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Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart ….
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung


Howdy and Hey There TUSHKATEERS!!!  I trust y'all made it through Independence Day in one piece?  One thinnish piece? Yes? No?  Either way, it's a new day, a new dawn, and we've got approximately 8 weeks before the unofficial beginning of fall; Labor Day weekend. 

What do you think? Are you ready to cultivate a couple of happy and healthy habits this summer?  Well, that is good news.  (I am quite sure that I just heard a resounding round of 'yes' cheers from the crowd!!!)  So ... Let's get started!

As you may remember, in the last issue of the KITT Club e-letter, Our Lady of Weight Loss featured an email from "GastricByPassBlues."   Gastric-BP-Blues shared with us that she'd lost 150 pounds a few years back, but sadly she was slowly 'finding' them once again. Our Lady of Weight Loss served up platters full of sage advice, thought provoking information to chew on and OLofWL asked her, "What will permanent weight loss give you that you wouldn't otherwise have?"  Our Lady encouraged her to, "Go deep!!!  Beyond health and tight jeans!  List ten things.  Yes, 10."

Chewing the Fat ~ In response to the above, I received an email from Nancy D., Tushkateer is Goodstanding.

Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss ~ Great issue ... But ten things beyond health and tight jeans?  I thought I was
creative, but I'm not coming up with ten.  I'll let you know when I do. . . Thanks. ~ Nancy D.

Dear Nancy D. ~ Here are a cool 15 reasons to help get you started.  (All of you!)

Embedding Healthy Habits, Permanently Letting Go of All that Weighs Me Down (pounds and otherwise)
will help me, you, us to ...

  1. End the insanity,
  2. End the nasty, negative ‘fat-talk,'
  3. End the rubbing together of the mighty thighs,
    which in turn saves money - as we no longer need to buy large quantities of talcum powder
  4. Open the door to self-love,
  5. Feel comfortable in our own skin,
  6. Feel strong and fit in our individual bodies (no more aches and pains),
  7. Say “cheese” as in “sure thing … take my photo,"
  8. Fit into tight jeans even if we forget and put them in the dryer,
  9. Clear the mind, so that we can actually think about something else,
  10. Fit into our new form-fitting clothes (vs. loose fitting dresses a.k.a. tents) this year and the next and the next (no longer needing to fill your closet with 4 different sizes of clothing),
  11. No longer endure ‘beached whale’ type comments,
  12. No more ‘pretty face, it’s a shame’ comments,
  13. Bend over and pick up what fell down without feelings of shame and embarrassment over our largess,
  14. At the end of the day ... feel proud, and
  15.  Get on with life.

Please give it another go.  Dig deep.  Get specific!   Oh here's another one!!!

16.  Wear underwear that has some sex appeal.  I'm not saying leopard g-strings, but let's put an end to granny pants!

What will letting go of the excess give you that you wouldn't otherwise have?

Email me! I'm listening. Write "Excess Weight" in the subject line! ~ OLofWL

AND NOW ...  Your FULLY Loaded KICK!  (to your right and below) It includes but is not limited to yet another 10 ways to FEED YOUR SOUL, your weekly GET JIGGY Weight LOSS JigSAW Puzzle, a recipe from your favorite Dysfunctional Chef  ------ >   This week's Inspired and Inspiring QUOTES! And much MORE ...   To your right --> see links --> and below, scroll down, too!  Multi-scrolling!!!  Scrolling and clicking burn calories!!!

Spread the happy & healthy word ... NOT the icing!


dictated by not read by Our Lady of Weight Loss,
the patron saint of permanent fat removal (excuse all typos)


IF you haven't already, sign up for my workshop Feed Your Soul, Change Your Weight, which is scheduled for September 16 - 19, 2012 on Hollyhock on Cortes Island, Canada!  It is the most awesome, amazing and life-changing workshop!!!  Worth the trip, the investment in YOU!!!  Bring your friends! AND DIG THIS!  SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!!!


If you are interested in my coaching services, then scroll down for the skinny and then for sure contact me for a free consult.  It is my pleasure to meet Tushkateers across the land!  Be sure to  Write "CONSULT" in the subject line!  BTW - coaching is via telephone or skype, so time zones are not a problem!

SIGN UP FOR THIS WORKSHOP -  it will change your life in ways that you haden't thought possible. 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS - Before you know it - September will be here!!! And with it an opportunity for you to join with OLofWL and ME at the most amazing wellness center - Hollyhock on Cortes Island, Canada!  for the most awesome, amazing and life-changing workshop!!!  SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!!!

Feed Your Soul, Change Your Weight
Sep 16 - 19, 2012


Forever change the way you experience health, wellness, dieting, food, and yourself. Make health and weight loss fun through hypnosis, visualization techniques, strategies rooted in positive psychology and super-sized platters of creativity. Make peace with the mechanisms and patterns that underlie your self-sabotaging thinking and behavior. Strengthen your commitment to yourself, create healthy habits and learn to feel comfortable in your body. Free yourself from your food obsession and cure emotional eating. Take home tools and techniques that make the journey fun and motivation that lasts. ... Read more!

PHOTO of the WEEK ... I tried to snap a few photos of dogs but they just flat out would not pose.  And snapping people is even more of a challenge.  They flat out don't want you to! 

But flowers ... well flowers, leaves and trees!  They're always posing and ready. 

I'm heading out soon and thinking maybe this week, I'll focus on street signs.  I'm guessing that they'll cooperate.

The bigger thing though is not how great the photos are, or what the subject matter is - it's more about getting out and walking because it feels so damn good.  It really does! 

