Happy Global Warming??? Tushkateers!!! I am racked with guilt, Tushkateers! HELP! Here we are – closing in on mid-January – and the temperatures are still (praise be) unseasonably warm, and intellectually I know that this can not be a good […]
Happy Global Warming??? Tushkateers!!! I am racked with guilt, Tushkateers! HELP! Here we are – closing in on mid-January – and the temperatures are still (praise be) unseasonably warm, and intellectually I know that this can not be a good […]
Greetings! There was a computer glitch in the air yesterday, so I wasn’t able to post Our Lady of Weight Loss’s weekly Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle that y’all love so much! A day late, but seriously – just […]
While you are roasting vegetables and eagerly awaiting your onions and carrots to soften, log onto Beliefnet and take the Politic-OMatic Quiz. An interesting buffet of political questions are presented to you that assess your beliefs and values in order […]
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. […]
Whether you are into setting resolutions or not, there is a certain wave of energy that comes with the New Year. It is a powerful energy that presents itself to you for its unmasking. And in this unmasking, you will […]
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 […]
Since human life began, there has never been anyone like you—and there will never again be anyone else like you. Yet despite special talents and great desire, many of us are stuck in limiting beliefs about who we are and […]
Now that the basic family holidays are behind us – the food and gift-giving, candle lighting, sugar-coated, glazed holidaze – I sat this morning, the last day of 2011, reliving and reflecting on some of the ‘highlights’ of these past […]
Alice came to a fork in the road. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire cat. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.” ~Lewis Carroll, Alice […]
Research shows that when we help another, we are at the same time helping ourselves. Studies also show that laughter is a key ingredient to permanent fat removal! Therefore, Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent […]
Thoughts become actions and actions produce results. With that in mind, it stands to reason that healthy thoughts ignite healthy actions, which in turn produce healthy results! Here follow 6 steps toward healthy thinking, from none other than Our Lady […]
Are you a ‘Food Addict?’ Is your weight stopping you from moving forward? Please take an honest look at the following questions and answer, ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ 1. Do you find that you have no ‘stopping mechanism’ and even though […]
Smile Big! It’s the holidays! Whether you are happy that it’s the holiday season or not; whether you can’t wait for it to be over, or not … smile! Smile BIG and the whole world smiles with you! The benefits […]
Holy Macaroni! Christmas is only 3 days away; we’re smack in the middle of Chanukah and Kwanzaa is right around the corner,too! You know what that means don’t you? It’s time to roll out and cue up the best holiday […]
It’s KICK in the TUSH TUESDAY!!! Every Tuesday, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Artist, author of the Our Lady of Weight Loss books, and creator of the Kick in the Tush Club, shares a portion of […]
As we find ourselves knee deep in holiday feasts of plenty, I thought it might be useful to know what foods bring forth the best feelings. Yes, foods change the chemical structure in your brain, and therefore have an impact […]
Whether you celebrate Chanukah or not, you just gotta’ bake yourself a kugel! This sweet Noodle Kugel is my favorite. Is it Our Lady of Weight Loss approved? Well … not exactly. But she did issue Holiday Coupons: Free Food! […]
How will you navigate the holiday table? Are you planning on saying “No, thank you” to everything? Really? Everything? Or – are you planning on saying “Yes, thanks” to everything? Really? Are you sure that you want to do that? […]
Greetings and Salutations Tushkateers!!! How’s it going? Have you lost your Holiday Mind yet? This past weekend, the ‘kids’ came for a visit (they’re like soooo old, they’re hardly kids, but they’re my kids, so they will forever be ‘the […]
Last night, I had a dream! Our Lady of Weight Loss was standing on the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway singing, “Ho Ho Ho,” as she handed out little bags of stardust to those who passed by. It was […]
After reading several accounts of the now infamous Alec Baldwin story: “Alec gets booted off an American Airlines plane parked at gate due to his ‘Words with Friend’ addiction and refusal to turn off his electronic device.” Followed by his […]
People tend to cultivate strange (or should I say, even stranger) eating habits during the holiday season. Our routines are turned upside down. Temptation is here, there and everywhere. Between one thing and the other, some of us mysteriously […]
Whenever you fall, pick something up. ~Oswald Avery Side note before we begin: As I was about to proof read this and make sure that I’m not sending half-baked thoughts and sentences to you, my mother (95.5 years young) telephoned […]
Today, here, right NOW!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal wants to share with you The Best Weight Loss Affirmation EVER! After speaking to Tushkateers* and Our Lady of Weight Loss fans across the […]
Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling Clementine! Clementines are in season! Yesterday, when I walked into the supermarket and saw the boxes of clementines piled high, I nearly cried tears of joy. I mean it!!! I heart […]
