Welcome To The Balanced Living Weekly Podcast

The Balanced Living Weekly Podcast was a show that I, Cliff, produced with Fr. Roderick Vonhogen from SQPN. The show originally started out as the Biggest Loser Fan Podcast. However, when the tv show would end its season, we wanted to continue our show.

Eventually, we decided to rebrand the show as the Balanced Living Weekly Podcast. In January of 2012, Fr. Roderick and I both decided that we were going to practice what we preach by rearranging out schedule to increase the level of margin in our lives. It is for this reason that we made the decision to end show.

039 Biggest Loser – S10 Ep 1 Motivations To Move

by Cliff Ravenscraft on September 23, 2010

in Balanced Living Weekly

Biggest Loser Podcast

Season 10 of the Biggest Loser has kicked off. Bob, Jillian and the trainers travel to seven cities within the United States to introduce this year's contestants with challenges that motivate each of these communities.

Cliff and Father Roderick share their favorite aspects of what happened in this premiere episode, their goals moving forward, and a call for you to call in at 859-795-4067 and let us know what your goals are moving forward.

Our Other Podcast Links:
Here are the iTunes Links for both Fr. Roderick's & Cliff's personal podcasts where they share their individual journey of pursuing a more healthy, balanced life.

Healthy Catholic Podcast with Fr. Roderick
Pursuing A Balanced Life with Cliff Ravenscraft

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Biggest Loser Podcast

The Biggest Loser is a television show broadcast in many countries. It centers on overweight contestants attempting to lose weight to fight for a cash prize. There are different variations of the Biggest Loser around the world. Each country has made its own adaptation to the show. However, the contestants always have the same goal: to lose the highest percentage of weight (or most weight) to become the Biggest Loser.

While we cover the United States version of the show, which returns for its 10th season this week, you do not have to be a fan of the tv show or even watch it to enjoy the content of this podcast. Please join Father Roderick and Cliff Ravenscraft as they discuss, in this episode, why they are excited that the Biggest Loser is returning to the tv screen this week.

Our Other Podcast Links:
Here are the iTunes Links for both Fr. Roderick's & Cliff's personal podcasts where they share their individual journey of pursuing a more healthy, balanced life.

Healthy Catholic Podcast with Fr. Roderick
Pursuing A Balanced Life with Cliff Ravenscraft

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037 Biggest Loser – A Pilgrimage To Chipotle

by Cliff Ravenscraft on September 3, 2010

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Biggest Loser Fan Podcast
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In this episode, Fr. Roderick and Cliff Ravenscraft return to the microphone to explain where they have been the past few weeks and what has been going on since the last released podcast episode.

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Here are the iTunes Links for both Fr. Roderick's & Cliff's personal podcasts where they share their individual journey of pursuing a more healthy, balanced life.

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036 Biggest Loser – Losing It – TWICE!

by Cliff Ravenscraft on July 30, 2010

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Biggest Loser Fan Podcast
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In this episode, Fr. Roderick and Cliff discuss the wrap up of Losing It With Jillian. They also share how this was not the first time they actually recorded an episode regarding the end of the summer series. While original plans may have been to try and recreate some of the discussion that happened the week earlier, the conversation to a very interesting turn in the discussion of how pursuing a life of purpose and meaning could be beneficial in the start of any plans of losing weight.

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Biggest Loser Fan Podcast
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In this episode, Fr. Roderick and Cliff discuss recent episodes of Losing It With Jillian. They talk briefly about the topic of smoking. Maggie called in to ask about whether or not there was a good recommendation for a pedometer iPhone app. Cliff suggested using an actual pedometer and shared the one that he uses at http://gspn.tv/pedometer. Several folks called in about the Jillian Michaels iPhone App, which Father Roderick said he will give a try this week.

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034 Biggest Loser – Going To The Gym

by Cliff Ravenscraft on July 9, 2010

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In this episode, Cliff and Father Roderick talk about the ideas of joining a team sport or getting a membership to a local gym. These two conversations were prompted by Cliff listening to episode 40 of Fr. Roderick's Healthy Catholic Podcast.

Also, in this episode, Cliff shares some thoughts about the effects of a three day vacation and returning back to work. This conversation is more about the benefits of going out for a walk to help clear your mind and to boost your creativity. In the podcast, Cliff mentioned that he would publish a link to download this episode of the Pursuing A Balanced Life Podcast, a podcast where many episodes are reserved for paying subscribers to that podcast. As promised, the following is a link where you can download this episode for free.

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Here are the iTunes Links for both Fr. Roderick's & Cliff's personal podcasts where they share their individual journey of pursuing a more healthy, balanced life.

