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Kick in the Tush Club: National Simplify Your Life Week

The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence. ~ Norman Vincent Peale Helloooooo Beloved TUSHKATEERS!!!  Happy end of July/ first week in August!  And speaking of August!!!! Segueing straight into the week […]

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Play and Pray! Prickly Prayer Weight Loss JigSaw

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle and (bonus) Prickly Prayer was inspired by a wall of paddle cactus that I happened to stumble upon (not into, thank goodness, otherwise OUCH!) that was overflowing with its precious fruit, prickly […]

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Want to lose weight? Then … a tip that works !!!

New research from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, indicates that women who faithfully keep a food journal (operative word here … faithfully), who avoid skipping meals and limit eating in restaurants, lose more weight than those who do […]

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Eating Styles: What does your style say about you?

According to Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, she who has devoted a great deal of time to examining the way in which people eat, there are 10 basic eating styles – from Gulp […]

Kick in the Tush Club: Why Do I Keep Doing “This” ???

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. ~ Albert Camus TUSHKATEERS!!!  Are you ready for a gentle, positive, and happy Kick in the Tush that shifts your mental map, changes your perspective and your point […]

PLAY, TOSS and LOSE: Weight Loss JigSaw Sunflower Girl Salad

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – “Sunflower Girl” – was inspired by the Sunflower. The sunflower stands tall.  She keeps her face looking toward sunshine, thus eliminating shadows.  With her head full of seeds, she is readied […]

Weight Loss Motivation: How Many Eggs Does It Take to Lose “It?”

A Weight Loss Riddle:  You’ve decided to make scrambled eggs for breakfast. You take three eggs from the refrigerator. As you are oh so gracefully moving toward the counter, one falls from your hand and smashes on the floor. What […]

Want to Activate the Power Within?

One way to start to implement change and activate the power within is to send a new message to your unconscious. A strong message, that at the same time not only respects how your unconscious mind has been protecting you […]

Kick in the Tush Club: Best Healthy Eats Issue Ever

Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either. ~ Bodhidharma TUSHKATEERS!!! Helloooooo!!!  Howdy Do!  …  AND – guess where I am right now!  35,000 miles high in the sky; finishing this week’s […]

PLAY Jigsaw: Watermelon Straight Up

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Watermelon Straight Up, Please” was inspired by the watermelon!!! Here follows some interesting information about the watermelon for you to chew on, whilst you click through the puzzle. Remember, clicking burns calories.  […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Power Up and Fuel Me Up Happy

Greetings !  I wanted to remind y’all just how important breakfast is and not just because research shows that those who eat breakfast lose more weight than those who do not. More importantly, those who skip breakfast often find themselves […]

Kick in the Tush Club: 16 Inspiring Reasons to Permanently Lose Weight

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart …. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung Howdy and Hey There TUSHKATEERS!!!  I trust y’all made it through Independence Day in […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Secretly Slenderizing Summer Ratatouille

When people ask me how I permanently removed over 50 pounds (11 years ago – my oh my, how time flies), I tell them that first and foremost I changed my mind (as Albert Einstein says, “You cannot solve a […]

The Feed Your Soul Project: Week 10 – Pull Out the Mental Weeds

Are you ready to jump head first into week 10 of the Feed Your Soul Project?  Are you ready to …  pull out your mental weeds? Think happy thoughts and/or cultivate habit awareness?  Just imagine what your life could look […]

EAT Scrumptious: Cherry Walnut Salad

I just returned from the corner fruit stand where I scored 2 pounds of fresh cherries, just in time to ‘cook up’ a fabulous lunch. Well … I don’t mean to imply that I am going to actually cook, as […]

The Feed Your Soul Project: Week 9 – The Universe has shouted itself alive …

Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyway), I have been giving a great deal of thought to what ‘feeds the soul,’ from fun and quirky things to do, to books to read that enlighten and lift spirits, to decluttering, […]

9 Tips: Balanced and Harmonious Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal (she who guides me) is serious about weight loss, but not heavy! She asked me to share the following 9 tips with you that she feels will surely […]

The Feed Your Soul Project: Week 8 – Wish Upon a Star

Are you finding the “Feed Your Soul Project” as fulfilling as I am?  Sharing 200 Ways to Feed Your Soul (10 new ways each week) is soulfully challenging.  Happily, my unconscious mind has joined in the effort and is searching […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Is Your Life a Hobby?

  Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms, carry out your plan. ~ Paul J. Meyer Anachemowegan (from the Mohican […]

PLAY: Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – Rooster Today, Feather Duster Tomorrow

“Rooster today, feather duster tomorrow.” ~ Russian Proverb Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the confluence of two events: 1.  I was walking through the ‘hood, and much to my surprise and delight, a neighbor of […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: 7 Points of LITE: Depressed, Defeated, Diabetic Seeks HELP!

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – Life’s Little Instruction Book, […]

PLAY and LOSE: JigSaw PARROTS, ROOSTERS & BUST FORMS, OH MY!

Parrots, Roosters and Bust Forms, OH My!  This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Parrots, Roosters and Bust Forms, Oh My!” pulls from a variety of colorful places, times and styles. While clicking through, remember – jigsaw puzzles burn […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Summer Cooking – 5-YUM Mexican-Style Casserole

As many of you know (if you’ve been following my this week’s banter), I am in Tucson where it is hot, hot, hot.  The weather-person says that we’ll hit a high of 103 degrees today! (Very exciting!!! I just love […]

200 Ways to Feed Your Soul – Tips 51-60: Peel Off the False Mask

Howdy All!  It’s Soul-Full Thursday!  The day that we focus on enhancing our ability to live and love with enthusiasm; the day we focus on the little things in life that are oh so meaningful! Here follows Tips 51-60 (shooting […]

13 Good LUCK! It is Summer and YES, I GOTTA LOSE WEIGHT TIPS: HOW to CALM DOWN, GET REAL and SURVIVE WEARING A BATHING SUIT!

Anyone’s life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit. ~ Lillie Langtry Good Day TUSHKATEERS!!! How are y’all doing?  I must say; I am super duper fine.  It’s summer and […]

Play and Lose: Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – “Enriched? That’s RICH!!!””

This week’s GET JIGGY Weight LOSS JigSaw Puzzle, entitled “ENRICHED? That’s RICH” is inspired by “enriched white flour!” As it happened, I was reading, once again, about the ills of enriched, processed foods; which as it turns out can be […]

New York City Mayor Bloomberg Bans Super-Large Sodas: Our Lady of Weight Loss Offers Water and Pious Prayers

New York City Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday plans to ban the sale of sodas and other sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and entertainment venues. Upon hearing the news, Our Lady of Weight Loss thought it a good […]

Chocolate Lovers: 10 Ways to Sacred Roots, Love and Sex

A great many of us are chocolate lovers and have been known to indulge and sometimes even over-indulge. One modest square of chocolate leads to another, and while we fight the urge, in the end, we mysteriously find ourselves holding […]

Play and Lose: Burn Calories with “Infusion of Color and Love”

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired my need for massive amounts of color!  Red, green, yellow, purple, blue, orange, indigo, violet … and love, a powerful combo! Send loving vibes to yourself and from yourself as […]

8 Tips: How to Manifest Your Summer Weight Loss Dreams

They say that summertime weight loss is the easiest, because there’s more daylight to delight our souls and summer fruits to feast on! Here, Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach (weight loss expert) asks us to combine our bowls […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Blackberry Salmon

This week’s Dysfunctional Chef Recipe shines the spotlight on blackberries, a.k.a. “black caps,” an extraordinarily healthy food.  Black Caps are high in antioxidants, a substance that protects the body by neutralizing free radicals or unstable oxygen molecules, which are known […]

The Origins of Birthday Cake

Yes, today is my birthday, and I am celebrating and experiencing it ‘modern day style’ – via social media.  My Facebook page is amass with birthday greetings, which I must say is a splendid way to start the day!  I’ve […]

Play and Lose: Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle – Angel of Flower Power

Angel of Flower Power, our this week’s Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by the wise words of the Buddha … … “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” Remember – […]

Weight Loss Strategy: 5 Pounds Thinner NOW!

Do YOU want to look 5 pounds thinner, be more confident, and feel happier than you do right NOW? Say YES and then read on and follow Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s brilliant ‘be thin’ strategy! True or False:  Good […]

Play and Lose: Weight Loss JigSaw – Feed Your Soul Diet: Dream with Your Feet

Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by my latest and greatest upcoming workshop, entitled “FEED YOUR SOUL: Change Your WEIGHT!!!” The idea of the Feed Your Soul Diet is that you feast on all things that add […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Cinco de Mayo Tortilla Pie

Are you ready to celebrate Cinco De Mayo?  Me, too!   This great tortilla pie is chock a block with vegetables, loaded with fiber, protein and calcium.  After you’ve got this in the oven, baking away, check out Our Lady of […]

