I am always looking to find books and people with a different outlook on weight loss. Recently, oh boy, did I find what I was looking for.
Our Lady of Weight Loss is dedicated to those who are drawn to The Art of Weight Loss. Our Lady, which is like the patron saint of weight loss, encourages Janice Taylor (the first ever weight loss artist) to encourage us all to lighten up and have fun, laugh at yourself, enjoy a healthful lifestyle and redirect those 'feeding' energies into something creative and more fulfilling than any bowl of ice cream could ever be. It all started when Janice finally and permanently removed over 50 pounds 5 years ago after a lifetime of yo-yo dieting (performed with grace) and she wanted to share her successes with everyone.
A little kooky sounding, I know but it's all in good fun (and good weight loss). Instead of stuffing her face with cookies, she makes art about it. 50 pounds means 50 pieces of art. The book offers clear, witty instructions for art projects, including sewing, collage and lamp makeovers—most projects call for glitter glue, and lots of it. (Nothing says weight loss like a lot of glitter).
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. Don't get freaked out that much though, Janice's childhood fascination with nuns (she lived near a convent as a kid; the kindly nuns never commented on her chubbiness) sparked the theme and it really does not have any religious undertones at all.