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Catherine and Donald Wygal are a married couple who, after a life-long struggle, have each lost over 100 pounds. Join them as they work on keeping the weight off and pass along what they've learned along the way.

We Only LOOK Thin Catherine and Donald Wygal

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Catherine and Donald Wygal are a married couple who, after a life-long struggle, have each lost over 100 pounds. Join them as they work on keeping the weight off and pass along what they've learned along the way.

    Episode 335 – Convenient Store – Part 1

    Episode 335 – Convenient Store – Part 1

    You’ve heard of necklace chains and bicycle chains and probably even the “Chain of Fools”, but have you heard of the Ability Chain?  BJ Fogg, author of “Tiny Habits”, encourages people to make behavior change easier to do.  Make it more convenient to do the habits that you want to put in place.  This week, Catherine and Donald talk about using the five links in the Ability Chain to make it easier to eat the way you want to in order to hit your weight loss and health goals.  Figuring out what’s holding you back and simplifying the barriers is one of the key steps in lasting habit change.  Plus, Catherine gives you a standard issue gargoyle, Donald pits Professor X vs Professor Fogg, and get ready for selfies with sandwiches.

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    Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg PhD on Amazon:

    https://amzn.to/3wSgMum

    BJ Fogg blog post about the ability chain:

    https://behaviormodel.org/ability/

    Related Episodes of We Only Look Thin:

    Episode 334 – The Weakest Link

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-334-the-weakest-link/

    Episode 291 – Everybody’s Nerfect

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-291-everybodys-nerfect/

    Episode 283 – WOLT Colored Glasses

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-283-wolt-colored-glasses/

    Episode 44 – Canary In A Coal Mine

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-44-canary-in-a-coal-mine/

    Episode 99 – Meal Day Preppers

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-99-meal-day-preppers/







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    Episode 334 – The Weakest Link

    Episode 334 – The Weakest Link

    If you’re a character from Game of Thrones, you might be known as the “Breaker of Chains”, but if you aren’t a character from Game of Thrones, you probably aren’t.  However, even if it’s not a literal chain, there may be links in a metaphorical chain holding you back from achieving your weight loss goals.  This week, Catherine and Donald talk about BJ Fogg’s “ability chain” and how you can use it figure out why you’re not doing the habits that you say you want to do.  Really looking at each link in the ability chain can push you in the direction of changing your habits for the better.  Plus, Catherine rides the weight loss wagon, Donald makes enemies of the Blue Birds, and Time has fascinated for generations.

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    Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg PhD on Amazon:

    https://amzn.to/3wSgMum

    BJ Fogg blog post about the ability chain:

    https://behaviormodel.org/ability/

    Gretchen Rubin’s books on Amazon:

    https://amzn.to/3EiNYus

    Related Episodes of We Only Look Thin:

    Episode 312 – Cold Turkey

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-312-cold-turkey/

    Episode 290 – Pobody’s Nerfect

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-290-pobodys-nerfect/

    Episode 37 – The Motivation Bus

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-37-the-motivation-bus/







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    Episode 333 – Thinside Job – Part 3

    Episode 333 – Thinside Job – Part 3

    If Schoolhouse Rock taught me anything, it’s that three is the magic number.  And if that’s true then Episode 333 must be triple magic! AND, it’s part three of our series on Logic Loopholes.  Is that too many threes in one episode?  Have Catherine and Donald gone too far this time?  Listen and find out!  This week, the couple explore the final three (another three!) of Gretchen Rubin’s Logic Loopholes and add a few of their own.  These logic loopholes are essentially lies that we tell ourselves to “get out of” doing the things we say we want to do.  At We Only Look Thin, we show you how they relate to weight loss and fitness because that’s our game.  Recognizing that you’re fooling yourself is an important step in making habit change that lasts. Plus, Catherine has the fruit platter of her dreams, Donald makes a double nerd reference, and the couple bring back the fear of the rhombus.

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    Gretchen Rubin’s 10 Logic Loopholes

    https://gretchenrubin.com/2014/02/which-of-these-10-categories-of-loopholes-do-you-invoke

    Gretchen Rubin’s books on Amazon:

    https://amzn.to/3EiNYus

    Related Episodes of We Only Look Thin:

    Episode 331 – Thinside Job – Part 1

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-331-thinside-job-part-1/

    Episode 332 – Thinside Job – Part 2

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-332-thinside-job-part-2/

    Episode 223 – Loophole in One

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-223-loophole-in-one/

    Episode 224 – Loop There it Is

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-224-loop-there-it-is/







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    • 45 min
    Episode 332 – Thinside Job – Part 2

    Episode 332 – Thinside Job – Part 2

    The middle episode of a trilogy is often considered filler.  Just a bridge to get from the set up in part one to the final payoff in part three.  But this middle part is more of a hole and filler.  Loophole that is.  In the second part of their Logic Loophole series, Catherine and Donald talk about 4 more of Gretchen Rubin’s “barriers to habit formation” and add a few more of their own.  Which of these stories are you telling yourself to justify your habit choices?  Plus, Catherine goes back to now, Donald doesn’t feel some kind of way, and the couple wear sailor suits and eat giant lollipops.

