“I'm not funny. What I am is brave.” Lucille Ball Welcome to episode 48 of Podsnacks, the weekly edition of my daily blog www.artofthediet.com. Today's edition is the very first “Humor Collection” episode. As you know each week of the podcast (this is my 48th) I try to begin each episode with a humorous quote that seems […]
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“I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous – everyone hasn't met me yet.” ― Rodney Dangerfield Comedian Roger Dangerfield, and I am dating myself here, but he made a living on riffs on how, “I can't get no respect”. O, Lordie. His path was rose-strewn compared to […]
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Right now there are thirty-one satellites zipping around he world with nothing better to do than help you find your way to the grocery store. •Ed Burnette Welcome to episode 44 of Podsnacks the weekly edition of my daily blog, www.artofthediet.com. Today, I'm going to talk about technology and what part it has played […]
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Though designed as a mere convenience, clothing sizes establish an unintended norm, an ideal from which deviations seem like flaws. There's nothing like a trip to the dressing room to convince a woman-fat, thin, or in-between-that's she's a freak.- Virginia Postrel Hello and this is Pat Coakley! Welcome to PODSNACKS the weekly edition of my […]
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“Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you and be silent. ” ― Epictetus Well, so much for the “silent” part but I am not preaching what others should eat, just the effects of what I am currently eating and why. I do not recommend it to anyone because honestly, […]
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There are basically two kinds of people. People who accomplish things, and those who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded. • Mark Twain I decided to turn my Part 1 and Part II blog posts about “Change is Good. You Go First ” into two podcasts. Today, is Part 1. […]
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“I prepare for my new life as an adult like some people prepare for the apocalypse. The first day or two of my plans usually goes okay.” ― Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half This sentiment by the wonderful Allie Brosh is exactly where I'm at with this new food plan and trying to maintain […]
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. •Mark Twain And, then, after you get your facts straight, remember that: Five out of four people have trouble with fractions. – Unknown Happy One Year Anniversary of Writing a Daily Blog about maintaining a sixty pound weight loss. How Often did […]
“Reality is just a crutch for those people who can't handle drugs”. • Robin Williams I'm thinking B. B. King's “The Thrill is Gone.” in episode 27 of Podsnacks/Art of the Diet. ) All the references can be viewed on the show notes page at www.artofthediet.com/27) Leave it to Robin Williams (God Luv Him!) to […]
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People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. Isaac Asimov It's episode 26 of Podsnacks/Art of the Diet and I'm laughing at the truth of Isaac Asimov. Look around at the world, for a moment, there are alot of folks who think they know everything and […]
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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 This is episode 25 of PODSNACKS, the weekly podcast of my daily blog, www.artofthediet.com. And, it's week #Two of […]
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“How about you agree to waive the fine and I promise not to e-mail you the remaining eighty-six photos of my dog dressed as a bear?” ― David Thorne, The Internet is a Playground: Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius It's January 13th, early enough for the bargaining with our new year health goals […]
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“Bill Gates is a very rich man today… and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions.” […]
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“Moi does not recommend dieting. The only way you can lose weight is the same way you lose anything-by forgetting where you put it.” •Miss Piggy This week is short. Five minutes. My sugar high produces zero attention span. Here are the last week's posts linked below. I'm sure there's something of value in […]
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“I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that weren't in the book. I tried eating the book. It tasted better than most of the diets.” Dolly Parton Dolly's attitude toward diets is good to keep in mind this week as week two of WeightWatchers® new diet plan is revealed. Of course, they […]
Wednesday Podcast Post
Wednesday Podcast Post
“Never eat more than you can lift.” • Miss Piggy The Superbowl for weight watchers all over the US is tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day. Whether you are a member of a national program or just doing it on your own and trying to manage your weight, tomorrow looms large, equal parts terror and delight. As a […]
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# 1 Fitness Rule: Keep your fitness workout to yourself. “Unless you fell off the treadmill and smacked your face. No one wants to hear about your workout.” Anonymous If you want to induce the glazed eye response at a party, just begin, “I walk every day for an hour.” Have you ever endured the […]
“Diet Ideas: Eat whatever you want, and if anyone tries to lecture you, eat them, too.” Anonymous Yep, that about sums up the week. Take no prisoners. I don't know about you but I'm blaming Daylight Savings Time. This week in Art of the Diet world I've been brought back to my senses, literally and […]
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[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”I have never run with scissors. Those last two words were unnecessary.”[/pullquote] The week's results of my 5 steps to lose 2 lbs Week are in. Overall, I succeeded but did fail in a spectacular fashion with one measure. Here are the links to each daily blog post of the […]
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“People say that losing weight is no walk in the park. When I hear that I think, yeah, that's the problem.” Chris Adams What do you do when you want to regain weight you’ve lost through hard work and commitment and keep it on? I suspect that may be the only question Google search has […]
“Wow! that Lean Cuisine really filled me up.” Said by no one. Ever”-Anonymous A comment left on an online article about Oprah's purchase of 10% of WeightWatchers® stock said the real question is, “Can WeightWatchers® save Oprah?” The backdrop of this comment is, of course, that every article has the subject and object of […]
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[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]It's called DIET because all the other four letter words were taken. -Anonymous [/pullquote] As of today, October 14, I’ve published 238 posts since February. 88 of them fall under the category of “Habits”. As I focus on why we have been successful maintaining a significant weight loss it’s becoming clear […]
[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, except less filling.” -Dave Barry[/pullquote] This week's episode of PODSNACKS the weekly podcast of my daily blog art of the diet.com is not as funny as Dave Barry but hopefully it's as truthful. Rice cakes, let's face it, […]