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Mill Creek OA 100 Pounder Speaker Meeting (speaker)
Speakers who have lost 100 pounds tell their stories.
Direct download: AliceN_2-19_05_19.mp3
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Sugar in his baby food stopped his crying. Eventually he found every diet worked ... for a while.... Once.

A journey from Food to allcohols, to food to OA to God.

 

Direct download: DarronDG_2019_04_28.mp3
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Direct download: Mike_2019-01-06.mp3
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Direct download: MelanieM_2018_12_30.mp3
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OA nd the members  will always be there for you. 

Direct download: JessicaH_2018_12_18.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

Don't quit before the miracle(s)

Direct download: Sandra_2018_12_09.mp3
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Long term success may be based on always going to meetings no matter what. It worked for Cynthia.

Direct download: CynthiaE_2018_11_18.mp3
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Direct download: 2018-09-23_Katie_mp3cut.net.mp3
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Direct download: 20180713Elaine_mp3cut.net.mp3
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Direct download: Natalie_20180625_mp3cut.net.mp3
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Direct download: GaddyG_20180617_mp3cut.net.mp3
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Direct download: Roz_20180603.mp3
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Delightful share about maintaining 200lb loss!

Direct download: Jackie_20180520.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

Maintaining 150lb weight loss, happy joyous and free!

Direct download: 20180513_Amanda_M_mp3cut.net.mp3
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Direct download: 2018-4-15_Helen_Long-Beach_mp3cut.net.mp3
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Direct download: 20180325_Victoria_mp3cut.net.mp3
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Direct download: TimP_20180318.mp3
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Direct download: Helen_20180311.mp3
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Direct download: Domingo_20180304.mp3
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Direct download: Carrie_20180204.mp3
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Direct download: Ron_20180114.mp3
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Kari shares about recovery, relapse, gaining weight eating abstinent foods, and maintaining 150 pound weight loss while living the active peaceful life she always dreamed.

Direct download: 20180107-Kari_B.mp3
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Direct download: Tim2_20171217.mp3
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Holly shares how she lost 140 pounds and gained her life.

Direct download: Holly_20171210.mp3
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Direct download: Tim-C_20171203.mp3
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Dorrie shares her spirituality in recovery.

Direct download: 20171126-Dorrie.mp3
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Direct download: Adam_Z_11-12-17.mp3
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Direct download: Madeline_R_11-05-17.mp3
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12 principals

Direct download: Lori_y_20171029.m4a
Category:speaker -- posted at: 8:25pm PDT

Mickey shares his experience, strength and hope.

Direct download: 2017-09-20_Mikey_B.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 3:28pm PDT

In this very open and honest share, Ken expresses the value of, as he calls it, his "tribe", the people within OA.  Starting out as a child of two holocaust survivors and being a gay man, Ken has had a lot to confront in this world.  As a leader in a popular "diet" program, he says anyone go on a diet but it was the people of OA that taught him how to care about himself and each other.

Direct download: Ken_S_20170423.mp3
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Ellie steps up as a backup speaker for a great pitch on transitioning from a voice that spoke negatively to her about her body to a higher power that has taken care of her, continues to take care of her and allows her to have the positive life she has today.

Direct download: Ellie_20170416.mp3
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Deanna talks about how she removed the laws of the food from her image and tapped into the power of a positive self image.

Direct download: Deanna_J_20170409.mp3
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Hear how Holly overcame the control of her mother, husband and food through the support of these rooms and the OA program.

Direct download: Holly_O_2017_04_02.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 9:32pm PDT

Over 30 years abstinent, Alice tells us how this program is not just about food, its what has made her a better wife, daughter and mother.

Direct download: Alice_2017_03_26.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 10:32pm PDT

Hear how Elaine talks about why she still needed OA after she thought she had gamed the system with bariatric surgery.

Direct download: Elaine_G_2017_03_19.mp3
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Katie reveals how E+R=O help you avoid your next binge.

Direct download: Katie_2017_03_12.mp3
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Want to know how this thing works? Listen to someone like Teryl with 38 years of abstinence tell it like it is.

Direct download: Terrel_2017_03_05.mp3
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Jackie explains how she had to learn to face her fears instead of hiding from them in the food. 

Direct download: Jackie_2017_02_26.mp3
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Coming from growing up surrounded by wholesale food to 8 years of abstinence, her story is one of great hope.

**Tech Note - If anyone has the correct name spelling for this speaker please let Tim T know at the Sunday night meeting. Thanks!

