#37 – JOY in the Journey (Podcast)

Finding Joy

Don’t put off finding JOY until you hit your goal. Find opportunities to have joy now, in the moment, on the journey, in the peaks and in the valleys. Join Rebecca and Heidi as we discuss joy – finding and feeling it!

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Finding Joy Don't put off finding JOY until you hit your goal. Find opportunities to have joy now, in the moment, on the journey, in the peaks and in the valleys. Join Rebecca and Heidi as we discuss joy - finding and feeling it! Have suggestions for other podcasts? Please email us at eatcrunchyblog@gmail.com.

#36 – If You Need a Drill Sergeant (Podcast)

Listen in on Heidi’s discussion on the realness of this journey. If you need a drill sergeant, if you need a quick kick in the pants, or a no-excuses moment, this is the podcast for you!

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Listen in on Heidi's discussion on the realness of this journey. If you need a drill sergeant, if you need a quick kick in the pants, or a no-excuses moment, this is the podcast for you! Have suggestions for other podcasts? Please email us at eatcrunchyblog@gmail.com.

#24 – Self-Esteem and Weight Loss (Podcast)

Self-esteem is an important part of our weight loss journey.  Learning how to love ourselves, have confidence, and deal with emotions is key.  Join us as we reflect on our own journey and how self-esteem plays a role.

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Self-esteem is an important part of our weight loss journey.  Learning how to love ourselves, have confidence, and deal with emotions is key.  Join us as we reflect on our own journey and how self-esteem plays a role. Jingle music provided by: Hook Sounds https://www.hooksounds.com Have suggestions for other podcasts? Please email us at eatcrunchyblog@gmail.com.

#14 – Exercise (Podcast)

Exercise can be a challenge and if you hate to sweat like Lisa and I do, it can be hard to stay motivated. Join us as we talk about how we get and stay motivated to move more, even when you have a lot to lose.

Jingle music provided by: https://www.hooksounds.com

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Exercise can be a challenge and if you hate to sweat like Lisa and I do, it can be hard to stay motivated. Join us as we talk about how we get and stay motivated to move more, even when you have a lot to lose. Jingle music provided by: https://www.hooksounds.com Have suggestions for other … Continue reading #14 – Exercise (Podcast)

Plateau-Busting!

Alright y’all, I have been living in the same weight decade for the past few months, demonstrating a full-fledged plateau. I had been gaining and losing the same few pounds for a while. I decided I wanted to bust out of that pattern.

First, I had to set the goals for my challenge. I had 3 rules:

  1. Move more
  2. Track every bite
  3. Be kind to yourself

I followed these rules diligently for 3 weeks. I knew 1-2 weeks was too short as my body would have to adjust. 3 weeks worked great.

Move More

To move more, I started a couch to 5K program, took a zumba class, and tried to just move more throughout the day. This included taking ramps in parking garages and the long way around places. I haven’t really worked out much while on Weight Watchers. This experience reminded me how strong exercise helps me to feel. I really do love it.

Track Every Bite

I noticed that I had become a little more complacent with recording food. I’ve been more specific and made sure that I included even the most minor of things that could influence points.

Be Kind To Yourself

I felt like this was the most important one. I realized I needed to think kind things about myself. I had been thinking frustrating things about myself and my body as I kept gaining and losing. I’ve been changing the internal conversation. Some of the thoughts I’ve been thinking have been:

  • I’m so proud of myself and my body.
  • I can do hard things.
  • My body is so strong and has carried me through tough times.
  • I’m powerful!

So, after three weeks, I ended up losing 6 pounds, which got me into a different decade. To avoid a new plateau, I plan on keeping these things up. I hope this will help with continued progress.

What do you all do to bust those plateaus? Tell us your experience! The biggest lesson I have learned: just keep trying. I won’t give up. I got this!

Alright y'all, I have been living in the same weight decade for the past few months, demonstrating a full-fledged plateau. I had been gaining and losing the same few pounds for a while. I decided I wanted to bust out of that pattern. First, I had to set the goals for my challenge. I had … Continue reading Plateau-Busting!

#13 – Banish Negative Self-Talk (Podcast)

Talk poorly about yourself TO yourself? Us too. Join us as we chat about why this kind of talk is not only poorly justified, but a sabotage to our weight loss efforts.  Additionally, we talk about how to combat this bad habit.

“If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.” ― Victoria Moran

Jingle music provided by: https://www.hooksounds.com

Have suggestions for other podcasts? Please email us at eatcrunchyblog@gmail.com.

Talk poorly about yourself TO yourself? Us too. Join us as we chat about why this kind of talk is not only poorly justified, but a sabotage to our weight loss efforts.  Additionally, we talk about how to combat this bad habit. “If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what … Continue reading #13 – Banish Negative Self-Talk (Podcast)

Wallpapers for Your Phone

I mentioned in our last podcast that I started uploading wallpapers to my phone as a reminder to stop snacking and as a motivation to keep moving forward with my goals. Some wallpapers I’ve gotten from other blogs and some I make my own. I wanted to share a few of the wallpapers I’ve been using the past couple weeks. I’ll continue to upload these if others find them helpful as well!!

I mentioned in our last podcast that I started uploading wallpapers to my phone as a reminder to stop snacking and as a motivation to keep moving forward with my goals. Some wallpapers I've gotten from other blogs and some I make my own. I wanted to share a few of the wallpapers I've been … Continue reading Wallpapers for Your Phone