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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?

Join John and Emily each week as they share their successes and struggles with weight loss.

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Apr 13, 2020

Sorry for the late-releasing episodes! We're still trying to adjust our schedules for our own client work, as well as this podcast.

We're both adapting to our quarantines and it's a stressful time, for sure. John is a bit hungover on today's episode and has recently shaved his head. And Emily is dealing with a sick spouse (not COVID, thankfully) but it's still stressful on top of everything else.

We talk a lot about our current situations, which as you may know if you’re listening to this around the time it comes out, is related to the COVID-19 crisis. It’s important to mention, as we do every episode, we are not doctors. Please refer to the CDC website guidelines for information or any questions you may have.

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In This Episode:

  • Welcome to Day Whatever It Is of Quarantine!
  • John has shaved his head! Don’t forget to join the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook so you can see!
  • John is also a bit hungover while recording.
  • Emily has found herself wanting a cigarette. The stress from this whole thing is real, y’all! Thank goodness we can’t go out.
  • Don’t smoke, kids. Ever.
  • And don’t listen to 18-year-old Emily. She’s missing her college vices and has chosen swearing as her current vice to relieve stress.
  • Please! Stay home! Keep your bubble intact and sing some Police if you need to — “Don’t stand so close to me!”
  • John is ready to hunker down until there is a vaccine. He’s getting back into Intermittent Fasting and eventually keto.
  • Emily’s planning a Spirit Week Challenge! Want to spruce up your daily wardrobe? Check it out!
  • Have you ever eaten a typical food so much that you actually get sick of it and never eat it again?
  • We’re coming up on our Two-Year Anniversary of this show.
  • Be prepared — Emily goes into a segment about Easter Candy and the different varieties she loves.
  • Warning: If you are starting Intermittent Fasting, drinking will be a bit different. Take your time because alcohol usually hits differently.
  • Emily is actually missing crowds. Not people — just crowds.
  • “Mental health comes first … but, Pearl Jam!”
  • Thank you to our listener Deb who described our show as a “clubhouse for those losing weight” on Reddit!
  • Should we rename our Facebook group the Hate to Weight Clubhouse.
  • We’re also featured on Feedspot’s Top 20 Weight Loss Podcasts You Should Follow in 2020!
  • Emily’s husband has a cold this week and is doing the work of two parents, plus trying to work, plus dealing with the world as it is. Suffice to say, it’s been a hard week and the journey to getting one clean knife was enough to throw her into a tizzy.
  • In case anyone needs it, Mobile Smash Rooms are a thing!
  • Even though there’s a lot of stress in Emily’s house, she was able to eat some food she doesn’t normally get because her husband is sick. Silver linings.
  • Awesome Winning Wednesdays, everyone! We’re so glad you’re all still working toward your goals with us!
  • Emily’s PMS/Season of Our Discontent is still going on. No pregnancy on the horizon, just stress.
  • Sorry for the later episodes. We’re working on being more consistent!
  • 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.