FEED YOUR SOUL, Change Your Weight: Pray with the Rocks, the Pebbles, the Sand

In anticipation and preparation for my next workshop, “Feed Your Soul: Change Your Weight,” I’ve committed to listing 10 Ways to Feed Your Soul each week from now until the workshop, which is scheduled to begin on September 16 – […]

Weight Loss Tip: How to Read the Restaurant Menu

  This morning, one of my star clients (you are all stars) said to me, “Janice, your restaurant tip did the trick.  I’ve not been able to make good choices, but now I can!” What advice had I given my […]

PLAY: Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle and Lose – Jon Hamm, Mad Men Go Bowling

  Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s cousin, the patron saint of strikes and spares, wants you to know that BOWLING BURNS calories and it is big fun.  In fact, so much fun and fabulous, Jon Hamm and his Mad Men […]

11 Quotes: God Is the Perfect Poet … in your pocket

In celebration of Poem In Your Pocket Day (Thursday, April 26), I have pulled together quotes about poetry that are sure to inspire a poem – or – at the very least, give a poetic feel to your day. And […]

Kick in the Tush Club: 7 Tips – Shed Worry, Shed Pounds

  Good Day TUSHKATEERS!!! Are YOU ready?  Are you READY to shed worry and shed the pounds that accompany it?  GREAT!!! Because, I have a number of Shed Worry/Shed Pounds Tips to share with you today!  BUT .. Before I […]

PLAY: Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle and Lose! THIN a La MODE #Pocket Poem

  It is always a good idea to wear your ice cream on your head, rather than your hips!   ~ Janice Taylor   This week’s Get Jiggy WEIGHT LOSS JigSAW Puzzle, entitled Thin a La Mode is inspired by Poem […]

4 Simple Tips: Are Cravings a Gateway to Binging?

Are ‘cravings’ a gateway to binging? It’s worse than we thought!  “They” (as in researchers and scientists) tell us that not only can giving into cravings tip the Scales of Injustice into the wrong direction, but food cravings have been […]

Kick in the Tush Club: 9 Tips – STOP Procrastinating Now !!!

Tushkateers!  Hey there and howdy do!!! Goodness gracious me, it’s TAX Day!  For those of you who haven’t filed yet, haven’t mailed the checks that are sitting on the dining room table; for those of you who are hyperventilating and […]

Play and Lose – Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Grow Your Own ?!?

Today’s PLAY and LOSE Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Grow Your Own,” was inspired by coffee!!!  The drink, the berries, the beans, and the flowering plant. Did you know that coffee berries contain the seeds and that they are produced by […]

Weight Loss TIPS: Watch TV for the answers to your problems

A friend confessed that she frequently, throughout the day and sometimes throughout the night, visits her refrigerator, tugging on its door – opening and closing it – looking for an answer.  Sometimes she looks in the vegetable bin – sometimes […]

Hot Picks and Diet Tips: Buy It, Lose It

Today’s Weight Loss Tip falls into the “Oh Yeah, but … “ column. “Oh yeah, I know that portion control is the ‘secret’ to not packing on the pounds.” “Oh Yeah, I know that small plates are a great idea […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: The WORST Thing that could happen …

Greetings Tushkateers and Friends of Tushkateers! It has been a glorious week, has it not?  A week of Easter eggs, Matzoh Brie, and Tulips, galore!  Yes, I took a long (lunch break) walk yesterday with my boyfriend (a.k.a. husband of […]

Breaking the Sugar Habit: Gandhi’s Story

Back in the day, in the 1930’s I believe, there was a young man who was obsessed with eating sugar.  His mother was concerned, knowing that sugar is a ‘bad’ habit and not good for the health of her son, […]

Dysfunctional Chef: How to … Hard Boil [Easter] Eggs the RIGHT WAY!

Is there a right and wrong way to Hard Boil an EGG????  Yes!  Of course, and with Easter smack around the corner, I thought it a good time to share the info! How to HARD Boil an Egg … the […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Is a Calorie Just a Calorie?

It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control. ~ Oprah Winfrey Good day Tushkateers! Are […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Matzo Brie Wars … hot? cold?

