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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Any Virgins Out There???

Are there any Weight Loss Virgins amongst us?  Any Virgins out there???  I’m assuming not so many. But if you are a Weight Loss Virgin please do raise your hand, and yell out as loud as you can, “VIRGIN here!”  […]

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Puzzled? You May NEVER Lick Cake … or CAN you?

Dear Tushkateers (members of the Kick in the Tush Club) and Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, As most of you know, I permanently removed over 50 pounds 13 years ago (a baker’s dozen!!!) with Our Lady of Weight […]

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#OneWord Thursday – Manifesting #Blessings

One of the things we have been exploring this week (exploring vs. trying to make happen) is ‘How to Wake Up Happy.’  We’ve kicked ourselves in the tush as we “Puzzled?” our way through the topic.  Today, Our Lady of […]

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#IamTrying … to Blow the Fat Cells Out of Your Mind

Recently, I was chewing the fat with one of my star clients (you’re all stars), Millie (the names have been changed…) who’d successfully and permanently removed over 30 pounds two years ago.  She’d contacted me because the circumstances of her […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 9 Steps to Waking Up Happy!!!

Jump out of bed, open your window, and scream with passion!! “I’m ALIVE!!!!!”  Because how we start our day is an important and yet overlooked part of Permanent Fat Removal. Truly, if you wake up feeling like c*** …. well, […]

Puzzled? Can You Wake Up Happy?

Last night, I set my internal alarm clock to “happy,” with an intention to “wake up happy.”  And when I did “wake up happy,” I smiled. I smiled and then I took in a deep breath.  I created joyful thoughts […]

Puzzled? A Tax Day Full Moon Money Ritual !!!

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “In Our Lady We Trust,” was inspired by the full moon, scheduled to appear in all its fullness glory on Tax Day, April 15, a time for many about money, and the […]

Puzzled? Grackles are Fat, too?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Grackle,” was inspired by the many, many big, brash, raucous Great-Tail Grackles that are flying through the air, lighting on trees, as well as pecking their way through the freshly seeded lawn, […]

#KickTush Tuesday: 5 Ways to a Beautifully Landscaped Interior

As today is #KickTush Tuesday, I’d like to give you a Kick in the Tush!  One that changes your internal landscape, and I don’t mean “move your stomach to a new location,” although that is an interesting idea. Recently Our […]

#OneWord Thursday: Have #Patience, Know Thy Grass

If I had a nickle every time someone told me that they weren’t losing weight fast enough, or that they weren’t manifesting their dreams soon enough, or they weren’t being who they are not yet but want to be today […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: A Step by Step Guide to Living…

JUDGING Machines:  Me (for sure) and YOU, too??? I suspect that when you pay attention to your thoughts and note each and every time you judge something, judge anything (from … the coffee is good – to- oh no, it’s […]

Puzzled? the javalina herald tell all?

Are you #Puzzled?  Did you step onto the Scales of Injustice this morning? And…did you find the number on said scale puzzling? As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Javelina Herald,” consider how the […]

25 Things to Do Instead of Eat

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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: What to do when people ‘peeve you off?’

Greetings Tushkateers!  How are y’all doing on this Kick Tush Tuesday?  I’m okay.  A-okay.  Fabulous, in fact, and that’s not to say that every single moment of my life is a cake-walk or a sweet treat.  There are little minefields […]

Puzzled? Smoke on Your Pipe and Ponder: One Bite…More or Less?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle ponders the “One Bite” theory as it invites you to “Smoke on Your Pipe and Ponder: One Bite…More or Less?” Is “One Bite” enough to satisfy?  Enough to allow you to let […]

How to ByPass the Noisy Confusion of Life

“Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.” ~Max Ehrmann While discussing self-care with one of my private […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Ways to Survive the Many and Unpredictable Pitfalls of Life

Howdy Tushkateers,  I received an email from Tushkateer Jo McC, she who is apparently “sinking fast.”  Please read through and let us know how you might deal with the major ups n’ downs that life presents! Oy vey! Dear OLofWL […]

Puzzled? hot biscuits here…will you or won’t you?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “hot biscuits here,” gives pause for thought.  Will you or won’t you? A word to the wise from Our Lady of Weight Loss herself.  Think before chewing, Tushkateers!!!  Think! Click! Lose! As […]

12 Quotes In Celebration: Happy Birthday Einstein!

In celebration of Albert Einstein’s birthday (March 14) and Pi Day, here follows a Baker’s Dozen Einstein Quotes to chew on!  Serve brain food! Einstein Quotes: Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on […]

Weighty Confession: “I Feel So Polluted!”

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss, Forgive Me for I Have Sinned My friend and I went to The Heartland Diner south of town for lunch, to celebrate the first day of snow here. It’s a perfect greasy-spoon diner, with […]

Puzzled? Is Your Body a Vehicle for Awakening???

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Awakening,” is inspired by the Buddha. Our body is a vehicle for awakening.  Treat it with care. ~ The Buddha As you click through “Awakening” chew on coming into awareness, realization, reviving… […]

Weighty Confession: Forgive Me for I Have Sinned

Cin from Sin City confesses to Our Lady of Weight Loss and is forgiven!  You, too, can receive forgiveness from the patron saint of permanent fat removal. Simply leave your sin in the comment section below and know that All […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Rejoice, Your Motivation Is in the Toilet?

This morning, one of my star clients (you’re all stars) confessed that she was having a difficult time keeping her focus, determination, commitment and motivation up front and central to her day.    Who amongst us hasn’t felt that way from […]

Puzzled? By the #Root

Sometimes people tell me that they are afraid to eat too many root vegetables, because they are higher in carbs than green vegetables, and they don’t want to gain weight.  My standard response is, “I don’t know anyone who got […]

7 Quotes: Pondering the Meaning of Life

Yesterday, while flying 35,000 feet high in the sky, from the west coast to the east coast, I was afforded five quiet hours to spend productively, and so I pondered the meaning of life. Is there life elsewhere in this […]

Weight Loss Sins: How Much Do Thong Underpants Weigh?

