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JigSaw Sunday: Today’s Bizarre National Holiday – “There’s a Hole in Your Bucket Day.”

Did you know? Today is “There’s a Hole in Your Bucket Day.” How will you fill your hole? OR … will you continue to let your happiness, energy, vitality … and well, your life, just leak on out? Contemplate that while you work on your “Get Jiggy JigSaw Sunday Weight Loss Puzzle” from none other than … Our Lady of Weight Loss.

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Weight Loss BINGO (lose weight; win money)

Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Coach (that’s me) is serious about weight loss, but not heavy! Won’t you join with Janice (ME!!!) and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal for a fun game of Weight Loss Bingo, sure to lighten!

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Mental Health: Are you carrying your head under your arm?

In a nutshell, in order to have optimal mental health, we need to take care of our bodies. Do you know how to best take care of your body? Our Lady of Weight Loss offers a Kick in the Tush!

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Get Jiggy Sunday Weight Loss Puzzle: Belly Fat CURE

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss puzzle will not only keep your hands and mind busy for hours (and out of the kitchen) but it provides a recipe and information on how to CURE for your FLAT BELLY BLUES!!! Read on!!!

Weight Loss Tip: Clean Up Your Room Day

Did you know that today, May 10, is Clean Up Your Room Day? I invite you to join with Janice Taylor, Our Lady of Weight Loss and all the Tuskateers who are knocking out
three birds with one stone. Burn calories, lose weight, and live clean!

Get Jiggy Sunday Weight Loss Puzzle: A Jolt of Java

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by a great pot of coffee! I just love my morning jolt of joe, and this morning’s was particularly delightful!

Starbucks Happy Hour

It’s Happy Hour at Starbucks! Happy and half priced (but not half the calories) Frappuccinos for all! Guess how many calories?

Spring FAT Blow Out Sale – Cheap and Easy Weight Loss

For less than one dollar a day you can Blow the Fat Cells Out of Your Mind!

Jillian Michaels’ anti-pregnancy comments?

The fierce and muscled trainer, Jillian Michaels, of “The Biggest Loser” fame and fortune is getting some feedback a.k.a. lash-back from some comments she made in an interview to Women’s Health magazine regarding pregnancy. Weigh-in here! Your thoughts on her comments.

KFC Double Down bring you down?

One of my weight loss rules is to ‘know what thy eat before I eat it.’ Often, we look at something, like the new KFC Double Down and think, ‘hey, there’s no bread so it must be okay.’ But hey, is it? Will the KFC Double Down ultimately bring you down?

Jennifer Hudson Loses It

I hear tell that Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson is losing it! Pounds that is!
Jennifer, on behalf of WeightWatchers, kicked off a national ad campaign last Sunday “I decided to do Weight Watchers. I feel like I’ve conquered the world.” says the lovely and voluptuous Jennifer. In addition to getting the big payola …

Ruby’s Weight Loss Journey – 366 pounds lost, more to go

Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, invites you to imagine what it must be like to lose 350 pounds and for the very first time be able to drive a car, use a normal sized seatbelt, wear a pair of jeans. Read Ruby’s story here. An in depth and moving interview from Beliefnet’s editor Holly Leibowitz Rossi.

How to Train Your Dragon. Hunger, Appetite, Weight

People say, “I really don’t understand why I am always hungry. It’s this crazy thing, like an alien has taken over.” People ask, “Can you shed ‘lite’ on this unexplained phenomenon? How can I slay the dragon? Or at least train my appetite dragon?”

Weight Loss Tip: Thirsty? Make Sure Your Water’s Cold

Knowing full well that water is the healing elixir of all time, I have been on a mega-water kick, telling any and all who will listen to me that it’s important – actually crucial to drink water.

Is God Speaking to You?

Have you ever questioned whether your inspiration, insight or sudden shift in experience was the result of receiving divine guidance or communication?

3 Weight Loss Tips: New, Mind-Twisting and Fat-Melting!

Permanent Weight Loss isn’t just about what we eat or how much we exercise. There are external factors at play that can and do influence the way you eat and how you burn your calories. Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, shares 3 mind-twisting and fat-melting tips!

Einstein Was Right: General Relativity and Your Bathroom Scale

Score one for Einstein and then score one for Our Lady of Weight Loss! Do you know what the scales really measure – scientifically that is?

Dancing With the Stars 2010 – The ‘Pairings’

The best in Celebrity Weight … Hot off the Dancing With the Stars dance floor! The pairings!!! Who will dance with whom and who is your fav?

Outside the Donut Box Tips that WORK!

Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, has a few “outside the donut box” weight loss tips that will blow your mind and melt the fat cells that include turning your bathroom into a meditation center, art gallery and no food zone! Tune in, melt fat!

The Green Tea Diet: Miracle drink melts fat.

Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares information about the ‘green tea diet,’ sure to help you lose weight – fast!

