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How to Survive the Exhausted Modern World

Did you know that Workplace accidents and errors peak at exactly the same times that our circadian rhythms cause a drop in alertness – between 2 and 5 p.m.! “Think what a better world it would be if we all, […]

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A baker’s dozen…13 #MayaAngelou Quotes to Live By

The news that Maya Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday, spread like wildfire.  Together, we mourn the loss of a giant, a warrior. At the age of 86, her spirit left her body, but her […]

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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The One-Minute Vacation!

I am fairly certain that the most underutilized resource we have is our imagination, which is why I invite you to imagine.  Imagine a one minute vacation! Imagine what it might be like to live in a world where there […]

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Warning: The 6 Benefits of Gratitude May Cause Happiness

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

#OneWord Thursday: Dissatisfaction

Does this quote ring true? If one’s life is so unsatisfying that an unhealthy activity brings a shred of happiness, it is nigh impossible to give it up unless something that brings greater happiness can be enjoyed in its stead. […]

Mom Had a Stroke

This past Saturday evening, my 96 year-young-at-heart mother, Harriet, suffered a massive stroke while on the telephone with my husband. Mom was happily chatting away with her favorite (and only) son-in-law, sharing all the news of her day.  She’d attended […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Mother on the Verge

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

Interview w. Award Winning Writer, Racelle Rosett: Dying, Living and Surviving Breast Cancer

Racelle Rosett, winner of the WGA award for thirtysomething, recipient of both the Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Prize for Jewish short fiction and the Lilith Fiction Prize, author of the critically acclaimed book “Moving Waters,” breast cancer survivor and blogger shares […]

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

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

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

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

Enthusiastic Failure !!!

Fear is without question the most common type of emotional block. There is … Fear of feeling stupid, Fear of asking dumb questions, Fear of success, Fear of intimacy, Fear of bankruptcy, Fear of rejection, Fear of death, Fear of […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Disappointing Quotes that Inspire

Disappointment: The feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the non-fulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations. This week, while working with one of my clients, she had a major aHa moment!  She realized that one of the reasons that she […]

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 […]

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, […]

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! […]

Play: ‘Angels of Love’ Weight Loss Puzzle and Lose

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled:  Angels of Love is Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s Valentine to YOU! As you click through “Angels of Love,” meditate on loving-kindness, and chew on this: Love is whole and complete; […]

The Elder Care Blues: Things Could Be Worse … and, they will be.

The thing about life is that life has a life of its own, and you just never know when ‘life’s life’ is going to show up and where ‘it’ is going to take you.   For the most part the unexpected […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Remove Obstacles, Big or Small (easier than you think)

It is said that wherever there is Ganesh, there is success and prosperity; and wherever there is success and prosperity, there is a Ganesh. Ganesh, the Hindu deity, is the lord of wisdom, intelligence, education, luck and fortune, gates, doors, […]

13 Quotes – Honoring Mother Theresa’s 101st Birthday

As I understand it, when Mother Theresa was asked if she would march in an anti-war protest, she declined.  She said, however, that she would march for peace.  We manifest what we focus on.  Focusing on war even in the […]

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 […]

Balanced Life – Why You’ll Want to Unplug

Yesterday, I woke up.  Yes, presumably a good way to begin the day!  BUT, I was immediately met with the DRILLING! “They” were breaking up and tarring the streets.   The noise level, I am willing to bet, was close to […]

The Dash Diet – The ultimate sexy plan? Seriously?

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

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

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

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 […]

Is the Unlucky End Here? Rapture, May 21 + Bad Luck, Friday the 13th

Have you heard?  Rapture is upon us. According to Family Radio’s Reverend Harold Camping, the second coming of Jesus Christ is scheduled for May 21, 2011.  Camping tells us that on that date, at 6 p.m. exactly, a massive earthquake […]

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

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

Motivational Monday – Resentment. Anger. Potatoes?

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

Happiness of Heaven

This Sunday JigSaw “Weight Loss” Art by Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, is inspired by the Sun. May the Sun shine on you. May the perfect happiness of heaven be yours.

Insomnia Cookies: 25 Tips to Better Sleep

Are you getting enough sleep? Restful sleep? Tired? Maybe even exhausted? The Our Lady of Weight Loss Snooze Factory has 25 tips for you that are sure to help!

What does Whoopi weigh? A sundae puzzle.

What does Whoopi Goldberg weigh? What’s your number? How do you feel about that?What does the scale really measure?

Quick Weight Loss Center

Quick Weight Loss Center: Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to set yourself free.

St. Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu: Eat, Have Sex, Lose Weight!!!

St. Valentine’s Day is next Saturday, February 14th (as if you didn’t know), and I wanted to be sure to get your dinner menu to you now, giving you enough time to think the evening through, create your shopping list, […]

Your Moment of ‘Ahhhhhhh’ – Be Happy

I am diligently working on my “Fill Up On Happiness” e-diet plan … launching next week! … and in so searching for happiness, I came across this one minute video that I do believe is a good way to start […]

Recession Proof Foods: Cheap n’ Easy Recipes

Recession or No Recession, You Still Gotta Eat! by Janice Taylor As the news of the recession hits hard and food prices continue to climb, some of us are worried that we may not be able to feed our families […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 … […]

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 […]

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 […]

Go Healthy: 13 Cooking Tips

On Your Mark, Get Ready, GO HEALTHY! – Simple and Easy Tips by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader, 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for free consult!) People ask me about my eating habits. They’re […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Get Jiggy: My Dog Whispers, Too.

This jiggy jigsaw puzzle by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser was inspired by the TV show, The Dog Whisperer. Hi All, I’m a big slow on the up-take and only watched the […]

Oats: Exfoliate, Ingest or Sow?

Oats: Grown in the U.S.A. by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! History: As long ago as 7,000 B.C. – in ancient China – man was cultivating his oats (not sowing them). The […]

My Soul Has A Hair Style

My Soul Has a Hair Style … As Does Michelle’s, Cindy’s and Hillary’s! by Janice Taylor, Life Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound Big-Time-Loser I’m having a ‘nervous breakdown.’ Somewhat dramatic – but nonetheless, in the midst of a rather […]

Ever-Increasing Waistline: Latest Report says 37 States Fatter than Ever

F as in Big FAT Paradigm Shift Needed – FAST! NOW! HURRY! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound Big-Time-Loser I’m not surprised that America is fatter than ever! Or that the latest report, F […]

Betty Boop: Sexy, Dangerous and Spreading Sugar In the Ghetto

Betty Boop No Longer Virtuous by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author of the Our Lady of Weight Loss books, and 50-pound big-time-loser. Betty Boop, the first and quite possibly the most famous animated sex symbol was […]

Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken

I’ve Got to Be Me! You’ve Got to be You! By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Blogger and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for free consult) I’ve ‘borrowed’ the above classic Oscar Wilde quote, “Be […]

Get Jiggy: Seeing Red

Our Lady Sees Red is illustrated by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author and blogger. (write Janice for a free consult) “Out of the ash I rise with my red hair and eat men like air.” ~ […]

“Katrina Pounds”: Broken Zippers, Broken Dreams

Devastation, Hopelessness, FEMA Food and Fat… Three years later. by Janice Taylor, Renegade Weight Loss Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Blogger and 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for Free Consult) On August 23, 2005, Hurricane Katrina pounded her way through the […]

Consciousness: An Artful Puzzle Worth Pondering

Optical Delusion of Consciousness by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound big-time-loser and artist, was inspired by the following quote from Albert Einstein. (write Janice for free consultation) “A human being is a part of […]

What Were YOU Expecting? Health? Happiness? Huh?

It’s All Good. Or is it? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for free consult.) It is called the Pygmalion effect and it’s a fact: If you expect the worst, […]

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 […]

Has Your Body Betrayed You? Stressed Out and Hungry?

Hormones, Stressors, and Evolutionary Times by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. (write for free consultation) When we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of […]

Hungry and Cranky After School

Starving Children Tip Fridge by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. If you had lunch at 11:30 a.m. (or even earlier) and the next time you had access to food was 3:00 in-the-afternoon, what would […]

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, […]

Get Jiggy: Fish Oil Lady (a jigsaw puzzle that promotes happy weight loss)

A Jiggy Note from Our Lady of Weight Loss “Fish Oil Lady,” this week’s JigSaw Puzzle was created by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author of the Our Lady of Weight Loss Books, 50-pound big-time-loser. The inspiration for this […]

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 […]

Floss and Brush: Lower Real Age by 6.4 Years & Lose Weight

Your Mouth: Gateway to Weight Loss by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, author, 50-pound big-time-loser Flossing and brushing promote weight loss. Taste and food particles linger in your mouth and can trigger the desire to eat. If you can’t […]

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 […]

NYC Chains Post Calorie Count: BUT Does anyone know what a calorie is?

A round of 850 calorie Cinnabons for all! by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet.com blogger and 50 pound big-time-loser. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing his best to hold us (individuals and restaurants) accountable for the amount of high-fat, high-calorie foods we […]

Eat All Day : Lose Weight

The Meal: Whose idea was it anyway? by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger and 50 pound big-time-loser. Did cavemen eat three squares? Whatever its origin, three meals a day – for me – is a thing of the past. I instinctively […]

Ward Off Wrinkles ~ from Fish Waste to Hypnosis

Splash! Sip! & Wash! By Janice Taylor Here are six (count ’em! six!!) mind-twisting, wrinkle-reducing tips that are sure to smooth and soothe. Smelly Fish Parts: I know, it sounds fishy, but no – it’s scientific! Word out from the […]

Fat Words that Burn

In an effort to understand people who insist upon using BIG words, this Beliefnet blogger signed up for Word of The Day from Dictionary.com I LOVE FAT … words! I am particularly enamored with ‘fat’ and ‘food’ words. I find […]

Behind the Peel: Star Fruit (Video & Recipe!)

Watch and Whip Your Way to Stardom!This Beliefnet blogger loves fruits of all kinds … especially The Star Fruit! Watch this totally refreshing and entertaining TELL ALL video – whip up a bowl of Sassy Star Fruit Salad and Be […]

Laughter Cracks the Cosmic Egg

This Beliefnet blogger wants to know … What happens in your brain in response to a sidesplitting, tear inducing, stomach aching, diaphragm exercising laugh? Laugh Yourself Skinny Researchers at the University College London Institute of Neurology found that as study […]

Snap Your Weigh Thin: Be A Foto Food Journalist

A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words (and can miraculously remove 3 ounces of excess weight) by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger. Food journaling keeps us honest. It helps us to keep track of what we eat and identify when and […]

Frozen, Paralyzed and Swallowed Up by Fear

When this Beliefnet blogger tells her “I quit my secure job of 17 years to become our country’s premiere Weight Loss Artist Story” inevitably people want to know: Had she lost her mind? Was she filled with fear or was […]

DROWNING in DRAMA

I’m STUCK, SWIMMING, DROWNING in My DRAMA and I CAN’T GET UP. from Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach and Beliefnet Blogger. Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss (and Janice), I am OUT of CONTROL. Honestly … OUT OF CONTROL. […]

A YUM Delicious Day: Graciously Gingered and Powerfully Pineapple

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” ~ Galatians 5:22 A YUM Delicious Day! from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger Pineapples are juicy, delicious and good for you, too. They are loaded […]

Kill Your Appetite . . . Now!

Instead of trying to kill your appetite (no need to be so violent) and treating it as though it were your mortal enemy, this Beliefnet blogger made friends with her appetite! Consider making appetite your friend. A valuable, intelligent friend […]

Was the Spirit Speaking to Me?

The Birds Sing a Song of Hope from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger. I had the immense pleasure of attending my first Quaker meeting a few weeks ago. As it was explained to me, Quakers believe that the “inner light of […]

The Laws of Unattraction!

<img alt="ART%20Stop.jpg" src="http://blog.beliefnet.com/ourladyofweightloss/ART%20Stop.jpg" width="293" height="450" style="float:left;margin7px;" The Laws of Unattraction: Top 10 Appealing, Eye-Catching and Attractive Tips On How to STOP Being Unattractive from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger. Chances are you’ve heard about the Laws of Attraction. The basic concept […]

The Schmooze Yourself Silly Diet

I realized, while schmoozing at an event, that I was having such a good time talking to everyone, one by one, sometimes two at a time, that food became secondary. Before I knew it, the evening was over, and I’d […]

Crazy ATES: Eight Points of LITE from The Naturally Thin

As I travel the road to Sveltesville and share my new book, All Is Forgiven, Move On and chew the fat with Our Lady of Weight Loss fans, one of the comments I have repeatedly heard is this: “I wish […]

Iced Coffee Saved Me! (and a recipe)

faToid: In the 17th century, coffee was banned in Ottoman Turkey, because it was believed to activate rebellious political activities! Lost, Dry and Frizzy! from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet blogger. I have no sense of direction, whether on the road to […]

Claim What’s Yours!

How to Pump and Use Your Assertiveness Muscle: Lessons from the Road to Sveltesville – In preparation for my trip this blogger made certain that her ASSERTIVENESS muscle is pumped and ready for action. Yes, I said, assertiveness muscle – […]

Watermelon Straight Up: mouth-watering, nutritional thoughts and a recipe!

faToid ~ Early explorers used watermelons as canteens. Dig it! Watermelon season is here. From May through-out the summer, the best, sweetest and most delicious fruit ever is readily available. AND at 46 calories per cup, you’re gettin’ a whole […]

Downloadable SIGN of the TIMES: Kryptonite

Kryptonite – (yes, the thing that done in Superman) – comes in all colors, sizes and textures! This Warning brought to you by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet blogger. While discussing ice cream with Pam*, a client of mine, we realized that […]

McDonald’s … You Are “McKilling” Me!

<img alt="ART%20McDonalds.jpg" src="http://blog.beliefnet.com/ourladyofweightloss/ART%20McDonalds.jpg" width="300" height="250" style="float:left;margin7px;" A “Beef” that I Must Express; Not Suppress – McDonald’s Coupons are Sending an Unsolicited Fat Ripple throughout my Weight Loss Community by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet blogger! My Beef with McDonald’s was ignited after […]

Chewing the Fat: “My daughter is FAT and it’s MY FAULT (says my husband).”

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

Ceremonial Chocolate En “LITE”-ens!

How might you change your relationship to chocolate and make it a part of your every day life in the spirit of health, energy and self-empowerment? Janice Taylor, Chief Beliefnet Chocoholic tells all! A great many of us are chocolate […]

How NOT to Burn Down the House or Poison Your Guests ~ Grilling Season is Upon Us (plus Jigsaw Puzzle supplement)

GET SMOKIN’ from Janice Taylor, Belifnet Blogger It’s time to clean up and heat up the grill, gather your friends and get smokin’. While cooking with fire – an ancient cooking technique – is adventurous and fun, there are a […]

Have Mercy on My Soul: Am I a Bad Cat Mother? You decide!

<img alt="ART%20cat.jpg" src="http://blog.beliefnet.com/ourladyofweightloss/ART%20cat.jpg" width="317" height="216" style="float:left;margin7px;" BAD CAT MOTHER: Why hath thou forsaken me? by Janice Taylor for Beliefnet I speak not of Mary, God, my angels, my husband nor my children. I speak of my cat, Rayne. Rayne, cat […]

Optional Suffering

I do believe that a great many of us have a deep-seated belief that in order to permanently remove excess weight we need to suffer. I am here to assure you that Permanent Fat Removal does not equal suffering! How […]

Sunday’s Puzzle and … Porky, Jumbo and Butterball ~ The sad history of dieting.

Have you ever wondered when people started to obsess about food and weight? There was a time when no one ‘dieted’ and nasty fat words didn’t exist. Oh yeah – cave men didn’t call each other fat slobs. Those types […]

The Origins of the Birthday Cake … YUMMY! Have a sliver.

Yes, today is my birthday! I’m such a baby. When I was a kid, I did a 100 day countdown. I announced it at breakfast each and every morning for 100 days. My brothers nearly killed me. You can imagine. […]

All Is Forgiven, Move On

Seven years ago, Our Lady of Weight Loss, patron saint of permanent fat removal, came to my rescue at one of those group meetings where people obsess about food and weight. With a quick twist of my neck, she performed […]

How to Get Unstuck & Miraculously and Mysteriously Melt the Fat Away NOW!

Are you stuck? In a ‘bad’ mood? Feeling blue? Discouraged? Are those old feelings of defeat surfacing? Are you covered in crumbs and you don’t know how it happened? Is the Fat Monster about to take over? Here is a […]

Foods That Make Us Happy

<img alt="ART%20Happiness.jpg" src="http://blog.beliefnet.com/ourladyofweightloss/ART%20Happiness.jpg" width="180" height="252" style="float:left;margin7px;" What is happiness? Are we as happy as we make up our minds to be? Is there truly an opportunity to find something positive in every event and everyone? I’d like to believe that […]

AND THE WINNER IS … (drum roll please)

Hi Y’all … as you may recall, a contest was a brewin’! You answered the question, “What Foods Do You Find Irresistible?” – and your name was tossed into the proverbial hat. The prize was ME. Without further ado, my […]

Get Me to Your Church on Time

Permanent Fat Removal is the Ultimate Spiritual Journey. At its heart, permanent fat removal is a spiritual matter. It is a journey that takes one from a place of despair, depression, and defeat … into the “LITE.” The light of […]

The Art of Imperfection: Seven Simple and Imperfect Ways to Crumple Up and Make Messy Your Perfectionism

No one is perfect… that’s why pencils have erasers. ~ Author Unknown “What’s wrong with perfectionism?” you ask. “PLENTY,” I answer! … which, by the way, makes perfectionism totally imperfect. Perfection is often linked with achievement, painstaking awareness to detail. […]

A HUMP-Day Tune … It’s about forgiveness!

Dromesburg, Kick in the Tush Club community member, added her pick to the “MUSIC: What’s Your Song” discussion board.She writes, “Recently, I’ve had Don Henley’s “The Heart of the Matter” stuck in my head. “I think it’s about forgiveness…” – […]

A No Jiggle/No Wiggle Jiggy JigSaw Puzzle

The Mighty Jigsaw Puzzle not only keeps your hands busy, but it awakens and exercises the mind. You can work on your fine motor skills and eye-to-hand coordination without using a fork! Medical research shows that people who keep their […]

Can You Be Too Happy?

How much happiness is enough? Are we too happy? Am I too happy? (Something new for me to fret over; add to my list of neuroses.)A recent and interesting study, which caught my happy eye, published in December in the […]

Java Junkies Rejoice

<img alt="OL-of-Coffee.gif" src="http://blog.beliefnet.com/ourladyofweightloss/OL-of-Coffee.gif" width="372" height="365" style="float:right;margin7px;" As I was sippin' my morning mega-mug a' joe (more than a cup for me, please), I remembered one of my all time favorite yum-delicious smoothies and whipped up a blender full. There’s enough […]

Finally, I yelled, “HONEY! CAN I LICK YOUR SALAMI?”

If You Bite It, You Must Write It Dear OLofWL ~ Someone told me – I do believe it was YOU – that I am responsible for what goes in my mouth and that I need to ‘count’ everything – […]

The Office: Work Place -or- Breeding Ground for Fat Thighs, Soft Stomachs and Spreading Rumps

I’ve received a number of pleas from Kick in the Tush Club members – desperate to find an answer to their office food situations. From co-workers (even bosses) foisting food upon them, to the ubiquitous parties – it’s just too […]

Yours in Tears – in response to Therese, Beyond Blue!

I read Therese’s Beyond Blue post (re: crying in the office) and responded to it! Here follows my response … particularly important for those who want to weigh-less. If you want to/need to/have to cry, let it out … don’t […]

Kick Those Dreary Blues Away

Dear OLofWL ~ Yahoo, spring is here. Time to go outside and soak in some rays, and while I understand that overexposure to the sun causes sunburn, wrinkles, freckles, skin texture changes, dilated blood vessels, and skin cancer(s), I STILL […]

A GIFT from OLofWL that Will Keep You Outta’ the Fridge!

<img alt="ART%20looking%20for%3F.jpg" src="http://blog.beliefnet.com/ourladyofweightloss/ART%20looking%20for%3F.jpg" width="216" height="216" style="float:left;margin7px;" After reading yesterday's blog post "The Answer,” Our Lady of Weight Loss suggested that I create a gift for you. Something that would give you cause to pause, a moment to reflect and ponder […]

Our Lady of the Half Baked Apple

faToid It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce one 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 […]

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