February 12, 2015

Hey, there are gremlins in the show notes notification system. So I’m sending this one via email to see if it works for the statuses. So if you didn’t know, Day 101 is live and you can click here to go to it.

Status 2-12-15*

GREAT BEACH AND POOL MORNING yesterday. I took a quick ride early AM and recorded a bonus episode for day 101. THEN came the whoppin’ big HEAD WINDS. My goodness, got a great workout in that two miles back to the hotel. It was like having a giant hand holding me in place while I peddled against it like mad. Kiss hubby awake, made for the pool. Some leaves in it from aforementioned wind, but still felt awesome to float and splash around in there. Was on track to get home and head for writing group. At home, had lunch, something DID NOT agree with me, and I puffed up like a blowfish. Felt misery in my body and laid around drinking H2o to see if it would help. Finally told Mark, no go for me to writing, but BRAVERY REPORT FOR MARK! He went on his own and wrote an awesome story. He read it to me on his return. BTW, I edited and published day 101 while Mark was gone, and THEN got the tech gremlins. Sigh on that one.


GARDEN WALK and TALK – Off to my weekly Descanso stroll before therapy. Then I’ll play it by ear. AND It’s hard to type with TIGER crawling and snuggling on my lap like glue. BUT in all the world, these are the moments I would wish back, so snuggling is priority 1 – (even when my first response is irritation).


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.

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PSS, some BCs have asked me the difference between blog postings and status pages. Blog postings are where I develop a complete topic triggered by my status thoughts. Status thoughts are how my day went, what’s on my agenda, and how my body feels today – and not much editing or thought goes into them. That’s why I don’t clog up your email with them. πŸ™‚

Body Balance

BB (Body Balance) number 7 Sleep: 6 hours divided (good first 4, ok last 2) Tummy/Gut: Gut still full from yesterday lunch. Not Hungry after 3 hours of waking. Will wait until last minute to eat this time to let my gut reduce if possible. Still drinking water. Energy: Moderate. Mood: Annoyed with technology

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.

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4 thoughts on “2-12-15

  1. Amy from WI

    Hi Laurie,
    I’m so sorry to hear that your body was so unhappy with you yesterday. Do you know what caused it? Sounds like it could be the beginning of an allergy, so keep an eye on it.

    I moved my workout to the morning this morning, and it felt so great! Also felt good all day to know that I had done it. Swimming is the right workout for me, at least for now. It just feels so good, and I can’t say that about most workouts accomplished in a gym. So, I am adjusting my morning routine to make this work!

    Time to head home to do some stitching!

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Thanks Amy. I don’t know what caused it. Sadly, lunch had a lot of different components with lots of ingredients. I’m trying to eat really simply for a few weeks so I can better track what is causing these puff up attacks. They do seem like a sensitivity vs. just too much salt. The reaction is so sudden and uncomfortable. Glad you are enjoying swimming. It makes such a difference to find ways to be active that you actually like to do. I just can’t abide gym workouts anymore. I must have plain done too many. Give me my bike, or mountain, or pool, or dance floor πŸ˜‰ xoxoxoxox


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