Ep 0056 – Pie, Bravery and Feeling Good in Your Body

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Boy Howdy it’s hot today! I’m happy to fan myself in the shade under a tree in my local park prior to recording.

Podcast Recap

My experience learning intuitive eating features a pissy mood, a pie craving, and the support of good friends. Alen Standish renames his podcast and I explain why that is brave. A hearty welcome to our newest Sparkpeople team member, Zhenya. Our new brave companion, Stephanie, from Germany, is once again on the bravery report and because I face up to some of my biggest fears, I put MYSELF on the bravery report too! Thoughts on how to love the body you have right now. Thanks to Sue, Cheryl, Kendra and Stéfanie for supportive comments.

Pear tart and whipped cream

My freshly baked French pear tart and real whipped cream. This is so strange to do when I’m not expecting company and when I’m also not bingeing, it feels almost other worldly – and not in a Robot Alien way.

Slice of pear tart on a botanical garden pattern dessert plate.

Here’s my satisfying slice of pear tart with a side of real whipped cream. Decadent! This is actually the smallest plate in the set, a bread plate. I’ll get 8-10 pieces of the tart at this size, if it doesn’t go bad, but it was totally enough.


My Adventures with Pie – Blog post

Alen’s podcast episode on perfectionism where he shares his show’s new name and why he changed it.

Sue’s helpful comment about my pie craving

Stéfanie’s great advice about pie eating

Cheryl’s congrats about the pie

My pie response

My Breakfast saving post referred to by Stephanie

My Weight Story

Photos of My Weight Story

Kendra’s supportive comment about my photos

Cheryl’s supportive comment about my photos

Stephanie from Germany’s first post in support of my photos. Please take a moment and welcome her.

Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating

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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

Sandra Aamodt: Why dieting doesn’t usually work.
A great video of neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt giving a TedTalk about set point and why dieting isn’t about will power. This supports intuitive eating but also helps us who struggled with yo-yoing to understand some of what was going on with our bodies. Thanks to Cheryl for posting this link on our Sparkpeople team.
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6 thoughts on “Ep 0056 – Pie, Bravery and Feeling Good in Your Body

  1. Sue

    So glad it turned out so well for you! I agree you should both have the bravery award. I love hearing how the brave companions are facing their issues and making progress one step at a time.

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Thanks Sue. I so agree that the stories of the brave companions really help make this a community of love and support. It has been tremendous that some brave companions feel up to sharing with us. It is a HUGE step and I think it is especially cool when other brave companions, like you, let them know how much we appreciate it. 🙂

  2. Cheryl

    Lot of stuff to ponder in this episode, but I found myself thinking back to the first of the podcast — every podcast — when you say what you’re trying to let go of that day. How many people have taken the time to do a gratitude journal or a blessings journal as a way to help them move past negativity and find something positive in their life? Well today at the first of the podcast I thought, I need to do a WHAT AM I LETTING GO OF TODAY? journal. Or maybe even just a running list on the front of the fridge where I remind myself that particular thing is something I’m working on today.

    So while I enjoyed the whole podcast and listening to you talk so candidly about journey and your pictures, my action step for today is gonna be that list. Lordy, that took a long time to surface from the depths of my chaotic mind!

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Hmm, A Letting Go Journal, interesting! My only concern would be if you used it as a way to bludgeon yourself about NOT letting go. Most of the time, I use the Josh “Letting Go” snippet to see what pops into my mind for that day’s topic. In fact, I think I have “Let Go” of the same thing several times! So for me, the fluid nature of my “Letting Go” time works better for me than a list. But we just had an interesting discussion at book club today about writing, where some of us just write as the spirit moves us, and we have one HECK of a big editing job at the end, and others of us, make detailed outlines beforehand and therefore have much more work at the planning stage. I’m sure there are other ways to write then these two, and I bet many ways to employ the “Letting Go” technique. Keep us posted, I think it may be REALLY interesting to see where you go with this. Maybe THIS is a path into your blog or book?


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