Podcast: MiM #46 Interview with Tommy Tomlinson author of ‘The Elephant in the Room’

“I weigh 460 pounds.

Those are the hardest words I’ve ever had to write. Nobody knows that number – not my wife, not my doctor, not my closest friends. It feels like confessing a crime…”*

In this episode I interview Tommy Tomlinson, award-winning journalist and author of the memoir The Elephant In the Room, about life as an overweight man in a growing America.

He is also the host of the podcast “SouthBound” in partnership with WFAE, Charlotte’s NPR station.

He has written for publications including Esquire, ESPN the Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Garden & Gun, and many others. He spent 23 years as a reporter and local columnist for the Charlotte Observer, where he was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in commentary. His stories have been chosen twice for the “Best American Sports Writing” series (2012 and 2015) and he also appears in the anthology “America’s Best Newspaper Writing.”

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Video: https://youtu.be/H04d7PZumDc

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*emphasis added

Podcast: MiM #45 Diets and Surgery and Programs, Oh My!

In this episode I talk about my experience with various diets, weight loss programs, and looking into bariatric surgery and why I ultimately decided to do it on my own.

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Podcast: MiM #44 Managing STRESS

Whether we like it or not, stress is unavoidable. We know there is both good and bad stress and how you handle the latter is key to how it affects you. Long-term stress can damage your health, but there are things you can do to help reduce the effect it has on your mind and body. Today I talk about some of the things I have done which have been effective in helping reduce the impact stress has had in my life.

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Listen here: https://anchor.fm/mikeinspiresme/episodes/MiM-44-Managing-Stress-e154mt0

Podcast: MiM #43 Weight Loss – What You Do After Matters Most

It’s well-known that many who lose weight gain it back. In this episode I share some of my observations and personal experience with this issue, and what can be done to sustain your weight loss.

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Listen here: https://anchor.fm/mikeinspiresme/episodes/MiM-43-Weight-Loss—What-You-Do-After-Matters-Most-e14t01p

Podcast: MiM #42 Trapped in A DIET PRISON!

According to Boston Medical, “An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, and Americans spend $33 billion each year on weight loss products. Yet, nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese.” Today I talk about my experience with dieting, having an eating disorder, and what I have found to be best for my health.

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Listen here: https://anchor.fm/mikeinspiresme/episodes/MiM-42-Trapped-in-A-DIET-PRISON-e14e9s5

Podcast: MiM #41 Walk Away Your Troubles

Walking is one of the most health beneficial activities we can do. It not only improves your physical wellbeing, but your mental health as well. Some doctors are now prescribing hiking to help in the treatment of chronic health conditions. In this episode we’ll take a ‘Hike with Mike’ through my personal experiences with the benefits of walking.

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Listen here: https://anchor.fm/mikeinspiresme/episodes/MiM-41-Walk-Away-Your-Troubles-e145cc3

Podcast: MiM #40 What’s Eating You?

Why is it so hard for some people to stick to a healthier lifestyle? Did you ever wonder why despite knowing what we should eat we still end up over-indulging in those things that are not so good for us? Today I explore some of the reasons why we struggle with these things and my tips for a healthy balance.

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Listen here: https://anchor.fm/mikeinspiresme/episodes/MiM-40-Whats-Eating-You-e13l0gm

Podcast: MiM #39 Whatcha Waiting For?

There are many things in our lives that we tell ourselves or know we ‘should’ do – why do we never get around to them, or start but do not continue? Today I explore the reasons we may delay or put off those things and why it is important to take charge before it’s too late.

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Listen here: https://anchor.fm/mikeinspiresme/episodes/MiM-39-Whatcha-Waiting-For-e13fkav

Podcast: MiM #38 Something’s Better Than Nothing!

In this episode I discuss my philosophy on how making a small effort to improve your health is better than no effort at all. Often, people become overwhelmed and discouraged by their perceived effort of what they need to do. Small efforts add up to bigger results over time.

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Listen here: https://anchor.fm/mikeinspiresme/episodes/MiM-38-Somethings-Better-Than-Nothing-e132mqa

Podcast: MiM #37 The Secret To Losing 200 Pounds

By far one of the most asked questions about my 200 pound weight loss is, “What’s Your Secret?”. Today I talk about what that ‘secret’ is and why what I did was important to my success.

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Listen here: https://anchor.fm/mikeinspiresme/episodes/Podcast-MiM-37-The-Secret-To-Losing-200-Pounds-e12l9os