Make Your Someday Today Podcast : Reach Your Goal Weight and Become the Person You Deserve
Summary: Each short show focuses on a single piece of the weight loss puzzle. The show is all about achieving your goal weight and living the life you want, of being the person you deserve to be. These tips, trick and secret life hacks are all common sense advice, and exactly what I am doing to reach my goal weight. I am a Registered Nurse, with cardiac and emergency nursing experience. I use that background to help me find different actions that will bring me the desired results.
How many times have you been interviewed for a job, but did not receive a job offer? If your answer is “zero” then this episode is not for you. If the answer is “one (or more)” then this episode is for you! I’ve had many jobs. I’ve had many more interviews than I’ve had jobs. Sometimes I was successful. Others…not so much. So what makes me an expert? I’m not. But I have some ideas. When you listen to the show, you will hear all the details, but I will give you the abbreviated version right here. * Make sure you are the right person for the job. But more than that, make sure you are the right person for the company, organization or unit. Personalities matter! * The little things in an interview (showing up on time, dressing appropriately, good handshake and eye contact) are actually not little at all. * Cover letters and resumes will get you an interview–or immediately eliminate you from contention for the position. * Passion! Bring passion to the interview! A question for you? What was your biggest mistake at an interview? Share your stories with everyone! ———————————————————————- Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voiceover work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog. Matt was also my guest on MYST 54. Give his story a listen! Some links (but not all) within these show notes may be Affiliate Links, meaning that I may receive a small commission when readers click on them and then purchase something. This does not increase your cost at all, but it does help me cover some of the cost associated with this podcast. Thanks!
Today’s quote comes from Kara Counard, our guest from Episode 30. (Kara’s story is a powerful example of making tough choices, and finding greater success! If you haven’t listened to the episode, check it out.) Kara suggests that we need to change our minds about ourselves. What is she talking about? We have control over very few things in our lives. We can’t control the weather. We can train our pets (sometimes) but we really don’t control them. Our kids? Please. We can control the vehicles we drive…unless you hit a patch of ice here in Wisconsin, in which case you are being controlled by momentum. We might have control over where we work, but my guess is that everyone who is listening right now has to answer to someone else for some part of your job. Even if you are a self-employed entrepreneur, you still need to be responsive to your audience so that you give them the answer to their problems. About the only thing we can control with absolute certainty is our reactions to stimuli around us. That’s it. I’ll cover this in greater detail in an upcoming show, but I recently had a student ask me why I don’t get upset when things go wrong. Sometimes a student will make a mistake. Or our assigned meeting room at the clinical site will be arbitrarily changed. Or weather forces a cancelation of class—after I’ve already driving 40 miles through a snow storm. I don’t get upset because a) that won’t change anything, and b) how I react is my choice. Why bother getting upset over a snowstorm? That won’t change anything except to make me angry, frustrated and disturbed. The snow will remain, unfazed by my emotional outburst. And I choose to not lose my temper over things that I cannot alter. It, like so much else, is a choice. And we can choose to look at things in any way we want. Let me give you an example: Last April, very early in spring, the ground still snow-covered, I was driving home on an interstate highway, with a posted speed limit of 65mph / 105Kph. As I drove, with no other traffic around me, the left front ball joint of my wheel snapped. One minute, I was driving carefree and then suddenly BANG! I was sliding. I steered to the right to get off the highway, and in doing so, slid about 20 feet down an embankment and crashed through two stout fence posts before coming to a stop. The offending wheel! It was the most exciting 3-4 seconds of my life. It was 3-4 seconds that lasted about 18 lifetimes while it was happening. When I came to a stop, my first reaction was laughter. I could not believe what happened and that I was completely unhurt. The car? Totaled. Then I called my auto insurance agent, and a local tow-truck service. I was dialing the local Sherriff’s line when I saw one of the deputies carefully walk down the embankment. I got out, and we talked. He determined based on skid marks on the highway that I was not driving recklessly, and he also did not smell alcohol on my breath. So we waited for the tow truck and then he drove me to a restaurant to call for my son to pick me up. That was scary. And I was sad, because I really liked that car, and I knew that the insurance company would declare it a total loss. But I was sooooo happy. My wife wasn’t driving the car. Nor were my sons. That would have made me so worried. When it happened, there was no traffic around me. Suppose a car had been tailgating me? Or one had been driving in the lane to my right? If this had happened 5 seconds earlier or 10 seconds later (I later timed it), in both cases I would have not slid down an embankment,