Passover starts on April 6 and it goes all the way through 14, and Our Lady of Weight Loss admittedly is a Matzo Brie freak!  She started heating up the skillet this past Sunday. Seriously!  She will whip up a […]

Easter Calorie Guide: My Arse Hurts

This morning, I innocently took a walk to the local convenience store to pick up a few much needed items.  Upon entering, I was bombarded with Easter candy! To the left of me, to the right of me, down the […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Pasta with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Greetings Foodies one n’ all!  Today’s Dysfunctional Chef recipe is a gourmet treat that weighs-in at under 350 calories per serving!  Amazing, no? A healthy mix of comforting pasta and shiitake mushrooms (an anti-inflammatory food).   Serve with big salad, […]

Weighty Confessions: Bare Your Soul, Lose Weight

As we all know, but from time to time benefit from being reminded … … those who reach their weight loss goals are the people who get back on the wagon again and again. Those who succeed experience setbacks as […]

Weight Loss Motivation: 9 Quotes that Light the Fires of Acceptance

WHAT IS ACCEPTANCE? Buddhism’s first noble truth, “All life is suffering,” is an invitation for people to accept that suffering is a natural part of life.  The term “Kabbalah” literally means acceptance. Acceptance is the fifth stage of the Kubler-Ross […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: How to … Dream – Envision a You that You Choose

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.   Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. ~ Gloria Steinem Hellloooooooooo Tushkateers!!!  How excited are you that it is Tuesday and you are receiving a Kick in […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Rosemary Beef Hash

As promised in my last Monday’s post, which mentioned the unmentionable, here follows the best beef hash recipe ever, courtesy of Sunflower Farmer’s Market monthly magazine, which is always chock-a-block with healthy and delicious meals! The Rosemary Hash weighs in […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: The universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.

We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will.  Incredible.  The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one.  Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts. […]

Chewing the Fat: Fatter than Ever?

Want to lose weight, but you don’t know where to start? Being honest with yourself about how you feel, what the number of the scale says and what it means to you is your first step toward emotional freedom and […]

10 Tips: Happiness Centered Weight Loss

Given the messiness of life, the ups n’ downs, and our tendency to respond by eating, I am today sharing Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Top 10 Happiness Centered Weight Loss Tips, ‘happiness centered’ being the operative words.  We manifest […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Best Ever QUINOA BERRY Salad

This Best Ever Quinoa Berry Salad is – well – the best ever! An absolute MUST MAKE; a 5 Yum event if ever there was one. Peter and I and the kids (who are hardly kids – but once a […]

Leap Day: Take a Leap of Faith (if not today, when???)

We all have dreams – things that we want so intensely that we can taste them. Dreams that we can see in our mind’s eye and feel in our hearts. As excited and as enthusiastic as we may be, it […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: What’s Weighing YOU Down?

Howdy Tushkateers one n’ all! It’s 8:30 a.m. and I have already – this morning, in record breaking time – logged in a mammography – better known in this house as a mamme-O-gram.  My mother-in-law (may she rest in peace); […]

Dysfunctional Chef: You say POTATO Frittata (I say potato Frittata)

You say potato, I say POTATO Frittata is a spectacularly delish dish that weighs in at under 300 calories per serving!  And, if done right, with loving kindness in your heart and a steady hand, it is also a work […]

Qnexa : 10% of Your Body Weight Lost in Exchange for Birth Defects and Heart Problems ???

Seriously folks, you could not possibly believe that the 20 to 2 vote from the FDA that came wiggling, jiggling and rolling on in approving the latest magic weight loss pill, Qnexa, from pretty much the same members of the […]

8 Simple Tips: Short Circuit Hunger-Causing Hormones

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 our stressors. Back in […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: ALERT!!! Fat Tuesday Pancake Headed Your Weigh

“He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes.” ~ Proverb Greetings Tushkateers & BRACE YOURSELVES … today is Pancake Tuesday! a.k.a. Fat Tuesday a.k.a. Shrove Tuesday, a.k.a. Mardi Gras and finally a.k.a. – my personal fav –  Bursting Tuesday, […]

Play: JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle and Lose – Puppy Love (quotes included)

This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled Puppy Love, features the puppy (duh!)  Is there anything cuter?  (I can hear the kitten people starting to meow!) It was inspired by “Buddy,” a puppy who recently adopted my friends […]

Fat is Folly: 4 Steps to Postive Self-Talk

You have been embedding negative and/or positive self talk patterns into the deepest parts of your mind since early childhood.  Those self-talk patterns have take hold and have deeply affected you, so much so that you are what you say! […]

Chewing the Fat: What to do when FOOD Calls Your Name???