Today, Our Lady of Weight Loss offers a tasty tidbit of weight loss levity. “Thunder Pants,” confesses her ‘weighty sins’ and receives forgiveness. What’s your dietary sin? Lighten your load here! Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ Forgive me […]

Puzzled? Wise words from the Dowager Countess of Grantham

Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Dowager Countess Speaks,” is inspired by and in celebration of the oh-so-wise words from the Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey. “Give him a date for when Mary’s out of mourning.  No […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: The Flat Belly Connection-Bats in Your Belfry, Butterflies in Your Belly!

Greetings Tushkateers,   How are y’all on this absolutely spectacular day?  I am peachy keen.  My daughter and her man have been visiting us, here in Tucson, for the past week.  They leave today.  (Sob, sob…don’t go…don’t leave mommy!!!)   And, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The Scales Gone Crazy?

Recently, I visited my doctor.  On the way into the exam room, in the hallway, we (his nurse and I) passed the menacing scales of injustice. She said, in an authoritarian tone I might add, “Hop on the scale.” To […]

Puzzled? St. Valentine’s Gift List

St. Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I’ve been rackin’ my brains not only as to what gift I might like, but what non-food gifts to give.  (Yes, I said “non-food.”) Valentine gifts for friends, family, neighbors…for all! While […]

How Long Have You Been Naked: An Interview with Pamela Shields, Artist

An Interview with Pamela Shields, Artist NAKED:  The Masturbation Series Pamela Shields, artist, is presenting, for the first time, her ‘Masturbation Series’ of large drawings.  Frank discussion or depiction of a woman as a sexual being, rather than as a […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: how to…Turn Dreams Into Reality

Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the “right stuff” to turn our dreams into reality. ~ James Womack Greetings Tushkateers,  I hope this KITT Club e-newsletter finds you well on this fabulous wintery morning!  I […]

Puzzled? February: Love Love Love

Our Lady of Weight Loss thought it might be a good idea, a loving idea, to declare February the Month of Love!  Here, the first of her Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw LOVE Puzzles: “Love U” As you click through “Love […]

Quirky Wisdom: How to Be the SMARTest SmartASS?

Seriously, who wouldn’t want to be the smartest smartASS in town? There are SMART Goals and then … There are the SMARTEST Goals. And THEN and only THEN… there are SMART-ASS Goals. When I first started my journey on the […]

The Goddess of Forever Thin Delivering a Mighty KICK IN THE TUSH!

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 ran into the Goddess of Forever Thin. She said, “Hi Goddess. You are wise, and […]

Puzzled? The Secret Powers of Your Inner Goddess

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled: “Goddess,” is inspired by a trip to “Cosanti,” the gallery and studio of Italian-American architect Paolo Soleri, which is located in Paradise Valley, Arizona.  The space is overflowing with experimental earth-formed […]

10 Quotes to Inspire Your #Reinvention

Essentially, when one says that they want to reinvent themselves, they are saying that there is something central to whom they are or what they do that they want to change.  While this process is relatively simple, it’s not easy.  […]

Kick In the Tush Tuesday: how to…End Stuckness Now

Greetings Tushkateers,  I have some mind-blowing news for you.  Are you ready?  Sitting down?  Okay…take in a deep breath and dig this:  you are not a noun.  You are not a thing.  Rather, you are a person who does things. […]

#OneWord to Live By: You are only afraid if you are not in #harmony with yourself.

For many #harmony is thought of as a tuneful sound, a combination of musical notes in a chord, a pleasing arrangement of parts; living in accord with others; an internal calm.  Here, 9 #harmony quotes to help you to define […]

Chewing the Fat: Depressed and Defeated?

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss,   I just turned 60.  After ten years of lifting weights and lots of walking, I let myself “go,” as in I am out of shape.  And, sadly, the weight that I worked so hard […]

Puzzled? Tough Choices: Fruit or Cake or Fruitcake?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled:  “Tough Choices: Fruit or Cake?” by Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist (that’s me), gives food for thought. As you click through, contemplate your choices, weave them into your path, see where […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Circa 1963 – 10 Commandments of Permanent Weight Loss

Happy 2014, Tushkateers!  How y’all doing?  So far, so good?  Maybe?  For those 60% who are experiencing “The Freeze,” is it cold enough for you?  OMG!!!  Just writing about it makes my fingers cold!   Please know that we (Our […]

Puzzled? Gumdrop and Cookie Offerings?

If bitterness wants to get into the act, offer it a cookie or a gumdrop.  No more than 50 calories, please.  After all, if we plump up Bitterness, it’s likely to be that much more bitter! As you click through […]

Post-Holiday Cure: Sniff Away the Cellulite?

Aromatherapy may not miraculously melt away the pounds, but there are heaps of evidence that aroma effects mood. And we all know how mood effects our eating! What is aromatherapy?  Aromatherapy means “treatment through senses.” It is based on the […]

A New Year’s Toast: 10 Simple Steps to Happy

In this New Year, 2014, let’s… Look at the sunny side of everything. Think happy, healthy and prosperous thoughts. Speak health, happiness and prosperity to all you meet. Be enthusiastic. Greet every creature you meet with a smile. Live in […]

10 Inspiring Quotes to Start 2014

The New Year is but a few hours away, affording us an opportunity to imagine an inspired fresh start; a year of new ideas that stretch the mind, open the heart, encourage curiosity and creativity, playfulness, kindness and love. Here, […]

Puzzled? Get Jiggy JigSaw: Floating Mary?

“I wasn’t raised Catholic; I just really like the image of a neutral and benign Mary floating around somewhere, being nice to people.” ~ Moby *** After I put the finishing touches on my artwork entitled, “Floating Mary,” I thought, […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Happy Christmas and more…

Dearest Tushkateers,  From the bottom of our most GRATEFUL HEARTS, both Our Lady of Weight Loss and I wish you a very MERRY and extraordinarily HAPPY Holiday. We send you Platters Full of LOVE, JOY, POSITIVITY, Full-on ENERGY. We encourage […]

Puzzled? Get Jiggy: Want Power Rule!