This morning, I took a look at my ‘to-do’ list and screamed. Okay, I didn’t really scream but there was an audible sigh! So much to do, so little time! How am I – how are YOU – going to […]
I came across some research that suggests that whether you win the lottery or are paralyzed for life, you will return to your usual level of happiness after three to six month’s time. It’s difficult to believe, isn’t it? But […]
I had a friend whose family had dinner together. The mother would tuck you in at night and make breakfast in the morning. They even had a spare bike for a friend. It just seemed so amazing to me. ~ […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is loosely inspired by the Queen of Pentacles (Tarot). I was reading about the Queen of Pentacles and the words that were used to described her, including but not limited to “festive, […]
Both Our Lady of Weight Loss and I are heading to the Bronx Zoo this morning, with my husband and the ‘kids.’ (The kids are adults now and as it turns out, we’re all pretty much the same age. […]
Our Lady of Weight Loss and I had a meeting of the creative minds last night and decided that it would be fun (and useful) to take the following Thanksgiving quotes (our favorites), write them out on pretty strips of […]
WARNING: Here follows – Thanksgiving Calories: A comprehensive, truthful, mind-spinning guide that you just might not like!!! This week’s GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS JIG SAW PUZZLE, The Best Ever Calorie Guide to the Holidays, is inspired – of course […]
It wasn’t until I permanently removed over 50 pounds and developed a taste for baked sweet potatoes plain and simple that I questioned the wisdom of creating a casserole that was topped with toasted white lumps of melted gooeyness. Seriously, […]
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. ~Aesop Our body image (a.k.a. body esteem) is the picture we have of our physical body. It is an inner view of our outer self. It is formed by our […]
“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.” – Buddha Greetings Tushkateers!!! I received an email […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled “Color Me RED!” is inspired by the color red! RED is a STIMULANT … it increases enthusiasm, stimulates energy, encourages action and confidence, and it provides a sense of protection from […]
Sweet Potatoes! OMG! Is there anything better? Eat ’em baked or mashed or slice ’em thin into simple chips! OR … for Thanksgiving … GLAZE ’em. Yup! Glaze those chips. Here follows the most decadent version of Sweet Potato Chips, […]
According to the laws and rules of Feng Shui (the Chinese art of placement and energy flow), mirrors represent the mind and influence our self-image, as they reflect back to us who and what we are. Here are some things […]
“There is no use trying,” said Alice. “One can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve […]
This week’s Get Jiggy WEIGHT LOSS JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by a conversation I had whilst shopping at one of my favorite stores (anthropologie). The sales clerk asked, “Can I help you?” I understand that she was talking about finding […]
Christianne Klein, author extraordinaire, Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist, television host and former national news anchor for ABC News; she who has appeared on numerous television programs, cooking her favorite healthy recipes, and also worked alongside Chef Emeril Lagasse on […]
Is your zig in a zag? Is your energy stuck on ‘low burn? Are you in a ‘slump?’ Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, tells us … “Whenever I’m in a slump, the first thing that I do is investigate […]
Greetings Tushkateers*!!! Boo Hoo or just Boo? IF you still have candy in your house, then toss it NOW! I’ll wait … yup. I’m just gonna’ sit here (all day if I have to) and wait till you’ve given it […]
Greetings, Salutations and Happy Halloween, to all Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s fans, Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club), Beliefnet members in good-standing, et al! Our Lady of Weight Loss knows how a good many of us […]
Holy Guacamole, Beliefnet peeps, Tushkateers throughout the land and anyone else who has managed to land on this page (consider it divine inspiration)! You CAN win a trip to New York City, land of bright lights, Broadway shows, shopping galore, […]
Here is a very simple way to lose weight, drop pounds, or shed the excess layers of adipose tissue (call it what you like). It’s called the 3-Bite Diet (a.k.a. 3-Bite Rule). It’s simple, easy and guilt-free. And … the […]
No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.” ~ Jewish Proverb Just Listen! Imagine what it would be like if we really listened to each other? You know, instead of half-listening; instead of ‘sort of’ paying […]
Boo! Tushkateers, Are you ready for the pre-Halloween edition of the Kick in the Tush Club e-letter? Are you ready to see how many calories are in candy corn? We are but a few days away from Halloween. Are you […]
Happy Halloween!!! Greetings to Our Lady of Weight Loss devotees, Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club), and those who just happened to have landed on these ‘weighty’ pages! In addition to your weekly Our Lady of Weight […]
Greetings One n’ All! I’m uber-excited about my new way of cooking: combining healthy ingredients (always), creating recipes that won’t ‘weigh you down,’ (always) and NOW adding a sultry and sexy twist. What makes these recipes sultry and sexy? It’s […]
I was having a kick-tush conversation with one of my star clients (you are all stars) regarding sexuality and sensuality. Certainly, weight can and does bring up issues with or concerns about sexuality; increased sexuality, decreased sexuality, et cetera. But […]