St. Valentine’s Day Recipes, Puzzles and Chocolate Covered Quotes

Get your downloadable St. Valentine’s hearts, jigsaw puzzles, to die for recipes and more here, NOW! Hurry! Janice Taylor makes weight loss fun!

A Walk in the Snow: Photos from the New York City Storm

Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares her Winter Wonderland, New York City February 2010 Snow Storm photos. Janice ventured out on the snowiest day of the year to snap, crackle and pop her weigh down! Get it! Get in your daily walk, no matter! Stimulate your brain, get the endorphins pumping, move your body!

From Fidgeting to Fornicating: 8 Ways to Burn 100 Calories

Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares eight simple things that you can add to your daily routine that will burn an extra 100 calories. Think about it. If you do one of these things each day, rotating them if you like, at the end of one year you will have burned off 10 pounds.

Superbowl Sunday Alternative: Valentine’s Pavlovian Call to Love. (Jigsaw puzzle / recipe included!)

Playtime at the Kick in the Tush Club: This week, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, Coach – she who makes weight loss fun – offers up platters full of Pomegranate Hearts, Rosemary Capellini, Sage Advice and more!

Wear Red Day 2010 – Get your downloadable dress here!

Today is WEAR RED DAY 2010! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, has designed the perfect downloadable red dress for you to wear on WEAR RED DAY 2010! Print it and drape yourself in it! Enjoy.

Top 10 Fatitude Tips from Skinny Scoopers

Listen UP and Lighten UP! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss scoured the universe and have found a sister site, a place where you can go for the latest in news that helps you lose! Skinny Scoopers! You can thank them later! After you read on and lighten up!

Festivus for the Rest of Us!

Ready to celebrate Festivus with the rest of us? Get your Pepperidge Farm cake and M&M’s and challenge the head of household to a wrestling match.

Happiest States in America

How happy is your State? How happy are you? Take the Happiness Quiz and find out!

How to Be a Happy Idiot!

Janice Taylor, Weight Loss artist, author and coach, knows from experience (as I’m sure we all do) that when we start the day on a ‘crappy’ note, it makes it that much more difficult to muster up enough energy to make the best choices, food or otherwise! Here, she shares her secret on “How to Be a Happy Idiot.”

Star Power: How to stir it up!

This week’s Get Down and Keep Those Hands Busy (and out of the candy bowl) JigSaw Puzzle: “Star Power” is brought to you by our country’s premiere Weight Loss Artist, Janice Taylor.

Friday the 13th: Your Lucky Day?

Were you born under a lucky star? Is luck a random event? A force that brings good fortune or adversity? Or, is luck is the product of our own mental focus and attitudes? Here, Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, present 13 Ways to Activate LUCK!

No Excuses November

Are you genetically cursed? Are you stressed or tired? Do you suffer from S.A.D.? It’s easy to get wrapped up in your stories and actually believe them, isn’t it? And further, use them as an excuse to eat and eat some more! Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor invite you to join with them for “No Excuses November!.”

Quick Weight Loss: Not Your Fault?

How would you like to easily and effortlessly lose weight, melt fat, and clear space so that the authentic and happy you can show up? Our Lady of Weight Loss has the questions and the answers!

Time Change – The official time is …

It’s time to change! Your clocks, your mind, your weight! Sunday fun from Our Lady of Weight Loss.

The Holiday Diet: How to Wake Up Thinner – Tip 1

Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and Coach, along with Our Lady of Weight Loss, invite you to ‘dump it!’ The Halloween candy that is … feel triumphant … and wake up thinner!

Reality Bites: Living large in a small body.

The great Oscar Wilde once said, “One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead.” True enough, no? How will you lead your life today? Our Lady of Weight Loss wants to know!

Video Alert: The Origins of Our Lady of Weight Loss

Whoi s Our Lady of Weight Loss? Where did she come from? Is she a fig newton of Janice Taylor’s mind? Is Janice crazy? Did she really lose over 50 pounds with the guidance of Our Lady of Weight Loss? Can she be My Lady of Weight Loss, too?

6 Happy Energy Tips from Denise Austin, Fitness Guru

What happens when one of America’s best weight loss experts bumps into one of America’s top fitness experts? Do sparks fly? Are tips exchanged? Does love fill the air?

The color orange: dieter’s friend or foe?

Be forewarned!!! Orange is a stimulant. It stimulates emotions, thoughts, conversation and even appetite. With Halloween upon us and its pumpkins piled high at every green market, perched on every doorstep, along with those mountains of haunting little orange devils called candy corn found at every turn of the supermarket, it’s no wonder we’re in danger of caving-in to the call of the candy-filled Jack-O-Lantern.

Best Apple Brown Betty Recipe Ever!

If you are in need of the most delicious comfort food ever; the most satisfying and scrumptious dessert ever – weighing in under 220 calories per serving – then you must try the “Best Apple Brown Betty Recipe Ever!” from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens!

