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Let's Reverse Obesity Episode 33This was a wing it episode. There were no notes, Erin and I just opened the microphones and talked about what has been challenging through this challenge and what we think life will be like after the challenge.

I am finding it hard to remain strictly compliant because of my “shoot myself in the foot” logging failures.

I talk to Erin about living a challenge lifestyle and is her life becoming a series of one challenge right after another.

We also talk about morning person vs night owl and is time shifting life a possibility.

Gluten, what is it?

To find more information about The Whole Life Challenge go to Whole Life Challenge

Contact Me:

How to contact me with questions or comments

If you have a computer with a microphone you can record a voice message right on the Let’s Reverse Obesity Website. (Click the Send Voice Mail Tab on the Right Side of the Website)

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If you like the show and you haven’t already could you do me a favor and use this link to go to iTunes, subscribe to this podcast and give me a review on what you think of the show.

I have 24 reviews so far and they really help me move up in the rankings of other shows that deal with weight loss. Please don’t be shy. I would love to say I’m up to 30 reviews by the next episode and you could help me reach that goal.

The more positive reviews the show receives the higher the ranking in iTunes. Which would make it easier for people who are looking for information, inspiration, and motivation to find us. (Me & You)

Legal Disclosure:

Let’s Reverse Obesity.com and the Let’s Reverse Obesity Podcast are meant for informational purposes and do not constitute medical, nutritional, dietary, therapeutic, or any other advice. Any information on this site or in the podcast reflects John’s or his guests views and experiences only. You should always consult with a medical doctor, nurse, or other certified health professional before starting any diet, exercise, or any kind of health plan.

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Resisting Temptation and Listener Feedback

by John Bukenas on June 15, 2015

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Let's Reverse Obesity Episode 32Today is day 40 of the whole life challenge. 26 days to cheese!

I received some listener feedback.

I am Facebook friends with a lot of listeners, I always welcome feedback.  One of my most vocal listeners is Tori. Tori is a beautiful 20 something’er from Canada by the way of Australia. I love her accent.

Tori was overweight as a child, and went through her school years overweight, with all the fun that entails, but has since lost the weight and has kept it off for years now.

Tori told me that the episodes are so boring now that she can’t even listen.  But she loves Erin. (I agree with Tori)

So if I break this down, the show is boring, you are good, I must be bringing down the shows entertainment value.

Now I don’t want you to think that I only receive negative feedback.

Now I do positive feedback:

Hmj Perez

“Just listened to your last 2 episodes. Just wanted to let to you know it really touched my heart. We all go through struggles with food. Your honesty is refreshing. Personally I don’t need to hear about how great people are doing all the time. That is just not realistic. Please, please continue to do more because you are not alone.”

Enya Venn

“Hi John! I’m a fan and have listened to all your podcasts. I just wanted to suggest you have a look into the ketogenic diet (check out r/keto on reddit), it seems like something you might be interested in and might suit your lifestyle/preferences  It’s really helped me.”

John Coz Costello

“Hey John, I have been listening to your pod cast for some time and enjoy you blunt no nonsense commentary. The lapse and relapse episode really hit home. I lost 65lbs in 2011 and have gained back 31 lbs. Lately I have been gain a pound or two a week. You know the same old excuses. Blah blah..Since I listened to lapse and relapse, I have gotten back on my horse and made some positive progress and changes! I hope you are doing well. I am looking forward to your next pod cast, Its not whether you fall, it’s what you do after your fall. Failing or backsliding is not a character flaw…..quitting is!!!”

Julianne Stall

“Well your podcasts have helped me . I still have weight to lose but you have a gift. Use it please. I am sure I am not the only one who misses your podcasts and you.”

So getting back to Tori, she is not a fan of “Militant programs”  Now a couple of years ago I paid $500.00 to join “Lifestyle 180” from Leanness Lifestyle University.  That is a program run by David Greenwalt.  Now there are things about Lifestyle 180 I wasn’t crazy about, but I lost 68 pounds in a short amount of time. I since gained it back but I was at my lowest weight in a long time on that program.

Tori believes in two things eat less move more.  But Elizabeth Benson from the Primal Potential Podcast debunks this rumor on her 1st episode.

Myth We’re Debunking: Eat less & move more is the way to lose weight. If weight loss was as simple as “eat less and move more”, we probably wouldn’t have an obesity epidemic. This eat less/move more cycle has many of us chasing our tail, perpetually hungry, irritable and hormonally imbalanced.

Truth We Establish: Eating less & moving more actually works AGAINST your fat loss goals. It will likely only slow your metabolism, disturb your hormonal balance and make it harder for you to lose weight. The only people who benefit from the eat less, move more philosophy are those who write and sell the books pushing it. For the rest of us, it keeps us trapped. We are going down an unhappy path that doesn’t lead us to our goals.