My client, Cyndi, told me that one of two things happen when she gets on the scale. If she’s lost weight, she says, “Yeah!” and eats. If she gains weight, she says, “Why bother.” And she eats. Sound familiar? What […]
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss, My friend told me that her friend’s friend ‘permanently’ removed 35 pounds just by eating healthfully and by eating half of what she used to eat. Half portions, I guess, you could call it. […]
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by a trip to the market!!! To market, to market to buy colorful beets … carrots, greens, peppers, blueberries. OMG! Contemplate “Eat Color-Fully. Be Healthy!” as you click through […]
I don’t want to be the first to use the word ‘holiday,’ but OMG! we are slowly but surely entering the holiday season and this year, I have promised myself that I will stay ahead of the curve! Getting my […]
This morning, while talking to one of my star coaching clients (you’re all stars), Mary (the names have been changed to protect the innocent) asked me, “What’s your number one tip to end nighttime eating.” Great question, Mary!!! “Without a […]
Feeling Overwhelmed? Not exactly sure how to ‘start’ anew? Where to begin? If the prospect of change feels overwhelming to you, then consider taking one step at a time. You may have heard the expression – Take One Step […]
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 […]
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSAW Puzzle, “Happily Ever After” was inspired by Sir Paul McCartney’s marriage to Nancy Shevell! May you live ‘Happily Ever After!” Sir Paul and Nancy. As you click through your puzzle, think love thoughts: […]
Journaling is an ancient practice dating back, as far as we can see, to 10th Century Japan. It is a tradition that has been kept alive by teenagers and famous people, alike. And there is mounting evidence that journaling has […]
It is a w i d e l y held belief within my family of origin that all us women are ‘naturally fat.’ I get a giggle from that, don’t you? So much energy expended on wishing to be ‘naturally […]
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the Boys of October! When my father was a little boy a thousand years ago :), he could see Yankee Stadium from his window! Imagine the excitement … back […]
Here’s an easy to whip up, amazing lunch dish, that is sure to impress your guests as it sets every one’s taste buds to happy! The trick is to check out the rotisserie chicken places in your neighborhood and find […]
You CAN’T LOSE IT … TILL YOU’VE LOST IT! … Straight from the Desk of Our Lady of Weight Loss – a public service announcement! If you really want to lose weight NOW, then you need to LOSE THE CHIPS, […]
Resistance with a Capital R!!! Our Lady of Weight Losstold me that she noticed that there are people out there (like me and maybe you?) who resist planning! Planning meals, making time for food shopping, and exercising. While planning might […]
The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. ~ Arnold J. Toynbee Greetings Tushkateers! I received a most interesting email from Tushkateer Nancy! Nancy writes – referencing our 21 Day Miracle Cure: Want Power – “Have […]
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSawPuzzle was inspired by the displays of pears in the local market, a reminder that autumn is here! Apples, pears – oh my! A new season; a new beginning! A man’s worth has its […]
This morning I was faced with a mountain of work. Papers to sort through, articles to read, and more! My brain took one look at it all and took a negative turn to the right (as if my brain is […]
This week I was contacted by none other than Chef Jenny herself ; Chef and Radio Show Host (Green Tea and Honey Radio Show). Jenny said . . . . “First, let me tell you how much I love you! […]
When I was a little girl, say 7 years old or so, I often visited the convent of Our Lady of the Snows in Blue Point, Long Island. My father was a ‘druggist’ (old school name for pharmacist), and my […]
Greetings and Salutations Tushkateers! It is my habit to pause, think (imagine that) and review the events of the week, before I write you. Has anything happened during the week that is ‘shareable?’ Anything happen that might be useful […]
This week’s GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS JIGSAW PUZZLE!!! is inspired by the end of summer/beginning of autumn. SUMMER FLOWERS WEIGHT LOSS PUZZLE In a New York minute, the weather went from summer to fall this past week. Usually, I sob […]
Are you ready for a 5 Yum dessert? (Who isn’t???) After you whip up this amazing Raisin Bread Pudding, I’m betting that you will love it and feel simply smart and sassy! Simply Smart and Sassy Raisin Bread Pudding Ingredients: […]
Livestock ‘grown’ in the U.S. consumed about 29 million pounds of antibiotics in 2009. (I thought that animals were ‘raised’ and not ‘grown?’ Huh?) On August 3, after ground turkey was linked to an antibiotic resistant strain of salmonella that […]
Did you know that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stood up for public school students by proposing new regulations that require higher nutrition standards for school meals? He’s not asking for anything extreme. Wouldn’t you say that limiting french fries, sodium, […]
Good Turn Daily – If you are a true scout, until you have performed your act of kindness your day is dark. You are as unhappy as is the grown-up who has begun his day without shaving or reading the […]
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is entitled “Install Empowering Habits.” I don’t know if you know this or not – but listen up – because this is a ‘learning’ that can change your life. The Learning: You […]
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 […]
