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Emily Prokop

Host, Producer & Editor of The Story Behind & Host of Hate to Weight
Emily Prokop holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and has worked in newspapers, magazines, and publishing, and has always loved trivia, fun facts and useless knowledge. In 2015, she and her friend James decided to use their penchant for collecting trivia by hosting the Classy Little Podcast. When that show ended a year later, the trivia started building up in her brain again, not to mention countless time spent falling down Google rabbit holes. She has also written a book based on the podcast, aptly titles "The Story Behind."
Recent episodes featuring Emily Prokop
Therapy for Eating Disorders and a MAJOR milestone!
Episode of
Hate to Weight
New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Call in your WINS anytime! Give us a call: 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 Meet your hosts: Emily Prokop is a podcast editor from Connecticut. She has been doing Intermittent Fasting since April 2018 and has lost more than 50 pounds. John Bukenas is a podcast editor from New Jersey. He started the podcast doing keto and intermittent fasting, but is now gearing up for bariatric surgery (probably) later this summer. John’s special lady friend has come to visit and he’s been having a great week! With her staying with him, they’ve been having fun eating together and cooking together! What do you do for your diet while on vacation/staycation? Our friend Lisa was going for surgery the day we recorded. Her surgery was a success and we are wishing Lisa a speedy recovery! Don’t have a notepad ready for John’s Frittata Recipe? Here it is! Saute the peppers, onions, and mushrooms until tender. Remove veggies and keep warm Combine 12 eggs plus about a ¼ cup of half-and-half and fry in oven-safe frying pan for a bit until the bottom develops a skin. Add veggies and some cheese Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes Add more cheese on top and bake for another 5 minutes John is gearing up for bariatric surgery by seeing a therapist and he was shocked that 95 percent of people with eating disorders fail after bariatric surgery because they haven’t gotten the overeating under control. His date has been pushed off again so he can get some help getting his emotional eating under control. “I’m starting to see the big picture. It’s almost like I’m backing up and I’m looking at this whole situation from over-top and afar and I’m seeing more than I’ve ever been able to see before.”  — This week’s John-spiration! Emily decided to measure herself for the first time in a while — she’s lost 10 pounds since the last time she weighed herself. If you haven’t started measuring yourself yet, definitely try it, but not so often. Check back every few weeks and compare. Even if the scale doesn’t move much, you’ll be surprised at how your body changes when you’re dieting and exercising. Emily is also in a groove with Intermittent Fasting, but that’s because it works really well with her lifestyle. The fasting hours can be rigid for some, especially if you like your coffee with cream and/or sugar. But for Emily, since she didn’t have to think about eating anything for 16 hours, it works really well. And, in case anyone is curious, the Burger King tacos are not as good as Taco Bell tacos. John has done the hard work so you don’t have to! We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook!  WE HIT A MAJOR MILESTONE WITH THIS EPISODE! Weekly Weigh-in Spoiler Below . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WE’VE LOST MORE THAN 100 POUNDS SINCE STARTING THE SHOW!   This was an amazing weigh-in and we worked so hard for this. When we started the podcast, this seemed like a very lofty goal. Emily loses it (and Emily got misty-eyed even writing these notes). 103 POUNDS TOTAL! WOW   Links Mentioned: Want to hear more about our friends Lisa and Sam? Check out their podcast, I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam My Body App (Android) Check our T-shirts made exclusively for Hate to Weight by our friend Mark from the Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding! Our amazing weigh-in drop is done by Jason Bryant from MatTalkOnline Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions
Decision Fatigue and Spit-Takes
Episode of
Hate to Weight
