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What better way for two podcasters to check in with each other on their weight loss adventures than by starting a podcast about it?

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Jun 24, 2020

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We are starting to focus on making good choices and John is even trying out yoga! We also got a bit carried away with our discussion and we run a little long in this episode.

Also, STRONG LANGUAGE ALERT around 55 minutes in — we mark our podcast as explicit anyway, but we want you to know that the C-word is used quite a bit. While we're comfortable saying it, not everyone is comfortable hearing it. We want to be respectful to listeners by giving you an advanced warning if this offends you.

When we record this, we are currently in the midst of the Covid-19/coronavirus pandemic. We strive to be as accurate as possible on our podcast, but we are not experts. Please refer to the CDC website guidelines for information or any questions you may have.

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In This Episode:

  • John’s feeling just PEACHY!
  • Emily is doing Maintenance Mode and doing her thing in her plateau. She can see her progress but still getting comfortable with her “new” body.
  • We’re transitioning the show to be less about looking at the scale, but more about trying to get healthy.
  • John’s worried about getting “stuffocated” by brisket and corn bread.
  • John’s going back to more compression on his legs and the whooshie pill again.
  • What was the last vegetable you ate? Usually when Emily’s in a funk, she’ll ask herself that.
  • Even though Emily finds she doesn’t have to count calories, she still realizes that eating healthy will make Future-Emily happy.
  • John’s thinking of trying yoga!
  • We have a nice big yoga discussion and Emily geeked out because this is her favorite form of movement.
  • John likes to use this podcast as a form of therapy, Emily uses her journal for the same reason. Being able to hear or see your own words can help you get a lot of clarity into what you truly feel.
  • John’s best form of dealing with the news is to find the humor in it, and then the internet arguments start.
  • We have some great #WinningWednesday posts, and we’re putting some new prompts in the group!
  • Gratitude is the Attitude!
  • Emily became a certified life coach  — and will soon be certified in mindfulness, as well! Dut-dut!
  • We talk a bit about podcast editing and our workflows toward the end. If you ever wondered what podcast editors do, you might enjoy it!
  • We talk about being people pleasers, both in our work and in our own heads with our self-esteem.
  • STRONG LANGUAGE ALERT! If you are offended by the C*** word, around the 55:00-56:30 mark we say it quite a bit.
  • Oh, we get so silly when we’re procrastinating the weigh-in, LOL.
  • Later, Weighters!

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Meet Your Hosts:

  • John Bukenas is a podcast editor from New Jersey. He started the podcast doing keto and intermittent fasting, but is now gearing up for bariatric surgery (probably) later this summer.
  • Emily Prokop is a podcast editor and consultant from Connecticut. She has been doing Intermittent Fasting since April 2018 and has lost about 90 pounds. She started with 16:8 and is now doing 18:6 and in maintenance mode.