Greetings Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club), It’s Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday! Are you ready for your Kick? Something that will inspire, motivate and leave a bit of a sting to remember me by? Well, […]
This week’s GET JIGGY WEIGHT LOSS JigSAW PUZZLE is inspired by the immortal words of Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal. “There is no such thing as WILL POWER; there is only WANT POWER. […]
Want to eat healthy and save money? Then buy ‘seasonal foods.’ It makes perfect sense. When foods are in season, they are plentiful and, therefore, cost less. It’s the ole supply n’ demand theory. Here follows a list of what’s […]
Confess your dietary transgressions and weighty sins. Receive forgiveness from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal. You’ll feel ‘lighter’ for it!!! Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ Forgiven me, for I have sinned. […]
For those of you who are Weight Loss Virgins (this is the first time ever that you’ve thought about watching your weight) … you’re going to love Our Lady of Weight Loss’s TOP 13 KITCHEN TIPS! For those of you […]
Can you imagine? Back in the day, we were naive enough to believe that La Parle Obesity Soap reduced fat, without dieting or gymnastics. (Gymnastics!!! wow, not exercise. I’m having a flash back to ‘gym’ class, and the gymnastic portion […]
“Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.” ~ Joseph Joubert Ought oh!!!! How genius am I if I begin great works but don’t finish them? When we say that we are going to do something (like ‘get healthy’ or […]
This week’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by Sunday, which comes from the Latin – dies solis – which means “sun’s day,” the name of a pagan Roman holiday. It is also called Dominica, Latin for The […]
These smoothies are simply sensational. What can I say? It’s the truth! And even though I am ‘the’ Dysfunctional Chef, I can whip up a smoothie like nobody’s business! Please be sure that your ingredients are fresh. It would be […]
Are you ready to pump your self-love muscle? Get it in shape, so that you are on auto-self love pilot? Seriously! Imagine what would it feel like if you loved yourself every moment of the day! Not in a crazy […]
“Psychologists found that if you put a pencil between your teeth while reading something, you’ll think the material funnier. That’s because your brain’s interpretation is influenced by the smile on your face. If you sit up straight, instead of slouching, […]
well·ness noun the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort. What does “Wellness” look like to you? As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, feel […]
Mâche? What’s Mâche??? Mâche is a European salad green that grows in small, rosette-shaped bunches. It has dark green leaves on short stems, and it enjoys a distinct sweet taste. Or rather you will, when you whip up this salad. […]
Stressed out and hungry? 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 […]
Once upon a time in the not too distant past, there was a ‘diet’ ice cream that was being sold in New York City. It was only 90 calories per serving and boy-oh-boy was it delicious! People loved it, and […]
This week’s GET JIGGY, JigSAW Weight Loss Puzzle – JUGGLE THIS – is a part of the Our Lady of Weight Loss Exercise Plan. Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Exercise Philosophy – Make it FUN! Clicking Burns Calories! How many […]
If the quote fits, wear it!!! This morning, when I stumbled upon the quote “America’s number one energy crisis is Monday morning,” I just had to laugh. I’m having a bit of an energy crisis, myself. I spent the weekend […]
Today’s Righteous Recipe from your favorite Dysfunctional Chef (that’s me) is pretty much guaranteed to be a major hit, and it’s been said that it gets the mojo juices flowin’. You dig? Are you picking up what I am putting […]
Our body image (a.k.a. body esteem) is the picture we have of our physical body. It is an inner view of our outer self. It is formed by our awareness, imagination and emotions. It is ever-shifting. It changes depending upon […]
How often do you weigh yourself? Does the number freak you out? If it’s up, do you eat (more)? If it’s down, do you eat (more)? What to do? Giving up is not an option. Nor is freaking out. Here’s […]
Want to whip up some soul-satisfying dishes that will keep your summer eating fresh and your weight in check? Of course! Who wouldn’t want that? It’s time for me to share my favorite summer recipes with you. I permanently removed […]
This morning, while writing my cheery good morning note to Tushkateers across the land (see Kick in the Tush Club; you too can be a Tushkateer!), I included the following quote from Mark Twain, which I absolutely adore. I hope […]
Dear OLofWL ~ I can’t even begin to tell you how discouraged I am. Soooo discouraged. I got on the scale this morning, and I’ve only lost 2 pounds over the past two weeks. This is slower than molasses! I […]
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~ Lao Tzu While ‘networking’ at a breakfast gathering, I paid attention to how I introduced myself to others. Sometimes I was “Janice Taylor, Life and […]
A belief system is a series of ideas that your mind has organized in order to project an image of what is ‘real.’ It encompasses everything you think about yourself, others and the world-at-large. It is filled with should have’s […]
Last night, Peter and I went to the movies!!! Yippee!!! I do love a good movie; and I do like a bad movie. Movies are amazing! I highly recommend BUCK; the story of Buck Brannaman – an unsung hero. It […]