New to Hate to Weight? Make sure you’re subscribed so you’ll never miss an episode and so you can listen to all the back episodes! Meet your hosts: Emily Prokop is a podcast editor from Connecticut. She has been doing Intermittent Fasting since April 2018 and has lost more than 50 pounds. John Bukenas is a podcast editor from New Jersey. He started the podcast doing keto and intermittent fasting, but is now gearing up for bariatric surgery (probably) later this summer. This episode starts out with a nod to our friends over at The Feed from Libsyn as we greet everyone with a “Good Generic Time of the Day!” Have you ever heard of Decision Fatigue? Decision Fatigue is the exhaustion that sometimes comes mentally after making too many decisions. It’s said we make 35,000 decisions a day! It’s been proven the more we make these decisions, the more they exhaust us and, consequently, we end up making poorer decisions if we’re not aware of what’s going on. Decision Fatigue doesn’t just refer to picking out what clothes to wear in the morning (ever wonder why Zuckerberg always wears the same thing?), but it can REALLY impact those trying to diet. Have you heard of Decision Fatigue before? How does it affect you? One way to help deter Decision Fatigue is to plan ahead and also start to build predictable habits and routines. One challenge both John and Emily face is the rebellious part of our brain loves to try to convince us to break our habits, no matter how good those habits are for us. We love breaking rules. Even rules we’ve made for ourselves! Some things we’ve found helpful for Decision Fatigue: Mapping out our day Time blocking Being aware when we get distracted and off-task Prioritizing what deserves our mental energy Thinking about the overall goal when doing tasks. John admits in this episode that he was supposed to be taking his Whooshie Pill twice a day, but most days he only took it once. He’s getting used to taking it so often, but at least it’s helping the swelling in his legs! John’s also realizing the time he’s spending now working to fix the problems with his legs could have never existed had he started taking care of his health more prior to this. Now he’s realizing he’s spending six hours a day taking care of himself. We also want to send our love to one of our listeners Lisa who had heart complications last week. We really want to thank our friend Mark from Podcast Branding who created amazing shirts for our podcast with our own little inside jokes on them! Check them out! John actually gets Emily to do a spit-take later in the show! Find out how ... We’d love to hear your scale and non-scale victories! Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook! We also have a voicemail number you can call when you’re on-the-run and want to celebrate your wins! Give us a call: 760-WINNING -— 760-946-6464 Links Mentioned: Do you have an Instant Pot story of food you’ve forgotten? Let us know! Check our T-shirts made exclusively for Hate to Weight by our friend Mark from the Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding! Our amazing weigh-in drop is done by Jason Bryant from MatTalkOnline Want more resources? Check out our resources page! Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations and She Podcasts Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions
Sometimes It's Nice to Have Uneventful Weeks
Episode of
Hate to Weight
In This Episode: Got a Win this week? Let us know! 760-WINNING ( 760-946-6464 ) Lots of weird things happened when we recorded live! We get a lovely message from a member of our group about why she left the group. We are so happy for her and with her the best! Emily finds herself in a situation in which she would normally spoile herself with food, but she didn’t this week! John’s been listening to what the doctor’s have said! He’s also getting used to shakes, since he’ll be on a liquid-diet soon before his bariatric surgery. Have you ever solves a Rubik’s cube? (Emily hasn’t, but she’s trying.) Samantha (John’s girlfriend) will be visiting soon and he’s very excited! Do you have any good shakes you can recommend to shakes? Sorry, but New Jersey and Connecticut have some great pizza! If you’re reading this, thanks for letting us hang out with you!  Emily’s finding that she’s more fit at the weight she is now than she has been years ago at the same weight. Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook! Links Mentioned: Samantha from I Shake My Head with Lisa and Sam Olive Garden Salad Dressing - yay! Check our T-shirts made exclusively for Hate to Weight by our friend Mark from the Resourceful Designer! Our amazing weigh-in drop is done by Jason Bryant from MatTalkOnline Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations, She Podcasts, and Unbelievably Stupid Podcast Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions
Bariatric Surgery Planning and Preparing
Episode of
Hate to Weight
