“A more unpromising boy never entered the Military Academy. Let this be a lesson to all of us. Looks are deceiving.”- General William Tecumseh Sherman talking about General Ulysses S Grant. I have developed my strategy for the approaching holiday buffet tables inspired by General Ulysses S Grant. (I'm listening to the audiobook by Ron […]
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What does Piglet of Winnie the Pooh and Sipress a New Yorker magazine cartoonist have in common? Truth and Accountability to this weight watcher (generic term not national program). What does an 8 hr diet have to do with weight maintenance? Absolutely nothing. Dr. Oz suggests there is a breakthrough 8-hour diet in […]
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“Wouldn't it be nice if retail therapy was covered by health insurance?”-Anonymous This week I'm talking about clothes. Specifically, Paul Manafort's clothes. I'm taking my cue for subject from this week's headlines but fear not just from the sartorial point of view, not political. Women know the depths and the heights of retail therapy and, […]
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I hate housework. You make the bed, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again. Joan Rivers Ok. This photo I took in Wyoming. I was in a car not on a horse. It's rare that street signs make me laugh. Anyway, I've decided this quote from Joan […]
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#BalanceTonPorc is the French equivalent of #metoo. It means expose the pigs. After this week's revelations about the sexual and humiliating predatory behavior of Harvey Weinstein, a movie producer, the world seems to be acknowledging a world-wide problem. Those of us with weight issues have known humiliation for years but we don't yet have […]
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After 8+ years of maintaining a 60-pound weight loss, I have one tip. Just one. Hip and healthy foods come and go but a sense of humor is by far more important than eating cauliflower rice. This episode contains humorous quotes that I consume in-between meals. You are going to need this collection after next week's podcast […]
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If you've never eaten while crying you don't know what life tastes like.-wolfgang von goethe. Episode 112 begins with a funny wise quote from a man I don't associate with diets or weight management but obviously someone who had his share of down days and trying to find something in the frig to help him […]
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It's a slog this weight maintenance gig. 8 years of slogging. Am I doing it? Yes. But, it's like walking underwater. So, I tried to animate this without needing a diving bell and waterproof camera gear. Solution? Slow-Mo on my IPHONE. Now, I have to figure out a way to upload it to this website […]
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Episode #110 of the podcast discusses what every woman has experienced from a very early age: sexism and misogyny. Do we recognize it at the time? No. Do we recognize it later in life? Most of us do. Can it come from people who love us? Yes. If you are the lucky woman who has […]
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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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How to regain lost weight? I have one sure fire way: pretend my behavior has no consequences. Simple. What makes it not simple, however, is my physiological connection to carbs and how I manage them. This week's podcast was triggered by an article by Gary Taubes in the NYTimes called, Are You a Carboholic? Why […]
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Merriam Webster: Smarmy: Definition of smarmy smarmier; smarmiest 1 : revealing or marked by a smug, ingratiating, or false earnestness a tone of smarmy self-satisfaction — New Yorker 2 : of low sleazy taste or quality smarmy eroticism smarmilyplay \ˈsmär-mə-lē\ adverb smarminessplay \ˈsmär-mē-nəs\ noun Yep, we're going there. Self Esteem is a fundamental pillar of […]
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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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We are asleep with compasses in our hand.-WS Merwin Welcome to episode #99 of Podsnacks, the weekly edition of Art of the Diet. Today, I do not begin with a funny quote as I have temporarily lost my sense of humor due to today's headlines. Word to the wise, this episode mentions politics and if […]
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