Thu, 22 August 2013
Marci always felt she had a love/hate relationship with food, mainly sugar. When she was young she would sneak food or steal money to buy food. Because she was an active child, she didn’t show a weight gain until she was in her late teens. When she got older she wasn’t honest with anyone, including herself, about what, and how much she ate. When she gained 150 pounds during her pregnancy she knew she had a serious problem with food. Even though she had a sincere desire to stop compulsively overeating she wasn’t able to stop.
Being obese started to seriously impact her health and that is what brought her into these rooms. In the past, fad diets and taking prescription diet pills were her temporary fix. These fixes never lasted very long and the weight would always come right back on, plus more.
Since joining OA, Marci has given away over 100 pounds and has been abstinent for over 11 years. Her abstinence is saying no to compulsive overeating and saying no to her “red flag” foods. To Marci this means that overeating brown rice and vegetables while abstaining from her “red flag” foods is not abstinence. For Marci, abstinence is NO COMPULSIVE OVEREATING at all.
Today Marci is a very peaceful and serene person who is working her 12 steps over and over again, and she truly believes if you work the program it will work for you.