In This Episode: Got a Win this week — either a Scale Victory or a Non-Scale Victory? Let us know! 760-WINNING ( 760-946-6464 ) John had an eventful week, which started after last week’s episode. He realizes he should be doing different things and is going to try doing what the doctors tell him. But he is getting a lot more steps daily! John is BANNED from fast food! Do you drink with your meals? It’s definitely an emotional week for John. We talk about some of John’s fears regarding after Bariatric Surgery. We realize overeating for us is like a party. And we want to change our perspective. Have you heard of Dumping Syndrome? Emily hasn’t been sleeping well and the stress from her personal life is putting Emily into Coasting Mode, where all she does is eat inside her window. Emily has really come out of her shell thanks to this podcast! Do you have a Google Pixel? If you press the lock button twice while the phone is off, the camera opens! Do you think we are overwhelmed with innovation and not taking the time to learn the tools. Fun tip: Don’t like the bitterness of black coffee? Try a pinch of salt in it! Yay! We have voicemail! What do you think about a call-in show? We forgot to talk about the T-shirts we have available from our friend Mark! So many Winning Wednesday posts! Have you gotten on the Insta-Pot bandwagon? Do you use the Zero app? Do you like it? Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook! Links Mentioned: Great Lakes Collagen — Emily’s favorite collagen GenPro Powder She Podcasts Live - women’s podcasting conference Jessica Kupferman from She Podcasts and Brilliant Observations Voxer Android Auto (Android app only) The Intermittent Fasting book Emily talks about: Delay, Don’t Deny by Gin Stevens Want more resources? Check out our resources page! The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung Dave Jackson from School of Podcasting and the Logical Weight Loss podcast Like the show? Check out T-shirts inspired by Hate to Weight by Mark Des Cotes from The Resourceful Designer and Podcast Branding Delay Don’t Deny Facebook Group Can A 3-Day Fast Reset Your Immune System? - Forbes Instant Pot Zero App (iOS/Android) Our amazing weigh-in drop is done by Jason Bryant from MatTalkOnline Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations, She Podcasts, and Unbelievably Stupid Podcast Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions
Feedback, Voicemail, and a Bit of the Therapy Session
Episode of
Hate to Weight
In This Episode: We changed up this episode intro! What do you think? Let us know by calling the Hate to Weight Voicemail! 760-WINNING ( 760-946-6464 ) John Jamingo is John’s radio voice — he brought out John Jamingo to make a promo for our new voicemail! John’s Whooshie Pill schedule is messed up from working on a new podcast in the afternoons. 5:57 - QUESTION FROM THE CHAT: Do you cut out sweeteners when you’re Intermittent Fasting? We have a new Resources Page with what Emily used to start Intermittent Fasting and the videos John used to start Keto. Podcast Math: 2+2=Chicken Is it weird to enjoy feeling real hunger again? Emily has shortened her eating window. “Hey there, Nasty Bear!” It’ll be interesting to see how John handles the liquid diet, and hopefully he’ll ease into it! Try reframing your “I can’t” statements to “I can’t do this … YET.” Adding yet just means you have some work to do before you can do something! Emily’s going through some challenges with her family and taking a break from her other podcast, but luckily, she’s not running to food for comfort. Thank you to so many of you who have reached out! -Emily We are NOT giving up this time! Emily has the voice of Bob Newhart in her head — “STOP IT!” We get into a little bit of podcast editor talk. It’s a JohnSpiration episode! Thank you, Tamara, for being our first and second voicemails! Fantastic Winning Wednesday posts this week! Did you know you can click the #WinningWednesday hashtag in the Facebook group to see all the past posts? Come celebrate your wins over in the Hate to Weight Discussion Group on Facebook! Links Mentioned: Castbox Hate to Weight Resource Page Intermittent Fasting Book: Delay, Don’t Deny by Gin Stevens Intermittent Fasting Podcast: The Intermittent Fasting Podcast Faster Than Normal by Peter Shankman (this is more a book for those with adult ADHD, but this is where Emily first read about Intermittent Fasting) Keto Videos on YouTube: Dr. Eric Berg on YouTube Start Keto Video: Dr. Berg's Healthy Keto Basics: START HERE The Weight Loss Surgery Podcast She Podcasts Live - women’s podcasting conference Bob Newhart on MadTV - STOP IT PB2 Smoothie King Our amazing weigh-in drop is done by Jason Bryant from MatTalkOnline Join Us On Our Journey: Join our Facebook group: HatetoWeight.com/Facebook Follow Emily and John on Instagram Join us on Twitter: twitter.com/HateToWeight Visit our Website: HatetoWeight.com Email us: HatetoWeight@gmail.com Check out John on Brilliant Observations, She Podcasts, and Unbelievably Stupid Podcast Check out Emily’s other podcast: The Story Behind Edited by John Bukenas of Audio Editing Solutions
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