Ep 0055 – Robot Aliens as Good Guys? Intuitive Eating and Hallo Stephanie!

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The cane is again my companion as I hobble around the park due to a run-in with an icepack gone wrong!

Podcast Recap

Stéfanie and Cheryl give me a lot to think about as we discover how Robot Aliens are actually my protectors. I share how I’m finally learning to understand myself through therapy and intuitive eating techniques help me make peace with my body. Lisa from Boston calls the bravery hotline with her book recommendation and I’m thrilled that Stephanie writes me from Germany. I finally discover how to look at all of the international iTunes stores and see the brave companions’ reviews in countries outside of the U.S., and we give a big welcome shout-out to our newest listener and brave companion, Tove.
Tiger the cat on Laurie's lap at the computer.

Here’s my little podcast assistant, Tiger. He loves to help with FB posting and show editing. Maybe he should get a production credit?

Close up of ice-pack burn on my knew

Ouch! Here’s the burn on my left knee from letting an icepack remain against my bare skin by accident. Don’t do that! I always ice my knee after bike riding, and this time it bit me.


Brand new listener and Brave Companion Tove’s hello post on Day 6. Please welcome Tove!

Stéfanie’s comment noticing the change in Robot Alien role on day 54

Cheryl’s agreement comment

My reply to Stéfanie and Cheryl

My German Song on Day 16

My episode about body size not indicating whether you have an eating issue on Day 18

The episode about how hard it is to balance getting over binge eating while dieting on Day 9

Eating in the Light of the Moon

Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling

Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating

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

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Resource of the day

I give up dieting: my break-through (Intuitive Eating).
A touching and honest video diary on YouTube by a lovely young woman who doesn’t appear to be overweight yet has the same obsessions as we do. She tells about her issues and why she’s trying Intuitive Eating.
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3 thoughts on “Ep 0055 – Robot Aliens as Good Guys? Intuitive Eating and Hallo Stephanie!

  1. Cheryl

    Finally catching back up here from a busy week. Just have to say I LOVE the analogy of the glass and water. That is SO perfect — and so perfectly me…

    Am watching with interest your journey with the intuitive eating. As his lordship and I were making our way through Chapter 4 of Intuitive Eating this morning it dawned on me that there have been a LOT of times (especially in the afternoons) when I thought I was practicing bad food habits, that I was just grazing, for lack of a better way to put it. But I realized this morning that in all likelihood I may have been truly hungry. A new concept for me. Since I’m not familiar with how my body feels when it needs food, I’m wondering if I always think I’m just trolling for something to put in my mouth and that makes me feel like an out-of-control eater. That was eye-opening for me.

    Lastly, as to your not knowing if you’re going to loose weight eating this way or not, I’m betting that one of the most important things about the program is to learn to live in the moment — mindfully — and not look ahead to a goal somewhere. And the truth is, there’s still the freedom to choose to not eat something because there ARE other concerns — medical or because a person is just plain uncomfortable physically in their body. That has to be a legitimate issue to be dealt with. Not into the book far enough yet to see if she delves into this, but I hope so since I have type 2 diabetes and will have to be dealing with carb limits.

    So enjoy the journey. Pick up some stones on the path. Stick a flower in your hat. Aim your phone at something beautiful. You might be surprised at what you stumble across on the trip.

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Hey GF, I don’t know if the book deals with medical issues, I didn’t see it in the main portion, but there is much research in the appendix.

      1. I’d run the intuitive eating principles by your diabetes Dr. and see what she says
      2. I bet you could still count carbs and feed yourself when hungry – I’m just not sure how that works for you (hence thought 1) 😉

      Also, I bet you ARE hungry when grazing. It took me a long, long time to recognize my energy sluggish feeling as true hunger. When I feel it, I eat and see if I feel good or overfull. If I WAS hungry, I feel good. If not, I feel overfull and think about what other triggers may have caused my “dragging” feeling.


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