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We Only LOOK Thin

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 327 episodes, 2 days, 9 hours, 32 minutes
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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.
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Episode 327 – Tricked by the AARP – Part 1

What if we told you that there were ten habits that could change your life forever?  What if we further told you that the habits came from the AARP?  Then, ...
4/15/202448 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 326 – Habit Elementary – Part 6

This is it! The final level! The boss battle! But wait, is that a mirror over there? It IS a mirror over there. Look at it. It turns out that ...
4/8/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 325 – Habit Elementary – Part 5

If weight loss and fitness were a video game, you’d complete a level and move on to the next. It isn’t, but in this episode, we’re pretending that it is. ...
4/1/202456 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 324 – Habit Elementary – Part 4

In part 4 of our series on navigating the different levels of your health and fitness jourventure, we ask you to do some detectivating. Your first mission; figure out if ...
3/25/202453 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 323 – Habit Elementary – Part 3

This week, take a cue from Q*Bert! In the third part of the We Only Look Thin series on building habits from the ground up, we’re about half-way up the ...
3/18/202458 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 322 – Habit Elementary – Part 2

As that song from Stranger Things says, “Be running up that hill. Be running up that building”. Only in this case, that “hill” or “building” is a pyramid. And here’s ...
3/11/202444 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 321 – Habit Elementary – Part 1

When you hear the word “pyramid”, you might think about how King Tut got so funky or that food chart they taught us about in school or maybe those schemes ...
3/4/202444 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 320 – Living at Room Temperature

Wait, what? You’re telling me that there are even more ways that I sabotage myself? We sure are. You didn’t think you were getting off that easy did you? In ...
2/26/202452 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 319 – I WOLT The Line

Is taking weight loss and fitness advice from Johnny Cash song lyrics irresponsible or the key to overnight success?  Probably.  Alice Boyes, in her book “The Healthy Mind Toolkit”, talks ...
2/19/202446 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 318 – Blindspotting

What’s that?  You’re offering me a treat?  You don’t have to know that I just ate, so I don’t mind if I do!  If you’ve ever struggled with your weight, ...
2/12/202453 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 317 – Hungry Like The WOLT

Leave it to We Only Look Thin to take perfectly good concepts like “Revenge” and “Secret” and make them about eating. New listener Dave wrote in to ask the couple ...
2/5/202448 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 316 – 366 Surprises

Merry Soup Swap Day to you!  If you’re like most people, you love math and hate surprises.  Well, we’ve got the episode for you! It can be easy to use ...
1/29/202450 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 315 – The Banana Splits

The wait is finally over! It’s time for part 2 of the origin story of We Only Look Thin. Listener Susan wrote in to ask about the early days of ...
1/22/202443 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 314 – Bananas for Weight Loss

If you know anything about comic books, you know that all heroes and villains have origin stories. Catherine and Donald are no exception. Listener Susan wrote in to ask the ...
1/15/202441 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 313 – The Three Whys Men

When it comes to losing weight, most people ask “how?”.  How did you do it?  How did you eat?  How did you exercise?  How does watching Star Wars cartoons fit ...
1/8/20241 hour, 9 seconds
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Episode 312 – Cold Turkey

It’s 2024 and this is the year you change everything.  Starting today, you’re going to give up all of your unwanted habits and only do the healthy thing from now ...
1/1/202451 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 311 – I’m Dreaming of a WOLT Christmas

Reflection; vampires can’t do it, but most others can.  And yet, many choose not to.  As 2023 comes to a close, Catherine and Donald ask you to reflect upon the ...
12/25/202344 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 310 – I’ve Got My WOLT to Keep Me Warm

At this time of year you can’t turn around without having to dodge a fruit cake or some kind of nog.  Whether you’re doing great with your health and fitness ...
12/18/202340 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 309 – WOLTing in a Winter Wonderland

Your expectation of this show is probably that it’s the greatest podcast recorded by humans. The reality is that you are correct. But oftentimes our expectations and reality don’t sync ...
12/11/202337 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 308 – Season’s Eatings

Whelp, it’s December. How’d that happen? Seems like only 11 months ago it was January. You may be saying to yourself, “How do I manage my holiday food expectations?” The ...
12/4/202345 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 307 – The Nut Tracker

This is the episode that some are calling the greatest event in the history of recorded media. Hopefully that’s enough hype. You’ve probably just gone through Thanksgiving weekend and may ...
11/27/202350 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 306 – Snack Friday

For some, Thanksgiving brings up warm memories of family and friends, or of Snoopy making popcorn for the Peanuts gang, or of your drunk uncle, drunkle if you will, embarrassing ...
11/20/202340 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 305 – The Seven Year Itch

We’ve all at one time or another wished that the Power of Greyskull was real. That we could call upon it and instantly transform into She-Ra or He-Man (plus, who ...
11/13/202348 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 304 – S.W.O.T It Like It’s Hot

Some things just naturally go together. A lock and a key. Salt and Pepper. Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. But what about business strategies and weight loss? This week, Catherine ...
11/6/202340 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 303 – Day of the Dread

It’s Halloween time again and this part of the year can be all about dread.  Dread of ghosts and ghouls and friends inviting you to parties.  But dread can also ...
10/30/202353 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 302 – Trick or N.E.A.T.

If you’re a person who watches things, chances are you’ve seen an infomercial.  This type of program combines “information” with a “commercial”; get it? A lot of these infomercials promise ...
10/23/202352 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 301 – TGI Friday the 13th

If you’ve ever watched a horror movie series, you know that even when the bad guy appears to be dead, he manages to return in the sequel. Just like Jason ...
10/16/202350 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 300 – Caloric Credit Card

It’s the tricentennial episode of We Only Look Thin! Three Hundred episodes; wow, that’s a lot. But what should we talk about? There’s a lot of pressure to come through ...
10/9/202346 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 299 – Know When to Fold ’em

Some debates may never be resolved.  Did the egg come first or the chicken?  Tastes great or less filling?  Should I focus on importing or exporting?  Is it more important ...
10/2/202348 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 298 – Know When to Hold ’em

Learning can come from surprising places. For example, the late 1970’s country music crossover hit, “The Gambler”. If you listen to that song enough, you can start to believe that ...
9/25/202339 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 297 – Thinterview with the Vampire

In the previous episode, Catherine and Donald held a metaphorical mirror up to themselves to reflect upon what they’ve leaned since they hit their goal weights and started this podcast.  ...
9/18/202345 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 296 – Mirror, Mirror, on the WOLT

If you’re The Fonz, you only use your mirror to check your hair, realize it’s perfect, and move on. If you’re not The Fonz, you probably use your mirror to ...
9/11/202346 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 295 – The Law of WOLTraction

When you think about consuming things and weight-loss, you probably think about food.  However, we also consume ideas.  We get these ideas from the people in our lives, the books ...
9/4/202349 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 294 – Errant Errands

You’ve probably never put “derail my diet and fitness plan” on your to do list, but if you’re anything like the hosts of this podcast, you’ve turned your well-intentioned chores ...
8/28/202342 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 293 – Courting Disaster

If you’re like most people, you sometimes think of yourself as a spy agency and you sometimes think of your health and fitness plans as top secret documents. Every time ...
8/21/202354 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 292 – Calgon Take Me a Weigh

If you’re anything like Bruce the Shark from Finding Nemo, or the hosts of this podcast, you probably have to remind yourself that you’re not a mindless eating machine.  Does ...
8/14/202349 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 291 – Everybody’s Nerfect

If you’re only going to listen to one episode of this show this week, this is THE, with a capital “T”, “H”, and “E”, episode it should be.  In part ...
8/7/202335 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 290 – Pobody’s Nerfect

It’s the episode that’s almost as good as a late-night infomercial! Sometimes we just want to open the box on a new piece of fitness equipment and open our new ...
7/31/202331 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 289 – Better Living Through Boundaries – Part 2

Now you’re getting the doggy bag episode! Inspired by an article by Rachel Ann Tee-Melegrito, Catherine and Donald present part 2 on how setting personal boundaries can help you get ...
7/24/202331 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 288 – Better Living Through Boundaries – Part 1