People ask me if I listen to podcasts other than my own, and yes, of course I do! (But I almost never listen to my own!) And instead of doing another “portion control” and “eat healthy” episode (because that is what everyone does at this time of year, I decided to make a list of my Top 12 podcasts. I listen to many more than that, but I needed to stop somewhere. These are not listed in any particular order of preference, except for one. The first one. Meron Bareket’s Inspiring Innovation podcast. Meron was my first guest, way back on MYST 3. Meron is the expert who taught me what I know about podcasting. If you want to learn how to podcast, here is his free Starter Kit! (Side note: the voiceover artist for Meron’s show is none other than Matt Young, who also performs my intro and outro. Links to his business are below.) This show will reveal the secret strategies of successful entrepreneurs, and then give you immediately actionable steps that you can take to bring you closer to success. Learning with Leslie from Become a Blogger.com is another podcast that is more focused on blogging and podcasting, but has information that can be used in the classroom or any business. He is “trying to change the world, one blog at a time!” Leslie Samuel has an enthusiasm that is contagious and a smile that comes through your ear buds. He, too, will give you everything he knows in order to help you find your personal success. Pat Flynn bring two shows to this list, the original Smart Passive Income (which was the first entrepreneurial show that I listened to) and his newest show, Ask Pat. Both are excellent resources. SPI is a longer format (40-60 minutes) and primarily interviews with other entrepreneurial leaders, authors and business gurus. You can never predict what will be covered on each show. Ask Pat is a short format 9-12 minutes, and arrives Monday-Friday. He answers a listener’s specific question and lists that in the title, so it is easy to know if each show is critical to your success (and most are, in my opinion.) I listen to a lot of public radio, and always have. National Public Radio (NPR) brings many shows to this list. The TED Radio Hour is probably my most eclectic show on my podcast playlist. There is no way to adequately describe what you will learn on this show. It is one my most useful podcasts for the classroom. (I only wish it came out more than once a week.) It is hosted by Guy Roz. Follow the show on Twitter @TEDRadioHour. Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me is NPR’s weekly current events news quiz, but these quizzes are nothing like the current events quiz that Mr. Kuegel gave me back in my 7th grade US Civics class at DC Everest Middle School! And if you want to know about cars, well, Car Talk is sort of about cars. Mostly, the show is an hour of listening to Click and Clack, the Tappet brothers (aka Tom and Ray Mogliozzi) who use cars, car problems, and listener calls to wax poetic about life, marriage, and how to avoid work. (Note: Tom died on November 3, 2014, at age 77. The show continues airing previous shows, and remains as funny as always.) Planet Money is a show about the economics of everything, and interwines politics, psychology,
Photo by Jeff Sheldon, via Unsplash.com We are all creative. That does not mean we are all artists, musicians, craftsmen, and designers. At least, not in a common meaning. But we are all creative in some manner, and that is important. Me? I’m a darn good cook and brewer of beer. I’m a pretty creative nurse educator and getting better at podcasting. My wife is awesome and can design her own clothes, create artwork and decorate a home on a budget. Everyone has some area of creativity. It’s important to acknowledge that, nurture that, and then use it to enjoy life! An apology for the sound quality of my voice. I’ve been battling a nasty upper respiratory virus since November 10, and it is just now easing. For about a week, I had essentially no voice at all, so what you are hearing represents a major victory over the virus. ———————————————– Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voiceover work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog.
Photo by Sonja Langford, via via Unsplash.com I’m too busy! Have you ever felt that way? I have. I do! But I will give you some ideas on how to reduce the stress and get tasks eliminated from your “to do” list! Julie Sheranosher’s podcasts are designed to help YOU create more time in your life. You can listen to her life story here to discover what challenges entered her life and forced her to find greater efficiency. (It is fascinating!) Time Hackers: Entrepreneurship on Steroids is where she gives you all her ideas for time creation. Time Hackers: Hero Edition is an interview show with successful thought leaders and reveals their tips for better time management. ———————————————– Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voiceover work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog. Some links (but not all) within these show notes may be Affiliate Links, meaning that I may receive a small commission when readers click on them and then purchase something. This does not increase your cost at all, but it does help me cover some of the cost associated with this podcast. Thanks!
