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Mill Creek OA 100 Pounder Speaker Meeting
Speakers who have lost 100 pounds tell their stories.

Food made the pain of family disruption go away for about a second.

Wouldn't steal from stores but parents - OK

A desire to stop eating compulsively does not equal recovery.

Direct download: EricG_2-19_07_14.mp3
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Once she really 'heard' The Doctor's Opinion" she realized htere is No way but OA.

Circumstances don't cause my syuffering. How I think about  my circumstances does.

 

Direct download: DawnB_2019_07_07.mp3
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Born a compulsive overeater, 

Every diet program worked for while

OA always treated me better than I treated myself.

Direct download: Luanne_2019_06_30.mp3
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Sugar addict birth to death but today not active at it.

Really good dieter... Every goal was a rebound.

Lied to avoid invitations and maintain isolation.

The beginning or recovery was when I learned to love myself no matter what I weighed.

 

Direct download: JessicaH_2019_06_23.mp3
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Childhood Dancing, Track, Drill kept is at bay. 

Abstinance is fragile and often taken for granted.

A sliver leads to a slive which leads to a slab which leads to a slob. 

Now I go to meetings to speak and listen. It has to go both ways.

Direct download: AnneT_2019_06_16.mp3
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Mom loved sugar, Dad loved snacks, I loved sugary snacks.

Today I do my part (Meetings, outreach calls,etc) God does his part (the results). It seems to be out working well. 

Direct download: JillE_2019_06_09.mp3
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Finally arriving at OA with heart disease , and diabetes he follows direction and his whole life got better, 

Direct download: JimF_2019_06_02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

My mom thouhgt freezing the Ding Dongs woudl stop me... She was wrong.

Incredible membership benefits of OA include, friendships, support, help and a healthy life.

I can pass as normal but you all know they truth. What a relief.

Direct download: HelenT_2019_05_26.mp3
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Direct download: AliceN_2-19_05_19.mp3
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Food was an effective tool to avoid the pain of being picked on. 

 

Direct download: EveS_2019_05_12.mp3
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Born a compulsive eater any recovery can be fleetinmg without a higher power to depend on. What can I say, it works.

Direct download: Christina_2019_05_05.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: JayF_2019_04_21.mp3
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Some times we put on out best face. Tim put on his most honest sharing his recovery on a 'Bad' day. We could identify completely. 

Direct download: TimP_2019_04_14.mp3
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Speed may not be the best solution for overeating. Googling AA for fat people does bring up OA. OA Led to a lifelong solution for compulsive overeating. as offering relationships which may be approaching friendship.

Direct download: JohnP_2019_04_07.mp3
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Franks always remembered what food did FOR him forgetting what it did TO him. 

Meeting atendance, even with commitments, does not equal recovery.  But it helps

Direct download: FrankP_2019_03_24.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

OA is the only hope for long term abstinence and health Fred had found. and he has tried it all. 

Direct download: FredB_2019_03_17_17.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

The weight swings should have been a clue. 

Direct download: JarrenE_2019_03_10..mp3
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Picked a lock to get the food, weighed on a meat scale, up and down for 40 years, and more until OA brought him back God, as he understans him.

Direct download: KenS_2019_03_03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

Compulsive overeating trumps, everything, booze, drugs, excersizer AND wil power untill OA was the ace.

Direct download: RonH_2019_02_24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

She learned in OA she had accepted 4 big lies.

1, I will start on Monday

2. I will just have a little bit from the bag/package.

3. It doesn't show so no one will know.

4. I can do it myself.

Direct download: OliviaO_2019_02_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

Loosing the weight was not enouigh to make the perfect life. A 200 pound weight loss, although remarkable, could not fix her. It took the steps, honetsty, doing the work,calls and a solid sponser she was willing to listen to in order to achive real recovery.

Direct download: JackieG_2019_02_10.mp3
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Direct download: CarrieN_2019_02_03.mp3
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It took Mike  long time to "Get it". For years he dabbled in OA Waving the banner of sobriety convincing himself they were different. He tells his story with humor and emotion and comapssion everyone can identify with. 

Direct download: MikeM_2019_01_27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

Food became a safe place during an uncertian, unsafe and challenging childhood. Eventually it stopped working. OA is now offering a great life. 

Direct download: GregK_2019_01_20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

Growing up with no life skills Victor turned to food.

He found personal and emotional accptance in OAand learned tools for living for the first time.  

Direct download: VictorQ_2019_01_13.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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Direct download: KariB_2018_12_23.mp3
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OA nd the members  will always be there for you. 

Direct download: JessicaH_2018_12_18.mp3
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Don't quit before the miracle(s)

Direct download: Sandra_2018_12_09.mp3
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Relapse may be part of alot of our stories. Tim recounts his on again off again relationship with OA. There is hope for everyone

Direct download: TimP_2018_11_25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

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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Delightful share about maintaining 200lb loss!

Direct download: Jackie_20180520.mp3
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Maintaining 150lb weight loss, happy joyous and free!

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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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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

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Mickey shares his experience, strength and hope.

Direct download: 2017-09-20_Mikey_B.mp3
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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
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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
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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
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Imelda T. shares how being of service has been a crucial part of her recovery and 205 pounds of weight loss.

Direct download: Imelda_T_5-22-16.mp3
Category:general -- 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
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Cynthia E shares her experience, strength and hope in this honest and heartfelt pitch.

Direct download: Cynthia_E_5-8-16.mp3
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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
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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
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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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