Hate to Weight

John Bukenas, Emily Prokop

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 (Brand X Podcast) and Emily (The Story Behind) as they try their hardest to shed those pesky pounds and check in with each other every week.

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Big update for Hate to Weight-ers! John and I have decided to take a break from recording regularly. We apologize for the delay in getting episodes out to you and we are continuing to work on them. I talk about it more at the beginning of the episode. A heads up, this was recorded a few months before this was released and you may hear some older news stories we talk about. We apologize for the delay in getting these episodes to you and we thank you so much for your patience. In This Episode: Our AMAZING Artist-in-Residence in our Facebook Group Theresa Crout made the most incredible artwork for our Live for this week and we thank her so much! Check out her stuff on Her website | Facebook | Instagram. Emily’s Shark Week has come to visit again and she’s trying Chaste Berry + Dong Quai capsules to help with the hormones. She’s also using mindfulness to help with her stress and eating, including some eating games like the ones we played with Harriet Morris, the Eating Coach. We talk about our triggers for our own binge-eating, as well. Sometimes knowing the triggers for us helps us be a lot more mindful about how we react. Has anyone else tried Apple Cider Vinegar for dieting? What did you think? Let us know! John was in the hospital this week and he gives us the update. Thanks for all your well wishes! John has a new Dude Cooking Breakfast — Mexican Egg & Cheese Pizza! Hear the recipe on the show. And we ever get a little dating advice for you Romeos out there looking to woo a partner. Like music? Like food? You’ll love Big Fun this week! Yay for the #WinningWednesday posts this week! Later, Weighters! Links Mentioned: FLO Vitamins, and Emily’s alternative — Chaste Berry & Dong Quai Capsules Harriet Morris - The Eating Coach Hate to Weight — The Eating Coach Comes to Visit Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Sorry I can’t find the link for the CBD tea I mentioned on the show anymore! :( Trim Healthy Mama (Emily’s diet she did successfully for a few years) Diabetes Connections Podcast Zero App (iOS/Android) Podcast Addict (Android only) Don’t forget to check out our resources page! New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! We are not doctors. Please talk to your doctor before trying any new diet or exercise routine. We try our hardest to link to useful resources we have mentioned. If you have any questions, please email hatetoweight@gmail.com. Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions 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 90 pounds. She started with 16:8 and is now doing 18:6 and in maintenance mode.

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Dec 2020

54 min 4 sec

We started the show and John was in a full-fledged panic attack. There’s a lot to unpack in this episode and talk through, including “fit-splaining” and a quiz all about BBQ food! A heads up, this was recorded a few weeks before this was released and you may hear some older news stories we talk about. We apologize for the delay in getting these episodes to you and we thank you so much for your patience. Remember, we record these episodes LIVE on Thursdays in our Facebook book. In This Episode: John is in a full-fledged panic attack. John has to go to the doctor’s for the first time since before we all hunkered down into quarantine. John’s new podcast is Out and he now has an outlet for No-Filter John -- beware ;) Want an editor for your podcast? John may be available! Check out Audio Editing Solutions Pop-Ups at Taco Bell — good idea or bad idea? John might look into virtual therapy. Wouldn’t it be great if he got to use his soundboard? Or, even better, if the therapist had a soundboard! Emily is rushing to get her youngest potty trained and, spoiler alert, it will take a while. Have you heard of “Fit-splaining”? Once you know what it is, has it happened to you? Emily brings the Big Fun with a barbecue quiz! Fat’s Not Bad! Sorry all! I couldn’t find the blog post I mentioned with the “fit-splainer!”--Emily Awesome #WinningWednesday posts this week! Later, Weighters! Links Mentioned: John’s new podcast The Bullhorn Wellness While Walking Dare to Lead by Brené Brown BetterHelp.com More TeleTherapy Resources Fit-splaining Urban Dictionary Fat Loss Success Stories podcast Diamond Dallas Page Yoga DoYou.com Don’t forget to check out our resources page! New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can talk to us and other Weighters while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record Thursdays at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 We are not doctors. Please talk to your doctor before trying any new diet or exercise routine. We try our hardest to link to useful resources we have mentioned. If you have any questions, please email hatetoweight@gmail.com. Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions Meet Your Hosts: John Bukenas is a podcast editor from New Jersey. He is currently doing intermittent fasting. Emily Prokop is a podcast editor and consultant from Connecticut. She has been doing Intermittent Fasting since April 2018 and has lost about 90 pounds. She started with 16:8 and is now doing 18:6 and in maintenance mode.

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Sep 2020

54 min 14 sec

We are back from a little bit of a break with this episode. For those anxiously awaiting new episodes, we are very behind in our release schedule, which you’ll hear more about in the coming weeks was because of some health setbacks on both Emily’s and John’s sides. As always, we want to thank you so much for your patience! We talk a lot about fruit in this episode, including a Big Fun Fruit Quiz! And our live chat gets to participate so check us out Thursday mornings! :)  A heads up, this was recorded a few weeks before this was released and you may hear some older news stories we talk about. We apologize for the delay in getting these episodes to you and we thank you so much for your patience. Remember, we record these episodes LIVE on Thursdays in our Facebook book. New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can talk to us and other Weighters while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record Thursdays at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 We are not doctors. Please talk to your doctor before trying any new diet or exercise routine. We try our hardest to link to useful resources we have mentioned. If you have any questions, please email hatetoweight@gmail.com. In This Episode: We start off the show with a poll from listener Michael in our Facebook group about our favorite sound drops! What’s yours? Let us know! Emily got stress hives and is wearing fingerless arm-warmers that are very WWE Jeff Hardy-like. If you know WWE, get ready to geek out a bit when Emily talks about working there. “Can I bring you a cat?” is the best question to ask Emily when she’s stressed. Don’t forget to breathe! If you have anxiety, breath is a big thing to stay mindful of. Emily started another Instagram account for all her wellness and woo stuff! @APlaceToPractice John is also dealing with anxiety. Especially when reacting to others’ opinions on social media. Is Emily truly in maintenance mode? Or is her scale broken? LOL We give out tips for trying to deal with our binge-eating tendencies. John is anxiously awaiting Jersey Tomatoes! Which came first? The color orange or the fruit orange? Find out when Emily brings the Big Fun with a Fruit Quiz! Thanks to the chat who participated in our Big Fun and Games during our live shows every Thursday at 11 a.m. EDT! We are open to our audience participating with Big Fun! Want to help us out? Send us your voice! Yay for #WinningWednesday! Sometimes, we have lots to catch up on, so we kept talking and we have started calling these off-topic extras the leftovers! Later, Weighters! Links Mentioned: John mentioned Zip-Up Compression Socks. Check them out! Find out more about the Pomodoro Technique for Productivity P90X T-TAPP Don’t forget to check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions Meet Your Hosts: John Bukenas is a podcast editor from New Jersey. He started the podcast doing intermittent fasting. Emily Prokop is a podcast editor and consultant from Connecticut. She has been doing Intermittent Fasting since April 2018 and has lost about 90 pounds. She started with 16:8 and is now doing 18:6 and in maintenance mode.

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Sep 2020

1 hr 4 min

Welcome to episode 100! And the first of many episodes that include Big Fun. Don’t know what Big Fun is? Tune in. It’s pretty much exactly like it sounds. A heads up, this was recorded a few weeks before this was released and you may hear some older news stories we talk about. We apologize for the delay in getting these episodes to you and we thank you so much for your patience. Remember, we record these episodes LIVE on Thursdays in our Facebook book. Watch the LIVE Recording: https://www.facebook.com/John.bukenas/videos/10223530917078024 New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can talk to us and other Weighters while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record Thursdays at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 We are not doctors. Please talk to your doctor before trying any new diet or exercise routine. We try our hardest to link to useful resources we have mentioned. If you have any questions, please email hatetoweight@gmail.com. In This Episode: Episode 100! Dut-Dut! WOW! Emily posted a Before and After 100 pounds heavier, when she was at her absolute heaviest. This is the longest John has kept working on his health journey! Yay! Emily has found that she gets better results from starting small and doable exercise. That’s the only way she’s been able to do daily yoga for more than 500 days! John talks about his mission for why he wanted to start this podcast. We love hearing your stories of how you’ve been able to relate to us! Think you know your Fad Diets? Emily brings the BIG FUN today! Get ready … Have you done Nutrisystem and run out of the food too soon like John? Emily’s pretty happy right now, so she’s enjoying  Maintaining Mode! Have you gone to a socially-distanced party? Emily did and loved it! Congratulations to our #WinningWednesday listeners! Want to share your win with us? Join the Facebook group! John’s working on his depression and movement and shout-out to John’s Samantha. Later, Weighters! Links Mentioned: Emily’s yoga box set  Livestream for the Cure Liar City podcast Logical Weight Loss podcast Ate app Follow our amazing listener Theresa Crout because her art is amazing. Website | Facebook | Instagram  Do You Yoga WYZE Scale DDT Yoga Sit and Be Fit Don’t forget to check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions 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 90 pounds. She started with 16:8 and is now doing 18:6 and in maintenance mode.

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Aug 2020

1 hr 1 min

Hello from just Emily today. John has had some health complications and was not able to record this week. Don’t worry, he is on the mend and we will hopefully have our wonderful host and editor back soon enough! In the meantime, I wanted to bring you this special interview I did in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group with Health Coach Carolyn Cohen from the podcast Wellness While Walking! She’ll be sharing tips for us on our own health and wellness journeys. Watch the LIVE Recording: https://www.facebook.com/emilypeckprokop/videos/10102857442245087 New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can talk to us and other Weighters while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record Thursdays at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 We are not doctors. Please talk to your doctor before trying any new diet or exercise routine. We try our hardest to link to useful resources we have mentioned. If you have any questions, please email hatetoweight@gmail.com. In This Episode: Hear about Carolyn’s journey to becoming a health coach and why she pivoted her life toward helping others with their wellness journeys. She was so kind to share lots of ways we can all get more veggies into our diets, which is a goal I know many of you in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group put up as a goal for our Sunday Goal Posts. She also debunks the myth of getting 10,000 steps as a guideline for those of us who want to walk. If you haven’t checked out her podcast, Wellness While Walking, yet, definitely check it out! Later, Weighters! Links Mentioned: Wellness While Walking Website Wellness While Walking Podcast Wellness While Walking Facebook Page Wellness While Walking Instagram Don’t forget to check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  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 90 pounds. She started with 16:8 and is now doing 18:6 and in maintenance mode.

Jul 2020

42 min 6 sec

Another week of quarantine and tensions rising. John ended his last episode recording and the rest of his week was a whirlwind of anxiety, sickness and a death scare! But luckily, everyone is OK. Life isn’t easy for many of us, and while staying healthy is important, there’s a lot we’re all juggling. We want to take this opportunity to remind yourself to have grace for yourself and others. Like drive-through? So do we, but we can still make plenty of healthy choices. Watch the LIVE Recording: https://www.facebook.com/John.bukenas/videos/10223381456221596 New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can talk to us and other Weighters while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 We are not doctors. Please talk to your doctor before trying any new diet or exercise routine. We try our hardest to link to useful resources we have mentioned. If you have any questions, please email hatetoweight@gmail.com. In This Episode: John had quite a week since we last recorded. He starts off the episode talking about how getting BBQ turns into a death scare! John’s audio drops are superb! Thank you to our listeners who get a kick out of them and voted on which sound drops have been your favorite! Who else is susceptible to the power of suggestion? John and Emily are. John has some anxiety over not feeling well. And this is after the earlier death scare! Isn’t it weird that you don’t wake up while your fever’s breaking? Only after you’re all sweaty. Anger and frustration can be such a confusing emotion, especially in how people release it. Don’t forget to apologize! We apologize for the delay in getting out episodes — we really appreciate your patience with our episode releases. John is doing his own yoga poses now and made his own yoga playpen. Only 10 minutes a day! Emily’s enjoying getting her vegetables from Mexican food and Taco Bell lately. We love our fast food here at Hate to Weight and over the years, we’ve found that’s not the worst drive-thru food we could get! The Power Bowl is really filling and not too bad! Emily loves Amy’s frozen burritos. Let us know if you’ve had them and which ones you enjoy! Pulled pork sliders with coleslaw, everyone! It’s delicious! We’re all in a state of Decision Fatigue pretty much all the time. Emily put out this theory and you’ll see a Rolling Stone article about it below in the links section. It’s funny that we talked about this weeks ago, but the mask debate apparently doesn’t get old. Speaking of takeout, the Burger King Impossible Whopper is pretty good! Shout-out to Connecticut’s Duchess Restaurants  — they have a great meatless burger, too! #ICantTwitter and #ICantWichYou Emily is done with current events! Why don’t more fast food places have hot dogs? Great #WinningWednesday posts this week! Emily’s session at Livestream For the Cure went great! Spoiler alert: We didn’t do a huge blowout for Episode 100. There was a busy week for current events and we ended up skipping that episode and coming back the following week. Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook! Can’t click on the links below? Find our show notes at HateToWeight.com! Links Mentioned: Call Her Daddy podcast She Podcasts I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam special episode with Jann Arden! Joseph’s are the wraps Emily used when she was doing a low-carb diet called Trim Healthy Mama Google proves Emily’s theory correct —  we’re all in decision fatigue Adam Higgins from Odd Dad Out and ODO Productions Follow our amazing listener Theresa Crout because her art is amazing. Website | Facebook | Instagram  Check out Emily’s musical episode she performed Live for Livestream for the Cure Don’t forget to check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions 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 90 pounds. She started with 16:8 and is now doing 18:6 and in maintenance mode.

