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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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Apr 6, 2020

This episode was recorded in the beginning of April 2020 for context. We're still getting used to the temporary new-normal of staying indoors and self-quarantining for our own safety. It requires us to learn more planning skills that, luckily, we have already been working on with our own diets. But not like this.

In fact, Emily has taken to calling the combination of this + PMS "The Season of Our Discontent". Good thing we still have our sense of humor, although John has deemed himself an Anxetiy-Riddled Hypochondriac Germaphobe.

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 the COVID-19 social distancing stuff. 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:

  • John starts off the show with a clip of a toddler upset about how she can’t get all her favorite foods and the tantrum that ensues. And that’s pretty much how John’s reacting.
  • We find our habits have changed from everything that’s going on with the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Don’t take vitamins on an empty stomach! Nope!
  • John now identifies as an Anxiety-Riddled Hypochondriac Germaphobe.
  • Do you have triggers for your eating or other habits? That’s one thing we’ve really worked on identifying.
  • We’re also learning how to plan our shopping and eating so we can make our groceries stretch.
  • Emily is celebrating two years of doing Intermittent Fasting! Two years = 90 pounds down = 8 sizes down!
  • It’s weird that this is starting to become a new normal for everyone.
  • Gross-out alert: Both John and Emily admit we both enjoy pizza that’s been left out over refrigerated. Eek!
  • Emily has some morbid curiosity. We apologize in advance.
  • Thank goodness for the #WinningWednesdays posts! We can always use some good news.
  • Thank you for all the memes and affirmations!
  • Emily has now named her PMS  —The Season of Our Discontent.
  • Want to boost your immune system? Exercise!
  • 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.