We’ve all heard the old expression that “good fences make good neighbors”, but could good fences also help you reach your goal weight?  They can if they are metaphorical fences, ...
7/17/202335 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 287 – Eat, Weigh, Love

The thing that people criticize the most is criticism itself. How ironic! Listener Kristen wrote in asking for advice on overcoming her worst critic; herself. If you’re like most people, ...
7/10/202347 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 286 – Fork of July

You expect fireworks for the 4th of July, and you are going to get them! Whether you’re struggling, doing okay, or knocking it out of the park, now is a ...
7/3/202347 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 285 – Dinner Guessed

Experts agree; the most terrifying sentence in the English language is, “Would you like to come over for dinner?”.  Even if you’re one of the few people who actually enjoys ...
6/26/202332 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 284 – Landing Gear

Nothing says “fun vacation” like a health and fitness podcast!   Your vacation is over and it’s time to get back to regular life. Now what?  How do you get back ...
6/19/202339 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 283 – WOLT Colored Glasses

What if this time, you didn’t quit?  It’s a lot easier said than done, but believe it or not, there are techniques that you can practice to help you get ...
6/12/202346 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 282 – Meme Girls

What’s the meme-ing of this? I’m glad you asked. If you’re like most people, you’ve enjoyed a meme starring Willy Wonka or The Great Gatsby from time to time. But ...
6/5/202338 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 281 – Snacks on a Plane

If you’re flying with Samuel L. Jackson you might be concerned about snakes on your plane. If you’re not, and you are trying to hit or maintain health and fitness ...
5/29/202335 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 280 – New Order

If you live your life based on Mountain Dew commercials or Monster Truck Shows, you probably try to take things to the extreme.  At We Only Look Thin, we’ve found ...
5/22/202346 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 279 – Funtervention

You are cordially invited to the We Only Look Thin after party! Be sure to read all the fine print before sending your RSVP. WOLT Place member Sarah asked how ...
5/15/202339 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 278 – Look WOLT You Made Me Do

It’s our Swiftisode part 3.  You don’t have to be a Swifty to listen, but it doesn’t hurt.  If you say the right things, talking to yourself can be productive.  ...
5/8/202341 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 277 – I’m the Problem, It’s Me

Sadly, there was no sequel to the classic 1998 Samuel Jackson movie, “The Negotiator”.  If there had been, I’d like to believe it would have been called, “The Negotiator 2: ...
5/1/202340 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 276 – Anti-Hero

When you think of “negotiations”, you probably think of a business deal or a labor dispute.  When you think of “The Negotiator”, you probably think of the 1998 Samuel Jackson ...
4/24/202331 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 275 – Pause Patrol

Setbacks.  No one needs them, but everyone has them.  This week, listener Coco asks the We Only Look Thin team about how to deal with setbacks in your life that ...
4/17/202337 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 274 – Another 10 WOLTmandments

Some podcasts can discuss the burning bush and others can discuss burning calories, but this is the only podcast that discusses both!  This week, Catherine and Donald present ten or ...
4/10/202342 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 273 – The Ten WOLTmandments

Listen to this episode or thou shall be smoten! Just like Charton Heston in that movie about Moses and the Ten Commandments (what was it called?), Catherine and Donald present ...
4/3/202333 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 272 – Stuck in the Middle with WOLT

If you only listen to one health and fitness podcast that brings up Enya, Falco, Fabio, Hobbit Sticks and Light Sabers, this should be the one.  Continuing our series based ...
3/27/202337 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 271 – Dr. Seuss Chef

We Only Look Thin asked you which topics you’d like us to talk about and you answered. Now Catherine and Donald will answer your answers, which were really questions, in ...
3/20/202339 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 270 – I’m a Carbie Girl

First, we were told that fats were bad. Then we were told that carbs were bad. Next it was processed foods that were bad and cooked foods that were bad ...
3/13/202335 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 269 – Magic Ate Ball

Would you use a game spinner to choose an exercise routine? How about flipping a coin to pick your diet plan? What about using a Pop-O-Matic to figure out how ...
3/6/202338 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 268 – Super Bowl Setback

This week, The We Only Look Thin players present a very special episode that involves some of the finest acting a Health and Fitness podcast has ever seen.  Have you ...
2/27/202335 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 267 – Blame it on the Rain

Have you spent your life doing the Goldilocks with your weight loss and fitness plans?  This one’s “too hard” and that one’s “too cold” and never finding one that’s “just ...
2/20/202330 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 266 – You Give WOLT a Bad Name

Some people love board games like Monopoly or Chutes and Ladders.  Others love card games like Uno or Go Fish.  For some, their favorite game is the Blame Game.  When ...
2/13/202334 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 265 – Caloric Columbo

In classic We Only Look Thin fashion, we name an episode after a fictional 1970’s TV Detective that hardly anyone under 40 will remember.  It’s good to know that some ...
2/6/202334 minutes, 49 seconds
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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 ...
1/30/202337 minutes, 52 seconds
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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”, ...
1/23/202340 minutes, 3 seconds
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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 ...
1/16/202332 minutes, 22 seconds
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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 ...
1/9/202335 minutes, 5 seconds
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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 ...
1/2/202332 minutes, 54 seconds
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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 ...
12/26/202235 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 258 – Baby it’s WOLT Outside

Although not usually associated with the holidays, the great Salt-N-Pepa taught us that we could push it.  Push it real good.  But what if the “it” that’s being pushed, is ...
12/19/202229 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 257 – Jingle all the Weigh

For some, this time of year is about traditions, gathering with loved ones, and being just a little bit nicer to each other for a while.  For others, it’s about ...
12/12/202232 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 256 – TIPpers Delight – Part 3

Everyone knows how important it is to stick the landing.  You can have an amazing routine that wows the crowd, but if you wobble on the dismount, it can cost ...
12/5/202236 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 255 – TIPpers Delight – Part 2

I said-a Tip, Top, the Tippie, the Tippie, To the Tip Tip hop-a you don’t stop the snack, It to the bang-bang cookie, say up jump the hoagie, To the ...
11/28/202238 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 254 – TIPpers Delight – Part 1

A trilogy can’t be a trilogy without the first part, and if you started with the second part, people would get confused.  With that in mind, We Only Look Thin ...
11/21/202244 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 253 – To Gobble or Not to Gobble

Thanksgiving should be a day when we tell our family what we really think of them, but some people try to make it about food. Some want to jam in ...
11/14/202234 minutes
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Episode 252 – The See Food Diet

When you think of impulsive decisions, you probably think of last-minute skydiving or marrying a person you’ve just met.  Or perhaps doing something really crazy like trying a new brand ...
11/7/202235 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 251 – Bride of Trackula

If you’re Superman, your Kryptonite is Kryptonite.  For some people who aren’t Superman, their Kryptonite is tracking calories.  This week, in the thrilling sequel to “Count Trackula”, Catherine and Donald ...
10/31/202241 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 250 – Count Trackula

It’s the We Only Look Thin 250th Episode!  The first of many! Some say to track is wack, but tracking calories can be one of the most effective habits to ...
10/24/202240 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 249 – Autumn’s Eleven

Some look at the calendar and see “Shocktober”. Others look and see “Rocktober”. While still others look and see plain old “October”.  Many of these same people decide that they ...
10/17/202237 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 248 – Only Burgers in the Building

We make hundreds of decisions every day.  We decide what to say, where to go, and which Donald Duck t-shirt to wear.  We’re also faced with decisions about what to ...
10/9/202239 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 247 – Schoolhouse Walk

You’ve probably heard that the number 7 is lucky or that 3 is the magic number.  You may have also heard that you should hit 10,000 steps every day.  But is ...
10/3/202238 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 246 – Save Your Beers for Another Day

Just when you thought that Catherine and Donald haven’t been exposed to any pop culture since the 20th century, they name an episode after a song from this decade.  Well, ...
9/26/202237 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 245 – Greece is the Word

If you’ve listened to this podcast and thought, “I love all the math that they talk about, but what I’d really enjoy would be references to ancient Greek philosophy”, then ...
9/19/202237 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 244 – Your Own Personal Pizza