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Jul 2020

50 min 52 sec

Watch the LIVE Recording: https://www.facebook.com/John.bukenas/videos/10223313740288740/ We are starting to focus on making good choices and John is even trying out yoga! We also got a bit carried away with our discussion and we run a little long in this episode. Also, STRONG LANGUAGE ALERT around 55 minutes in — we mark our podcast as explicit anyway, but we want you to know that the C-word is used quite a bit. While we're comfortable saying it, not everyone is comfortable hearing it. We want to be respectful to listeners by giving you an advanced warning if this offends you. When we record this, we are currently in the midst of the Covid-19/coronavirus pandemic. We strive to be as accurate as possible on our podcast, but we are not experts. Please refer to the CDC website guidelines for information or any questions you may have. New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can talk to us and other Weighters while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 We are not doctors. Please talk to your doctor before trying any new diet or exercise routine. We try our hardest to link to useful resources we have mentioned. If you have any questions, please email hatetoweight@gmail.com. In This Episode: John’s feeling just PEACHY! Emily is doing Maintenance Mode and doing her thing in her plateau. She can see her progress but still getting comfortable with her “new” body. We’re transitioning the show to be less about looking at the scale, but more about trying to get healthy. John’s worried about getting “stuffocated” by brisket and corn bread. John’s going back to more compression on his legs and the whooshie pill again. What was the last vegetable you ate? Usually when Emily’s in a funk, she’ll ask herself that. Even though Emily finds she doesn’t have to count calories, she still realizes that eating healthy will make Future-Emily happy. John’s thinking of trying yoga! We have a nice big yoga discussion and Emily geeked out because this is her favorite form of movement. John likes to use this podcast as a form of therapy, Emily uses her journal for the same reason. Being able to hear or see your own words can help you get a lot of clarity into what you truly feel. John’s best form of dealing with the news is to find the humor in it, and then the internet arguments start. We have some great #WinningWednesday posts, and we’re putting some new prompts in the group! Gratitude is the Attitude! Emily became a certified life coach  — and will soon be certified in mindfulness, as well! Dut-dut! We talk a bit about podcast editing and our workflows toward the end. If you ever wondered what podcast editors do, you might enjoy it! We talk about being people pleasers, both in our work and in our own heads with our self-esteem. STRONG LANGUAGE ALERT! If you are offended by the C*** word, around the 55:00-56:30 mark we say it quite a bit. Oh, we get so silly when we’re procrastinating the weigh-in, LOL. Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook! Can’t click on the links below? Find our show notes at HateToWeight.com! Links Mentioned: Dave Jackson from School of Podcasting, Building a Better Dave, and the Logical Weight Loss podcast Check out Diamond Dallas Page Yoga She Podcasts Emily’s yoga DVDs she followed to learn what she does now Emily’s other podcast, The Story Behind Daniel J. Lewis is another one of our podcasting buddies and his podcast is The Audacity to Podcast Want to check out Emily’s first podcast? Here you go! Don’t forget to check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions 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 90 pounds. She started with 16:8 and is now doing 18:6 and in maintenance mode.

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Jun 2020

1 hr 5 min

Watch the LIVE Recording: https://www.facebook.com/John.bukenas/videos/10223238426085932/ We got a question before the show we spend some time going through about using sweetener with Intermittent Fasting and we go into it a bit. We also talk about how COVID is affecting our lives — we’re in the Northeast so it’s pretty much all around us. And can you tell our ADHD went a little wild on this show? When we record this, we are currently in the midst of the Covid-19/coronavirus pandemic. We strive to be as accurate as possible on our podcast, but we are not experts. Please refer to the CDC website guidelines for information or any questions you may have. New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can talk to us and other Weighters while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 We are not doctors. Please talk to your doctor before trying any new diet or exercise routine. We try our hardest to link to useful resources we have mentioned. If you have any questions, please email hatetoweight@gmail.com. In This Episode: Thanks, Corona! John has been finding a lot of his usual favorites are not available in grocery stores as much, oh no! We got a question in our chat (thanks Don!) before going live that we talk about a lot in this episode about using sweetener during Intermittent Fasting. While we are not experts, we explain some of where our information came from that we go by. Neither of us can do cheat days, so it’s interesting to learn how other people use them. Emily is using IF to feel good and no longer to lose weight. She’s in maintenance mode. Are you a rebel and a rule-breaker like John? (And Emily the rule-breaker comes out every so often.) John talks about his opinion about wearing a mask and gives us a very visual analogy about why using a mask is important, oh my! There is a lot of COVID-Talk in this episode. It’s still on the top of our minds. And a lot of our food choices have also been affected. What if we knew there was an asteroid coming to the earth, what would you go out and buy? Emily thought it would be food, but it turns out, when she really thought about it, it would be a pack of cigarettes (and possibly a cigarette holder?) John is finding his anxiety is driving his eating disorder a bit. And we are now noticing just how prone to germs and infection we really are. We are getting a lot of therapy by doing this podcast, especially when John edits and Emily writes the show notes. What do you think of the virus talk? Do we need to cut back? Let us know! Amazing #WinningWednesday posts! Including some virtual workout ideas! Do you look at your phone as soon as you wake up or do you wait a bit? Want more joy on social media? #FollowMoreArtists (Theresa’s links are below!) Should we do weekly goals instead of weekly weigh-ins? What do you think? Let us know in the group! Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook! Can’t click on the links below? Find our show notes at HateToWeight.com! Links Mentioned: Delay, Don’t Deny by Gin Stevens Delay, Don’t Deny Facebook Group The Intermittent Fasting Podcast The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss Follow our amazing listener Theresa Crout because her art is amazing. Website | Facebook | Instagram  Want to check out Emily’s first podcast? Here you go! Don’t forget to check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions 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 90 pounds. She started with 16:8 and is now doing 18:6 and in maintenance mode.

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May 2020

41 min 58 sec

Watch the LIVE Recording: https://www.facebook.com/John.bukenas/videos/10223160054606694/ John is wrestling with Impostor Syndrome when thinking about starting a new podcast and we discuss the reactions to Adele’s stunning weight-loss and the picture she posted on Instagram. Emily is gearing up to go into maintenance mode for a while with her weight-loss and starting to reprioritize in her life. When we record this, we are currently in the midst of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. We strive to be as accurate as possible on our podcast, but we are not experts. Please refer to the CDC website guidelines for information or any questions you may have. New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can talk to us and other Weighters while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 We are not doctors. Please talk to your doctor before trying any new diet or exercise routine. We try our hardest to link to useful resources we have mentioned. If you have any questions, please email hatetoweight@gmail.com. In This Episode: John is getting ready to start a new podcast and finds himself with Impostor Syndrome. Adele’s Instagram photo she posted recently for her 32nd birthday showed a dramatic weight-loss and we talk a bit about the reactions. John-spiration — “Just because someone else is praised for losing weight doesn’t mean you should be ashamed for not.” John gets motivated by an Inner Drill Sergeant sometimes. What do you think? Are you more motivated by negativity or positivity? Emily has a lot of Marketing (Conspiracy) Theories if you ever get her started on why something or someone is trending. John’s new organizational system is going well! Emily is re-evaluating her own scheduling system and routine, but she still likes to get everything out of her head on paper and work off of that every day. She has also realized losing weight for her is not a priority. She still enjoys Intermittent Fasting and Yoga, but feels like focusing on other areas in life and putting weight-loss into maintenance mode. This isn’t her breaking up with the podcast, BTW! Maintenance Mode is HARD! Emily looks at pictures of Target aisles because she misses it! LOL! Facebook is just like a scrolling tabloid all the time! Emily closes Facebook as soon as she gets angry. She hasn’t been on very often anymore. You’re never going to change someone’s opinion on the Internet. And the best part is, because we can’t go out, it’s not like we even need to see them! Great job everyone! Yay for the #WinningWednesday posts! Emily never took a lot of Before Shots, and definitely none without a lot of clothes on. Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook! Can’t click on the links below? Find our show notes at HateToWeight.com! Links Mentioned: Want to check out John’s old podcast? Check out the Brand X Podcast (Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts) NaPodPoMo - National Podcast Post Month Adele’s Instagram Photo Check out our friend Nick from Epic Film Guys and his success with the #DropTheSugar Challenge Don’t forget to check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions 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.

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May 2020

49 min 19 sec

Watch the LIVE Recording: https://www.facebook.com/John.bukenas/videos/10223068259791881 Are we in a “New Normal” yet? For us, we both work at home so the dust is beginning to settle, but there are still a lot of changes we haven’t anticipated. John has started a new organizational program and Emily has been adding more veggies to her meals and trying to be more mindful about why she finds herself in the kitchen. 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. New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can talk to us and other Weighters while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 We are not doctors. Please talk to your doctor before trying any new diet or exercise routine. We try our hardest to link to useful resources we have mentioned. If you have any questions, please email hatetoweight@gmail.com. In This Episode: Are we coming out of this yet? (Not for us. We’re both staying in as much as possible.) Are you already sick of “New Normal” usage? For us, the dust is starting to settle for us. John has begun an organizational program by Carl Pullein (see links below!) John and Emily both have ADHD and are always learning how to navigate with it, which has been a part of our weight problems, as well. We apologize for the delay in episodes lately. We are fixing it as fast as we can and we thank you so much for your patience with us. There are so many things in our lives that we are trying to optimize to help us become more productive with our time. For some people, productivity can bog them down. But for us, we really appreciate routines and systems. John gives his breakfast frittata recipe! Check it out! Emily loves the idea of being proactive before being reactive. “Everybody has a routine and until your routine becomes a habit, you gotta keep working at it.” — This week’s John-spiration! Sometimes, we just want a Food Hug. “What kind of comfort am I looking for?” — Emily when she finds herself in the kitchen. John will hopefully give us more Geese Updates! Emily has decided this week to add more veggies to her diet this week and getting more mindful with her eating, as well. One routine that’s probably NOT good for us is our cereal-eating routine. We get into a discussion about masks. We’re pro-mask, by the way. Emily’s declarations: No tomatoes as a default and please stay 6 feet away! Woo-hoo for the #WinningWednesday posts! What do you think about a plank challenge? Let us know in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook! Have you joined yet? → https://www.facebook.com/groups/413099472471015/ Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: COD — The Simple, Easy To Use Productivity System Anyone Can Learn. Carl Pullein Boomerang Gmail extension Google Calendar ToDoist Evernote Don’t forget to check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions 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.