I'm not even power walking.  I'm just walking and allowing it to be what it is.  The camera (in this case it's my iPhone) adds a layer of creativity to the walk.  Gives me an opportunity to record what I see during the summer of 2012.

How's your walking going? 



Quotes to Live By

Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature…Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. – Helen Keller

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart…. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung

Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself. – W. C. Doane

There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult. – Rainer Maria Rilke

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. – Anais Nin

I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot… when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result. – Michael Jordan

Don’t look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you’ll know you’re dead. – Tennessee Williams

All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience. – Henry Miller

Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. – Teddy Roosevelt

Sausage Links!!!

For more life and wellness  from Janice Taylor, Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, author and Self-Help Artist, click on!

PLAY and LOSE:  WEIGHT LOSS JIGSAW PUZZLE  -  UNCONVENTIONAL TIP Guaranteed to LOSE IT, LOSE IT, LOSE IT!!! -  Our Lady of Weight Loss has a Weight Loss Tip for YOU that can and will make ALL the difference!  Really!!!  ... Read more! 

WHAT WILL LOSING WEIGHT GIVE YOU ... that you wouldn't otherwise have?   GET CLEAR.  What will permanent weight loss give you that you wouldn’t otherwise have?  Go deep!!!  Beyond health and tight jeans!  List ten things.  Yes, 10. .... Read more!

The FEED YOUR SOUL PROJECT ... Tips: 91 to 100 !!!  Pull out your mental weeds; allow room for the things you care about to grow. After all, mental real estate is limited .... Think happy thoughts.  Happier thoughts (happy being a relative term) create a stronger and more stable foundation, which put control in your hands, rather than being bounced about by life. .... Read more!

9 TIPS: How to CREATE a BALANCED and HARMONIOUS LIFE - Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal (she who guides me) is serious about weight loss, but not heavy!
She asked me to share the following 9 tips with you that she feels will surely up your energy, keep you focused, and help you to create a balanced and harmonious life. ... Read more!

DYSFUNCTIONAL CHEF: RIGHTEOUS RATATOUILLE !!!-  Tushkateers, if you really want to lose weight, get energized, feel happier, etc., then EAT THIS Righteous Ratatouille!  ...  Read more!

The BEST Permanent Weight Loss Book EVER!  OPRAH Summer Self-Help Pick!  Pick up your copy of OUR LADY OF WEIGHT LOSS and ALL IS FORGIVEN, MOVE ON now!!!

“Janice Taylor is a kooky kind of genius.”–O Magazine

“The best makeovers begin from the inside out. Positive change comes from positive actions. Our Lady of Weight Loss links laughter to self-worth. It makes the phrase "lighten up" quite literal.”—Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way

"A great mix of tips, tricks, and anecdotes, All is Forgiven, Move On has excellent ideas for your weight loss journey and for improving your life along the way!"—Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., author of The Beck Diet Solution

“Can you lose weight from sheer wackiness? After leafing through Janice Taylor’s …compendium of dieting revelations and multicolored inspirational collages, you won’t want to rule it out."—The New York Times

“More satisfying than a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“Many diet and exercise books lack two ingredients: humor and creativity. If those are missing from your current slim-down regimen, seek out Our Lady of Weight Loss."—LA Times

“Our Lady of Weight Loss is like a really good motivational dieting coach that could possibly need to be locked up in a mental institution, but you don''t care because she is so good.”—

Is Coaching for YOU?

It's NOT about your WEIGHT; it is about YOUR LIFE!Dog_art_suit_small

TESTIMONIAL: Janice is an insightful brilliant conductor who orchestrates a seemingly infinite mix of the exact right skills, insights and attitudes at the time when I need them the most. With heaping portions of brilliant, quirky, yet grounded approaches - in the end; success appears, and everything is different, not just the scale. Janice has helped me carry myself differently in the world and I am forever grateful. - Susan

For a complimentary consultation, write Janice and be sure to ask about her 4 week program! Coaching available in person, on the phone and via Skype. By appointment only! 

Once your complimentary consult has been scheduled, please be sure to:

  • Check all preconceived notions about weight loss (and life-in-general) at the door.
  • Bring: Pen, paper to the (45 mins. approx.) session. (I'm likely to say something 'smart' enough to write down! You are likely to have an aHA moment that you'll want to write down.)
  • Bring: Your questions. If you have any specific questions or concerns, please write them out before our session and bring with you or e-mail in advance of appointment (at least 24 hours in advance).
  • Bring: A glass of water. (Hydration is always a good idea; and I rarely speak in absolutes.) But NO FOOD. These sessions are NOT zoned for food, even if you are in a rush. starving, and working with me during lunch time.
  • Send me your phone # (I will ring you at the appointed time, unless otherwise arranged.)
  • Note that these sessions are strictly confidential.

    NOTE:  Video SKYPE for International Clients (as well as those nearby) is available.  A note from Janice:  "Tushkateers, Skype w. Video has made it possible for me to work with people across the globe!  Most recently from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, as well as Germany.  If you are interested in Skyping, let me know!  Phone or Skype - extraordinarily effective! Complimentary introductory sessions are available to those interested in coaching.  Let's see if we are a good 'fit!'  Hope to hear from you soon!"
  • Hypnosis can Strengthen your Personality
    Hypnosis can focus on increasing your positive personality traits. It can influence you to become more confident, outspoken, assertive and generally more aware of positive aspects that make you more positive about yourself and your abilities. The power of suggestion can provide a trigger to increasing your awareness of your own personal development. Suggestion can also release negative, and unwanted, behaviour patterns, change emotional feeling and can also improve the way you think.
  • WRITE ME: YES, I AM INTERESTED in LIVING LIFE LARGE (in a healthy body).