Compulsive Overeating Diary



Raw, truthful, day to day experience as Laurie Weaver contends with compulsive overeating and binge eating disorder while learning the principles of intuitive eating.


  • Ep 0184 – Welcome 2021!

    31/12/2020 Duration: 27min

    Rants, thoughts, and updates about how Mark and I have fared during the pandemic. Things to be grateful for. Dawny's call from Feb 2020. Mark shares some wisdom. Our dance moment song is You've Got This by Nick Battle.

  • Ep 0183 – Bonus – Our Lives in Social Isolation

    31/03/2020 Duration: 30min

    Mark and I discuss all of the crazy things that have changed since my birthday party March 9. You are invited to the FB Secret Zen Spot group. I ponder how and why chips have come back in our isolated lives. Our dance music is a wonderful Spanish guitar tune called Los Cabos by Steve Glotzer.

  • Ep 0182 – It’s Been 6 Years Exactly!

    05/02/2020 Duration: 39min

    Despite strong winds keeping me off of the mountain, I celebrate 6 years of Compulsive Overeating Diary. Mark and I have a great time with Magician, Bryan Saint at the Magic Castle. I ponder why disappointment doesn't sting as much as it used to. BC Mary calls the Bravery Hotline to update us about her journey and shares a great resource. New BC Yulia from Russia writes in now that she's caught up with all of the episodes. BCs Joy and Carrie comment on Day 181. BCs Fionna and Svetlana are having fun with Color Street nails. Even though I feel like a beauty klutz, I try them and Mark reacts. Today's dance moment is called Figure it Out and it's a fun and quirky ditty I chose because it put a BIG smile on my face.

  • Ep 0181 – Bonus – Dieting vs. Diet – Plus I am Affirmations

    06/01/2020 Duration: 33min

    I feel so great I zip on up the mountain to share a BIG breakthrough I had. Please support the show with participation if you'd like it to continue. Big thanks to financial supporters. Bonus Meditation with positive I am statements. Today's dance moment has some electronic dance flavor called Happy

  • Ep 0180 – Our Future is 2020!

    28/12/2019 Duration: 23min

    I brave unusual snowcapped peaks and winter weather to ponder past blessings and challenges as we look toward our future in 2020. I share my professional video game demo. BC Joy has a great idea! How to join our new secret and private FB group. We meet our newest BC, Geert, who posted on the infamous Pathetic Day 4. A special message to a new private BC. I recommend a course on Insight Timer by Andrea Wachter. Mark shares what he's learned this past decade and what he's looking forward to in 2020. Today's dance moment features a relaxing and beautiful tune called Falling Snow.

  • Ep 0179 – Magical Journey of Food and Life

    30/10/2019 Duration: 22min

    Hiking is out due to fires in California, so I'm back pondering at Descanso Gardens about the mystical, magical journey that is the food cycle of life. We hear from our very first BC, my friend Cheryl, about her health concerns and her writing dreams. BC North also stops by to comment. BC Dave updates us on the ups and downs of his life and health and how meditation might help. We say hello to two new friends, BCs Joy and Carol M. I share a snippet from my latest blog post about being a senior plus-sized model and ask for more subscribers to my youtube channel for voice acting. Today's dance moment features an energetic ditty called Mud Pie.

  • Ep 0178 – Zen Garden

    19/09/2019 Duration: 22min

    It's a Zen Day by the duck pond at Descanso Gardens. I learn why my favorite bench disappeared from the dry river bed. I contemplate what connections mean - especially to ourselves. Hello to new BC V. Comments from BCs Dave, Sue from the UK and Louise from the UK. Mark the Meditator pops in. Today's dance moment is a chill contemplative song called Zen Garden.

  • Ep 0177 – My Tears of Joy and a Letter from BC Dave

    10/08/2019 Duration: 33min

    Big news that gave me tears of joy! BC Dave shares thoughts and updates about being authentic, Disc Golf, Intuitive Eating, health challenges and why it's ok to give up a previously cherished goal. I ponder about self-acceptance and value. Thanks Dawny and Amazon shoppers. Featured electronic dance music with cool lyrics about positive vs. negative voices in our heads.

  • Ep 0176 – Bonus – Gifts, Mics and Vegan Zombies

    26/07/2019 Duration: 19min

    Gifts can be a blessing or a curse! I ponder how gifts impact us and how it relates to my food issues. One gift I truly enjoy is the ability to record today's bonus episode with a cool new mic my friend loaned me. I'm mic shopping and it makes a difference to hear them in your own studio. Today's featured song, Vegan Zombies, comes from our old friend, Josh Woodward.

  • Ep 0175 – This is YOUR Moment!

    10/07/2019 Duration: 24min

    Inspired by supportive comments from BC Dave, I enjoy some wonderful moments up at the next to upper Zen spot where I ponder about persistence in the face of challenges and perceived failure. I'm grateful to BC Petra for her kind video message and for new iTunes reviews from Australia and the UK. We also hear from BCs Kelly and Dawny. For today's dance moment I challenge you all to have a Funky 60 second Dance Party like I did on the mountain. As proof I posted a video of my Funky Mountain Dance to IG as LaurieDreamWeaver.

