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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Given the amount of contrasting talk ‘out there’ about the relevance of taking vitamin D and calcium supplements, I thought it useful to list what foods are ‘heavy’ in Calcium and vitamin D. First, an important word from the New […]
The Cataract surgery did not go as well as expected. Even though it ranks as one of the safest and simplest of surgeries; even though the literature reports that 99.5% of the population can see clearly as soon as the […]
“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, […]
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 […]
Susan Keats, Contributor for The Succulent Wife and Seize-the-Day Propagandist is “not dead yet,” and that’s a good thing. A good thing for her, her family, for me and for anyone else wants or needs a jolt of inspiration, motivation […]
What does Groundhog Day have to do with weight loss? Our Lady of Weight Loss says, “All roads lead to weight loss!” If the winter is getting you down, you might eat! If you are longing for spring, you might make an extra trip to the fridge. If it’s grey outside and/or snowing, you may turn to food to add color to your life! Here follow 9 Groundhog Day Quotes for you to chew on, as you smile and stay steady on your healthy living journey!
I recently had the pleasure of meeting herbologist, sleep expert, and creator of “Escape to Sleep” tonic, Geraldine O’Keefe. Because I know that getting the right amount of restful sleep is an important part of permanent weight loss, as well as an integral part of our mental health, I asked Geraldine to please impart some sleep wisdom upon me (so that I could pass it on to you)! If you want to live longer, be productive, mentally sharp, emotionally balanced, and full of energy all the day long, then read on!
I researched Meridia and found that there was a link between this drug and the risk of heart attack and stroke. In addition, I discovered that the drug had already been recalled in Europe, after a research report known as SCOUT (Sibutramine Cardiovascular Outcomes Trial) was published. …. read on!
According to new research from Northwestern Medicine, women who carry excess weight around their hips, a.k.a. pear shaped women, are likely to experience more memory loss than their apple-shaped counterparts.
Here, Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, shares 4 fabulous tips on how you can shelve the worries and get a restful night. Sleep baby, sleep!
Our skin is so sensitive that when we apply creams, lotions and skin products alike, they get absorbed by the pores and take a little voyage into the blood stream. We wouldn’t want any uninvited toxic substances entering our bodies, would we?
This morning, as I gather my ‘stuff’ (camera, gift for mom, healthy snacks) to head off into the sunrise to visit my 94 year-young mother, I am reminded of this video that I shot 2 short years ago. Not much has changed. My mother still sits in her apartment, doing her solo act. She did finally stop driving herself to and fro the supermarket this past year. She said it was like having a limb chopped off, but she felt it necessary. Her reflexes aren’t exactly what they used to be, and she certainly didn’t want to put anyone else in danger. Brava that she came to this conclusion on her own!
I just love when life ‘delivers’ a happy surprise, and this morning it surely did. Enter the picture … drum roll please, Louis Bardo Bullock, son of Sandra!
As I am sure you can well imagine, in this ‘drug’ culture many a person who gains weight attributes a good deal of said packed on pounds to the pills that they are a popping. And yes, there is evidence that there are pills that do, indeed, cause weight gain. Some more than others.
The fierce and muscled trainer, Jillian Michaels, of “The Biggest Loser” fame and fortune is getting some feedback a.k.a. lash-back from some comments she made in an interview to Women’s Health magazine regarding pregnancy. Weigh-in here! Your thoughts on her comments.
Medical Marijuana – used by patients for cancer, AIDS, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and Lou Gehrig’s disease is legal in Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada and 14 states; Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Will you demonstrate today?
If Sue Sylvester, the fictional character played by actress Jane Lynch in the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee, can “Vogue,” why not you? Watch the video, Vogue with Sue Sylvester and burn calories!
Sandra Bullock and Jesse James have a prenup that specifically states that he gets no money in a divorce if he cheats.
Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, invites you to imagine what it must be like to lose 350 pounds and for the very first time be able to drive a car, use a normal sized seatbelt, wear a pair of jeans. Read Ruby’s story here. An in depth and moving interview from Beliefnet’s editor Holly Leibowitz Rossi.