So Tori is right about me.  I have tried all kinds of fad diets and programs that really didn’t work for me.

The sixth Lifestyle Practice, starting Saturday, June 6, is to write a Positivity Journal in your reflection each day. Every day of week 6, you will write, in your Daily Reflection, 3 positive things – things you appreciate or just things you notice and are glad exist in your life.

  • John found this hard to do Erin thought it was easy breezy, well Erin does write with a pink pen!
  • They could be in any form even just a list.

To find more information about The Whole Life Challenge go to Whole Life Challenge

Contact Me:

How to contact me with questions or comments

If you have a computer with a microphone you can record a voice message right on the Let’s Reverse Obesity Website. (Click the Send Voice Mail Tab on the Right Side of the Website)

iTunes

If you like the show and you haven’t already could you do me a favor and use this link to go to iTunes, subscribe to this podcast and give me a review on what you think of the show.

I have 24 reviews so far and they really help me move up in the rankings of other shows that deal with weight loss. Please don’t be shy. I would love to say I’m up to 30 reviews by the next episode and you could help me reach that goal.

The more positive reviews the show receives the higher the ranking in iTunes. Which would make it easier for people who are looking for information, inspiration, and motivation to find us. (Me & You)

Legal Disclosure:

Let’s Reverse Obesity.com and the Let’s Reverse Obesity Podcast are meant for informational purposes and do not constitute medical, nutritional, dietary, therapeutic, or any other advice. Any information on this site or in the podcast reflects John’s or his guests views and experiences only. You should always consult with a medical doctor, nurse, or other certified health professional before starting any diet, exercise, or any kind of health plan.

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Whole Life Challenge In Sickness and in Hotel with my Co Host Erin J Cruz – LRO 031

June 3, 2015

In this episode The Whole Life Challenge is in full effect. Erin and I discuss some issues we are dealing with and overcoming because not everything goes according to plan. Erin is away from home and compliant food. I’m recovering from a real bad chest cold. The Crazy Canucks team is doing well but we […]

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030: Whole Life Challenge Week Two with my Cohost Erin J Cruz

June 3, 2015

Trying to live a healthier lifestyle comes with challenges. With Any change support is needed. To make a whole life change sometimes you need a Whole Life Challenge. My friend Erin J Cruz asked me if I would be interested in joining her Crazy Canucks team and I said why not. So Saturday May 2nd […]

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029: The Start of the Whole Life Challenge with my Co Host Erin J Cruz

May 24, 2015

Trying to live a healthier lifestyle comes with challenges. With Any change support is needed. To make a whole life change sometimes you need a Whole Life Challenge. My friend Erin J Cruz asked me if I would be interested in joining her Crazy Canucks team and I said why not. So Saturday May 2nd […]

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028: The 56 Day Whole Life Challenge Interview with Erin J Cruz

April 29, 2015
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  The Whole Life Challenge Oh boy here I go again! Honestly, I don’t know why I don’t look into more challenges like this?  The process, the struggle can be so much easier when you can share the journey with someone.  Isolation can be a big stumbling block to staying on track. I’ve needed some […]

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027: Reeger Cortell and I Dig Into Issues That Might Hinder My Progress Reversing Obesity

March 22, 2015

In this episode I finish my talk with Reeger Cortell, FNP-C.  Reeger hosts The Weight Loss Surgery Podcast. The second half of this interview was tough for me to publish. How much of my past did I want to share? Would sharing this information help anyone who struggles with obesity? I finally but hit publish and […]

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026: Fears of Weightloss Surgery An Interview With Reeger Cortell

January 15, 2015

      This Week I talk with Reeger Cortell, FNP-C.  Reeger hosts The Weight Loss Surgery Podcast. This isn’t the 1st time Reeger and I spoke.  Back on May 12th, 2014 Reeger interviewed me for episode 26. This is part 1 of a two part interview where Reeger and I take a walk through […]

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025 Finding Answers The Struggle Continues

December 16, 2014

          Hello and welcome to the Let’s Reverse Obesity Podcast. My name is John Bukenas and I have been losing and gaining weight for over 30 years.  Just last year I lost over 100 pounds.  And this year, I’ve gained it all back. I haven’t produced a podcast in 331 days, […]

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024 Lapses and Relapse

January 20, 2014

In this episode I come back and talk about what has been going on since October 7, 2013.  That was the date of my last Podcast.  And what and who started me back down the right path to continuing my journey. Oct 7th was my last podcast. Since then I have moved twice. Started working […]

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