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Apr 20, 2020

We’re in yet another week of Quarantine but we’re grateful we’ve been on this health journey together. At the time of this recording, Emily was finishing up a Spirit Week Challenge where she dressed up for theme days every day for a week. And John has decided he’s going to hunker down once he started reading about how those in the obese/morbidly obese camp are more susceptible.

Everyone, stay safe out there! We’re so grateful you choose to spend your time with us and we hope we continue to entertain you right now.

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:

  • We are Quarantine Crazy.
  • Emily has enacted a Spirit Week Challenge because she is bored of her current wardrobe.
  • Every day had a theme — Monday: Favorite book or movie character; Tuesday: Retro Day — pick a decade; Wednesday: Disney; Thursday: Sports Jersey; and Friday (the day we recorded): All Dressed Up with No Where to Go.
  • Both Emily and John were dressed up and recording Live in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group!
  • Emily is also doing Spirit Week during Shark Week. Emily makes sure to broadcast to everyone, including her uterus, she is not pregnant!
  • John gets to experience a NSV — his suit is now loose! He wouldn’t have known otherwise.
  • Now that Emily has lost weight, she finds that she only wore certain outfits and dresses once before losing too much weight and swimming in them.
  • John’s trying to work the carbs back out of his system. And it’s very hard right now to get fresh produce right now in stores. We’re also freaked out by the viral videos of people doing gross things in super markets. And the salad bar has always been iffy, ugh!
  • InstaCart is so unpredictable, so one shipment came after two weeks, another came in two days. Emily and her husband also tried Shipt and that worked well, too.
  • John is starting to worry about hunkering down, especially for people who are obese/morbidly obese.
  • But he’s getting in an Intermittent Fasting groove again, doing 16-8.
  • Emily has a problem when it comes to new food in the house where she wants to eat all the new snacks and especially comfort food. Emily even has a little moment discussing all the foods she would have as a last meal.
  • Emily was able to get creative while she was waiting for her grocery order and was able to go through her stockpile of food she would buy and forget about.
  • Emily is missing her WaffleFuls! Hoping Brickbox in Stratford, CT, opens up again soon!
  • We’re both missing our fast-food, but turns out, John knows a lot about preparing squirrel meat.
  • Yay for the #WinningsWednesdays! You are all awesome!
  • It’s not just you  — every day seems like it’s a week long to all of us.
  • 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.