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What better way for two podcasters to check in with each other on their weight loss adventures than by starting a podcast about it? Join John (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.

Note: We are not doctors, nor do we play doctors on TV (or in this podcast). Please talk to a medical professional before taking any of our advice.

Hate to Weight John Bukenas & Emily Prokop

    • Comedy
    • 4.2 • 21 Ratings

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.

Note: We are not doctors, nor do we play doctors on TV (or in this podcast). Please talk to a medical professional before taking any of our advice.

    Talking Through a Panic Attack and Fit-Splaining

    Talking Through a Panic Attack and Fit-Splaining

    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.

    • 54 min
    Anxiety is a Bitch and a Banana is a Berry!

    Anxiety is a Bitch and a Banana is a Berry!

    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 ma

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Big Fun for Episode 100!

    Big Fun for Episode 100!

    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.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Bonus Ep.: Emily Chats with Coach Carolyn from Wellness While Walking

    Bonus Ep.: Emily Chats with Coach Carolyn from Wellness While Walking

    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.

    • 42 min
    John's Whirlwind Week and Delicious Drive-Thru Options

    John's Whirlwind Week and Delicious Drive-Thru Options

    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 o

    • 50 min
    DDP Yoga, Making Healthy Choices for Weight-Loss, and Some Very Salty Language!

    DDP Yoga, Making Healthy Choices for Weight-Loss, and Some Very Salty Language!

    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 forge

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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

KevinBurciaga ,

Great Banter

If you struggle with weight, eating disorders, or have some bad eating habits, then you will enjoy Emily and John's banter and conversation. It's fun to listen to while you drive and will make you feel a little better in this time of crisis.

WellnessWhileWalking ,

So human

In a world where we put up facades and project false realities online, this show is raw with a spectrum of emotions. The hosts, Emily and John, are so vulnerable about where they have been and where they are heading on their weight loss journeys. All of us who have faced being overweight can definitely relate, and it's rare to be able to be so privy to others' trials, and to benefit from knowing we are "all in this together." Don't get me wrong, though -- this is not a predominantly heavy or serious show. While there are moments of heartache and frustration discussed, these two have an incredible rapport and shared sense of humor, and I always feel uplifted after listening. I look forward to every episode!

Glassesgirl79 ,

Funny, honest and inspiring

I was looking for a new podcast about real people and their journey to get healthy/lose weight through intermittent fasting. Love their honesty, friendship and sense of humor. Although I’m vegan, I also appreciate that they aren’t judgmental about different ways a person goes about reaching their weight loss goal. I also love that they don’t only focus on the number on the scale but cheer non-scale victories as well. I’ve listened to all the shows and have joined the Facebook group and am excited about what this podcast is planning to do next!

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