzzled? Why not be my valentine?

This week’s Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled “Why not be my Valentine?“ honors Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as, Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine. We associate the day with romantic love; an occasion when lovers express their […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Moroccan Lentils

Early yesterday, I “dressed up” in no less than six (6) layers, braving Storm Nemo, making my way to the supermarket to buy the ingredients that would ultimately manifest no less than 10 servings of Moroccan Lentils and Rice for […]

Kick Tush Tuesday – 6 Steps: Let Go of Extra Heavy Weight a.k.a. The Lettuce is to Blame

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce.  Yet […]

Puzzled? Calorie-Free Cupcake Mandala

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle, “Cupcake Mandala,” was inspired by the mandala, a Hindu or Buddhist graphic symbol of the universe. Loosely translated, “mandala,” a Sanskrit word means “circle.”  It represents wholeness.  It is a diagram that reminds […]

Puzzled: Simpler Times, Better Bathing Suits?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Simpler Times, Better Bathing Suits,” takes a nostalgic look at the early 1920’s and bathing suits of yore. Upfront and center, in the two white “suits” stand my mother and my aunt. […]

Winter Weight Loss: The Freeze Your Ass Off Diet

This morning, I awoke to a ridiculously cold 13 degrees.  My first thoughts were not particularly happy ones. “Geeze Louise, when I head out I am going to have to bundle up big time;  long underwear, a second pair of […]

Fat Time of Day: Here’s How Sugar Can Help?

The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Case in point, this advertisement from Ladies Home Journal, April 1970: “The “Fat Time of Day,” when you’re really hungry and ready to eat two of everything.“ *** This morning, […]

New Year’s Toast: 3 Steps to Happiness

A New Year’s Toast from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal. Three steps to happiness. Make Toast.  Eat Toast.  Be Happy. Could happiness be that easy obtain, to create, to experience?    Yes! Sometimes […]

Happiness Tip 2013: Barefooted Bliss

The concept of earthing, a.k.a. grounding, is in simplest terms, waking barefoot.  And, in doing so you ground yourself to the earth, whose energy can help you to live a healthier and therefore happier life. On an intuitive level, it […]

8 Christmas Quotes: Wrap Your Holiday in Ho Ho Ho Happiness!

One of my favorite things to do when having dinner parties — especially a holiday party — is to wrap the silverware in quotes!  People unwrap their forks n’ knives and read their quotes aloud, pass them around.  People want […]

10 Commandments of Holiday Weight Loss

Whether you are trying to lose weight, maintain or just stay healthy, making your way through the holiday season can be a challenge, which is why Our Lady of Weight Loss instructed me to roll out her Ten Commandments of […]

Weight Loss Puzzle: Contagious Attitude Worth Catching?

Chances are you’ve heard the expression, “When you smile, the whole world smiles with.”  Well, it’s true.  Our emotions are contagious and a happy smile can go a long way! The science of this phenomenon dates back to 400 B.C., […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Shed 15 Fast-Holiday Food Tip and Recipe

One strategy that is sure to help you wake up thinner on new year’s day is to eat an apple 15 minutes before your meals! According to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, you can reduce your calorie intake by […]

Happiness: 5 Reasons to Smile

One of the best things you can do for yourself and for everyone around you is to smile. Smiling brings oxygen to your brain, immediately makes you feel better, and sends out comforting messages to others. Smiling pulls people in […]

Holiday Diet Tip: Eat This, Be Happy

As we head into December, with our extra long to do list in one hand, and invitations to holiday parties and feasts of plenty in the other hand, I thought it might be utterly useful to know what foods keep […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Mother on the Verge

So, really, seriously, how are you?  After Thanksgiving?  Did you make it through unscathed?  Did you gain a pound, lose a pound, stay the same? Were you and your family/friends in total sync, smiling, laughing it up, sending love vibes, […]

Extreme Food Diets: Post Thanksgiving Quick Diet Fix

Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Success Coach and host of the Our Lady of Weight Loss blog, gets it! We know that Extreme Food Diets are unhealthy, unsustainable and unrealistic, yet the desire for a quick and easy fix that eliminates […]

28 Day Plan: The Holiday Diet

The Holiday Diet (a.k.a. the 28 Day CURE): Wake Up Thinner, Happier and more Energized on New Year’s Day This newly energized 28 day e-course (a.k.a. 28 day e-CURE) is sure to be the best cure ever. Start Date: Tues., […]

Eat: Holiday Lentil Pâté

Last Thanksgiving, for a change of pace, I whipped up “Janny’s Lentil Pate” that was to die for.  It was a mega-hit.  People asked for the recipe!  It’s delicious, it’s healthy, it’s amazing and it’s Our Lady of Weight Loss […]

7 Truths about Naturally Thin People

As we blast our way into the holiday season, people increasingly say to me, “I wish I were naturally thin.”  Then I could eat as many holiday cookies, drink as much eggnog and slide as many sliders down the hatch […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Busted Zippers, Broken Dreams

How are you on this fine morning?  Did you wake up and say, “I’m alive!” with reverence, acknowledging that each new day is a miracle?  Me neither!  Not first thing, anyway.  A rather large honkin’ vehicle road past my NYC […]

Are You Touch Starved?

