January 16, 2015

Status 1-16-15

WHERE I’LL BE – Since I am dealing with another round of depression I need to guard my energy and fill my days with the most joy.

Social Media

As I wrote in my recent blog entry about depression, until today, I used to post my daily mini status and my personal Body Balance number on the show’s page on Facebook. I also used to see who posted on Instagram, check out and reply to my AdventureLaurie twitter feed and post my daily bravery thought on my Twitter account dedicated for just that purpose.

Of these, the one that was the most fun, was TheBraveryCoach.

And since it is fun, I will keep doing it. TheBraveryCoach daily tweet is a morning mediation on how I either did, or can incorporate an aspect of bravery into my day. It is cheerful. It is esteem building. TheBraveryCoach has few followers, and I used to retweet via my main Twitter account, AdventureLaurie. No more. Those who want to follow these may, by searching for the hashtag #bravery or see my profile.

If you would like to check out my daily bravery tweets go here:

Daily Bravery Tweets – and you can see them all from my profile page for TheBraveryCoach on Twitter

All of my other social media will be once in awhile. I’ll still post photos of walks or cool things I see, but I won’t be checking IG daily. I won’t be scanning Twitter. I won’t be on FB daily. I will concentrate on, replying to comments here, and if you need to contact me in private, the contact form is the best way as it goes directly to my email.

Body Balance

My Body Balance number will now be listed only on status updates on and is how I know without obsessing how I ate from my body’s perspective the day before.

It is my personal criteria, and I don’t think too hard about it. I ask myself at the keyboard, what is my BB? A number between 1-10, including halves, pops into my head. I write it in my post Then I figure out why it is higher or lower and gently make note.

If you are interested these are my measures.

  1. Sleep. Quality and Amount.
  2. Tummy/Gut – If I ate what my body asked for, usually above and below the belly button feel balanced. Ate too much, below the belly button feels more full. Ate too little, the reverse.
  3. Am I hungry within 1 hour of waking? I have found that I feel best if I am hungry within 1 hour of waking. This tends to make my eating day even and not heavy on food in the evening. But I don’t eat if not hungry unless I’m about to ride or hike. I’ve learned I need to fuel these morning activities, or I’ll bonk.
  4. What is my energy level? Subjective, but telling.
  5. Lastly, I’m going to borrow from Stéfanie from Quebec’s personal scale on Instagram and add mood.

BB (Body Balance) 6.5. Sleep 7 hours divided, but pretty good last 3. Tummy/Gut, gut slightly more full. Not hungry within 2 hours of waking. Will eat usual non-active breakfast to see if energy improves. Energy low moderate. Mood. sad, but hopeful.

Show and Blog

I will continue with recording and blogging as I have energy and something to say. You may see a decrease in the amount, but that is me resting. I have no intention to stop either.

Email notification

Though this status report is sending an email notification to those who have signed up for notification of blog posts or episodes, my intention is to not send notifications of statuses in future. This one time was to let you know what’s happening. After today, if you are interested in my status, check out the home page of

Thank you!

Any change I’m making now is all about me and what I need. I still care about you and wish you well. Any delay in my communication is just me resting. I thank you for all of the support you’ve given me so far, and that I know you will generously give in future.

Take Care, BCs, because I really, really, REALLY Care!

8 thoughts on “1-16-15

  1. Suz (Suzanne)

    Thank you for the update, Laurie.
    Wishing you all the best.
    Maybe I’ll play and send you a song or two this weekend, just for fun, for you to enjoy.
    I hope you are finding joyful things and resting well.
    Take care, because I care, too!

  2. Sue

    Thank you for being so clear. It is very brave of you to recognise what your needs are right now and to act on that information. You are an inspiration to many, and the way you are being up front about your own battles is still inspiring. I’m so glad you are still getting support as you travel this journey. Even if I am unable to post as frequently as I used to, I am still very interested in hearing how you are getting on.

    Take care, because I really, really care.


    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Hugs Sue. Thanks for sharing your support with me today. I know you have your own struggles of late, and it is quite kind of you to spend some of YOUR precious energy here. I do appreciate it, and know you are out there rooting me on, as I do you. xoxoxoxox

  3. Cheryl

    You know we’re all right here with ya. I hope the person you’re seeing is doing a good job helping you sort this all out. Funny how when you stop using food as a shield the arrows really start flying, isn’t it… Keep your head down, kiddo!

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Hi Cheryl, thanks for the support. Yep, my therapist is very good and is one important reason why I’m dealing so well during circumstances that could have set me back quite a bit in the past. Food/body obsession is VERY effective to guard against other life issues and sometimes, it is truly hard to avoid that trusty armor for new. xoxoxoxox

  4. Dawny

    way to go laurie, living and doing for you and your want need desire status quo.. thanks for the heads-up so nothing to worry with not seeing/hearing etc..

    ive been so busy busy with the new job and new schedule and new routine, ive not even had time to think.. ugh.. i’ll adjust.. i know i will

    this weekend im checking in with my laney this weekend, ive not seen/spent time with her since Christmas eve.. I miss her like crazy LOL

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Thanks GF! I hope you have a wonderful time with Laney and you get some down time from work concerns. Even an exciting new job can be stressful as it doesn’t have the well-worn routines of the old. But look at the progress you have been making in developing your life into what you want. Well done! Sending you happy weekend thoughts. xoxoxoxoxoxo


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