Stop saying the following words and/or phrases and you will lose it!!! Sometimes, we unknowingly toss words and phrases about that can and do have a negative impact. I thought it ‘utterly useful’ to review some of these words today. […]
Sometimes (99% of the time???), we get so caught up in our busy lives and our weight loss efforts; so happy with our new, healthy way of being, and enthralled by the “shrinking of the body,” that we forget to […]
We are, according to the annual report, “F as In Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011” released on Thursday by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), fatter than ever! (Click HERE for […]
Good Day Tushkateers!!! It is officially summer. Not so much because the summer solstice has come and gone; not so much because Memorial Day and July 4 have come and gone, but because this morning I woke up and declared […]
As Erma Bombeck so brilliantly stated, “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and […]
Disappointment: The feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the non-fulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations. While speaking to clients this week, the word ‘disappointment’ reared its head on several occasions. “I am disappointed that I only lost 3/4 of […]
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ I just love your humor and creativity!! I have a question. I was 5′ 4″ and now I am 5′ 2″ and weigh 133 pounds, but I want to get down to what […]
Have you ever wondered what your body might have to say about the way you live your life; more specifically, about the foods that you are stuffing down, down, down into ‘her???’ How often do you listen to your body? […]
Even thought I know that water is essential to life, that it is key to my health, that it reduces cravings, and that it is a weight loss tool like no other; even though I know that it the most […]
“Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one’s bath like a lump of sugar.” ~ Pablo Picasso!!! Hellloooooooo Tushkateers!!! Happy Summer!!! I just realized that today is the Summer Solstice! (The first […]
Are Cravings Killing Your Plan??? Our Lady of Weight Loss seriously knows how YOU CAN put an end to it! She’s the patron saint of permanent weight loss!!! She knows what she is talking about!!! Dear Our Lady of Weight […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle honors our Inner Chubby Child. Sometimes we are resistant to doing what we know is good for us. The ‘inner child’ (in our case, the inner chubby child) starts to stomp her […]
Happy Meatless Monday to you!!! Did you know that you can improve your personal health and the health of the planet by eating less meat? Meatless Monday, a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns in association with the Johns Hopkins’ […]
A few months ago, I was asked to give a motivational speech at a ‘healthy eating’ conference. Needless to say, I was delighted, and I delivered in true Our Lady of Weight Loss form. After my talk, I milled about […]
It takes a lot of energy for a person to stay stuck, to keep a problem firmly alive and in place. How do you stop yourself from permanently losing weight? People say, “No matter what I do, I can’t lose […]
My friend, Tammy, told me that one summer, when she was a kid, she went to marine biology camp. And … while wearing rubber hip boots, she got stuck in the mud. The more she struggled to pull herself out, […]
LUNAR NEWS: The longest and darkest total lunar eclipse of the CENTURY will occur tomorrow! Specifically at 11:29 PM tomorrow night (June 15). A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth, while orbiting around the Sun, comes between the Moon and […]
While scripting a hypno-meditation with the intent of bringing awareness and relaxation to the body (which I plan to record and share at my “Feed Your Soul” workshop at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies), I realized that we all know […]
Today’s Sunday Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by my new 6-week e-summer CURE entitled “The Summer of Miracle Whips (and NO! I’m not talking about mayonnaise),” that is sure to – renew your spirit end negative self-talk end emotional […]
A few weeks ago, I happened upon Tumaro’s Gourmet Tortilla Wraps in the market. They are low-in-calorie, low-in-carbs, low-in-fat, so I thought, “Hey, what the heck, I’ll give ’em a go!” And guess what! Not only do Tumaro’s wraps fit […]
The SUMMER of MIRACLE WHIPS a 6 week e-coaching solution Janice Taylor, your Life & Weight Loss Success Coach has DECLARED this The Summer of Miracle Whips (and, NO! I’m not talking about mayonnaise) … In […]
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 […]
Did you know that saliva and its resident enzymes are serving both to liquefy and break down the food in your mouth, those morsels that you’ve been chewing on? It’s true and it’s a good thing. Because the longer you […]
This week’s GET JIGGY SUNDAY WEIGHT LOSS JIGSAW PUZZLE in inspired by “The Empress,” one of the major arcana cards in the Tarot. The traditional Empress is filled with love and pregnant with possibility, as is the Modern Day Empress! […]
Today is National Donut Day. Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts are giving away ‘free’ donuts, but are they really free??? National Donut Day was created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor American women who served donuts to soldiers […]
When Do You Put the Fork down, down, down? How do you know when you are sated? Today, I am going to lay out some simple steps that will help you to STOP EATING!!! (Unless, of course you are legitimately […]
Have you ever made a mistake? (Of course, you have! Who hasn’t?) Have you ever repeated the same mistake; you know – made ‘it’ again? (Of course, you have! Who hasn’t?) Are you curious to know why people make mistakes? […]
