Saturday - August 13, 2022

Recession Proof Your Life: STRESS BUSTERS

March 12th, 2009

Are you stressed? Irritable? Having trouble sleeping? Do you feel like screaming? Crying? Eating??? You are NOT alone! In these stressful times, it\’s essential to have an arsenal of coping mechanisms at hand – other than food. I mean, really, is there any point in heading to the fridge? Nothing recession proof in there! So hang in … Our Lady of Weight Loss has TEN CHEAP n\’ EASY THNGS YOU CAN DO TO BUST YOUR RECESSION STRESS that she\’d like to share with you. And they\’re pretty much free, with the exception of Vitamin C, which is pretty cheap. Breathe. No... Read More

Now Serving Platterfuls of Second Chances: February Resolutions!

February 13th, 2009

Not to bring up a sore spot, but as your resident Life, Happiness and Weight Loss Coach, I\’ve been wondering how y\’all are doing with your January resolutions? Are they working for you? Often, we start the year off with the best of intentions, but the days melt into weeks and before we know it, we find ourselves in the middle of February not having fully followed through on our promises to ourselves. We\’re left feeling disappointed, filled with remorse – feeling defeated, once again. Ugh. Such a pity party! According to University of Scranton Professor of Psychology,... Read More

The Laws of Accountability

January 13th, 2009

ACCOUNTABILITY POWER: One of the most powerful principles you can follow in your quest to be the best you ever (as if you\’re not good enough already?????) is to follow the Laws of Accountability. Accountability will keep you on track! Just knowing that someone is going to ask you about your progress with your weight loss (or any other) goal can keep your fires burning bright and ensure that you stay steady the course. How to Stay Accountable! FIND YE AN ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER: You cannot be accountable to yourself. It NEVER works. You need to partner with someone, a close friend, co-worker,... Read More

For Oprah: 200 Pounds of Weight Loss Tips

December 12th, 2008

I\’m still wrapped up, more or less, in Oprah\’s 200 pounds. I can\’t stop thinking about her process, and wondering what she might have thought or felt the first time a zipper busted along her 40 pound weight GAIN journey. Yup, quite the journey! Now, don\’t get me wrong. I\’m not coming from a judgmental place. I mean, I\’ve been there. Oh yeah! More than once. More than twice. I\’ve yo\’yo\’ed my share! I\’m in sympathy with Oprah and at the same time I really want to give her one mighty KICK in the TUSH!!! So, while I say “Oprah,... Read More

Top Ten Christmas Diet Tips

November 12th, 2008

Christmas Diet Tip #1: Eating Slowly Translates to Pounds Lost Here is one thing you can do today that will help you gracefully and sveltely move through the holiday season. Chew Slowly and Savor the Flavor Research shows that those who slow down while eating and savor the flavor, eat less than those who gulp and stuff. In a recent study conducted by the University of Rhode Island, scientists found that when eating quickly women consumed 646 calories in approximately nine minutes. When they ate slowly, they averaged 579 calories in 29 minutes! Get it? They ate 67 calories more in nine minutes... Read More

Put the Brakes on Menopausal Weight Gain

October 14th, 2008

Turn “mean-o-pause” into a time of body beauty with these nine tips. If you\’re just entering menopause, you might be thinking, is menopausal weight gain a given? What\’s happening to my body? Why have the Scales of Injustice turned on me? Aren\’t these supposed to be the best years of my life, not the fattest? I promise you that I am eating and exercising the same way I always have!Turn “mean-o-pause” into a time of body beauty with these nine tips. If you\’re just entering menopause, you might be thinking, is menopausal weight gain a given? What\’s... Read More


September 12th, 2008

If your thoughts and words are steeped in negativity, if you are telling yourself that you are struggling, that you are a loser, that you are stuck and that you are sick; what do you think the ultimate outcome, the results will be? More than likely depression and weight gain. I received the following letter from one of Our Lady of Weight Loss\’s readers. Knowing that she is not the only one who speaks in this manner, sees life in this way, and manifests aches and pains, I thought I would share it with you. Special thanks to “NLP” for being brave and open and sharing her feelings... Read More

Nine Nimble Steps to a Svelte and Willowy Mind

August 12th, 2008

As the natural aging process slowly yet steadily sets in, our mental and physical functions can, in time, become impaired. However, there are fun ways to keep your mind nimble, svelte and willowy! How to slow this process? In addition to a well-balanced and healthful diet as well as physical exercise, neurobics can aid the anti-aging process. What are neurobics? Neurobics are my kind of exercise. They are aerobic workouts for the brain that help activate new brain circuits, which enhance the brain\’s production of neurotrophins (natural growth factors). Neurotrophins help the brain\’s... Read More

The Laws of Unattraction!

June 16th, 2008

The Laws of Unattraction: Top 10 Appealing, Eye-Catching and Attractive Tips On How to STOP Being Unattractive from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger. Chances are you\’ve heard about the Laws of Attraction. The basic concept is that you attract into your life whatever you think about. Positive thoughts and beliefs create a positive life; negative thoughts and beliefs attract negativity. One sure way to get those positive vibes swirling out there is to be attracted to yourself, in a healthy and self-affirming way (not in a narcissistic, oh my goodness, I\’m the greatest ever, where\’s... Read More

Who will get the FAT Vote? Let\’s talk politics!

May 13th, 2008

The Pontificating Pundits I\’ve been paying close attention to the news coverage of this primary season and listening to the pundits pontificate on the same points over and over again. They talk of exit polls as they do the breakdown dance of statistics in a variety of ways. Male, female, white, African American, Latino, the boomer vote, the youth vote, economic groups, blue collar, white collar, high school graduates, college graduates, religious affiliation. You name it. They have a statistic on how the group of the moment votes. And how about the debates? The candidates have been asked... Read More