Have you ever heard that someone steps over dollars to pick up pennies? Have you ever wondered how many calories you could burn by stepping over dollars? It’s surprisingly common ...
9/12/202239 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 243 – Sumspringa

We’re turning our memory loss into an episode! A lot of people have the idea that they will get to a certain place in their weight loss and fitness journey, ...
9/5/202245 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 243 – Resparkleize Part 3 – Navigating Adult ADHD with Katherine Sanders

It’s a little-known fact that the expression “the third time’s the charm” was created to explain how great the third part of the 3-part podcast was. With that in mind, ...
8/29/202249 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 241 – Resparkleize Part 2 – Navigating Adult ADHD with Katherine Sanders

This episode has 20% more sparkle than last week!  We Only Look Thin continues with the second part of a presentation from WOLT place with member Katherine Sanders. Katherine was ...
8/22/202236 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 240 – Resparkleize Part 1 – Navigating Adult ADHD with Katherine Sanders

Back by popular demand, an (almost) Donald Free episode! This week, We Only Look Thin presents the first part of a presentation from WOLT place with member Katherine Sanders. Katherine ...
8/15/202244 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 239 – Romancing the Scone

This week, Catherine and Donald take you on an unrealistic 80’s adventure comedy and sprinkle in advice about weight loss and fitness.  Have you ever heard that “food is love”?  Or ...
8/8/202241 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 238 – WOLT on for One More Day

At one time or another, we’ve all wanted to quit something.   Whether it’s a job, a relationship, or a game of Monopoly, the urge to give up can be powerful.  But what happens ...
8/1/202238 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 237 – Any Given Sunday

Do you think to yourself, “I’ve been so good this week; I deserve to really treat myself this weekend”?  Or do you stick to a plan on weekdays and then ...
7/24/202233 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 236 – It Still Must Be Nice to be Sam

It’s another treat for your ears!  In part two of Catherine’s interview with WOLT Place member Sam, they discuss how Sam’s identity has changed, how she chose her goal weight, ...
7/18/202244 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 235 – Must Be Nice to Be Sam

As Rod Serling would say at the beginning of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride, this is a somewhat different introduction to a somewhat different kind of episode.  This ...
7/11/202241 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 234 – Half-Full or Half-Empty

It seems like New Year’s Eve was only yesterday, but six whole months have gone by since then.  Rude.  If you’re like a lot of us, you may have already ...
7/4/202232 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 233 – Habit Holiday

Are you planning to “get away” this summer?  Are you taking a road trip, plane trip, boat trip, and/or scooter trip?  Are you also planning to take a break from ...
6/27/202245 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 232 – The Energy Vampire Diaries

You know how sequels are ALWAYS better than the original? We Only Look Thin proves it again this week. Last week’s part 1 about energy vampires was great, but this ...
6/20/202238 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 231 – WOLT We Do in the Shadows

Vampires.  When they look like Brad Pitt or sparkle like Edward Cullen, we love ’em.  When they sap our energy, time, and emotional bandwidth, not so much.  This week, Catherine ...
6/12/202232 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 230 – The DoorDash Look

If you were around in the 1980’s, you may remember the Jordache look.  Denim, hairspray, and the most intense finger snapping you’ve ever seen.  In 2022, today’s look is brought ...
6/6/202243 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 229 – Weight Expectations

You might be in a hurry to drop your relatives off at the airport or go and see the new Police Academy movie, but should you be in a hurry to lose ...
5/30/202231 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 228 – Worth the Weight

Whether you can’t wait to step on the scale or never want to do it again, the emotions surrounding weighing yourself can be…complicated.  Catherine and Donald understand.  This week, the ...
5/23/202239 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 227 – The Weight We Were

Anyone can do a podcast about relationships with people, but only a select few can do a podcast about relationships with an inanimate object.  This week, Catherine and Donald talk ...
5/16/202242 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 226 – Higher Satiety

Do you ever feel like a human yo-yo with all of your calorie counting ups and downs?  Do you feel like you can do anything in the morning and then ...
5/9/202237 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 225 – High Satiety

In an alternate timeline, Mark Twain might have said, everyone talks about calorie deficits and the weather, but no one does anything about either of them. If you’re like a ...
5/2/202241 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 224 – Loop There it Is

The Dictionary defines a “Loophole” as being nothing like a donut hole even though they both have the word “hole” in them. We Only Look Thin defines a “Loophole” as ...
4/25/202237 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 223 – Loophole in One

There are lots of kinds of holes in the world, but some of the most nefarious ones are loopholes. In this case, loopholes are the lies that we tell ourselves ...
4/18/202232 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 222 – Life Swap

Have you ever listened to We Only Look Thin and thought to yourself, “that’s easy for them to say” or “must be nice”?  Well, this week, Catherine and Donald invite ...
4/11/202247 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 221 – If You Give a Spouse a Cookie

In last week’s episode, Catherine and Donald answered a listener email about what to do when you and your significant other aren’t on the same page when it comes to ...
4/4/202243 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 220 – Loveseat

It’s common knowledge that spouses and significant others are always on the same page about everything. They definitely all agree that spending their money on Funko Pops is a good ...
3/28/202239 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 219 – Born Identity

If you’ve ever been a super spy with amnesia, you might be the main character in “The Bourne Identity”.  If you’ve ever been anyone else, you might think you’re just ...
3/21/202238 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 218 – Self-Destruct Sequence

Sometimes it feels like something, or someone is trying to sabotage our weight loss and fitness efforts.  We look everywhere for the culprit to no avail.  It turns out that ...
3/14/202238 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 217 – Diet Culture Club

We Only Look Thin is a little different this week and more serious in tone than a typical episode.  A listener wrote in to ask about the Healthy at Every ...
3/7/202240 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 216 – The Tell-Tale Taco

When you think of Edgar Allen Poe, you of course think about Mexican Food.  Mr. Poe loved Mexican Food so much, that the first draft of “The Tell-Tale Heart” was ...
2/28/202233 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 215 – Driver’s Ed

Buckle up because this week’s episode is both fast AND furious. Have you ever thought to yourself, life is a highway, I want to snack on it all night long? ...
2/21/202231 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 214 – Red Herring

A herring is a type of fish that Lew Zealand from the Muppets uses in his boomerang fish act. A Red Herring is a logical fallacy and a device used ...
2/14/202234 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 213 – Knotty by Nature

People love to talk about breaking things. Breaking records, breaking dishes, breaking bad, breaking news; the list goes on and on. But the thing that people talk most about breaking ...
2/7/202236 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 212 – Swarm of Behaviors

A swarm of bees is usually a bad thing, but a swarm of B’s can help you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals. This week, Catherine, a certified Tiny Habits coach, ...
1/31/202232 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 211 – I Would Do Anything For WOLT, But I Won’t Do That

The episode so nice, they recorded it twice.  Have you ever said to yourself, “I would do anything to reach my goal weight”?  Then, someone asks you to do jumping ...
1/24/202239 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 210 – Action Builds Traction

When looking at your health and fitness journey, have you ever felt like there were so many things that you needed to do that you ended up doing nothing?  Have ...
1/17/202239 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 209 – WOLT’come to the Jungle

In this week’s episode, you are welcomed to the jungle and we’ve got fun and games!  We’ve got everything you want, and we know the names!  Just be careful not ...
1/10/202237 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 208 – WOLT Lang Syne

It’s 2022! A New Year! A Fresh Start! The Holidays are over and I have nothing to look forward to. Now what? This week, Catherine and Donald talk about the ...
1/3/202235 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 207 – ‘Twas The Night Before Twixmas

Christmas may be in the rearview mirror, but the holiday season is just getting warmed up.  Or it’s cold outside and we’re letting it snow.  Or something.  Either way, Catherine and ...
12/27/202137 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 206 – Silent Night, Breadly Night

You might think that the holidays stop people from having questions, but it turns out the holidays create even more questions for some.  Questions about navigating this festive time of ...
12/20/202147 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 205 – The 12 Glaze of Christmas