20 Quick and Simple Weight Loss Tips

Be a Weekend Weight Loss Warrior. Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach shares her top 20 ‘food’ weight loss tips that you can take with you as you head off into the weekend!

Peanut Butter Smack: Fat-Burning Info and Recipes

The Do’s and Don’ts o Peanut Butter Smack from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens. Yum!

Dancing with the Stars: Tom DeLay, Kathy Ireland, Debbie Mazar?

Dancing with the Stars 2009 season to include Tom DeLay, Kathy Ireland and Debbie Mazar. Who will you shake and shimmy with? How many calories will you burn?

12 Tips: How to have a great conversation

Work the room, chit the chatter, and leave the chips and dips behind. Our Lady of Weight Loss shares her 12 secret tips on how to have a great conversation.

Off-the-Couch Cooking: 3 fat-melting, to-die-for, recession-proof dishes that you can whip up fast!

If cooking, as many anthropologists and social scientists believe, is the key to our humanity, separating us from the ‘beasts,’ what is the decline in cooking doing to our culture, to our lives? Our Lady of Weight Loss sprinkles ‘food for thought’ on 3 humanity saving dishes. Eat Healthy: Be Political!

diets don’t work … Listening Does.

What does your body have to say about what you are eating? How often does the sight or smell of food drown out your body’s words of wisdom?

Water: 5 Ways to Jazz-It-Up

The Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchen offers 5 timely tips on how to jazz-up your water! Bottoms up!

Our Lady of Weight Loss speaks: Hear her roar.

Recently, Yolanda Renee interviewed this Beliefnet.com blogger, Janice Taylor, a.k.a. the voice of Our Lady of Weight Loss on her blog-radio show. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking to Yolanda and sharing all my weight loss secrets, but to tell you the […]

Depressed, Stressed and Overweight?

Feeling stressed? Depressed? Overweight? Help is on the way! Janice Taylor, Beliefnet blogger brings word to you from the far side … Australia! A new Queensland University of Technology study suggests that breathing can be a highly effective alternative to […]

9 Happy Weight Loss Tips from the patron saint of permanent fat removal

Hot off the top of the Huffington Post Living page … Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal (she who guides me) takes a light approach to weight loss. It is the patron saint’s mission […]

The No Diet Way: Smoothies Promote Weight Loss (fat burning recipes)

This Beliefnet blogger knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And now that summer is here with its abundance of fresh fruit, there’s no excuse not to start your day on the right note. You can […]

Biggest Loser Winner: Helen Phillips’ big win?

I don’t mean to be a buzz-kill … and I do offer my heartfelt weighty congratulations to Helen Phillips for losing 54.47% of her initial weight (now weighing in at 117 pounds), and for gaining $250,000 and a new attitude. […]

6 Simple Fat Loss Tips: Shed Those Pounds

Weight loss is on one hand rather simple … … if you follow some basic tips, the pounds can and will melt away. 6 Simple Diet Tips that will help you shed those pounds … 1. Reduce your fat, sugar […]

Creative Exercise: Polish Off a Piece of Cake

Want to polish off that piece of cake? Try polishing the dressers instead. Given the amount of running around I do, I barely have enough time to sleep, much less exercise and/or clean. (Plus, I resist – neither activity is […]

Irish Stew: Better than Vegetable Soup

The Slow-Cooker Lamb Stew Cure from the Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kitchen. Move over Alice Waters … Our Lady of Weight Loss is cookin’ it up right! As promised in Sunday’s blog post: Go Green: St. Patrick’s Day Diet, […]

Diet Cheat Sheet: Tips Plain n’ Simple

One of the Kick in the Tush Club members and participant of the Fill Up On Happiness e-diet coaching program wrote me and asked for a few simple diet tips. Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I am loving […]

Friday 13: Improve Your Luck

Friday the 13th: Luck By Chance? by Janice Taylor Luck is thought to happen by chance; it’s not thought to be something you can plan for or obtain by intention. Some say luck is decided by our fates, or believe […]

Now Serving Platterfuls of Second Chances: February Resolutions!

Not to bring up a sore spot, but as your resident Life, Happiness and Weight Loss Coach, I’ve been wondering how y’all are doing with your January resolutions? Are they working for you? Often, we start the year off with […]

Sweet Anticipation: EATING HONEY with Pooh Bear.

Just now … while working on my Fill Up On Happiness e-Diet, I came across this quote from A.A. Milne that is so amazing, so useful, so brilliant, I just had to stop everything and post if for y’all right […]

Recession Proof Your Life: STRESS BUSTERS

Are you stressed? Irritable? Having trouble sleeping? Do you feel like screaming? Crying? Eating??? You are NOT alone! In these stressful times, it’s essential to have an arsenal of coping mechanisms at hand – other than food. I mean, really, […]

Valentine’s Day JigSaw Puzzle

There are a few theories floating out there about the origins of St. Valentine’s Day. Here follows my favorite. It comes from Belarus*. It is believed in Belarus*, that St. Valentine’s Day originated from the story that upon rejection by […]

Say “Shhhhhh….” to the Scale of Injustice

Today, put the scale of injustice away and say to that voice in your mind that mocks the number and torments the soul … “shhhhhhh.” Forgive the dietary transgressions, forgive… … because with forgiveness comes empathy, understanding and forgiveness moves […]

Janice & Dr. Norris Weigh-In: Hungry for LAUGHTER?

Continuing the Dr. Norris and Janice ‘blog-O-sation’ … … Dr. Norris says, “OK. Stop. I’m all into making weight loss fun, but I need to get serious now. IS WHAT YOU’RE HUNGRY FOR … HEALTH? … or PLEASURE?” I don’t […]

Janice & Dr. Norris Weigh-In: What are YOU hungry for?

Hey Y’all …. Dr. Norris Chumley and this blogger were chatting last week on the phone (yup, on the phone – tre retro!), and we thought it would be fun to dish the dirt, chew the fat, blog-to-blog from time-to-time. […]

DIET Re-defined! from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Dictionary

Our Lady of Weight Loss spoke to me in my sleep last night. Actually, I wasn’t quite asleep. I was dozing … in the delicious half wake/half sleep state. Yum! SHE has been communicating with me in this fashion for […]

Get Jiggy with Our Lady (a puzzle): February LOVE … March MADNESS

It’s February 1. Hip Hip Hooray … the days are getting longer; the sun is feeling warmer and hope is in the air!!! February is a month of LOVE! Enjoy this week’s Get Jiggy with OLofWL Puzzle! Spread the word […]

The Lemon … 15 More Secrets! (shhhh … don’t tell)

You may remember that this Beliefnet blogger wrote about LEMONS just last week! Lemons: Antidote to What Ails You! And now … Beliefnet continues the lemon story with a spectacular gallery: 15 Hidden Health Secrets of Lemon – sure to […]

Want to FEEL BETTER, LOOK YOUNGER and GET A RAISE???

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 […]

Obama Eats and Pays … recession proof recipe included

Dig it! The President pays for his own food!!! Did you know that the first family pays for their own foods? True! The first family can pick whatever snacks they want and ask the chef to prepare the foods that […]

BECAUSE: A Mighty Powerful Convincer

BECAUSE, YOU SAID SO!!! Chew on this: Which of the following three sentences is most likely to get you a raise? a. Boss, I’ll quit if I don’t get a raise. b. Boss, I need a raise now, please …[and […]

Kick in the Tush Club MEMBERS Weigh-In On Oprah!!!

At the beginning of the month, when Oprah launched her ‘personal weight loss series,’ I queried my posse – a.k.a. members of the infamous and fabulous Our Lady of Weight Loss’s KICK in the TUSH CLUB – and asked if […]

The Golden Globes of Weight Loss (vote here for Best Weight Loss Performance)

Janice Taylor, 50-Pound BIG-TIME-LOSER, Life & Happiness Coach presents The Golden Globes of Weight Loss!!! Please be sure to click on the various video links before voting, so that you can best make an informed choice. Then cast your vote […]

Be the SMARTEST SMARTASS Ever!

There are the SMARTEST Goals. And THEN … … and only THEN … there are SMART-ASS Goals. I thought that now might be a good time to revisit goal setting! After all, it is a New Year, and while I […]

Bob Greene, I Have 5 FAT-Burning Questions for YOU!!!

If you’ve been following the “Oprah Weight Gain, 200 Pounds of Pure Love Series,” then you know that Bob Greene, Oprah’s personal weight loss guru (who – to my knowledge – has not personally experienced the battle of the bulge) […]

Dear Oprah, Why Do YOU Want to Be Fat?

Dear Oprah, I am excited that you are launching your “Best Life” series this week. I have ‘inked’ your various shows and webinars on my calendar and plan to have pen and paper at hand to take notes. I am […]

Happiness Is A Size 14 (for British Women) … and YOU?

Hot off the pancake griddle, from the TELEGRAPH, UK. “According to a new study by cereal brand Special K, women who wear a British size 14 (US equivalent size 12) are the happiest with their life and looks. Girls who […]

Three Steps to LOVE

This Beliefnet Blogger is in a ‘love’ space. It didn’t just happen. I went to ‘love’ intentionally. It’s part of my diet plan. In order to successfully embody a healthy lifestyle, one must build reserves in all areas of their […]

Eat and Be Happy: Foods that Boost Your Happy Neurotransmitters

Serotonin, Dopamine and Norepinephrine by Janice Taylor As we head off to the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feasts of plenty, I thought it might be useful to know what foods bring forth the best feelings. Yes, foods change the […]

Do YOU Suffer from Social Anxiety?

