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Big Change The Film Podcast

Big Change The Film Podcast is where we have conversations with people that have incredible stories of weight loss and inspiration. Tune in every week for a new conversation.
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Jun 1, 2017

This weeks guest is Nick Wo from Phoenix, Arizona. At the age of 31 Nick was 407lbs, had high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, acid indigestion, severe lower back pain, struggled with depression, and said he has basically given up. Both his father and uncle died at the age of 45 from health related illnesses and believed that he would also die by the age of 45. In the last 10 months he has lost 125lbs and we have a great conversation about his journey.

Connect with Nick at
www.facebook.com/nick.wo

May 25, 2017
This weeks guest is Jason Singer from York, Pennsylvania who had a top weight of 373lbs. He was smaller as a kid and says that after getting off of Ritalin after using it for 13 years, he became a food addict. He ate lots of tasty cakes, donuts, and pop tarts, and we even talk about the day that he ate 15 hot dogs. At 23 years old he was having chest pains and at 27 was told that he needed to be on blood pressure medicine. He now is 193lbs lighter and has a new life. 
May 18, 2017
This weeks guest is Yona Klein from New York who has lost 180lbs. Yona says that his diet consisted of pizza, cookies, donuts, and whatever else he could get his hands on. He struggled with sleep apnea, migraines, hypertension, high cholesterol, and was also pre-diabetic. He has a whole new life now and I hope that you enjoy our conversation
May 11, 2017
This weeks guest is John Dempsey who is originally from Long Island, NY. He was previously approaching 400lbs, was on cholesterol medicine, blood pressure medicine, and his doctor told him that he could keep him alive on pills. He says that just walking up the stairs would difficult for him and that he was, as he says, “one Chinese buffet from even more health issues, or even death" if he hadn’t changed his life. Since then he has changed his health around, is now a runner, and says that he is a more compassionate person. Here is our conversation and I hope that you enjoy it!
May 3, 2017
“Weight loss is a long process, health is a long process… you deserve to live a life where you feel your best and you are proud of your life"
 
This weeks guest is High Carb Hannah who lives in Arizona. She says that she remembers being the chubbiest girl in 6th grade and struggling with her weight since she was a child. By the age of 20 she was an alcoholic drinking 2 bottles of wine per night, smoked a pack of cigarettes a day, and would binge eat 1000s of calories at a time. Since then she has completely transformed her health and lost 70lbs. She is now a YouTuber who has over a quarter of a million subscribers inspiring people to eat healthy, exercise, and take care of themselves.  
Apr 21, 2017
This weeks guest is Melissa Dodd-Ruesing who has lost 80lbs. Melissa says that she was always bigger and actually remembers being called chunky by her doctor when she was 9 years old. At her biggest she was over 300lbs says that she had accepted the fact that she was going to be fat because everyone in her family was big. After a failed Lapland surgery, she decided to change the way that she looked at food and has transformed her life. We have a great conversation and I hope that you enjoy it!
Apr 13, 2017
This weeks guest is Angela Montanez from New York. Angela was very sick as a child and her doctors didn’t expect that she would live past the age of 10. As an adult Angela developed bad eating habits, said she ate pints upon pints of Hagen Diaz ice cream,  and dubbed herself the “bread queen.” Since then she has completely changed her life around and has lost 120lbs. She was even in People Magazine’s annual “Half their size” issue in 2016. We have a fantastic conversation and I hope that you enjoy it. 
Apr 5, 2017
This weeks guest is Brian Flemming from Canton, Michigan. Not very long ago Brian was a size 60 waist, drank a fifth of vodka every night, ate 7000 calories a day, and was 625lbs. Brian says that everything was a huge effort even mundane things like getting out of his car and changing his clothes. Since then he has completely turned his life around and has lost 390lbs. He started only being able to walk in-place for 5 minutes a day in his house and has since run his first marathon. He has an incredible story and I hope that you enjoy our conversation. 
Mar 23, 2017
This weeks guest is  Heather Kaufman from Buffalo, New York. She is the wonderful wife of Tim Kaufman and herself has lost 60lbs. They spent much of early life together eating pizza & wings, both became overweight, and eventually Heather found herself having to put Tim’s socks and shoes on daily because he was unable to. In the last several years she has turned around her own health and just last year they climbed the highest peak on the East Coast together. She encourages others to be there for their spouses who may also struggle with their weight as well as making sure to take care of yourself so that you can take care of others. We have a great conversation and I hope that you enjoy it!
Mar 3, 2017

