Ep 0024 – Down the Compulsive Food Rabbit Hole With Secrecy and Insecurity – How to Cope?

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I forgot my phone to take a selfie this episode, so I decided Gracie, my mama-cat, makes a cute stand-in for a rabbit to go with today’s theme.

Podcast Recap

Feeling insecure, despite my current success, I wander around Descanso Gardens and muse about insecurity, secrecy, magical thinking and try to find ways to get myself back on the emotional track. Shout-out to my new online friend, Shirl!


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British Show, Secret Eaters, episode 1 on YouTube

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Descanso Gardens

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Host: Laurie Weaver

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

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Resource of the day

Overcoming Insecurity: 3 Tips to Help Overcoming Insecurity and Get to Your Happy Place by inspirational blogger, Leslie, over at her blog, Live and Evolve. This is an awesome blog to stop off at if you’re feeling in need of encouragement. Well done Leslie!
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2 thoughts on “Ep 0024 – Down the Compulsive Food Rabbit Hole With Secrecy and Insecurity – How to Cope?

  1. Sue

    Firstly, in the UK younger people think in kg but some of us who are older think in terms of stones. There are 14 pounds in 1 stone.

    Secondly, keep up the good work. I have never been a huge fan of diets because once the diet has ended then all the old behaviours return. However, your point about examining why we eat or overeat at times is so helpful as this is the only way, I think, that it will ever show longer term results. I particularly like goals that are less dependent on the scales and more focussed on behaviour. Your comments are particularly good on how to recover from a less than perfect day. Oh, how many of us are under the influence of the “Be perfect drivers”? This can lead to discouragement when things don’t go perfectly or a mindset the says don’t even bother starting if the end point feels unachievable. I am learning step by step to learn that some things can be “good enough”.

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Oh no, I can’t begin to think in kg too! 😉 Here in the US, we aren’t too metrically talented. I remember when we tried to switch over in the 1970s, but it never took. Feet, inches, miles, Fahrenheit, pounds are us. Though I have been measuring in grams for my cooking and baking. I think the whole stone conversation happened when I watched Secret Eaters on YouTube (Thank’s to Shirl telling me about that show), and I couldn’t figure out what the participants weighed. I also laugh at the chips/crisps translation. When I say chips I mean crisps, and chips are French Fries here. Come to think of it, both crisps and chips are foods that call to me, but I don’t have English chips at the ready as I do USA chips.
      Well I guess I’m getting some multi-cultural education and that is interesting! Thanks too for your comments here. I agree that perfection leads to discouragement and the negative mindset that results can be dangerous for the compulsive mind. I really have to be on guard because I have been an overachieving person who feels like a failure at the smallest bump. So learning to tell the story of my life good, bad, funny, sad and then going back to listen again, has really begun to teach me some perspective. Things really do pass.


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