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.

082 Balanced Living Weekly – Team Dream

by Cliff Ravenscraft on November 11, 2011

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Biggest Loser PodcastIn this episode, Fr. Roderick and Cliff talk about the following:

– Dreams
FightingAnorexia.com
– OccupyTwit – http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/occupytwit
– Building the Team!!

We hope that this episode inspires you to take steps toward more balance in your life. If it has, please let us know in the comments section below or give us a call on our feedback hotline at 859-795-4067.

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 PodcastIn this episode of Balanced Living Weekly, Father Roderick and I had the honor of interviewing Willie Gillis. Willie is one of our community members who has achieved more then a 170 pound weight loss.

We hope that you will be inspired by Willie's story and that you will pick up some valuable tips that can be applied to your own journey of living a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.

You can follow Willie on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/WGillis.

Father Roderick and I also discussed several other things as we brought each other up to date in what has been going on in our own journey as well.

We hope that this episode inspires you to take steps toward more balance in your life. If it has, please let us know in the comments section below or give us a call on our feedback hotline at 859-795-4067.

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 PodcastIn this episode of Balanced Living Weekly, Fr. Roderick and I discuss the following:

– How we feel about only one workout this week.
– Viewing of this season of Biggest Loser
– Willie Gillis' inspiring weight loss feedback.
– Carol called to say that she was going to try a juice fast.
– Amanda's goals to run a marathon.

– And more.

We hope that this episode inspires you to take steps toward more balance in your life. If it has, please let us know in the comments section below or give us a call on our feedback hotline at 859-795-4067.

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 PodcastIn this episode of Balanced Living Weekly, Fr. Roderick and Cliff discuss what has been going on in their own lives as it relates to the living a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.

We hope that this episode inspires you to take steps toward more balance in your life. If it has, please let us know in the comments section below or give us a call on our feedback hotline at 859-795-4067.

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 PodcastIn this episode of Balanced Living Weekly, Cliff and Fr. Roderick share what all has been going on with their own pursuing of a balanced lifestyle in the weeks that have passed since the previous episode.

We hope that this episode inspires you to take steps toward more balance in your life. If it has, please let us know in the comments section below or give us a call on our feedback hotline at 859-795-4067.

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
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Biggest Loser PodcastIn this episode of Balanced Living Weekly, Cliff and Fr. Roderick have a transparent conversation about recent self reflection of where they are in the work they are doing and how they evaluate what they might need to change in their commitments.

This episode truly deserves a much better description for the show notes. However, I can promise you that this is one of THE BEST episodes of Balanced Living Weekly to date!

We hope that this episode inspires you to take steps toward more balance in your life. If it has, please let us know in the comments section below or give us a call on our feedback hotline at 859-795-4067.

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.

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Biggest Loser PodcastIn this episode of Balanced Living Weekly, Cliff and Father share their review of the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. You can see the trailer for this movie at http://FatSickAndNearlyDead.com. For those who have access to Netflix streaming, the movie is available there.

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.

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Biggest Loser PodcastIn this episode, Cliff and Fr. Roderick discuss the following:

  • Fr. Roderick's Swimming Workout Routine
  • Setting time in the morning for devotional and planning
  • Stepping on the scale after vacation
  • Decluttering and Margin while Reorganization

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.

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Biggest Loser PodcastHere are the links to items mentioned in this 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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Biggest Loser PodcastIn this week's episode of Balanced Living Week, I fly solo. Father Roderick had something come up that kep him from being able to record this week. This episode is very brief and pretty much just gives a few short initial reactions to the most recent episode of the Biggest Loser and also provides a notice that we will not have a new episode of this show next week.

We will return to our normal schedule and will discuss the Biggest Loser Finale on Thursday, June 2nd. Until then, Stay Balanced!

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 PodcastIn this episode of Balanced Living Weekly, Father Roderick shares how spending three days in a focused effort to take all the things that have been stored in his money and put into lists has helped him to gain peace and clarity when it comes to making a decision about where to spend his time.

Cliff shares a few thoughts related to the most recent episode of the Biggest Loser and how he's finding even more ways to connect with his kids in ways that they will remember.

There was mention of a meetup that Cliff is planning on Monday, May 23rd in New York City. If you are interested in more details, please visit http://goo.gl/JR2om.

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
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Biggest Loser PodcastIn this episode, Fr. Roderick & Cliff discuss the following:

  • Post marathon thoughts
  • Returning From Rome
  • New challenges
  • Discerning Next Steps
  • Wunderlist – http://Wunderlist.com
  • What to do when behind on podcast listening
  • Biggest Loser Update
  • Tea adventures
  • Jamie Oliver – Possibly making progress with LA Schools?
  • And more….

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 PodcastIn this episode of Balanced Living Weekly, Fr. Roderick shared how making sure he’s getting the proper amount of sleep is helping him to manage the massive amount of work that he has on his schedule during this very busy holiday time.

I shared that while I am experiencing a greater amount of margin and free time during my evenings and on the weekends, I’m finding myself wanting to always “do something.” Rather than giving into the temptation of working on work related things, we discussed things that I might instigate to spice things up a bit during family time.

Chrissy called in with some feedback related to restaurants with calorie counts on their menus. Mary called in to share her own tip on how to save money by working out with things you may already have in your home. Beth called in to share how scheduling her workouts has helped her to make that a part of your normal daily routine. Jeanne called in with some thoughts about her Boston Marathon run.

Father Roderick also mentioned a podcast that Beth and her husband are doing at http://thetightrope.net.