This weeks guest is Jonathan Young who lives in Delhi, Louisiana. At his largest Jonathan weighted 335lbs. A turning point for him was being denied entry to a amusement park ride and realizing that it simply wasn’t safe for his body to be on the ride. He started turning things around with walking his first 5k and now has lost a total of 115lbs and is a marathoner. We have a great conversation and I hope that you enjoy it

Connect with Jonathan on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.c.young or on his blog at justcauseyou.wordpress.com

Feb 23, 2017

This weeks guest is BJ Swingle from New Jersey. BJ says that everyone in her family is only large side and that everything was focused around food as she was growing up. She first realized that she was overweight in the 6th grade and says that over her life she has lost between 40-60lbs 7 times. After having a child she realized that she wanted to be a role model for her son and that her and her husband wanted to be around for very long time. We have a great conversation and I hope that you enjoy it!

Connect with BJ at www.facebook.com/bjswingle and https://veggiejerseygirl.com/ 

Feb 17, 2017

This weeks guest is Jackie Cobb who lives just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Jackie says that her weight has fluctuated since she was a kid and that she was heavy most of her adult life. She says that she wasn’t conscious of what she was eating and how she was treating her body. The thing that changed everything for her was loosing her mom, dad, and brother all from unconscious unhealthy eating and poor lifestyle decisions. She has lost 56lbs and says that even though she is over 45, she is the most active she has been in her entire life. Here is our conversation and I hope that you enjoy it!

 

Feb 8, 2017
This weeks guest is Katie Martin who lives in San Antonio, Texas. Katie said that her weight had been a battle throughout most of her life and that she never wanted to be overweight. At one point she was eating McDonalds 3 times a day and says that her weight was always a rollercoaster ride. She also struggled with depression and anxiety. After she decided to change her diet she said that she felt like the fog lifted, she is now off her anxiety and depression medication, and has lost 45lbs. She has an awesome story and I hope that you enjoy our conversation. 
Feb 3, 2017

This weeks guest is Denise Norris from Indiana. Denise was almost 500lbs, couldn’t walk around the block without being exhausted, and said that she had lost her desire to live. Since then she has lost 234lbs, gotten off of her medications, walks 6-8 miles per day, and has changed to a protective diet. She is an incredible individual with an amazing story and I hope that you enjoy our conversation

Jan 26, 2017

This weeks guest is Jason Harper from Schriever, Louisiana and he has lost over 100lbs. Jason says that he was overweight even as a child and that growing up he didn’t know anyone that ate a salad. Throughout his life Jason put on a bit of weight and didn’t really realize how he had gained until he saw a picture of himself. Coming from a family with health issues, he was concerned about being around for his kids and told his wife, “I have to get it under control… This has to change for good… Because I don’t want to leave my kids and miss all of the important things in their lives.” Jason looks better than ever and I hope that you enjoy our conversation

Jan 19, 2017
This weeks guest is Annette Fowler who has lost 122lbs. She was 339lbs at her highest, was pre-diabetic, and had a host of other health issues. She said that she had a love affair with food and believed that she was always going to be big. We have a great conversation about her journey and I hope that you enjoy our conversation.  
Jan 12, 2017
This weeks guest is Alan Storts who lives in Halifax Nova Scotia. Later in life Alan found himself overweight and wasn’t able to goto the amusement park with his kids because of weight restrictions. Alan realized that he needed to make a change for himself as well as start educating his kids on what better food choices to make. Since then he has lost 70lbs and is feeling better than ever. Here is our conversation and I hope that you enjoy it!
 
