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Dear kind folks who listened to 2FC,

Our humble apologies for not updating you earlier! We had hoped to synchronise microphones again but with work, cross-country moves and a geriatric laptop that now refuses to edit audio here in Scotland, we haven’t been able to make it happen yet.

That said… we love love love yammering together so really do hope to create something together again in the future.

If you’d like to keep in touch with us to find out about our latest shenanigans:

Thank you gazillions for all your fantastic support, emails and news over the years. We hope to see you around the web!

Episode 28 – Five Things

On July 1 we decided to do an episode for August 1 called Five Things – in which we’d come up with five fun things to do in the remaining five months of 2011. But we didn’t record until September 1, and it took me two months to get around to the editing. So it’s now November 1 and there’s only two months left in the year!

So today we belatedly present Five Things, three months late.

My humble apologies for some recording dodginess – we lost our Skype connection so had to switch Carla to the phone, and my microphone has not been playing ball. Can you tell we’ve been a little frazzled round here lately!? But what this episode lacks in finesse it makes up for with love and enthusiasm ;)

A huge thanks to our special guest bloggers who provided their own Fives:

Here’s how to listen:

 

Huge thanks for today’s Blogger News stars:

Today’s outro tune is These Things Take Time by The Smiths. But three months between episodes? Really now!

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Dearly Beloved 2FC Listeners!

We recorded a new episode for you… at the end of August. I am halfway through editing it! I swear it will be up by 1 November OR BUST. Life has been a bit shambolic on the Scotland side of the microphone but as soon as my dear Mothership heads back to Australia I will get those edits finished and get the (now very untimely) episode online.

If there is anyone still out there… thank you for listening. You're all legends :)

Episode 27 – Kettlebells and Kindness

We’re back after a looooong absence. Thanks for sticking around!

Annoyingly life and work keep getting in the way of podcasting lately, so we’re going to experiment with a monthly schedule. We’re now planning to post a new episode on the 1st of the month.

Today we talk about finally meeting in person (woohoo!) at the Fitbloggin conference and talk about our Baltimore experience. Then we move on to the main topic Kettlebells and Kindness, with our special guest Karen Anderson of Before & After: A Real Life Story.

We chatted to Karen about:

  • her path to self-acceptance
  • her groovy Mirror Exercise for boosting body image
  • how she discovered the joys of kettlebells
  • her new book AFTER the Before & After

Here’s how to listen:

Links mentioned in the episode:

Huge thanks for today’s Blogger News stars:

Today’s outro tune is Ring My Bell by Mix Master Chris.

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Many thanks for tuning in!

Episode 26 – Lynn and the Art of Weight Maintenance

  We’ve had many requests for an episode about weight maintenance and we’re happy to report that we’ve finally delivered the goods!

Maintenance is a topic that I (Shauna) have wanted to cover for a long time. I’ve written a lot on my blog about my efforts to understand how and why my own maintenance efforts went off the rails. A big help in moving forward again has been studying successful maintainers and trying to figure out what the heck makes them so successful. One woman in particular has been wonderfully inspiring and insightful and both Carla and I are so excited that she’s our guest today.

Lynn Haraldson is a freelance writer living in Pittsburgh, originally from Minnesota. Lynn lost 168 pounds using Weight Watchers Online and has successfully maintained for 4 years. She has blogged about her journey on her blog Lynn’s Weigh and also co-authors a maintenance blog called Refuse to Regain with Barbara Berkeley, M.D., an internist specializing in obesity. Lynn has had numerous television appearances including the Today Show, Entertainment Tonight and Oprah!

We chatted to Lynn about:

  • The ups and downs of her maintenance
  • How she knew “this time was different”
  • Why maintenance is about vigilance
  • Weight loss and identity
  • The joys and pressures of blogging about your weight
  • What it was like being on OPRAH!

A wee warning – I had the computer volume a wee bit too loud when I recorded so my voice is a little distorted in places. Sorry about that!

