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Feb 24, 2020

What happens when you go on vacation while doing Intermittent Fasting?

Well, Emily found out on her big family vacation! In fact, it’s a whirlwind of a story, which includes Emily’s actual ideal vacation of driving for hours in nature, calling on her “boot and rally” days from college to get her through taking too many vitamins on an empty stomach, and Couch Jeans from the Universe.

Wow. Are these show notes or the back of a family comedy from the ‘80s VHS?

Meanwhile, while Emily was away, John spent time with his girlfriend and then ran amok the rest of the time. But it wasn’t an all-at-once thing. It happened gradually. But now, since he’s had to be accountable on the show, he has decided to create a 5-step plan for himself and can hopefully find some local groups to help out. (Suggestions welcome!)

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In This Episode:

  • Emily is back from a family vacation and, boy, was it interesting! Disneyland, Universal, California and back and feeling like it was straight out of National Lampoon. (OK, no dead relatives on the car.)
  • Best way to rid yourself of Mom Guilt? Being *those* parents on a plane with a screaming child. Emily and her husband were those parents. Eek!
  •  But Diet Guilt? Apparently, that’s a thing, as Emily finds out. But because of sickness going through everyone else, she decided to take Zicam outside of her eating window. Because being healthy on a family vacation is probably the best reason to break a fast. SPOILER ALERT: Turns out, it didn’t deter her weight loss at all! :)
  • Are you a Disney food person? Emily loved the food there!
  • “You’re a mom! Come on! College has trained us for this. Boot & Rally!” — When you tell yourself you don’t have the flu, you just took too many vitamins.
  • Even writing these show notes, our sleep schedules are still wonky!
  • Humans are so weird! Seriously!
  • Another exception to Emily’s eating window. Good hibachi. But not California pizza. Sorry, California.
  • Emily loves her shoes she wore to Disneyland. In case you’re curious, they’re Sketchers with Memory Foam.
  • Would you wear “Couch Jeans”? Seriously.
  • But the Couch Jeans from the Universe did provide a wonderful belt for the jeans Emily brought and found out were too big.
  • Emily also had the win of getting down to her wedding weight! But her dress fit completely differently.
  • Please do not send in your theories
  • “You’re gonna wash that story right out of those jeans.” —  John
  • After John’s girlfriend left, he was on a muck and continued.
  • More unhealthy choices fell into the cart, bigger portions were being made, and John knew he was in trouble.
  •  John heard a podcast from a YouTuber Bridget Phetasy 
  • John’s 5-Step Plan:
  1. Get back to Intermittent Fasting
  2. Get a good breakfast.
  3. Slowly start reducing any sugar and carbs.
  4. There has to be more exercise.
  5. Be more proactive and accountable.
  • John also noticed that he’s been bullying himself when he got on the scale.
  • But we know if we have one bad week, it’s just a week. It’s not our entire life.
  • John also talks about an article (linked below) about Food Addiction and he’s looking for support in his area.
  • “There’s so much shame in being a food addict, that people don’t go. We suffer in silence.”  — John
  • John was doing well, but then started gambling and “had outs” — if you know poker, you’ll love John’s analogy!
  • We’re learning how to make these health changes to work for our lifestyle.
  • But let’s get positive! The #WinningWednesday posts get us back into our silly mood.
  • Thank you to our friend Dave Jackson for shouting us out in Podcast Magazine! Woo-hoo!
  • Let us know where you listen! Take a photo of where you are and post it in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group!
  • Emily really geeks out about Star Wars. Beware, it’s truly geeky.
  • John even gives us some Dude Cooking ideas for eggs!
  • Thanks to everyone who joined us for the live chat!
  • 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 80 pounds. She started with 16:8 and is now doing 18:6.