April 7, 2015

Status 4-07-15*


Man oh man, what a LONG, but fulfilling day. First of all, I had my body balance back after all of the days following the epic binge I described in Day 106. I was SO happy I posted selfies on IG JUST for the sheer happiness of how I felt.

And many people commented on the selfies or via email or on this blog, that I looked SO good, so pretty, Stéfanie even said I looked “perfect”. Wah? I STILL weigh the same as before. I’m up a little, but I FEEL great. I FEEL confident. I LIKE myself. So my selfies reflect that. This is a BIG, BIG lesson for me. What we feel and what we TELL ourselves is a huge part of how we present to the world and how the world responds.

So I’m going to BE a person who values her body every day, no matter WHAT it weighs.

Next, I wrote Day 108 yesterday morning (about 3 hours), I hiked in the SUN and WIND up the mountain to record the show (3 hours) had dinner and then EDITED the audio file, wrote the show notes and PUBLISHED the sucker. (4.5 hours) Wow, that was a complex show to do all in one day! But I did it as my singing teacher was ill and had to cancel, and I figured it would be a great thing to have a full day for what’s next on my Zen list…


CRAP! It is “Clean out the junky guest bedroom including sorting BOXES of papers” Day! Yikes! Of all the hated and dreaded cleaning in the world, I fear you most of all.

Mark said last night, “Are you ACTUALLY going to clean your room tomorrow?” We call the guest room MY room because:

  1. I keep my clothes in there. Weird huh?
  2. The guest room furniture was my grandparents’ furniture and I’ve had it since I was 19
  3. I’m the one who pretty much throws any and all crap into it when I don’t want to deal with something


Mark also said, “Man are you going to feel BETTER once THAT is done.”

Smart ass!

We who are about to clean this horrible pile of dusty disordered crap salute you! It’s a far far better thing we clean than we’ve EVER cleaned before…


Later….as the sun set behind the storm tossed mountains….

How about you?

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2 thoughts on “4-07-15

  1. dawny

    I LOVE what you said!! from now on Im going to be a person who values her body NO MATTER WHAT! Yes!! Im on the bus, and TODAY I NEED to be DRIVING ‘that’ bus.. the scale DOES NOT define me.. HA!

    So glad your finding peace and freedom in your life de-clutter.. whoot whoot

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Yep Miss Dawny, this is the KEY concept for me. Value everything you have RIGHT NOW. Enjoy your health, your cats, your home, your BODY. Even though these things may change or behave in ways you don’t love (the general you). Everyone can find joy in the present moment – even when we have dreams for the future.


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