Fri, 28 October 2011
Elle shared with us her story of recovery. Since she has been abstinent, she has lost 80 pounds and came in willing to work the program as suggested because she had nowhere else to turn for recovery from compulsive overeating. She had ran out of options. Growing up, she used outside issues instead of food, and was even able to keep the weight off due to her active lifestyle after giving up those outside issues. Eventually, she started justifying excess food and couldn't keep up anymore. Her higher power intervened and brought her to program instead of having her get a gastric bypass. She resented being powerless, but kept coming back, and eventually the program worked for her.