I think, or at least, I hope that we can all agree that weight gain and weight loss begins in the mind. Our actions follow our thoughts, as our character is the sum of our thoughts. As a plant miraculously […]
Your favorite Dysfunctional Chef is celebrating Memorial Day with a National Burger Weekend! However, she’s not just sharing any old burger; she’s sharing her best secret salmon burger recipe, loaded with healthy ingredients and bursting with taste! You can fire […]
Before I share with you my secret to losing weight while the Idols sing, let’s have a brief discussion about the show itself! The finale. The tour de force, the show of all shows, featuring some of the most amazing […]
Did you know that there’s no such thing as will power? No, there’s not. There’s only want power. And please, feel free to quote me on that!!! “There is no such thing as will power, only want power.” ~ Janice […]
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 […]
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 […]
This week’s Get Jiggy Sunday Weight Loss Puzzle is inspired by the Gambel Quail – one of Tucson’s finest! Gregarious, jaunty, plumed topknot, weighing in at a mere 5.7 ounces – the Gambel Quail is ever present. The mommy and […]
“In this day and age, people’s lives are filled with so much stress and activities,” says Kathleen Thurston, a Buddhist meditation instruction and Feng Shui consultant …. “that we actually think that multi-tasking is an asset. Yet it is just […]
Today’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JIGSAW Puzzle was inspired by an amazing quote from Coco Chanel! “Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them.” ~ C.C. While that used to be true and still may be […]
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ What do you do after you lose weight (almost 100 lbs), and then start gaining it back (almost 30 lbs. back)? I am still working out, which is a good thing. How do […]
In honor of National Prayer Day, Our Lady of Weight Loss asked me to share this prayer from her book, “Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal.” […]
Definition of a victim: a person to whom life happens. ~ Peter McWilliams Are You a Food Victim??? I hesitate to use the word “VICTIM,” because it is such a strong word. But I’ve just got to ask … are […]
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not […]
“See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.” – Song of Solomon 2:11-12 Could it be that […]
Have you considered how to carve out meaningful alone time? Have you ever wondered how it is that after decades of time-saving inventions and new technologies that ‘free time’ has almost disappeared from our culture? “Lost time is never found […]
It’s Passover week and Our Lady of Weight Loss admittedly is a Matzo Brie freak! Seriously! She will whip up a batch for anyone visiting, at any time. She makes the cold water and hot water varieties. If you look […]
Chances are you’ve heard about the Laws of Attraction. The basic concept is that you attract into your life whatever you think about. Positive thoughts and beliefs create a positive life; negative thoughts and beliefs attract negativity. One sure […]
I have in the past written about the difference between being assertive and aggressive – and advocated for the assertive side of life – stating that there’s no need to bring the police into the picture!!!! (Referencing an incident I […]
“I deserve …” Go ahead, fill in the blank. You’ve had a truly difficult day and you deserve what? The Cinnabon? The one from the mall whose calorie count is a whopping 720 calories per bun? Whose fat and carb […]
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! […]
A new report in the April 2011 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, unveils some foods that may seem good for you but aren’t necessarily–and advice on truly healthful foods to choose instead. Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyway), if you are determined to stay fat, then chew on the unhealthy choices!!! Food for thought, hey?
If you were to exercise day n’ night, night n’ day – in other words, too much – and you did not take the time to rest, you would more than likely injure yourself. (Not in danger of that happening here! Do you get my drift? Are you picking up what I am putting down? Too much of a good thing, isn’t a good thing!
Scientists recently found that sweetened caffeinated coffee not only gives you an energy boost to prepare you for your busy day, but it also help you to remember by boosting cognitive performance.
What happens when we live in our heads? We disconnect from our bodies. That’s what happens! We disconnect from our bodies. We lose touch with our bodies and the fact, yes the fact, is that our bodies know us better than our minds do. Here follow 10 quotes that will help to reconnect!
Today’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by Asgara GUS, my new best and most delicious friend. Gus, as I like to call him, all talk, lanky and straight up – if you know what I mean – has an interesting history and when baked just right is out right scrumptious. Click on, lose weight. It’s that easy!
Sometimes, when biting, tasting and licking other people’s foods, I have to stop myself and say to myself, “You might not be counting what you’re eating, but your body has a built-in calorie counter. Who are you foolin’?”
As Dr. Rubin Naiman, sleep specialist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine, explained at the Weil on Wellness Program at Miraval Resort Spa, so aptly put it … “If sleep is a nightly get-away, then the nightstand is the overnight bag we carry at our side. We can learn a lot about a person and their travels by examining their bags.”