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May 2020

50 min 38 sec

Watch the LIVE Recording: https://www.facebook.com/John.bukenas/videos/10222973972114748/ Have you had enough? Yes. The answer for all of us is “yes.” Get ready for some silliness in this episode and getting into some woo with Emily and her Ashwagandha (don’t worry, we’ll explain). Join us as we try to lighten your spirits with us! 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. New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can talk to us and other Weighters while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 We are not doctors. Please talk to your doctor before trying any new diet or exercise routine. We try our hardest to link to useful resources we have mentioned. If you have any questions, please email hatetoweight@gmail.com. In This Episode: Emily’s coming up on her birthday and she’s indulging. Anyone else find themselves ordering more shelf-stable food than they normally do? Emily has a problem with Cheesy Puffs! Never get her started on the “Essence.” It’s also our two-year anniversary. One thing we’re not dealing with are the bakers at work anymore. It’s amazing the stuff we do for free food. But we make sure not to be the Office Scavenger in a stealth way. (Or so we think) Do you relate? Have you also had secret tricks to eating? Let us know! Email us at hatetoweight@gmail.com Emily’s Cheesy Puffs are John’s Tapioca Pudding. Now that we have the accountability of the podcast, luckily John and Emily don’t run too far amok. John’s actually finding it easier to get the food he needs and he may be getting into a groove. This has made the anxiety subside. Emily is recording an audiobook version of her book in her other Facebook group to get out of her comfort zone. We really appreciate you listening to our vulnerability. Something about this podcast is the truth serum we have needed as a form of therapy. John goes deep into what he thinks about doing affirmations in the mornings. Emily talks about her morning pages and how she follows the moon cycles! Have you ever looked into the cycles of the moon and how our bodies are attuned with it? Emily takes Ashwagandha every morning and talks about it a bit. Everyone’s a little nuts right now. Folks, hold tight. Yay for the #WinningsWednesdays! Awesome job with the NSVs (Non-Scale Victories) and SVs! Later, Weighters!   We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Podcasting Step-by-Step with Sarah Mikutel Moon Cycle app 12 Proven Health Benefits of Ashwagandha This is the brand Ashwagandha Emily takes Ayurveda and Ashwagandha with Shivani Gupta - The 5 a.m. Miracle Podcast with Jeff Sanders My Fitness Pal app Why We Gain Weight When We’re Stressed—and How Not To - Psychology Today Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat Don’t forget to check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions 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.  

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Apr 2020

1 hr 5 min

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. New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can talk to us and other Weighters while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 We are not doctors. Please talk to your doctor before trying any new diet or exercise routine. We try our hardest to link to useful resources we have mentioned. If you have any questions, please email hatetoweight@gmail.com. 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! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Want to check out Emily’s Spirit Week? Here’s the original Instagram Post InstaCart Shipt Everyone’s a Curator; Everyone’s a Content Curator Trim Healthy Mama — a diet Emily was successful at for six months (until Cheez-Its happened) I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam Ask the Podcast Coach Don’t forget to check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions 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.

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Apr 2020

53 min 6 sec

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. New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can talk to us and other Weighters while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 We are not doctors. Please talk to your doctor before trying any new diet or exercise routine. We try our hardest to link to useful resources we have mentioned. If you have any questions, please email hatetoweight@gmail.com.   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! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Talking Fat with Jonathan and Jen Apple | Spotify StreamYard Top 20 Weight Loss Podcasts You Should Follow in 2020 - Feedspot Mobile Smash Rooms Khan Academy — how Emily’s toddler is learning, at this point Brilliant Observations I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam Don’t forget to check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions 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.

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Apr 2020

50 min 12 sec

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. New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can talk to us and other Weighters while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 We are not doctors. Please talk to your doctor before trying any new diet or exercise routine. We try our hardest to link to useful resources we have mentioned. If you have any questions, please email hatetoweight@gmail.com. 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! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Groups at Higher Risk for Severe Illness - CDC Make Bread with Beer Instead of Yeast - Food.com Regular exercise benefits immunity -- even in isolation - Science Daily Don’t forget to check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions 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.

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Apr 2020

40 min

Heads up: We normally don’t censor ourselves on the show, but we do talk about a very mature podcast a bit in the beginning. If you want to skip all that, we finish talking about it by the 18:00-minute mark. It’s a Pearl-Clutcher! 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. Even though John and Emily are both naturally homebodies, even they are getting a little restless when it comes to being told to Stay Home. And that leads to some stress eating, unfortunately. But we’re figuring things out as we go along, as per usual. New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can talk to us and other Weighters while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 We are not doctors. Please talk to your doctor before trying any new diet or exercise routine. We try our hardest to link to useful resources we have mentioned. If you have any questions, please email hatetoweight@gmail.com. In This Episode: Do you also sing along to our theme song? We do today! What do you think? Do you like the humor and the memes about Quarantine and COVID-19? John finds himself very undisciplined right now and running amok, but at least he’s aware! Our food planning skills are being tested heavily! Especially when it comes to buying enough to eat and also store. We’re all going to forgive John for not stepping on the scale this week because the batteries were dead. Who’s the mean person in your life? Is it you? But John has decided to get some sunshine and fresh air. (Psst: I talked to him later that day and it was a good experience.) Have you heard about Dying for Sex? What do you think? We’re also looking for distractions — something that has nothing to do with current events. Everyone! Big news! Julie Andrews is OK! (There was nothing wrong with her, but Emily worries if she doesn’t get a Julie Andrews update every so often.) Emily is pulling back and taking a look at her business and how it fits into what’s going on. She also is turning off the phone during the day or putting Do Not Disturb on her phone. Be aware of the Scarcity Mentality that many of us are in. This raises our stress and many of us hold onto weight when our stress is up. Thank goodness for yoga, mindfulness and making plans you look forward to. Want to lure Emily out of her house? Offer her food!  Weddings are just older people-Proms! “Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail” - Annette-spirations from the Live Chat Room! We also both having crazy dreams  — anyone else? “If you’re doing what you should be doing, the outcome doesn’t matter.” - This week’s John-spiration! Congratulations to everyone for their #WinningWednesday posts! Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Niel Diamond sings a “Sweet Caroline” Parody COVID-19’s Impact on Podcast Listening - Voxnest Our Podcast Host is Libsyn, by the way (Want a free month of hosting when you sign up? Use the coupon code EMILY) Netflix throttles its service in Europe How to Wipe Down Your Groceries Video John talks about Dying For Sex podcast S-Town podcast Omaha Steaks Online Poker Bejeweled App (iOS | Android) Go follow our friend Jason Bryant who is doing his usual wrestling announcing on his Instagram Stories. Wellness While Walking podcast Want some of our favorite Keto and Intermittent Fasting resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions 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.

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Mar 2020

1 hr 5 min

Heads up: This episode was recorded on March 19th, so keep that in mind if we’re behind on the current events when you listen to this. We were all this together when we were dieting, and now we’re all in this together when it comes to staying home and stopping the spread of COVID-19. This week, we’re starting to get used to our new life of quarantining ourselves and keeping ourselves separated from others. There’s a little bit of stress eating popping up in our lives, as well, but we try to keep the mood up in this episode! New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can talk to us and other Weighters while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 We are not doctors. Please talk to your doctor before trying any new diet or exercise routine. We try our hardest to link to useful resources we have mentioned. If you have any questions, please email hatetoweight@gmail.com. In This Episode: We’re finding out just how much we rely on our normal way of getting food and now we’re adjusting. We’re finally cooking at home! And it sucks as much as we knew it would. John goes through his grocery routine now and how he sanitizes what comes into his house. Why is it so hard not to touch our faces?! As if we didn’t have trouble planning our meals before, we are trying to survive a crash course in it now! Emily has a bidet attachment and it’s amazing right now! It saves on toilet paper! Would you buy a Used Bidet? Um, no! Are you still enjoying the quarantine memes? We are! Emily has started streaming her work on Twitch (in fact, she’s streaming right now while writing notes!) Have you found you need more breaks from your phone lately? John refused to go to the doctor’s office and is really taking this seriously! Good for him! GRATITUDE IS THE ATTITUDE! Years ago, both of us would have eaten all the crap and been fine. But NO! We wanted to get healthy. Emily has been working on lowering her expectations of other people, as well as herself right now. We’re all in this together (but #HateToWeightDidItFirst). Congratulations to everyone for their #WinningWednesday posts! Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Max & Mel Brooks’ Video Buy an Attachable Bidet on Amazon Talking Fat with Jonathan and Jen Logical Weight Loss  Wellness While Walking The Intermittent Fasting Podcast Want some of our favorite Keto and Intermittent Fasting resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions 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.

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Mar 2020

42 min 27 sec

Yay! Emily is back this week! And she’s working on getting back to her own self lately. A head’s up. This episode was recorded March 12, 2020. At the time of recording, we were just beginning social distancing and learning about the seriousness of COVID-19. Please bear with us while we try to find a balance between entertainment and sensitivity to the topic. While Emily was coming back from her trip, John has been hunkering down, preparing to do a lot more Dude Cooking at home instead of getting drive through. New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can talk to us and other Weighters while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 We are not doctors. Please talk to your doctor before trying any new diet or exercise routine. We try our hardest to link to useful resources we have mentioned. If you have any questions, please email hatetoweight@gmail.com. In This Episode: John doesn’t like being away from Emily for two weeks. Sorry everyone for the sound on my end! It seems I used my computer mic, ugggh! — Emily. Let’s encourage John to do more solo episodes! John explains Discord to Emily. Are you on Discord? What do you think? Emily is having a bit of an identity crisis when it comes to social media, so she’s becoming more introspective and playing with her private Instagram. Would you allow a video of yourself dancing online? Emily loved it! Emily has also found that from her daily yoga, she now enjoys dancing! And pretending to know how to dance. I promise, y’all, I am an Introvert! I take a looong time to warm up to people. Podcasters are the best people! We did stupid stuff when we were 18, right?! Emily left her phone in an Uber. If this has never happened to you, check out how she got it back! Emily used the Hate to Weight Voicemail Line to get her phone back. John talks about an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience with an infectious disease specialist. John’s anxiety is up and we both know for us anxiety is an overeating trigger. How are you when it comes to hearing symptoms? We have both realized we hate cooking. We should have named this podcast Hate to Cook. Seriously! Home Ec taught Emily how to follow a recipe, but she can’t come up with a recipe. Emily is looking forward to watching Salt Fat Acid Heat. Have you seen it? Was the movie Outbreak used in your high school class to talk about viruses and how they spread? That’s how Emily learned. Please do your research, everyone! Great job with everyone’s winning Wednesdays! Keep ‘em coming! Delivery is dangerous! “Give me a carrot? It better be during a commercial!” — Past-Emily, who wouldn’t eat crunchy food because then she couldn’t hear the TV John is starting to realize he doesn’t want to get bariatric surgery, but he’s still keeping to his dedication to losing weight. Later, Weighters!   We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Discord Stargate Pioneer’s shows Gonna Geek & Better Podcasting The Joe Rogan Experience — Michael Osterholm Working from home and need a camera? Emily recommends the Logitech C920 Watch Salt Fat Acid Heat on Netflix Snopes For the latest information about the coronavirus and COVID-19, visit the CDC or WHO websites. Check out the walking podcast Wellness While Walking MyFitnessPal Follow John on MyFitnessPal Want some of our favorite Keto and Intermittent Fasting resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions 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.

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Mar 2020

1 hr 1 min

John did a solo episode and he did a great job! Emily wasn’t feeling well that day and had to bail. But as I’m writing these show notes, I am loving hearing John’s wins and his thoughts on the article that was put in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group! New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can talk to us and other Weighters while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 In This Episode: John goes outside his comfort zone and does a solo episode! Sorry, everyone  — Emily had a headache and didn’t sleep well that night before and had to skip this week. But John took initiative and stepped up when he gained weight the past few weeks. He and his girlfriend, Samantha, worked together with MyFitnessPal and talk every day about their progress. Yay for the Whooshie Pill! (But also, boo to the constant peeing!) We also do a Winning Wednesday! Great job, everyone! John even does a solo weigh-in! Wow! (Sorry, I’m so impressed while writing these show notes! Great job, John!) Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: My Fitness Pal The Tiny Cell that Connects our Physical and Mental Health, and Solves a Decades-old Mystery of Why Toxic Stress Leads to Brain Changes that Spark Depression, Anxiety —  ACES Connection Want some of our favorite Keto and Intermittent Fasting resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions 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.

