If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month. -Theodore Roosevelt Episode #109 of Podsnacks/Art of the Diet is all about regime change in my house. I thought my self-discipline just needed a fresh approach but on second look I might need a […]
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People Who Think They Know Everything Are a Great Annoyance to Those of Us Who Do. -Isaac Asimov Episode #108 is the last in a series about fat shaming. I take a look at how fat folks can unwittingly contribute to its virulence. Schadenfreude is the word in German (enjoying the misfortune of others) […]
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“I’m just trying to be helpful.” Really?? Thanks but no thanks. Pat Coakley In a week about looking at epic floods in Houston and equally epic examples of humans helping humans, I am going to try and relate […]
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C'mon. Admit it. Didn't it feel good to look up for a change? Some of us with our heads in cereal boxes but not for the usual reasons? Pat Coakley Zone of Totality. I love that phrase. It is my phrase of the week. It was used for the path of the eclipse where the […]
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“Help! It's Groundhog Day without Bill Murray.”-Pat Coakley Here I am again, episode #105, and I was looking for a day in the week when I could put this podcast together without my country sitting in my intestinal track beyond a surgeon's knife. This isn't such a day so I'm going to try to discuss […]
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“I want a YOUTUBE video that shows how mayonnaise, baking soda and vinegar can eliminate bullies from the surface of the earth.”- Pat Coakley Episode #104 is about bullies in general,(“fire and fury the world has never seen”) and those within the Weight Loss community itself, and folks who struggle with weight loss or maintenance […]
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I'm not fat (he said to himself) but he did ask, “Why do I just sort of look thick.?”-NyTimes This week an article in the NYTimes caught my attention as it was titled, “Losing the fight against Dad's Bod.” So, I read it with some curiosity, as I've always naturally assumed that women suffered more […]
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“You know, you’re a feminist.” It was not a compliment. I could tell from his tone—the same tone with which a person would say, “You’re a supporter of terrorism.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists Podsnacks/Art of the Diet Podcast is a 100 and I'm looking up quotes about “ambition” and “woman” and found […]
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“As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance.”-Calvin. “Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” –Albert Einstein. Welcome to Podsnacks, the weekly edition of my daily blog, www.artofthediet.com and this week I'm asking you to consider the single most valuable tool you have in you Life Skills Toolbox: […]
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“How many Spiralizers are too many Spiralizers?”- Pat Coakley The Insular Cortex in our brain is ground zero for food issues. It responds to visual cues from billboards, TV, anywhere images of food are projected as well as ordinary hunger signals. The bad news? We all have an insular cortex. The good news for weight […]
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It didn't work,” said the King. “The cloak of invisibility didn't work.” “Yes, it did,” said the Royal Wizard. “No, it didn't,” said the King. “I kept bumping into things, the same as ever.” “The cloak is supposed to make you invisible,” said the Royal Wizard. “It is not supposed to keep you from […]
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“If chocolate isn't the answer, could you please repeat the question?” •Pat Coakley• This past week I decided to return to a rather strict 2 week period of not eating any sugars or refined carbs, even healthy whole wheat ones. I wrote and podcasted in depth about this program a year and a half ago which […]
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“Got up this morning and could not find my glasses. Finally had to seek assistance. Kate [Winslet] found them inside a flower arrangement.” ― Emma Thompson Today's podcast is an interview with Drew, a 39 year old father of two small boys, a Connect member, who has just reached his goal weight with WeightWatchers and […]
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“I used to think that prizes were damaging and divisive, until I got one. And now they seem sort of meaningful and real.” ― Bill Nighy Welcome to episode #92 of Podsnacks. The weekly podcast of artofthediet.com. Today I’m walkin’ and talking’, literally. I recorded this episode early this morning with only the birds as
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Ever trusted someone who lied, who though charming, was a master manipulator and a bit of cheat for inexplicable reasons? Ok, maybe even a sociopath? Welcome to my world of weight maintenance. -Pat Coakley I am reposting this podcast of May 5 2016 on Sunday, May 29th, and the blog post because it has links to […]
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Cue the Billy Holiday song lyric, her plaintive sound, “Why not take all of me?” Can you hear it? Too young to know Billie Holiday? Ok, then. What about Coldplay's “Fix You”?That's the tone and the lyric “I'll try to fix you” ain't bad either. Today's podcast is titled, “Why not take less of me” or […]
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“Movie acting suits me because I only need to be good for ninety seconds at a time.” Bill Murray “One of the things I like about acting is that, in a funny way, I come back to myself.”- Bill Murray Welcome to Episode 38 of Podsnacks, “Weight Maintenance for me is Groundhog Day without […]
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“I do not own any camping gear, but this is not a problem, as I have watched every season of Survivor.” David Thorne, The Internet is a Playground: Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius Quoting the Earl of Chesterfield is a first for Podsnacks but David Thorne is not. This week's episode, www.artofthediet.com/86, discusses […]
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I haven't trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I've never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex.-Erma Bombeck This is episode # 31 of Podsnacks the weekly edition of my daily blog, www.artofthediet.com. All editions are focused on one question: […]
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“In two decades I've lost a total of 789 pounds. I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.” ― Erma Bombeck Hello, I'm Pat Coakley and this is episode 35 of Podsnacks the weekly edition of my daily blog, www.artofthediet.com and this week Erma's quote fits the topic perfectly, Procrastination Part II as well as […]
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But, my guest this week on the podcast, the deeelightful Jen Briney, says eating with chopsticks has been the key to slowing her eating pace down. Welcome to PODSNACKS Art of the Diet episode 83 and I can guarantee you'll be glad you listened to my guest this week. She made me laugh out loud […]
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Procrastinate now, don't put it off. •Ellen Degeneres Hello and welcome to episode 34 of Podsnacks, the weekly podcast of my daily blog, www.artofthediet.com It's tax season in the US. Nothing is put off more, with the exception of starting a diet, than doing one's taxes. Since I recently had an epic bout of procrastination […]
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Without obsession, life is nothing- John Waters Cure for an obsession: get another one. -Mason Cooley I have switched obsessions in the past two weeks. From obsessing about maintaining my weight loss and dreaming about the election results in apocalyptic terms to creating an Etsy shop for my art. All I can say is I […]
ReWild yourself or else. It's my birthday today, 72, & I am in the process of ReWilding myself according to a post I wrote awhile back. So, I'm going to use that post this week as the podcast to give us all a quick reminder that while the saying “Change is good. You go first” is […]
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No, I am not talking politics but weight maintenance. (Although, come to think of it. Never mind.) This week I interview a wise woman who shares her weight loss journey and her attitudes to weight maintenance. Unlike myself, The Great Pretender, (as in my food choices this week) Joanne sees her history and her challenges very clearly. […]
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