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Summary: 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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  • Artist: Catherine and Donald Wygal
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 Episode 192 – The Butterfly Shrimp Effect | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:07

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 Donald sought an ideal that they couldn’t maintain.  They would be “hard core” for a while and then snap back into old habits.  This week, the couple talk about the practical side of making health and fitness part of your life and how to finally stop setting yourself up for failure.  Plus, Catherine does The Charleston, Donald is a leaf blowing in the wind, and Calvin Coolidge rides a dinosaur. Join WOLT Place! Sign up for a 3-month membership in WOLT Place and get a complimentary 7-day trial or sign-up for a 30-day membership and get a complimentary 3-day trial. https://www.weonlylookthin.com/join-our-support-group/ Related Episodes of We Only Look Thin: Episode 191 – Ideal A Meal https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-191-ideal-a-meal/ Episode 76 – Pairing is Caring https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-76-pairing-is-caring/ Episode 174 – Spoon Man https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-174-spoon-man/ Episode 47 – Comin’ In Hot https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-47-comin-in-hot/ Share Tweet Share

 Episode 191 – Ideal A Meal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:36

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 if they couldn’t go to a gym 6 days a week and eat the “perfect” diet, that they might as well not get any movement and eat mostly indulgent treats.  Shockingly, that approach didn’t go well.  We have an idea that if we can’t be our ideal selves, that we should do nothing at all.  This week, the couple try to dispel that myth and give you some tips on how to stop trying to be perfect and start working toward your health and fitness goals.  Plus, Catherine puts the Rum in Rumspringa, Donald can’t stop talking about dragons, and this is the best podcast since sliced bread. Join WOLT Place! Sign up for a 3-month membership in WOLT Place and get a complimentary 7-day trial or sign-up for a 30-day membership and get a complimentary 3-day trial. https://www.weonlylookthin.com/join-our-support-group/   Share Tweet Share

 Episode 190 – Leaps and Boundaries | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:01

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 goal weight is about so much more than just being on the right plan.  Mindset plays a huge role in the process and part of that is setting boundaries in your life.  Telling people what you need can be difficult, but not doing that can lead to resentment and revenge eating.  Being prepared with the tools to set boundaries can prevent this vicious cycle.  Plus, Catherine is working her way back to you, Donald has issues with mind-reading, and marriage is a pre-existing condition. Join WOLT Place! Sign up for a 3-month membership in WOLT Place and get a complimentary 7-day trial or sign-up for a 30-day membership and get a complimentary 3-day trial. https://www.weonlylookthin.com/join-our-support-group/ Related Episodes of We Only Look Thin: Episode 188 – Say Yes to the Stress https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-188-say-yes-to-the-stress/ Episode 189 – Doctor Know https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-189-doctor-know/ Episode 69 – Dog the Boundary Hunter https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-69-dog-the-boundary-hunter/ Share Tweet Share

 Episode 189 – Doctor Know | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:02

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 you thought there wasn’t any more to say on the subject, we super-sized it.  This week, we give you some examples of what healthy boundaries look like and ask you to think about what’s really upsetting you when your boundaries are crossed.  With some investigation and insight, you might be able to handle a future situation in a way that makes you feel respected and equal instead of in a way that makes you want to revenge eat.  Plus, Catherine goes into witness protection, Donald gets uncomfortable, and the couple talks a lot about Kathy Bates. Join WOLT Place! Sign up for a 3-month membership in WOLT Place and get a complimentary 7-day trial or sign-up for a 30-day membership and get a complimentary 3-day trial. https://www.weonlylookthin.com/join-our-support-group/ The Lazy Genius: https://www.thelazygeniuscollective.com/ Related Episodes of We Only Look Thin: Episode 188 – Say Yes to the Stress https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-188-say-yes-to-the-stress/ Episode 69 – Dog the Boundary Hunter https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-69-dog-the-boundary-hunter/ Share Tweet Share

 Episode 188 – Say Yes to the Stress | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:13

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 days go by? When you say “yes” to something, you might also be saying “no” to something else. That “something else”, might be your own health and fitness. Is your emotional eating about unmet boundaries? This week, Catherine and Donald discuss types of boundaries and how setting them are important for reaching your weight loss and fitness goals. Plus, Catherine doesn’t have the right recipes, Donald helps you find a band name, and the couple rock the boat. Join WOLT Place! Sign up for a 3-month membership in WOLT Place and get a complimentary 7-day trial or sign-up for a 30-day membership and get a complimentary 3-day trial. https://www.weonlylookthin.com/join-our-support-group/ Rock The Boat in Ireland (doesn’t really kick in until the 30 second mark): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHfd4crYAdk Related Episodes of We Only Look Thin: Episode 174 – Spoon Man https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-174-spoon-man/ Episode 69 – Dog the Boundary Hunter https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-69-dog-the-boundary-hunter/   Share Tweet Share

 Episode 187 – Back to the Future You | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:02