The ‘Sandra Bullock pregnancy’ rumors have taken off like wildfire, the Internet ablaze. Reports are admittedly coming from unreliable sources …
Laugh Yourself Skinny. Laughter is one of the best aerobic exercises. One minute of mirthful laughter is equal to 6 minutes on the rowing machine.
Leave your judgment, lectures and nagging at the door. Encourage and support your children to live their best life.
Kirstie Alley’s Big Life: A review from Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, author and 50 pound big-time-loser. “Hopefully, Kirstie will get her groove back and future episodes will include some useful weight loss information, and a more interesting life that motivates and inspires. So far, only Kirstie is big; not her life.
This week’s “Get Jiggy Weight Loss Jigsaw Puzzle” is inspired by the Vernal Equinox. At precisely 1:32 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (17:32 Universal Time), the Sun will cross directly over the Earth’s equator. In the Northern Hemisphere, with open arms; in the Southern Hemisphere, autumn arrives. Ponder that while you keep your hands and mind busy working Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle!!! A miracle cure if ever there was one!
Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Coach, shares her best ever Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe. Needless to say – it is extraordinarily delicious, and it’s Our Lady of Weight Loss approved! Low in calories. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Our thoughts and words create our realities. They determine what we focus on, how we direct our attention, and how we use our mental and emotional energies. What words do you use? How to they inform, color and create your reality?
Score one for Einstein and then score one for Our Lady of Weight Loss! Do you know what the scales really measure – scientifically that is?
The best in Celebrity Weight … Hot off the Dancing With the Stars dance floor! The pairings!!! Who will dance with whom and who is your fav?
For those of us who are hooked on watching the Academy Awards, because we love movies, the glitz of Hollywood, or just because it is a time-honored tradition, here follow some of ‘award-wininng’ quotes from last night’s Oscars.
It’s GET JIGGY SUNDAY!!! Want a fun way exercise your brain? To weigh less? To keep your hands and mind busy and out of the cookie jar? Then GET JIGGY with Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach! A jigsaw puzzle that delites!
Happiness is a new supermarket overflowing with fresh fruit and vegetables! Join Dysfunctional Chef, Janice Taylor, as she whips up a Strawberry and Arugula Salad to die for. Simply delish!
Life and Wellness Coach and fun expert, Janice Taylor, shares with you quick, effective and oh yes – fun – ways to boost your energy! Join in on the laughter.
In an unprecedented move, American Idol flipped the boy/girl schedule this week. The boys were up on Tuesday night instead of Wednesday; and the girls sang live on Wednesday instead of Tuesday, creating time for the 24-year old Ohio mom Crystal Bowersox to recover from … what? Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, sheds light to Bowersox’ illness.
Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. In celebration, your weight loss coach, Janice Taylor, serves up platters full of her favorite Dr. Seuss quotes that you might like to post, green recipes that feed the soul, minus the mold and videos that will get you through, so without further ado … read on!
Janice Taylor, weight loss coach, comments and questions Kelly Osbourne’s weight loss journey.
Want the skinny on how to rev up your engines, get energized, do cartwheels while smiling? Then, read on, because Janice Taylor has some amazingly simple tips to share with you!
Janice Taylor, weight loss artist and coach, visits MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) – a place where she spent several hours thinking about art, creativity (not food!). Here, she photographs an artist sketching the work of another artist. Artist to artist to artist. A creative passage. She hopes that you catch the Creative Weight Loss bug!
The Yin and Yang of Lent!!! What are you giving up for Lent; what are you gaining from Lent? Our Lady of Weight Loss leads the way!
“Sadly, in the next 18 minutes, 4 Americans will be dead from the food they eat.” said Jamie Oliver as he began his Ted Talk. Let’s join with him. Get Political: Be Healthy
Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares her Winter Wonderland, New York City February 2010 Snow Storm photos. Janice ventured out on the snowiest day of the year to snap, crackle and pop her weigh down! Get it! Get in your daily walk, no matter! Stimulate your brain, get the endorphins pumping, move your body!
Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares eight simple things that you can add to your daily routine that will burn an extra 100 calories. Think about it. If you do one of these things each day, rotating them if you like, at the end of one year you will have burned off 10 pounds.
How to count your blessings, change your life and transform your girdle into an amazing piece of Weight Loss Art. Listen up and Lighten up with Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and our country’s premiere weight loss artist!
Playtime at the Kick in the Tush Club: This week, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, Coach – she who makes weight loss fun – offers up platters full of Pomegranate Hearts, Rosemary Capellini, Sage Advice and more!
Listen UP and Lighten UP! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss scoured the universe and have found a sister site, a place where you can go for the latest in news that helps you lose! Skinny Scoopers! You can thank them later! After you read on and lighten up!
‘We live in an obesogenic environment – a plethora of fast food outlets, reliance on cars, and offers enticing us to eat larger portions …’ Professor Mike Kelly – as quoted in the Telegraph 8th October 2003 Ain’t THAT the […]
Are you looking for love (in all the wrong places?). Today, Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist (and Coach) present “Peonies & Paper Dolls in Pink: A Love Potion” jigsaw puzzle. This puzzle promises to keep your hands and mind busy as it brings love into your life.
Do want to once and for all get a grip on the food and weight thing? Do you want to feel comfortable in your body? Do you want to wake up happy and energized? Do you want to stop comparing yourself to others? Do you want to stop worrying about what others are thinking about you? Do you want to stop feeling inadequate? Do you want to feel self-confident? The answer to your problem is here!
Do you want to live a life you love?
Weight Loss Motivation 101: We can all relate to wanting things to change on a dime, to lose weight with the snap of a finger, can’t we? Our Lady of Weight Loss explains!
Hey! How IS that January resolution working for you? I’m wondering if you’re still on the wagon, or if you’ve fallen off the wagon, and then gotten back on again? Well, just in case you fell off and you’re feeling a bit bruised and discouraged and want some encouragement, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, have put together some really small baby steps that you can take today that will get you moving again!
Say it’s not so! Are Brad and Angelina no more? Bradgelina over? Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal and Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, present a Sunday Puzzle for These Troubling Times!
Today is National Hugging Day! I’ve already hugged three people! And in doing so, I realized that hugging is a bit more complex than just grabbing someone and squeezing! Not everyone welcomes a full frontal hug! Go figure!!!
While perusing the headlines this morning, I stumbled upon “Pier Brosnan’s Wife Gets Fit for Her Man!” Give ME a Break, I shouted!!! For more on the why’s and wherefore’s of weight loss and celebrity madness, read on!
Are you thighs too small? A study conducted by the British Medical Journey of approximately 3,000 men and women between the ages of 35 to 65 with a thigh circumference of less than 23.6 inches “greatly increased” their risk of developing heart disease and dying prematurely!
Join with Our Lady of Self-eSteem, the patron saint of permanent self-confidence, sister of Our Lady of Weight Loss, as she moves us through a jigsaw puzzle that increases self-love!
How would you feel if you stepped on the scale in the morning and it always gave you a compliment? “you’re perfect,” “you’re gorgeous,” “you’re hot!” Here, Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares the best and hottest weight loss product ever!
When was the last time that you were so engrossed in an activity or passionately at play that you forgot to eat? Maybe, say – when you were 10? Playing with your Ken and Barbie dolls? If you find that you are all too often foraging for food, searching for snacks, or rummaging for rations, you need to get a life! A life filled with passion and play!!!
According to Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, who has devoted a great deal of time to examining the way in which people eat, there are 10 basic eating styles. What does your style say about you? Something to chew on!
Unless you’re running marathons, swimming the British Channel or climbing mountains (in other words, engaging in arduous exercise in sweltering environments wherein you need extra sodium to compensate for the amount of fluids you’re sweating out), you should be thinking of ways to reduce your sodium intake.