At this time of year, you can’t turn around without running into drummers drumming and pipers piping and partridges partridging in pear trees.   It can leave you wondering where you ...
12/13/202134 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 204 – O Come All Knee Faithful

Some say the December holidays are the most wonderful time of the year.  Others say it’s a difficult minefield that derails health and fitness goals.  Between gatherings, parties, dinners, food ...
12/6/202127 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 203 – Your Own Worst Frenemy

Have you ever said, “I wonder how many different ways I could sabotage myself?” Even if you’ve never said it out loud, you’ve probably asked yourself that question without realizing ...
11/29/202131 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 202 – Appetite For Self-Destruction

Sabotage can come from a number of different places, but when it comes to sabotaging your health and fitness goals, you need look no further than in the mirror. Catherine ...
11/22/202141 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 201 – Thanksgiving Weak

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a day in which you get into arguments with your relatives over politics, but some people make it all about food.  It becomes a day ...
11/15/202133 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 200 – The Bicentennial Celebration

For the 200th episode of We Only Look Thin, Catherine and Donald could have recapped all 200 episodes of the show, or counted down their 200 favorite walks that they’ve ...
11/8/202145 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 199 – Werewolves of Funion

This week, we prove that November 1st is even scarier than Halloween by talking a lot about werewolves.   If you turn into a werewolf every month, it shouldn’t be a surprise ...
11/1/202131 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 198 – Children of the Candy Corn

At this time of year, you really need to watch out for vampires, ghosts, and werewolves, but as we all know, during the other 11 months of the year, the ...
10/25/202132 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 197 – Village of the Darned

It’s that time of year again when scary things come home with you. I’m not talking about ghosts and ghouls, but I am talking about candy. This week, the couple ...
10/18/202129 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 196 – 2 Legit 2 Quit

Stop.  Hammer Time.  Woah, Oh, woah-o.  Quitting can be a grand statement and can feel like a catharsis at the time.  Sometimes though, we can’t see what’s on the other ...
10/11/202135 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 195 – Take This WOLT and Shove It

1977 may have been the year that Apple Computer was incorporated and the year that Star Wars was released in theaters, but it is best remembered as the year that ...
10/4/202130 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 194 – Should I Stay or Should I Grow Now

If you’re like me, you’ve probably asked the question, what is a mindset and how do I get one? Here’s the good news; you most likely already have one. The ...
9/27/202135 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 193 – Neuromythbusters

Growing isn’t just for plants anymore; it’s also for your mind. Do you have a growth mindset? If you’re like most people, you probably answered “yes” to that question, but ...
9/20/202137 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 192 – The Butterfly Shrimp Effect

During your health and fitness adventure, it can feel like you’re caught in a time loop; zig zagging up and down the scale.  For most of their lives, Catherine and ...
9/13/202151 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 191 – Ideal A Meal

The pursuit of perfection can lead to procrastination. I wanted to write that sentence sooner, but I kept putting it off.  For most of their adult lives, Donald and Catherine decided ...
9/6/202140 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 190 – Leaps and Boundaries

It’s finally here!  The third and final part of our series on boundaries.  This week, the couple gets down to it and give actionable tips to establish boundaries.  Reaching your ...
8/30/202147 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 189 – Doctor Know

This was supposed to be the second of two parts about personal boundaries, but due to forces completely within our control, it’s now the second of three parts!  Just when ...
8/23/202138 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 188 – Say Yes to the Stress

Shiver me timbers! It’s We Only Look Thin! Have you asked yourself, “How did I get here?” Have you asked yourself, “What have I done?” Are you just letting the ...
8/16/202139 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 187 – Back to the Future You

Some podcasts give you cliffhangers, but this show gives you the whole cliff! Have you let your habits slip? Do you find yourself yo-yoing up and down the scale? Donald ...
8/9/202137 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 186 – Begin Again, Again

Have you gone up and down on the scale so often that you mistake it for a pogo stick?  Have you been on and off diets so much that you ...
8/2/202141 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 185 – You Are What You N.E.A.T.

You know that exercise is important, but did you also know that NON-Exercise is possibly more important?  The formula of exercising for 30 minutes a day — or even for ...
7/26/202151 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 184 – Thinbox Hero

If you listened to last week’s episode, your life has been more meaningful.  You also know that sometimes, in both business and weight loss and fitness, people sometimes focus on ...
7/19/202138 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 183 – Thinbox Zero

Inbox Zero is an approach to email with the aim of keeping your inbox empty, or almost empty, at all times.  Some talk about “inbox zero” as if it’s productivity ...
7/12/202130 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 182 – Gone in 60 Seconds

To some of us, a car represents freedom.  The freedom to secret eat.  Are you escaping to your vehicle so that you can eat away from prying eyes?  Do you ...
7/5/202133 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 181 – Roads Scholar

If you’re like some people, you’ve probably driven a vehicle.  If you’re like others, you’ve probably ridden in a vehicle.  You may have even taken a trip in said vehicle ...
6/28/202136 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 180 – Full House

People.  No matter how hard you try to make yourself undesirable, they will eventually want to come and visit you.  Or worse, trick you into going to visit them.  You ...
6/21/202144 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 179 – The Snacksidental Tourist

This week, the couple has too many chuckles and not enough chuckles at the same time.  Are you planning a weekend getaway or full-fledged vacation this summer?  As more opportunities ...
6/14/202145 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 178 – I Know What You Ate Last Summer

Please have a Gregorian Calendar handy as you listen.  Well, maybe not if you’re driving or taking a shower.  This week, Catherine and Donald ask you to look ahead at ...
6/7/202139 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 177 – 10 Things I Ate About You 3

It turns out that you CAN handle the truth.  Lots and lots of truth, even when it’s hard.  In the third and final installment of the series that some are ...
5/31/202146 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 176 – 10 Things I Ate About You Too

The couple unleash more hard truth upon you.  In part 2 of their series of an indeterminate number of things that you don’t want to hear, Catherine and Donald give ...
5/24/202132 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 175 – 10 Things I Ate About You

The thing about Hard Truths is that they are both true and hard to hear.  This week, Catherine and Donald put aside their usual supportive and inspiring schtick and present ...
5/17/202137 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 174 – Spoon Man

Spoons.  Some people think that they are only for eating, but those people would be oh, so wrong.  As the band Soundgarden taught us back in 1994, they can also ...
5/10/202141 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 173 – Mad Lbs

If you were a book, what section of the bookstore would you put yourself in?  Tragedy?  Horror?  Comedy?  How many of us would put ourselves in the hero section?  Also, ...
5/3/202140 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 172 – WOLT Wedding

You are cordially invited to the first WOLT Wedding!  How is your weight loss and fitness plan like a wedding?  No one wants to do either, but sometimes you just ...
4/26/202140 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 171 – Potluck

As the old saying goes, “Not all pots are lucky”.  When you hear “Potluck”, what do you think of first?  Gathering with friends and family?  Memorable times?  Reducing the burden ...
4/19/202142 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 170 – Heck’s Kitchen

Of all of the rooms in your home, your kitchen is definitely one of them.  Your kitchen can be an ally in your pursuit of your health and fitness goals ...
4/12/202148 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 169 – Clean Slate Club

This week’s episode has a decidedly South American flair.  Okay, it actually has the same type of flair that it always has, but it was inspired by an email from ...
4/5/202138 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 168 – If You’re Appy and You Know It

Whether you’re talking about Appetizers or Applications for your phone, Apps have played a huge role in helping the We Only Look Thin duo reach and maintain their fitness goals. ...
3/29/202139 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 167 – Final Destination

For many people, thinking about what to do when you hit your goal weight may seem like putting the cart before the horse.  However, planning for it and practicing for ...
3/22/202135 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 166 – Track Star

It turns out that tracks aren’t just for slot cars and runners.  They’re also for calories.  Or more accurately, tracking calories is one of the keys to hitting and maintaining ...
3/15/202139 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 165 – 21 Jump Street

In the same way that you should save the drama for your mama, you should save jump starting for your car’s dead battery and not for your diet and exercise ...
3/8/202143 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 164 – Loop Holier Than Thou – Part 2

