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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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Jan 20, 2020

We both have planning on the brain this week and talk about Proactive Mode vs. Reactive Mode when it comes to our diets, businesses, and life.

John has already had a morning! And he even has a realization halfway through the episode and remembers to breathe. He also wants to create a #Lifing Toolbox.

Emily changes her schedule and has some adjusting to do. This may or may not be affecting her weight. We’ll see!

We also talk a lot about the importance of planning, including how we plan. Emily walks us through her weekly and daily planning and journaling routine, as well.

“I can’t wait to miss my kids!”  — Emily

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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 70 pounds. She started with 16:8 and is now doing 18:6.

In This Episode:

  • John has already had a morning!
  • John has adjusted his Eating Window for his Intermittent Fasting to One Meal a Day.
  • Emily’s tip: Follow hashtags for the diet you’re doing on Instagram and Twitter so you get inspiration throughout the day.
  • We can’t do math on a podcast! Our usual joke is 2+2=Chicken (Emily wants you to know she was once a math tutor, she swears!)
  • What is your moment of #ImNotEvenSorry? Post it in the group or tag us if you’re following us on social media.
  • John realizes he’s in Reactive Mode all the time!
  • If you’re reading this, take a deep breath! It’ll feel good, we promise ;)
  • We start talking about how we organize ourselves during the day. Emily is very Writey-Downey, are you?
  • We know we do so much better when we set up a plan, even if we end up having to throw it out the window if something happens.
  • John walks us through how his brain lies to him — can you relate?
  • We talk a lot about planning in this episode and different methods, including writing things down and a deep look at Emily’s weekly and daily writing/planning routines.
  • “Limited Time” gets us every time!
  • Emily has realized that her toddler turns her brain to mush by the end of the day and has to adjust her whole schedule.
  • Emily’s porn is counting down to when preschool begins, for sure.
  • She’s going to bed earlier and waking up earlier, when she can have time to herself to plan before anyone wakes up and puts her in reactive mode.
  • We both realize we need to find a release that’s not food.
  • John needs a Lifing Toolbox!
  • 33:06 Emily breaks down her morning pages and how she plans her day. (Thanks for the question, Craig!)
  • She starts with Morning Pages: 3 pages of freewriting, from the book “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron; Then she does a to-do list in a bullet journal style, but separates it into three sections: Self-Care, Work, and Home & Family.
  • Thanks to the Business Fabulous Podcast for giving me the idea to put stickers in my notebook! - Emily
  • Emily can’t wait to miss her kids!
  • We have some AMAZING #WinningWednesday posts!
  • Do you have an audio drama or storytelling podcast you like? Let John know!
  • John’s therapist says food addiction is the slowest, more painful way to kill yourself. Wow! It’s so sad and true!
  • Emily has been doing daily yoga for more than a year now!
  • John is so quotable!
  • In case you’re new to the show, when Emily refers to Shark Week, she’s referring to her period.
  • Later, Weighters!

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