  • Ep 0174 – What Does it Mean to be Authentic?

    15/06/2019 Duration: 27min

    BC Jody inspires me to think about being authentic. BC Dave shares a resource about the new journey he started with his wife, BC Kathleen. BC Kelly shows support for my acting. We dance our socks off to a new song by Josh Woodward.

  • Ep 0173 – Believe in Yourself!

    21/05/2019 Duration: 34min

    I ponder what it means to believe in ourselves down at my local park on the podcast rock. Hear my brand spanking new professional animation demo. Comments and updates from BCs Jo from the U.K., Dawny and Dave. BC Louise from the U.k. goes on the Bravery Report for publicly posting her story. BC Svetlana comments on FB about a short video I posted to IG. Follow me on IG as LaurieDreamWeaver. If you participate and are known to me as a BC, feel free to friend me on FB. BC Louise from the U.K.'s comment inspires me to discuss where participation comes from and why it ebbs and flows. Today's dance moment is a quirky blues tune called Delta Beats by IB Audio.

  • Ep 0172 – Bonus – Singing Bowls On the Mountain

    05/03/2019 Duration: 46min

    I'm inspired to appreciate all of my moments by listening to a wonderful, healing soundscape with Tibetan Singing Bowls and nature sounds by Jonathan Adams, AKA the Sonic Yogi. I love it so much, I contacted Jonathan and received his permission to feature this music in its entirety for you at the end of the show.

  • Ep 0171 – Dreams, Birthdays and Meditation

    10/02/2019 Duration: 27min

    It's now been over 5 years since I began this experiment...Happy Birthday to Jo from Thailand! Supportive comments from Jo from the UK. Louise from the UK goes on the bravery report for leaving a brave review on iTunes UK. I share a very strange dream I had and what the dream dictionary says about its imagery. Mark the Meditator shares his take on the benefits of meditation. Today's featured music is an early Valentine from me to you called We Go Together.

  • Ep 0170 – Let the Sun Shine Through

    27/01/2019 Duration: 22min

    It's a dark and stormy night as I get back from a wonderful voice acting cruise and end up in continuous down pouring rain and develop a terrible case of bronchitis. Through musical advice I learn to focus on the sun as I ponder my blessings. I come up with a new description for the show. Updates from Jo from the U.K. BC Dave supports via kind comments and shares his latest struggles. We greet our newest BC, Louise from the U.K. We can learn to listen to our inner voices via taste journaling. You and I can Do Anything by Yoo Soo Kim is the episode's featured music.

  • Ep 0169 – Our Brave New Year

    01/01/2019 Duration: 41min

    Social Media doesn't reflect my reality. Big thanks to Amazon shoppers. Why I closed down Stories and Voice. BC Kat from S.Jersey calls the bravery hotline to share her thoughts about acceptance and getting older. Dawny posts her tale. BC Kaydence, who used to be known as BC Kevin, is on the bravery report for sharing her authentic journey of change. Kaydence also shares a meaningful quote and support for Dawny. We greet new BCs Melinda and Jen. Can feeling too good cause a binge? Holiday Foolish Fun from Dawny. Mark and I reveal our focus words for 2019 and let you in on one of our secrets for getting along.

  • Ep 0168 – What We Do For Love and Please Support Dawny

    20/11/2018 Duration: 22min

    I update you about the California wildfires, a new health issue and why I'm grateful. I share a wonderful tip for creating a kinder, gentler life when dieting or working on any other goal. Please support our friend, Dawny. New BC Shelby gives a 5-Star review on iTunes. Thanks to all who send, or have sent, virtual coffee. Send holiday greetings in by Dec. 15, 2018. Holiday Dance Partay!

  • Ep 0167 – Flowing With the Tide and Happy Birthday Fionna!

    18/10/2018 Duration: 24min

    A trip back up the mountain creates some interesting lessons. How is life like improv? BC Kat from S. Jersey calls in. Comments are back in business. Send your holiday greetings by Dec. 15, 2018. Happy Birthday Fionna!

  • Ep 0166 – Being In Tune With Yourself

    19/09/2018 Duration: 25min

    What does it mean to be in tune with yourself? Mark and I have been on an Alaskan cruise. How to overcome failing first in our heads. Greet newest BC Christine from Pennsylvania who is on the bravery report for calling and sharing her story. A comment conversation with BC Linda from Sydney. Thanks to Sue from the U.K. for her thoughtful private message. Thanks to new BC Christine from Pennsylvania for a nice 5-star iTunes review and for supporting the show with virtual coffee.

  • Ep 0165 – The Gift of Today

    16/08/2018 Duration: 34min

    It's easy to wish away our lives waiting for the next good thing and missing out on what we have today. BC Dave inspires us with a meaningful quote. BC Mary S. lets us know about a great web site where we can make cards to cheer up kids in the hospital. Thanks for reaching out about our fire safety and for supporting Mark and me. Dawny catches us up and has a victory. Carrie and I have a comment conversation about improving our body image. BC Dave tells us about his Disc Golf Tourney and what he learned from it. Bcs Jo and Sue from the UK greet new BCs and say hello. BC Mary S. calls with supportive thoughts about making hard choices for our own good.

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