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Mar 2020

14 min 12 sec

What happens when you go on vacation while doing Intermittent Fasting? Well, Emily found out on her big family vacation! In fact, it’s a whirlwind of a story, which includes Emily’s actual ideal vacation of driving for hours in nature, calling on her “boot and rally” days from college to get her through taking too many vitamins on an empty stomach, and Couch Jeans from the Universe. Wow. Are these show notes or the back of a family comedy from the ‘80s VHS? Meanwhile, while Emily was away, John spent time with his girlfriend and then ran amok the rest of the time. But it wasn’t an all-at-once thing. It happened gradually. But now, since he’s had to be accountable on the show, he has decided to create a 5-step plan for himself and can hopefully find some local groups to help out. (Suggestions welcome!) New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can talk to us and other Weighters while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 In This Episode: Emily is back from a family vacation and, boy, was it interesting! Disneyland, Universal, California and back and feeling like it was straight out of National Lampoon. (OK, no dead relatives on the car.) Best way to rid yourself of Mom Guilt? Being *those* parents on a plane with a screaming child. Emily and her husband were those parents. Eek!  But Diet Guilt? Apparently, that’s a thing, as Emily finds out. But because of sickness going through everyone else, she decided to take Zicam outside of her eating window. Because being healthy on a family vacation is probably the best reason to break a fast. SPOILER ALERT: Turns out, it didn’t deter her weight loss at all! :) Are you a Disney food person? Emily loved the food there! “You’re a mom! Come on! College has trained us for this. Boot & Rally!” — When you tell yourself you don’t have the flu, you just took too many vitamins. Even writing these show notes, our sleep schedules are still wonky! Humans are so weird! Seriously! Another exception to Emily’s eating window. Good hibachi. But not California pizza. Sorry, California. Emily loves her shoes she wore to Disneyland. In case you’re curious, they’re Sketchers with Memory Foam. Would you wear “Couch Jeans”? Seriously. But the Couch Jeans from the Universe did provide a wonderful belt for the jeans Emily brought and found out were too big. Emily also had the win of getting down to her wedding weight! But her dress fit completely differently. Please do not send in your theories “You’re gonna wash that story right out of those jeans.” —  John After John’s girlfriend left, he was on a muck and continued. More unhealthy choices fell into the cart, bigger portions were being made, and John knew he was in trouble.  John heard a podcast from a YouTuber Bridget Phetasy  John’s 5-Step Plan: Get back to Intermittent Fasting Get a good breakfast. Slowly start reducing any sugar and carbs. There has to be more exercise. Be more proactive and accountable. John also noticed that he’s been bullying himself when he got on the scale. But we know if we have one bad week, it’s just a week. It’s not our entire life. John also talks about an article (linked below) about Food Addiction and he’s looking for support in his area. “There’s so much shame in being a food addict, that people don’t go. We suffer in silence.”  — John John was doing well, but then started gambling and “had outs” — if you know poker, you’ll love John’s analogy! We’re learning how to make these health changes to work for our lifestyle. But let’s get positive! The #WinningWednesday posts get us back into our silly mood. Thank you to our friend Dave Jackson for shouting us out in Podcast Magazine! Woo-hoo! Let us know where you listen! Take a photo of where you are and post it in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group! Emily really geeks out about Star Wars. Beware, it’s truly geeky. John even gives us some Dude Cooking ideas for eggs! Thanks to everyone who joined us for the live chat! Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Samantha from I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam Dave Jackson from School of Podcasting and the Logical Weight Loss podcast American Glutton Podcast Bridget Phetasy - Dumpster Fire YouTube 5 Ways to Help If You Think You Have a Food Addiction — RiverMend Health Podcast Magazine Want some of our favorite Keto and Intermittent Fasting resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions 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.

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Feb 2020

54 min 51 sec

Emily’s getting ready for a family vacation, on top of crazy work stuff, on top of the current events  —it’s a recipe for the perfect storm in Emily’s world and there’s even a funny story about what happens when you throw a rock in the woods, craving mall pretzels, and prom dresses! OK, I’m building up this story a lot, but I promise this episode will be an interesting side of Emily in Panic Mode. In better news, John’s special lady friend is visiting and he is having a ball, but making sure to weigh the options of good, better or best choices. New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can interact with us while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 We want to encourage you to seek help if you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 In This Episode: Yay! John’s special lady friend is visiting him and he’s having a great time. We’ve both been having a hell week. Emily is getting ready for a big family trip and there’s been a lot of stress in the house. Internet, you’re mad about a stripper pole?! She finally has the day of the Perfect Storm between current events, Shark Week, vacation planning. Thank you to our wonderful listeners for reaching out to John about last week’s episode and his dreams. We really appreciate it and love you so much. We want to encourage you to seek help if you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 Emily gets Woo and has a ridiculous moment in the woods. Emily goes for a mall pretzel outside her window (oh no!), but then makes a better choice! John talks about Good, Better, Best Decisions. If you ever see Emily by a body of water and she’s holding a rock, keep walking (or record it for John to laugh at later). Emily has never been to Disney and doesn’t know what to expect, especially as a parent. Johnspiration  —”I know this is stressful, but you’ll look back and it will be so much fun.” Flashback to when Emily broke her monitor while recording live! We’ll have to see how changing the window affects Emily when she gets back. Sorry, TGI Fridays! There’s a good chance the show notes from last week still aren’t written, lol! Great job, everyone, with the Accountability Challenge! How did you feel about the Super Bowl? Go Chiefs! Awesome Winning Wednesdays this week! Emily will be on vacation next week so no show! Sorry I couldn’t record another episode I talked about in this show. My son got a stomach bug that day and had to cancel! Ugh. We’ll see you in two weeks! Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Vagina Talks with Sophia Wiseone Check out the podcast Wellness While Walking Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions 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.

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Feb 2020

49 min 43 sec

TRIGGER WARNING: John talks about having dreams of suicide (around 37 minutes in). We appreciate everyone who has already reached out and we appreciate your concern. John has never had these kinds of thoughts in waking life before so we want you to know there is no concern. But your kindness is always so appreciated. New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can talk to us and other Weighters while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 We want to encourage you to seek help if you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 In This Episode: Emily watched Brittany Runs a Marathon  — a fantastic movie for us! If you haven’t checked it out, it’s amazing! Available on Amazon Prime. It’s weird watching these movies with people who haven’t ever had weight problems. We also know those friends who say things like, “I can’t do cardio! I lose too much weight too quickly!” One thing about changing yourself is feeling like our friends want to keep us in their little compartments in their minds and in real life. Sam, John’s girlfriend, is coming into town! Yay! And the Super Bowl is coming up, so let’s talk about that food! Emily’s favorite cupcake place has a Buffalo Chicken Cupcake! Would you try it? Are you ready for the best way to eat a cupcake? Cupcake Sandwich! There’s a new “Biggest Loser!” and we get to hear John’s real thoughts on Jillian Michaels. John Judge-mingo might be another alias for John, lol. If someone can’t find you attractive how you are, they are not the person for you. — Great advice from John. Emily mothers John and tells him he doesn’t have time. You’re welcome, future John! Big shout-out to Wellness While Walking by Coach Carolyn. I loved the tip from the podcast about adding more vegetables and LOVES Everything But the Bagel Seasoning on them! Wow! John gives some Dude Cooking lessons from his InstantPot. But, boy, do we have issues with making eggs sometimes. Emily last time, this time John! Emily has an Ask a Skinny Person moment because she’s not used to having her butt hurt from sitting on a bony/less-fatty butt. Emily has started doing affirmations out loud and they really do make a difference. John makes an appointment to see a neurologist for his concussions from years ago. TRIGGER WARNING: John talks about suicidal dreams around the 37:14 mark. We started a Daily Accountability Challenge! Did you join? So many wins for #WinningWednesday! Emily proves she doesn’t know sports — umps in football! Check out Theresa’s art in our group! “She wants to D — Donuts!” Emily’s old walking shoes are too big and they are flattened from when she was heavier. Check toward the end of the episode to see if we gained or lost weight this week. Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: The Book it was based on  — Queen Bees & Wannabees Samantha from I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam The Brutal Secrets Behind “The Biggest Loser”  — New York Post Check out Biggest Loser Fancast Dave Jackson from School of Podcasting and the Logical Weight Loss podcast Dr. Harry Henshaw - Positive Affirmations on Spotify ThinkUp.me Dave’s tool: CommitTo3 for accountability for teams! Body Beast Challenge Podcast Magazine Want some of our favorite Keto and Intermittent Fasting resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show and want some sweet, sweet swag? Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions 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.

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Feb 2020

59 min 31 sec

We had a great discussion in our Facebook group thinking about the lifestyle changes we make to lose weight versus what we are planning on doing once we hit our goal weight and need to maintain. John also had a bout with food poisoning and Emily has shifted her whole schedule to mornings so we're both a little out of our comfort zone. New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can interact with us while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 In This Episode: John goes right into his whirlwind of a week and his bout with food poisoning. We apologize if this podcast isn’t always out on Mondays -— like this week! Emily has moved her eating window earlier because of her changing her sleeping schedule to earlier. We talked on last week’s episode about proactive mode versus reactive mode during the day. Emily exploded an egg in her microwave before coming on the show. Apparently, 25 seconds is too long. When you hear us referring to others, it’s our chat room while we record live in the Hate to Weight Facebook group! Deborah posted a question in our group -— how do you balance what you’ll do with your diet versus what you’ll be doing for the rest of your life? What alcohol can you never have again? Emily got a recipe for Easy Italian Chicken Sandwiches and made sandwiches in the Instant Pot (on the Slow Cooker setting) We have our own little recipe section! Should this be an ongoing thing? Our Hate to Cook segment, lol! If you’re going to drink Coke, get it from McDonald’s! There’s a link below about why it tastes so good. Fantastic Winning Wednesday posts this week! Thanks everyone who contributes! Any win is fun to celebrate! This week’s Johnspiration -— “The worst part is throwing a hissy fit and giving up.” We’ve lost 131 pounds between the two of us! WOW! Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Sandwiches The Real Reason McDonald’s Coke Tastes So Good Check out the podcast Wellness While Walking Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John sometimes on She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show? We have a store for our show! Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions 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.

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Jan 2020

42 min 8 sec

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 New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes!   Don’t forget, you can interact with us while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 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! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Find out more about One Meal a Day from Delay, Don’t Deny by Gin Stevens  — Emily loves this book and this really helped her start her IF journey, even though she’s not at OMAD yet. Clever Fox Planners Find out more about Morning Pages from “The Artists Way” by Julia Cameron Business Fabulous Podcast My Fitness Pal The Productive Woman  Wellness While Walking Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram We have a store for our show! Check it out here! Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show? We have a store for our show! Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Jan 2020

1 hr 1 min

Welcome to our new listeners and our new members in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook! We’ve seen a few new faces in the group and we’re always excited when you can join us for the live show. No matter where we are in our weight-loss journey, it seems we are constantly testing and adjusting. John’s schedule plus the diuretic he’s supposed to take wreaks havoc on his eating window with Intermittent Fasting. And Emily had a day of Emotional Triggers that would have sent her into a binge-eating tailspin otherwise. And we had a lot of interaction in the chatroom this week, which we always love and appreciate! “One bad day doesn’t make a bad week.”  — Annette from our Facebook Group in the Live Chat! New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can interact with us while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 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’s trying to get more steps in and is sore today. Welcome to our new listeners! We kind of throw you into the deep end at the beginning of this episode as we explain why we call Shark Week what it is. So, if you are offended by women’s menstruation, turn away now. And while Emily had a day of a bunch of triggers, she realized that after 80 episodes, she finally has the mindset not to run to food! John is testing and adjusting his eating window when it comes to Intermittent Fasting. BUT! He realizes that he doesn’t have to shame himself anymore. Yay! John had a bad recipe experience and we are determined to find a way to enjoy cooking. Emily tried InstaCart for the first time and we got to avoid the Big Kid Toy Aisle of Aldi. John gives us some more Dude Cooking ideas and we want to know, what is the food you can’t make for yourself? Fun Tip: At the beginning of the year, go through your pantry and it’s easy to find the cans and containers that have expired. John JUST realized that Chia Pets come from Chia Seeds! “You DON’T throw out Ferrero Rocher, you just don’t.” It’s always interesting when we have to explain our diets to people. We both really love the science behind Intermittent Fasting and we talk a bit about it. We have more resources over at HatetoWeight.com. So many great #WinningWednesday Posts! We have really worked on our triggers over the course of the show and we’re getting stronger with every episode! Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Emily’s HappyLight CPAP.com InstaCart Chia Seed Pudding Recipe Follow our amazing listener Theresa Crout for her Annual VooDood Challenge! Website | Facebook | Instagram  Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show? Check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Jan 2020