What do Valerie Bertinelli and Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach have in common? Both have lost over 50 pounds; both agree that the word ‘maintenance’ isn’t very sexy? And both have some down home, solid advice on how to stay motivated for life!
The 21 Day Cure: Blow the Fat Cells Out of Your Mind from your Weight Loss Coach, Janice Taylor, starts on Monday, January 11th. There’s still time to join with us as we blow the fat cells out of our minds!!! “Janice is a kooky genius …. see if her idiosyncratic plan works for you.” O, The Oprah Magazine
The up-coming “Size” issue of V Magazine, scheduled to hit the stands on January 14, is overflowing with a bevy of voluptuous beauties flaunting their feminine wiles. Plus-sized, scantily clad models work it as they model Guess jeans, Ralph Lauren and Versace. Check out the preview photos …
This morning at 8 a.m. Eastern time, Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach is headed to the Martha Stewart radio (Sirius) studios, where she will be chatting about New Year’s Resolutions with hosts Betsy and Kim. How it is that we make resolutions but often don’t follow through? Here are the 10 tips that Janice will be sharing on how to get going again!
Did you know that you can lose up to 18 pounds in one year, just by changing your plate size? Smaller bowls equal smaller numbers of the Scales of Injustice. More diet tips from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal. Your gain is her pain!
Because a number of scientific studies have demonstrated that garlic is a ‘healing’ food and that regular consumption of said garlic cures our ills, I decided to load up on this aromatic vegetable like there’s no tomorrow, adding it in bulk to my recipes! Read on for the best Penne recipe ever!
n honor of 2010, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Artist and author, pulled together 10 of your favorite Our Lady of Weight Loss blog spots from 2009! They range from covering something – anything – in chocolate!!! to spiritual weight loss tips from Suzie Winfrey??? Hmmm … an interesting top 10 list that is sure to get you moving in the best ever direction for 2010!
By the time 2018 rolls around, 43 percent of adults in the U.S. are expected to roll with it, straight into obesity. Spending on the obesity epidemic will quadruple to $344 billion! Health care costs associated with obesity include but are not limited to heart disease, diabetes and cancer
Head’s up for all Our Lady of Weight Loss devotees and Tushkateers (and the rest of you, as well)… there’s been a Tylenol Recall. Read-up and re-call.
Want to live a life you love? Here, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach shares her 21 Simple Steps to Living a Life You Love!
Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, editor of the Kick in the Tush Club has created e-Postcards from the Diet Edge. Sure to inspire, motivate and bring a smile to your face! And guess what, Tushkateers? There’s no charge! Just send, smile and watch the fat melt!!!
The SUN is square Saturn! What does this mean? As far as this novice can tell, it means that this is the last astrological “decision point” of the year.
It is time, YES – right now – heck you’ve got time to read this, so you must have a moment to do some internal gazing … to take a deep look into the world of your spirit, first; then your spirit … and then answer these questions!
Much to Weight Loss Expert, Janice Taylor’s shock (yes SHOCK!), after forty years (yes 40!) of breakfast related studies that show without a shadow of a doubt that kick-starting your day with breakfast is the healthy thing to do – one of the best strategies to lose weight – my peeps told me that they opt to skip breakfast, especially on the party days, thinking that they will save those calories for later. To fast or not to fast? Join in the discussion!
Is it time to step up to the plate (so to speak), take an honest and courageous look at your life, and make a commitment to loving yourself? Are you ready to let go of belief systems and habits that no longer serve you? Are you ready to step into a healthier 2010?
Janice Taylor, our country’s premiere Weight Loss Artist shares her favorite Latke recipe. “Whether you are in search of Chanukah recipes or not, you owe it to yourself and your family to cook up some Latkes a.k.a. potato pancakes.”
An alert from Our Lady of Weight Loss: Slim Fast, is voluntarily recalling over 10 million cans of its diet beverage. Tests showed that it is contaminated with the B. cereus bacteria, which can bring about stomach upset and/or vomiting.
