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All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss's 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville Paperback – May 15, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Studio (May 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014200524X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142005248
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #572,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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

"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

“A fun, irreverent and wacky read for women who would consider approaching weight loss with a sense of humor in one hand and a rosary in the other. Or perhaps a paintbrush. The kind of diet book Vivi and her pals (from Rebecca Wells' The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood) would read if they ‘let themselves go.’"Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“In her witty and original approach to weight loss, Janice Taylor encourages us to lighten up, in more ways than one. Offering support, motivation and forgiveness for our dietary transgressions, Our Lady of Weight Loss gives us much-needed hope. All we need is faith—in ourselves.”—about.com

“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

"Finally! A bit of wacky originality, humor and creativity in the world of weight loss."—Simon Doonan, author of Nasty: My and Other Glamorous Varmints

“A humorous approach…Taylor doesn't push a diet plan. She is a weight-loss coach who encourages people to take a fun and creative way to losing weight.” Winston-Salem Journal

“If you are in dire need of a diet starter or just a good kick in the tush, be sure to check out Our Lady of Weight Loss.”AmNY

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.”—fitsugar.com

"Divine intervention at its best and funniest! Who knew? The powers that be are hilarious! Never has losing weight been so much fun!”—Colette Bouchez, medical writer for The New York Daily News

“This empowering book's underlying theme is one of self-care.”Library Journal

About 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.


More About the Author

My name is Janice Taylor, and I am a Weight Loss Artist. A Weight Loss Artist is someone who makes art about food instead of eating it and, in the process, loses weight. A Weight Loss Artist pledges to be creative when it comes to weight loss ' to substitute arts & crafts for food whenever appropriate, to courageously stare down full-fat ice cream and make the world a better place by setting a healthy example for all. I am proud to say that I am our country's premiere Weight Loss Artist - in fact, I invented the profession.

Prior to being a Weight Loss Artist, I was a just a plain ole artist. I have studied textile design, floral design, jewelry design, and fine art and have exhibited in galleries from NY to LA to Berlin. I was also a life-long yo-yo dieter. My favorite food group was 'fried.' I owned enough diet books that I labeled an area in my office the "Watch Your Waistline District." My hope was that there would be enough fat-burning power in the combined mass of words alone that a mere visit to my bookshelves would prove sufficient to remove fat. It didn't work.

It wasn't until Our Lady of Weight Loss entered my life that I was able to connect with my 'inner thinner core' and permanently remove more than 50 pounds of my own excess baggage.
It all started one day when I dragged myself to one of those weight loss centers where people obsess about weight and food. I weighed in and nearly keeled over - the scales of injustice were heavy indeed. It was all so dreary and depressing. I thought, "I'm never going to make it."
That's when I heard The Voice. It said, "If you think you're never going to make it, you never will." I wondered where the voice came from, and quickly concluded that this wise sentiment had to come from an outside source, as I was way too mired in self-pity to think of anything constructive on my own. The Voice continued, "You're an artist. Make weight loss an art project." And so I did.

As the weeks and months passed, I collaged, sewed, and crocheted my way through mountains of cakes, cookies, candies, and fries. Instead of eating these tempting yet self-defeating treats, I made art about them. In the process, I exchanged over 50 pounds of excess weight for 50 pieces of art. I realized that with Our Lady of Weight Loss at my side to support and motivate me, I could redirect the feeding frenzy and change my relationship with food. I also discovered a powerful new source of artistic inspiration. Once I focused artistically on weight issues, my work started to gel in a bigger, more global way. The enormous interest and positive response ever since has been overwhelming.

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This book is both fun and entertaining, going through it was a breeze.
L. Li
I get so caught up in the fun and cool way she has of thinking about food and removing fat permanently that I am losing weight without the struggle.
Janice E. McNickle
If you are battling with your weight however, as many of us are, this book is a MUST READ before you even THINK about starting another diet!
Omo Misha

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Erica Hanson on May 15, 2008
Format: Paperback
I love Taylor's wit and art--I burned calories just laughing. But most of all there is practical advice, not only for losing weight and keeping it off, but for reinforcing your self-esteem, helping you uncover new points of view, and giving you ways to deal with all the ups and downs of life (besides eating that last piece of cake). I highly recommend the book!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Lilly on May 15, 2008
Format: Paperback
Reading this book is like sitting with a girl friend and laughing about weight loss while trying to help each other through the process. Janice encourages you to think differently, take a practical look at yourself, and urges you to make a few changes in how you see yourself. She does it in such a light and funny way, its hard to resist turning the page to see what else is there, when really, you should sit and ponder some of her ideas for a few minutes before moving on. It is truly a freeing book. I'll never look at myself the same way. I'm ready to move on and stay healthy! Watch out world!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Omo Misha on July 4, 2008
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Janice Taylor is simply delightful! She is cheerful, creative, and super-spirited about her work...and all of this comes across in her writing. There is no way to look at, listen to, or read Janice Taylor and be unhappy. No way! I am not on a personal quest for weight loss but "All is Forgiven", I have discovered, encompasses so much more - it's about renewing your outlook on life, your journey and, most of all, your esteem. It is the type of book that I like to take a little bite out of everyday - just for a boost of inspiration or a little yummy food for thought. The art work (graphics as well as Janice's artwork, present throughout the book) is an added boon. Even if I'm not reading, it's fun to just peruse the pictures, marvel at Janice's art, and enjoy how beautifully formatted the book is. If you are battling with your weight however, as many of us are, this book is a MUST READ before you even THINK about starting another diet! Everything about "All is Forgiven" will make you feel good, and better about what might have seemed an impossible journey to "Sveltsville." Sometimes you simply need a change of perspective :-)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mp on June 4, 2008
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I am in the middle of this book and I can't put it down. I am enjoying it so much, I just ordered her first book as well.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dil on May 15, 2008
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It's the best gift item of the season. The cover is so stunning it is perfect for every coffee table.

There's only one thing you shouldn't forgive yourself for - not buying this book!

Thank you Janice!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Brenna Bavis on May 16, 2008
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Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I tore into it with gusto, with smiles, tears and a huge sigh of
relief that somebody out there understands! At three o' clock this
morning I re-emerged with such calm-knowing that it's not a
sterile, measured trip to skinny town but a Juicy, Funny, Truthful,
and Creative Rocky Road to Sveltesville! Janice, you are a blessing!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Weidner on September 11, 2009
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Janice Taylor's book ALL IS FORGIVEN, MOVE ON (OUR LADY OF WEIGHTLOSS'S 101 FAT BURNING STEPS) is a beautifully illustrated humorous journey through weight loss. I truly enjoy reading this book and have gained many valuable tips while I continue to lower my weight. I highly recommend it!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Holly Ventura on May 26, 2008
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This is one of the best books I've read. Kept me laughing whole way through.I'm not your "typical reader" but this book I could read. Janice is such a delightful, charming Weight Loss Coach. I admire her style and just found this book to be so enjoyable. Janice Taylor, is so down to earth, and REAL, about weight loss. It's the kind of book you could read more than once. I ordered several of them and gave them to all my friends for their birthdays!! Now I just have to get them signed by Janice herself!!! Congrats to Janice for such a superb book. I commend you!! From Holly V. Long Island
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