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Want Power Rules!” is meant to inspire clarity and give you a Kick in the Tush! As many of you know, I believe in “Want Power!”  I believe in being clear and […]

Quotes to Chew On- New Year: New You? Really? Again?

My email inbox overflows with links to articles and course offerings; variations on a theme: “New Year: New You.”   And I wonder, “A new and improved me? Again? What’s wrong with the old me?  Am I not…Thin enough?  Active enough?  […]

The 10 Commandments: Thou Shalt Drink Enough Water to Frighten Noah

As we happily head out to party, let’s remember to read through, ingest, and practice the 10 Commandments of Holiday Weight Loss graciously and generously presented to us by Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent weight […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Drop 5 – Be Happy and Merry

“What ho!” I said. “What ho!” said Motty. “What ho! What ho!” “What ho! What ho! What ho!” After that it seemed rather difficult to go on with the conversation.” ? P.G. Wodehouse, My Man Jeeves Dearest Most Fabulous, Amaze […]

Puzzled? “Merry and Happy”… your holiday mantra?

As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle think “Merry and Happy.” Remember, clicking burns calories.  Keeps your hands and mind busy. Get Jiggy:  Happy and Merry or Merry and Happy! Spread the good cheer!  Send […]

#OneWord Thursday: Just #Sitting Around? Good Job!

If you are feeling the hustle and bustle of the holiday season (or the hustle n’ bustle of life-in-general), then please do take a moment to find a comfortable place to sit, read through these nine thoughtful quotes that shed […]

Weighty Wisdom: Roadmap to Freedom

“Being diligent in your practice should not depend on your mood of the moment. Whether your meditation session is enjoyable or irritating, easy or hard, the important thing is to persevere. It is when you don’t feel like meditating that […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Drop the Guilt-Lose Weight

“Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!” ~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale Dearest Tushkateers,   How […]

Puzzled? Peace of Mind?

According to the Dalai Lama, “In the final analysis, the hope of every person is peace of mind.” As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, send healing vibes to all you know, wishing them peace […]

Hot Off the Press: Microsoft Bra to End Emotional Eating?

Holy Guacamole, Tushkateers!   Just the other day, I wondered aloud, “What will be the next big thing?  The next technological gadget that has the potential to change our lives.”   No sooner did those ‘want to know’ words leave my mouth, […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Scrumptious Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash

A tongue twister and holiday recipe from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens that delights and feeds the soul! Ingredients: 1 Butternut Squash 1/2 cup Organic Chicken Stock 1 pound Turkey Sausage 1 slice bread, cut into cubes 1 […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Visualize a Happy Holiday In the Bath

Today, dear Tushkateers, devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and those who have serendipitously landed on this page, is a holiday: Bathtub Party Day! In honor of this auspicious holiday and in keeping with our #OneWord Thursday tradition, today […]

Video: How to Get Back on It and Lose It…FAST

From the Our Lady of Weight Loss archives…The perfect post and video that can put you back on track after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend! Enjoy!!! Just yesterday, I was talking to “Mary” (yes, I work with my beloved clients on […]

Puzzled? 9 Tips: Have a Sexy Holiday

Are you feeling 5 Minutes to Never Sexy?  After the biggest food holiday of the year?  It is time to move on and get back to healthy eating, healthy living and being sexy! While you click through today’s Get Jiggy […]

Gratitude: Thanksgiving Side Dish or Main Event?

Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Chanukah, Happy Thanksgiviukkah one and all!!!  As Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and expressing gratitude, I thought I’d reprint a crowd favorite on the benefits of gratitude! Read, ingest, and think gratitude! THE HAPPY, HEALTHY and SLIMMING […]

Thanksgiving Prayer

                            Wishing you all a Happy & Healthy Holiday, Janice    

Thanksgiving: You and Your Relatives!

Remember: No one has read the script that you have written for them; nor have you read the script that they have written for you. Holidays are essentially just like any other day. They are filled with their ups, downs, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 7 Solid, Strong, Smart Thanksgiving Tips

Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Chanukah, Tushkateers!!!   Did you know that the convergence of Thanksgiving and the first day of Chanukah (Festival of Lights) is something that rarely happens.  So rare, in fact, that it is beyond a ‘once in a lifetime’ […]

Puzzled? A Sinfully, Satisfying Tasting Guide to Thanksgiving

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is entitled:  A Sinfully Satisfying Tasting Guide to Thanksgiving!  And it is!!!  A calorie guide created to help you navigate the stuffing, gravy and more! As you click through, plan your food […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – 3 Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Recipes!!!

Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, and those who found their way on this page via divine intervention (whether they know it or not), dig it:  Thanksgiving foods do not have to be dripping in sugar and fat.  […]

#OneWord Thursday: 22 #Thanksgiving Quotes from My Table to Yours…From Serious to Silly to Side-splitting

Our Lady of Weight Loss and I had a meeting of the creative minds last night and decided that we would, once again, write out our favorite Thanksgiving quotes on pretty strips of paper and sprinkle them across the Thanksgiving […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday – Thanksgiving Madness: 10 Ways to Eliminate Emotional Eating on the Biggest Food Day of the Year!

Tushkateers!    How’s your Thanksgiving Mental Health hanging?   Things have been pretty calm around here.  No fuss about Thanksgiving; no big concerns about the holidaze glaze until this past week.  I spoke with several coaching clients, all of whom were […]

Puzzled? Thanksgiving Strategies!!! Last Temptation of the Year?

Thanksgiving is coming…fast!  A mere 10 days from now you will more than likely be faced with the biggest meal of the year!   The Last Major Big-Time, Eat Until yu Bust, Temptation of the Year! This week’s Get Jiggy Weight […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Bubala, Thanksgiving Latkes a MUST!

