Sun, 27 November 2022
I had my stomach pumped at age 5.
I ate over every single feeling. My family tried everything, doctors, bribes etc, some worked . for a second.
Food was my second addiction, Poor me. Joined a very strict program, Felt great for two years, then back out and plus 100.
Important to trick the fast food clerk that it wasn't all for me.
Found OA in order to work the steps on food through the Big Book.
Honesty was a real problem for me. Or rather lack of honesty.
First miracle was starting on a Thursday. This time through the steps was an eye opener (understatement). Doing what was asked yielded real results.
Zoom is gift of Covid allowing me to sneak back into the rooms before I was perfect.
Today I do morning prayers, text my sponsor, read from the Big Book. commit my recovery to my higher power.
Still working on my honesty.
Sun, 20 November 2022
I had a good childhood. No major drama, church etc. However Love = Food and I wanted love.
with weight - Loosing =Good, Gaining = Bad.
Only in hindsight do I realize food was my drug even as a child.
I was active which helped keep my weight down but I still used pills.
Left on my own in college - Game on!
Through marriage, kids the YoYo got bigger, more expensive, and more devastating.
I knew there was a spiritual problem but knowing it didn't work.
I ended up in OA,, surrendered to God, have given up 197 Lbs, and maintain it.
Sun, 13 November 2022
Stats - came in 2011 at 35 years old and 320 Lbs. Now maintaining a 150 lb loss for the last 4 years.
Only one of 5 kids who was overweight.. I was a participant in my life. My weight did not define me but it was always with me.
Lost 90 lbs before getting pregnant, Put on 100 during and after.
I had heard about OA from my mom forever so I knew where to go when I was ready.
3.5 years for physical recovery. Finally hooked up with a sponsor and worked the steps from a phone meeting way before Covid forced it upon us.
Going through the steps and the Big Book transformed my recovery, my relationship with a Higher Power and I achieved food neutrality.
I ended up overeating with fruit which was triggered by dextrose in salt pack at work AND because I did not tell the truth to my sponsor.
Today I maintain my weight and my clothes always fit.
I can be with my family without enjoy them enjoying thier food.
I work the steps every day as need without shame. and wrap my day up with a review of my successes and a ask God to help me get better in other areas.
Sun, 6 November 2022
I put on 250 lbs in high school.
I had success with a soup, Valium and scotch diet, for a minute.
I thought drugs would be my solution. I had highly negative side effects.
I ended up in OA with 3 three meals nothing in between one day at a time and today I have a level of serenity and acceptance beyond anything I could have imagined.
My goal weight is what I weigh today and adjust my food plan accordingly when it drifts.
I can find an abstinent meal in any restaurant in the world.
My never ending journey through the steps has ups and downs with continuous improvements in my behavior.
My dreams are coming true because of OA.