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.
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:
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 CompulsiveOvereatingDiary.com, 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.
My Body Balance number will now be listed only on status updates on CompulsiveOvereatingDiary.com 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.
- Sleep. Quality and Amount.
- 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.
- 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.
- What is my energy level? Subjective, but telling.
- 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.
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 CompulsiveOvereatingDiary.com.
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!