Photo by Matthew Clark, via Unsplash.com Imagine two people in a canoe. The person up front digging hard with their paddle, propelling the canoe forward. The person in the back is along for the ride, but he has no paddle in his hands. He has no control over where he is going. He is sitting passively enjoying the ride. If he ends up in a good spot, maybe a sunny bank along the lake, then he chose wisely. But what if the front person is over-eager, and aggressively tries to paddle through the rapids of a river? The trip will probably end differently—at the very least, it will be a much wetter journey. What does that have to do with weight loss, writing a book, starting a new career, or any goal achievement? This idea builds on the concept of being your own person and finding—more importantly, using—your own voice! Take charge. When you passively exist, you only receive what others decide for you. In the USA, we are soon going to have national, state and local elections. Vote! Take a stand. Choose a position. Make your choice. If you don’t vote, and you don’t like the election outcome, you are not in a position to complain. If you are on a weight loss journey, you really can’t do it passively. It takes action, determination and drive to lose weight. But you know, you actually can do it passively, in a fashion. If you use prepackaged meals, that is a relatively passive method of weight loss. If you try those special “fat burning, metabolism-boosting” pills, that is pretty passive. But the problem is that it doesn’t let you learn how to eat healthy the rest of your life. If you follow their plans, you will lose weight. Will it stay off? That is the real question. When you are in control of what you eat, you make decisions every day. Hopefully most days are good decisions, but even on those days where you choose unwisely, you are still learning about self-control. In my first thought, of the two people in the canoe, what would be the result if the rider in back were to grab an oar? First he could help steer the canoe. He would be able to exert some influence upon the direction he moves. But he could also help propel the canoe faster, and reach their destination quicker. But as it is, he is simply riding. Passive. One could even say “useless.” That is never a descriptor of anything good. Photo by Antoine Beauvillian, via Unsplash.com What about getting on a railroad? Isn’t that a passive choice? Sort of. That is a choice you can make, too, and with that choice, you know the end destination. Depending in the railroad and ticket, you have a reasonable assurance that you will disembark where you are planning. There are no rapids for the engineer to steer through, and if the train unfortunately derails, it will have nothing to do with your actions, and you could have done nothing to prevent it. But once again, you have no control over how fast you arrive and actually, your potential destination choices are also limited. This is like choosing a very restrictive weight loss plan, one where you strictly limiting certain foods. Might that work? Sure. But will it take you exactly where you want to go, in the comfort that you desire? Maybe. Maybe not. Clint Eastwood said “Fate pulls you in different directions.” He’s right. Some things that happen to us are out of our control. That’s why it is so important to take charge of all those parts of your life which are under your control. Which choices are you making right now?