43 min 9 sec

Happy New Year, Weighters! (Not sure how we feel about that name for listeners, hmm.) Welcome new listeners and returning listeners! We loved getting back together after the new year and talking about how we spent our holiday and how we’re starting the year.  If you’ve joined us or rejoined us after the new year and raring to go on your weight-loss goals. We give some tips that have helped us in the past with getting back on the wagon, and we also know that setting goals helps you achieve them! We also talk about goals for 2020 from both ourselves and those in our group! We would also love to know your goals and you can still add to the 2020 Goals post in the Facebook group. New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can interact with us while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 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: Weighters doesn’t work as a nickname all the time. Emily started off the year with a stomach bug in the house and is asking for accountability. “Your health is your first million dollars.”  — John (maybe?) “You can’t to 10 until you do 1.” — John How did you spend your New Years? (Probably not like Emily did — Space Jam!) Welcome to everyone who found us recently! We hope you enjoy dropping in smack-dab in the midst of a year and a half into our weight loss! Sugar sneaks itself into everything! John’s goal is to cook more in 2020. “Welcome to Hate to Cook, two lifelong take-outers ….” Check out some of John’s on-the-fly recipes! Should we have a Dude Cooking Segment? We also give some tips for those who are looking to get back on the health wagon train. We’re both moving to the One Meal a Day lifestyle. That may be in both of our futures. Always do your own research for whatever diet plan you want to try. We also know that not all doctors have the most up-to-date information about nutrition, so you are your best resource sometimes. Since we don’t have Winning Wednesday posts this week, we talk about our listeners’ goals for 2020! When it comes to being aware of your triggers, “Keep challenging yourself to ask ‘Why?’” — John Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show? Check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Jan 2020

53 min 33 sec

We jump right into today’s show and even had to backtrack to record an intro! But don’t worry, John is a great editor and somehow kept our ADHD a little more understandable in the final edit. We’re back from our holiday break and we are feeling the effects, for sure. A lot has happened and whenever John and Emily skip a week of chatting, there’s usually tangents galore, as with this episode. We thank all our listeners who have been with us this year and we hope to continue our success in 2020! New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can interact with us while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook. We record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 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: We went RIGHT into the episode without meaning to, so our beginning may seem a bit different than usual. Emily’s family gets her one of the best water bottles she’s ever gotten … and we get into a little Podcaster Humor about it. Oh! We have a store for our show! Check it out here! We love being able to give people help from our own resources, but we also want people to expect more than just a simple formula. This is the year John is setting goals! One of the things we beat ourselves up over is knowing how to do all the things … but not doing it. UGH! We went on a tangent about giving kids choices. We’ve been known to succumb to McDonald’s “would you like anything else with that?” Have you gone axe throwing? Emily loves it! Emily has been realizing she’s going to become a Hockey Mom. Nothing wrong with that … except how cold it is! Sorry this episode is so ADHD  — John and Emily haven’t talked for two weeks and weren’t fully expecting to record this episode. Emily didn’t put out cookies for Santa  — it was outside of his window ;) Check out our friends’ podcast, Talkng Fat! If you like this show, you’ll love them! John is going to work hard this year at crossing off days in a row on a calendar. We have two weeks’ of #WinningWednesdays! Heads up  — the gyms will be packed in January! We love when you share the funny memes and recipes you find in our group! Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Emily’s Yeti water bottle Get a Hate to Weight water bottle! The Little Book of Big Change Talking Fat with Jonathan and Jen Apple | Spotify Trivial Warfare Congressional Dish Crock Pot Mexican Chicken Soup Follow our amazing listener Theresa Crout for her Annual VooDood Challenge! Website | Facebook | Instagram  Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show? We have a store for our show! Check it out here! And check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Dec 2019

52 min 54 sec

We’re getting back into the swing of things in this episode. John has a good week, aside from a late-night craving. Emily stops focusing on the scale and instead focuses on the benefits of Intermittent Fasting. We’re asking for a lot of feedback for this episode! We want your rants, your wins, and your goals for 2020! “Fail to prepare, prepare to fail!” - Thanks to Annette in the chat for reminding us! New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can interact with us while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook and we record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS or RANTS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 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’s having a great week, especially since he doesn’t have to wrap his legs anymore, which was really eating a lot of his time. John’s friend is going for skin removal surgery and he’s following her journey for inspiration. What do you think our Cover Art Mascot’s name should be? Emily + Dilemma = Dilemma-ly. Did you know there was a “hunger hormone”? Emily is loving green tea, but John can’t have it. He gets too jittery, even though the caffeine is much less in green tea than coffee. You can be an AARP member, no matter what your age is!  Why do copycat recipes have to be so difficult?! Hey! Thanks for reading our show notes! Are you participating in #NoSugarDecember? Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Wellness While Walking podcast - episodes will start coming out January 1st! (Apple / Spotify) Avoid these foods for a healthier heart Join AARP Faster Than Normal by Peter Shankman (this is more a book for those with adult ADHD, but this is where Emily first read about Intermittent Fasting) Jumpstart Your Labor Cookies Recipe  Easy Homemade Chili  —AllRecipes.com Texas Roadhouse Chili copycat recipe Diet Doctor Episode with Dr. Robert Cywes   Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show? Check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Dec 2019

47 min 56 sec

John had a night where he ordered pizza and wings and is trying to find some of what Janet Jackson sings about, Control! Emily has a list of fun new ideas she’s tried the past week to get happy, get cooking, and get warm. We really go off on some tangents this week, but John has decided to bring more energy to the show, and Emily tries to remember her pun skills. Get ready because this episode is a little off the walls! New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can interact with us while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook and we record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 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 is shot out of a cannon for this episode! Emily tries so hard for a pun … it does not go well. We refer to Emily’s very first podcast, Classy Little Podcast. John is jamming to Janet. (Miss Jackson, if you’re nasty.) Back in the day, John was Funky Cold Jamingo. Do you have an air fryer? What do you think? Taco Bell, what is going on with your menu? You don’t need chicken! Do you pick a word of the year? John’s for 2020 is CONTROL, Emily’s is BALANCE. Emily cannot rap. Ugh. It’s embarrassing that she tried. Emily is COLD! All the time! Emily thinks she has a fear of success … but is it really fear of failure? Dr. John is in! And he gives some wise words (from the movie “Hope Floats” lol) We had a few members of our group who participated in NaPodPoMo last month. Congratulations, Dave, Adam, and Paul! Emily reads the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder and it’s sounding pretty familiar to us. Emily got a HappyLight to help with SAD. Bed, Bath & Beyond is the best! Emily has also fallen in love with Ready Chef Go bags that are so easy to cook! She has also started enjoying green tea and wait until you find out what “Russian Novel Hour” is and how wonderful it is! If you taste too much fish when you take Fish Oil, drink more water! We went LOOOONG this week, including two weeks’ worth of #WinningWednesdays! Later, Weighters!   We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Classy Little Podcast Control by Janet Jackson The Productive Woman podcast with Laura McClellan Seasonal Affective Disorder — Mayo Clinic How Light Therapy Works - Seasonal affective disorder: bring on the light - Harvard Medical School Verilux HappyLight  Ready Chef Go cooking bags Where to find Ready Chef Go Bags Intermittent Fasting Book: Delay, Don’t Deny by Gin Stevens Delay Don’t Deny Facebook Group Does a “Clean Fast” Really Matter? - GinStephens.com Bigelow Green Tea Teami Dave Jackson from School of Podcasting and the Logical Weight Loss podcast RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale - Emily’s scale POUND workout Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show? Check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Dec 2019

1 hr 12 min

We couldn’t get on Facebook for the Live Show, bu we still recorded. We actually recorded on Thanksgiving, before the feast, which worked out well for the weigh-in. John has some big news for us  —he has been cleared by his therapist for weight-loss surgery! Yay! He also gives us a quick Dude Cooking recipe for vegetable soup and we talk about getting more vegetables in, even though it’s been too cold (for Emily) for a salad lately. From John and Emily, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season and we hope you extend grace to yourself. It’s a very eating-centric time of year and people tend to beat themselves up the most. We want to help keep you accountable to yourself and your health and we are so grateful you’ve joined us for this podcast! New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can interact with us while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook and we record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 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: We couldn’t get on Facebook for the live show because Facebook and Instagram were down. Sorry! (I couldn’t even upload our video. That kept crashing, too! Sorry! — Emily) What are you thankful for? Also, Emily was not prepared for this question and went right to food. John is grateful for his therapist and has some big news! Big congratulations to John, his mental health has been cleared to get the bariatric surgery! Now it’s just a matter of hitting a goal weight. What is with our kids trying to kill us?! Emily ate more vegetables this week, even though it’s been too cold for salads. Dude Cooking vegetable soup recipe: three bags of frozen vegetables in a crock pot with chicken broth. Do you like playing with food in your teeth? We referred back to Harriet Morris, Emily’s eating coach and her games to avoid binge-eating. Are you an Aldi fan? They have a lot of gluten-free stuff! John is comparing the benefits of Intermittent Fasting vs. Keto. It’s awesome that food manufacturers add more information to the package to help us make easier decisions. But the more we find out about nutrition and food information, the more informed we can be about what we put in our bodies. The memes in our Facebook group are awesome! We love when you post them because they always make us laugh! John plans the next few weeks of weight loss. Have you heard of sous vide cooking? Emily’s husband loves doing it and he’s testing it out on the Thanksgiving turkey. Sorry we couldn’t do our Winning Wednesdays this week because we couldn’t get on Facebook! Just remember, one day of eating will not ruin all your weight-loss. Emily found herself in Two-terville (where the first number on the scale is a 2) but, phew! She goes back to One-derland. Reverb — great for singers, horrible for podcast editors. Did you know Emily can play guitar and juggle? We get into a bit of banter about The Beatles Thanks to our friend Dave Jackson for giving us a shout-out! “Comparison is the thief of joy.”  —Theodore Roosevelt Sorry I couldn’t get the video up in our group! It was too big and would not load :( Don’t forget to give yourself some grace! Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Harriet Morris - The Eating Coach Eating Games to avoid binge-eating Trim Healthy Mama diet She Podcasts Live Dave Jackson from School of Podcasting and the Logical Weight Loss podcast Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show? Check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Dec 2019

32 min 14 sec

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 nominated! 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 sabotaging ourselves. 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! New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can interact with us while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook and we record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 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: Thank 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! Do 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. Both John and Emily have ADHD and there is a side of ADHD that comes with anxiety and possibly spiraling. We 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. Emily is so sick of the generation wars. Stop it! Sorry we didn’t quite stay on the topic of weight-loss this week. We know how to diet — but we are learning to deal with the emotions and that’s the hard part. Did you know John’s stage name? John Jamingo! How 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. Oh, and it’s Shark Week for Emily and she is in hibernation mode, plus being sick and tired of being sick and tired. In 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. Did you know that checking something off your to-do list releases dopamine? How “Emily” is that? Emily gives some of her tips for productivity and chasing that dopamine. Comparison is the thief of joy! We 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 sorry! John 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. Short temper and east to provoke. Taking everything personally. Constantly overthinking. Emotionally Overwhelmed. Always Exhausted/Tired We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Discover Pods Awards Office Ladies podcast NaPodPoMo Brené Brown: The Call to Courage — Watch on Netflix Dave Jackson from School of Podcasting, Building a Better Dave, and the Logical Weight Loss podcast. Gary Gulman On How The States Got Their Abbreviations - CONAN on TBS Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon Show Your Work! By Austin Kleon Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show? Check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Nov 2019

