Ep 0019 – Welcome Brave Companions – We’re open 24/7! Plus the Cost of Compulsion

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It’s either been almost 6 or almost 7 weeks, I’m losing track as time passes. But I know I’m 11 pounds down. The first was me at 225 and the other is me at 214 pounds. Can you see any difference? I think it’s subtle, but I feel great!
View of Glendale and the mountains from the hiking trail

View of Glendale and the mountains from the hiking trail

Podcast Recap

I decide that my listeners, callers and commenters are my ‘Brave Companions”. I ponder an idea by new Brave Companion, Gato, about ‘What IS the cost of food compulsion and obsession. I have fun letting you know I am open here 24-7 for you. Did you know you can listen to Compulsive Overeating Diary with your TV? I was astounded!


Our new Brave Companion Gato’s comment

Episode 12 “Plan Be”

My famous “I’m pathetic” episode

Bravery Hotline

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Host: Laurie Weaver

Main Theme: I’m Letting Go by Josh Woodward from The Simple Life Part 1

I’m Letting Go (Josh Woodward) / CC BY 3.0

Resource of the day

Feeding the Hungry Heart: The Experience of Compulsive Eating
This is an Amazon.com link to the book I mentioned. It has stories filled with folks like us. If you purchase from this link, I will get a small commission, but you can also try libraries or elsewhere. It is a comforting read and has some good ideas.
You might also like Breaking Free from Emotional Eating

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6 thoughts on “Ep 0019 – Welcome Brave Companions – We’re open 24/7! Plus the Cost of Compulsion

  1. Ava

    Hey Laurie, one of the key issues that was like a turning point for me was realizing the additional money spent on satisfying my “cravings”. It was like an awakening when I realized just how much additional money I spend at the grocery store on things that are just unnecessary. Every extra ten dollars spent on cookies or chocolate or junk food is wasted money. I hate to waste anything. This realization contributed greatly in my search for recovery and I was glad when you talked about it in your podcast. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Ava, you are so right. Until I started this latest podcast venture I think I was in total denial about how much moola I was throwing away on my habit – and THEN literally throwing out food when I decided to “get back on the wagon”. Double whammy to the wallet. I think I’ll bring this up again in future.

  2. Sue

    What wise words! I particularly liked the part about when you are out for a meal with friends. It is so difficult to walk that relaxed, considered, non-obsessional middle path. Focussing on our companions more than the food, but not going down the line of “I’ve had a little more than I should so I have blown it and might as well finish everything in sight.” I also like the part where you talk about others in the house not being as dominated by food as you, and how you cope with it.

    Lots to think about, as always! Well done!


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