"We are all here on earth to help others. What on earth the others are doing, I do not know".- W.H. Auden
Hello, this is Pat Coakley and welcome to Podsnacks/Art of the diet, the weekly audio version of my daily blog, www.artofthediet.com
As many listeners and readers know, but for the benefit of new ones, I document my daily challenge of the seventh year of maintaining a 60 pound weight loss on www.artofthediet.com . In my blog, it's all there: my story, the small and large victories, as well as some epic fails, along with short essays, rants and raves about cultural, medical, artistic and even corporate messages about this issue that everyone seems to agree is a problem but few are able to offer reliable long term solutions beyond one year.
Since I am starting my seventh year now of maintaining a significant weight loss, I've come to realize I’m a statistical rarity. National weight loss programs, as well as hospital based programs, don’t advertise their members with long term weig