Get JIGGY! Here, our country’s weight loss artist, Janice Taylor, helps us to keep our hands and mind busy (and away from food)! Enjoy!!
Holidays got you feeling more emotional than usual? Are you reaching for food? Again? Here, Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, Author and Coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss bring you the 3-Step Cure! Read on!!!
Chewing the fat with Janice Taylor. Today, “Is the Biggest Loser making us fatter?”
The best Black Friday Online Shopping guide from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal and Janice Taylor, America’s Premiere Weight Loss Artist. Unique, inexpensive, satisfying and uplifting. Happy times are here, again!
What will you bring to Thanksgiving that can help you navigate the screaming children? What will you bring that will keep you strong and able to say ‘no thank you’ to the heavily spiked Egg Nog when the slings and arrows of miss-communication are being sent your way? Seriously?! Janice Taylor and Our Lady of Weight Loss are here to help!
Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and Our Lady of Weight Loss together have created this Thanksgiving Calorie Guide just for you! Downloadable, printable, passable. Enjoy!
Janice Taylor, 50 pound big-time-loser, Weight Loss Artist, Author & Coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, team up here and dish out “21 Tips: Thanksgiving Survival Guide.” A must read for any and all who are or who are not celebrating Thanksgiving. Either way – you’re gonna’ have to survive the day!
Did you hear? There’s an Eggo Waffle shortage and Oprah is saying good-bye to daytime talk TV! Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist and High Priestess of Permanent Weight Loss blames both ‘catastrophic’ happenings on the New Moon.
Janice Taylor, Weight Loss artist, author and coach, knows from experience (as I’m sure we all do) that when we start the day on a ‘crappy’ note, it makes it that much more difficult to muster up enough energy to make the best choices, food or otherwise! Here, she shares her secret on “How to Be a Happy Idiot.”
Kelly is dancing those pounds away for sure! She recently told E! News that she’s avoiding the scales of injustice. “If I start weighing myself I will start being like, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t eat so I could lose some more,’ I would go to that end. I would get obsessed with that fact that I was losing it and I would keep at it.”
The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and Friendship is a must read. It speaks to loyalty, loss, and the ties that bind. These are the ingredients of The Recipe Club, a “novel cookbook” that combines an authentic story of friendship with more than 80 delicious recipes. Here, Janice Taylor, interviews Nancy Garfinkel and Andrea Israel, authors of this delightful and delish book!
There’s water on the Moon. Join with Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, as we raise our water glasses and toast our dreams! (No Butter)
Are you ready to take 21 simple steps towards better health and total happiness? If yes, then join with Beliefnet’s Fresh Living blogger, Holly Rossi, as she walks the talk and talks the walk.
Are you genetically cursed? Are you stressed or tired? Do you suffer from S.A.D.? It’s easy to get wrapped up in your stories and actually believe them, isn’t it? And further, use them as an excuse to eat and eat some more! Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor invite you to join with them for “No Excuses November!.”
This “Kill the Craving” post is hot off the Our Lady of Weight Loss Permanent Fat Removal Factory press! Both Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, are determined to change the ‘fat tide,’ and enable you to Wake Up Thinner on New Year’s Day!
Janice Taylor and Our Lady of Weight Loss team up to bring you the best HOLIDAY DIET TIPS EVER that will help you to WAKE UP THINNER on New Year’s Day. Chew on that!
Our Lady of Weight Loss is on the prowl, looking for hot picks for under $20. See what she’s got cookin’ for us today!
How many calories does Dexter burn while hammering nails into homes? How many calories do you burn while watching Dexter? Hmmmm … more de-lish food for thought from Our Lady of Weight Loss!
For those of us who have already ‘sinned,’ Our Lady of Weight Loss is here, up bright and early, available through-out the day to hear your Halloween Confession and forgive. Thank goodness, because – yes, this 50 pound big-time-loser has a confession and it’s only 8 a.m.!
How much money has to be on the line for you to jump on the weight loss bandwagon?Is it more motivating to win money? OR … to lose money? Hmmmm … now there’s something to chew on!
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