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~  I really don’t quite understand it, but food – in particular – sweets with a heavy emphasis on chocolate – has a crazy kind of power of me.  It knows my name and […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: She-Wolfs, Goat Sacrifices … What We Do for Love

Greetings Tushkateers … and a very Happy Valentine’s Day to YOU! As I am sure you are well aware, today is Valentine’s Day.  How exciting for both Our Lady of Weight Loss and me to celebrate the day with you! […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: STOP Trying to Be Positive

Greetings Tushkateers!!!  How are you on this fabulous morning (afternoon or evening, depending on your time zone)? I’m just ‘dandy’ – ‘peachy keen’ – maybe even ‘groovy.’ It’s not my style to toss out an empty “how are you?”  I […]

Play “She’s Got a Screw Loose” – Weight Loss Puzzle and Lose!

Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the saying “she’s got a screw loose.” Have you ever wondered about the origin of the phrase she’s got a “screw loose?” The phrase, which means “something is wrong with […]

10 Timeless Healthy Living Quotes: From Buddha (500 BC) to Persius (50 AD)

I stumbled upon a gaggle of  “Healthy Living Quotes” that I found interesting.  Not just because they were profound or struck a personal cord, but rather because the majority of them were said hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years […]

Kick in the Tush Club: Which Burns More Calories – Fidgeting, Licking Stamps or Sex???

You pray for good health and a body that will be strong in old age. Good — but your rich foods block the gods’ answer and tie Jupiter’s hands. ~ Persius – 34 AD – 62 AD Greetings Tushkateers!!! How […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: May the Bluebird of Happiness …

Feeling ‘blue?’  Try singing with the bluebird of happiness … for she knows the uplifting power of song!!! This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by the Blue Bird of Happiness, Snow White and Pink Cake.  A […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Orzo, Tomatoes, Capers … Oh My!

Does this  Dysfunctional Chef  love a simple, easy, salty, nutty, cheesy recipe that one can eat in bulk?   In other words, a dish that gives you a lot of bang for your calorie buck? And one that you can […]

Girl Scout Cookies: Which do you find … Simply Irresistible?

Are Girl Scout Cookies ‘simply irresistible?’  Maybe.  They are not just chock-a-block with sugar, butter and flour.  They are infused with memories, meaning and The Girl Scout Promise and The Girl Scout Law. The Girl Scout Promise On my honor, […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Hot Biscuits … Come n’ get ’em

Did you know that one little biscuit is somewhere between 120 and 180 calories?  (Source: CalorieCount/About.com) One of Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Golden Rules of Permanent Fat Removal is to check the nutritional information before chowing down.   No guilt.  […]

Kick in the Tush Club: Standard Poodles, Paula Deen’s Disabetes, and the Inner Chubby Child speaks

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 […]

Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: She Wears a Mean Pineapple

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 […]

News Alert: Paula Deen – Comes Out of the Closet

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 […]

Friday the 13 Ways to Improve Your Luck

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 […]

The Doomsday Clock Strikes: Five Minutes to Midnight

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Happy Global Warming???

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 […]

JigSaw Puzzle: Clue – Birds of a Feather Lose Weight Together

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 […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Roast Vegetables, Add Peas, Take Politic-O-Matic Quiz Until Tender

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 […]

Illumination 2012: 11 Goal Setting Tips that Shed LITE!

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. […]

YOU 2012: Ignite the Flames of Desire

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 […]

JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle: THE FOOL – Try a Leap of Faith instead of a Slice of Cake

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 […]

Best e-Course: You 2012 – Luminous Authenticity

Since human life began, there has never been anyone like you—and there will never again be anyone else like you.  Yet despite special talents and great desire, many of us are stuck in limiting beliefs about who we are and […]

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

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

End Emotional Eating: 6 Steps Toward Healthy Thinking!

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

QUIZ: Are YOU a Food Addict?

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

Happiness Therapy: Smile … It’s the Holidays.

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

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

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

Happy Holiday Tips: Foods that Transmit Happiness

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

21 Tips: How to Make It a Happy Holiday

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

Holiday Coupon: Free Food

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

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Holiday Grief: 4 Steps to Faith

Greetings and Salutations Tushkateers!!! How’s it going?  Have you lost your Holiday Mind yet?  This past weekend, the ‘kids’ came for a visit (they’re like soooo old, they’re hardly kids, but they’re my kids, so they will forever be ‘the […]

JigSaw Puzzle Monday: The Secret Meaning of HO

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

Holiday Diet: Cultivating Strange Eating Habits

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

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

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

JigSaw Puzzle Monday: No. 1 Best Weight Loss Affirmation

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

Dysfunctional Chef: Clementine Soup

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

Beat the Stress: Do THIS Not THAT

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

I had a friend whose family had dinner together. The mother would tuck you in at night and make breakfast in the morning. They even had a spare bike for a friend. It just seemed so amazing to me. ~ […]