When I heard that neuroscientists found that touch activates the brain’s cortex, which is linked to feelings of reward, my weight loss bells and whistles went off. People tell me (and back in the day, before I permanently removed over […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Tips – Surviving Hellish Times

If you’re going through Hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill Happy Day, Tushkateers!   As you know, it’s been a crazy week here on the east coast.  We were one of the lucky few who did not directly suffer the […]

JigSaw Monday: 3 Steps to a Miracle Cure

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

Dysfunctional Chef: Depressed? Down a Stuffed Mushroom

Need a lift?  Down a Stuffed Mushroom!  Studies have shown that those of us those who suffer from depression tend to have low levels of folate. Spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables are some of the best natural sources […]

Shred Anger: 5 Steps to Forgiveness

How heavy is your dead weight a.k.a. anger and upset?  I’d read about a teacher who asked her students to bring a clear plastic bag and a sack of potatoes to class. For every person the student refused to forgive, […]

Depressed? Pop a Pumpkin Seed

Pumpkin Seeds?  The new anti-depressant?  If you think that pumpkins are only good for carving, or maybe a holiday pie, then think again. Pumpkin seeds are not only delicious, they are jam packed with nutrients that are needed to have […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Frankenstorm-Frankenscary !!!

Hellooooooo Tushkateers!   Our Lady of Weight Loss and I are happy to report that we made it through the storm.  The major flooding was south and east of us – east by 3 blocks. As the wind ripped its […]

The Frankenstorm Survival Guide: Puzzles, Songs and More

How to Survive the Frankenstorm:  Aside from the obvious Hurricane Preparedness Lists that include water and food, read Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 5 Tips on How to Survive … as in not lose your mind … the storm! 1.  […]

One Step to a Faster Metabolism

Our weight depends on a complicated blend of variables – from how much we move (exercise), to what we eat, how much we eat, how we feel about ourselves, to hereditary factors.   But there is one very simple thing that […]

JigSaw Madness: Play Fruitful Abundance

Greetings!  Are you ready to play this wee’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle? Entitled: Our Lady of Fruitful Abundance?  Good! Step One:  Click HERE! Step Two:  Click your weigh (HA!) through the puzzle! Clicking burns calories and it keeps your […]

Listen: She Tuned Into Fruitful Abundance, a weight loss success story

As Our Lady of Weight Loss traveled the Path to Sveltesville, she encouraged those who traveled with her to open their hearts and tune into abundance. “Take in a deep cleansing breath,” she said, “On the inhale, open your heart.  […]

Dysfunctional Chef: 3 Foods that Cure Belly Fat (recipes included)

Got the Fat Belly Blues?  Has your mid-section grown a section of its own? You’re not alone. Researchers have found that the fat cells in the abdomen produce a hormone called neuropeptide Y (NPY), an appetite stimulant previously believed to […]

3 Halloween Tips: How to Avoid Temptation

Halloween is less than two weeks away, and I dare say, the “Just Say No to Candy” Halloween Plan just ain’t gonna’ cut it for most of us. And let me tell you why!  Because saying “no, thank you” takes […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Artificial Sweeteners Kills????

  “Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented, and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful. Such attitudes are active and definite factors in creating satisfactory conditions. Watch your manner of speech then if you […]

Jigsaw Weight Loss Puzzle and e-Card: The Healing Power of Pink

Are you ready to click through this week’s Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled Our Lady of Hot Pink Prayers? Did you know that pink is the color of love and affection? And, an antidote to sadness? And, quite possibly, an […]

5 Slimming Tips: Is Your Kitchen Making You Fat?

According to the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui, your kitchen is the central part of your home that provides nourishment and sustains life. Therefore, it is the most important area in your home. In addition to having a profound […]

Kick in the Tush Club – 6 Motivational Steps: Never, Never, Never, Never Give Up

Never, never, never, never give up. ~ Winston Churchill OMG Tushkateers!   Of all days for my Internet connection to crash – on Kick in the Tush Tuesday – but that’s what happened yesterday and that’s where I was … […]

Play: Weight Loss Puzzle – What Color Increases Appetite

Orange is a healing color, a power color, a lucky color and … … my sources tell me that it increases the desire to eat, and  … … it also stimulates curiosity, enthusiasm and creativity. If change of any kind […]

Quirky Wisdom: 5 Ways to Stop Worrying … about what others think !!!