Bubala, sweetheart, darling, did you know that the first day of the eight-day Jewish festival of light, Hanukkah, falls on  Thanksgiving!  It is a once-in-a-lifetime happening!  The last time Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlapped was in 1888 and the next time […]

#OneWord Thursday: Love is the Soul of #Genius

They say that each and every one of us is born with a special gift, a specific genius.   Sometimes, however, we don’t see it.  We tend to bury our genius under low-self esteem, or focus on other people’s genius.  “Oh […]

Tasty Tidbit: One Sound Bite Away from Thin

Are you curious to know how you are one sound bite away from thin?  Or one sound byte away? According to a recent study, Cornell researchers found that people ate less food and enjoyed their food more when the lighting […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Ways to Control and Conquer…Nighttime Eating

Helloooo Tushkateers!    How are you on this most amazing day?  “What’s amazing about it,” you ask?  Well, for one thing, the sun, the clouds, the wind, the birds, the air, the water–all elements are freely flowing–and we get to […]

Puzzled? Our Lady Steams It Mad Hot?

Want to know what is so great about JigSaw Monday’s?  I’ll tell you!  It’s Monday and while I really do want to, need to, have to jump into the week, these fabulous puzzles (if I say so myself) give me […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Surrender to the Present Moment

Imagine, just for a moment, what your life might look like if you stopped fighting, stopped hiding, stopped resisting life.  Imagine what it might feel like if you let go of trying to force the issue, if you stopped trying […]

Weight Loss Tip: Go Square and Lose It?

If you want to easily and effortlessly lose weight, then listen up, because Our Lady of Weight Loss has got a (non-caloric) tasty tidbit that is sure to bring a content and svelte smile to your face! Switch from Round […]

Puzzled? Pig Crosses the Street …

Dear Tushkateers, devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, Beliefnet readers and all who serendipitously happened upon this page, While you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Pig Xing,” remember that Halloween is over and so […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Righteous Ratatouille, Gastronomical Gift from the Gods

Righteous Ratatouille – A guilt-free gastronomical gift from the Gods.  This is a great recipe for any and all and especially for bulk eaters.  If you want to eat a lot, feel uber-full, make this and eat as much as […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Halloween Quotes to Chew On

Here, from Our Lady of Weight Loss, 10 #Halloween quotes to chew on, reminding you that #Halloween is about more than candy! Never put your faith in a Prince. When you require a miracle, trust in a Witch. ~ Catherynne […]

Weight Loss Tips: 6 Steps to a Quick Fix

Want a Quick Fix?  Of course, you do!  Who doesn’t?  For Weight Loss?  Creativity?  A quick fix for any thing that you seemingly have to work hard to achieve?  Today, as in right now, I do have a quick fix […]

Puzzled? How to…Click Your Weigh through Halloween

How are you going to survive Halloween without gaining weight?  By clicking your way (weigh) through! Keeping both your mind and your hands busy is one fab strategy that works! Click through Halloween Orange! Send Halloween Orange, the e-card to […]

#OneWord Thursday: The Fat-Burning Power of the #Compliment

Happy #OneWord Thursday Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and those who have mysteriously landed on this page (divine intervention for sure)!   Today’s word to meditate on, live by and utilize to the max is “compliment,” inspired by […]

Commitment: Unlock the Door of Imagination, Turn Dreams Into Reality

Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the “right stuff” to turn our dreams into reality. ~ James Womack I had a curious conversation with star client CM … I asked CM, “On a scale from […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 5 Steps – To Thin Genes

Dearest Tushkateers,  How are you all doing?  I’ve missed you terribly.  It’s been three weeks since I sent out a Fully-Loaded KICK newsletter!  We (as in OLofWL and I) were on vacation, and then I realized that it was Columbus […]

Puzzled? How to…Delight in All Aspects of Creation

A most excellent “Coach Yourself Happy” question from Janice Taylor, Life & Happiness Coach, Weight Loss Expert (that’s me) to kick start this kick tush week:   If you were to “Delight in All Aspects of Creation,” which creations would you […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Pleasingly Pious Pumpkin Pudding

For whatever reason, probably because Our Lady of Weight Loss encouraged me to do so, I researched the color “Pumpkin.”  As if I didn’t know that the color pumpkin is orange!  But whatever, she insisted, so I did what she […]

#OneWord Thursday: Now Is the #TIME

People say that the one thing that is getting in their way of weighing less; one thing that they just didn’t have enough of is #Time. “I don’t have the time to go to the store and pick up fruits […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 4 Bites to Permanent Weight Loss

Dearest Tushkateers!  My head is spinning.   Today is the 15th of October!  Halloween, Day of the Dead, and the rest of the fully loaded holidays are right around the corner!  Hard to believe, but there it is.  The calendar […]

Puzzled? How to Create Good Weight Loss Karma

As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Autumn Leaf,” you begin to appreciate Mother Nature’s ability to explode a variety of autumn leaves that are bursting with fall colors–the vivid yellows, orgasmic oranges, and rip-roaring […]

#OneWord Thursday: #Listen to the Nighttime Fall

A follow up to my Tuesday’s Kick Tush post, “The 7 Don’ts of Listening,” I decided to dedicate this week to listening:  to people, to pets, to the rustling trees, the chirping birds, to my thoughts, to the nighttime fall; […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The 7 Don’ts of Listening

No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen. ~ Jewish Proverb Imagine Dear Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and anyone else who has landed on these pages, what it would be like if […]

Puzzled? Listening for Unexpected Wisdom

Puzzled?  Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. When people really listen to each other in a quiet, fascinated attention, the creative fountain inside each of us begins to spring and cast up new thoughts and unexpected […]

Miracle Cure: Walking Backwards Through Life

Looking for a fresh perspective on life?  Me, too!  Here, from Our Lady of Weight Loss a.k.a. Our Lady of Weightlessness, she who believes in the Power of All Things Light, an exercise for you to do that will give […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Tip #5-Manifesting Dreams

Never let life impede on your ability to manifest your dreams.  Dig deeper into your dreams and deeper into yourself and believe that anything is possible, and make it happen. ~ Corin Nemec Tip #5: Manifesting Dreams: A Side of […]

Puzzled? The Soul has Illusions…

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Soul has Illusions…” gives us something to chew on. An illusion is something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality. Our Lady of Weight Loss wonders, “Just […]

9 Platters Full of Autumn Weight Loss Tips

Dearest Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, Tushkateers, and all who have divinely landed on this page, I urge you to NOT wait until January to lose weight!  There’s something about the crisp cool fall air that shouts, “Start […]

Puzzled? My Problem and How I Solved It #15

As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle entitled “My Problem and How I Solved It #15,” Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to think!!! Think about the problem. Identify the problem. Brainstorm ways to […]

#OneWord Thursday – #Compassion – Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.

Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor, your Life & Wellness Coach, weight loss expert (that’s me) were discussing #Compassion!   Our Lady pointed out that ALL the major religions place great value on #Compassion. OLofWL noted that practicing compassion, […]

How Selfish are You? How Heavy is the Guilt?

People say that they simply do not have time to take care of themselves; they have no time to do the things that they need to do to be create happy and healthy lives. They tell me that they can’t […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: 7 Tips – What to Do When Feeling Judged?

Every so often, someone says something to me about my newly found thinness that is upsetting and sends me reeling. (Yes, it’s been twelve years since I permanently removed over 50 pounds, but it still feels newly found. Until I […]

Puzzled? About Fatty Acids?

Puzzled?  About Fatty Acids?  Me, too!  As you read through and then click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle consider the benefits of Omega-3. Omega-3 fatty acids (eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexanoic acid (DHA), alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), are […]

#OneWord Thursday: #NeverGiveUp

As promised in my yesterday’s blog post entitled: How the Angel of Defeatism Inspired, which was essentially about “Never Giving Up,” here are 9 quotes to help you to move forward, get on with it, pick up where you left […]

Negative Role Models Rock: How the Angel of Defeatism Inspired

Just yesterday, when I took a much-needed break from working hard on my latest art masterpiece, a self-portrait soon to be unveiled, entitled: Miss Frozen Peas, 2013, I encountered a young man playing the Sitar. Mr. Sitar-Player had seated himself […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to Heal Your Soul

Slow down, take pleasure in the simple things of life, heal your soul from the wounds caused by the fast pace of society.  ~ Martin Suarez *** Good Day Tushkateers!  How are you on this glorious day; this most magnificent, […]

Puzzled? Extreme Happiness?

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by “Extreme Happiness.”   Our Lady of Weight Loss defines Extreme Happiness as a supremely happy state of mind that brings forth feelings of elation, euphoria, joy, and bliss. There’s nothing […]

#OneWord Thursday: Feel Your #Emotions

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Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~ Carl Bard Dearest Tushkateers,  Happy September!  Happy back to school.  Happy autumn leaves, Happy new beginnings!  […]

Puzzled? A Year of Miracles?

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#OneWord Thursday: What’s Your #Story

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Easy Weight Loss: How to Change Your Relationship With Food

  Our Lady of Weight Loss wants me to encourage you to think about taste, because “Taste is No Small Thing.” Dig It:  Taste is always with us, ever present. Even when you detect “no taste,” there is a flavor […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How to End the Suffering!

Greetings, Hello, Hola, Que Pasa Tushkateers!?!  I know, I know…I wasn’t going to send out the BIG Tuesday Kick in the Tush again till after Labor Day weekend ’cause I’m on a vacation of sorts (vacation from doing too much–determined […]

Puzzled? The Watermelon Angel

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Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Fleshy People-Face Facts?

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Puzzled? The Zig Zag Diet

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Eat This: Lose Weight – Cold Cucumber Soup

This Dysfunctional Chef has been experimenting with cold cucumber soup. Woo Hoo, Yahoo and Lah-Di-Dah!   Most recipes that I’ve stumbled across, tripped over and dipped my Dysfunctional tasting finger into include heavy cream or olive oil and I get […]

#OneWord Thursday – 10 Quotes: #Hope filled Journey

Over the past few decades, research shows that one of the most powerful vehicles, one of the most potent tools, to get you “there,” the place that you so desire to be, where life is good and you have achieved […]

Two Hypnotic Weight Loss Techniques: Into the LITE

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 […]

Puzzled? What to Bring to the Party?

Puzzled?  While clicking through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “The Ducks? What to bring to the party?” contemplate the various things that you could bring to a party.  Cake, sure!  That’s one possibility, but The Ducks have […]

#OneWord Thursday: In Search of #Bliss

In search of bliss?  The highest degree of happiness, blessedness, exalted felicity, heavenly joy?   Me, too!  And—I can tell you with certainty that beating your self up is not the way to find bliss. Give yourself a break.  It took […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 7 Breakfasts

Still skipping breakfast?  Even though the experts say, after 40 years of breakfast related studies that show without a doubt that kick-starting your day with breakfast is the healthy thing to do – for children and adults alike – people […]

#Puzzled? In search of Weight Loss Nirvana?

While clicking through this weeks Puzzled? In Search of Nirvana, imagine living in the Transcendent State of Nirvana, where there is neither suffering nor desire. “If bliss is to scratch an itch, what greater bliss, no itch at all?  So […]

OneWord Thursday: 9 Quotes – How to Create an Amazing #VACATION

As I am “On Adventure” (vs. On #Vacation), I thought it a good idea to gather quotes that might help me to, inspire and motivate me to not only create an amazing “adventure,” but also help me to stay to […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 10 Best Summer Weight Loss Tips

As we head into August (could you believe? OMG, time flies), the heart and soul of the summer, I thought it a good time to share Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s 10 Best Summer Weight Loss Tips!   Read through, ingest, […]

Puzzled? Cure Sadness: The Color Purple

Cure Sadness: “THE COLOR PURPLE“, today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, was taken during my yesterday’s morning walk. It is believed that The Color Purple has the power to transform, to heal melancholy, to bring spiritual insights and renewal.  […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – 100% Happy Summer Fruit Salad

Try this Our Lady of Weight Loss approved, best ever summer fruit salad, by far, no exceptions!  Seriously!  As is, this mix of fruit n’ honey is the most awesomely delish summer fruit salad, and if you want to add […]