Direct download: Kahry_2017_01_22.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Find out how she is seeking G.O.D.'s grace through the gift of desperation every day.

Direct download: Christine_G_2017_01_15.mp3
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Hear this OA veteran and self-proclaimed "Liar, Cheat and Thief" get honest and real about his OA journey including relapse to recovery.

Direct download: TimP_2017_01_08.mp3
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Direct download: 2016-09-25_Joanie.mp3
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Direct download: 2016-09-11_Ira_G.mp3
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Helen shares her experience, strength and hope

Direct download: 2016-09-04_Helen.mp3
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Carrie shares her experience, strength and hope

Direct download: 2016-08-28_Carrie.mp3
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Surrendering to win is his message.  Ron H celebrates 14 years of abstinence and OA recovery.

Direct download: 2016-08-07_Ron_H.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 10:20am PDT

12 Steps is a way of life that works in rough going

Direct download: 2016-07-31_Millie.mp3
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Suffering with diabetes and heart disease, Jim F finds a spiritual solution to his medical problem in the 12 Steps.

Direct download: 2016-07-24_Jim_F.mp3
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Direct download: 2016-07-17_Camille.mp3
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Celebrating his 11th anniversary of recovery, a loss of over 300 pounds, and a new life.

Direct download: 2016-07-10_Eric_G.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 11:34am PDT

"I don't wanna".  How this 100 pounder overcame unwillingness.

Direct download: 2016-07-03_Tim_P.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 7:50am PDT

Len P shares how he often asks himself, "Is it odd or is it God?"

Direct download: Len_P_6-26-16.mp3
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Sheila T shares how she thought she had the power to cause bad things like Hurricane Katrina.

Direct download: Sheila_T_6-19-16.mp3
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John from West Hollywood shares how he was like a mouse in a maze who kept going down the wrong path.

Direct download: John_6-12-16.mp3
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Jessica H. with 9 years of abstinence shares how she broke up with sugar.

Direct download: Jessica_H_5-29-16.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

Cindy W with a top weight of 479 pounds and 15 years in Program shares in a beautiful way how everything happens for a reason. 

Direct download: Cindy_W_5-15-16.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

Cynthia E shares her experience, strength and hope in this honest and heartfelt pitch.

Direct download: Cynthia_E_5-8-16.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

Deanna J, with 166 pounds lost, shares what the Yoda of OA said to her that helped her get abstinent after a period of relapse.

Direct download: Deanna_J_5-1-16.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

Find out why John E. wanted to be a ninja in this great share of experience, strength and hope.

Direct download: John_E_4-17-2016.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

Howard S. with 29 years of abstinence and 150 pounds given away explains how the Steps are like gravity in this wonderful pitch.

Direct download: Howard_S_4-10-2016.mp3
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Adam from Los Angeles shares how he is like a man who lost his legs and can never grow new ones.

Direct download: Adam_4-3-2016.mp3
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Helen with 17 years of abstinence explains why 2+2=4 and she hates it.

Direct download: Helen_3-20-2016.mp3
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Found out how Gaddy and a long balloon are alike in this fantastic share.

Direct download: Gaddy_G_3-13-2016.mp3
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Paula F. shares her experience strength and hope with a great share.

Direct download: Paula_F_3-6-16.mp3
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Jackie shares her amazing story that includes 200 pounds of weight loss.

Direct download: Jackie_G_2-28-16.mp3
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Stephanie and Chris give a double dose of abstinence in this impromptu share.

Direct download: Stephanie_and_Chris_2-21-16.mp3
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Joe, a hundred pounder, shares his experience strength and hope.

Direct download: Joe_2-14-16.mp3
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Julie, a recovered member of OA, shares her experience, strength and hope.

Direct download: Julie_2-7-16.mp3
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Laurie S. from Long Beach gives a wonderful pitch and shares how Gus played an important role in her recovery.

Direct download: Laurie_S_01-31-2016.mp3
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Terry shares what she does when the food starts talking to her.

Direct download: Terry_01-24-2016.mp3
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Laurie Y. shares her experience, strength and hope with a great share.

Direct download: Laurie_Y_1-17-2016.mp3
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Vicky H gives us a great share that illustrates the beauty of our fellowship.

Direct download: Vicky_H_1-10-2016.mp3
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Tom shares his amazing journey of recovery.

Direct download: Tom_1-3-2016.mp3
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Victor S shares how it only takes 12 steps to get out of the hole that is the disease of Compulsive Overeating.

