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Make It or Break It: Why are you keeping your fat clothes?

My mother-in-law said, “Why are you giving away your fat clothes? What will you do when you gain it back?” And I replied …

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Miss Universe 2009: What does she eat? (video)

If you want to glow beautiful like Miss Universe, then you must read this! Food news and diet tips from Our Lady of Weight Loss!

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Sundae Puzzle: How to wake up happy

Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to set your ‘internal clock’ to happy. Wake up with a smile on your face, energized and ready to go. Here’s how!

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Neuroscience: You cannot break a habit.

When your old habits kick in, what will you do? Our Lady of Weight Loss offers important information and motivates like no other!

Diet Tip: How to get rid of dead weight.

How much dead weight are you carrying around with you? How is it stopping you from moving forward? Want to get rid of it? Our Lady of Weight Loss leads the way.

Astrological Sweet Spot: 100 Calorie Peach Cobbler (Recipe)

As your moon rises over Miami, and you settle into your astrological “sweet spot,” Our Lady of Weight Loss serves up 100 calorie Peach Cobbler.

More to Love, Episode 4: Are you good or are you bad?

Was the “More to Love Good/Bad Game” unnecessarily cruel or just stupid? You decide!

A Flat Belly Diet and Sassy Water Prayer

Want to have a flat belly?

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?

Woodstock: The Minister, God and Me

Angry mother sends depressed teenager off to Woodstock with hippy-dippie minister and church youth group. Is God navigating? You decide.

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?

Whoopi Goldberg weighs in at 174.

Whoopi Goldberg announced her weight this morning on The View. 174 pounds! And you? Do you have the courage to say the number out loud?

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?

Kick in the Tush Monday: One degree makes all the difference VIDEO

Kick in the Tush MONDAY … for those who need or might enjoy a Kick in the Tush. A dash of inspiration, a pinch of motivation to get your energized each and every Monday morning.

Paris may not be Jacko’s daughter after all

Get down and jiggy with Our Lady of Weight Loss, as she brings you up to date on today’s hot topics: Is Mark Lesser Paris father? How bad was the Tokyo Earthquake? How might you keep your hands out of the cookie jar!

Kelly Clarkson SELF Magazine

Did SELF magazine digitize Kelly Clarkson too thin? Did SELF magazine go too far?

True or False: Our body produces ‘aspirin.’

True or False: Our body produces ‘aspirin.’ Tune-into Our Lady of Weight Loss for today’s Miracle Cure! Delicious, nutritious, informative and fun.

Are fat people doormats?

Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to take her ‘doormat quiz,’ and determine whether you are super-empowered, strong enough, somewhat stable, or the “biggest namby-pamby ever!”

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!

Sexy 101: 9 One-Size-Fits-All Tips on How to Let Your Sexy Rip

Want to walk with confidence, love yourself, look good in clothes and ooze sexy? Our Lady of Weight Loss has 9 sexy secrets to share with you.

Happy Birthday Obama: Sugar-free Cake for the President

In honor of Obama’s birthday, Weight Loss Artist Janice Taylor, creates a fat-free, carb-free, sugar-free cake for the President.

Stressed to Refreshed: 7 simple things to do.

Letting go of stress is easier than you might imagine. Janice Taylor, coach and hypnotist, offers 7 simple things to do to move you from stressed to refreshed.

Quick Weight Loss Centers report: Watermelon juice key to weight loss.

Warning: The following information is not pretty, but it could be the key to your weight loss success.

Jigsaw Heaven: Creative Weight Loss

Jigsaw Heaven: This week’s puzzle is inspired by National Watermelon Day! Something beautiful and heavenly to keep your hands and mind busy.

Weight Loss Fun: Bizarre August Holidays

Our Lady of Weight Loss religiously cracks open her Bizarre Holiday calendar, meticulously combs through it as she zeros in on her top 5 holiday picks. She then joyously begins planning her themed parties, proving once again that Weight Loss can be FUN!!!

Thunder Pants, Under Pants: A Weighty Weigh-In

Kick in the Tush Club member in good standing, “Thunder Pants,” confesses her ‘weighty sins’ to Our Lady of Weight Loss and receives forgiveness. What’s your dietary sin?

Quick Weight Loss Center

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

Breathe Away the Pounds: One breath at a time.

Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to breathe away the pounds, get energized and jump head first into life.

National Lasagna Day

Our Lady of Weight Loss celebrates National Lasagna Day with a noodle and a prayer. Join her!

More to Love FOX: Wheel of rejection?

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, puts a humorous fat-melting spin on the cookie cutter, diced and spliced TV reality show, More to Love.

More to Love: Empower or exploit?

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, wonders, “Will Fox’s new TV show, “More to Love,” exploit or empower women?

Kim and Kloe Kardashian: How to turn a 15-minute sex tape into a ‘miracle’ weight loss cure

As Kim and Kloe Kardashian launch their new diet product, “Quick Trim” – a lemonade cleanse set to hit the GNC shelves in August – Our Lady of Weight Loss offers a red-hot Kick in the Tush!

Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act? Think Again.

Our Lady of Weight Loss: Sometimes free isn’t really free. So … before you take up Mars Candy on their offer to give a quarter million people per week a free piece of candy, you might want to consider the actual cost of eating a high calorie, sugar and fat ladened bar.

Lemon Angel: Healing Elixir from Heaven

What do you do when life hands you lemons? Make lemonade? How about something more imaginative, exotic? With or without the Absolut Citron, this amazing cocktail from Shoes & Cocktails, “Watermelon Lemonade,” refreshes and revitalizes. The Ingredients/Recipe: Serves 3 or […]

Desensitizing the Word of God: Weight loss sabotage?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ While surfing the Beliefnet website I stumbled upon your blog some time back and have become a fan, a ‘regular.’ Your daily musings are a perfect blend of weight loss motivation, solid information […]

Fat TV: Dance Your Ass Off

Buckle your extra wide seat belts folks, because this summer is gonna’ be a fatty ride! Given the enormous popularity of The Biggest Loser, one could have predicted that a plethora of ‘fat’ TV shows would be populating the airwaves. […]

Basil & Spice: Janice Taylor Drops 50, Tells All

I am excited to share with you a wonderful interview that Basil & Spice, the #1 syndicated blog site about authors and books on healthy living, posted this morning. The interview happens to be with Janice Taylor (oh, that’s me!), […]

Solar Eclipse: How to Invoke the Power of the New Moon

Admittedly, astrology is not my strong suit; reinvention, transformation and permanent fat removal are. However, I can tell you with certainly that tonight’s Solar Eclipse New Moon offers a unique, perhaps once in a lifetime opportunity, to ignite your wheels […]

Drop Dead Diva: Judging Fat People

Once upon a time, many fat moons ago, when I was at my heaviest in all possible ways (both body and soul), I took a mid-day break from the madness. Dressed loosely in what could have been characterized as a […]

Sunday Puzzle: Love Your Inner Chubby Child

This week’s Sunday JigSaw Puzzle entitled “Love Your Inner Chubby Child” was inspired by Our Lady of Weight Loss’s yesterday blog-post. “Fat Daughter: A Punishment from God.” Even though I have permanently removed 50 pounds of excess weight, my inner […]

Fat Daughter: A Punishment from God?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ My daughter is fat and it is breaking my heart. Please help me to help her lose weight. ~ Parent of Fat Child WARNING: My head is spinning, and it may well explode. […]

Weight Loss God Wink? No Excuses?

Do you believe in God Winks? The dictionary meaning of a God wink is “something taken as evidence that a higher power is at work; a coincidence.” SQuire Rushnell, author of “When God Winks at New Beginnings,” Beliefnet blogger brother, […]

Couch Potatoes Rejoice: Comedies burn calories

For those of us who love to snuggle in, hunker down and watch a good flick, I’ve got some interesting information to share with you. University of Mississippi researchers found that ‘movie munchers’ ingested 28% more buttered popcorn when watching […]

Appetites: Filling the Empty Void

Generally speaking, I am an optimist. My glass is half full, and I truly live in a state of gratitude for all that I do have. I am a happy person, living the rules of happiness. Nevertheless, I am not […]

Gastric Bypass Surgery: How much is ‘fat’ costing America?

This afternoon I stumbled upon an interesting article in the Las Vegas Sun that got me all fired up as it posed the following question: “If gastric bypass saved you money for morbidly obese people to have weight loss surgery, […]

Passionate Living 101: Burn fat & live life large

Motivation is not task driven. It’s all about emotion. It’s fire driven. In order to permanently lose weight, we need to be passionate. And … you’ve got to fuel your passion (just like you have to fuel your body and […]

Drop Dead Diva: Thin Girl Dies, Steps Into Fat Suit

Drop Dead Diva, starring the uber-talented and lovely Brooke Elliott, premiered on Lifetime last night, and let me say right up front, this Beliefnet.com blogger LOVED IT! I mean, who doesn’t love a good transformation! The Premise: Deb, a blonde, […]

The Secret Power of Ganesh: Remover of obstacles (belly fat or otherwise)

As Our Lady of Weight Loss was moving into a state of bliss on a leisurely and contemplative stroll on the “Road to Svelvesille,” she bumped into Lord Ganesh, the oh-so-chubby and wise, elephant headed Hindi God, who is best […]

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 […]

Does God want you to be fat?

Did you know that approximately ninety percent of Americans believe in God? Yes, it’s true and many people also feel that God has a unique purpose for their lives. Their sense of the divine and their sense of destiny are […]

How to Ward Off the Afternoon Slump

Are you sinking fast? Is your motivation, enthusiasm and energy coming to a screeching halt? As you blood sugar starts its downward spiral, your body clock slowly shifts into its natural lull. You are tempted to stick your hand into […]

Diets don’t work: Transformational journeys do

Do you want to manifest deep, lasting and significant change? Do you want to permanently remove those excess pounds? Do you want to step out of your fat suit? Then you must journey inward, take a good honest look at […]

Miley Cyrus happy, healthy and pregnant?

The cyber-airwaves are humming this morning with “Is Miley Cyrus carrying Jonas Brothers, Nick’s love child?” rumors. True or not, it brings to the forefront an important topic, “pregnancy weight,” and presents an opportunity to remember what one needs to […]

Diets don’t work: A kick in the tush does.

Reconnecting with Your Motivation 101: Food for thought from Our Lady of Weight Loss, patron saint of permanent fat removal and Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Beliefnet.com Motivation doesn’t always come easy, particularly when it involves habits and addictions. (Yes, […]

Happy Weight Loss: 10 Sunny Ways to Make Your Day A Good One

This Beliefnet blogger asked Kick in the Tush Club members to answer the following question, “What is your good morning recipe?”And Sunny Gal answered! Good goin’ Sunny Gal! Thanks!!!!10 Sunny Ways to Make Your Day a Good One!1. A good […]

Coach Yourself Thin: How difficult is your weight loss journey?

Today’s weight loss question was inspired by The North Wind from Aesop’s Fables. The North Wind boasted of great strength. The Sun argued that there was great power in gentleness. “We shall have a contest,” said the Sun. Far below, […]

Earth Hour Las Vegas (video)

dFor those who participated in Earth Hour (and for those who did not) here follows a link to Earth Hour Las Vegas, as well as Earth Hour Kuwait, San Francisco and more! Videos galore!For more green, energy saving ideas …… […]

THE COLOR GREEN: Sound Judgment. Stability. St. Patrick.

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and this blogger is curious how the color green is going to affect her day. The Psychodynamics of Green by Janice Taylor Color can create balance and harmony within us, on all levels: physical, mental, emotional […]

Financial Crisis: 5 Money Rituals that Increase Cash Flow

In these financial tight times, Our Lady of Weight Loss requested that I share her 5 favorite money rituals with you. She feels confident that these rituals will not only keep the money flowing and returning to you, but will […]

Friday the 13th: Scared? You Should Be!!!

Friday the 13th is the most widespread superstition in America! AND – hold onto your unlucky hats – there appear to be three such happenings on our 2009 calendar: February 13, March 13, and November 13. For those of you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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: 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 … […]

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! […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Miracle Pears – Always Delicious and Nutritious

She’s Got Quite a Pear! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser!! But square-cut or pear-shape, these rocks don’t lose their shape! ~ Leo Robin (1900-1984), U.S. songwriter. “Diamonds Are […]

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 […]

The Egg Story – Food for Thought

Scrambled Eggs by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound big-time-loser. 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, […]

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 […]

Laughing at Longevity

Wise Crackin’ and Young at Heart by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. Dr. Andrew Weill, whom I absolutely adore for so many reasons – his voice, his beard, his impressive knowledge – […]