Jan 6, 2017

This weeks guests are Bethany and Zane who run the website lovechard.com. Combined they have lost 160lbs and now coach others in wellness. Earlier in their relationship they said that everything they did was based around food and had, as they call it, “an excuses filled diet of alcohol, refined sugars, and fast food.” At some point Bethany decided to change to a healthy lifestyle and told Zane “I am going to be a young widow if you keep doing what you are doing.” Since then they have completely changed their lives and I hope that you enjoy our conversation.

Connect with them at www.lovechard.com & www.facebook.com/LoveChardCommunity/

Jan 1, 2017

This weeks guest is Andrew “Spud Fit” Taylor from Melbourne, Australia. For the past year Andrew has been on this incredible journey where he has only eaten potatoes. He has lost 115lbs in the last year but says that really this journey began as a way to change his relationship with food. In addition to changing his relationship with food and losing 115lbs, he has also been able to overcome his clinical depression. One of my favorite things that Andrew said to me during our conversation was this, “everything you need for success is within you, you just need to find a way to unlock it.” Here is our conversation and I hope that you enjoy it.

Connect with Andrew at www.spudfit.com

 

Dec 22, 2016

This weeks guest is Julie Schultz from Pearland, TX and has lost 90lbs. Julie says that earlier in life everything centered around food and she was previously pre-diabetic. Much of her family has type 2 diabetes and she knew that she was headed in that direction as well. She decided at some point that it was time to take care of herself, change her relationship with food, and has become a full blown athlete as well. Here is our conversation and I hope that you enjoy it.

Reach out to Julie at https://www.facebook.com/jvschultz & http://www.fromfatasstobadass.com/

Dec 18, 2016

This weeks guest is Karla Freeze from Champaign, Illinois. Karla says that she did not have a happy childhood and went on her first diet in 5th grade. In 2008 she was 371lbs, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and decided that things had to change. Since then she has lost 223lbs and says that her philosophy now is that ever bite of food either nourishes her body or feeds disease. She has an amazing story and I hope that you enjoy our conversation. 

Dec 9, 2016

This weeks guest is Phil Green from Texarkana, Arkansas and has lost over 110lbs. He was previously 279lbs, had high blood pressure, sleep apnea, a fatty liver, and intense chest pains. Phil says that at night would pray that God would take care of his wife and boys if he didn’t wake up. Since then Phil is feeling better than ever and I hope you you enjoy our conversation.

Reach out to Phil on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/phil.green.587

Dec 1, 2016

This weeks guest is Gary Stotler from Laramie, Wyoming who has lost 170lbs. One day right before his son’s first birthday he got on the scale, saw just under 400lbs, and said to himself, "I’m on a fast track to a heart attack by 35 and if I don’t do something I’m not going to make to see my kids make it to high school let alone graduate, graduate college, get married.” Since then he has completely transformed himself and is now an ultra distance runner.

He has an incredible story and I hope that you enjoy our conversation.

Find out more about Gary at his blog at https://outrunyourexcuses.wordpress.com/

Nov 26, 2016
This weeks guest is Eve Parker, aka “Inspirational Eve”, who lives in Denver, Colorado. Eve was previously 340lbs and as she says, “has released” 150lbs. She hit rock bottom when at the age of 24 had to buy 2 seats on an airplane. Since then she has completely transformed her life and now helps others do the same through her weight release coaching. 
 
She is an incredible inspiration and I hope that you enjoy our conversation. 
 
Find out more about Eve at http://www.inspirationaleve.com/
Nov 17, 2016

This week we do something a little different and the interviewer is now the interviewee. Tim Kaufman had pitched the idea to me for him to do an interview and as me some questions about my journey. I hope that you enjoy this weeks interview and to connect with Jason on FB visit https://www.facebook.com/jason.cohen.399041

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