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 […]

SMA: Seasonal Music Award goes to … (video blog)

Yes, friends, it’s time for the SMA. Seasonal Music Award – something I created just this minute (if it already exists … please don’t tell me; let me enjoy the glory of believing that I had an original thought).In honor […]

Grace Eventually: The Mozzarella Stuffed Pretzel Story (God works in mysterious ways.)

Yesterday was one of those days. At approximately 7:30 a.m. my 92 year-young mother, Harriet, called me and said, “I’m going to the hospital in about twenty minutes. I called the super to take me; I’m not up to driving […]

7 Things that Sap Your Spiritual Energy

Non-Emotional Spirit Sappers! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach and 50 pound big-time-loser. Sometimes things get in our way and weigh us down, stop us from moving forward, muck up the works and inadvertently send us to the fridge, […]

For Oprah: 200 Pounds of Weight Loss Tips

I’m still wrapped up, more or less, in Oprah’s 200 pounds. I can’t stop thinking about her process, and wondering what she might have thought or felt the first time a zipper busted along her 40 pound weight GAIN journey. […]

What is the flu and will it kill you?

Flu (noun): 1: an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease [syn: influenza, grippe] What is the flu and will it kill you? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can be mild or severe and […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss’s DOWNLOADABLE Survival Guide to the Holidays

The best ever Holiday Weight Loss Tips from Our Lady of Weight Loss, guaranteed to help you slim down while you laugh it up! AND – it’s OLofWL holiday guide.pdf. Print it and carry it with you to each and […]

Weight Loss Tip: What IS a Calorie?

I queried my posse of nutrition-minded friends. “What IS a calorie?” While most people know what a calorie does – gives us energy, fuels us, and sometimes if we eat enough of them, adds weight to our bodies – they’re […]

Rude Remarks: How to Handle the Weight Loss Saboteur

Under Attack!! Rude Remarks that Ruffle My Feathers by Janice Taylor Every so often, someone says something to me about my newly found thinness that is upsetting and sends me reeling. (Yes, it’s been seven years since I permanently removed […]

Back on the Wagon NOW: 13 Small and Easy Steps

13 Small and Easy Steps that Will Get YOU Back on the Wagon NOW Do NOT Give Up! I promise you that it is totally okay that you overate this weekend. After all, one weekend doth not a fat person […]

Thanksgiving Leftovers: The Big-Fat Guilt-Free Turkey Sandwich

Want to eat your Thanksgiving leftovers and “get back on the wagon” at the same time? I realize that the day after is almost, if not more fun, than Thanksgiving Day itself! After all, you’ve been looking forward to that […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Thanksgiving Prayer (printable, pocket edition!)

Thanksgiving Prayer was created with love by Our Lady of Weight Loss for you. We wish you all delicious things on Thanksgiving Day! Click here for your downloadable Thanksgiving Prayer: ART Thanksgvg prayer.pdf Another fun print-out to take with you […]

Christmas Diet Recipe: Sweet Potato Whip It

Thanksgiving? Without sweet potatoes? Perish the thought!!! For me, Sweet Potatoes are a Thanksgiving MUST! My sweet potato roots go back to my childhood when my mother whipped up the “marshmallow and pineapple casserole thing” each and every Thanksgiving. I […]

Christmas Tip #13: Ward off Cravings, Bingeing and Depression

It is particularly important to go into the ‘light’ during this time of year, when the sun sets earlier and earlier and we are less likely to get out. Too little sun light can activate cravings for fatty, high-calorie foods […]

VIDEO Christmas Tip #12: Filling Up On Happiness

I was recently talking to one of my star coaching clients (each and everyone of you a star in your own way). Betty (the names have been changed to protect the innocent) said, “I know I should fill up on […]

Christmas Tip #11: The Family “Fat” (not like the family jewels)

We know that obesity is a growing epidemic among adults and children, leading to increases in serious illness including diabetes. For the first time, our children’s life span may be shorter than ours. How frightening is that? And yet, we […]

Christmas Diet Tip #10: One Simple Step to Eating Less

>Are you listening to what I’m saying? Are you reading what I’m writing? Are you picking up what I’m putting down? Because I know I’ve said this before, covered this topic (as have other healthy living gurus), but there is […]

Christmas Diet Tip #9: Masticate Your Food … Chew On!

