Shrinking Shawn

If you have had a weight problem most of your life and you can't seem to get on a plan to get it off or if you've ever found yourself turning to food to fill in emotional gaps in your life...then you may suffer from food addiction. Shawn has dealt with his addiction his whole life, but has only come to accept its existence in the last year or so. Shrinking Shawn is his way of dealing with the issues in his life. Most of them are related to his addiction and his weight loss. Other times he may delve off into other issues such as bullying, raising teenagers, or dealing with the death of a loved one. This show is raw and honest.

You can listen to all of the episodes right here on the links listed below. You can also find us wherever you get your podcasts including Google Play, Stitcher, and Podcast Addict on the Android store.

Of course we're also available on iTunes and even if you don't go there to download the show, please consider visiting just to leave us a 5 star review. Tell us what you think of the show and your review will go a long way toward helping us get the show noticed by more people.
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Vlog Episode 1: Resolutions
"Shrinking Shawn" is back! But it's not a podcast anymore. Now it's a web vlog. In this episode I talk about the switch and I go over some resolutions for the new year.
If you still want to listen to this as a podcast it is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podcast Addict on the Android store.
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Episode 9: The One About The Election
I told you on the last episode that this show was going to become much more open in its material and not focus solely on my weight loss. This episode is a prime example.

Everyone has their opinions on the 2016 presidential election. I have my thoughts and I shared them today on this episode of Shrinking Shawn. This will be my definitive word as I will refrain from feeding the social media beast on this subject after this.

I will still step forward if I feel someone is being mistreated because of their feelings. No one should be told to stop whining or just accept it if they are truly frightened over what the future holds for them.

All episodes of the show can be found right here on the website. They're also available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podcast Addict on the Android store. If you like to contact me just find me on Facebook (Shawn Wray) or write to me at mail@cosmicpotato.com.

And thanks for listening!
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 Episode 8: The One Where I Change Things Up
 I'm back this week and I'm taking the podcast in a little bit of a different direction. This show is supposed to be a kind of audio diary of my life. But listening to the last few episodes I realized that I've been dwelling on the bad stuff more than anything else. So, from now on I'll discuss the main focus of the show...my eating disorder...and then I'll move into something else. I'll talk about something positive even if I only tell you about a movie that I saw recently.

On this episode I talk about the future of the show, my eating plan, and Star Trek.
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Episode 7: The One About My Mom And Dad

I've been away from this show for a really long time. I know I promised a lot more out of this show when I first started it, but life has been slapping me silly for the last couple of months. So, on this episode I'm going to explain some of the stuff that's happened to me in the last few weeks.

The plan is to get back to doing regular episodes on all of my shows, including this one. Hopefully you'll be seeing new episodes every 2-3 weeks.

This show is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play. So go and subscribe and you'll know when there's a new one instantly. While you're at it, leave us a review. That'll help more people find the podcast. And tell someone about us.

If you'd like to contact me directly you can like the show on Facebook or send me an email at mail@cosmicpotato.com.


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Episode 6: The One About The TV Shows



I promised 3 episodes this month and then I let it get all the way to Valentine's Day without posting one. So, I'm going to have to work a little to get them out as promised. But, here is my update. Though, there isn't much of an update to give. I got into a little bit of a funk over the past week or so and I talk about that a good bit in this episode.

I also talk about how I feel about some of the weight loss centered TV shows that we are being bombarded with. The Biggest Loser, Extreme Weight Loss, and Fit To Fat To Fit are the three that I focus on. There's good and bad in them and I talk about all of that.

That's it for this episode. Remember that you can find me on iTunes, Stitcher, Spreaker, and the Podcast Addict app on the Google store.  And if you'd like to reach me you can find me on Facebook and Twitter, and you can email me at shawnwray@cosmicpotato.com.

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Episode 5: The One About The Bullying



I promised that I'd be back for another episode before the month was over. I got in just under the wire! If you read my blog this week you'll know that I've been talking a little bit about bullying and that's what the majority of this episode is about. I also give an update on my progress and talk a little about drinking some high quality H2O.

This episode is available on iTunes and wherever you get your podcasts. If you'd like to comment you can do so here or email me at shawnwray@cosmicpotato.com. And make sure you like me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter!
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Episode 4: The Resolutionary War



Happy belated New Year! I've got goals for my life, my body, my show, and my website this year and I really want you to be a part of it. In this episode I went over just what those goals are and exactly what I intend to do to make them a reality.

I really want to hear from you. What are your resolutions for this year? What things do you want to change in your life in 2016? I'd be glad to hear from you. You can reach me by commenting on this post. Or you can email me at shawnwray@cosmicpotato.com. I'm also on Facebook and Twitter.

Don't forget that my show is available on iTunes and Stitcher so be sure to share us on your social media. I want to grow the show so that I can reach as many people as I can.
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Episode 3: I'm Back



I haven't recorded an episode in a while. And because of that, I've been slipping in my plan. I need to do this show and hold myself accountable if I'm going to succeed. And I need you guys! So, when you listen to the show, please feel free to leave me a comment here or you can email me at shawnwray@cosmicpotato.com. You can also reach me on Facebook.
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Video: The Podcast Is Coming Back


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Episode 2: How Did I Get Here?



My story starts out like so many others. Any of you that are listening have struggled with your weight at one time or another. Maybe you’re on this website because you’re on your own weight loss journey. If so, then all of you have your own story of how you became addicted to food.  In this episode I discuss being bullied as a child and how I believe that led directly to the life-long battle that I’ve had with food.

If you’d like to contact me remember that you can email me at shawnwray@cosmicpotato.com.

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Episode 1: The Beginning of My Story




The battle I've had with my weight has lasted at least 30 years. From the time that I was eight years old I've struggled with it. I've lost weight and regained it  more times than I can remember. And now I'm starting a new battle. All of the times that I've done this before have failed because of one simple reason, I didn't deal with the root cause of my weight. I'm a food addict.

That's not some kind of a cop out. That is a true and honest fact. I am addicted to food and I get high one it. It comforts me, it relieves boredom, and it helps me cope with other problems. But the main thing that it is doing is that it is killing me. My health worsens with each meal and each sugary or fattening snack gets me closer to an early grave.
So, this time I'm not just waging war on my body but also on my mind. I'm going to be blogging regularly here on this site as I go through this journey. I'll also be hosting a podcast and posting video blogs.

So, here is the first episode of my podcast. I hope that you enjoy it. But, more importantly, I hope that it sparks something inside of you and inspires you to make a positive change in your life.

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