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Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan. ~ Paul J. Meyer

Anachemowegan (from the Mohican (Mahican, Mohegan) North Americans language) TUSHKATEERS!!! In other words, "Peace!" 

Here I am!!!  Bacckkkkkk in NYC and I must say, on the one hand it is absolutely glorious to be back! The spring/summery weather has been perfect; low 70's and sunny.  Perfect biking weather (see below), walking weather, walking and talking weather.  Yesterday, I met up with a good friend in Central Park.  We moved our tushes from one bench to another, chewing the fat, dishing the dirt ... catching up! 

In addition and most heart-warmingly important (sorry dear friend, Ellen), Peter and I had dinner with our kids - who are hardly kids - Abby, our daughter and SIL, Mike - which was lovely!  And we also - upon return -  immediamente - dashed to Harriet (my almost 96-year young mother) at her assisted living residence to find her doing extraordinarily well.  It is good to be back - and relationships remain primo on what's important in life, yes? Yes! 

On the other hand, I do so love the desert, the lizards, the sun, the cacti, the heated pool (yes, even though it was over 100 degrees, the heated pool was extraordinarily enjoyable) and I love our gaggle of Tucson friends.  I floated in the pool, a lot!!! and apparently, I am good at it.  People commented left n' right, "Wow, you float so well."  I have declared it to be 'my sport.' and the next time someone asks me how I exercise, I will say that in addition to walking a few miles daily (in NYC), I am also an olympic-level floater! Next trip, I'll take photos of me floating!  I am seriously good at it!!! SERIOUSLY!

Here, there or anywhere, I did notice that two things remain constant: 1.)  WHEREVER YOU GO, THERE YOU ARE!!!  No matter where I am - I've got the same mind and no matter where I am, I am aware of my thoughts knowing full well that my actions follow my thoughts.  I do my best to keep them positive, useful and healthy!  2.) REMAIN DETERMINED!  There are ample opportunites when 'away' to lose FOCUS and DETERMINATION; to let go of all the good, healthy living habits that I have created over the past decade.  Some of my healthy habits are deeply embedded, some less so.  Which ... drum roll please ... brings me to this week's CHEWING THE FAT segment of the KITT CLUB e-letter and this week's QUOTES to Live By!


Hi Janice (a.k.a. OLofWL),  I read last week's CHEWING the FAT email from "BD."  And you know what!?!! ...  I could have written the same thing! 

Yes, I know all the heath risks with being diabetic (and it scares me too!), but I don't do what I need to do!  So ... I will reread what you answered her and try to work on myself. (Maybe I'll get my hubby to print it out!!) ~ Madhatter

Dear Madhatter ~ First, I do love the name Madhatter and the teaparty in Alice in Wonderland. The Madhatter asks Alice if she would like more tea, to which she replies, "How can you have more if you haven't had any?"  Brilliant writing ... and, yes, I digress. 

Please allow me to come out of the rabbit hole and respond to your email, which I greatly appreciate your writing!  I am guessing that there are a good many Tushkateers out there who related to last week's CHEWING the FAT and are thinking just what you are! 

In addition to last week's CHEWING the FAT TIPS ... here are a few more "Points of LITE."

1. ONE YEAR FROM TODAY:  Where do you want to be one year from today?  Get yourself a piece of paper and a pen and on the top write:  It is June 19, 2013, and I am ... And then, write out in the present tense where you, how you look, how you feel, who you are with, etc.  Details are important and again in the present tense.  Do NOT write, it is June 2013, and I will be ... that implies that some day you will do this or that.  Experience it as if it has already happened. 

2.  PLAN, PLAN, PLAN:  You guys (for the most part) are allergic to planning.  You think that it is constrictive and falls into the 'have to' category.  When in actuality planning your day, preparing for it is your ticket to freedom.  Once all is in order, you are free to think about other things, enjoy your day, glide through it!  Start your day, your week, your month and this year with a specific plan. 

3.  AVOID WIGGLE ROOM (at all costs).  When people tell me that they are on a 'healthy eating plan' my ears immediately stand at alert (like a rabbit or a cat).   Is it a specific healthy plan?  Do you know what a really healthy plan looks like?  Are there any limits to your healthy eating plan?  Seriously, one can wiggle their way up the scales of injustice, an easy 5 pounds, if they 'eat healthy' without specificity or limits; without real planning and preparing. 