The Queen of Cups encourages you to put down your fork, push away from the table and move toward a creative project. Keep your eyes and your ears and most importantly your heart open, as opportunity is about to knock of your door.
Click Thru this JIGSAW Sunday puzzle and learn about the fish oil cure! Innovative, fun weight loss from the Janice Taylor, your weight loss success coach/weight loss artist.
Holy Macaroni!!! Can you believe these statistics??? According to FITNESS Magazine, who polled, 2,400 women to get the lowdown on how they slim down, 51% said that they would skip sex for a year if it meant they’d be skinny.
Here is an excerpt of the Diet confessions Survey …
Today, Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, shares 5 tips to St. Valentine’s (self) Love. Janice said, “I’m not quite sure why it is so difficult to ‘love thyself,’ the number one commandment of Our Lady of Weight Loss’ 10 Commandments of Permanent Fat Removal (a.k.a. weight loss) but apparently – it is!”
Imagine waking up happy, starting the day with a smile on your face! You slip on your cozy slippers and make your way into the kitchen, where you are met with a hot bowl of steel cut oats, a bowl of fresh fruit, a poached egg perhaps (yum, I’m getting hungry). You sit at the table and before you eat (and/or afterwards – your choice) you chant your morning mantra and the fat mysteriously melts away!!!
Instead of going cold turkey and saying no to every slice of cake, cookie and fry, which may ultimately lead to feelings of deprivation, defeat and depression, how about eating just one less a day. That’s right … just one less!
“Be Well” is an artfully vague term.
What does “be well” mean? What makes you feel well? What does wellness look like to you? The aspects of wellness that are yours and yours alone have a magical quality to them. They warm your heart; the illuminate your soul.
f this tsunami of gloomy feelings comes at the end of a cold or dreary January, after feeling so high and so sure that this year would be the year, forgetaboutit. We have hit into the trifecta of upset: Broken resolve, busted zippers, heavy hearts.
Whether you are menopausing, peri-menopausing, post-menopausing or NOT, you’ll want to tune into one of the best ever, breeze-through-life interviews with Janice Taylor and Lela Bryan of Menopause Summit 2. Slim Down While You Laugh It Up.
Michael Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential, endorsed The Inner Weigh™. Here’s what he has to say, “The Inner Weigh” offers a wise alternative to faddish products and instead supports the viewer in transforming emotional hungers into spiritual nourishment that creates peace of mind, heart, and spirit.”
One of my star coaching clients (you are all stars), confessed that she found herself walking in and out of the kitchen all day long – looking. Opening and closing the cabinets, the fridge, the oven … over and over and over again – all day long … looking, foraging, helping herself to a bite of this and a lick and taste of that.
A burst of hope accompanies each and every New Year promise, followed by a wave of excited and elation! Your intentions are good but … as soon as you hit an unavoidable bump in the road … self-doubt sets in and your inner-critic (a.k.a. your evil twin) pipes up.
When shopping at Sunflower Market, I picked up their monthly magazine, which is chock a block with health tips, recipes and more – and this recipe popped out at me for a few reasons. It’s delicious, healthy, easy to whip up, it weighs in at only 330 calories per serving! AND it’s a slow cooker recipe! (guess what I got for the holidays!) … Just its name gets me to salivating?!
Did you know that just one or two ounces of almonds, peanuts, cashews, pistachios or walnuts – delivers a fully-body health punch??? Studies show that nuts help prevent type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Nuts also promote longevity! (Talking about longevity, my mom is almost 95 and she’s plenty nuts!
From the our Lady of Weight Loss 2011 Health Living Plan … STUDIES SHOW that SMALL AMOUNTS OF BRISK WALKING helps to keep you healthy? Learn how to decrease your chances of developing Colon Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression, Strokes and worse by WALKING!!!
Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Success Coach, wants to know … Do YOU Need a FATITUDE ADJUSTMENT?
Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss – Here’s a tune that seems perfect to me to rise n’ grind mid-week to. While it dates back to 1979, I think it timeless. Something we can ease our way into the day with. Happy Rise & Grind Wednesday!” ~ Judy M.
In 2011, Feel Better, Look Better, Make Money! Did you know that bosses are 12% more likely to promote people who smile a lot?
“I like cinnamon rolls, but I don’t always have time to make a pan. That’s why I wish they would sell cinnamon roll incense. After all I’d rather light a stick and have my roommate wake up with false hopes.” ~ Mitch Hedberg
With the advent of electricity, we have created an artificial light that reaches far into the winter nights; thus, allowing us to stay up later than we should and keeping us working harder than we ought to. We don’t allow ourselves time to rest and renew. Nor do we allow ourselves time to let our minds wander … to dream.
Clarissa, the Christmas Parrot and Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, invite you to ‘click away from the Christmas Cookies’ and those pounds that accompany them! Weight Loss FUN and PLAY like never before!!! Enjoy!