Here’s how to listen:

Three cheers for today’s Blogger News stars:

Other links mentioned in the episode:

Today’s outro tune is The Long And Winding Road by The Beatles coz that’s the best thing I could think of to illustrate the topic of maintenance, which is indeed a long and winding road.

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Thank you for tuning in!

Chocolate & Vicodin winner

Congratulations to Robyne of Indiana who won the Jennette Fulda "Chocolate & Vicodin" book giveaway last month. She has already received her prize. Our humble apologies for not posting this news sooner!

Back next week…

Sorry about the silence, folks! After an unplanned break due to scheduling madness and technical mixups, we've finally recorded Episode 26. Next step is the edits then we'll post it next Monday 18 April. We really think this episode is worth the wait…

May you have a wonderful week!

Episode 25 – When Staying Healthy Is A Pain

From injuries, illness to chronic pain, today we’re talking about the struggles of staying healthy when circumstances get difficult.

As well as a brand-spanking new acronym from Carla, we also have a very special guest today. Jennette Fulda is the author of  Chocolate & Vicodin (of which you could win a copy – read on!)

Her memoir chronicles the story of a headache like no other:

Jennette Fulda went to bed on February 17, 2008, with a headache, and more than three years later, it still hasn’t gone away. Yes, she’s tried everything: intravenous drugs, chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, subliminal messaging, marijuana (for medical purposes only), heavy drinking (which just made it hurt more), and lots and lots of chocolate.

In this painfully honest, smart, and funny memoir, the popular PastaQueen.com blogger who chronicled her nearly two hundred pound weight loss in Half-Assed shares her incredible journey to find relief from a chronic headache. As she visits countless doctors, indulges all manner of unsolicited advice from the Internet, and investigates every possible cause, from a brain tumor to a dead twin living in her brain, Jennette considers what it means to suffer, how to live with pain, and why the best treatment might be the simplest: laughter.”

With her trademark grace and humour, Jennette talks to us about her headache experience, how it’s changed her life and offers some great tips on coping with chronic pain.

Here’s how to listen:

Thanks Sandrelle for your question and thanks to our Blogger News informants:

A huge thanks to Jennette Fulda for joining us today. Chocolate & Vicodin is OUT NOW in book stores! Find out more on her website.

We both absolutely LOVED the heck of this book so we’re dead excited to announce we have a copy away to give away to a Two Fit Chicks listener, courtesy of Jennette Fulda . To enter, please leave a comment on this post. Entries close Monday 14 March. Winner will be drawn at random.

Today’s outro tune is Headache by Frank Black.

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Thank you for tuning in, you lovely people!

Episode 24 – Your Questions Answered IV

Happy Valentines lovely listeners! We present to you in a heart-shaped box a new episode entitled Your Questions Answered Part IV.

(Shauna refers to it as Part V throughout the episode, but let’s just ignore her counting issues!)

Today’s questions:

  • How did Carla lose her 40 pounds?
  • Fat Burning Zone v Cardio Zone – WTF?
  • How do you choose guests for the podcast?
  • Should I have weight loss surgery?

Our special guest is Jennifer Joyner, author of Designated Fat Girl: A Memoir, who kindly helps us out with the weight loss surgery question. Jennifer had gastric bypass surgery two years ago and is very open, heartfelt and candid with us about the ups and downs of her experience. She also has a really great accent, so don’t miss this one!

Here’s how to listen:

 

Big thanks to our Blogger News informants:

And thank you to our question ask-ers and our special guest Jennifer Joyner. You can visit her website, find her on Twitter or peek inside her memoir Designated Fat Girl over on Amazon.

Today’s outro tune is Tell Me Why by The Beatles, as it was getting late and Shauna was struggling to think of a song that had a Question or an Answer in it. And also because she’s been on a total Beatle bender lately!

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As always, thank you for tuning in.