4.  GET HIGH on DETERMINATION.  Seriously (for a funny person with a light attitude, I do say 'seriously' a lot - but seriously folks, really?) ... how determined are you to create a better life?  Step into your healthy living warrior suit and breathe in determination, commitment and see what kind of energy you exhale!  Inhale:  Determination.   Exhale: Extraordinary Energy

5.  IS YOUR LIFE A HOBBY?  Hey, let me ask you something?  Is 'healthy living' a hobby?  Just so you know, it's not a part-time thing.  If it's an on again / off again thing, if you schedule the gym, a WW meeting, a coaching session and decide, "oh well, I'm busy - I'll do it another time" - or find that there are no fruits n' veggies/healthy foods in the fridge, and so 'oh well, cherry pie has some fruit in it,' then, it's a hobby.  If your life is a hobby, that's okay, just be honest about it - with yourself. 

But with the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything. ~ Reese Witherspoon

Madhatter, BD and all Tushkateers alike ... was that enough of a Kick in the Tush?  Oh - one other thing.  STOP TRYING!!! Trying never cuts the mustard.  WHAT ELSE do YOU NEED?  Write me/OLofWL!!! 

Spread the word ... NOT the icing!


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


AND NOW ... let's explore this week's KITT CLUB e-newsletter!!!  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 (a repeat of last week's in case you missed it, because it is oh so good and because I was flying back to NYC on Friday, so there was no time for dysfunctional cooking!) ------ >  AND maybe best of all???  This week's DETERMINATION QUOTES which most definitely kick tush!  To your right --> see links -->


ON MORE THING ... for goodness sake, 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! 


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!

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!!!

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!


Quotes to Live By

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.  ~ Og Mandino

A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee

But with the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything. ~ Reese Witherspoon

Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these. ~ James Whitcomb Riley

Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan. ~ Paul J. Meyer

Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context. ~ Margaret J. Wheatley

Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances. ~ J. Donald Walters

If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you. ~ Les Brown

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. ~ Gail Devers

Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen. ~ Horace Mann

Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. ~ George A. Sheehan

You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination. ~ Ralph Marston

You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction. ~ George Horace Lorimer

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  -  ROOSTER TODAY, FEATHER DUSTER TOMORROW!!!  - Today’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle is inspired by the confluence of two events - AND THEY ARE: ... Read more!

WEEK 7 - FEED YOUR SOUL TIPS 61 thru 70:  Embrace Your Dysfunctional Self, Sing a Happy Song of Relief - In Our Lady of Weight Loss‘s on-going series, 200 Ways to Feed Your Soul: Change Your Weight, here she offers ‘Ways’ #61 thru #70.   Our Lady of Weight Loss contends that if you focus on feeding your soul, creating balance and harmony in your life, the excess weight will more or less magically disappear. I permanently removed over 50 pounds ten (10) years ago – a full decade – by doing just that … focusing on LIFE in all its glory! ... Read more!

EAT THIS:  SUPER FOODS WITH CALCIUM & VITAMIN D - Did you know that approximately ninety percent of Americans believe in God?  And 67% of Americans are overweight (1/3 of which are obese).   For those who believe and are overweight, I am wondering … Do you believe that it God’s plan for you to be overweight? ... Read more!

DYSFUNCTIONAL CHEF: LAYERED MEXICAN STYLE CASSEROLE - 5 YUM, TO DIE FOR, HUGE HIT!!!  -  Love the heat or not, the idea of cooking, using the oven, turning on the heat seems a bad one.  Instead, I’ve pulled the slow cooker out of the kitchen cabinet, lined up all the ingredients I need to create Layered Mexican Style Casserole, and I am ready to create some dinner time magic! Here’s the recipe!  Simple, delicious and beautiful! Layered Mexican Style Casserole  ...  Read more!

PHOTO-TIME!!!  BIKING TIME!  Do you think that looking at the bikers rootin' tootin' them on helps to build strong muscles?  In a way, YES!  Because I did venture out and loop the park, whose parameter measures one mile round (which is why the biker chicks zoom a grand total of 40 times around!)!!!  So one mile of slow walking to 40 miles of them biking hard .... Hey, it's something!  And I am patting myself on the back celebrating it! BIG TIME!!!! 

Side Note:  One of our STAR Tushkateers, Myrna, is a biker, who bikes long distance!  Kudos to Myrna who actually has muscles!!!!  Glory Be and Hip Hip Hurray!!! Myrna, next time, do it in Harlem, so I can cheer you on!


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).