Renew Show Update: Canceling Live Shows

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Renew Show Cancelled

Due to a number of reasons, we have decided to stop airing live broadcasts every week. The Renew Show started as a concept in my mind more than 3 years ago, and became a reality over 2 years ago!During that time we have published 180 videos and done about 80 live broadcasts.

I feel as though the original intention of the show has been fulfilled (as much as 1 hour a week could) – to bring together various “pockets” of the weight loss community so that we all could benefit from the stories, struggles, victories, and mental battles that we all go through. Rather than forming clicks and gravitating to people who share the exact same story and method of weight loss, the viewers, guests, and hosts of the Renew Show have come from all walks of life and from practically every weight loss plan, method, surgery, and fitness regime in order to form a large support group that allows us to learn and pull from each other.

As I stated above, there were a number a reasons that lead to us deciding to end the show now; and the fact that each host has increased responsibilities outside of the show serves as a great confirmation of this decision. I go into detail about these reasons in the video that I just published (click below to watch):

All Is Not Lost

As I stated in the video, this doesn’t mean that the show will die or that we will no longer be around; we are just going away from sitting in front of our cameras every Tuesday night. We still plan to publish videos – both topics and interviews – every Tuesday evening at 9PM est, but most of them won’t be live.

Ideas For Future Shows?

Since the vast majority of the shows that we publish will be pre-recorded, that actually gives us more freedom in what we can do.

Do you have any ideas/requests for topics or interviews?

Is there anything that you would like us to tackle on the show that would have been nearly impossible in a live broadcast?

If so, then leave a comment below with your idea!

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Renew Show Episode 042 – 150lbs Down With No Gym Membership: Barbara Colon (Journey4AHealthierMe)

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Weight Loss Podcast Renew

Show Summary

In this episode, we interview Barbara “Barbie” Colon, who shares how she lost 150 pounds through diet and rigorous exercise!

Links (where applicable):

Barbara Colon – YouTube

Laurie Rittgers – YouTube

Rosemary Almgren – YouTube

Khaleef “Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet” Crumbley – YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

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In This Particular Episode, You Will Learn/Hear:

  • Why she often switches up her diet and exercise plan
  • What unusual thing pushed her to begin her journey
  • Wow her weight loss has affected and influenced her familial relationships
  • What type of youtube personality most influenced her journey?
  • What kind of mental challenges did she face in staying motivated?
  • How has her relationship changed since her weight loss?

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Renew Show Episode 041 – Weight Loss Surgery & Marriage: Interview with Nayva Ryan

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Weight Loss Podcast Renew

Show Summary

In this episode, we talk with Nayva Ryan, who tells us about her life before and after weight loss surgery. She lets us in on how it has affected her as a person, her marriage, and her outlook on life!

Links (where applicable):

Nayva Ryan – YouTube

Laurie Rittgers – YouTube

Rosemary Almgren – YouTube

Khaleef “Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet” Crumbley – YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

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In This Particular Episode, You Will Learn/Hear:

  • How her childhood and family life affected her weightloss
  • Why she opted to having surgery even though she lost almost 70 lbs waiting for approval for surgery
  • How has her marriage changed since the weight loss?
  • What does being an ‘adult’ mean now that she has experienced her transformation?
  • What other changes has she been experiencing and how has it affected her relationship with her husband?

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Renew Show Episode 040 – Weight Gain After Plastic Surgery: Interview with Belinda Ball

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Weight Loss Podcast Renew

Show Summary

In this episode, we talk with Belinda Ball who discusses her many up and downs with weight loss, as well as her significant weight gain after having plastic surgery!

Links (where applicable):

Belinda Ball – YouTube

Laurie Rittgers – YouTube

Rosemary Almgren – YouTube

Khaleef “Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet” Crumbley – YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

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In This Particular Episode, You Will Learn/Hear:

  • How is she able to be open and real, especially with things that make other people ashamed
  • Why did she choose to have plastic surgery before meeting her weight loss goal
  • What habit is she still having a hard time kicking
  • Is she still on disability after the weight loss
  • How does anxiety affect her eating habits
  • What two things she craves when she stresses
  • How she knew her weight loss surgery doctor was the right one for her

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Renew Show Episode 039 – Breaking Plateaus & Weight Loss Tools

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Weight Loss Podcast Renew

Show Summary

The hosts discuss different tips to breaking through weight loss plateaus. They also bust some weight loss myths and give some helpful tools to help reach weight loss goals!

Links (where applicable):

Laurie Rittgers – YouTube

Rosemary Almgren – YouTube

Khaleef “Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet” Crumbley – YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

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In This Particular Episode, You Will Learn/Hear:

  • The reasons people hit plateaus
  • The best ways you can overcome a plateau
  • The benefits of being precise
  • Can you lose weight in certain trouble areas?
  • Can cutting calories too low be detrimental to weight loss?
  • What kind of foods are slowing down your progress
  • Different apps and programs that are helpful for weight loss and fitness

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Renew Show Episode 038 – Eating on Plan Away From Home

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Weight Loss Podcast Renew

Show Summary

In this episode, the hosts discuss the difficulties of staying on track with eating when outside of the home. Whether at a party, or on vacation, they talk through ideas of how to do well in those circumstances!