As my mother loves to say, “Masticate your food!” She’s got great delivery, and always gets a laugh. And she’s got a point. As we chew each mouthful at least 20-25 times, we break down the food into small particles […]

Christmas Diet Tip #8: Keeping Perspective

Keeping Perspective: It’s NOT about your FAT; it’s about YOUR LIFE! Your weight, your diet, your exercise plan is just one slice of your life pie. Permanent weight loss is about living a balanced life. It’s about looking at all […]

Christmas Diet Tip #5: Trigger Foods

We all know that keeping a food diary is hugely important in the land of successful weight loss. And whilst it is important to record what you have eaten and how much you have eaten each and every day, you […]

Christmas Diet Tip #4: Choosing A Food Plan

Here’s what you need to know and think about before choosing your food plan! 3,500 calories equals 1 pound It’s scientific! No matter how you slice it, dice it, package it or name it, 3,500 calories cut is one pound […]

Christmas Diet Tip #3: 5 Steps to Kill the Sugar Craving

Now that Halloween is behind us (yes, my butt is bigger, too), I hope we can take a more “measured” look at sugar. For the record, this diet guru permanently removed over 50 pounds 7 years ago, and YES, Janice […]

JigSaw Sundae: Scream?

Today’s JigSaw puzzle … “The Morning After Scream” … was inspired by a combination of things. Primarily, Halloween and the turning back of the clock. My internal clock is confused and still slightly ‘off’ from all that Halloween sugar!!! Enjoy […]

Christmas Diet Tip #2: Halloween Candy Leftover?

The Halloween Party is OVER! What will you do with the leftover Halloween Candy? This morning, before anyone got up, I tip-toed into the kitchen – grabbed the leftover Halloween candy and dumped it. Down the garbage shoot … gone! […]

Christmas Diet Tip: Eating Slowly Translates to Pounds Lost

Are you worried that Halloween will turn into a two-month binge? Are you feeling anxious that the holiday season kick-off is upon us? Are you concerned that you might gain weight? Here is One Thing YOU CAN Do Today that […]

HALLOWEEN: Is Candy calling your name?

Ghosts, Goblins, Gremlins … Candy … oh My! by Janice Taylor Tomorrow is Halloween! Is “Candy” calling your name? She sure is a seductress! What to do? Change your name and then … Think Ahead! Curb the Sugar Cravings. On […]

Fat Fighter! Fitness. Food. Fun

Fitness. Food. Fun. from Janice Taylor I was so excited this morning to wake up (yes, that’s always a good sign) and receive a surprise email from Sahar from FatFighterTV.com. Sahar reviewed my book, All Is Forgiven, Move On. And […]

Weight Loss Tip: How to say “No, thank you.”

Chocolate knocking at your door? by Janice Taylor Last night, there was a knock, knock, knockin’ at my door. I opened the door … (first mistake). The Inn’s proprietor sent a little box of designer chocolates on a tray with […]

Weight Loss Tip: Travel Survival Kit

Traveling with Janice by Janice Taylor Sometimes you’ve just got to laugh … at yourself! I’m headed out of town this morning for 2.5 days … woo hoo! I love packing up my little suitcase, rolling it and myself out […]

Halloween JigSaw Sundae: Limit Your Treats Lest Halloween Will Haunt You

It’s true. Mark my words. Pay attention. I’m telling it to you straight. LIMIT YOUR TREATS, Lest Halloween WILL HAUNT YOU for months to come! from Janice Taylor 22 pieces of candy corn = 140 calories EXERCISE REQUIRED to Burn, […]

Weight Loss Tip: Clean Out the Cabinets NOW.

You CAN’T LOSE IT … TILL YOU’VE LOST IT! … Clean out your cabinets NOW with Janice Taylor! I’m going to give it to you straight! There is no such thing as WILL POWER … there is only WANT POWER. […]

The Christmas Diet: Wake Up Thinner on New Year’s Day

Wake Up THINNER on New Year’s Day! with Janice Taylor Grab a cup of coffee and a chair and cozy on up. I’m about to CONFESS! Yes, this weight loss guru has a Weighty Confession that she would like to […]

Weight Loss Tip: Satisfy Food Cravings

Satisfy Food Cravings without Ditching Your Diet by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for a Free Life Consult.) Food Cravings are Normal! At one time or another, we […]

13 Ways to Transform Your Life

Life Lessons Janice Taylor learned from her own life-changing leap of faith five years ago. By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for a Free Consult) Hi everyone … […]

Sundae JigSaw Puzzle: Recession Proof Your Mind!

Recession Proof Your Mind by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for FREE LIFE Consult!) This week’s GET JIGGY Sundae JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by the recession! (Funny, no? […]

Got the ‘Burnt Out Blues?’ Feel Better In Under 15 Minutes

YES! YOU CAN … Move from Crappola to Incredible … from Rung Out Dish Rag to Woo Hoo Happy in Under 15 Minutes. by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write […]

Weight Loss Tip: The Perfect Snack

The Good Seed by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for FREE LIFE Consult!) Are you in search of a low-cal, low-fat, long lasting, healthy and satisfying treat that […]

JigSaw Sundae: you are . . . BEYOND MEASURE

In a world that measures everything by the numbers … from Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser. Okay … my personal … WEIGHTY CONFESSION! When I was losing weight (vs. being […]

Reality Bites (doesn’t it?)

