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

Craig shares with us his story of recovery and how no weight was ever good enough for him.  Even at his length of abstinence, he still has to work the program.  He emphasizes the need to have someone to confide in that will not cosign the crazy thinking that we all go through.  Enjoy!

Direct download: Craig_2012_05_20.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 3:52pm PDT

Roz shared her 25th OA birthday with us tonight.  Her story is amazing.  She came in at around 390 pounds hating herself and has progressed to loving herself after working the program, working through the anger, and getting to know herself.  She emphasizes the point of progress not perfection in this program and it has obviously worked for her!

Direct download: Roz_2012_05_27.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 12:17am PDT

Mixing humor with wisdom, Annette will have you laughing as you learn from her challenging story. You will learn about her secret to maintaining a 140 pound weight loss for the past 16 years, in which she said she broke all the rules except her number one rule which is to keep coming back to OA. She shares how she used food and drugs as coping mechanisms, how she “discovered”  bulimia as her magic answer to eating compulsively, how she found herself in a $140 per day food hell that consumed her life--even smoking joints to get hungry when she was full!  Her story about a gun and a low rider is both funny and thought-provoking. Don’t miss it.

Direct download: AnnetteL_2012_05_13.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 10:24pm PDT

Marci tells her story of hope, starting her journey as a young 250 pound woman who stole food, ate anything and in any quantity, swept her feelings and bad relationships "under the rug", had no boundaries, and had an attitude of "mind your own business". After her doctor said she had to lose weight, she eventually realized that she couldn't use force of will. She tells the story of a major binge at Las Vegas buffets where she met sober alcoholics who taught her the reward of the 12 steps, eventually leading to her to be a grateful hundred pounder. She describes how she changed from being unable to reach her goals to being able to achieve 10 years of abstinence by being a "Big Book Fundamentalist". She explains what she means by "you can't stay clean in yesterday's shower", and what she does as a daily ritual to stay sane, maintain her weight loss, and see physical miracles.

Direct download: MarciM_2012_05_06.mp3
Category:speaker -- posted at: 11:34pm PDT