While rifling through my Our Lady of Weight Loss approved recipes, I came across my best ever lasagna recipe and decided to add it post haste to my holiday dinner menu! Not only is it easy to cook, as are all my recipes, but it is also delicious, low in calorie, and your guests will ohhh and ahhh their way through it! Oh, and you can make it ahead of time, which is a major plus – given all that one has to do at the last minute!!!
Before you throw your hands up in the air and say, “I can’t take it anymore. I’ll straighten up and eat right in January!” – Ho, Ho, Hold on there! Our Lady of Weight Loss to the rescue with her brilliant: The Ten Commandments-Holiday Edition!!!
The right kind of question, or a ‘good’ question, can lead you to success vs. the wrong kind of question, or ‘bad’ question that can send you spinning into the abyss, the black hole – as it were.
It’s not too late to WAKE UP Thinner, Happier and more energized on New Year’s Day! Join with Janice Taylor, your weight loss success coach and – well – just do it! Now!! If you’ve tried the rest, now it’s time to succeed with the best!
From Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist, a fun Thanksgiving craft project that’s easy and will bring a smile to your face! … A few years ago, I started a fun Thanksgiving tradition! I asked those who would be celebrating with us to email me their favorite Thanksgiving quote a few days prior to the festivities, giving me to time to get my creative juices in gear!
Labels help us to justify and rationalize the limitations we imagine we have and further help us to hone our ‘victim’ act. Playing victim to food, people and circumstances. Let’s remove those labels before we get to the Thanksgiving Table.
This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle doubles as a puzzle and Thanksgiving Calorie Count Guide!
I am going to go out on a limb here and make an observation about Oprah’s Favorite Things 2010 list that may not be taken favorably. In fact, y’all might get mad at me, but I’m going to have to take that risk. Because I can’t believe my eyes! And I do believe that this is why we as a nation are getting fatter and fatter.
Think about how often the word “should” comes up in your thoughts. “I should do this; I should do that. I must do this; I must do that. I have to do this; I have to do that.” All day long, we are shouting (yes, SHOUTING) orders at ourselves.
When leading a workshop at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, my question to the group – “How do you know when you are sated?” – was met with dead silence. People looked at me like I was from Mars. I asked again, “How do you know when you sated? You know, when you are no longer hungry. How do you know when it’s time to stop eating?” “Ohhhhh …” said one of the participants. “When the Biggest Loser is over.”
Based on past Thanksgivings, I guarantee you that there will be leftovers.
So … In addition to planning my Thanksgiving day recipes (see my last Friday’s Sweet Potato Recipes!!!), I am gathering and trying out leftover recipes! Turkey Taco Pizza is to die for!
Preliminary findings from the World Health Organization found that the noises that we do our best not to hear during the dark of the night … can have a negative impact. Just how negative? Read on!!!
Utterly useful diet tips from the patron saint of permanent fat removal… Our Lady of Weight Loss. Today … Want to wake up fast? Force the toxins and oils out of your skin? And … Give your metabolize a boost?
Now that Thanksgiving is around the corner and we have entered the Sweet Potato Season, I thought I’d serve up some shocking news about the sweet potato. Are you ready? Brace yourself.
Want to Lose It? Then, Snooze It! The International Journal of Obesity performed a study that showed people who sleep for more than nine hours each day are less likely to be overweight than those sleeping six hours or less.
“Whatever we plant in our unconscious minds and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” ~ Earl Nightingale
Some friends are coming over on election night for dinner and, together, we will tune into the election results. What to serve? This dish must cover all possibilities … something that will either be celebratory in nature – or – so delicious that it will make the elections results palatable!
We now know that the USDA suggests including 250 discretionary calories per day in our food plans; and that ingesting copious amount of candy on Halloween far exceeds that amount. We are now hip to nutrients. We now want to purposefully create a fun, healthy and happy Halloween for our children.Instead of mindlessly gobbling the candy down, here are a few tips on how to make this Halloween a safe and healthy one!
Halloween, and its platters full of candy, is also the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season. For many that means that the season within which the healthy living goes out the window with ghosts and goblins and 7 extra pounds are delivered to thy stomach, thighs and hips is upon us! Is that what really want? To be out of control? Padding your body with another 7 extra pounds? OR … would you like to start the holiday season witha self-loving svelte smile?
As we get closer and closer to Halloween, I am beginning to think ‘orange’ … ‘blood orange,’ thus this very colorful, juicy and 5 yum delish recipe! Blood Orange Halloween and Jicama Salad from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchen.
How many times have you tried giving up the three c’s (cookies, cakes and candy)? Were you up-ended by a deep and inexplicable craving for Dulce de Leche Caramel Haagen Dazs ice cream? Are you a sugar addict?
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