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

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

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Dysfunctional Chef: Holiday Bursts of Sugary Sweetness

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

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

 It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. ~Aesop Our body image (a.k.a. body esteem) is the picture we have of our physical body.  It is an inner view of our outer self. It is formed by our […]

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

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.” – Buddha Greetings Tushkateers!!! I received an email […]

Is your mirror making you fat?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boo! Tushkateers, Are you ready for the pre-Halloween edition of the Kick in the Tush Club e-letter?   Are you ready to see how many calories are in candy corn? We are but a few days away from Halloween.  Are you […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: Eat the Rainbow

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

Our Lady of Edible Flowers: Visual Senses Linked to Eating

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

How to Pray Away the Pounds

When I was a little girl, say 7 years old or so, I often visited the convent of Our Lady of the Snows in Blue Point, Long Island. My father was a ‘druggist’ (old school name for pharmacist), and my […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Speaking of Unhappy?

Good Turn Daily – If you are a true scout, until you have performed your act of kindness your day is dark.  You are as unhappy as is the grown-up who has begun his day without shaving or reading the […]

Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: how to … Install Empowering Habits

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

7 Secret Strategies: End Painful Planning

Planning?  What is it good for?  Absolutely everything!  Yet, we resist. There are those of us who exhibit quite a bit of resistance around planning our meals, making time for food shopping, and exercise. Is it really that complicated to […]

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

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

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

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

Dysfunctional Chef presents September’s Cheap n’ Easy Eats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smile Therapy – The Pen in the Mouth Trick

“Psychologists found that if you put a pencil between your teeth while reading something, you’ll think the material funnier. That’s because your brain’s interpretation is influenced by the smile on your face. If you sit up straight, instead of slouching, […]

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

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

Dysfunctional Chef – Summer of Love Potion Pie

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

Sex and Food: CHOCOLATE Banned by the Church!

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

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

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

8 Positive Things You Can Accomplish in 30 Seconds

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

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

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

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

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

A Penny to Change Your Thoughts?

A belief system is a series of ideas that your mind has organized in order to project an image of what is ‘real.’ It encompasses everything you think about yourself, others and the world-at-large. It is filled with should have’s […]

STOP saying _____ and watch the pounds disappear!

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

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

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

July 4 – Permission to Pig Out???

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

4 “Disappointing” Quotes that Inspire???

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

Chewing the Fat – How Much Should YOU Weigh?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I just love your humor and creativity!!   I have a question. I was 5′ 4″ and now I am 5′ 2″ and weigh 133 pounds, but I want to get down to what […]

Meatless Monday – Fennel and Peppery Strawberry Salad, a summertime delish delite

Fennel is an amazing licorice-flavored, crisp and crunchy celery.  I love to add chilled, raw fennel to salads!  Not only does it taste oh so licorice-good, it’s loaded with Vitamin C and Potassium! Fennel and Peppery Strawberry Salad is a […]

JigSaw Sunday – Beet of My Heart

This week’s GET JIGGY JigSAW Puzzle – BEET of MY HEART – is inspired by my husband’s birthday celebration.  We got together with family and had a juice-off!!! We broke off into teams, went to the local mega-supermarket, and brought […]

Your Body is Talking to You. Are You Listening???

Have you ever wondered what your body might have to say about the way you live your life; more specifically, about the foods that you are stuffing down, down, down into ‘her???’ How often do you listen to your body?  […]

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

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

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

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

Chewing the Fat – Cravings Killing Your Plan???

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

The Dash Diet – The ultimate sexy plan? Seriously?

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

7 Steps to Mindful Eating: Saliva Involved!!!

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

4 Steps: End Emotional Overeating

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

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

Before I share with you my secret to losing weight while the Idols sing, let’s have a brief discussion about the show itself!  The finale.  The tour de force, the show of all shows, featuring some of the most amazing […]

Want Power vs. Will Power?

Did you know that there’s no such thing as will power? No, there’s not. There’s only want power. And please, feel free to quote me on that!!! “There is no such thing as will power, only want power.” ~ Janice […]

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

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

Motivational Monday – Sprinkle Seeds of Courage

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

JigSaw Sunday – Coco Chanel says it best!

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

Stay Fat Tuesday – Are you stressed out and hungry?