Please note that we will not be recording an episode of Balanced Living Weekly next week due to Fr. Roderick’s trip to Rome. We’ll return the following week with a new episode and hope to hear from you on our voicemail feedback hotline at 859-795-4067.

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
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Biggest Loser PodcastIn this episode, Cliff and Father Roderick talk about the following:

  • Talk about Tea
  • Biggest Loser Update
  • Guessing the distance of a mile
  • Deprivation is not the way to loose weight!
  • Believing in yourself.
  • Hillary starting on her journey
  • Rob’s progress in PABL
  • Meal Snap App – http://tinyurl.com/3gvsx5f
  • Cliff’s weight update and goals
  • Father Roderick’s marathon plans

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
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Biggest Loser PodcastIn this episode, Cliff shares the excitement and additional motivation that the Withings wifi enabled digital scale (Affiliate Link) has provided.

This week’s episode is shorter than our normal format due to some confusion that the recent changes to Daylight Savings Time between the US and The Netherlands.

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.

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Biggest Loser PodcastIn this episode, Cliff shares some experience he had while away from his business for ten days and the results of the seven day cruise with his family.

Father Roderick shares a brief update about the Biggest Loser and how they missed an easy opportunity to provide some nutritional information with one of their challenges.

Father Roderick also shared about a chicken health scare in the Netherlands. It turns out that new evidence from Dutch research indicates that eating chicken can cause resistance to antibiotics in humans. Non-organic chicken are often raised in a couple of weeks, living with no space, sitting on top of their own excrement. That’s why they get sick. Hence the antibiotics. Link to the story: http://goo.gl/q4T6O

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.

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Biggest Loser PodcastIn this episode, Cliff and Fr. Roderick give some feedback on the most recent episodes of The Biggest Loser. Cliff shares some audio from the new Jillian Michaels podcast. Also, we talked about the rumor that walking and running burns the same amount of calories.

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Does running a mile burn the same amount of calories as walking a mile? http://goo.gl/I1Ru

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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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Biggest Loser PodcastIn this episode of Balanced Living Weekly, Cliff and Father Roderick share where they are in their journey of pursuing a healthy, balanaced lifetstyle.

Melody calling in a full review of the MyFitnessPal.com website.

Carole called in to say that she enjoys LoseIt.com and that it helped her lose 58 pounds.

We talked about an article that states that eating bad food might cause depression. – http://goo.gl/jlI7n

Fr. Roderick also share an article that states that eating salty snacks can damage your arteries within 30 minutes. – http://goo.gl/jZ1io

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.

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Biggest Loser Podcast
In this episode Cliff and Father Roderick Discussion the following:
– How have you learned to successfully manage your meals?
– Weigh In Results
– Loseit! featured in USA Today: http://goo.gl/AEkIY

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.

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Biggest Loser Podcast
In this episode, Cliff and Fr. Roderick discuss the following topics:
– Advancements in spiritual priorities.
– Quote: Pray like it depends on God. Work as thought it depends on you.
– Thoughts on the newest season of the Biggest Loser.
– Update on our health and weight.
– Stephanie’s blog post: https://gspn.tv/after72pounds
– Lose It is now free!!! http://LoseIt.com
– Fr. Roderick’s breakthrough with “Assertiveness.”

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Topics Covered In This Episode:

This week’s episode is just a little bit out of the norm. Okay, so I know that we just went through our second format change for this podcast. However, this week, Father Roderick as not able to make it for the live recording of this week’s episode. Since we took last week off for Thanksgiving, I wanted to make sure that you still got a show this week. Michelle, from the gspn.tv community, suggested that I do a live call in show. So that’s exactly what I did. I hope you enjoy!

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Topics Covered In This Episode:

What is the purpose of our show? Our show is all about purpose and balance!

Listener Feedback
Byron’s Comment on the site:
Great show gents,

It seems like you are helping me becoming the person that I was meant to be through helping me connecting with a group/community of like-minded people.

As a result of listening Father R and Cliff I have created my own call to action – I spend too much time on the computer, so…… staring yesterday I'm cutting the time I spend on the computer by at least 50% and spending more time enjoying vigorous out door exercising – hiking, walking, biking, gym workouts, planning my life and planning my meals/nutritional intake.

Seems like this community can and will empower, motivate, encourage (plus mush more) its members to:

* Learn what our PURPOSE is and how to learn to fulfill that purpose.
* Ask ourselves – who are we meant to be? And how do we learn how to become that person – how can we learn to overcome the challenges that lie before us?
* Make a commitment to what you want in life – there is no substitute for commitment.
* Learn the importance of focusing on our priorities – a healthy body and a spiritual mind helps create a amazingly powerfully state of serenity.
* Plus much more.

You guys are on to something, this I know.

Best regards,
Byronious

What did you learn from the Biggest Loser this week?

How are things health/fitness/weight wise?

Lifehacker article about being more productive by waking up earlier
Lifehacker article

How to turn Facebook from a Jungle into a Zen garden
Steps I took after National Unfriend Day

Food
Healthy thanksgiving food ideas?
Prepare lots of small, lean dishes rather than a few fattening, salty ones.
Add lots of bite sized veggies (bits of cucumber, cherry tomatoes, strips of bell pepper with a low fat dipping sauce etc.)

Money
How to avoid going broke over Black Friday
– distinguish between want and need
– look back at what you really used after buying it last year. Shows you what is worth buying this year.
– set a budget!
– just because it's a deal doesn’t mean you should buy it. There will be other deals.

Tip of the week
– Difference between a daily to do list and a project to do list.

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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