Last week’s episode couldn’t have been part 1 if this week’s wasn’t part 2.  We continue down our path of remembering Gretchen Rubin’s “Logic Loopholes” and making them all about ...
3/1/202139 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 163 – Loop Holier Than Thou – Part 1

We enjoy forgetting and we’re hoping that you do too.  Way back in episodes 11 and 12 of We Only Look Thin, when the podcast was still in black and ...
2/22/202134 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 162 – Ask We Anything – Part 3

The “Ask We Anything” trilogy comes to its thrilling conclusion!  The couple once again do a more in depth look at questions that they were asked on a recent Reddit ...
2/15/202146 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 161 – Ask We Anything – Part 2

We Only Look Thin continues its series of deep dives into the questions they were asked on their recent Reddit AMA on the r/loseit group.  After tackling a hard-hitting question ...
2/8/202145 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 160 – Ask We Anything – Part 1

As everyone knows, resentment, secrecy, and shame are the three pillars of marriage and no one knows that better than Catherine and Donald.  Hot off of their AMA (that’s “Ask ...
2/1/202138 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 159 – Weight Loss Mistakes – Part 2

If you think the last episode had a lot of mistakes in it, just wait until you hear this one!  This week, We Only Look Thin continues with Part 2 ...
1/25/202151 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 158 – Weight Loss Mistakes – Part 1

Donald and Catherine have made every weight loss mistake in the book.  This week, the couple tell you about some of the biggest and most common mistakes and how to ...
1/18/202144 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 157 – The Treats Come Out At Night

We Only Look Thin introduces their Disco Diet!  Not really, but they do reference Disco Duck.  Do you find yourself staying on track during the day and then going overboard ...
1/11/202154 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 156 – WOLTing 9 to 5

This week, Catherine and Donald take the Dabney Coleman accidental rat poison situation and make it about weight loss and fitness.  You are the CEO of You, Incorporated.  You need to ...
1/4/202144 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 155 – Job Fare

That’s right, we spelled it “Job Fare” because there’s a price to be paid.  Welcome to the We Only Look Thin Job Fair!  When it comes to your health and ...
12/28/202040 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 154 – Snack of the Magi

This week, Catherine and Donald talk about some not very good things and how not to do them.  People are always saying that the couple are superhuman.  It has been ...
12/21/202044 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 153 – Uncle Rico

Do you believe that your best days are behind you?  Do you yearn for the glory days of yesteryear?  Do you think back fondly to that diet and exercise plan ...
12/14/202045 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 152 – The Mod Squad

When you think of cool, and hip, and modern, you think of two things; the late 1960’s TV series “The Mod Squad” and We Only Look Thin.  This week, Catherine ...
12/7/202036 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 151 – The Kendrasode

This week, Catherine and Donald ask the question; why come up with episode content when your listeners can do it for you?  Wonderful listener Kendra submitted so many great Tips ...
11/30/202041 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 150 – Holiday Trimmings

They’re talking about math again; turn up the volume!  This week, Catherine and Donald give you the tips and tools you need to navigate the holiday season.  They talk about ...
11/23/202042 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 149 – Elephant in the Room

The 2020 holiday season has an extra layer of stress on top of it.  With the addition of COVID and the current political climate, the holidays may be even harder ...
11/16/202033 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 148 – Tipapalooza 2

The original Tipapalooza was so popular, that it only took Catherine and Donald a year and a half to do a second one!  This week, the couple get their listeners to ...
11/9/202037 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 147 – Hungry Eyes

Sure, a food can be fat free, gluten free, non-gmo, farm to table, organic, and locally crafted, but does that mean it’s going to help you achieve your fitness goals?  ...
11/2/202043 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 146 – The Exorcist

Everyone knows that vampires can’t enter your home unless you invite them in.  It might even seem like a good idea to do it.  You say to yourself, “Vampires are ...
10/26/202043 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 145 – Electric Backslide – Part 2

Everyone knows you can’t stop the dance, but you can stop a backslide.  So this week, Catherine and Donald present The Electric Backslide, part 2: This time it’s personal.  The ...
10/19/202040 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 144 – Electric Backslide – Part 1

At some point, if you go to a wedding or other public gathering that involves dancing, you’ll probably be subjected to the Electric Slide.  In much the same way, at some point ...
10/12/202038 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 143 – WOLT University

When it comes to education, people oftentimes want to skip all the boring learning stuff and get right to the diploma.  In the same way, when it comes to weight ...
10/5/202033 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 142 – Weight Loss MVPs

When you think of We Only Look Thin, you automatically think of top athletes.  This episode is no exception.  Inspired by the NFL season, Catherine and Donald count down their ...
9/28/202035 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 141 – Wisdom of the Ages

Does weight loss slow down the more you lose?  How do you deal with plateaus?  What do you do when that final 20 pounds just won’t come off?  Listener Stephanie ...
9/21/202035 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 140 – The Game’s Afoot!

Chances are, if you have feet, you’ve probably used them for walking.  You’ve also probably taken them for granted. If you’ve listened to this show for any length of time, ...
9/14/202036 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 139 – Trigger Warning

Catherine and Donald continue to milk the heck out of their r/loseit Reddit AMA!  Er, that is to say that they treat their listening audience to a more in depth ...
9/7/202034 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 138 – I Volunteer as Tribute

The Dynamic Duo of weight loss are at it again!  The couple continue their series of deep dives into the questions they were asked on their hit Reddit AMA.  Are ...
8/31/202037 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 137 – Calorie Police

It’s like a blog post for your ears!  Catherine and Donald begin a series of deeper dives and follow ups on questions that they were asked in their Reddit r/loseit ...
8/24/202038 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 136 – Ketchup with the Wygals

People are constantly craving more information about The Wygals, so Catherine and Donald put together an episode just for them.   And you.  The couple talk about moving through different phases ...
8/17/202042 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 135 – Growth Chart

When trying to reach a goal weight, people oftentimes search for the perfect plan.  The perfect diet and exercise routine that will melt the pounds off and keep them off.  ...
8/10/202043 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 134 – Unstuff Yourself – Part 2

Part 2 of our extravaganza on combating compulsive eating continues with a podcast that’s on the razors edge (that’ll make sense when you listen).  Inspired by an email from a ...
8/3/202046 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 133 – Unstuff Yourself – Part 1

In what some are calling part 1 of a Christmas Special in July, Catherine and Donald give their take on how to combat compulsive eating.  Inspired by an email from ...
7/27/202045 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 132 – The Fork Tendencies

Sometimes, we have expectations for ourselves that we just can’t meet.  Getting ourselves to do what we want can oftentimes feel impossible.  Author and Podcaster Gretchen Rubin has developed a ...
7/20/202047 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 131 – The Knights Who Say N.E.A.T.

This week, We Only Look Thin tricks you into learning!  Catherine and Donald talk about the importance of N.E.A.T, but this isn’t your grandfather’s “neat”.  This is Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis.  ...
7/13/202048 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 130 – Shark Week

On your health and fitness adventure (or journey or journ-venture), staying on track can be difficult at the best of times and menstruating can add additional challenges into the mix. ...
7/6/202048 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 129 – Brittany Runs a Calithon

On a weight loss journventure, we all know about eating too many calories, but did you also know that you can eat too few?  Inspired by an email from listener ...
6/29/202043 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 128 – A Six Pack of Hard Truths

Some people think that the key to weight loss is just to find the right diet or exercise program to go on for awhile.  This week, inspired by an article ...
6/22/202044 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 127 – Around the Weight Loss in 80 Ways

Whether you are on a weight loss journey, a weight loss adventure, or a weight loss journ-venture, figuring out the best method of travel from where you are to your goal ...
6/15/202041 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 126 – Moving Target

Donald wanted to do a salute to the great building maintenance people from pop culture.  From Snyder on “Good Times” to Mr. Miyagi in the “Karate Kid”, he and Catherine ...
6/8/202053 minutes
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Episode 125 – The Giving Tree

The We Only Look Thin team harvest another childhood memory and make it about weight loss.  This time, it’s the classic children’s book, “The Giving Tree”, by Shel Silverstein.  Sometimes ...
6/1/202046 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 124 – Buy! Sell! Buy! Sell!

