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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 264 – The Newlywed Gain

    Episode 264 – The Newlywed Gain

    Love.  Exciting and new.  Come aboard; we’re expecting you.  When the great poet Paul Williams wrote the lyrics to the Love Boat theme, he probably wasn’t thinking about couples who enabled each other’s weight gain, but that’s why Catherine and Donald are here.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the couple bring you an episode about how love and relationships can lead to the grounding of the Health and Fitness Ship.  The good news is that couples can work together on their goals and Catherine and Donald give you some ways to make that happen.  Plus, Donald makes a hip 16th Centry Pop Culture reference, Catherine tells you the difference between catdog people and fishdog people, and the couple are clearly zestless.

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    You Can Expect to Gain 17 Pounds in the First Year of a New Relationship

    https://www.healthline.com/health-news/heres-how-much-weight-you-gain-during-relationships

    Is Relationship Weight Gain A Real Thing?

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/relationship-weight-gain_n_56bcbe6fe4b0c3c550504ce6#:~

    Weight Gain Could Be Caused By A Happy Marriage, Study Finds

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/weight-gain_n_2528800

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    Episode 221 – If You Give a Spouse a Cookie

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-221-if-you-give-a-spouse-a-cookie/

    Episode 220 – Loveseat

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-220-loveseat/

    Episode 50 – Party of One

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-50-party-of-one/

    Episode 109 – Life Support

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-109-life-support/







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    Episode 263 – Deep Thoughts Part 3 – Deepest Thoughts

    Episode 263 – Deep Thoughts Part 3 – Deepest Thoughts

    If you were one of the thousands of people who listened to last week’s episode of We Only Look Thin and remarked, “these are the deepest thoughts I’ve ever heard”, then you’d better buckle up.  This week, Catherine and Donald’s thoughts go even deeper.   The couple talk you through the final 5 questions from an article by JoLynn Braley to ask yourself along your weight loss and fitness Jounventure (journey-adventure).  Is food the most fun thing in your life?  Are you seeing and hearing enough positive messages?  Are you taking responsibility for your actions and their outcomes?  Plus, Catherine stops blaming the Brussels Sprouts, Donald is definitely not en vogue, and the couple officially invite you to their channel on The Tik Tubes.

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    15 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting Your Weight Loss Journey

    By JoLynn Braley

    https://www.yourtango.com/experts/jolynn-braley/questions-ask-yourself-weight-loss-plan-diet

    Related Episodes of We Only Look Thin:

    Episode 261 – Deep Thoughts – Part 1

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-261-deep-thoughts-part-1/

    Episode 262 – Deep Thoughts Part 2 – Deeper Thoughts

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-262-deep-thoughts-part-2-deeper-thoughts/

    Episode 219 – Born Identity

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-219-born-identity/

    Episode 169 – Clean Slate Club

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-169-clean-slate-club/

    Episode 173 – Mad Lbs

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-173-mad-lbs/

    Episode 156 – WOLTing 9 to 5

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-156-wolting-9-to-5/







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    Episode 262 – Deep Thoughts Part 2 – Deeper Thoughts

    Episode 262 – Deep Thoughts Part 2 – Deeper Thoughts

    Thinking is one of the top ways in which we have thoughts.  But what if you really want deep thoughts?  Do you need a thinking shovel or some kind of mind backhoe?  No, those don’t exist.  What you need is to ask questions of yourself.  This week, Catherine and Donald bring you another 5 questions from an article by JoLynn Braley to ask yourself along your weight loss and fitness Jounventure (trademark We Only Look Thin).  Are you looking at the right things that stand in your way?  Do you have a coach in your corner?  How is your mindset playing into your choices?  See, I told you this was deep.  Plus, Catherine goes crazy banana pants, Donald shockingly praises dad jokes, and this podcast has often been favorably compared to Masterpiece Theater.

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    15 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting Your Weight Loss Journey

    By JoLynn Braley

    https://www.yourtango.com/experts/jolynn-braley/questions-ask-yourself-weight-loss-plan-diet

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    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-66-getting-started-part-1-mentalism/

    Episode 67 – Getting Started Part 2 – A Salute to Calories

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-67-getting-started-part-2-a-salute-to-calories/

    Episode 68 – Getting Started Part 3 – One Step Beyond

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-68-getting-started-part-3-one-step-beyond/

    Episode 229 – Weight Expectations

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-229-weight-expectations/

    Episode 209 – WOLT’come to the Jungle

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-209-woltcome-to-the-jungle/

     







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    • 32 min
    Episode 261 – Deep Thoughts – Part 1

    Episode 261 – Deep Thoughts – Part 1

    You probably ask a lot of questions during your average day.  How much is it?  What’s in it for me?  Who invented liquid soap?  It turns out that some of the most important questions you can ask are of the person in the mirror.  You didn’t see that twist coming, did you?  Inspired by an article written by JoLynn Braley, We Only Look Thin takes you through 5 questions to ask yourself on your weight loss adventure journey.   Why are you starting, is your choice of diet healthy and sane, and are your habits sustainable are just some of the questions addressed.  Plus, Donald listens to podcasts on his burner phone, Catherine thinks chopping down a tree is a good gift, and the couple are jammin’ it out.