I know for sure that the great majority of us spend a good deal of time wondering, speculating, considering and even worrying about what other people think of us. AND … … Sometimes we use this preoccupation to over-indulge, to […]

JigSaw Meditation? 10 Simple Steps to Inner Peace

This week’s JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by Our Lady of Om, who invites you to not only click through “Ommmmmm”, but also to join her in a simple breathing meditation. Here, a simple Breathing Meditation from Our Lady of Om. […]

EAT: Our Lady of the Garlic Roasted Potatoes

When I say “Comfort Food,” you say … no, you YELL, “Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Garlic Roasted Potatoes!” Here is the best ever garlic roasted potato recipes from the OLofWL kitchen! Ingredients15 whole garlic cloves 2 tbsp olive oil […]

SMART DIET TIPS: 4 Simple Steps to Smaller, Taller You

Greetings y’all!!!  I am excited to share these 4 Simple NON-FOOD TIPS to a Smaller and Taller you, because … … Sometimes it is about food; sometimes it’s not.  Not directly anyway! Read on, follow these very simple non-food rules, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Bittneress Imprisons, Love Releases

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

(Recipe) Healthy Eating Matters – Mozzarella, Tomatoes and the Virgin

One of my favorite dishes is fresh mozzarella with tomatoes and basil.  It is to die for good, especially when you get seriously fresh mozzarella. Back in the day, my high school friend and I would visit her uncle in […]

AUDIO: Successful Weight Loss – 2 Minutes of Flat Belly Inspiration

Successful Weight Loss – Audio 92012 Listen up! This powerful 2-minute Successful Weight Loss meditation is all you need to get your upward spiral in motion. Successful Weight Loss – Audio 92012 That’s right … listen in the morning, the […]

5 Steps to Cultivating Self-Love

Are you ready to love yourself?  Are you ready to become fully alive? Are you ready to take responsibility for your experience and begin to lead a happy, full life.  Are you ready to not only create it but embrace […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Signs – Are You Self-Sabotaging?

Self sabotage is when we say we want something and then go about making sure that it doesn’t happen.  ~ Alyce P. Cornyn Bonjour, Good Day, Shalom and What’s up TUSHKATEERS!!!!  How goes it?  What’s happening in your neck of […]

PLAY JigSaw and Lose Weight: How to Pet a Dog!

Did you know that there is a step by step ‘how to’ guide for just about anything under the sun?  A right vs. wrong way to do things? Well, there is and this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle:  […]

Eat Healthy, Eat Cheap: Green Noodle Fun for the Family

All the dreamers in all the world are dizzy in the noodle. ~ Edie Adams Call me dizzy, call me a dreamer, call me noodle-crazy, but if you ask me, green noodles are fun!  Agreed? Green Noodles ARE Fun! Which […]

Why? The Mysterious Nature of [being] Fat.

I stayed up into the wee hours of the night thinking (could you smell the wood burning?) – yes, thinking about the mysterious nature of “being fat.”  You know. WHY, on the one hand, do we really want to lose weight, […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: The Path to Unconditional Happiness (audio)

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. ~ Agnes Repplier Greetings TUSHKATEERS!!!!  How are you on this fine September day?  Peachy keen?  Right as rain?  Happier than a hot […]

PLAY Zen Weight Loss Riddle: Where Did the Glue Go?

Where did the glue go?  A Zen Riddle from Our Lady of Weight Loss (via Rita Rudner)! Good question, no?  Very Zen, indeed! This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle:  Where Did the Glue Go? is designed to keep […]

Eat More, Weigh Less: The WALDORF

For those of us who are interested in eating something that tickles our taste buds, satisfies to the point of happy, and fills us up healthy … … Then this recipe is for you!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss’s The […]

13 Fresh Start Diet Tips: End Cravings, End Hunger

Our Lady of Weight Loss has been ‘after’ me, nagging at me, telling me to put together a mega-list of diet/weight loss tips for y’all. (I’m telling you … she is quite the boss.) Thing is, I wanted to put […]

A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Ways to Reward Yourself After a Hard Day and Night

 TURN A DEAF EAR TO CAKE Many of my clients tell me that they feel as if they are entitled to a treat after a long, hard day at work or a complicated day at home.  “I deserve to have […]

Play: Weight Loss JigSaw – Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.

This morning, while perusing the Internet in search of inspired and inspiring quotes that motivate, provide a jolt of energy, help me to move from here to there … … In this case, from summer to autumn (as we are […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Labor Day Special – Pineapples, Peaches, Oh My!