Halloween Candy: here, there and everywhere … Already! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for a free life consult) Oh … My Goodness Gracious Me!!!! I went to […]

Six Quick Steps to Self-Love (and a quick steppin’ video)

Be Brave: Boost Self-Love by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, syndicated columnist, seminar leader & 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for free life consult.)When I was a kid, I proudly showed my grandma my spelling test … […]

Breakfast and a Movie

NO BREAKFAST? Are you kidding? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-Pound BIG-Time-LOSER! (Write Janice for Free Life Consult).TRUE or FALSE? Skipping breakfast aids weight loss. Maybe y’all think that if you […]

The “Six Thinking Hats” Diet

“Six Thinking Hats” is a powerful technique that can help you to develop new ways of dealing with difficult situations, food or otherwise. ~ by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! […]

The Flower Remedy: Lose Weight Now

Flower Power: Visual, Smell & Taste – A Complete Diet Package! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for free consult) The taste and pleasure we derive from eating is linked […]

The Alien Made Me Eat It!

Alien or Addict? by Janice Taylor Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Columnist and 50-pound-big-time-loser. (Write Janice for a Free Consult). I received the following E-emergency note the other night from a client of mine – who […]

Lose Weight: The Fat Gene Diet

Do NOT Accept Delivery of Your Ancestors ‘Fat Genes’ by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for free consult) It is a w i d e l y held […]

BREATHE DEEP: Lose Weight

Your Breath, Your Metabolism, Your Weight by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for free consult) Our weight depends on a complicated blend of variables – from […]

Emotional Eating Bail Out

Leave Your Rage On the Page by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound big-time-loser! (Write Janice for free consult) In these particularly precarious and nerve-wracking times of Wall Street meltdowns, […]

Relationship Rescue: Sharing Stress with Your Loved One

Sharing Stress with Your Main Squeeze by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for a Free Consult!) You are stressed to your last nerve. Things are piling up […]

Jig Saw Sundae – Deliciously Entertaining!

Discover Me JigSaw Sundae by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! “Discover Me” is inspired by a touching tale of woe. When I was 8 years old, and weighed […]

PLANNING: A Winning Strategy

How important is it to plan? VERY! By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Neurolinguistic Practitioner, Author, Seminar Leader & 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for free consult) Many of you exhibit quite a bit of resistance around planning […]

Tell the Truth: Crumbs Don’t Count!

Who’s Foolin’ Who? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser!! (write Janice for a Free Consult!) Self Talk: Sometimes, when biting, tasting and licking other people’s foods, I have to stop […]

Weight Loss: The Chinese Way

Wind-Water and Weight by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author. Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for Free Consult.) FENG SHUI (pronounced “fung shway”), the Chinese art of placement, literally translates as “wind-water.” Wind represents […]

The Health Benefits of Journaling

In Celebration of National “Dear Diary Day” – Let’s Write! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser In the fast paced world of computers, e-mails, and text messages, I am putting forth […]

Shells, Penne, Spirals-Oh My! 3 Righteous Recipes from Our Lady’s Kitchen.

I heart pasta! I do!! By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! Fun Factoid: Thomas Jefferson is credited with introducing macaroni to the United States, he fell in love with […]

Eleven Tips: Move Past Depression NOW!

Depression and Your Weight by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. I know from first hand experience that depression can move someone toward food. (Yes, this ‘happy idiot’ has had bouts of […]

Get Jiggy: Blow the Fat Cells Out of Your Mind

This digitally enhanced collage (now jigsaw puzzle) entitled Blow the Fat Cells Out of My Mind was created by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound BIG-Time-LOSER!!!! Janice tells us, “I permanently removed over 50 pounds […]

A Sunday Prayer: Silence the Saboteur

A Sunday Prayer by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, author, columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser.While traveling the Road to Sveltesville, one will undoubtedly ‘hear voices’ in their head that command them to ‘eat another slice of cake’ -or- […]

Salt to Taste : from Food to Face

A Grain of Salt by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. Salt, also known as sodium chloride, is our number-one source of sodium. It is an important, much needed mineral in our diets. Sodium […]

Whole Grains Will Change Your Life

The Miracle of the Whole Grain: I prayed for WHOLE GRAINS to show up and they did! By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound big-time-loser! I was talking to Our Lady of Weight Loss the […]

FLOW: Happiness Beyond Time and Space

Juicy and Tender Flow by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. Have you ever gotten so beautifully and intensely absorbed in an ‘action’ that time ceased to exist? You look up from the […]

POWER NAP: Promote Health and Happiness

Nap! Create Down-Time! Energize Thyself! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for a free consult) “Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had […]

The Belly Fat Cure: Three Punch Knock-Out (Recipes Included)

Belly Fat Leads to More Belly Fat by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. Write Janice for Free Consult! Despite my (successful) diet attempts, healthy lifestyle, prayers and screams, my mid-section has grown […]

The Truthiness About High Fructose Corn Syrup

Controversy: The Corn Refiners Association Takes Our Lady of Weight Loss to Task by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, Columnist and 50 pound big-time-loser! (For free consultation, write Janice.) In my Tuesday’s blog post – Hungry and Cranky […]

Struggling, Stuck and Sick: What to do?

For Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Sake! WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE!!! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, author, columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. If your thoughts and words are steeped in negativity, if you are telling yourself that you are struggling, […]

Happiness: An Olympic Sport (8 ways to score a 10)

Solid Gold Happiness by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser In addition to today being an auspicious day of many eights, the start of the 2008 Olympics (08.08.08 tonight at 8:08:08 p.m.), August 8th is also, […]

Fish Oil: Modern Day Miracle Cure

Omega-3 and My Mother’s Two-Step by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, 50-pound big-time-loser. I had the pleasure of visiting my 92-year-old mother this past week, whose energy and level of happiness clearly surpassed my own. I couldn’t help […]

Depressed? Feeling Low? Maybe it’s the food!

Maybe we’re not depressed! Maybe we don’t have Epstein Barr! Maybe … just maybe it’s the food we’re eating! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. Are you lethargic, feeling low, foggy-headed? Is your energy waning? Is […]

Mental Fitness: A Guide to Revitalizing Your Brain Circuits

Nine Nimble Steps to a Svelte and Willowy Mind by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, 50-pound big-time-loser As the natural aging process slowly yet steadily sets in, our mental and physical functions can, in time, become impaired. However, […]

Linen Closet Nirvana: Toss and Breathe

Chock-A-Block With the Torn and Tattered by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author and 50-pound big-time-loser. Is your linen closet stuffed to the max? Is it chock-a-block with a large collection of mismatched, discolored and torn linens? Is it […]

I See the Weigh-In Lite

Do you have scalophobia? By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, author and 50 pound big-time-loser. My friend, Maggie told me that one of two things happen when she gets on the scale. If she’s lost weight, she says, “Yeah!” […]

Culinary Bombshell: Toss Conventional Cooking Wisdom Out Your Window NOW! (recipes included)

How to Get the Most Antioxidant Bang Out of Your Veggie Buck, written and illustrated by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, author and 50-pound big-time-loser. While many people are true believers in the power of the raw food, mind-twisting […]

Restless Nights: Morning Heart Attacks and Strokes

Sleeping Keeps Your Heart Healthy written and illustrated by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, author, 50-pound big-time-loser. Heart attacks and strokes are more likely to happen during early morning hours. What’s your risk for early morning heart attack? For […]

Crumbs Count: If you don’t believe me, just ask your thighs.

Who’s Foolin’ Who? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, author, 50 pounds big-time-loser. Crumbs Count A bunch of years ago I stumbled upon Nancy, the star of Ernie Bushmiller’s comic strip of the same name, “Nancy.” As I remember […]

The Secret to My 50 Pound Success: Showing Up

How Will YOU Show Up Today? A weighty question from Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, 50-pound big-time-loser. People want to know, “What’s your secret to success? How did you manage to permanently remove (a.k.a. lose weight) over 50 pounds […]

Ideal Beauty: Bold n’ Brave In Your Underwear

A Perfectly Beautiful Conversation with Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, 50-pound big-time-loser, and Natalie Fournier, photographer and performance artist. Janice: You are bold and brave, in your underwear … and clearly making a statement about your body, the collective […]

Weight Loss Motivation: How to Stay Permanently Inspired and Jazzed

How to Stay Permanently Jazzed? Diet Like an Olympic Swimmer. by Janice Taylor, Hypno-Coach*, Author, 50-pound big-time-loser! As is the case with many of us, we decide to lose weight because we are disgusted, depressed, in self-hating mode and vow […]

Dead Weight: Lose It Now!

How much dead weight are you carrying around with you? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, 50-pound big-time-loser I suspect you are unaware, as was I, that dead weight is heavy, both metaphorically and literally, and that we […]

Salmonella: Killer or Cancer Cure?

Salmonella Sleuthing: It’s Not All Bad by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, 50-pound big-time-loser, eternal optimist With all this talk of toxic and noxious tomatoes and jalapeno peppers, as well as Salmonella poisoning, this Beliefnet blogger, determined to unearth […]

The Blueberry Cure: slow aging, prevent cancer, fight infection, end constipation

Unassuming Blueberries: Powerful Little Disease Busters by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, 50 Pound Big-Time-Loser Whether you want to bust a disease, age gracefully, or are simply in need of a tush-kickin’ recipe, this yum delicious blog-post is for […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Top 10 Tush-Kickin’ Permanent Fat Removal Tips

Our Lady of Weight Loss has whispered (and sometimes yelled) at least a gazillion Permanent Fat Removal (a.k.a. weight loss) tips to me as I ‘let go’ of 50 extra pounds on my journey to Sveltesville over these past seven […]

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