Healthy Catholic Podcast with Fr. Roderick
Pursuing A Balanced Life with Cliff Ravenscraft

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In this episode, Cliff and Father Roderick further discuss episodes 2 and 3 of Losing It With Jillian. Also, they share what has been going on with their own pursuit of a more balanced, healthy life.

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In this episode, Cliff is joined by his wife, Stephanie, as they discuss their thoughts after watching episodes 2 and 3 of the Losing It With Jillian show. They also share how, in spite of how far they have come, they still find that at times, they get derailed and start feeling like they are back at the beginning even though they are still very far in the journey. Father Roderick was not available to record this week but he should be back next week.

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In this episode, Cliff and Fr. Roderick and share their thoughts about the fist episode of Losing It With Jillian. Also, they both share some pretty significant setbacks that they had recently experienced when stepping onto the scale.

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In this episode, Cliff and Fr. Roderick share an update on what has been going on in their own journey over the past two weeks. Also, they share some thoughts on what they would like to do with the Biggest Loser Fan Podcast during the summer hiatus. The good news is that the show is going to continue on a weekly basis. We certainly hope that you'll continue to listen on a weekly basis and participate in the show by calling us with your own thoughts on living a more balanced and healthy life. Why not call right now? The phone number is 859-795-4067

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In this episode, I do the show solo. While I was correct in that Fr. Roderick had decided to take the rest of the week off from podcasting, this was not the reason he did not show up for today's recording. What happened was that Fr. Roderick thought that we had agreed to do a show next Friday since we already did a show this week for the Biggest Loser Podcast.

Oh well.. Here is my attempt to fly solo today, giving my thoughts on the finale of season 9 and getting caught up to date with some of the community feedback that has come in. Enjoy!

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In this episode, Cliff and Father Roderick interview Ali Vincent. Ali was the winner of season 5 and the first Female who achieved the title of Biggest Loser. It is impossible to listen to this episode and not be energized by Ali's positive outlook on life. We hope that you enjoy her Ali's insights as much as we did.

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In this episode, Cliff and Father Roderick share some thoughts from week 17 of the Biggest Loser. Last week, they set some extremely radical goals for their own weight loss journeys. In this episode, they share what they were able to accomplish in only seven days. Listen to find out the results and their thoughts on how they did what they did.

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In this episode, Cliff and Father Roderick recap the past few episodes of The Biggest Loser, share several pieces of audio feedback from the Biggest Loser Fan Podcast Community.

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In this episode, Cliff and Father Roderick have the privilege of talking with Pete Thomas from season 2 of the Biggest Loser. Pete once weighed 416 pounds. He spent 62 days on the Biggest Loser Ranch and lost 83 pounds before he was sent home. Pete Thomas However, while at home, he lost an additional 102 pounds and came back to win the At Home Challenge earning him a $100,000 prize.

Pete wanted to come on to the Biggest Loser Podcast to talk about the Healthy Weight Match Up Challenge where you could work as a team with some friends in an effort to loose weight and have a chance at winning $10,000. For more details, please click here.

In the interview, Pete shares his thoughts as to what the “Secret Sauce” is on why people are so effective at loosing weight while on the Biggest Loser Ranch. The best part is that when you hear the secret sauce, you'll see that you can easily apply this to your own situation at home.

If you would like to follow Pete's continued journey, I've placed links to his Blog, Twitter Profile, and Facebook Profile below. Be sure to thank him for coming onto the Biggest Loser Podcast!

Check out Pete's Blog at WinningMan.com
Follow @PeteThomas on Twitter
Connect With Pete Thomas on Facebook

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In this episode, Cliff and Father Roderick recap the past few episodes of The Biggest Loser, share some thoughts on salads, and share what has been happening in their own pursuit of a balanced life.

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In this episode, Cliff and Father Roderick share thoughts about the need to get more organized. At the same time, it's possible to spend all your time organizing things only to neglect important things like eating healthy and physical exercise. Also in this episode, we include a lot of feedback from the community!

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In this episode, we interview Dr. Monte Ladner. Dr. Monte is someone who both Fr. Roderick and Cliff point to as a source of great inspiration. His Fitness Rocks Podcast has provided amazing encouragement and education in learning about healthy eating and exercise.

Links:
Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating (Hardcover)
The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health (Hardcover)
Books By Neal D. Bernard MD.

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017 Biggest Loser – Being Honest With Yourself

by Cliff Ravenscraft on February 5, 2010

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In This Episode:

We take a look at Week 4 of the Biggest Loser. Sometimes we tell lies to protect ourselves. In the end, lying to others and lying to ourselves will only hurt our relationships with others and will ultimately keep us from every making necessary changes to improve who we are.

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