Sun, 24 October 2021
Grew up in alcoholic family. I was paid in candy to keep secrets. By both sides.
My mom took me to Weight Watchers.
The catholic God had nothing to do with my life. I had to figure it out on my own. Food was my God.
Loosing weight did not make my life beautiful.
Tried OA @ 22 for 30 seconds. Got sponsor, she fires me, I fired OA, back to sponsoring myself.
Weight and I ballooned, Health problems came on and I ended up wheelchair bound.
Today I hear God in my heart louder than the disease in my head. Health stats are mostly back in normal ranges.The rest are getting there.
Sun, 17 October 2021
I know it kicked in around 5 years old.
It was suggested that more will power would help me with my food misuse. Nahhhh
Diet was the next answer.
I went to my first OA meeting when I was 11.
Eating Rehab in high school. Way to much talking talking talking. If you lost weight- you got my attention.
Sponsoring myself led to relapse, weight gain, and more pain.
Got a sponsor, took direction, had great results and took all the credit. . . relapse.
Finally in 2005 I truly connected with the program.
Sun, 10 October 2021
I was hospitalized at age 6 from overeating, I was 65 years old when I entered OA.
YoYo was me. I guess I'm not the only one.
I had a lower body aneurysm that brought serious health issues. but I ignored it until I came into OA.
I was known as 'The Sleeper' At Wendy's, at the movies, at the wheel.
Weight training became an important part of my physical recovery.
I committed for one year, After the year I did not want to go back.
Sun, 3 October 2021
I couldn't loose weight, even for $5000 dollars.
Even my therapist convinced me I was different.
I was NOT a dieter.
Once in OA I never left. There really was nowhere else for me to go.
I was full of anger. OA has released me from that aura.
I even want the best for my Ex-husband - BIG Miracle.
Today I can truly look at food as art, and not miss it as food. Really.