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    Gretchen Rubin’s 10 Logic Loopholes

    https://gretchenrubin.com/2014/02/which-of-these-10-categories-of-loopholes-do-you-invoke

    Gretchen Rubin’s books on Amazon:

    https://amzn.to/3EiNYus

    Related Episodes of We Only Look Thin:

    Episode 331 – Thinside Job – Part 1

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-331-thinside-job-part-1/

    Episode 11 – Weight Loss Loopholes

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-11-weight-loss-loopholes/

    Episode 12 – Weight Loss Loopholes – part 2

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-12-weight-loss-loopholes-part-2/







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    • 45 min
    Episode 331 – Thinside Job – Part 1

    Episode 331 – Thinside Job – Part 1

    Loopholes.  Sometimes we work so hard to jump through them, we should call them “hoopholes”.  Because people make themselves jump through hoops.  Get it?    This week, the couple go through first three of Gretchen Rubin’s “Logic Loopholes”; excuses we tell ourselves to get out of doing what we promised ourselves we’d do.  Then the couple add a few of their own.  Maybe, if we stopped trying to “cheat the system” and put that focus on doing what we say we want to, maybe we would achieve our goals.  Plus, Catherine makes it a piece of cake, Donald wears a cheap suit, and the couple are haunted by a chocolate fountain.

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    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/join-our-support-group/

    Gretchen Rubin’s 10 Logic Loopholes

    https://gretchenrubin.com/2014/02/which-of-these-10-categories-of-loopholes-do-you-invoke

    Gretchen Rubin’s books on Amazon:

    https://amzn.to/3EiNYus

    Related Episodes of We Only Look Thin:

    Episode 163 – Loop Holier Than Thou – Part 1

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-163-loop-holier-than-thou-part-1/

    Episode 164 – Loop Holier Than Thou – Part 2

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-164-loop-holier-than-thou-part-2/







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    • 45 min
    Episode 330 – Doom Patrol

    Episode 330 – Doom Patrol

    When we name an episode of this show after DC Comics’ wackiest super team, it might be easy to assume that Donald came up with the title, but in fact, Catherine did.  Maybe she’s more of a nerd than you thought.  Anyhoodle, Catherine found an article from timeular.com about the importance of setting realistic goals in your work life and the gang here at We Only Look Thin decided to make it about weight loss because that’s what we do.  When we set unrealistic, “pie in the sky” goals, we’re doomed to failure before we begin.  However, when we set out to engage in realistic habits, we’re setting ourselves up for success.  Plus, Catherine gets marriage out of the way, Donald glides into his dotage, and people burn a lot of calories by carrying staplers in briefcases.

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    6 Reasons Why It Is Important To Set Realistic Goals on Timeular.com (no author credited):

    https://timeular.com/blog/why-is-important-set-realistic-goals/

    Related Episodes of We Only Look Thin:

    Episode 113 – From Zero to Zumba

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-113-from-zero-to-zumba/

    Episode 86 – Wake Me up When September Ends

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-86-wake-me-up-when-september-ends/

    Episode 270 – I’m a Carbie Girl

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-270-im-a-carbie-girl/







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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
673 Ratings

673 Ratings

Heather McLaughlin Photo ,

Motivational!

Donald and Catherine are so funny and fun to listen to. They are really motivational and talk about weight loss in a way that is interesting, real, manageable and nonjudgmental. I would HIGHLY recommend this podcast to anyone wanting to feel less alone in their health journey.

HYOHOK ,

Must be nice!

Recommended on Reddit Loseit sub, I gave it a try instead of listening to music during the work day. I hadn’t gotten into podcasts until this one. Started on episode 1 about a month ago and now currently listening to episode 140 as a type this review. Each show has thought provoking content that has been very helpful in illuminating all things weight loss. They don’t proscribe what to do, just discuss what works for them. Catherine and Donald are truly an inspiration.

Sandy M 2015 ,

Love your podcast.

Thank you for keeping me busy while I’m walking on the treadmill.

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