Five Secret Tricks to Regain Control Over Your Eating Habits Let’s start with the beginning. Most people are overweight in the US. Recent studies show more than 60% of people 12 and older are overweight, and about half are clinically obese. It’s not getting better over time, it is getting worse. But everyone already knows that, or if you don’t know that, I’m not sure where you are living. The US is big. Not just the size of the country, but also its citizens. That concern was the origin of my blog and podcast. I wanted to help people reach their goals—any and all goals—including weight management. And my constant refrain is “calorie counting and move more than you used to.” I still believe that to be the foundation of any successful weight management program. I use the LoseIt app on my smartphone to easily count my calories and wear my Fitbit One to keep reminding me to walk more. But, that is not enough. Or rather, maybe that is too much, at least in the beginning. Learning to eat the correct number of calories, and then log them all, and then create a new habit of walking more are three very large goals. They are worthy goals, but it is possible they are too large, too aggressive, and too monumental to talk all at once. I am working with a weight loss client. Let’s call him “John”. We connect about three times a week with email, video mail and Skype calls. Last weekend we were talking about his strategy, and while we chatted on Skype, a phrase came to me. I told him that while his goal is large, we are going to focus on Simple Small Successes. Small goals that can build on each other, creating a succession of successful actions. We are going to set John up for success, because each goal has a very simple threshold. Success breeds success. As we move further into his program, the goals will continue to be simple, but eventually they will result in very large changes to his eating and living habits. I started to think about how I can help more people. I’d love to be able to meet with all of my readers and listeners as I do with John (and it is possible for some) but until I am able to become a fulltime consultant and coach, I will give your advice here. There are five areas that affect our eating habits, five locations that we can make very small changes to help you make better choices. But take note. With these five small changes, you will not: * Buy different food * Cook differently * Eat at strange restaurant * Stop eating at restaurants * Count calories * Weight and measure your food * Perform exhausting exercises * Attend meetings * Buy special “fat burning, metabolism-revving, appetite suppressing” pills In fact, there is only one thing you will need to purchase, and it will cost you only some spare change! But we will get to that in a bit. But before I give you my ideas, I want to give full credit to Dr. Brian Wansinck. He is the author of two books about the habit of eating. “Mindless Eating” is an excellent discussion of our bad habits while eating. And we all have them. His newest book, “Slim By Design” takes his first book and adds many actions that will help the reader change their life. So to be clear, none of these ideas are mine. I am using his ideas. My words. His ideas. (By the way, you can buy those books using my Amazon affiliate links.) These two books are my weight management bibles! We encounter food in four general places: home, the grocery store, the work place and restaurants. I am going to give you specific steps for each of those places. Remember, I am focusing on Simple Small Successes and each one of these ideas are free,
Today’s quote comes from Kimanzi Constable, who was our guest in Episode 32. If you want to hear his entire show, and learn how he lost a LOT of weight, quit his job, started his own business and then was able to move from Milwaukee Wisconsin to Hawaii, go to MakeYourSomedayToday.com/Episode 32. Kimanzi says to go at your own pace and to not compare yourself to those around you. Why not? I mean, isn’t everyone compared to everyone else? You can go your own way and be your own person. Or you can be one of the sheep. The choice is always yours. Photo by Jonas Nilsson Lee, via Unsplash.com Don’t get me wrong, I love sheep. Seeing a large flock of walking puffs of clouds over a rolling green hill is relaxing. They are cute (well, at the petting zoo for my kids, they were cute.) They make wool. I love a nice wool suit. And delicious meat (roast leg of lamb is incredible.) And they produces milk for cheese. They are…well, they are animals that graze and exist until we need some part of them. They are a commodity. An object used to create something else for sale. And just about any single sheep can be replaced with any other sheep. They may have different personalities, but they are interchangable in their role within the drove. That is a lot like people, in a way. We are all just a very large, very fast-moving flock of people. Everything we do is a blur. Everything runs together, like a watercolor painting left out in the rain. We are all interchangeable. Oh, it may take some retraining to pull one person out and put a new person in their place, but that is the same as when you introduce a new sheep to the pasture. There are 7 billion people on the planet. Photo by Anna Dziubinska, via Unsplash.com Or maybe there is just one person, but with seven billion different faces. This is not what I normally write about, is it? Sort of grim. But wait, this is only half the story. Only one position that only I can fill. One area where I am not a commodity. As a person, I am the only ME there is. So I need to make the most of it. While many people can do what I do, I am the only person who does it exactly I as do it. I am the only person with exactly my background and history. That is what makes me separate from the herd. I am a herd of one (to borrow from a US Army slogan.) I use all those experiences to make me a better person at everything. This realization did not happen overnight. I’m 51 years old and it’s only been in the past couple years that I have started to believe this. As an instructor at the college, it took more than five years to find my voice. There is working “outside your comfort zone” and “learning the lay of the land.” I started teaching in January 2009, and it was not until this semester that I finally decided to remove parts of my mask and show the real me. Just yesterday, a colleague commented on how much more engaged I am, and my only response was I finally feel as though my real voice is taken as valid. But the point is that I am finally being myself! Stepping out, seizing your own space, using your own voice, those are all methods of being your own authentic self. And all of those can be intimidating. But until you take those steps, you are just another blurred face in the crowd. If you don’t use your own voice, if you don’t act the way you truly feel, you are not loyal to yourself. You will change as the powers around you chang...