Are you ready to get your Labor Day Grill On???  I am!  And so is Our Lady of Weight Loss. She instructed me to share the following, because she is 100% positive that once you are turned onto grilled fruit, […]

5 Steps to Happiness

1.  First There Was the Thought: When it comes to emotional baggage, we consciously experience a ‘feeling’ before we understand its trigger. When a strong feeling surfaces; a feeling that can ‘sink you,’ or ‘squash your enthusiasm;’ when a feeling […]

Best Weight Loss Tip: How to Lose Belly Fat

Looking for a magic bullet? A miracle cure? Something that will add health to your life and help you lose that fat belly? If you’re looking for the ‘magic bullet,’ then you’ve come to the right place!!! Our Lady of […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 9 Tips … how to Believe in Yourself

She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it). ~ Lewis Carroll Howdy, Hello and Hola TUSHKATEERS!!!!  How goes it?  Are you gearing up for Labor Day? For September? A couple of months ago, at the […]

PLAY: Creative Acts of Weight Loss

What is a Creative Act of Weight Loss?   (I thought you’d never ask!) A Creative Act of Weight Loss is anything and everything that we do that moves us away from emotional eating, that feeds our soul, that keeps […]

3 Recipes: Dysfunctional Chef – the Peanut Butter, Grilled Banana diet

I woke up with a Jones for Peanut Butter and Bananas!  Imagine that!!! My gut reaction to my Jones was to think,” steer away from PB and Bananas; way too many calories.”   But, at closer examination,  I realized that […]

Food Myth: Does “greasy tasting” equate to “more grease?”

Does “greasy tasting” equate to “more grease?” I thought so, but was I wrong?! *** “If you look at a French fry under a microscope, you’ll see that while it’s being fried, the water inside the food is rapidly expanding […]

11 Powerful Quotes: Love Your Body

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

Kick in the Tush Club: What is VELLEITY and do you SUFFER from IT??? Probably!!!

Listen to the mustn’ts, child.  Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me … Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. ~ Shel Silverstein Hellooooo TUSHKATEERS!!!!  […]

PLAY: JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle – 9 Fun Facts about French Fries from Lord of the Fries

Who is Lord of the Fries in your house? This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle features the French fry! Did you know that … 1. French fries account for more than 1/4th of all potatoes sold in the […]

Dysfunctional Chef: 3-Bean Chili Fever (with an oxymoron twist)

Are you ready to cook up a vat of full of beans, full of life, high-spirited, zesty and tasty 3-bean chili?   Here, your favorite Dysfunctional Chef, Janice Taylor, shares her summer to autumn favorite! CHILI FEVER (that’s an oyxmoron, […]

9 Julia Child Quotes: Celebrating 100 Years of Joyful Living

Yesterday, was the 100th anniversary of Julia Child’s birth.  American chef, author, and television personality, she is most remembered for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her first cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” as well as […]

Kick in the Tush Club: 4 Tips … How to Spread Your Wings and FLY!

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? ~ Rumi TUSHKATEERS!!! Greetings to YOU, one n’ all!!!!    Are you ready for yet another fabulous August day!!!   Are you ready to spread your wings and fly through the […]

PLAY: Weight Loss JigSaw – Our Lady of the Squash Blossoms (bonus recipes included)

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled “Our Lady of the Squash Blossoms” was inspired by squash blossoms! Did you know that summer squash blossoms?  And that those blossoms are edible? Bright orange Squash Blossoms are primarily found […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Banana Rice Pudding

This afternoon, just as I was thinking, “I sure am in the mood for something sweet,” lo n’ behold, right there on the kitchen counter sat three ripe bananas, begging to be mashed! “Mash me,” they sang. “Okay, I will,” […]

Change? Rate your readiness!

People call me, text me, email me, and sometimes even send massively long missives the old fashioned way, via the United States Postal Service, to let me know that they not only want to change, but they are ready to […]

Kick in the Tush Club – 11 STEPS to BLAST OFF: Fully Energized and MOTIVATED

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about. ~ Albert Einstein Hi there, hey there, ho there … TUSHKATEERS!!! Oh […]

Play: Want Power vs. Will Power? The winner is …

Before you can achieve what you want, you need be know what you want… … What you really, really want. Not what you think you ‘should’ want or what others want for you, but what you really, really want! While […]

Dysfunctional Chef: She’s a Stacked Tomato Slider (Triple Decker Style)

Greetings my fellow chefs, functional or dysfunctional, ‘into’ bread or not, either way, you are going to love, love, love this uber-delish, healthy and fabulously colorful and beautiful recipe! Are you ready???  Good!!!  Here we go!!! She’s a Stacked Triple […]

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