LOVE Pure and Simple: No Sugar Coating Necessary

“Joy” says it best! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50 pound big-time-loser. Here follows an e-mail from Joy, a Kick in the Tush Club member, and fan of Our Lady of Weight Loss. Please […]

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 […]

Got the End of Summer Blues? The One Minute Cure

I’ve got the “End of Summer Blues” and I’ve got ’em bad! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. As the light days of summer shorten, and the temperature moves from hot to […]

Boost Happiness: Serve Life with A Cherry On Top (JigSaw Sundae)

I’ll Have a Platterful of Life, Pretty Please with a Cherry On Top! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Teacher and 50-pound big-time-loser. This week’s Jiggy JigSaw Sundae (oops, Freudian typo) is served with a […]

Your Belief System: Your Weight

A Penny to Change Your Thoughts by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. What is a Belief System? A belief system is a series of ideas that your mind has organized in order […]

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.” ~ […]

Michael Phelps Flakes Out!

And the sugar-coated gold medal goes to . . . by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for a free consult) Did you hear? Michael Phelps is going to share top billing with […]

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 […]

Fatty Liver: Might YOU Have One?

Try On Health: See how it fits! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for Free Consultation) Fatty Liver Disease This past week, Kick in the Tush Club member Pat L. wrote […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beat Stress or Cultivate Inner-Peace

Which would you prefer to do today? Beat stress or cultivate inner-peace? Calming words from Janice Taylor. Words have an amazingly strong affect on our bodies and minds. Our unconscious mind (also known as subconscious) processes the words we hear […]

Lose Weight: How big is your ‘want’ power muscle?

Land of the Lost and Found Pounds by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Health and Happiness Blogger Once upon a time a chubby young woman was wandering about in the Land of the Lost and Found Pounds thinking self-deprecating thoughts when she […]

MARSHMALLOWS: Carb-Free. Sugar-Free. Our Lady APPROVED!

Food News from Janice Taylor. There’s a New Marshmallow in Town. I happened across a bag of La Nouba (No Sugar/ No Carbs) marshmallows at the check out counter at my local market. I was skeptical. “Hmmmm,” I wondered, “How […]

Jigsaw Crazy: NUTS!

I’m a Nut (source: “The World’s Best Funny Songs”, Esther J. Nelson, 1988; this song is called “Acorn Brown” in “The Worm Song and Other Tasty Tunes, Janet Wilson, 1993.) I’m a little acorn round (make circle with thumb and […]

July 4: Holiday Pig Out Special

What???? HUH? Is Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Guru, the voice of Our Lady of Weight Loss, 50-pound big-time-loser, Beliefnet health & happiness blogger extraordinaire telling us that it’s okay to pig out? “You have to love a nation that celebrates […]

Willpower vs. Want-Power

There is no such thing as willpower. If the cake calls your name, who amongst us has the willpower to just say, “no!?” We are more than likely than not to cave in and eat it! Want Power means that […]

Comfort Food: Mango Mania

Rejoice the Mango! from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger Mangoes have been around for at least 4,000 years. They grow on huge trees and the mango fruit gracefully hangs down like an upside-down lollipop on a very long stem. They are […]

It’s about your life, not your fat.

A number of readers have asked me for more details about my travels on the rocky road to Sveltesville, wanting me to further share my secrets that led me from a size 18 to a size 4, and how I […]

Go Retro * Cool Down * Save Money (plus bonus video)

Heat Be Gone!This Beliefnet Blogger is too young to remember but …Once upon a time, many years ago, there were no air-conditioners. (I can hear the gasps!) It’s true. No air-conditioners! How did ‘they’ get through the dog-days of summer […]

Creative Acts of Health & Wellness: Stir It Up Happy at the Work Place

Be an angel, would ya’? Spread the word (not the icing!). by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger A Creative Act of Health and Wellness is something that we do that brings health and wellness into our lives and into the lives […]

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 […]

TRANSITIONS: Photos from the Road

Hey Y’all … Remember the “What Food Do You Find Irresistible?“ contest that Beliefnet sponsored for me, blogger extraordinare :)? Well … last night the winner got ME and signed copies of All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of […]

This Is NUTS!!!!