54 min 2 sec

If you’re listening to this when it’s released, you only have a few more hours to VOTE FOR HATE TO WEIGHT FOR THE 2019 DISCOVER PODS AWARDS HERE! Voting ends Monday, November 18th, 2019. John’s back this week and we have a bit of catching up to do. John’s switching up his diet to gluten-free and working on focusing on just one meal at a time. Emily has discovered Wafflefulls and has had an inhuman number of them in the last few weeks. “It's one meal at a time. Make good choices and if you don't make good choices, you get a chance to the next meal. You get a chance to do it again.” — JOHNSPIRATION New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Don’t forget, you can interact with us while we record by going to the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook and we record every Thursday at 11 a.m.! Call in your WINS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 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’s basically becoming a Podcast Dealer. Try it! All your friends are doing it! Johns a bit of a Grinch when it comes to Christmas. Did you know? Both John and Emily have dealt with some depression lately and we’re working through using food as our crutch and really examining why we choose food as a vice. Sometimes, it’s a way to make us feel as ugly and gross on the outside as we feel on the inside. Do you have a good chili recipe for John to try? You can email it to hatetoweight@gmail.com OR call it in on our voicemail and we’ll play it on the show: 760-946-6464 (760-WINNING). We love learning what our listeners are cooking and the healthy recipes they are enjoying  —maybe it’ll inspire us! Sorry for those two hours last week I had the unedited version up! Oops! John’s now going Gluten-Free and having the deal with Keto Flu again. By the way, Aldi has some awesome gluten-free foods! Also, I didn’t mention it on the show, but if you are Gluten-free and like to travel, check out our friend Elikqities podcast, Travel Gluten-Free. WAFFLEFULLS are amazing! Thank you Brickbox in Stratford, Conn., for my new addiction! Emily is craving more vegetables, despite her love of Wafflefulls. Luckily, there is a veggie option! Ever do really well at something and hit a goal, then totally self-sabotage? Why do we do this to ourselves? We also come up with our dream Wafflefulls: A breakfast one and a low-carb variety with mashed cauliflower. Brickbox, just let us know when you’d like to come on as a sponsor ;) Emily has temporarily solved her clothing dilemma of being tired of shopping for clothes and having to throw them out when she loses more weight: she’s buying the same $6 shirts and $10 legging 2-packs from Walmart until her weight settles. Zuckerberg closet, here I come! John, if you’re reading these show notes, stop scratching your legs! As much as Emily loves her Wafflefulls, it’s important to note that it’s just a phase and this won’t consume her life or cause her to throw her diet completely away. “I’m not even sorry!” OUR BIG NEWS: Thank you to everyone who nominated Hate to Weight for the Discover Pods Awards! Only a few more hours from when this episode drops that you can vote for us in the Health & Fitness category! (And while you’re there, would you mind throwing a vote to Emily’s other podcast, The Story Behind, which is in the History category? Thanks!) It’s an honor just to be nominated. - Emily That’s what losers say! We want to win! - John No #WinningWednesday this week, but we’ll have them next week! Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Brickbox in Stratford, Conn. — home of the Wafflefulls Emily is currently addicted to Samantha from I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show? Check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Nov 2019

43 min 21 sec

VOTE FOR HATE TO WEIGHT FOR THE 2019 DISCOVER PODS AWARDS HERE! This week is a little different from our other episodes. John couldn’t make it this week so I did a solo episode talking about how I got started with Intermittent Fasting and lost about 70 pounds in 18 months. We joke sometimes, but dieting really is such a lifestyle change, but it doesn’t always have to be a punishment for doing something wrong. I really encourage anyone currently on a weight-loss journey of their own to keep getting back on the wagon, keep trying new things, keep pushing toward your goals. John and I are so encouraged by all of you and your support and we hope we’ve also been able to be supportive to you. — Emily New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Call in your WINS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 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: The family Christmas card photo that was so embarrassing to Emily that she quickly made a change. Working with an Eating Coach and uncovering some compulsive and binge eating tendencies and learning how to manage them. Finding Intermittent Fasting in a book about ADHD, of all things. Why IF works so well for Emily. Some of the other diets and weight-loss gimmicks Emily has tried and had temporary success with. How a Clean Fast works. Tons of resources to help you get started or keep going if you’re doing Intermittent Fasting. A little overview of how Intermittent Fasting works. Some things to watch out for when starting IF (fatigue, wonky menstrual cycles — both were temporary for Emily) Falling off the wagon and getting back on over and over again. The mindset shifts Emily has dealt with throughout the past year and a half. “I can have it tomorrow.” “Everything is a practice.” “Trust the process.” If you’re struggling with getting healthy, please know that we have an amazing discussion group over on Facebook for listeners of the show. We’d love to have you join us. Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Trim Healthy Mama Harriett Morris - The Eating Coach Harriet’s Relaxation Audio Faster Than Normal by Peter Shankman  Delay, Don’t Deny by Gin Stevens Delay Don’t Deny Facebook Group The Intermittent Fasting Podcast RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale — Emily’s scale LETSCOM Fitness Tracker — Emily’s knockoff Fitbit Fossil Women’s Venture Smart Watch My Body Measurements App (Android) Yoga with Adriene YouTube Channel Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Like the show? Check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding  Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Nov 2019

35 min 54 sec

Both John and Emily are in pissy moods and can’t figure out why, until they both realize that the antibiotics they’ve been taking may have something to do with it. And any sort of dieting is never easy when your mood isn’t great. New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Call in your WINS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 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: We recorded on Halloween, which apparently starts the Eating Season in the U.S. Emily’s Halloween Costume this year was #SelfCare! Water Reminder! We apologize for the skipped episode last week — John woke up with a migraine from caffeine withdrawal. Caffeine is a hell of a drug! This podcast really keeps us accountable so we had quite the few weeks since the last time we recorded. John has quite the attitude (but we’ll find out why later in the episode). But the mood really affects weight loss. But we try our hardest to get happy! John finds out about the hashtag #OKBoomer and has a bit of a fit. Rant ahoy! Be prepared to be schooled and threatened with turning this car right around! Did you see the picture Emily posted in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group of the belt she bought when we started the podcast? It’s on its last hole! Have you heard of Macy’s Personal Shopper? No minimum to buy and absolutely free! Emily really wants to try this. Oh! And the first time, you get 20% off! Would you try it? John solves women’s fashion, LOL! You’re welcome! SAGGY KNEES! What is that?! Emily is on a roll and continuing her routine. As long as Emily knows she can have anything she wants, the timing doesn’t matter as much. We will never say it’s easy to start and we go into some of the side effects of Intermittent Fasting in the beginning. But the past two weeks really felt like hell to Emily, who’s upper respiratory infection turned into an ear infection. Turns out, the antibiotics caused a whole host of mental side effects, including anxiety, irritability, depression and just general “blah-ness.” Biotics have helped already, by the way! Thank you to everyone who reached out and suggested them and Emily is currently looking more into the gut-mind connection. UPDATE: Emily went to the ENT and ended up having an Inner Ear Infection and am now on more medication. Eek! John apologizes to his lady friend, Samantha, for his pissy mood. Emily shouts out the Fairfield, Connecticut, McDonald’s. Good job tasting really good! Congratulations to everyone’s #WinningWednesday posts! Do you watch TV shows with subtitles? Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Our podcast hosting company is Libsyn (Starting a podcast? Use the code EMILY to get your first month free!) John refers to Lisa and Samantha from I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam Gut Feeling: Bacteria Inside You May Alter Brain Chemistry - Live Science Can Probiotics Improve Your Mood? - Johns Hopkins Medicine Check if you can hear all the frequencies! Follow our amazing listener Theresa Crout because her art is amazing. Website | Facebook | Instagram  Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Nov 2019

48 min 29 sec

New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Call in your WINS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 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: We’re back after taking last week off because Emily was at a podcasting conference and John had his special lady friend visit! We apparently had completely different weeks. Emily had a blast at She Podcasts Live! She stayed in her window but sometimes forgot to eat. A microphone is like truth serum for us, but it’s also a bit of our motivation to keep going. Oh, Emily missed both her flights. She basically lived through her worst fear twice! Thanks, Southwest, for accommodating a crazy crying lady! For those who watch the live video, one of Emily’s favorite things she got from the conference is a Moxie Award! Podcasters are awesome. Emotions are OK, people! John ran amok, including having a McRib and celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving. “Not now, Alexa! This doesn’t concern you!” Which is better, in your opinion? Pumpkin Pie or Sweet Potato Pie? John is getting back on the wagon and making a pact with Sam, including weighing in with each other! Emily’s goal pants are LOOSE! Congratulations to everyone on their Winning Wednesday posts! Don’t forget to call yours in or join the group and add yours! Emily is in ONE-derland!!!! Since episode 1, she has lost 61 pounds! Fingers crossed that John gets back on track for next week. Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: She Podcasts Live She Podcasts Facebook Group Podfest Multimedia Expo Emily’s new Smart Watch for Android Join the She Podcasts Super Squad Like trivia? You’ll love Your Brain on Facts! Women’s Meditation Network School of Podcasting I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam McRib Finder App I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam Facebook Group Reeger Cortel’s The Weight Loss Surgery Podcast Check out TRX Suspension Training! Follow our amazing listener Theresa Crout because her art is amazing. Website | Facebook | Instagram  Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Oct 2019

50 min 29 sec

New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Call in your WINS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 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 from Connecticut. She has been doing Intermittent Fasting since April 2018 and has lost more than 60 pounds. She started with 16:8 and is now doing 18:6. In This Episode: We were incredibly ADHD last week. Did you notice? John’s been having a hard time with lymphedema and needs to do a 30-day diabetes test. Emily’s only point of reference for diabetes is gestational diabetes tests. YUCK! Sometimes you have to be your own advocate. If you’re trying to do ALL THE THINGS, you’re going to burn yourself out. Have you heard of Chaffles? Keto-friendly waffles made with cheese and eggs (or other variations). We have John’s keto resources over at hatetoweight.com/resources. Taco Bell! How dare you get rid of our favorite foods! Don’t let yourself struggle! Ask for help. Did we talk about The Big E? If you’re in New England, you may have heard of this huge state fair with amazing food! All that food, and still the weight goes down. Thanks, Intermittent Fasting. John’s birthday is the day this comes out! If you’re reading these, please wish him a very happy birthday in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group! Do you think sugar is more addictive than other substances? What are you done with? We are allowed to tell ourselves that we are done with something for the rest of our lives, and it can be very freeing. Emily got a haircut and finally gets a haircut she enjoys! The baggy look isn’t really working for Emily. But what a nice problem to have — losing weight and needing to buy new clothes. There’s still a moment where Emily has to remind herself she needs a smaller size. Congratulations to all our Wednesday Winners! Clearly, Emily doesn't remember when Memorial Day is (lol). Emily found she couldn’t deal with caffeine very easily. We’ll be skipping next week’s show because Emily will be in Atlanta for She Podcasts Live. Emily MIGHT BE in One-derland by the next time she records this podcast! Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: The Big E — the giant state fair Emily talks about in Massachusetts Giving It Up — Life Coach School by Brooke Castillo The Pez Collection Podcast Follow our amazing listener Theresa Crout because her art is amazing. Website | Facebook | Instagram  Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Oct 2019

40 min 58 sec

New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Call in your WINS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 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 from Connecticut. She has been doing Intermittent Fasting since April 2018 and has lost more than 60 pounds. She started with 16:8 and is now doing 18:6. In This Episode: Last week was a HEAVY week, but the support we received was phenomenal! Thank you to everyone who reached out with support and encouragement. We really do read everything and it keeps us going! John took a trip to the Emergency Room for his foot. Luckily everything seems to be OK for now. But the annoyance of it meant he was able to avoid overeating! In case you’re new to the show, Intermittent Fasting means only eating during a certain number of hours every day. We’re reparenting ourselves and negotiating with ourselves, but it’s working! At-Home-Emily hates to cook; Out-Shopping-Emily forgets this and buys vegetables that just go bad. Can you relate? John has a great baked potato routine going! Emily found frozen cauliflower pizza. The good news: it tastes just like a regular frozen pizza! The bad news: it takes just like a regular frozen pizza. Have you tried cauliflower pizza? Your mindset when you lose weight is very weird and is tricky for both of us. Our bodies can do so much! But our brains take some time to catch up to the changes. "The Mind, Explained" (not “The Brain, Explained,” as Emily says) is fantastic! The Anxiety episode is a great one to start one. Are we just giving ourselves cheap exposure therapy by podcasting about our weight loss struggles? Winning Wednesday! Wait, nope! Nevermind. Not yet. What do you think? Should we have more guests? Let us know! Email hatetoweight@gmail.com OK, for real this time: Winning Wednesday! We are so ADHD this week. Make good choices! John, I’m so sorry shark week made me so demanding this week! Emily gives you the Pinterest version of how to fix drawstrings. Did we really complain about losing weight? Ugh! AH-HA! It’s shark week! Now it all makes sense. Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Delay, Don’t Deny Facebook Group Intermittent Fasting Book: Delay, Don’t Deny by Gin Stevens Intermittent Fasting Podcast: The Intermittent Fasting Podcast "The Mind, Explained" on Netflix Dave Jackson from School of Podcasting and the Logical Weight Loss podcast Reeger Cortel’s The Weight Loss Surgery Podcast Coffitivity: A nice coffee house soundtrack for productivity Follow our amazing listener Theresa Crout because her art is amazing. Website | Facebook | Instagram  Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Sep 2019

