Ep 0104 – Bonus – Brave Decisions

Laurie looking in the bathroom mirror while wearing a tiara that says 'BRAVE'.
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I bravely model Suzanne’s birthday gift of a ‘Brave Tiara’ as I get ready to record day 104. I didn’t mean to snap photos of my sports bra for public viewing, but I was having such a great time looking at my crown from all angles this photo was born. After recording the show, it turned out to go really well with my topic too!

Podcast Recap

It’s time to ponder round the park! After a heartfelt thank you to Suz for her awesome birthday gift, I think through whether or not I want to start tracking calories again. Will it help or hurt?
Laurie in a sun hat walking through her neighborhood. She's pointing to her earbuds.

On the way to the park I snap a pic for Sophie on IG to let her know I’m rocking out to The Who’s Quadrophenia

snack foods in the cupboard

Just some of the legalized food that sits in the snack cupboard. Honestly, I forget these things are even in there now. Who knew? I’m hoping that my calorie tracking experiment won’t make me want these foods more than I do right now.


Photos where you can see my WW goal photo in a tiara

Last Show escaping the crows on the mountain!

Episode about balancing Reducing Bingeing and Dieting

Christmas Chocolate Blog post

Linda Hamilton in T2 on Youtube

Ways to support the show financially


Host: Laurie Weaver

Main Theme: I’m Letting Go by Josh Woodward from The Simple Life Part 1 Used by permission of Josh Woodward under a Creative Commons License

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5 thoughts on “Ep 0104 – Bonus – Brave Decisions

  1. Dawny

    Yay for bonus podcasts. You never fail to impress either. Way to go looking into what you want & need for yourself laurie!!! Super proud of you!!.

    Admittedly im jealous of your awesome tiara. I loved your Weight Watchers goal weight evening gown story. I also giggled with your diamond tiara grocery list. Lol. Fun stuff.
    Glad to have you back n talking to us =~}

  2. Amy from WI

    I just couldn’t wait until Monday to hear the next show, so I just bit the bullet and downloaded…data limit be darned! I’m right here cheering for you, Laurie. I understand the fear that you feel regarding tracking food and counting calories. My own experience of backtracking due to very minor restriction showed me that this is a slow journey and I wasn’t ready for that yet. I love that you are working with your therapist on this and that you are really aware of the possible slippery slope. You’ve made a lot of progress since June and as long as you stay tuned in to your body, I think you’ll be OK. If you feel like talking to us more often as you make this transition, please know that we are all happy to listen.

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Thanks Amy, I think I WILL be talking and talking about this part of my journey. I hope you won’t all be bored silly! This is very new to straddle the two ideas: Non deprivation vs. appropriate amounts for my energy needs. It will be interesting. But I also have firmly decided that if I have the slightest trouble with tracking or changing my food at any time, out goes the tracking and back to purist IE. The benefit of my emotional strength and health is so much greater than any size concern, it’s a no brainer. Now, if future blood work or medical concerns arise, that would change my equation. But right now, I’m healthy, just bigger than I would like.Thanks so much for your support, it really helps. xoxoxoxox

  3. Stéfanie

    Hi Laurie, I haven’t listened to the episode yet – will do tomorrow. But that Tiara…. what a significant, well thought, metaphoric gift! Wow Suzanne, that is one great artistic idea you had there! And it looks great on you Laurie. Xx


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