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 and Catherine can relate.  This week, the couple look towards the future and practicing habits so that you can achieve your health and fitness goals.  You become the person you want to be by doing the things that that person does.  Plus, Catherine sits on a throne of smugness, Donald gives an emotional 57 seconds, and it turns out 5 minutes is less than 30 minutes. Join WOLT Place! Sign up for a 3-month membership in WOLT Place and get a complimentary 7-day trial or sign-up for a 30-day membership and get a complimentary 3-day trial. https://www.weonlylookthin.com/join-our-support-group/ Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VFIBDr Related Episodes of We Only Look Thin: Episode 37 – The Motivation Bus https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-37-the-motivation-bus/ Episode 84 – Failure is Feedback – Part 1 https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-84-failure-is-feedback-part-1/ Episode 85 – Failure is Feedback part 2 https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-85-failure-is-feedback-part-2/ Episode 184 – Thinbox Hero https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-184-thinbox-hero/ Share Tweet Share

 Episode 186 – Begin Again, Again | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:50

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 began to dream you were a light switch?  Catherine and Donald have been there too.  This week, the couple ask you to look back on your past success and ask yourself why it didn’t last?  What changed?  Was that plan really right for you? Plus, Catherine chainsaws nature, Donald says words, and no one knows what a soba noodle is. Join WOLT Place! Sign up for a 3-month membership in WOLT Place and get a complimentary 7-day trial or sign-up for a 30-day membership and get a complimentary 3-day trial. https://www.weonlylookthin.com/join-our-support-group/ Related Episodes of We Only Look Thin: Episode 47 – Comin’ In Hot https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-47-comin-in-hot/ Episode 26 – Breaking Bad https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-26-breaking-bad/ Episode 144 – Electric Backslide – Part 1 https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-144-electric-backslide-part-1/ Episode 145 – Electric Backslide – Part 2 https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-145-electric-backslide-part-2/ Episode 44 – Canary In A Coal Mine https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-44-canary-in-a-coal-mine/ Episode 84 – Failure is Feedback – Part 1 https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-84-failure-is-feedback-part-1/ Episode 85 – Failure is Feedback part 2 https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-85-failure-is-feedback-part-2/ Share Tweet Share

 Episode 185 – You Are What You N.E.A.T. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:56

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 an hour or two — and then sitting the rest of the time, may add up to doing more harm than good.  This week, the WOLT couple talk about the benefits of all your movement and how to make it a part of your entire day.  Plus, Donald gets sent into a rage spiral, Catherine eats all the watermelon, and Looking like a Muppet is an added benefit. Join WOLT Place! Sign up for a 3-month membership in WOLT Place and get a complimentary 7-day trial or sign-up for a 30-day membership and get a complimentary 3-day trial. https://www.weonlylookthin.com/join-our-support-group/ Silver Sneakers on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSilverSneakers The Great Space Coaster Theme Song on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dddm5bQeKvg All The Studies and Articles Mentioned in the Episode: Annals of Internal Medicine – Sedentary Time and It’s Association with Disease…: https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M14-1651 Openfit – How Good Is Walking Really: https://www.openfit.com/is-walking-good-exercise Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory – Walking vs running for hypertension, cholesterol, & diabetes risk reduction https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4067492/ National Library of Medicine – A single session of moderate intensity walking increases brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the chronic post-stroke patients https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29078742/ Experimental effects of brief, single bouts of walking and meditation on mood profile in young adults https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6064756/ Key characteristics of walking correlate with bone density in individuals with chronic stroke https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16680613/ Walking Can Help You Lose Weight: https://www.openfit.com/can-walking-help-you-lose-weight Walking Can Help Control Blook Sugar: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3781561/ Related Episodes of We Only Look Thin: Episode 131 – The Knights Who Say N.E.A.T. https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-131-the-knights-who-say-n-e-a-t/ Episode 140 – The Game’s Afoot! https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-140-the-games-afoot/ Episode 68 – Getting Started Part 3 – One Step Beyond https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-68-getting-started-part-3-one-step-beyond/ Share Tweet Share

 Episode 184 – Thinbox Hero | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:45

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 the wrong things.  This week, Catherine and Donald talk about not giving all of our energy to the habits that won’t really get you to your goals.  Figuring out that motion does not always equal action, can help you go from Thinbox Zero to Thinbox Hero.  Plus, Catherine can make a bed in 5 seconds, Donald gets giddy with glee, and the couple are people who look like people. Join WOLT Place! Sign up for a 3-month membership in WOLT Place and get a complimentary 7-day trial or sign-up for a 30-day membership and get a complimentary 3-day trial. https://www.weonlylookthin.com/join-our-support-group/ Check out part one here: Episode 183 – Thinbox Zero https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-183-thinbox-zero/ Share Tweet Share

 Episode 183 – Thinbox Zero | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:36

