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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.)
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Can you lose weight from sheer wackiness? After leafing through Taylor's...dieting revelations you won't want to rule it out. -- NY Times
Finally! A bit of wacky originality, humor and creativity in the world of weight loss. -- Simon Doonan, author of Nasty: My Family and Other Glamorous Varmints
The best makeovers begin from the inside out. Our Lady of Weight Loss makes the phrase "lighten up" quite literal. -- Julia Cameron, author, The Artist's Way
Very enjoyable approach to a life-changing habit to become and stay healthy.Published 10 months ago by hearsay2u
I have nothing to say. How dare you!?
Our Lady never worried about her weight, she was happy with how God made her! Read more
The picture dishonors the Blessed Virgin, and disrespects the Orthodox Christian faith. I wouldn't read this book if it were the last one on earth.Published 18 months ago by A. Valdez
A little outdated because of references to the Food Pyramid, known now as "Choose My Plate". Read morePublished 18 months ago by Professor Bev
So clever and amusing. I start my day with a cup of coffee and a laugh by reading few pages of this terrific book.Published 24 months ago by Jean
This is hilarious to me- raised Catholic may give me an extra appreciation for this book. This book is for real though on giving great tips on losing weight. Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by Teri L. Nelson
Bought it for inspiration but it was boring. But, hey, I've been on this journey for a long time and know most of the books and tricks. Read morePublished on August 22, 2011 by texas turtle
Nothing really new here. But the author has put together an amusing and artistic take on weight loss. I love her collages, great eye candy. Read morePublished on June 28, 2011 by Dallas Gal
The very FIRST inspirational weight loss/lifestyle change book that focus on the positive FUN ways to make the hum-drums of diet and weight loss disapear.Published on June 1, 2011 by Colleen