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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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Jul 9, 2020

Another week of quarantine and tensions rising. John ended his last episode recording and the rest of his week was a whirlwind of anxiety, sickness and a death scare! But luckily, everyone is OK. Life isn’t easy for many of us, and while staying healthy is important, there’s a lot we’re all juggling.

We want to take this opportunity to remind yourself to have grace for yourself and others. Like drive-through? So do we, but we can still make plenty of healthy choices.

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In This Episode:

  • John had quite a week since we last recorded. He starts off the episode talking about how getting BBQ turns into a death scare!
  • John’s audio drops are superb! Thank you to our listeners who get a kick out of them and voted on which sound drops have been your favorite!
  • Who else is susceptible to the power of suggestion? John and Emily are.
  • John has some anxiety over not feeling well. And this is after the earlier death scare!
  • Isn’t it weird that you don’t wake up while your fever’s breaking? Only after you’re all sweaty.
  • Anger and frustration can be such a confusing emotion, especially in how people release it. Don’t forget to apologize!
  • We apologize for the delay in getting out episodes — we really appreciate your patience with our episode releases.
  • John is doing his own yoga poses now and made his own yoga playpen. Only 10 minutes a day!
  • Emily’s enjoying getting her vegetables from Mexican food and Taco Bell lately. We love our fast food here at Hate to Weight and over the years, we’ve found that’s not the worst drive-thru food we could get! The Power Bowl is really filling and not too bad!
  • Emily loves Amy’s frozen burritos. Let us know if you’ve had them and which ones you enjoy!
  • Pulled pork sliders with coleslaw, everyone! It’s delicious!
  • We’re all in a state of Decision Fatigue pretty much all the time. Emily put out this theory and you’ll see a Rolling Stone article about it below in the links section.
  • It’s funny that we talked about this weeks ago, but the mask debate apparently doesn’t get old.
  • Speaking of takeout, the Burger King Impossible Whopper is pretty good!
  • Shout-out to Connecticut’s Duchess Restaurants  — they have a great meatless burger, too!
  • #ICantTwitter and #ICantWichYou
  • Emily is done with current events!
  • Why don’t more fast food places have hot dogs?
  • Great #WinningWednesday posts this week!
  • Emily’s session at Livestream For the Cure went great!
  • Spoiler alert: We didn’t do a huge blowout for Episode 100. There was a busy week for current events and we ended up skipping that episode and coming back the following week.
  • 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.