It’s a little known fact, that getting on a scale is one of the leading ways in which people weigh themselves.  Developing a healthy relationship with your scale can be ...
5/25/202042 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 123 – President Business

Do you spend your time looking for the next “get thin quick” scheme? Do you wish you could be instantly in shape without developing a plan to get there? If ...
5/18/202041 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 122 – Clue

If a famous fitness detective accused you of crimes against your own health, could you produce an air-tight alibi?  Was it Colonel Mustard or the Bratwurst with mustard that really ...
5/11/202051 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 121 – Waiting For My Real Life To Begin

If you’ve ever wondered which character on Gilligan’s Island you’d be, this is the podcast for you.  Do you find yourself saying, “I just need to get past this week ...
5/4/202041 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 120 – There’s a Monster at the End of This Podcast

In this week’s episode, Catherine and Donald ask the age-old question; who’s your Spirit Muppet? Sometimes it can feel like there are monsters all along the road to weight-loss and ...
4/27/202032 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 119 – Loophole 19

This week, instead of getting loopy, Catherine and Donald talk about loopholes. In this case, the weight loss and fitness loopholes created by COVID-19.  In this unprecedented time, it can ...
4/20/202058 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 118 – Pity Party

If you’ve listened to this show at all, you know that there is no finish line to weight loss.  Nearly everyone who has lost weight has faced at least some ...
4/13/202038 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 110 – Graze Anatomy

Few things can derail the fitness train faster than a bad cold or the flu.  Chances are, somewhere during your fitness journey, you’re going to get sick, and getting sick ...
2/17/202045 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 109 – Life Support

It seems like a no-brainer that the people who love you the most would be the most supportive when you decide to make a big change in your approach to ...
2/10/202056 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 108 – Pyramid Scheme

This week, a couple of squares talk about pyramids.  You’ve probably heard of or even studied Maslow’s hierarchy of needs which is usually represented by a pyramid with basic human ...
2/3/202046 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 107 – The Couch is Lava

Sure, moving around sounds like a lot of work.  We’d all rather sit on the couch and do nothing, but it turns out that isn’t a good idea when it ...
1/27/202053 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 106 – Gremlins 2 – The New Batch

If you were a movie goer in the 80s, you know the rules for Gremlins.  Don’t expose them to bright light, don’t get them wet, and don’t ever, ever feed ...
1/20/202050 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 105 – Gremlins

Just like Gremlins begin as a cute and cuddly Mogwai, so do fitness journeys begin with good intentions.  Feed us after midnight however, and it’s like a bunch of tiny ...
1/13/202045 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 104 – For Whom Adele Tolls

It’s the We Only Look Thin two year anniversary!  As we embark on another year and a new decade, it is important to reflect on what got us to where ...
1/6/202048 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 103 – 2020 Vision

This week, two people who wear glasses talk about having 20/20 vision. Or rather, a vision for the year 2020!  Just like you should get an annual eye exam, you ...
12/30/201943 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 102 – Ghost Hunters

It’s that time of year again!  The time when Catherine and Donald take a wonderful season like Christmas and make it about weight loss.  Of all the We Only Look ...
12/23/201935 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 101 – Holiday Half-Time

Have you ever been at a sporting event and the grounds crew or the Zamboni comes out at half-time and makes the field or ice basically brand new again?  Well, we’re ...
12/16/201945 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 100 – The Centennial Celebration

It’s the Centennial Celebration!  It’s half as good as a bicentennial celebration, but twice as good as whatever 50 is!  This week, Catherine and Donald give you 100 (give or ...
12/9/201957 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 99 – Meal Day Preppers

Meal Prep can seem overwhelming and impossible.  Who’s got time for that?  This week, Catherine and Donald answer that question (hint: you do!).  The couple try to demystify meal prep ...
12/2/201944 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 98 – Hunger Games

The Hunger Games isn’t just a feel good holiday classic; it’s also what we’ve often played on our weight loss journ-venture.  Going on starvation diets, not planning head, and allowing ...
11/25/20191 hour, 1 minute, 39 seconds
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Episode 97 – Holidays on Ice – Part 2

It’s part two of our holiday extravaganza. We have so much advice that it couldn’t be contained in one episode!  In part 1, we focused on adjusting your mindset for ...
11/18/201955 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 96 – Holidays on Ice – Part 1

Math is fun! Especially at the holidays.  That’s right, it’s that time of year again.  The time when Donald and Catherine take something wonderful like the holidays and ruin them ...
11/11/201947 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 95 – Wookin’ Pa Nub

Are you lookin’ for love in all the wrong places?  Places like the refrigerator and the pantry?  People crave love in different ways and when they don’t get it, they ...
11/4/201955 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 94 – We Own The Night

We don’t really own the night, no one does. But we do know a thing or two about night time over eating.  Have you ever stuck to your plan all ...
10/28/201952 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 93 – Does This Podcast Make Me Look Fat?

Sometimes words hurt, and not just when you get hit in the face with a book.  Negative talk about the size and shape of a person’s body can be damaging, ...
10/21/201948 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 92 – S.W.O.T.

This week, Catherine and Donald take you to business town.  You may think that a S.W.O.T. analysis is a deep dive into the 1970’s TV show with the super catchy ...
10/14/201942 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 91 – Unknown Knowns

We’ve always been told, “Don’t be a know it all”.  But is that always a bad thing?  Sometimes there are things that we know that we don’t know and other ...
10/7/201950 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 90 – Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

Don’t confuse generosity with generosity. Do you think you’re an unappreciated super-hero?  Many times in life we feel like we have the weight of the world on our shoulders.  We’ll ...
9/30/201952 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 89 – 5 O’Clock Somewhere

It’s a sobering episode of We Only Look Thin (because it’s about alcohol, get it?).  Alcohol can be a real stumbling block when trying to achieve our weight loss and ...
9/23/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 88 – Perfection is Procrastination

It’s a practically perfect episode of We Only Look Thin!  On the road to our goal weight, we often say to ourselves that if we can’t do something perfectly, then ...
9/16/201945 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 87 -. Weight LossMosis

Donald and Catherine get kind of science-y this week and discuss the often perceived idea of Weight Loss through Osmosis (i.e. “Weight LossMosis”).  We think that just by joining the ...
9/9/201950 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 86 – Wake Me up When September Ends

It’s a Laborious episode!  How many times have you said to yourself, “after this week things will settle down and then I’ll get back to it”.  Bad news, things will ...
9/2/201952 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 85 – Failure is Feedback part 2

This episode is doubly discouraging!  In part of of their hard-hitting series about not letting failure discourage or stop you, Catherine and Donald give you many more ways in which ...
8/26/201952 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 84 – Failure is Feedback – Part 1

One of the most difficult things about weight loss can getting back on our plan when you haven’t been successful in sticking to it.  It can be just as difficult ...
8/19/201945 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 83 – Back from Vacation-ation-ation

Sometimes with weight loss, you can do all the planning, take all the advice, set yourself up for success, and things still don’t go well.  Catherine and Donald are back ...
8/12/201942 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 82 – My Left Foot

It’s an Oscar worthy episode of we only look thin and the title is based on another movie that Catherine hasn’t seen.  Donald and Catherine discuss the importance of diversifying ...
8/5/201952 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 81 – Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

It’s a thrifty episode of We Only Look Thin and we’re not talking about Thrifty Ice Cream. Do you “clean your plate” all the time because it would be wasteful ...
7/29/201944 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 80 – The Weight Loss Fairy

It’s the 80th episode of WOLT, and in honor of the ’80s, Catherine and Donald are popping their collars, wearing slap bracelets, and binge watching Alf. They’re also going to ...
7/22/201942 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 79 – Stinkin’ Thinkin’ – part 2

It’s a catastrophic episode of We Only Look Thin!  Or maybe we just think it is.  As is the case with so many things, when trying to lose weight, falling ...
7/15/201953 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 78 – Stinkin’ Thinkin’ – Part 1

In the first of a two-part series, Catherine and Donald talk about an article from Mango Health that discusses negative thought patterns and the couple make it very clear that ...
7/8/201940 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 77 – The Rebekah THINterview

