January 27, 2015

Status 1-27-15*

RAINY DAY EDITING – actually is quite soothing. Tiger the Cat and I spent a lazy day getting the audio file for day 99 produced and the show notes ready to publish. I thought about exercising, but just didn’t feel like it. It was a day for wrapping up in blankets and drinking tea and letting the weather be outside and me in.

Started getting some audio from BCs for show 100! Yay! Please, call or record and become part of the bravery song. Fionna has sent a new version that is FANTASTIC, and I’d LOVE YOU to be part of its debut.

All you need is to say 3 things:

  1. Your first name
  2. Your State or Country or General direction
  3. One reason why you are brave

Example: I’m Mark from California and I’m brave for posting a comment on day 98

It was a peaceful, non-stressed day, which is GREAT because this is going to be a very busy week for me. Interviews, social groups, hair cuts in downtown, loads of driving, loads of interacting. I’m glad I got the rest.

Show 100

I know I’ve said this a few times, and I mentioned it in Day 99’s podcast, but will leave it here in case this is the way some BCs will discover it.

Feb 3 will be the one year anniversary of the start of the show, and it will ALSO be day 100. Please call the bravery hotline or send some audio with your good wishes or jokes or stories or songs to help me celebrate this milestone. Both my VO acting coach David and my director Marc have agreed to interviews to help me celebrate. And I have a few more tricks up my sleeve. I REALLY hope you can find a way to be part of this milestone show too! BTW, I need anything you wish to do, by Feb. 1, 2015 at the latest so I can write the show before I record Feb. 3. Earlier makes my life easier too. 🙂


SINGING IN THE RAIN! Not really, but I WILL be puddle stomping today for a little exercise and stress-busting, and I’ll be practicing and having my singing lesson today. Afterwards, Viki, my teacher will say a few words for show 100. I’m very exited to share some more of the awesome folks who have been shaping my bravery with you.

Umbrella at the ready, waterproof gear, a song in my heart… Off to see the wizard and have some watery adventures.

How about you?

Please feel free to comment on MY statuses or add YOUR OWN thoughts, feelings, challenges, rants and raves on these pages too. That was one of the original purposes of why I posted on FB. I thought BCs might like to share about THEIR days. So if you have thoughts and feelings you’d like to share with the group, go ahead and put them here with your comments.

*Daily statuses are not part of the blog’s email notification. When you enter your email under where it says SUBSCRIBE TO POSTS VIA EMAIL, you will be notified of regular blog posts and when podcast episodes are released. I didn’t want to clog your inbox with my daily statuses. However, the automatic publicize feature will inform you on my show FB page, my AdventureLaurie twitter account, google+ on its show page, and Tumblr.

Body Balance

BB (Body Balance) number 8 Sleep: 8 hours divided in 3( ok first 4, restless next 2, great last 2) I feel pretty rested considering. Tummy/Gut: Playing very nice, and feels balanced. Hungry within two hours of waking, and feel I need something more substantial than normal. Will go the egg and toast route. Energy: High Moderate Mood: Quirky.

BB 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. A quick look at my mood.

The Bravery Coach

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. Those who want to follow these on Twitter may, by searching for the hashtag #bravery or by seeing my profile:

Daily Bravery Tweets via TheBraveryCoach on Twitter

2 thoughts on “1-27-15

  1. Dawny

    im not sure how I feel today.. like ranting uncontrollably over NOTHING and for NO GOOD reason.. lol I think im tired.. and instead of listening to that i got up and wog-a-bout-ed.. diet mentality sticks hard in the head some-times
    Admittedly, wog-a-bouts help me, they give me energy, they add pep to my step and ‘start’ my day, but I know too that sleep, rest and rejuvination is equally important but listening to that.. ha.! lol

    I was soo hungry too, and instead of satisfying that, I started with this and that and that and this, and routine, and and and…. all that did was intensify my crabby-not-so- nice (insert bad word here) feelings LOL, Once I finally ate, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh it was like the light shone down.. lol
    tho the tired-ness lingers, as I saw a cupcake and was like, mmm that would sure taste good right now.. UHM NO! you just had BREAKFAST lol.. typically such things dont even register in my brain at this time of day.. so I KNOW there’s something going on.. LOL

    My new job is lovely, but it’s not a schedule i like or am used to, rather than adjusting to the new schedule my body ensues on my old schedule. early to rise, early to bed, the problem is some of my work days run until im usually early to bed.. DOH! lol.. however, on the horizon, is a schedule change for me, I know I am going to the morning shift, im truly excited for that, however, it’s unknown as to WHEN specifically that will happen, it’s just ‘soon’ so rather than ‘change’ my schedule now, im pushing thru, so as to not HAVE to change it yet again, as any of you that know minute details about me, change is NOT one of my specialties. LOL

    Interestingly, after some time, some coffee, some tea, now the thought of eating thea cupcake repulses me.! Interesting how satiety works eh?!?! YES!! this is a HIGH FIVE to myself!
    I also need to high five myself, for my midnight rude awakening (think teenagers with friends) DESPITE WANTING to so bad ‘forage’ for food, I did not, I reminded myself that it would get me NOWHERE close to any goals I want to achieve, so I bypassed thru it. LOL YAY

    I have an early day to work today, so off I go
    thanks for the ranting space LOL, good to get all that out before I venture out into ‘life’ lol

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Rant away, my friend, and high-fives for your figuring out that it’s better to eat cupcakes when they will taste super-duper, and not waste them on ‘a mood’ – if you know what I mean. Have a great day, and I hope your body will learn your new schedule soon. I bet it’s a bit like jet-lag, hmmm? xoxoxoxo


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