Ep 0002 – Chimes vs. Chips. How do you handle stress?

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We bought these chimes just from hearing them, the sound is so pure. Note to self: other senses can be soothing, not just taste.

Podcast Recap

The show opens with the soothing sound of chimes and then nosedives into a situation that would usually have me scrambling for the chips. I share what compulsive overeating feels like, my thoughts on addiction, and how choosing to eat a bag of chips can actually be a positive step.


Laurie’s Sparkpeople team for listeners of the podcast and for those dealing with compulsive overeating, binge eating, or emotional eating issues who’d like support. – Closed 10/22/14 due to lack of participation


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

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4 thoughts on “Ep 0002 – Chimes vs. Chips. How do you handle stress?

  1. Cheryl Carter

    The topic that interested me the most in this second podcast was the whole social eating problem. Like with the Superbowl parties. I finally had to get to the point where I was honest about the fact that social eating (going out with friends and such) was a part of my life that was NOT going to change just because I was trying to lose weight yet again. It isn’t something I do a lot, maybe monthly, so I just had to get to the point where I made peace with the idea that it was a FACT of my life, NOT a FAILURE. I couldn’t believe how much stress that took off. It made dropping the last 30 lbs. so much easier.

    I had to admit when you were talking about enjoying food for what it tastes like, I’m not sure I’m ever in that place. Says a lot, doesn’t it, that I don’t know what it’s like to just sit down and enjoy the taste and texture of food in my mouth. (Now ask me about White Zin!) Geez. Sounds like it’s something I need to practice — sitting alone now and then at the table and just paying attention to what I eat. You’d think any “devoted dieter” would know that, wouldn’t you???

    Good podcast, GF. Looking forward to the next one. My husband actually listened to this one with me!

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Yay for his lordship listening to a podcast about feelings! I’m impressed and delighted. I’m inspired by your social eating strategies and I think you will rekindle that for yourself again. As to tasting food, or great wine, it takes time if you’ve been used to using instead of tasting. Well worth it. Think about have you ever been out to a fine dining restaurant with friends? We don’t usually shove it in then (costs too much!). That feeling of savoring the experience and the flavors and sharing our opinion with our companions, that is the closest I ever felt to actually eating vs. using. Eating is wonderful. Strange, as much as I’ve consumed food, I’ve only really eaten a few dozen times.

  2. Dave

    I have been reading Am I Hungry? What to Do When Diets Don’t Work by Michelle May (Author), Lisa Galper (Author), Janet Carr (Contributor) and between your pod casts and the book, my eyes have really begun to open. I have never really though about the why behind my binges, I know that when I’m tired or in physical pain or emotionally upset my first reaction is to eat. I am a recovering alcoholic with 20.5 years without a drink.

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Thanks for the book recommendations. I have read What to Do When Diets Don’t Work, though not the others. We are very interested in hearing reviews of books and other things of help. If you are up for it, might give your thoughts on one or more of these books by calling the bravery hotline (show voicemail) or sending in your audio some other way. I would LOVE to have your voice on the show. But don’t worry if that doesn’t sound fun yet, we have all levels of interaction here. Congrats on your 20.5 years sober,that is quite an achievement! My own food disorder is 99.9% emotional triggers. But every BC is different. So I’m happy for you that you are starting to realize what triggers you.


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