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

National Day of Prayer – Dear Our Lady …

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

JigSaw Sunday – Our Lady of the Easter Bonnet

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

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

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

stay FAT TUESDAY – Crumbs Don’t Count

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

Motivational Monday: The 10 Truths about Chocolate

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

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

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

Diet Tip Tuesday: The Skinny on Thin

Want to know the skinny on thin people? Want to know the one big fat difference between them and us?

Broken Zippers? Where did your resolution go?

f this tsunami of gloomy feelings comes at the end of a cold or dreary January, after feeling so high and so sure that this year would be the year, forgetaboutit. We have hit into the trifecta of upset: Broken resolve, busted zippers, heavy hearts.

Chewing the Fat: I’m Fat, Depressed and Defeated. And you?

How Excited and Inspired Are You, Really? Are the goals you set your own, or are they coming from the ‘shoulds’ – ‘musts’ and ‘have tos’ that other people have laid upon you? If you are not excited, forgetaboutit.

Dysfunctional Chef: Best Ever Spinach Frittata

Praise be, the Frittata, an Italian omelet that is made with cheese, meat and/or vegetables mixed into – rather than folded inside – the eggs. The Frittata is perfect for any time of day; for any meal. Breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Motivational Monday: What are you looking for?

One of my star coaching clients (you are all stars), confessed that she found herself walking in and out of the kitchen all day long – looking. Opening and closing the cabinets, the fridge, the oven … over and over and over again – all day long … looking, foraging, helping herself to a bite of this and a lick and taste of that.

Motivational Monday: 11 tips – Will Your New Year’s Resolutions wear THIN?

Whether you are one of the 44% of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions or not, the new year does present an opportunity to reassess, revamp and revive. Today, Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach shares 10 tips that will help you to keep the energy going!

Weight Loss e-Card: Send Encouragement This Holiday Season

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

Holiday Emotions Running High?

It takes more than a good plan, good intentions, and basic nutritional information to override the emotional tsunamis that roll over and through us without turning to food. Managing difficult situations and feelings effectively is a big part of what we are doing here. Emotional eating has all to do with the mind; little to do with the food.

Diet Tip Tuesday: Escape to Sleep

I recently had the pleasure of meeting herbologist, sleep expert, and creator of “Escape to Sleep” tonic, Geraldine O’Keefe. Because I know that getting the right amount of restful sleep is an important part of permanent weight loss, as well as an integral part of our mental health, I asked Geraldine to please impart some sleep wisdom upon me (so that I could pass it on to you)! If you want to live longer, be productive, mentally sharp, emotionally balanced, and full of energy all the day long, then read on!

Cook with Me Friday: All You Can Eat Winter Fruit Salad

Even though WW has deemed fruits to be ‘zero point’ foods, you don’t want to eat till you can’t breath, do you? Practice mindful eating.

The Ultimate Question

The right kind of question, or a ‘good’ question, can lead you to success vs. the wrong kind of question, or ‘bad’ question that can send you spinning into the abyss, the black hole – as it were.

Our Lady of Weight Loss: The Thanksgiving Prayer

Have you thought it through? Suppose, just suppose, with all those good intentions in place, the sweet potato pie calls your name and you succumb. What will you do? How will you keep it light? Our Lady of Weight Loss to the rescue!

Diet Tip Tuesday: Breathe deeply

Breathing provides many of the same benefits that exercise does, and it will aid weight loss. Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t exercise. I am saying that breathing will enhance your ability to exercise, in addition to help you burn fat!

Motivational Monday: 3 Keys to Listening to Your Body

When leading a workshop at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, my question to the group – “How do you know when you are sated?” – was met with dead silence. People looked at me like I was from Mars. I asked again, “How do you know when you sated? You know, when you are no longer hungry. How do you know when it’s time to stop eating?” “Ohhhhh …” said one of the participants. “When the Biggest Loser is over.”

Diet Tip Tuesday: Freeze Your Fat

Utterly useful diet tips from the patron saint of permanent fat removal… Our Lady of Weight Loss. Today … Want to wake up fast? Force the toxins and oils out of your skin? And … Give your metabolize a boost?

Rise & Grind Wednesday: Fabulous ‘Fabolous’ Quotes

Are you ready to Rise & Grind, Our Lady of Weight Loss style? Get your groove on, inspire yourself, motivate your neighbor while sharing a cuppa’ joe?

Tasty Tidbit: Want to Lose It? Square 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!

8 Halloween Tips: The Kid Candy Connection

We now know that the USDA suggests including 250 discretionary calories per day in our food plans; and that ingesting copious amount of candy on Halloween far exceeds that amount. We are now hip to nutrients. We now want to purposefully create a fun, healthy and happy Halloween for our children.Instead of mindlessly gobbling the candy down, here are a few tips on how to make this Halloween a safe and healthy one!