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    15 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting Your Weight Loss Journey

    By JoLynn Braley

    https://www.yourtango.com/experts/jolynn-braley/questions-ask-yourself-weight-loss-plan-diet

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    Episode 66 – Getting Started Part 1 – Mentalism

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-66-getting-started-part-1-mentalism/

    Episode 67 – Getting Started Part 2 – A Salute to Calories

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-67-getting-started-part-2-a-salute-to-calories/

    Episode 68 – Getting Started Part 3 – One Step Beyond

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-68-getting-started-part-3-one-step-beyond/

    Episode 229 – Weight Expectations

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-229-weight-expectations/

    Episode 209 – WOLT’come to the Jungle

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-209-woltcome-to-the-jungle/

     







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    • 35 min
    Episode 260 – ’23 and Me

    Episode 260 – ’23 and Me

    It’s a new year and so you’ll be imbued with magical powers to transform yourself into the person you’ve always wanted to be!  But wait, isn’t that what you said last year too?  That’s what Catherine and Donald used to think too.  They spent most of their adult lives hoping that the mystical properties of a new year would allow them to accomplish their health and fitness goals.  They made promises and resolutions only to “slip up” and then give up a short time later.  This week, the couple talk about how to bring about meaningful and lasting change in the new year.  Plus, Catherine won’t let going of being rad, Donald is still looking forward to Y2K, and this episode is a bop that slaps.

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    Get Back on Track: 7 Strategies to Help You Bounce Back After Slipping Up by James Clear

    https://jamesclear.com/get-back-on-track#

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    Episode 86 – Wake Me up When September Ends

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

    Episode 37 – The Motivation Bus

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

    Episode 248 – Only Burgers in the Building

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-248-only-burgers-in-the-building/

    Episode 203 – Your Own Worst Frenemy

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-203-your-own-worst-frenemy/

    Episode 47 – Comin’ In Hot

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-47-comin-in-hot/

    Episode 238 – WOLT on for One More Day

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-238-wolt-on-for-one-more-day/







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    • 32 min
    Episode 259 – Mind the Gap

    Episode 259 – Mind the Gap

    The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day can be a magical time, but it can also be a struggle.  You might be torn between your big-city lifestyle and the simple country life from whence you came.  Or maybe that was a Hallmark movie I saw? When it comes to health and fitness during the Holidays, we know we’re going to be inundated with holiday food, but there are less obvious challenges in front of us which can be even more difficult to navigate.  It may seem counter-intuitive, but when we’re around family and friends, we sometimes feel like we don’t deserve a voice.  This week, Catherine and Donald (mostly Catherine), talk about not waiting until you feel like a “grown-up” before asking for what you need.  We become the people we want to be by doing the things that person does.  Plus, Catherine is a genuine Lady, the magic was inside Donald all along, and this podcast is “very shackle”.

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    The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown on Amazon:

    https://amzn.to/3WpEN3q

    This Girl Can

    https://www.thisgirlcan.co.uk/

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    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-41-winter-is-coming/

    Episode 190 – Leaps and Boundaries

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    Episode 189 – Doctor Know

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-189-doctor-know/

    Episode 188 – Say Yes to the Stress

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-188-say-yes-to-the-stress/

    Episode 69 – Dog the Boundary Hunter

    https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-69-dog-the-boundary-hunter/







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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
571 Ratings

571 Ratings

Tink02620 ,

The Best - HILARIOUS

I so enjoy this show. I have just found it and have started from episode 1 and I am already on 107. Donald and Catherine and genuine real people who have real normal struggles and just want to help others as well as themselves deal with life and the struggle of loosing weight in a way you can continue to maintain. The hosts are hilarious!! I appreciate this podcast so much! Highlight of my day!
Thanks Donald and Catherine for being real and open to doing this it means so much in my life!

esjayen ,

I’ve learned SO MUCH from this podcast

Thank you very much for helping me reverse decades of disordered eating, Catherine and Donald!

ladybug58679 ,

Funny and easy to listen to

I was made aware of this podcast from The Calorie Deficit Queen Instagram page. I like the candid format, and quirky sense of humor from them both. They give good tidbits of advice on how to navigate a world full of delicious food.

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