Ep 0144 – Getting Over Hard Times and My Reaction to Oprah

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Podcast Recap

I let go of assuming good things are always hard, share snippets and comments from BCs Dawny, Amy from WI, Josephine and Stéfanie from Quebec. I ponder my take on Oprah Winfrey’s oft-quoted comment about acceptance of herself when over 200 lbs. I read an excerpt from my blog post about the spaced out time warp I experienced in Vegas while attending a live concert by The WHO.

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Getting ready to record day 144

Mentioned

Last show and comments

Dawny’s comment from day 143

BC Josephine’s support of Dawny

BC Josephine’s reply to Stéfanie from Quebec

BC Josephine’s support of Mark’s fun pronunciations

Stéfanie from Quebec’s comments and support for Dawny

Amy from WI’s comment and list of 5 things she’s good at

The New York Times Article where Oprah was quoted

My blog post and YouTube video links for The WHO concert Mark and I saw in Vegas

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Host: Laurie Weaver

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4 thoughts on “Ep 0144 – Getting Over Hard Times and My Reaction to Oprah

  1. Dawny

    Another lovely episode. I’m so glad the birthday festivities were enjoyable.

    Omg life is as crazy as ever…. stressful. Buying a house. And not possessing a trait of being patient. Ugh. I will say that I’ve been told I move faster than most at getting things done. Now my waiting is ultimately in the hands of everyone else.

    Fortunately thru this process I’ve learned that I CAN eat to thrive n survive n not live to eat lol. And that even when times are crazy I make the healthier choices. Being constantly on the go lately it seems (even if only mentally) my obsessions have gone by the way side, I’m eating when in hungry, enough to satiate and moving along. It’s awesome sauce!! For me!!! This is a huge revalation for me.

    At this point I need to accept I’ve done all the parts I have control of, and I need to stop bothering people over things they can’t control either (agents, loan people etc) and just wait. “They” keep telling me trust the process. Ugh. I’m not very trusting. Lol. Or fond of processes. And when I want something I want it now lol. During the inspection on the to be new the bathroom drain is broken, this is preventing my clearance for the funding, I was trying to just fix it. My gawd. 10 minutes and a pipe wrench, I didn’t have either. Pout pout pout. I have to wait. Ugh. Calm down dawny you can do it

    Thanks for the ramble, and the yet another awesome episode Laurie

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    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      HooRay for being able to figure out eating with the stress of home purchasing. HUGE accomplishment my friend. That pesky control is something that can be such a challenge. I so relate to the “just let ME take care of it” feeling. Feel proud my friend, you are coming through! xoxoxox

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  2. Stéfanie Lepage

    I read the article. Good read.

    Negative emotions also have physical conséquences… anger trait, for example, is strongly linked to high blood pressure, cholesterol, and strokes. If dieting may improve our health, we also need to be reminded that a diet mentality can induce anxiety, dépression and low seld-esteem which also hurt our bodies (and our mind too). I guess it’s all about balance…

    Stéfanie xx

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    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Wow, I REALLY love your thought about this article.

      If dieting may improve our health, we also need to be reminded that a diet mentality can induce anxiety, dépression and low seld-esteem which also hurt our bodies (and our mind too)

      This is an idea I had not considered before, but I totally get that this was part of why I was bothered by the whole “I can’t accept myself over 200 pounds” thing. Diet mentality and the focus on food and size has been such a robber of my joy. A famous saying in English is ‘Nothing tastes as good as thin feels”. But I’ve been thin, and I can truthfully say, “Thin doesn’t feel as good as freedom from Food Focus”. I have so very recently truly come to understand that in my journey, food is meaningless. It is all about learning to identify, accept, let go and/or deal with emotions. My overeating and binge eating and diet focus were 100% the coping method I internalized from a young age, so to me, this was as natural as breathing. When my focus is on life and on dealing with the emotions, the food takes care of itself and my body feels great. This is challenging for me, because of the ingrained behaviors. But my friend, I am finding more success as I let go of food from my mind. This is a great hope and joy for me. When eating for non-emotional reasons, I do not overeat, I don’t want more than my body wants or a taste is enough to satisfy an urge. It is kind of exciting. Now my body is not a measure for how tightly I hold onto a diet plan, but rather, how much progress I am making on the emotional front. I know this sounds like what I’ve been saying for a few years, but I am just now internalizing this truth, and it makes all the difference. I may or may not speak more about this idea next show, but thanks again for adding to my understanding with your comments. xoxoxox

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