51 min 38 sec

New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Call in your WINS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 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 from Connecticut. She has been doing Intermittent Fasting since April 2018 and has lost more than 50 pounds. In This Episode: Do you sing and dance along to our theme music? Emily has some heavy stuff to talk about. If you’re not in the mood for a downer, skip ahead to John (at about 18:55) Emily gets some heavy news about her family and it’s a big eating trigger. Is it so much to ask that people wait to give us bad news when we’re in our eating windows? Sorry dog people, Emily is not a fan of the yip-yips. Emily realizes she doesn’t have any of her old coping mechanisms she used to use — overeating, smoking, and drinking. Emily is reading a new book about learning to be mindful of emotions and how they affect you. Emotions can make us feel heavier than the scale lets on. John absolutely lightens the mood! And to think he wasn’t going to talk about this! John was so close to a new second number, but then … oh, I’m not going to spoil it here. OK, a little spoiler: John buys things in his sleep, LOL! I’m still laughing while writing these show notes!   Microphones = Truth Serum Our weeks have been off-the-wall, too! John realized that overeating wasn’t worth it. One of our members, Theresa Crout is an AMAZING artist! Check her out — links below! Did you eat Play-Doh as a kid too? Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: The book Emily’s reading: The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer Samantha from I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam She Podcasts Live — If you’re a podcaster, we’d love to see you there! Follow Theresa Crout: Website | Facebook | Instagram  Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Sep 2019

44 min 48 sec

New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Call in your WINS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 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 from Connecticut. She has been doing Intermittent Fasting since April 2018 and has lost more than 50 pounds. In This Episode: We’re back after skipping a week because John wasn’t feeling well when we were supposed to record last week. Poor John’s foot!  7:30 John gives us his Dude Cooking Recipe for Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes! Do you have diabetes? Check out the Diabetes Connections podcast. John ostriches … until you put a mic in front of him! We’ve gotten into a groove. And that’s nice to be able to see our patterns of weight loss. We were featured on School of Podcasting for a segment called “Because of my podcast!” Hey kid! Put something under your knees when you’re kneeling! What stories are you telling yourself about your weight?  Emily just got back from traveling to another conference and she recaps it. John sets a goal to sit on the floor — he hasn’t been able to do that in years! Emily gave a LIVE Water Reminder! She gives them daily on Instagram! Emily’s been adjusting her eating window from eight hours to six hours and it’s been tough. Abundancy Mindset vs. Scarcity Mindset. Abundance: I can have gelato tomorrow; Scarcity: I’ll miss out on this opportunity if I don’t partake now. We have some amazing Winning Wednesday posts this week! Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Diabetes Connections podcast with Stacey Simms School of Podcasting Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference  — now the Independent Podcast Conference. Follow Emily on Instagram for water reminders. Listen to John and Amy (one of our group members) on Brilliant Observations The Intermittent Fasting Podcast Our amazing weigh-in drop is done by Jason Bryant from MatTalkOnline Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Sep 2019

53 min 5 sec

New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Call in your WINS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 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 from Connecticut. She has been doing Intermittent Fasting since April 2018 and has lost more than 50 pounds. In This Episode: We unexpectedly had to take last week off because John injured his back and Emily got a small concussion. Find out how Emily got a concussion from a wooden car wash! John tweaked his back by trying to sleep in his own bed! If you were told to sit in the dark with no screens or sounds, what would you do? Emily worked on her breathing and meditation. Big thank you to Katie Krimitsos for her Women’s Meditation Network! It was one of the few podcasts Emily could listen to. Have you ever gotten a concussion? Did you take some time to recover? John stuck with his shakes with his back injury, but found himself going back to sandwiches. 14:26 John gives us his Dude-Cooking recipe for Instant Pot Baked Potatoes! Have you tried CBD for pain? What do you think about it? John has a little addiction to sugar-free popsicles. John found an article about getting daily activity and realizes we probably don’t move as much during the day as we should. We get on a little tangent about parenting today vs. how we were raised. We have two weeks’ worth of Winning Wednesdays! Cold showers are not for us! Sorry, Tim Ferriss! Where can you fit in some self-care? John promises to get back on the bandwagon for next week! Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Everything You Thought You Knew About Tylenol is Wrong - Cosmopolitan Women’s Meditation Network with Katie Krimitsos Pain Relief Meditation - Women’s Meditation Network Working out as you age doesn’t have to strenuous - Healthy Connects More of any physical activity tied to longer life - Medical News Today The Four-Hour Workweek - Tim Ferriss Brilliant Observations Faster Than Normal by Peter Shankman Our amazing weigh-in drop is done by Jason Bryant from MatTalkOnline Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Sep 2019

44 min 11 sec

Psst. Are you reading the show notes? First off, thanks! :-D Secondly, if you're reading the show notes, you must be into the show enough to want to watch the video version we do LIVE every week on Thursdays at 11 a.m. in our Facebook group, the Hate to Weight Discussion Group. Hope to see you there! New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Call in your WINS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 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 from Connecticut. She has been doing Intermittent Fasting since April 2018 and has lost more than 50 pounds. In This Episode: Reactive Mode can be dangerous to those with ADHD and planning for things in advance, as well as routines and even self-care! John uses his Amazon Echo  — WARNING: THIS EPISODE WILL SET OFF YOUR ALEXA You may think ADHD is about being all over the place and unable to concentrate, but those with ADHD also have what’s called Hyperfocus and it’s hard to come back to it if we’re distracted. John has taken a SCREW IT attitude to the LIttle Things that stress us out! John’s looking at getting some meals delivered in preparation for his upcoming Bariatric Surgery. Have you used a Sous Vide? Emily now has a mission to make the ribs. John found an egg wrap for his Instant Pot! Hurray! Emily is examining her negative mindset and trying to change it to be more positive. John tells us some of the tips he learned from his therapist, including walking us through a calming breathing technique! John’s breathing technique even dropped his blood pressure! Emily brought her eating window down to six hours and gets a little more conscious of her eating. Can you go to sleep better on an empty stomach or a full stomach? So many Winning Wednesdays that are awesome in our group! Thank you so much for sharing with us! Congratulations to Amy who posted her AMAZING transformation! Emily scared off her husband when she got too excited when he wanted to start running … but we became a Walking Family! Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Alexa Reminder App  — any.do Bariatric Boxes — Prepared meals for those going through Bariatric Surgery! Sous Vide + Bin with Top Instant Pot Egg Rack The Intermittent Fasting Podcast Delay, Don’t Deny book by Gin Stevens Gin Steven’s Delay, Don’t Deny Facebook Group for Intermittent Fasting Samantha from I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam Our amazing weigh-in drop is done by Jason Bryant from MatTalkOnline Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Aug 2019

49 min 37 sec

We're dealing with A LOT this week, both in the world and in our own lives. Warning for those sensitive to the news and mental health, we talk about the shootings that happened recently, as well as anxiety attacks and the scary places our mind travels in those. New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Call in your WINS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 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 from Connecticut. She has been doing Intermittent Fasting since April 2018 and has lost more than 50 pounds. In This Episode: Trigger Warning: We talk about some current events in this week’s episode from the get-go. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of those affected by the recent shootings in Texas and Ohio. The reason we talk about this on a show supposedly about weight loss is because it affected both of our stress levels, which affect our eating and dieting habits. John lost his car keys and was “stranded” in his house for three days! That’s one way to avoid the drive-thru! Our ADD/ADHD is also on overdrive lately. John had a good time out to eat with his daughter and had a little slip off the diet, but he is aware of it and is growing so much since last year! Do you have guilt over taking some time for exercise or self-care? Mom Guilt is real! This is your reminder to go do something just for YOU! Emily’s dealing with post-travel anxiety and depression. Oh! And also Shark Week! Did you know ADHD is girls and women is harder to spot? Females are more likely to internalize it. Don’t forget to be aware of your social energy! Thank goodness for routines and checklists. “The fluctuations are just too stupid” - LOL!!! Congratulations to everyone who posted their wins this week! Did you like how John did the outro bloopers? Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: How Kayla Cox Lost 80 lbs and Kept it Off - Logical Weight Loss Podcast Dave Jackson from School of Podcasting and the Logical Weight Loss podcast 8 Things to Do When You Feel Post Travel Depression - GoAbroad.com The "August Blues" Are a Real Thing and They Explain Why You're Grumpy Right Now - Cosmopolitan Our amazing weigh-in drop is done by Jason Bryant from MatTalkOnline Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Aug 2019

47 min 27 sec

New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Call in your WINS anytime! 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 Meet Your Hosts: Emily Prokop is a podcast editor from Connecticut. She has been doing Intermittent Fasting since April 2018 and has lost more than 50 pounds. 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. In This Episode: First episode back since Emily went on a major travel vacation and is still recovering. Emily’s cat makes an appearance and she comes back with our friend, Jessica’s, sayings. Intermittent Fasting was hard while in a different time zone. Have you ever tried Goo Goo Clusters? So good! MOCHI ICE CREAM IS AMAZING! Emily used food a bit to comfort herself while traveling, but at least she stayed in her window. John makes an amazing analogy between dieting and podcasting! John realizing it’s Him vs. his Eating Disorder, and is ready to throw down! John may try yoga for the elderly or straps that go over the door to help alleviate some of the weight in order to exercise. What do you think about Body Positivity as a marketing technique by junk food companies? What do you think? Can you be on a diet and also have body positivity? John’s back on the Whooshie Pill and it also helps with his inflammation. Check in to see John’s solo live in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group! Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Jessica Kupferman from She Podcasts and Brilliant Observations If you’re a podcaster and would like to hang out with Emily and John, be sure you’re at She Podcasts Live in Atlanta, Georgia, in October and Podfest Multimedia Expo in Orlando, Florida, in March! One of Emily’s recent books she loves is The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist. Diabetes Connections podcast Our amazing weigh-in drop is done by Jason Bryant from MatTalkOnline Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Aug 2019

38 min 32 sec

New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Call in your WINS anytime! Give us a call: 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 Meet Your Hosts: Emily Prokop is a podcast editor from Connecticut. She has been doing Intermittent Fasting since April 2018 and has lost more than 50 pounds. 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. In This Episode: Emily does a speed run-through of her week because John has all the feels this week! John is sad his special lady friend has gone back to Canada. He also went to his second therapy session this week to help get him mentally prepared for Bariatric Surgery. He realizes all the drive he has used to learn podcasting can be used for his own eating habits. John also did an experiment to see which is faster: Making his own breakfast sandwich vs. going out and getting a drive-thru breakfast sandwich. Turns out, making his own sandwich is faster! Heads up! Emily will be away next week so NO new episode next week! Emily’s a fiddler and if you hear a bump, it’s her Rubik’s Cube she dropped. John’s starting to question his motifs when it comes to food prep. Be careful when you’ve made too many decisions! Emily is really interested lately in identifying Decision Fatigue. John has also started planning ahead! Yay! John’s goals for weight loss: Going to podcasting conferences and also to do stand-up comedy. We go into John’s history to find out some of the instances in his past that his weight played a big role. The movie “Misery” is basically going on in John’s head. We may go live in the group Thursday night! Later, Weighters! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  Links Mentioned: Trace Mineral Drops Emily uses Classy Little Podcast, Emily’s first podcast Our amazing weigh-in drop is done by Jason Bryant from MatTalkOnline Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Jul 2019

