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May 11, 2020

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John is wrestling with Impostor Syndrome when thinking about starting a new podcast and we discuss the reactions to Adele’s stunning weight-loss and the picture she posted on Instagram. Emily is gearing up to go into maintenance mode for a while with her weight-loss and starting to reprioritize in her life.

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In This Episode:

  • John is getting ready to start a new podcast and finds himself with Impostor Syndrome.
  • Adele’s Instagram photo she posted recently for her 32nd birthday showed a dramatic weight-loss and we talk a bit about the reactions.
  • John-spiration — “Just because someone else is praised for losing weight doesn’t mean you should be ashamed for not.”
  • John gets motivated by an Inner Drill Sergeant sometimes. What do you think? Are you more motivated by negativity or positivity?
  • Emily has a lot of Marketing (Conspiracy) Theories if you ever get her started on why something or someone is trending.
  • John’s new organizational system is going well!
  • Emily is re-evaluating her own scheduling system and routine, but she still likes to get everything out of her head on paper and work off of that every day.
  • She has also realized losing weight for her is not a priority. She still enjoys Intermittent Fasting and Yoga, but feels like focusing on other areas in life and putting weight-loss into maintenance mode.
  • This isn’t her breaking up with the podcast, BTW! Maintenance Mode is HARD!
  • Emily looks at pictures of Target aisles because she misses it! LOL!
  • Facebook is just like a scrolling tabloid all the time! Emily closes Facebook as soon as she gets angry. She hasn’t been on very often anymore.
  • You’re never going to change someone’s opinion on the Internet. And the best part is, because we can’t go out, it’s not like we even need to see them!
  • Great job everyone! Yay for the #WinningWednesday posts!
  • Emily never took a lot of Before Shots, and definitely none without a lot of clothes on.
  • 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.