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 nirvana, but has any top business leader ever attributed their success to keeping their email inbox empty?  In the same way with weight loss and fitness, people can put all their attention on particular habits while ignoring others.  Are you focusing on the wrong thing?  This week, Catherine and Donald ask you to look at what your priority is and decide if it’s really what’s going to move your weight loss and fitness needle.  Just because you have intention, doesn’t mean that you are taking any action.  Plus, Donald stays up all night, Catherine is a boot scooter, and the couple tell you how to turn that white knuckle into a normal colored knuckle. Join WOLT Place! Sign up for a 3-month membership in WOLT Place and get a complimentary 7-day trial or sign-up for a 30-day membership and get a complimentary 3-day trial. https://www.weonlylookthin.com/join-our-support-group/ A Related Episode of We Only Look Thin: Episode 86 – Wake Me up When September Ends https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-86-wake-me-up-when-september-ends/   Share Tweet Share

 Episode 182 – Gone in 60 Seconds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:42

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 keep “just happening” to drive past that fast-food restaurant that you can’t resist?  Are you “accidentally” putting treats in the front seat next to you when you buy groceries?  Catherine and Donald have both been there.  This week, the couple talk about all the ways in which they used their cars to sabotage their eating habits and they help you learn from their mistakes.   You can make your relationship with food and your vehicle a healthy one with the right mindset and planning.  Plus, Catherine asks what a car is, Donald has a telltale plastic triangle on his seat, and are you a victim of your haunted vehicle?  Listen to find out. Join WOLT Place! Sign up for a 3-month membership in WOLT Place and get a complimentary 7-day trial or sign-up for a 30-day membership and get a complimentary 3-day trial. https://www.weonlylookthin.com/join-our-support-group/   Share Tweet Share

 Episode 181 – Roads Scholar | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:32

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 on a road.  If you have taken one of these “Road Trips”, you may have found it difficult to stay on your fitness and weight loss plan.  You may even have used the trip as an excuse not to.  This week, Catherine and Donald take you through ways in which you can go on that road trip and be proud of your choices afterwards.  You have the opportunity to take agency for your actions, plan ahead, and set yourself up for success.  Plus, Catherine tamps it down and cages it up, no one is more surprised by today’s topic than Donald, and the couple rehearse all of their banter. Join WOLT Place! Sign up for a 3-month membership in WOLT Place and get a complimentary 7-day trial or sign-up for a 30-day membership and get a complimentary 3-day trial. https://www.weonlylookthin.com/join-our-support-group/ Share Tweet Share

 Episode 180 – Full House | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:40

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 might think that these visits are the perfect excuse to stop burning calories and eat all the food.  This week, Catherine and Donald show you that you are oh, so wrong.  The couple relay strategies that will give you the edge to stay on your health and fitness plan even when other people are involved. Plus, Donald gets loosey-goosey, Catherine won’t even pretend to be exciting, and the couple like talking on their couch. Join WOLT Place! Sign up for a 3-month membership in WOLT Place and get a complimentary 7-day trial or sign-up for a 30-day membership and get a complimentary 3-day trial. https://www.weonlylookthin.com/join-our-support-group/ Related episodes of We Only Look Thin: Episode 34 – What to Expect When You’re Expecting Company https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-34-what-to-expect-when-youre-expecting-company/ Episode 33 – 365 Surprises https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-33-365-surprises/ Episode 19 – Sisterhood of the Traveling Hot Dog Warmer https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-19-sisterhood-of-the-traveling-hot-dog-warmer/   Share Tweet Share

 Episode 179 – The Snacksidental Tourist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:31

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 open up for travel, Catherine and Donald present strategies and tips for sticking to your fitness and weight-loss plan, or at least for limiting the damage, while getting away from it all.    You have the opportunity as a grownup who puts food in your own mouth to make choices that you are proud of.  Plus, Catherine gets fancy and DOESN’T use paper plates, Donald might be a robot, and no one knows if there’s butter at Knott’s Berry Farm. Join WOLT Place! Sign up for a 3-month membership in WOLT Place and get a complimentary 7-day trial or sign-up for a 30-day membership and get a complimentary 3-day trial. https://www.weonlylookthin.com/join-our-support-group/ Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg on Amazon https://amzn.to/3veR0JZ Episode 33 – 365 Surprises https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-33-365-surprises/ Episode 19 – Sisterhood of the Traveling Hot Dog Warmer https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-19-sisterhood-of-the-traveling-hot-dog-warmer/ Share Tweet Share

 Episode 178 – I Know What You Ate Last Summer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:47

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 your Summer (in the Northern Hemisphere at least) and plan ahead for weight loss and fitness success.  Don’t use all of the “special” summer occasions coming up as an excuse to eat like Donald and Catherine did for years and years.  Is your calendar in alignment with your overall health and fitness goals?  Plus, Catherine saves a lot of time by using abbreviations, Donald gets serious and talks like a robot, and the couple stays together out of spite. Join WOLT Place! Sign up for a 3-month membership in WOLT Place and get a complimentary 7-day trial or sign-up for a 30-day membership and get a complimentary 3-day trial. https://www.weonlylookthin.com/join-our-support-group/ A Related Episode of We Only Look Thin: Episode 33 – 365 Surprises https://www.weonlylookthin.com/episode-33-365-surprises/   Share Tweet Share

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