Sun, 25 June 2023
I discovered comfort food as a infant.
I was tall and big before I was 9.
At 25 I had my first suicide attempt.
I was blackout eater.
I have been paddled back to lifetwice at 350 lbs. There is so much more.
Today I have a daily ritual, which keeps me sane, abstinent and useful. I record my food and and express my gratitude to my Higher Power maintaining a 150 Lb. weight loss.
Sun, 18 June 2023
I Was in mental hospital at 16 and learned about drugs. It did not help my weight but I was taken to AA.
Found OA grey sheet in 1977. Got physical recovery and several relapses.
For me the "OA Diet" worked briefly several times with more weigh gain up to 300.
For more than 35 years I took what I liked and left the rest.
Eventually I actually did all 12 steps with a sponsor
Today I have a food plan. Participate in service, sponsor people, and work the entire program to the best of my ability.
Sun, 11 June 2023
First came into OA in 2006.
After multiple relapse I finally realized my recovery HAD to be my primary focus in order to have the rest of my life.
As a child I wanted to be invisible but my weight made that impossible.
I had excel spreadsheets for the diets I would start on Monday.
Today I have am maintaining a 150 lb weight loss.
The level of my honesty is reflected in the quality of my recovery.
I have walked through a myriad of problems and not turned to the food.
My daily ritual for my recovery it sacred for me.
When My relationship with God is right relianace of food is gone.
Sun, 4 June 2023
33.75 years abstinent and maintaining121 lb weight loss.
Prior to OA I was a nutritional expert gaining and loosing over 700 lbs a little at a time.
I knew how to get shinny, but not for long.
Heavy I was angry, Thin I was angry. Hmmmm.
About the time I was planning my suicide I went to OA. Found people who didn't overeat AND they didn't want to. They had the 12 steps.
I have had tragedy and good fortunes and did not turn to the food on either end.
I can put an abstinent meal together anywhere in the world.
I do not believe I could just go to a couple of meeting a week and maintain my life. It is the whole program. meetings, sponsoring, calls and introspection that works for me and keeps my disease at bay.