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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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Mar 16, 2020

Yay! Emily is back this week! And she’s working on getting back to her own self lately.

A head’s up. This episode was recorded March 12, 2020. At the time of recording, we were just beginning social distancing and learning about the seriousness of COVID-19. Please bear with us while we try to find a balance between entertainment and sensitivity to the topic.

While Emily was coming back from her trip, John has been hunkering down, preparing to do a lot more Dude Cooking at home instead of getting drive through.

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In This Episode:

  • John doesn’t like being away from Emily for two weeks.
  • Sorry everyone for the sound on my end! It seems I used my computer mic, ugggh! — Emily.
  • Let’s encourage John to do more solo episodes!
  • John explains Discord to Emily. Are you on Discord? What do you think?
  • Emily is having a bit of an identity crisis when it comes to social media, so she’s becoming more introspective and playing with her private Instagram.
  • Would you allow a video of yourself dancing online? Emily loved it!
  • Emily has also found that from her daily yoga, she now enjoys dancing! And pretending to know how to dance.
  • I promise, y’all, I am an Introvert! I take a looong time to warm up to people.
  • Podcasters are the best people!
  • We did stupid stuff when we were 18, right?!
  • Emily left her phone in an Uber. If this has never happened to you, check out how she got it back!
  • Emily used the Hate to Weight Voicemail Line to get her phone back.
  • John talks about an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience with an infectious disease specialist.
  • John’s anxiety is up and we both know for us anxiety is an overeating trigger.
  • How are you when it comes to hearing symptoms?
  • We have both realized we hate cooking. We should have named this podcast Hate to Cook. Seriously!
  • Home Ec taught Emily how to follow a recipe, but she can’t come up with a recipe.
  • Emily is looking forward to watching Salt Fat Acid Heat. Have you seen it?
  • Was the movie Outbreak used in your high school class to talk about viruses and how they spread? That’s how Emily learned.
  • Please do your research, everyone!
  • Great job with everyone’s winning Wednesdays! Keep ‘em coming!
  • Delivery is dangerous!
  • “Give me a carrot? It better be during a commercial!” — Past-Emily, who wouldn’t eat crunchy food because then she couldn’t hear the TV
  • John is starting to realize he doesn’t want to get bariatric surgery, but he’s still keeping to his dedication to losing weight.
  • 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.