Today’s quote comes from Monday’s guest, Matt Young. You can hear his entire show at MakeYourSomeday.com/MattYoung. Matt says that you need to put yourself first. That sounds selfish, but it istrue. No one knows what you need and no one can fulfill your needs correctly. If your life is lacking, if you have a gaping hole in your family life, your career, your finances, everything begins to suffer and no one benefits. And this also means that you need to be true to yourself. When you want to create something—a novel, a recipe, a podcast—you need to use your true voice. You need to be yourself. Play write Oscar Wilde once said “You need to be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” You cannot create something using someone else’s dream and have the end product be what the dreamer expected. That is why I am always disappointed when I watch a movie based on a book that I’ve read. The cinema of my mind is how I would film it and the director of the movie simply gets it all wrong! If you want success and happiness, you need to be true to yourself. Do what you need to do, what you were born to do. And do it with gusto, because no one can do it exactly like you can. ———– Today’s Speakpipe message is from Scott Wilson, who was also a guest back on MakeYourSomedayToday.com/ScottWilson, back in June of 2014. This question threw me for a loop. It required a fair bit of introspection, but I think that was an exercise of great value. That introspective look resulted in an honest dicussion of what I did right, and what I should have done. Realizing the missed opportunities of the past helps me understand the important of acting now! What are YOUR hurdles? Tell Scott what you think of his question in the show notes. ———– My favorite book is Time Enough For Love, by Robert Heinlein. I reference a quote from the main character of that book, Lazarus Long. If you want to read the greatest of Heinlein’s works (in my opinion) read this. I’ve had the book since 1986 when a friend gave it to me, and I’ve read it annually. I always pick up something new. It is science fiction, science fantasy, hard science, history, cowboy western, romance, and time travel combined into a flowing narrative that add social commentary and satire (so prevalent in the non-politically-correct 1970’s when this was written.) I also reference a song my one of the greats, Frank Sinatra, “My Way”. I don’t listen to a lot of Sinatra, but this song speaks to me. I listen to this when I need a reminder that I am the only me who exists. Only I can do what I can do, in the way I do it. I may not be the best, and I may fail, but only I can do things “my way.” ———————— Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voiceover work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog. Links within these show notes may be Affiliate links, meaning that I may receive a small commission when readers click on them and then purchase something. This does not increase your cost at all, but it does help me cover some of the cost associated with this podcast.
Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voiceover work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. You can also read his really nice, contemplative blog. One of Matt’s early jobs was working for Pizza Express a chain go restaurants across the UK, as well as across Europe, Hong Kong, India and the Middle East. That is where he developed his love of pizza and Peroni beer. Matt enjoys autobiographies, most recently that of Lee Evans’ “Life of Lee”: Matt tells us that Lee Evans was in 1998’s “There Something About Mary” but personally, I found his role in the black comedy “Mousehunt” (1997, with Nathan Lane) to be brilliant! —————————————– Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Links within these show notes may be Affiliate links, meaning that I may receive a small commission when readers click on them and then purchase something. This does not increase your cost at all, but it does help me cover some of the cost associated with this podcast. Thanks!
