Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal

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Overview

As millions of women can attest, losing weight is hard work, and even the most resolute of dieters often fail. What's missing from nearly every diet program is the support and humor women need to keep on track and lose those pounds for good. Here, Our Lady of Weight Loss—the patron saint of fat removal—comes to the rescue with miraculous motivation for all!

In this unique book, Our Lady shares her tried-and-true gospel of weight loss guaranteed to lift readers' spirits and ...

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Overview

As millions of women can attest, losing weight is hard work, and even the most resolute of dieters often fail. What's missing from nearly every diet program is the support and humor women need to keep on track and lose those pounds for good. Here, Our Lady of Weight Loss—the patron saint of fat removal—comes to the rescue with miraculous motivation for all!

In this unique book, Our Lady shares her tried-and-true gospel of weight loss guaranteed to lift readers' spirits and finally make dieting fun. A fat-free, calorie-free, carb-free, guilt-free helping of divine inspiration, Our Lady of Weight Loss is the ultimate cheerleader for women everywhere and the best friend who will keep them on course even when the brownies beckon like a siren. With the help of Our Lady readers will:

  • Stay inspired with "motivational musings" and tips
  • Curb their cravings and keep their creative appetite satisfied with "pious projects"
  • Confess their chocolate or french fry transgressions and move on
  • Indulge in healthy and simple "righteous recipes"

Part art object, part craft project, part bedside companion, and part cookbook, Our Lady of Weight Loss is perfect for any woman following a diet program and still searching for her "thinner core." Quirky and soulful, with gorgeous four-color artwork throughout, this book will keep readers laughing on the rocky road to sveltesville and change their relationship with food forever.

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Editorial Reviews

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Who said that dieting has to be serious? Master motivational weight-loss coach Janice Taylor thinks that the best way to pound out the pounds is to turn dieting into a fun art project. With quirky Our Lady of Weight Loss stories and Kick in the Tush oaths, she relieves the faithful of constant cravings for full-fat ice cream and devil's food cake sinfulness. A miracle of inspiration.
Publishers Weekly
Taylor has maintained a weight loss of 50 pounds for more than five years. Her secret? Her work as a "weight-loss artist." Taylor says her turning point came during a meeting at a weight-loss center, when she decided to stop obsessively tracking the food she ate. Instead, she would create food-centric art whenever she had the urge to eat. She quit her job and combined her artistic leanings with a childhood fascination with nuns (she lived near a convent as a kid; the kindly nuns never commented on her chubbiness) in a creative homage to Our Lady of Weight Loss, an inner voice that provides inspiration and support to Taylor. The book offers a refreshing take on weight. Sure, there are recipes, and discussions of nutrition and self-image and exercise, but Taylor gets that most overweight folk already know they need to eat less and exercise more. In chatty, supportive prose, Taylor highlights her book with "weighty confessions" that offer absolution and cute "fat-oids" ("It takes twenty-two muscles to smile and sixty-two to frown"). And there are clear, witty instructions for art projects, including sewing, collage and lamp makeovers-most projects call for glitter glue, and lots of it. (Aug.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142005088
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/17/2006
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 387,758
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Janice Taylor spent a lifetime losing and gaining weight, until Our Lady of Weight Loss entered her life. Now more than fifty pounds lighter, Janice is a professional weight-loss coach, artist, and creator of a popular e-newsletter. She has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, and the New York Daily News.

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Read an Excerpt


Blueberry Sauce

From Abby, my daughter.

Pour this sauce on your toast or fruit, mix with yogurt, or just eat it by the spoonful. It is divine.

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • juice from freshly squeezed lemon
  • 1 pt. of blueberries
Heat water with light brown sugar until dissolved. Add lemon juice.

Then the blueberries. Just keep cookin' and stirrin' until it breaks down and it's all saucy.

Serves 5

Nutrition facts (per serving):
60 calories| 0g protein | 0g fat | 0mg sodium | 1g dietary fiber | 13g sugars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Our tops club is using this book for our meditation and relaxing

    Our tops club is using this book for our meditation and relaxing meetings and we all love the humor and truth of her writting. Any time you can add a smile to weight loss it is golden.

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  • Posted August 15, 2009

    Our Lady Of Weight Loss

    I actually just came home for a health fair I went to hear that the author Janice Taylor was speaking at.
    I was lucky enough to meet her and she signed my book.
    I also had one-on-one session with her.
    This book is a must read for anyone who wants to lose weight. You will learn that it's not about the food or the numbers on the scale.
    The book is informative and funny.
    I just signed up to take her workshop in October in Rye,Ny.
    She has a newsletter called A kick in the tush club.
    Enjoy this book and keep it for your own but, buy some for your friends.
    Anita

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2006

    The WEIGHT is OVER!

    I've been a member of Our Lady of Weight Loss's KICK in the TUSH Club for a couple of years now and I've got to say -- Our Lady is the first ever to make weight loss fun! I get a kick outta' her. She's delicious. And inspiring.

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