1 hr 2 min

New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Call in your WINS anytime! Give us a call: 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 Meet your hosts: Emily Prokop is a podcast editor from Connecticut. She has been doing Intermittent Fasting since April 2018 and has lost more than 50 pounds. 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. John’s special lady friend has come to visit and he’s been having a great week! With her staying with him, they’ve been having fun eating together and cooking together! What do you do for your diet while on vacation/staycation? Our friend Lisa was going for surgery the day we recorded. Her surgery was a success and we are wishing Lisa a speedy recovery! Don’t have a notepad ready for John’s Frittata Recipe? Here it is! Saute the peppers, onions, and mushrooms until tender. Remove veggies and keep warm Combine 12 eggs plus about a ¼ cup of half-and-half and fry in oven-safe frying pan for a bit until the bottom develops a skin. Add veggies and some cheese Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes Add more cheese on top and bake for another 5 minutes John is gearing up for bariatric surgery by seeing a therapist and he was shocked that 95 percent of people with eating disorders fail after bariatric surgery because they haven’t gotten the overeating under control. His date has been pushed off again so he can get some help getting his emotional eating under control. “I’m starting to see the big picture. It’s almost like I’m backing up and I’m looking at this whole situation from over-top and afar and I’m seeing more than I’ve ever been able to see before.”  — This week’s John-spiration! Emily decided to measure herself for the first time in a while — she’s lost 10 pounds since the last time she weighed herself. If you haven’t started measuring yourself yet, definitely try it, but not so often. Check back every few weeks and compare. Even if the scale doesn’t move much, you’ll be surprised at how your body changes when you’re dieting and exercising. Emily is also in a groove with Intermittent Fasting, but that’s because it works really well with her lifestyle. The fasting hours can be rigid for some, especially if you like your coffee with cream and/or sugar. But for Emily, since she didn’t have to think about eating anything for 16 hours, it works really well. And, in case anyone is curious, the Burger King tacos are not as good as Taco Bell tacos. John has done the hard work so you don’t have to! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  WE HIT A MAJOR MILESTONE WITH THIS EPISODE! Weekly Weigh-in Spoiler Below . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WE’VE LOST MORE THAN 100 POUNDS SINCE STARTING THE SHOW!   This was an amazing weigh-in and we worked so hard for this. When we started the podcast, this seemed like a very lofty goal. Emily loses it (and Emily got misty-eyed even writing these notes). 103 POUNDS TOTAL! WOW   Links Mentioned: Want to hear more about our friends Lisa and Sam? Check out their podcast, I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam My Body App (Android) Check our T-shirts made exclusively for Hate to Weight by our friend Mark from the Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding! Our amazing weigh-in drop is done by Jason Bryant from MatTalkOnline Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Jul 2019

51 min 51 sec

New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Meet your hosts: Emily Prokop is a podcast editor from Connecticut. She has been doing Intermittent Fasting since April 2018 and has lost more than 50 pounds. 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. This episode starts out with a nod to our friends over at The Feed from Libsyn as we greet everyone with a “Good Generic Time of the Day!” Have you ever heard of Decision Fatigue? Decision Fatigue is the exhaustion that sometimes comes mentally after making too many decisions. It’s said we make 35,000 decisions a day! It’s been proven the more we make these decisions, the more they exhaust us and, consequently, we end up making poorer decisions if we’re not aware of what’s going on. Decision Fatigue doesn’t just refer to picking out what clothes to wear in the morning (ever wonder why Zuckerberg always wears the same thing?), but it can REALLY impact those trying to diet. Have you heard of Decision Fatigue before? How does it affect you? One way to help deter Decision Fatigue is to plan ahead and also start to build predictable habits and routines. One challenge both John and Emily face is the rebellious part of our brain loves to try to convince us to break our habits, no matter how good those habits are for us. We love breaking rules. Even rules we’ve made for ourselves! Some things we’ve found helpful for Decision Fatigue: Mapping out our day Time blocking Being aware when we get distracted and off-task Prioritizing what deserves our mental energy Thinking about the overall goal when doing tasks. John admits in this episode that he was supposed to be taking his Whooshie Pill twice a day, but most days he only took it once. He’s getting used to taking it so often, but at least it’s helping the swelling in his legs! John’s also realizing the time he’s spending now working to fix the problems with his legs could have never existed had he started taking care of his health more prior to this. Now he’s realizing he’s spending six hours a day taking care of himself. We also want to send our love to one of our listeners Lisa who had heart complications last week. We really want to thank our friend Mark from Podcast Branding who created amazing shirts for our podcast with our own little inside jokes on them! Check them out! John actually gets Emily to do a spit-take later in the show! Find out how ... We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook! We also have a voicemail number you can call when you’re on-the-run and want to celebrate your wins! Give us a call: 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 Links Mentioned: Do you have an Instant Pot story of food you’ve forgotten? Let us know! Check our T-shirts made exclusively for Hate to Weight by our friend Mark from the Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding! Our amazing weigh-in drop is done by Jason Bryant from MatTalkOnline Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Jul 2019

52 min 38 sec

In This Episode: Got a Win this week? Let us know! 760-WINNING ( 760-946-6464 ) Lots of weird things happened when we recorded live! We get a lovely message from a member of our group about why she left the group. We are so happy for her and with her the best! Emily finds herself in a situation in which she would normally spoile herself with food, but she didn’t this week! John’s been listening to what the doctor’s have said! He’s also getting used to shakes, since he’ll be on a liquid-diet soon before his bariatric surgery. Have you ever solves a Rubik’s cube? (Emily hasn’t, but she’s trying.) Samantha (John’s girlfriend) will be visiting soon and he’s very excited! Do you have any good shakes you can recommend to shakes? Sorry, but New Jersey and Connecticut have some great pizza! If you’re reading this, thanks for letting us hang out with you!  Emily’s finding that she’s more fit at the weight she is now than she has been years ago at the same weight. Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook! Links Mentioned: Samantha from I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam Olive Garden Salad Dressing - yay! Check our T-shirts made exclusively for Hate to Weight by our friend Mark from the Resourceful Designer! Our amazing weigh-in drop is done by Jason Bryant from MatTalkOnline Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations, She Podcasts, and Unbelievably Stupid Podcast Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Jul 2019

31 min 2 sec

In This Episode: Got a Win this week — either a Scale Victory or a Non-Scale Victory? Let us know! 760-WINNING ( 760-946-6464 ) John had an eventful week, which started after last week’s episode. He realizes he should be doing different things and is going to try doing what the doctors tell him. But he is getting a lot more steps daily! John is BANNED from fast food! Do you drink with your meals? It’s definitely an emotional week for John. We talk about some of John’s fears regarding after Bariatric Surgery. We realize overeating for us is like a party. And we want to change our perspective. Have you heard of Dumping Syndrome? Emily hasn’t been sleeping well and the stress from her personal life is putting Emily into Coasting Mode, where all she does is eat inside her window. Emily has really come out of her shell thanks to this podcast! Do you have a Google Pixel? If you press the lock button twice while the phone is off, the camera opens! Do you think we are overwhelmed with innovation and not taking the time to learn the tools. Fun tip: Don’t like the bitterness of black coffee? Try a pinch of salt in it! Yay! We have voicemail! What do you think about a call-in show? We forgot to talk about the T-shirts we have available from our friend Mark! So many Winning Wednesday posts! Have you gotten on the Insta-Pot bandwagon? Do you use the Zero app? Do you like it? Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook! Links Mentioned: Great Lakes Collagen — Emily’s favorite collagen GenPro Powder She Podcasts Live - women’s podcasting conference Jessica Kupferman from She Podcasts and Brilliant Observations Voxer Android Auto (Android app only) The Intermittent Fasting book Emily talks about: Delay, Don’t Deny by Gin Stevens Want more resources? Check out our resources page! The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung Dave Jackson from School of Podcasting and the Logical Weight Loss podcast Like the show? Check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding Delay Don’t Deny Facebook Group Can A 3-Day Fast Reset Your Immune System? - Forbes Instant Pot Zero App (iOS/Android) Our amazing weigh-in drop is done by Jason Bryant from MatTalkOnline Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations, She Podcasts, and Unbelievably Stupid Podcast Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Jun 2019

57 min 52 sec

In This Episode: We changed up this episode intro! What do you think? Let us know by calling the Hate to Weight Voicemail! 760-WINNING ( 760-946-6464 ) John Jamingo is John’s radio voice — he brought out John Jamingo to make a promo for our new voicemail! John’s Whooshie Pill schedule is messed up from working on a new podcast in the afternoons. 5:57 - QUESTION FROM THE CHAT: Do you cut out sweeteners when you’re Intermittent Fasting? We have a new Resources Page with what Emily used to start Intermittent Fasting and the videos John used to start Keto. Podcast Math: 2+2=Chicken Is it weird to enjoy feeling real hunger again? Emily has shortened her eating window. “Hey there, Nasty Bear!” It’ll be interesting to see how John handles the liquid diet, and hopefully he’ll ease into it! Try reframing your “I can’t” statements to “I can’t do this … YET.” Adding yet just means you have some work to do before you can do something! Emily’s going through some challenges with her family and taking a break from her other podcast, but luckily, she’s not running to food for comfort. Thank you to so many of you who have reached out! -Emily We are NOT giving up this time! Emily has the voice of Bob Newhart in her head — “STOP IT!” We get into a little bit of podcast editor talk. It’s a JohnSpiration episode! Thank you, Tamara, for being our first and second voicemails! Fantastic Winning Wednesday posts this week! Did you know you can click the #WinningWednesday hashtag in the Facebook group to see all the past posts? Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook! Links Mentioned: Castbox Hate to Weight Resource Page Intermittent Fasting Book: Delay, Don’t Deny by Gin Stevens Intermittent Fasting Podcast: The Intermittent Fasting Podcast Faster Than Normal by Peter Shankman (this is more a book for those with adult ADHD, but this is where Emily first read about Intermittent Fasting) Keto Videos on YouTube: Dr. Eric Berg on YouTube Start Keto Video: Dr. Berg's Healthy Keto Basics: START HERE The Weight Loss Surgery Podcast She Podcasts Live - women’s podcasting conference Bob Newhart on MadTV - STOP IT PB2 Smoothie King Our amazing weigh-in drop is done by Jason Bryant from MatTalkOnline Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations, She Podcasts, and Unbelievably Stupid Podcast Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Jun 2019

52 min 1 sec

In This Episode: Should we change our intro? What do you think? Let us know with our new Hate to Weight Voicemail! 760-WINNING ( 760-946-6464 ) John finally has a good night’s sleep! Emily has started noticing she’s doing more bored-eating and shortened her Intermittent Fasting window from eight hours to six hours. She also remembers what hungy-hungry feels like. Emily’s also reading The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist about our relationship with money and the scarcity mindset vs. abundance mindset, and it’s starting to remind her of her mindset around food. Oh, we went deep. We’re trying to figure out what makes us do the things we do. Can you relate to realizing you’re repeating what your parents thought or did? It’s much easier to start a small good habit than quit a bad habit cold turkey. Did you know Emily used to smoke for 10 years. John’s looking for a new habit. Suggestions? Email HatetoWeight@gmail.com! Thank you to everyone in the group for the suggestions for a veggie burger topping! “But I’ll know” — Let’s get into that habit! Emily is getting a better relationship with food because she’s chosing to have a better relationship with herself. YAY! So many amazing #WinningWednesdays! And we now have a Hate to Weight Voicemail, listed above and right here: 760-946-6464 If you’re still reading this far, you deserve to know how excited we are about getting to our biggest number of pounds lost so far! Can you get fat eating vegetables all day? The best thing you can do when you see someone doing “better” than you is to celebrate them instead of comparing. Emily and John have a goal to do a 5K together! Want a laugh? Listen though to the end of the episode! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook! Links Mentioned: The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist Harriet Morris - The Eating Coach Our amazing weigh-in drop is done by Jason Bryant from MatTalkOnline Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations, She Podcasts, and Unbelievably Stupid Podcast Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Jun 2019

43 min 43 sec

In This Episode: Should we change the “misery loves company” line? What should we use for our “falling off the wagon” sound byte? Emily scheduled all her doctors’ appointments this week and she wants a sticker! #SelfCare Get a little “The Story Behind” why brooms are associated with witches! Don’t ask for medical advice in Facebook groups! What do you do when you find out people are talking about you? Don’t wait to work on your health! John has made big leaps in his life and is working on prioritizing what’s important to him. Give yourself grace because you’re always learning. Yay for everyone’s #WinningWednesdays! Emily’s scale needs new batteries. But it’s saying LO. (YAY!) Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook! Links Mentioned: Brilliant Observations The Story Behind Cooper Bariatric Podcasters’ Roundtable She Podcasts RX Bars Podcast 411 RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale - Emily’s new scale Our amazing weigh-in drop is done by Jason Bryant from MatTalkOnline Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations, She Podcasts, and Unbelievably Stupid Podcast Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions

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Jun 2019

40 min 32 sec