Running toward a goal is great–it’s fun and sometimes easy–when you are making progress. Especially when you are making “Relentless Forward Progress” to use Tom Leddy’s phrase, our most recent guest on MYST 52. But what happens when you hit a pothole in the road and stumble? What happens when you stop making progress and maybe even begin to lose ground? When I was losing weight, I used LoseIt. (You can here more about LoseIt in several previous episodes: MYST 20 with Scott Wilson, MYST 8 with Steve Grant, MYST 26 with Jon Turnbull, MYST 6 with Cathy Aster, and MYST 12 with Whitney Klinkner.) A weight loss journey, like most goals, are not linear. That means they never travel in a straighline, with unbroken successes. You may need to pivot toward a new goal. That doesn’t mean you don’t necessarily need to quit your goal (although that is always an option) but maybe to you need to consider focusing on an interim goal for a while. Maybe you need to pause where you are current stuck and address other life issues. It may be that you need a completely new goal. My personal suggestion for the simplest (not necessarily easy, but definitely simple) is LoseIt Premium. Get Lose It! Premium ——————— This week’s SpeakPipe message is from Tosha, and she wants to know my secret for crispy baked chicken. She knows that in addition to being a registered nurse, health coach and motivational speaker, I am also a chef and I have a food blog related to this podcast. Crispy breaded chicken is easy. Simply bread it and deep fry it. But Tosha is looking for a healthier version, which requires baking it. I tried several versions, and found that the secret ingredient is Panko Bread crumbs. In both versions, I used a buttermilk wash and seasoned flour. I baked the chicken on a cooking rack to allow airflow around the chicken, but the pieces that were given a second coating with panko turned out demonstrably crisper and crunchier. These pieces had a crisp and satisfying crunch and that contributed to the excellent flavor. This was very flavorful, but lacked the crunch. The specific details: I seasoned the flour with onion and garlic powder, black pepper and sage. My wash was buttermilk. The flour-only version was dipped in buttermilk and rolled in flour. The panko version was rolled in flour first, then dipped in buttermilk and coated in panko. Bake on a cooking rack in another shallow pan (I used a 10x15in jelly roll pan) at 425F/225C for 15 minutes, then 375/190C for 30-35 minutes or until the internal temp is 165F/74C. —————————————– Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voiceover work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And
Tom Leddy works for a beer company (I’m not going to specify, since he didn’t in the show) as a “problem-solver.” But he had his own problem. He couldn’t bend over to tie his shoes. In high school, he was an athlete. But college taught him the joys–and side effects–of excessive living, and his athletic past was erased. He knew he needed to change. And he started running. He has a goal of running a marathon in every state, and on every continent. Follow his progress and reads his thoughtful posts on his blog Runs and Places. This was after his first marathon in Tanzania: Tom recommends this book: —————————————– Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voiceover work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog. Links within these show notes may be Affiliate links, meaning that I may receive a small commission when readers click on them and then purchase something. This does not increase your cost at all, but it does help me cover some of the cost associated with this podcast. Thanks!
What is “success”? You can’t hold it. You can’t take a picture of it. You can get an award for achieving it, but “it” is vague. Success is a state of mind. It is an idea, a goal, a movement. It is growth. And none of those are physical things. But Kara Counard also suggests that we need to change how we view success. We ALL achieve success, every day, but what Kara calls a success, others might consider a failure, and still others may think it to be an unachievable dream. So, what do we need to change so that we can all earn our success, and still be happy when we see others who have more, and others who have less? How can everyone be successful when definite boundaries and strata exist in life? Kara suggests and idea and I expand on it. Kara was our guest in MYST 30, published on July 14, 2014. If you want to hear here complete interview (and her asolutely fascinating life story, you can listen here. That show is the most-listened to show in the past 14 weeks! Then, Paul from Whitelaw, Wisconsin, sent a message on my Speakpipe message system that everyone can completely understand: “How do you get back on track to your goal, when you experience a complete breakdown, related to poor choices?” Paul is refering to a weightloss goal, and a weekend of excessive consumption, but my answer goes beyond dietary changes and will help everyone regain their footing. —————————————– Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voiceover work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+. And you can read his really nice, contemplative blog. Links within these show notes may be Affiliate links, meaning that I may receive a small commission when readers click on them and then purchase something. This does not increase your cost at all, but it does help me cover some of the cost associated with this podcast. Thanks! —————————————— You can see more of Kara’s work at her website. More Information on Kara’s “Day in the Life” sessions. Information on her Honoring Elders project, and another article about that project is here. Listen to Kara and her Women Over 90 exhibit on Wisconsin Public Radio and a YouTube video on the same project. Watch her on WTMJ’s “The Morning Blend”.