This Beliefnet blogger went nuts when she thought her beloved nuts were not going to accompany her on the road to Sveltesville … Until … Our Lady of Weight Loss whispered to her, “True enough, little nutty one. Nuts are […]

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 […]

What’s Your Favorite Movie Food Scene? (you could WIN BIG.)

The GREAT book giveaway! Answer this really great, fun question: What is your favorite food scene in a movie? … and you could WIN a signed copy of the greatest permanent fat removal book ever written. “All Is Forgiven, Move […]

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 – […]

Your Weekly Jiggy Jig Saw Puzzle that WILL take you into your “LITE”

<a Hey All … This blogger is about to take off on “The Forgiveness Tour” and BLOG ABOUT IT! Follow my two week journey INTO the “LITE,” as I blog about airplane food, how to travel “LITE” and return “LITE” […]

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 […]

A Memorial Day Special ~ Guilt free vs. Gluttony. Your Choice!

Resist Temptation! Forego the burgers and fries … Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner. Here are some guilt-free Righteous Recipes that will most definitely get you through this grillin’ holiday minus the guilt and gluttony. Set your intention […]

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 […]

Danger In the Cockpit

Whether you love to travel or not, the most efficient way to get from here to way over there is via flight. Not on the wings of an eagle, rather via a small seat in a crowded plane that is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Answer

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 […]

Chocolate Always and Forever

Janice here, reporting in from Kripala Yoga & Health Center, the Berkshires, Massachusetts, where I am in the midst of leading a workshop entitled “Into the Lite: The Hypnosis Diet for Health, Weight Loss and Well-Being.” There are thirty tush-kickin’ […]

Feeling a Bit Like a Puffy Blimp?

Is the heroine of our puzzle a fashion victim, screaming from the sheer frustration of it all or just a bit puff-ed out from too many margaritas with salt, sushi dipped in soy sauce and/or popcorn sprinkled heavily with salt? […]

More on Water – Part II: Water Fights Bad Breath

Further yesterday’s Water – PART I, where we learned that water is a natural appetite suppressant and helps us to digest our food. It even promotes weight loss and helps the body to metabolize fat into energy, I’d like to […]

Water: A Holy Life Force (Part I)

Water: A Holy Life Force (Parrt I) I’m betting y’all know the importance of water, the most plentiful liquid on earth. Water covers approximately 70 percent of the earth’s surface and is an essential component in most living things. Our […]

The SECRET to Waking up, Springing Out of Bed and Raising Your Arms to the Sky, “AMEN! I am soooo happy to WAKE UP!”

Many people tell me that they have difficulty getting up and getting going. They really ‘want to’ wake up in the best possible way; spring out of bed all happy and ready to go! (Woo hoo! Yea Day!) They tell […]

It’s a Toony Tuesday: I Can See Clearly Now

As we know, music activates the same feel good part of your brain that food does! In search of that fab feeling, we’ve started discussing, listing and listening to our favorite, uplifting tunes in the OLofWL’s Kick in the Tush […]

A Miracle of Clearing Proportions!

Praise Be and Thanks to Karen Kingston, author of Clearing Sacred Space with Feng Shui, who through her brilliant pages, gave to me the precious gift of permission to … (drum roll please) Permission to Let go of and Get […]

How Curious Are You?

Curiosity: An Antidote to Eating Due to Boredom For those of us who eat out of boredom (too many of us to count, yes?), it’s time to get curious about our curiosity muscles. “Curious muscle?” you ask. Yes, we all […]

Stressed to Your Last Nerve? (How to Pray, Chant and Play it away.)

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

Bible Passages that will Fuel You on Your Weight Loss Journey

Chewing the Fat … Our Lady of Weight Loss and Dave Chew the Fat … and passages from the Bible appear! Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I gave up the beer and started working at a gym. I […]

Janice Taylor’s FORGIVENESS GIVEAWAY; Win Valuable Prizes NOW!

Janice Taylor’s FORGIVENESS GIVEAWAY…Answer this question: What foods do you find irresistible? leave your comment below … and you could WIN big!In honor of the release of my new book (on May 15) – All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our […]

What Is Your Stay Fat Strategy? (Yes, you have one!)

couldn’t – shouldn’t – had to – tried to – failed I was on the phone with one of my star permanent fat removal (a.k.a. weight loss) clients. Jo was pretty much in the dumps, feeling defeated, telling me how […]

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