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“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – Life’s Little Instruction Book, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Hello, Bonjour, Buenas Dias, Shalom, Tungjatjeta ... TUSHKATEERS!!!

How are you on this most amazing of mornings (afternoons, evenings - respectively)? I am peachy keen ... still in Tucson; soaking in as much of the sunny, happy cottontail vibes as possible.  Yes, that's right!  There are cottontail rabbits hoppin' about, as well as king snakes, lizards, coyotes, bob cats, and birds galore.  A roadrunner was tappin' on my front window the other morning!   Can you imagine???  Nature everywhere!  This CityGrrl is in serious awe!   

It is an extreme pleasure to work while here.  Yes! I can and do sit in the back courtyard reading, writing and answering emails from y'all!  Here's one from 'BD' that I am sure many of us can relate to!


Hi Janice (a.k.a. OLofWL),  I am Type II diabetic and overweight. I now weigh 187 lbs.  I can’t stick to any diet. I cannot stay motivated. Please help me because I am beginning to mentally feel real bad. ~ BD

Dear BD ~  Many thanks for your email.  It takes courage to reach out and seek support.  It takes courage to tell your truth.  So ... with your permission, if I may, I'd like to share a few 'hard core' permanent weight loss points of lite that CAN help YOU to change your mind, which will lead to change your weight!  In other words, it starts and ends in the mind!!!

# 1:  Self-Talk: Change Your Language!
It's not that you "can't stick to any diet."  It's that you either "don't know how to stick to a diet" - or you "don't want to stick to a diet" - or you "haven't fully explored the possibilities of healthy living" ... but it's not that you cannot.  You can!!!

#2: Motivate Daily! 
I think motivation is one of those things that people have across the board gotten 'wrong.'  We don't magically stay motivated, just as we don't magically stay clean.  You shower daily, no???  We re-motivate, recommit to living, recommit to showing up fully, recommit to focusing on our health every day, sometimes a few times throughout the day!   It's a conscious effort.  Not feeling motivated?  Well, then, look yourself in the mirror, give yourself a kick in the tush and say, "I CAN!!!"

#3: Mental Shift!
Certainly, by reading the above two points of permanent weight loss, your mental map has started to shift.  Right now write down one or two big or small insights that are surfacing. How might you approach 'permanent weight removal' from a new perspective?  Seriously, write them down, lest your insights evaporate into the ethers and you forget.  We think we will remember, but more oft than not, we forget.  Note your insights!

#4:  Diabetes!
It's a serious disease that can often be managed by diet and exercise.  I know people - friends, family and tushkateers alike who are either diabetic or prediabetic and still - they are not taking 'diabetes' seriously.  I get that 'health' is often an abstract thing and my mind/your mind doesn't want to wrap itself around it, but - again - diabetes has serious effects on your body.  If you have it and are ignoring it, then may I ask ... what are you waiting for - to compromise your eyesight with glaucoma, cataracts? Gum disease? Skin problems? Slow healing? and more!

#5:  Food!
What's your plan? Yes, I'm talkin' about your food plan!  You need a 'real' plan and by that I mean a conscious plan that includes many healthy foods, has limits, structure and is specific.  In other words, "I'll eat healthy" won't cut it!   It is my opinion that the more plant-based the plan, the better.  The less processed, the better.  Real food is always a good idea!  Food plan, anyone?

#6.  Mentally Bad?
The reason we feel mentally bad about ourselves is because we are short-changing ourselves.  We are 'betraying' ourselves.  We are not living our best or even our better lives!  If you are beginning to feel badly about yourself or have been feeling badly for awhile, then take it as a 'soul sign.'  Your soul is talking to you, it is yelling out and letting you know that you can do better for you! What is your soul telling you?

Speaking of "Soul Signs," Do sign up for my workshop entitled "Feed Your Soul, Change Your Weight / Sep 16 - 19, 2012."  Scroll down for more info!!!

#7.  Mental Shift Number TWO!
If you didn't have any insights from the first two points of lite, then you must be experiencing a full kernels of weight loss wisdom a poppin' by now!   Note your insights!  What resonates?  What are your next steps?

I hope that helps BD and y'all who keep saying that 'you cannot' lose weight.  Of course, YOU CAN!  Seriously, Tushkateers, If I CAN, YOU CAN!!!  ~ Janice (on behalf of OLofWL)


Feel free to WRITE to  Our Lady of Weight Loss.  Tell her what's on your mind!!!  Got any advice you'd like to share?  Looking for advice?  We're serving platters full of the stuff, to be sure!  AND YOU be sure to put "Chewing the Fat" in the subject line, lest your email gets lost in the sauce! 


AND NOW ... this week's KITT CLUB e-newsletter, which is OMG Delish!  The Dysfunctional Chef recipe is to die for!  We had a few friends over and served it up.  It was AMAZING!  I can cook!!!   In addition, you'll find links (to your right -->) to this week's PLAY JIGSAW and LOSE, FEED YOUR SOUL TIPS 51-60 (out of 200) and more!!!! 


Remember - both OLofWL and I seriously love hearing from you!  If you are interested in my coaching services, then scroll down, read on - and 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!  And - AGAIN!!! - consider signing up for my workshop Feed Your Soul: Change Your Life (your body, your mind, your pocketbook, your outlook, your thoughts, your being ... your everything :)  YOU WON'T BE SORRY!!! TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH AND GO FOR IT!!! 

Have a spectacular week!

Spread the Happy Cottontail word ... NOT the icing!

dictated by not read by Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal


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

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS - I know it's a bit of a stretch, to ask you to think about what you are doing in September, but 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

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” – Albert Ellis

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.” – Seneca

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” -Milton Berle

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – Life’s Little Instruction Book, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Confidence comes not from always being right but not fearing to be wrong.” Anonymous

“Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from what you can do.” – John Wooden

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

“You don’t get to choose how you are going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you are going to live. Now.” – Joan Baez

“If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.” – Desiderata

 “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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  -  PARROTS, ROOSTERS & BUST FORMS? OH MY! -This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Parrots, Roosters and Bust Forms, Oh My!” pulls from a variety of colorful places, times and styles.
While clicking through, remember – jigsaw puzzles burn calories, keep your mind and hands busy and are ADDICTIVE!!! ... Read more!

WEEK 5 - FEED YOUR SOUL TIPS 51 thru 60:  PEEL OFF YOUR FALSE FACE - Howdy All!  It’s Soul-Full Thursday!  The day that we focus on enhancing our ability to live and love with enthusiasm; the day we focus on the little things in life that are oh so meaningful! Here follows Tips 51-60 (shooting for the full 200), in an ongoing series from Our Lady of Weight Loss, patron saint of permanent fat removal, she who urges you to focus on, ingest and drink in happy living! ... Read more!

GOD'S PLAN??? - 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!!! King Snakes in the wall! YIKES!!!
(photo by: Betsy Hall,
Tucson Compadre)

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).