Ep 0134 – No More Status Quo

Laurie in her big straw hat at the base of the hiking trail
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Starting up the mountain earlier than usual to take advantage of the early morning temperature and quiet.

Podcast Recap

Throw the Status Quo out the window and embrace change. Good-bye Erin Moran, an iconic actress from my middle and high school years. Extra love for BC Rabbit and Dawny. BC comments about Day 133 from Dawny, Mary S and Susie. Sue from the U.K lets us know how she’s coping with a difficult loss. I read snippets from my latest blog post about DIScouragement. BC Mary S. goes on the bravery report for her voice mail message about bravery and the challenges she’s been having since a foot injury. We ponder tracking food. Does it always lead to diet mentality?
Blue skies, golden waving grass, winding hiking path down the foothills

I enjoy the stunning blue skies and golden light during the trek down the mountain.


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Host: Laurie Weaver
Guest Caller: BC Mary S.

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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4 thoughts on “Ep 0134 – No More Status Quo

  1. Dawny

    Oh how I appreciate you and your kindness reaching out. I’ve sadly been inundated with different ‘health’ things lately. I was told watch out for 40 and man, they weren’t kidding. Sheesh. I’ll hope for recovery. So far everything’s checking out. As far as nothing disastrous.

    I totally needed to hear this show today. I’m a VERY structured and rigid type person who likes schedule & routine and that was exacerbated by my created disordered relationship to/with food/diet/health/ exercise. I NEED to remember GRACE. Self love and body kindness.
    I too have struggled with some weight regain, part was needed, part maybe not so much needed, and I NEED to be kind to myself while I sort they this.
    At times I think about my job, and needing to go to work and what people will think and feel when I REALLY need to think about caring for myself too.

    I love hearing how similar I am to others and knowing I’m not alone. Or completely out of whack with my thinking…. well. Okay. Maybe my thinking is out of whack lol but I’m not singled out. Ha ha.

    Thanks BC’s & Laurie for being GREAT

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      BIG Hugs Dawny gal. What first comes to mind is that structure isn’t a bad thing. It’s only when we get, as you say, rigid, it’s a problem. Telling myself I’ll hike and record on Wednesdays gives me a structure that ensures the show will be released as I intend. But if it was too stormy, or I had a voice job that day, I would adjust. I think for us, practical adjustments are easier than emotional adjustments. You can trust yourself. You know how to follow WW, you know how to listen to your emotions and to comfort yourself. You have proven that you are the champ of picking yourself up and getting back to what you want. Sometimes, the path is different than you guessed. Sometimes you don’t have control, like me and my bike accident, sometimes you do and a different path serves you best at the moment. But your wants and needs can be met in several different ways. That’s why I say courage is about being true to yourself and taking an action to accomplish that – even if the action is to rest, chill, give yourself time to sort out your next steps. xoxoxoxoxox

  2. Rabbit

    I completely get the status quo, but still wanting a change. So inspired to hear you give your self the deserved and needed grace, we all need to stop being so hard on ourselves. We are masterpieces in progress!

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Hi Rabbit,

      we all need to stop being so hard on ourselves. We are masterpieces in progress!

      Thanks so much for this great thought. This is for SURE one area that I still work on – especially as relating to goals, or what I think I “Should” have accomplished. Process, process, process. All life is lived during the process and not put on hold until a goal. With my mom’s passing, I wanted to get better right away – I think now, to push the pain away. But it didn’t work. So now, I’m learning on grace, as you say. It’s getting a little easier, to just accept things are as they are, and I do the best I can in any given moment. xoxoxoxox


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