This week, Catherine and Donald bring you a rare We Only Look Thin interview; a “Thinterview” if you will. They talk to friend of the show and fellow weight-loss inspiration, ...
7/1/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 76 – Pairing is Caring

If you reside in one of the earth’s hemispheres, you need to listen to this week’s episode.  Catherine of Donald talk about habit stacking and habit pairing in your weight ...
6/24/201936 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 75 – Tipapalooza

The We Only Look Thin warehouse manager has alerted Catherine and Donald that they are way overstocked on Tips of the Week (TOW!) and need to make room before the ...
6/17/201944 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 74 – Must Be Nice’itis

In another nice episode of We Only LOOK Thin, we find out that Donald a little bit jealous and Catherine is a little bit rock and roll (yes, a Donny ...
6/10/201949 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 73 – The Hedonic Treadmill

No, the Hedonic Treadmill is not the Product of the Week (POW!) and it has nothing to do with exercise. Humans have a tendency to return to a relatively stable ...
6/3/201942 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 72 – Sleeping with the Enemy

Do you want to know who was in the movie sleeping with the enemy? You’ll have to Google it because Donald and Catherine have no idea.  What they do know, ...
5/27/201943 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 71 – Office Space

This week we’re going to knock you down your worth of salt. That will sort of make sense after you listen. Many people have jobs and many of the people ...
5/20/201956 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 70 – Orange is the New Snack

Live from Folsom Prison, Catherine and Donald prove that this is not a one-note podcast.  It has at least 3 notes.  We spend so much time thinking that the perfect ...
5/13/201942 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 69 – Dog the Boundary Hunter

If you’re like most people, when you think about boundaries, you probably think about plate tectonic boundaries. Or perhaps you think about lesser known  boundaries between countries.  In this episode, ...
5/6/201956 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 68 – Getting Started Part 3 – One Step Beyond

This episode is madness!  Because it’s called “One Step Beyond”, get it? In the third and final part of their award winning series on getting started with weight loss, Catherine ...
4/29/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 67 – Getting Started Part 2 – A Salute to Calories

Have you tried all of the diets and just can’t stick to one?  Do you want to lose weight, but don’t even know where to start?  In the second of ...
4/22/201957 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 66 – Getting Started Part 1 – Mentalism

Do you want to lose weight, but you’re lost on how to get started?  Have you tried everything, but nothing seems to work?  Are you well on your way, but ...
4/15/201947 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 65 – Valley of Disappointment

This week, it’s analogies, analogies, and more analogies!  When trying to lose weight we just want it to be over and done. We want the pounds off now. Catherine and ...
4/8/201939 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 64 – Identity Theft

Negative self-talk can easily derail us on our weight loss journ-ventures. Using words like “stupid” and “fat” to describe ourselves runs deeper than we know. In a well-caffeinated episode, Catherine ...
4/1/201931 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 63 – Double U, Double U, Double U

A great internet taste-maker once said, “if you fail to plan, then you don’t have a plan”. In this week’s episode Catherine and Donald talk about ways to stop the ...
3/25/201935 minutes
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Episode 62 – Clothes Encounters

Live from Fashion Week (not really) Catherine and Donald talk about clothes and the importance of a good fit at any size. The Tip of the Week (TOW!) is the ...
3/18/201946 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 61 – Fun House Mirrors

We all have an image of our own bodies and for many of us, that image has little to do with reality.  Catherine and Donald discuss Body Image Distortion and ...
3/11/201940 minutes
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Episode 60 – Gorillas in the Mist

In a foggy episode, Catherine and Donald talk about a being observers of your own life and starting where you are. By being scientists observing our own lives, we can ...
3/4/201934 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 59 – Stockholm Syndrome

In an episode that is both captive and captivating, Catherine and Donald tell you what Stockholm syndrome has to do with losing weight. Spoiler Alert; it turns out that the ...
2/25/201931 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 58 – Occam’s Razor

This week, Catherine and Donald take you where no weight loss podcast has taken you before; to 1300’s England.  In a parsimonious episode, the couple discuss Occam’s Razor and how ...
2/18/201938 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 57 – You’ve Got Mail

In the very first episode of WOLT recorded at night, Catherine and Donald answer two letters from their listener mailbag.  It’s a lot like Santa Claus opening his bag of ...
2/11/201939 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 56 – Groundhog Flipping

This week, Catherine and Donald introduce you to the international sport of groundhog flipping. It’s now February and you may have set New Year’s resolutions that you’ve already broken, but ...
2/4/201939 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 55 – Level Up

In a special 8-bit episode, Catherine and Donald get Pac Man fever and don’t want to find a cure.  The couple discuss the idea of surrounding yourself with people and ...
1/28/201937 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 54 – You Might Be Wrong About Yourself

Do you think that you just can’t do it? That you’re too busy or that you have the world’s worst metabolism?  Catherine and Donald used to think the same things, ...
1/21/201939 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 53 – Listen All of Y’all It’s a Sabotage

Catherine and Donald can’t stand it.  They know you planned it.  In this episode, they are gonna set straight this Watergate.  The couple introduce you to the various life cycles ...
1/14/201946 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 52 – WOLT Disney World

Sometimes weight loss takes a vacation to a large theme park in Orlando, Fl and sometimes so do Catherine and Donald. Your intrepid WOLT hosts discuss their struggles with weight ...
1/7/201935 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 51 – Baby New Year

Entering a new year can be a time to tell yourself that you’re going to really get it together this time. It can be a time to make New Year’s ...
12/31/201853 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 50 – Party of One

Are you and your significant other in different places when it comes weight loss and health?  In this episode, Catherine and Donald open up about how codependency in their marriage ...
12/24/201849 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 49 – Chutes and Ladders

Are you treating weight loss like a game?  Trouble? Boggle? Hungry Hungry Hippos?  In this episode, Catherine and Donald become magicians and turn games into metaphors.  They help you figure ...
12/17/201842 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 48 – Depression is My Co-Pilot

In this week’s episode, Catherine and Donald talk about depression and how it relates to weight loss and how the tools to push past your thoughts are where change comes ...
12/10/201848 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 47 – Comin’ In Hot

Have you found the perfect weight loss plan? Have you purchased all the stuff? The shake weight, the wristband, the membership kit? Are you telling everyone about how great it ...
12/3/201840 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 46 – There is No “i” in Quit

Have you ever just wanted to quit on weight loss?  Catherine and Donald are here to tell you that life isn’t a wrestling match that you can just tap out ...
11/26/201847 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 45 – Thunderstruck

Are you hoping for a lightning bolt to strike which will jolt you into action towards weight loss goals? Do you think that you’ll be visited by three ghosts to ...
11/19/201835 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 44 – Canary In A Coal Mine

Legend has it that miners took canaries into coal mines to act as a warning sign of dangerous gasses.  Are you hiding from your scale? Refusing to wear your fitness ...
11/12/201839 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 43 – Honey Glazed Holidays

Is the battle between “less filling” and “tastes great” stressing you out?  That can mean only one thing; the holiday season is almost upon us.  Catherine and Donald are here ...
11/5/201845 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 42 – The Wizard of oz

Just in time for Halloween, we have a scary good episode in which we take you through the ins and out of weighing and measuring your food.  Catherine and Donald ...
10/29/201841 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 41 – Winter is Coming

In the world’s first known “Game of Thrones”/Aesop’s Fables mashup, Catherine and Donald remind you that winter is coming.  Sometimes winter is a season between fall and spring, and other ...
10/22/201844 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 40 – Ten Percent Pretty

Someone, somewhere, probably said, “Never trust a pretty face; especially not your own”.  In this episode, Catherine and Donald discuss being an unreliable narrator in our own weight loss stories.  ...
10/15/201835 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 39 – Friday to the Danger Zone

A dictionary that I just made up defines “Weekend” as two days that end the week. Sometimes it seems like these two days, three if we include Friday, can sabotage ...
10/8/201840 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 38 – Let Cheez-Its Take The Wheel