Me Welcome to a milestone! This is EPISODE 50! Wow! I am honored that you listen to my guests and me. The fact that I have been doing this since April 9 and still have an increasing listenership, I experience a feeling of unreality almost every day. Thank you. Thank you for listening to me and my guests. And thank you for reading these notes. I hope you find something useful in every episode. and I hope that you visit my guests’–no, my FRIEND’S–pages and products. They work hard to help everyone else, as do I. You do the same. My fervent hope is that everyone in this circle of success–you, my guests, and me–enjoy growth and benefit from my work here. 10. Ani Alexander: Be yourself! Ani was my guest on Episode 38. Ani is (as of today) the only podcaster based in Armenia. As such, she is the “Number One Armenian Podcast for 2014!” Her podcast, Write 2B Read is a great show, if you are interested in the art of writing, and especially if you have ever considered writing a book. Ani’s books on Amazon: Ani tweets @Ani_LifeProb 9. Alastair McDermott: Everyone is afraid! Alastair was my guest on Episode 40. He is an engineer at heart, but he is also able to talk to people, to help people see their options and to take action! Earlier this year, he, his girlfriend Anne-Marie and over 2-3000 other riders hopped on their bicycles and rode around Ireland, in a “Cycle Against Suicide” ride. He rode it, without prior training. Are you this committed to an idea? Could you do this? You can reach Alastair by email firstname.lastname@example.org His company is www.websitedoctor.com On Twitter he is @WebsiteDoctor and on Facebook fb/WebsiteDoc 8. Brian Dunning: Consistancy and dedication! I LOVE listening to the Skeptoid podcast and have listened to every episode, all 432 of them. As a Registered Nurse–and a self-admitted science nerd–I love that Skeptoid produces a weekly show that investigate commonly held beliefs and then subjects them to scientific scrutiny. Even better, Skeptoid.com provides a complete transcript and a list of references of the evidence used in the show. He doesn’t just say “This is X” but rather “This is X, and here is the evidence supporting that statement, along with contradicting evidence.” And then he lists the references. It is a 100% listener-funded show. No sponsors, no affiliate links (which is something that I do here, to be honest) and no other marketing. I am a sponsor of the show, because I believe that he provides value and a good service, even if sometimes his evidence runs contrary to my beliefs. That is okay!
Tony Sherman’s son said the quote that opened this Trevitorial, and it is important: “It’s my fault, because if it’s my fault, I own it and it gives me the power to change it. If it’s their fault, I have to wait for them to do something. I always make it my fault.” That is a powerful concept which will define your internal strength and demonstrate your personal honor and self-confidence. ———————– We didn’t have a Speakpipe message this week, but I did receive this email message. (I removed identifying names and labels for privacy.) Her email is this: Coach T: “Why are those last 10-15 lbs the hardest to lose?” My weight is on the higher range of “normal” but I’d like to be in the center of “normal” and I’ve tried everything from low carb diets to food combining approaches. Nothing seems to work. My age is also 51 and I’m perimenopausal. Any ideas for me? Beth from Green Bay. My eight (yes, eight!) tips are detailed in the show, but can be summarized: * Slow down–try to lose slower * Eat the right amount of food * Move more * Remove one commonly eaten food from your diet for 28 days * Stop eating in restaurants/cook at home * Limit your sodium to 1500mg a day * Stop eating lowfat/no fat foods * Start building muscle with moderate weight training We Introduce A New Feature! This week’s Recipe: Grown Up S’Mores * Soft Sugar Cookies * Marshmallow cream * Nocciolata Weight Loss Tools and Tips in This Episode: I swear by Lose It! It is the first time I was able to lose weight, and more importantly, keep it off! Get Lose It! Premium because it works. There are many activity trackers and heart rate monitors that are on the market. They all have their separate advantages and disadvantages. I really recommend that you use something to give you an accurate measurement of your daily activity. You’re just steps away from better fitness. Try Fitbit now. My recipe blog is here and had 150+ recipes, with detailed step by step instructions and pictures that I took in my kitchen. In doing that blog, I discovered that food photographers are incredible artists. And don’t forget, sign up for the Varsity Squad. When I send you the welcome email, respond with your mailing address and the first three V.S. members who send me their mailing address will receive a single serving packet of Nocciolata Hazelnut Spread! —————————————– Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com Voiceover courtesy of Matt Young. Matt is a professional voiceover artist. If you have any need of voiceover work, for your podcast, radio spot, or whatever, you can reach Matt by a variety of methods. He is on LinkedIn. On Twitter. And Google+.