#OneWord Thursday: The #Healing Connection

One of the most important parts of healing oneself is to recognize and be acquainted with the powerful relationship between your mind and your body. Here follow 10 quotes to help you make The #Healing Connection! As my sufferings mounted […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Worry Less, Play More – Manifest Miracles

  Enjoy life – there are no re-runs. – Shirl Lowery Helloooo Dear, Sweet Tushkateers!!!   How are you on this spectacular summer day? I am Ok! Even better than that:  I am A-Okay!  I have had an amazing week, and […]

#Puzzled? The Healing Power of Green Flowers

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss Puzzle: The Healing Power of Green Flowers was inspired by the color green! The Color Green is the color of revitalization, rejuvenation, renewal.  It represents new beginnings.  Green is a nourishing color; it calms […]

#OneWord Thursday: Simple, Easy, Happy #Change #Change #Change

People want to know, how I permanently lost 50 pounds.  People ask, “What your secret?”   The answer is simple.  I changed.  I changed my thoughts, my beliefs, my behaviors; I dropped my “I can’t” baggage, and then I changed the […]

4 Tips: Increase Self-Confidence, Reduce Stress, Be Joyful, Lose it!

Because “You are What You Say (aloud and inside your mind),” and because positive self talk has the power to increase self-confidence, reduce stress and basically make your life infinitely more enjoyable, sending ripples of happiness throughout your world, I […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Depressed, Deprived, Defeated before you even begin?

“We are what we think.  All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” ~ Buddha Good Day Tushkateers!!! It suddenly occurred to me that this past week was my “lose it 4ever” anniversary.  […]

Puzzled? Are you 5 minutes to never sexy?

It’s not too late, you know.  Even if you think that you’re 5 Minutes to Never Sexy? As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle, chew on that! And feel free to send the 5 Minutes […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Sexy Summer Fusilli Salad

Either as a side salad or a main dish, this is my kind of sexy summer salad!  It’s fast, simple and delish! Ingredients: 16 ounces Fusilli pasta, cooked1 jar (7 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained and cut into thin strips. […]

#OneWord Thursday: Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a #walk.

#Walk it off!  Studies from both the University of South Carolina and University of Tennessee showed that people who walk fewer than 5,000 steps per day were heavier than those who walked at least 9,000 steps; and those who upped […]

4 Energy Boosters

If you are feeling drowsy, dozy, listless, and want to feel instantly energized, then try any one or more of the following “Energy Boosters” and see what could happen! 1. OXYGENATE YOUR BODY … i.e. BREATHE.  I know, I’ve said […]

Puzzled? Stop Trying to Lose Weight

As you click through this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle “Stop Trying to Lose Weight,” feel free to explore and discover! The most sabotaging word in the English language – and therefore in the Battle of the Bulge […]

July 4 : Permission to Pig Out

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 […]

Warning: The 6 Benefits of Gratitude May Cause Happiness

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

13 Tips: End Childhood Obesity, One Household at a Time

Healthy living, for adults or children alike, isn’t just about the foods that we eat.  It’s about being positive, nurturing relationships, and much more. Here, Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Weight Loss Expert and Our Lady of Weight Loss, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: WAKE UP!!! Be Happy, Lose Weight, Get Energized!

Wake UP!!!!!!!!! Tushkateers!  Guess what I did this morning, first thing?  Yes, I Woke UP!  HA!!!  Seriously Tushkateers, I woke up on the right side of bed.  I jumped out of bed (slight exaggeration), made my way to my office […]

Puzzled? How to Lose Weight

What is Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Number One Rule that you seriously need to adhere to, stick to, follow, think about, ingest–to Successful Weight Loss? Make your home a “safe haven!” What does that mean?  What does a “Safe […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – 3 Sexy Summer Solstice Cucumber Smoothies

If you are wondering, what IS the sexiest vegetable of all, I’m here to tell you, “The Cucumber, of course!” As most of you know, it’s been well over ten years (closing in on 12 years, actually!!!) since I permanently […]

Sacrifice Your Twinkie: Lose It

Want to Lose It?  Then…Sacrifice Your Twinkie. Plain and Simple!!  Do not keep any of the devil’s food in your home.  Get rid of it NOW!  Throw it out, give it to a neighbor, donate it to your local church, […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Confused, Lethargic, Stuck in the Past?

Helloooooo Tushkateers! How are you on this fine mid-June day?  I am well, and awake; even energized!  I’ve been decluttering (again and again still), tossing like mad.  Letting go of “stuff” and things; and the more I toss, the lighter […]

Puzzled? Knitted or Knot: 80 calories per hole

This morning, I took a very early morning walk to Dunkin’ Donuts for a cuppa coffee (could you believe we ran out, here, at home…oy!). I made my way to the front of the line, to the counter.  And, as […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Father’s Day “No Tears Caramelized Onion Tart”

Are you looking for the best Father’s Day recipe ever?  Something good to serve on Sunday (or any other day for that matter) that falls into the “comfort food” and “healthy eating” and “lose it” categories?  Yes?  (If not, think […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 #Judgment Quotes: Just How Heavy and Unnecessary?

As a Life Coach and Weight Loss Success Coach, I see, hear and feel people judging themselves and others consistently, continually, constantly, relentlessly in negative, unfair and harmful ways.  #Judgment, Oy! Take heed:  If you want to permanently let go […]

9 tips: How to Lighten Up

When was the last time you had a side-splitting belly laugh?  A tear inducing, stomach aching, diaphragm exercising laugh?  I can tell you when I did, for sure, because I was ever so grateful for it, into it, aware of […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: Having Weight Loss Fun Yet? Non-Piggy Bank!