Diet Tip Tuesday: 9 Halloween Healthy Ways to Start the Season with a Svelte Smile

Halloween, and its platters full of candy, is also the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season. For many that means that the season within which the healthy living goes out the window with ghosts and goblins and 7 extra pounds are delivered to thy stomach, thighs and hips is upon us! Is that what really want? To be out of control? Padding your body with another 7 extra pounds? OR … would you like to start the holiday season witha self-loving svelte smile?

Paranormal Activity: Are You a Sugar Addict?

How many times have you tried giving up the three c’s (cookies, cakes and candy)? Were you up-ended by a deep and inexplicable craving for Dulce de Leche Caramel Haagen Dazs ice cream? Are you a sugar addict?

Diet Tip Tuesday: Fidget Your Way Thin (Lose 1 Pound)

You can burn an extra 350 calories per day, which translates to 3500 calories in 10 days or one pound permanently removed just by increasing your NEAT!

JigSaw Sunday: Do you suffer from Fat-Suit-Aphobia?

According to the American Psychiatric Association, “a phobia is an irrational and excessive fear of an object or situation. In most cases, the phobia involves a sense of endangerment or a fear of harm.” For example, those suffering from fat-suit-aphobia fear being trapped in a fat suit, never being able to realize their full potential.

Body Image: A Brilliant ‘Like It or Not’ Strategy

I had yet another epiphany this morning, another revolutionary thought about ‘body image.’ I wondered what it would be like to be thankful and grateful for the parts of my body that I don’t like.

Diet Tip Tuesday: Drop the Excuse

Last month, I spoke at a healthy eating conference and, once again, during the Q&A part of my presentation, people began to toss out the whys and wherefores and their reasons as to how it is that they cannot lose weight. Once we made the distinction because real reasons and excuses, the proverbial light bulb began to snap, crackle, pop. And then, miracle of all miracles ….

Cook with Me Friday: Our Lady of the Baked Apple

Are Apples Really Good For You? You bet your Apple Brown Betty they are! Not only are apples good for you, but they are mighty tasty too and may bolster your weight loss efforts. Set your ovens on preheat and get ready for a 5 Yum Delish Recipe from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Kitchens!

Diet Tip Tuesday: Depressed, Defeated and Deprived?

Are you feeling depressed, defeated and deprived? Are you losing the battle of the bulge? Well, no need to despair. Your Weight Loss Success Coach, Janice Taylor, has the best ever diet tip to share with you, and she can pretty much promise that if you follow it, you will make this journey an easy (relatively speaking) one!

FAT TV – Mike and Molly’s fat jokes offensive?

There’s been a lot of buzz on the Internet today about Mike and Molly’s fat jokes, some finding them offensive. Did you?

Non-Food Weight Loss: How to Neutralize Your Taste Buds

Taste and food particles linger in your mouth and can trigger the desire to eat. If you can’t brush or floss when out, try rinsing with mouthwash!. (Keep a small bottle in your bag!). Get in there, clean those teen and neutralize your taste buds fast.

Sunday Weight Loss Puzzle: If you met Betty Crocker on the street, what would you say?

If you met Betty Crocker while on your way to weighing less, what would you say when she offered you a slice of strawberry shortcake?

Feng Shui Thursday: 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. Here, Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, shares some very interesting tips that are sure to get your Feng Shui energy moving!

Weight Loss Word Wednesday: How much DRAMA?

Janice Taylor, your Life & Weight Loss Success Coach, wants to know – how much weight loss drama have you participated in and/or created this week?

The 21 Day Cure: Feed Your Soul. Lose Weight.

Here, in – The 21 Day Cure: Feed Your Soul. Lose Weight. – Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, Hypnotherapist and 50 pound weight-loss-winner, reveals the secrets of permanent weight loss.

Is your brain making you fat?

As we head into this holiday weekend, we need to understand that our pre-frontal cortex has a limited supply of energy. Every time we use our ‘veto power’ to say ‘no, thank you’ to the multitude of foods that will inevitably be offered to us, hot off the grill, we are dipping into our limited supply of mental energies. What to do? How to sustain our resolve throughout the weekend? Read on!

11 Eating Styles: What does yours say about you?

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, she who has devoted a great deal of time to examining the way in which people eat, there are 10 basic eating styles – from Gulp n’ Go to Totally Beige to the Food Architect. Which style is yours?

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