Links (where applicable):

Laurie Rittgers – YouTube

Rosemary Almgren – YouTube

Khaleef “Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet” Crumbley – YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

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In This Particular Episode, You Will Learn/Hear:

  • The hosts tips to stay on track while away from home
  • Other social things you can do besides eating

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Celebrating 2 Years of Live Shows With Fun Stats

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2nd Anniversary

This week (February 19th, to be exact) we celebrated our 2-year anniversary for the show. I figured it would be fun to take a look at some of the stats and interesting figures behind the last 2 years:

Live Show Stats:

# of Shows – 75

# of Seasons – 5 (currently in 5th season)

YouTube Subscribers – 953

Total Views – 26,400

Total Minutes Watched – 281,712!

Comments (not counting via Google Plus) – 10,039

Likes – 1,646

Viewers – 22% Male, 78% Female

Podcast Info

Downloads – 2,215

Reached New & Noteworthy on iTunes in…

Health, Alternative Health, and Fitness & Nutrition!!

Social Media Stats:

Facebook Fans336

Twitter Followers164

Instagram Followers79

Top 5 Most Watched Interviews:

5) Episode 062 – Tamara Tyus (Getting My Life Back Now)

4) Episode 013 – Sarah Spano (Less of Sarah)

3) Episode 002 – Jumoke Hill (Jumoke TV Fitness)

2) Episode 047 – Jenni Burnett (JustaPhotoGirl) follow up interview

1) Episode 003 – Jenni Burnett (JustaPhotoGirl)

I want to thank everyone who has played a part in the success of the Renew Show! I have had 7 different co-hosts through the 5 seasons (including my wife!) and each one has brought something unique and useful to the table.

Also, if it weren’t for all of the people who were willing to come on as guests, the show would have stalled early on. I have to thank everyone who has helped to promote the show. Early on when Renew was (at least, to my knowledge) the only live weight loss show on YT, it grew in popularity because of all of you mentioning it in your weekly videos and sharing it across social media!

We have a lot of changes in store for the show in the very near future and we hope you can get excited about the future of the show.

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Renew Show Episode 037 – Staying Fit At 65 – Alfred & Connie Bailey

Podcast
Weight Loss Podcast Renew

Show Summary

In this episode, we talk to Alfred and Connie Bailey, who at nearly 110 years old combined are able to live a very fit and active lifestyle. Connie also talks about how weight loss surgery saved her life!

Links (where applicable):

Rob Reno – YouTube

Laurie Rittgers – YouTube

Rosemary Almgren – YouTube

Khaleef “Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet” Crumbley – YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

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In This Particular Episode, You Will Learn/Hear:

  • What was life for Connie like before WLS?
  • What role did the WLSFA play in Connie getting the gastric bypass
  • What was Alfred’s attitude towards his wife’s unhealthy lifestyle?
  • What are some tips for working through injury?
  • The importance of support from the spouse in the journey

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Renew Show Episode 036 – Establishing & Developing Support Systems for Weight Loss

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Weight Loss Podcast Renew

Show Summary

In this episode, we discuss the various support systems that exist for weight loss and health. These include online and offline resources!

Links (where applicable):

Laurie Rittgers – YouTube

Rosemary Almgren – YouTube

Khaleef “Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet” Crumbley – YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

Items Mentioned In This Podcast (if applicable):

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In This Particular Episode, You Will Learn/Hear:

  • The hosts share their support systems outside of YouTube
  • They share the need for people to tell them the truth and not just give positive feedback
  • Is offline or online support easier to find?
  • How do you handle “experts” who have been successful and now want to dictate what exactly people should be doing
  • What type of support groups haven’t worked and why

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Renew Show Episode 035 – Battling Cravings When on a Weight Loss Journey

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Weight Loss Podcast Renew

Show Summary

In this episode, the hosts discuss when and how cravings come and effective ways of fighting them off!

Links (where applicable):

Laurie Rittgers – YouTube

Rosemary Almgren – YouTube

Khaleef “Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet” Crumbley – YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

Items Mentioned In This Podcast (if applicable):

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In This Particular Episode, You Will Learn/Hear:

  • What works better for you, totally avoiding your craving or giving in moderately?
  • What are some of the tricks you do to mentally overcome a craving? Distract yourself? Fill your stomach with water? Remove yourself from the food?
  • Using support systems to work through hard times like forums, chat rooms, fb groups
  • What is the description of the hosts most intense craving?
  • Which host ate a cupcake out of a garbage can?

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