Good Day Tushkateers!  Greetings, Salutations, Happy June and more! Yes, it’s been a few weeks since last we met (via a fully loaded Kick in the Tush Club e-letter)!  There was the Memorial Day weekend; followed by a rather long […]

Puzzled? Multitudinous and Multifarious Weight Loss Thoughts

Multitudinous and Multifarious Weight Loss Thoughts, this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle and e-Postcard was created without regard to a narrative sequence.  Consider it a pictorial stream of consciousness, reflecting external and internal forces of one “screwy weight […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Tomato and Chickpea Salad

Side dish? Main dish? The perfect healthy summer snack? Yes to all! This Tomato and Chickpea Salad is simple yet refreshing, oh so satisfying, and Our Lady of Weight Loss approved!  Can it get any better than this?! Tomato and […]

#OneWord Thursday: Shine a Bright #LIGHT on the #Light Within

Our Lady of Weight Loss, she who shines a bright #light on us as we go “Into the Lite,” and I were discussing “light;” the light within specifically, as well as how to gain access to this light, especially when […]

Stop!

It takes a lot of energy for a person to stay stuck, to keep a problem firmly alive and in place. How have you managed to so effectively stay stuck? People say, “No matter what I do, I can’t lose […]

Puzzled? The Gambel Quail weighs-in on weight loss

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw 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 […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Watermelon Gazpacho

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 lotta bang for your calorie buck! What is […]

#OneWord Thursday: #STUCK to Unstuck

Are you feeling as if you are spinning your wheels and getting nowhere fast?  Are you stuck in the mud? What do you do when you feel stuck or trapped?  Flail, flounder, flap, struggle, resist?  Maybe even throw your weight […]

Weighty Confession: Platters Full of Punishment

Many of us have been known to scoff down one piece of cake, beat ourselves up, feel rotten to the core, and then have another slice of the Devil’s food to soothe. Our fat cells multiply – our pants tighten […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Obsessed with Food? Enter at your own risk.

Greetings Tushkateers,  Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, and you’ve maxed out on BBQ, burgers, hot dogs and cake in the shape of the flag, I thought you’d be interested in knowing where you can safely retreat to, […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Crunchy, Satisfying, FAT-Burning Broccoli Salad

Last weekend, we (DH and I) were invited to a Garden Party!  Imagine that!!!  Outside, in a garden!  Thus the name, garden party! Duh   Nevertheless, thrilling for this CityGrrrl. I asked, “What can I bring?”  A Broccoli Dish was […]

#OneWord Thursday: What is your #style? Inner-style? Spiritual style?

What is your style?  Inner-style?  Spiritual style?  What is style?  Style is a combination of self-awareness, self-knowledge, personality and fashion. True style, inner-style, spiritual-style requires that one feels comfortable in their own skin, at home in their body. Your outer-style […]

Best Weight Loss Tips: Set Your Table for Change!

Here, today, right NOW, Our Lady of Weight Loss shares some of her best non-food weight loss tips!  Tips that set the stage for change, and set your table for success! Use dark, small plates! Studies show that people will […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Empty Your Mental Junk Drawer

“I believe in roses. And I believe in putting roses into a vase and sitting the vase on the table. I believe in getting lost and being found, I believe in going barefoot, and in laughter! My religion is to […]

Puzzled? “Chuga-Squeak” speaks

“Chuga-squeak, Chuga-squeak,” repeats the Grackle. Our Tucson courtyard, amass in Palm, Olive, Mesquite and Cyprus trees, is home to the Grackle. The Grackle is longer than most blackbirds, slimmer than most crows.   Grackle males are colorful; very iridescent with their […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Best Gazpacho Ever

Q:  How amazing and magical is it when someone (a good friend, neighbor or even a relative) shows up at your front door with a bowl of somethin’ special that she (or he) has just whipped up to share with […]

#OneWord Thursday: 10 Quotes that Inspire the #Body

Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first — not through intellectual understanding. ~ Christiane Northrup Because thoughts come from our head, and said thoughts tend to be loud (very loud), we are inclined to […]

Fat Daughter: “Perplexed” Needs Advice!

“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 […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 8 Steps to Easy Weight Loss

Good Day Tushkateers, How are you on this bird-chirping morning?  I am (we are) in Tucson, celebrating my birthday.  A week long celebration, which kicked into gear last weekend in Manhattan and has now migrated to the southwest along with […]

Puzzled? Antioxidant Girl to the Rescue

After celebrating Mother’s Day, happily being wined and dined, desserts at every corner, chocolates galore, I thought it might be a good idea to start the week by clicking through our beloved Weight Loss Hero’s favorite JigSaw Puzzle entitled, Antioxidant […]

Mean Girl Confesses Weighty Sins

How mean are you? To others? To yourself? Our Lady of Weight Loss has received hundreds, actually thousands of emails from readers who “confess” their self-sabotaging and mean-spirited words, which are sadly and unfortunately directed at themselves! Dear Our Lady […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: The Secret of Life-from Mediocrity to Genius

The ‘burning bush’ was not a miracle. It was a test. God wanted to find out if Moses could pay attention to something for more than a few minutes. When Moses did, God spoke. The trick is to pay attention […]

Puzzled? your…Empty Mind

Enjoy this week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle entitled, “Empty Mind,” from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal. Remember, clicking burns calories and it’s fun! Send “Empty Mind” e-postcard to friends, family and […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Cinco de Mayo Tacos ‘n Salsa

Last week’s EAT THIS: LOSE WEIGHT recipe featured a delightfully delicious Cinco de Mayo Beans n’ Rice dish.  Not to be missed!  AND a great complement to this week’s EAT THIS: LOSE WEIGHT recipe, Cinco de Mayo Tacos n’ Salsa! […]

#OneWord Thursday: 12 Ways to Breathe In #Morning Happiness

Further my yesterday’s post, “3 Steps to Waking Up Happy,” here today a dozen “morning” quotes that can serve as morning affirmations, as well. Wash your mind with these magically filled, precious morning gems that can help you to tap […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Beauty is Not Caused; It Is

Greetings!  Get thy May Pole out of storage, Tushkateers!  May Day is swiftly upon us.  It is time to grab hold of the ribbon and dance! Yes?!  It may be well worth the effort.  Not just for the sheer joy […]

#Puzzled? #JigSaw: Ghandi’s Cake

Ghandi’s Cake is up for interpretation.  My Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw puzzles are created from and by another hand, so to speak.  One that is from deep within that has no words, no thoughts; yet clips, arranges and glues […]

Eat This, Lose Weight: Cinco de Mayo Rice n’ Beans

Cinco de Mayo, the fifth of May commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).  Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in […]

#OneWord Thursday: Dove Sketches – The First Stab of #Beauty

Have you seen the very brilliant, gone viral, new Dove commercial entitled, “Dove Real Beauty Sketches?”  #WeAreBeautiful The commercial did an amazing job of illustrating that your every day woman perceives herself as less attractive than she is (even ugly).  […]

Puzzled? Earth Day Buddha, “Shower with your partner.”

Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Earth Day Buddha,” celebrates Earth Day, an environmental movement that began in 1970. This movement was designed to bring awareness to the importance of taking care of our Earth.  Earth Day led to […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Ribbons of Pesto Pasta

Our Lady of Weight Loss preaches to her friends, family, clients, as well as her devotees that the secret to permanent fat removal, a.k.a. weight loss, is to fill up on, enjoy, get into, and worship (yes, worship) fruits and […]

#OneWord: Does Your Soul Know the Geography of Your #DESTINY?

Is everything predetermined; the beginning as well as the end?  Does your soul know the geography of your destiny?  Are you where you are supposed to be? Does destiny relate to the probable to almost certain future, allowing for change […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: 5 Reasons Why Your Weight is Still a Problem

You may say that you want to tackle ‘the’ problem, solve it, handle it and move on, but If you have been working on the same problem for more than, let’s say, a decade (is that enough time to tackle […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: how to … Live in Hope, Not Fear

Dearest Tushkateers, Yesterday, after an absolutely lovely and peaceful afternoon walk through the Conservatory Gardens in Central Park, Peter and I returned home, turned on our respective media devices and were blasted by one deeply disturbing headline after the next–as […]

Puzzled? Will It End in Mystery?

“It Began in Mystery; It Will End in Mystery.“ This week’s get jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by the mysterious nature of it all! “…. There are certain times, when, as on the whisper of the wind, there […]

Food and Sex: Graham Crackers Curb Sexual Tendencies

There was a man whose name was Graham: Sylvester Graham. He was a man on a mission; his main thrust was to curb lust. Graham (1794 –1851), the 17th child of the Reverend John Graham was – in 1826 – […]

#OneWord Thursday – 11 Quotes: Visit the Fringe of Eternity-Where #MYSTERY Exists

If our minds are always thinking, spinning words one after the next into “story,” sometimes comforting, sometimes terrifying; then how can we hear the wise voice of intuition? How can we be present and fully appreciate, be astonished by, marvel […]

Video: Secret to Successful Weight Loss

Interested in learning the secret to weight loss success?  Want to know how to get back on the wagon…fast?  If yes, then watch this video from your favorite Weight Loss Success Coach, Janice Taylor!  She permanently removed over 50 pounds […]

Kick Tush Tuesday: 17 Tips – Listen to Your Body

Now is the time to make good use of time. Today is the day to begin a perfect day. ~ Sri Chimnoy Greetings Tushkateers!    How are YOU this fine day? Over these past few weeks, my body, my mind […]

Puzzled? How to Turn a Deaf Ear to Cake

Yesterday, we celebrated my daughter and SIL’s 7th anniversary!  After we had a delightful Thai dinner, we made our way down the road to a Greek cafe for dessert–as in, coffee and cake!  Dum dum dum dummmmmm (for sound effects […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Mad Men Mac ‘n Cheese

As you probably know (you’d almost have to be dead not to), the season premiere of Mad Men is scheduled for this coming Sunday (check your local listings).  In its honor, I am planning a 1960’s themed dinner, which brings […]

#OneWord Thursday: End Emotional Eating, Be Here “NOW”

Question: Where are you? Answer:  Here Question:  What time is it? Answer:  Now Emotional eating is rooted in the “unpresent.”  If we could simply live in the moment, in the now, there would be no emotional eating.  When feeding an […]

Dysfunctional Chef: She’s Got a Peanut Butter Jones?

As I am about to head up to Rowe, Massachusetts this morning to teach my weekend workshop entitled “Feed Your Soul: Change Your Weight,” and I am thinking, “What can I pack for the train ride? For lunch, for a […]

#OneWord Thursday: “Identity” – 14 Juicy Quotes to Shape Your Story

Who are you?  What costume do you wear?   What story do you tell yourself about yourself? Who are you?  Really? As I head off to Rowe Camp and Conference Center to lead the workshop entitled “Feed Your Soul: Change Your […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 9 Most Excellent Reasons to Smile

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Greetings, cheers … hello Tushkateers!  How are you on this happy day?  Joyful?  Smiling?  I am, […]

Puzzled? Dancing Parrots, Flying Roosters

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Dancing Parrots, Flying Roosters,” was inspired by my recent visit to the southwest. Please note:  Clicking burns calories, keeps the hands and mind busy (thus, out of the kitchen), and it is […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Eat This, Lose Weight-Sicilian Eggplant Caponata

This week’s less guilt, healthy-living recipe, Slow-Cooker Sicilian Eggplant Caponata, was a major-league, big-time, booyah success!  It can be served as a side-dish especially for fish, over pasta (preferably whole grain), on top of polenta and/over thin, toasted slices of […]

#OneWord Thursday: 12 Quotes that Scatter JOY

Join with Our Lady of Weight Loss and me (Janice Taylor), as we “scatter joy,” feed our (collective) soul, and practice Happiness!   Let JOY lead the way (weigh) this week!!! “Scatter joy!” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson “There is no beautifier […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: “You Deserve ________ .”

Recently, a crumb-covered friend said to me, “I had a hard day.  I deserved the crumb cake.  I really did.”   Did she? Deserve? Crumb cake? “I deserve __________.”   I invite you to fill in the blank with something more than […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: 9 Spring Lighter Dandelion Thoughts!

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. ~ Albert Einstein Happy Spring Tushkateers!   Can you hear the birds chirping? Louder than it was yesterday, yes?  […]

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