Direct download: Victor_S_2015_12_27.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

Three abstaining members of OA share their experience with abstaining through the Holiday Season.

Direct download: Holiday_Panel_2015_12_20.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

Scotty B shares his experience with the steps including an amazing Step 1 where he learned it is not his fault.

Direct download: Scotty_B_2015_12_13.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

Elle shares her experience, strength, and hope.

Direct download: Elle_2015_11_29.mp3
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AJ shares her amazing road to recovery from her top weight of 350 pounds.

Direct download: AJ_2015_11_22.mp3
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Mike G. serves up a helping of abstinence with his story of BBQ and recovery.

Direct download: Mike_G_2015__11-15.mp3
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Connie A, a long-timer, shares her amazing story.

Direct download: Connie_A_2015_11_08.mp3
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Chris H, a hundred pounder, shares his experience strength and hope.

Direct download: Chris_H_2015_11_1.mp3
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Annette L., a hundred pounder from Long Beach, CA, shares in a humorous way how she broke up with Little Debbie and Suzie Q on her road to recovery. 

Direct download: Annette_L_2015_10_25.mp3
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Robin from Los Angeles shares his experience, strength and hope.

Direct download: 2015-10-18_Robin.mp3
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Lauren, a roller derby athlete and hundred pounder, shares her experience, strength, and hope. 

Direct download: Lauren_2015_10_04.mp3
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Came down with the disease of compulsive overeating in his 30s, it quickly took over his life.

Direct download: 2015-09-27_Tim_P.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

Chaya shares a story of hope and strength, over 100lbs of weight loss and 22 years of abstinence.

Direct download: ChayaK_2015.09.20.mp3
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Margie M shares her story of hope, strength and recovery and giving away 104lbs.

Direct download: MargieM_2015_09_13.mp3
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Adam S shares his remarkable story of hope, strength and recovery from "sick eating" and giving away 135lbs

Direct download: AdamS.mp3
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JimF shares an inspiring, funny and very quotable story of recovery from compulsive overeating

Direct download: JimF_2015_07_26.mp3
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Rob S shares a funny and inspiring story of hope, transformation and recovery

Direct download: 20150719_183724.m4a
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Direct download: EricG_2015_07_12.mp3
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Direct download: HowardS_2015_07_05.mp3
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Leslie shares her story of hope and recovery from compulsive overeating and bulimia.

Direct download: Leslie_2015_06_28.mp3
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Kari's brave struggle with her weight and her overeating is inspiring.  Her story of personal humiliation while swimming and trying to get back on board a boat will make you cringe and laugh at the same time.  It is easy to empathize with her experiences.  She is a joy to listen to.

Direct download: Kari_B_06_21_2015.mp3
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With a 148 pound weight loss Gary has experienced the miracle of OA both physically, mentally and spiritually.  Excess food was always something he was drawn to.   After having lost his weight he relapsed gaining 100 pounds in 3 months. 

He shares, “In an act of rebellion, which was subconscious, I went back into the hospital for a suicide attempt because I couldn’t deal with life on life’s terms. I couldn’t deal with my emotional and mental state.” 

Doug continued going to OA meetings and had an epiphany that allowed him to find a concept for his Higher Power.  A few days later he got abstinent and remains that way – one day at a time.

Direct download: Doug_B_06_14_2015.mp3
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In the beginning Aaron needed the hard nose variety of a sponsor.  “ I’m that kind that needs a punch in the head, and told to sit down and shut up and follow directions to get it.”  When he first came in at age 24, he thought he could wait until he was older to get the program, but he had seen members in his family who struggled with this problem and decided to try OA. 

 Now after 10 months and 54 pounds weight loss he still works the steps with his sponsor.  Sometimes he will skimp on the work with reading and writing and his sponsor will say “Hey – nice diet you’re on!”  That gets his attention and he knuckles under and picks up the steps and the tools again.

Direct download: Aaron_06_07_2015.mp3
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Roz offers her moving story of how it was in the beginning of her eating disorder and how it nearly killed her. She then shares how her life was transformed with the miracles promised in the Big Book.

The first 15 mintues is of her telling her story.  The second 15 minutes are an answer and question section which may be hard to hear.  And the very last 2 minutes is of Roz re-telling the touching story of the Velveteen Rabbit.  Please be patient with the sound quality.

Roz B. is the driving force behind helping to make Orange County, California, the thriving recovering community it now is.  We are all deeply grateful for her continuing positive influence on our lives in OA.

Direct download: Roz_B_05_31_2015.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT