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A Week of Anxiety and Overwhelm and How It Affected Our Weight Loss

In This Episode: We are both having a major case of OVERWHELM. John’s anxious about his road trip to Toronto. Emily’s anxious about her book.Ugh! Halloween candy season!Our Dietbet is over, and we did not get our money back.A wedding threw Emily’s window wide open.John celebrated his birthday over the weekend.Getting back on the wagon is so difficult.We get a little musical!It’s a busy season for both of us, and that adds to our anxiety.Emily celebrates wearing a smaller size dress!Lots of...


Do Cold Showers Help You Lose Weight?

In This Episode: John tries a cold shower, then finds out the benefits (including supposed weight-loss).Did you know we have Brown Fat and White Fat?Would You Rather: Take a cold shower every day for a month OR work out and get hot and sweaty for a month.Emily got Social Media Fatigue and wanted to eat all her feelings, but was good and kept playing Pokemon.One of our group members, Brendan, has a new blog!Winning Wednesday celebrations!Emily discovered the joys of Wawa!The stages of pant...


Obesity Perceptions and Stigma

In This Episode: We have 80 members in our Facebook group!John makes an appearance on the Weight Loss Surgery Podcast.Hope everyone in our DietBet enjoys our $70, LOL!We talk about the article from Huffington Post talking about all things obesity and how it’s dealt with.We all need support, which is why we started this podcast.Emily gets back into Pokemon Go! (If anyone wants to be her friend, her trainer code is: 6172 1085 1954)John’s gotten into weight training. We’re both finally adding...


Is the Whoosh Effect Real? | Grumpy Podcasters, Muscle vs. Fat, Sleep Deprivation

In This Episode: We’re a little grumpy this week. John gets to see a whole new side of Emily as her cohost now.This week’s Johnspiration: If you’re just starting out, don’t compare yourself to someone who has already succeeded. Celebrate the small wins and know that you’re learning. #DietWheelieIt’s the week where Emily finds love in carbs and cheese.Muscle weight vs. Fat weightDo you do HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) with IF and KetoJohn gets some new vocabularyCongratulations to...


Do You Have Food-Related FOMO? | Whooshie Pills and Veggie Pills, Why We Can't Say No to Appetizers, Double-Digit Weight Loss!

In This Episode: How our diets went while we were away.We talk about the pills we take daily, including vegetables in pill form.We’re doing DietBet and pledged $35 to lose 4% of our weight by October 9th. Will we make it? (And you could join us too and split the pot if you succeed!)Do you have Food-Related FOMO? Do you worry about missing out on the best Dorito, like Emily?Appetizers are our weakness! Don’t give us choices!We need to do some deep work to tackle Food FOMO.Do you eat before...


Eating Triggers and Shaming Celebrating Weight-Loss | Eating because of Stress, Being Happy to Lose Weight, Another Anti-Keto Article

**Join us on DietBet!: http://dbet.me/Psfpee** In This Episode: Stress and Weight Triggers!John lost a bet with I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam and had to wear a Toronto Blue Jays hat and is now a Podcast Couple!Has anyone actually enjoyed Olive Garden lately?Week 20 — we would have quit by now, had it not been for this podcast and group. And it keeps us from going on the lose a bunch of weight-gain it back-cycle.John decides to move more.What do you think of this quote? “Let’s please...


Stress-Eating Triggers | The Importance of Self-Care, Bad Press for Keto and Intermittent Fasting, Mindset Shifts,

In This Episode: Stressful moments and how they affect us and our eating.How’s John going to do going off the diet for a few days?Now we’re seeing all the negative press on Keto and Intermittent Fasting, but we don’t believe the hype.John’s corporate voice comes out!Emily’s eating coach is on board with Intermittent Fasting! Yay!Our #WinningWednesday posts are so awesome!Self-care is so important!We are live in the Facebook group Thursdays at 11 a.m. EDTJoin our theHate to Weight Discussion...


Jessica Joins Us! | Carnivore Diet, Trigger Foods, Keto Flu + Shark Week = Womp, Womp!

In This Episode: John and Emily are quite the pair today! Shark Week (Emily’s hormonal time of the month) + Grizz (John’s hanger avatar/John’s Keto Flu) = Unhappy hosts!We talk about a new trendy diet, The Carnivore Diet. Oh boy! (We’re not trying it and no doctors have been consulted about it.)What would you eat on a deserted island?We talk a bit about our trigger foods -- the foods we can’t seem to stop eating.Emily’s Sprinkle DebacleCelebrating #WinningWednesday!If you’re in our Facebook...


Weight Loss is HARD! | We're Struggling, and Intermittent Fasting Affects Shark Week,

In This Episode: Emily’s Shark Week is late! Intermittent Fasting really screws up her schedule!John’s transitioning to a liquid diet and his knee is bothering him.We talk a bit about Gatorade/Powerade, and there’s a lot of salt in that!If you’re retaining water, you should be drinking more water (which is so weird!)The difference six years makes, when John started his first weight-loss podcast, and Emily was losing her first bout of baby weight.17 weeks in, we’re trying not to fall into...


We GET to Diet and Exercise! | How Our Challenges Went, Taco Debac-o, Flipping Our Mindset

In This Episode: We have some of the best people in the world in our Facebook group!How Emily’s Rowing Machine Challenge is going.John’s love, Taco Bell, betrayed him and his stomach. Oh no!How John’s Walking Challenge is going.We both know from experience that it’s harder to get fit as you get older, so don’t put it off.Mindset Talk: Flip the Script! We GET to exercise, instead of we HAVE to exercise.We come up with John’s Band Name: Fat Bloated LiverEmily waited out a craving with...


Dieting on Vacation is Hard! | Podcast Movement Recap, Exercise Accountability, Getting More Mindfulness

In This Episode: Our Podcast Movement recap - all our anxiety was for nought! We had a blast!Our diets, though … we both fell off the wagon so hard!We both do intermittent fasting, where we eat within a certain window every day. Our windows were just open the whole time.The shame that comes after falling off the wagon.We pick our celebrity voices for the self-talk where we tempt ourselves to make bad decisions.We talk about how to change a habit. (Link to the infographic below)We decide to...


All About Movement | Podcast Movement, Movement Instead of Exercise, Movement on the Scale

In This Episode: We’re both nervous aboutPodcast Movement!Emily has named her fat-shaming voice Regina George (from “Mean Girls”).If you haven’t yet, listen to Dave Jackson’s School of Podcasting episode about Overcoming Impostor Syndrome!“How bad could this be?” is a dangerous question for us.How much of this is a lifestyle change and how much of this is just a temporary diet?Question in the Facebook Group from Michele: Any recordings about exercise? How you fit it in, what you’ve tried,...


Weight Loss and Mental Health | Coping with Anxiety and ADHD, Intermittent Fasting and Hormones, Inner Fat Shaming Voice

In This Episode: John has Triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13) but this was a really great episode for us.We go into a bit about Emily’s cycle, which Intermittent Fasting does affect.John’s getting anxiety over a podcasting conference we’re going to (Podcast Movement). The anxiety affects cortisol, which affects weight loss.We get into a mental health discussion, not so much about weight-loss but about some of the underlying things we deal with that leads to weight.Hello, Freud! We...


Changing Our Weight-Loss Mindset | Falling Off the Wagon, Simple Keto Recipes, The Evil Scale

In This Episode: That number of the scale DOES NOT define you! (But it’s hard to remember.)John’s nightmare week and realizing his addiction.Should we name our addiction to food?We’re dorks. We compare dieting to podcasting. Again.Let’s try to change our mindset so that number on the scale doesn’t affect our whole week!Emily gets a lesson on keto—no dabbling!John’s life is not changed from discovering 5-Ingredient Keto Recipes!Please come to the Facebook group and see the live video of...


I-F It | Dieting One Day at a Time, Getting More Veggies, Having It All and Empowerment

In This Episode: Dealing with dieting one-day- and one-meal-at-a-time.Trying to drop the calories-in-calories-out mindset is hard!When you have to ditch the diet plan in the name of feeling better.We can’t say “Intermittent Fasting” — From now on, it’s just “IF”It’s very overwhelming thinking of dieting on a long-term basis.We’re trying so hard not to come on and just complain, we swear!This week’s John-spiration: It takes a village to diet.The #WinningWednesday posts were awesome in the...


The Hamburger Diet | Finding Motivation, Not Quitting, Shout-Out from Odd Dad Out

In This Episode: We’re loving going live in our Facebook group!Losing weight from the top and bottom first — boo.The Hamburger Diet — You heard it here first!John has an interesting Father’s Day and goes through Keto Flu again.Serving sizes are arbitrary to us!It’s super hard not to quit, but we’re going to keep going!Finding motivation (I feel like I type this every week, but we need it!)We got a wonderful shout-out from Adam from the Odd Dad Out podcast!If you’re listening to us, we love...


Cookling and Cleaning | Shark Week: The Sequel, Dieting Affects Our Moods, Project vs. Maintaining Mindset (HTW009)

In This Episode: We recorded the episode live in the Facebook group, which was a lot of fun.Shark week returns!We’re at the F-it point of our diets and it’s affecting our moods.We should probably get more movement, but sometimes it’s tough with our ADHD to get us out of our Hyperfocus zone or schedule time for that.This week’s John-spiration: You can’t exercise out the fork.The dieting newness wore off. We’re out of the honeymoon phase of our diets.Emily is on a cleaning kick and relates it...


Fitness Tracking Gadgets | Cheesecake Update, Getting More Movement, Facebook Group Wins (HTW008)

In This Episode: John gives us the cheesecake update and fuels the addiction.What happens when you have sugar after weeks of keto.We talk a bit about our supplements of choice.We talk about our wins and the wins of our friends in the Facebook group! Yay!Emily talks about her new activity tracker. (Update: Still works great! I’m loving it!)Check our new graphics on our website, HateToWeight.com!We talk about some goals, including for the podcast.The Weigh-In Results: Total loss of 4...


16 Weight-Loss Motivation Tips | The $70 Cheesecake, Diet Sabotage, New Weigh-In Intro!

In This Episode: We read through weight-loss motivation tips.Celebrate #WinningWednesday in our Facebook group with us!Stress = Goodbye diet!Emily’s reduces her eating window to four hours from eight.Diet soda spikes insulin! Even with the fake sugar.What’s with diet saboteurs? Can’t they let us diet in peace?This week’s John-spiration: “Every avalanche starts with a little piece of snow!”John orders a cheesecake … for $70!Is it better to give into cravings just to get it out of your...


Focusing on the Non-Scale Victories | Vacation Eating, Stigma of the Word "Obese," Fat-Loss Goals (HTW006)

In This Episode: Vacations and diets, and the scale disappointmentDiet judgment from othersThe scary “O”-word and the stigma attachedFocusing on non-scale victoriesFast food discussions in our Facebook groupDiner food is the best!Our goals - Emily’s wedding ring and John’s pantsEmily talks about a few of her low pointsThe fear of the plateauVictories for those in our Facebook groupThe Weigh-In Results: Total loss of 2 pounds!Join our theHate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook Links...