Nov 25, 2019
A big thank you to everyone who
nominated and voted for Hate to Weight in the Discover Pods awards.
We didn’t win, but we are thrilled to have been
John has been learning to sit
with his feelings, at the urging of his therapist who he has been
seeing to get ready for bariatric surgery. And we’re finding out
that sitting with our feelings and trying not to go into the
fight-or-flight response is much harder than just trying to fight
them. But it’s necessary for true weight-loss and to keep from
Emily is dealing with Shark Week
(what we call the week of her period) on top of weeks of sickness
in the house and her weight-loss has been temporarily put on hold.
But we have faith that we can make it through and we know it won’t
always be like this, even though when we’re in the throes of it
all, it can seem overwhelming and never-ending.
But luckily, we have some
amazing #WinningWednesday posts this week!
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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.
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from Connecticut. She has been
doing Intermittent Fasting since April 2018 and has lost about 70
pounds. She started with 16:8 and is now doing 18:6.
In This Episode:
you to everyone who nominated and voted for Hate to Weight in the
Discover Pods awards! And congratulations to Sex with Emily who won
in the Health & Fitness category!
you love or hate “The Office”? John hates it!
- John’s learning to sit with his feelings, and
this is an important step in our weight-loss journey.
- Mindfulness sounds “easy,” but when it comes to
validating your own feelings and realizing the stories we tell
ourselves, it’s incredibly difficult to learn.
John and Emily have ADHD and there is a side of ADHD that comes
with anxiety and possibly spiraling.
are both without our usual vices, so we have to find a whole new
way to cope with our feelings. It’s still new to us and we’re still
getting used to it.
is so sick of the generation wars. Stop it!
we didn’t quite stay on the topic of weight-loss this
know how to diet — but we are learning to deal with the emotions
and that’s the hard part.
you know John’s stage name? John Jamingo!
we’re getting out our thoughts: Emily keeps morning pages and has a
release jars for scraps of paper of her worries, and John has
started recording his thoughts into the microphone.
and it’s Shark Week for Emily and she is in hibernation mode, plus
being sick and tired of being sick and tired.
case you need to hear this: You won’t always feel like this. This
is only temporary. This is not the rest of your life. Also, no one
has it all figured out.
you know that checking something off your to-do list releases
dopamine? How “Emily” is that?
gives some of her tips for productivity and chasing that
- Comparison is the thief of joy!
love memes in the Facebook group! Feel free to share ALL your
victories over there!
- Emily’s Weekly Weigh-In summed up: I’m not even
helps us come back during our Weigh-In!
- Later, Weighters!
From the graphic John talks
about for Signs You Need a Break:
- Losing interest in things you’re usually
passionate about and bring you joy.
temper and east to provoke.
- Taking everything personally.
- Constantly overthinking.
- Emotionally Overwhelmed.
- Always Exhausted/Tired
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