February 5, 2015

Status 2-05-15*

RESTED THANK GOODNESS! Yesterday was sooooooo challenging being bug-eyed with exhaustion. Mark and I decided to forgo bike riding, because of my ‘falling down’ danger – even on the dedicated bike path. So I spent the day trying to take a nap so I could safely drive and go to last night’s writing group. Boy, I don’t know about you, but for ME, when I reach that level of insomniac exhaustion, the adrenaline kicks in and I just cannot sleep. Tried everything, watched BORING TV. Put on my sleep mask and counted blessings (good news I have a TON of blessings – sadly, sleep in the day, not being one of them). Meditated. Listened to hypnotic sleep tapes. Finally, I just let it ride and figured writing group was just not meant to be. I was disappointed, because I really wanted to go.

But GUESS WHAT? Mark to the rescue! Not only did he drive moi to the group, he was BRAVE and participated by writing his OWN story – and it was darn good. He impressed me with his willingness to do something out of his comfort zone and to hang out with people he hadn’t met before. What’s even MORE impressive to me, is that Mark may go back – not to rescue me, but because he had fun! Wow. We should never assume about other people, OR ourselves. Giving a try is great. It doesn’t always work out that a new activity or place resonates with us, but if we NEVER try doing something outside of our comforting boxes, we may be missing out a treasure trove of experience and fulfilling adventure.


TAXMAN COMETH! We have to find our tax receipts and go visit with our friendly accountant this evening. It’s always stressful corralling all of these, but we’ve done pretty well this year tossing them into one folder. Also, I’ll take a nice walk around Descanso Gardens before my therapy appointment and seeing the blooms and hearing the birds is always a great way to start the day.

Hope your day is filled bravery (or at least comforting Zen)

How about you?

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Body Balance

BB (Body Balance) number 7.5 Sleep: 7.5 hours divided (good first 4, ok last 3.5) Tummy/Gut: balanced. Not hungry after 2 hours of waking (will wait for awhile, but will eat before walking) Energy: Moderate. Mood: Happy (on tax day? wow!)

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:

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2 thoughts on “2-05-15

  1. Dawny

    I finally got to listen to the episode! 100!! You did not fail to represent Ms. Laurie. That episode was all you have it psyched up to be it was amazing. In fact I extended my walk just to finish it I couldn’t stop. That song was beautiful I’m so proud to be part of the brave companion song LOL man that episode was packed for you surely must of been super busy. Your deeds do not go unappreciated. You are wonderful. That was awesome. Sorry to hear about your sleep woes. I had a little bit of a restless night myself. I ended up getting up and having a little snack all. However it was not foraging. It was a measured healthy countable snack. I felt really like I was actually hungry. I think I didn’t eat enough in the day. Just the way the day worked out. Happen sometimes. And I believe I was accurate. Because I went right to sleep. And slept the night through. Yay me!

    I hope you catch up with yourself. You are one lucky lady. You have the best husband ever. What an awesome guy. I feel equally as blessed my husband although he has his problems and quirks ( who doesn’t ) he too is a really great guy. With all this work chaos he is really trying to step up and Pitchin when and where he can. Of course more often than not it’s just more annoying then if he didn’t do it at all. But it’s the thought that counts and I love him for that.

    Off to work I go. Hoping the transition will happen soon. I don’t anticipate this next week but quite possibly the week after. It would sure be a wonderful surprise it was this next week though. LOL. Happy good day gal friend. N fellow BC’s

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      LOL Dawny, I THOUGHT you might have a really long walk once you started listening to this one 😉 I told Mark, I have PROOF now, that he is the best husband ever – as I read it on the internet! (That made him smile, so thanks for saying it). I’ve had a couple of nights now with fairly decent sleep. It is amazing how MUCH better I feel when I am rested. It makes such a difference. And today, I’m sitting here with Tiger on my lap, and he’s purring like mad, and even though I have much to do, I’m really happy. I think that whoppin’ big show 100 did me good – because, as you can imagine, listing to all of the BCs over and over while prepping the show, writing the show, then editing the show, really let it sink in for me, all that we have accomplished together this year, how special all of this is, and that I am ok as I am. My size is finally truly becoming just some part of me, and not me. It is a bigger miracle for me, than losing the 130 pounds at WW. To feel great about myself, not in denial, but to feel great about who I am as a person. That is just awesome.

      Much love to you Dawny, and hope your work transition comes soon and goes smoothly. Thanks again for all of the fun you bring to my life, and all of the understanding. xoxoxoxoxo


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