Sometimes on We Only LOOK Thin you lean valuable lessons.  This week you learn that not all “t”s are silent and that Catherine is a yuk mouth who thinks apples ...
10/1/201837 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 37 – The Motivation Bus

Have you ever said, “I can’t lose weight because I’m just not motivated?”.  Catherine and Donald sure have, but in this episode, they reveal that motivation is a fallacy in ...
9/24/201833 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 36 – Planned Obsolescence

When you fail to plan your obsolescence you plan to be obsolete.  Okay, that makes no sense, but I promise that this podcast will make everything clear.  In an episode ...
9/17/201833 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 35 – You Can’t Fight Math

Math; none of us understand it. Certainly, none of us like it. But it turns out that it’s futile to fight against it. In this episode, Catherine and Donald talk ...
9/10/201835 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 34 – What to Expect When You’re Expecting Company

On our weight loss adventures, it’s often easier to stick to our goals when we stick to our normal routines.  Unfortunately, loved ones and friends sometimes want to see us ...
9/3/201833 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 33 – 365 Surprises

As the song from the musical that we never saw reminds us, there are 525,600 minutes in a year.  Surprise!  During our weight loss adventures, we often use things like ...
8/27/201834 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 32 – Imaginary Arizona Force Field

Social constructs, and barriers, and milestones, oh my!  We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to accomplish weight-loss goals by a certain age or for a certain event and ...
8/20/201833 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 31 – Sowing the Seeds of Grub

Are you a weight-loss farmer or a weight-loss hunter?  Can’t decide?  That’s probably because we just made up those things.  However, if you listen to this episode, the choice will ...
8/13/201833 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 30 – We Only LOOK Thin After Dark

This episode is about what happens after the sun goes down.  Whether you are alone or with that special someone, things can get wild in the dark.  Spoiler alert, Catherine ...
8/6/201830 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 29 – Weight Loss Rumspringa

There is a popular belief, that We Only LOOK Thin will do nothing to dispel, that when Amish children reach a certain age, they have a rite of passage called ...
7/30/201834 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 27 – The Chumbawambasode or Weight Loss is Stupid and I Hate It

We’ve all had bad days or weeks on our weight loss adventure. Sometimes it just seems stupid. But as the great American Poet Chumbawamba wrote, “I get knocked down, but ...
7/23/201829 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 28 – Public Enemy: Fear of a Roger Planet

In a very patriotic episode, Catherine and Donald tell you what’s wrong with America. Don’t worry, it’s not what you think. They introduce you to Roger and the hate method ...
7/16/201834 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 26 – Breaking Bad

The latest episode of We Only LOOK Thin is fueled by drugs.  Or at least it’s fueled by a TV show about drugs.  Catherine and Donald use a “Breaking Bad” ...
7/9/201836 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 25 – Better Off Fed or Be Flexible With Your Method Not With Your Goal

Fresh off their critically acclaimed appearance at the 2018 Idea World Fitness and Nutrition Convention, Catherine and Donald talk about skiing down the mountain that is weight loss and that ...
7/2/201838 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 24 – Water Cooler Talk with Kate

Catherine and Donald talk to Kate about being honest with yourself and realize that “mostly doing it on most days” is not the same as really doing it.  They also ...
6/25/201835 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 23 – There Is No Finish Line

You set a weight loss goal, reach it, and then you’re finished, right? Think again. In this episode, Catherine and Donald discuss how “There Is No Finish Line” in weight ...
6/18/201834 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 22 – Kate and the Frozen Broccoli Situation

This week, after an amazing introduction, Catherine and Donald have a conversation with Kate about how she’s doing on her weight loss adventure.  The three of them discuss fighting off ...
6/11/201837 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 21 – Gravity Issues

Gravity.  We all complain about it every day, but no one does anything about it.  Do you know why?  Because we can’t.  We have many issues in our lives that ...
6/4/201834 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 20 – The 20th Anniversary Episode!

It’s our 20th Anniversary episode!  Well, actually it’s our 20th episode, but it is our 20th wedding anniversary.  Catherine and Donald check in with Kate again and talk about her ...
5/28/201834 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 19 – Sisterhood of the Traveling Hot Dog Warmer

During your weight loss adventure, real life happens and that includes three-day weekends.  If you check your Western Calendar, you’ll see that in the U.S. of A.,  Memorial Day weekend ...
5/21/201836 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 18 – Pump Up the Volume

Pump Up the Volume is not just a late 80’s dance anthem.  Nor is it just an underrated 1990 Christian Slater Movie.  It’s also a way to help with weight ...
5/14/201835 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 17 – Late Night Pickles

In this ramdazzeleydo episode you learn what “ramdazzeleydo” means.  Sort of.  Catherine and Donald do a check in and discuss how it’s going.  They talk about how changes in schedule ...
5/7/201835 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 16 – Secret Eating

This week’s topic is a secret, so we can’t tell you what it is.  Wait, that’s not right.  This week’s topic isn’t a secret, it is, in fact, secret eating.  ...
4/30/201832 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 15 – Kate 2: Judgement Day

Because you demanded it, it’s Kate 2: Judgement Day.  You can’t stop her.  You can’t reason with her.  She makes sustainable life changes that will lead to weight loss success.  ...
4/23/201830 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 14 – Dumpster Fire

Treat Gauntlets!  Oscar Parties!  Crepe Trucks! Oh my!  Preparing yourself for the unexpected is an important part of the weight loss adventure.  Life often throws us curve balls in shape ...
4/16/201830 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 13 – A Very Special Episode for Real This Time

Finally, an actual very special episode of We Only LOOK Thin.  Failure is not permanent, but neither is success.   Catherine and Donald know this all too well, and in this ...
4/9/201835 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 12 – Weight Loss Loopholes – part 2

Have you ever wished that loopholes were more like doughnut holes so that you could eat them?  Sure, we all have.  Unfortunately, when it comes to weight loss, you can’t ...
4/2/201830 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 11 – Weight Loss Loopholes

Loopholes can be a great way to get you out of serving time for that crime you committed. They can also keep you from achieving your weight loss goals. This ...
3/26/201826 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 10 – Weight, Weight, Don’t Tell Me

This week, Catherine and Donald make an NPR joke. Then they talk about having a hard week in the weight loss game and the importance of not letting it lead ...
3/19/201832 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 09 – The Convenience of Convenience

Catherine and Donald give you the skinny (get it?) on how making the healthy choice easier is one of the keys to fitness success. Put the choice you want to ...
3/12/201831 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 08 – The Plan – Part 2 – Electric Boogaloo

In “The plan – Part 2 – Electric Boogaloo”, Catherine and Donald continue to break down what they actually did and do to lose weight and maintain fitness. Did you ...
3/5/201831 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 07 – The Plan – Part 01

Catherine and Donald make a long over-due apology to the people of earth.  Then, they get down to brass tacks. And by “brass tacks”, we mean the nuts and bolts. ...
2/26/201827 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 06 – One Weird Trick

Catherine and Donald reveal their One Weird Trick to Weight Loss! Spoiler alert, it’s not a trick and it’s not that weird. It’s actually a series of sustainable lifestyle changes ...
2/19/201831 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 05 – Abstaining vs Moderating – Battle of the Century

In this episode, Catherine and Donald talk about the pluses and minuses of abstaining from certain foods versus enjoying them in moderation. The answer is both. And neither. It’s complicated. ...
2/12/201829 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 04 – Get More Steps – The Stepisode

Catherine and Donald explore the world of steps and getting more of them. Mostly by walking. They discuss how they went from being couch sitters to averaging 20,000 steps a ...
2/5/201832 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 03 – The Donalding

Episode 03 – This week we focus on Donald’s lifetime of bad habits, his struggle with never feeling full, his yo-yo dieting, and the fact that he can’t successfully use ...
1/29/201828 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 02 – The Catherining

In this episode we take a deeper dive into Catherine’s life-long struggle with her weight and the path that has lead to her current success. We talk about her past, ...
1/22/201827 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 01 – The Introductioning

Catherine and Donald Wygal are a married couple who have each lost over 100 pounds.  They’ve lost weight in the past and always gained it back.  This time, they are ...
1/13/201815 minutes, 56 seconds