Tuesday, July 02, 2013
I grew up in a radio family, my dad an engineer before starting his own recording studio, much of his work there producing radio commercials and syndicated content. And as it happens I like old time radio as well, everything from Phillip Marlowe to The Adventures of Superman. Audio podcasts are therefore a natural for me, my portable mp3 players prized possessions.
There are a number of weight loss and healthy living podcasts out there, many of them free on iTunes. I have probably listened to nearly 2,000 of them to date, often while working at my desk job.
Podcasting is harder work than most might realize, and almost all burn out or slow way down after a time. So I was happy to see that one of my earliest discoveries whom I mentioned yesterday has now resumed, Renee Stephens of "Inside Out Weight Loss" on the Personal Life Media site. A hypnotherapist by day, she began podcasting in 2007, and is now up to episode 239. She condensed this considerable volume of work into a recent book, "Full-Filled" which I bought, but if you have the time, you can learn her ways best via the podcasts. Think of it as a super-sized audio book.
Stephens first showed me, convinced me in fact, that successful weight loss has to start in the head, with a conscious rethinking of what we really want - subconsciously. As she says, you say you want to lose weight, you start off gung ho, but inevitably that diet fails you somehow. You have to realize that at some level, being heavy works for you. You then have to work at finding out why, getting your subconscious and conscious minds on the same page, not conducting a continual tug of war.
As with all my web and media references, I've given you enough to Google your way there without a link. So if this intrigues you, find her sites, and listen to episode 000, the prolog where she tells of her own struggles with weight loss. Believe me, she's been on many of the same journeys we have.