Saturday, July 19, 2014

New podcast review- Compulsive Overeating Diary and ready to hit the beach- Summer Saturday

All right! Summer is in full swing. I've got all kinds of blog topics swirling around in my head.
 One thing is for sure.. I've been missing my beach walks recently, so I'll be remedying that soon.
Capo Beach, June 2014

 Here's a new (to me) podcast that I've been enjoying. I'm happy to see more podcasts by long term weight maintainers. I personally believe that there is not enough support, information, tools, education, and real life examples around the topic of long term weight maintenance.

Check out iTunes and download a few of  Lauries' podcasts if you see topics that interest you. Keeping my head in the continuing education part of long term weight maintenance is a critical step for me maintaining my weight. One of the way I do that is by listening to other's stories.

2. Laurie Weaver: Compulsive Overeating Diary Podcast

Why I like Laurie's podcast:
1. She is a long term weight maintainer
2. She records her podcasts while she's thinking on her walk, bird and nature sounds are a bonus!
3. She talks about what works and what doesn't work for her
4. The topics Laurie talks about are very common to many weight losers/ maintainers
5. Laurie is honest with her feelings and thoughts
6. Laurie facilitates and uplifts other people with her shout outs and connections via Facebook, Speak pipe on her blog, Twitter.
7. Laurie gave me a big shout out in Episode 63 (thank you Laurie!).

Laurie's path is on the intuitive side- eating, exercise. For myself, I suspect I'll never be an intuitive eater.. in fact letting go of that goal helped me to move into the right eating plan for me. I do enjoy listening to Laurie's progress and the deeper understanding of what she's thinking!

Bravo to her for sharing her story. I found Laurie's podcast when Alen Standish interviewed her on the Progress Not Perfection episode 42.

What's working for me now:
1. De-stressing by walking at the beach
2. Listening to podcasts on my walks
3. Keeping my head in the game for long term maintenance and adopting only what works for me.

What didn't work  in the past:
1. Not taking time for myself to de-stress
2. Not continuing to learn more around the topics that I was working on that were new to me.
3. Thinking that I HAD to be an intuitive eater to be successful in long term maintenance.  The only thing I HAD to do was to take what works for me and move on!

Safe Travels to you all as you enjoy your weekend. More podcast reviews to come!


  1. Thanks so much for the balanced review of my show. I'm honored that you took the time to share your thoughts. In fact, it is very important for me to remember, that for all of my weight struggles, I am also a maintainer of a significant loss for many years. One of the habits that I'm working on to change is the whole all or nothing mentality I have. Because I didn't maintain the entire amount of weight lost, I tend to negate the rest. My hearty congratulations on your success and for finding the right path for you. That is awesome and really wonderful that you share yourself, your heart, and your knowledge with us. As you say, and I quote you, "We are stronger together." :)

  2. I've just got back to walking but am listening to the audio book "The Big Fat Surprise" at the moment. I love that photo of the beach - it's winter here and I'm longing for summer again :)

  3. Thanks for sharing that, I'm a fan of podcasts and I am always looking for inspiration from successful maintainers like yourself. I will definitely check out that podcast. Thanks again! :)

  4. You can't beat a good walk .....

    Have a good weekend

    All the best Jan

    1. Laurie, Lynda, Anna and Jan- thank you all for stopping by the blog... :) Karen P