Sun, 30 July 2023
I came from a long line of good cooks and compulsive over-eaters.
I thought I could eat whatever my husband ate, added baby weight and kept it all and more.
Medical, pay and weigh, hypnosis and a multitude of other weight loss schemes failed to work for very long.
June 201 I started a diet took me form 317 to 192 in two years. No steps yet. 2020 landed in OA, qualified according the test questions, discovered my tribe but didn't know it yet.
Today I am retired andand not afraid. I work the programs, am involved with my meeting. do service and have a good realtionship with my higher power.
I am active, accountable and am loving my life due to OA.
Sun, 23 July 2023
Abstaining over 37 years. Came in over 340 lbs.
I came to OA because a friend but n=knew nothing of any anonymous program.
My only motivation to come to OA was because I was afraid of loosing my children.
Could not come up with a good enough lie to not go to the 2nd meeting.
I got a sponsor who tricked me into more meeting per week and discovered a thurday night meeting of people just like me. Still my home group.
I do everything for one day. Same routine. I invite my higher Power into every aspect of my life listed out loud.
I have never left, I am still teachable, and I can ask for help.
Sun, 16 July 2023
Topped out 576. lbs in 1999.
Came into program thinking I would loose enough weight to do Barriatric surgery. God had other plans.
It was 'suggested' I work the program.
My food plan has changed but my program has not.
i was a compulsive rebel - today I have a pause button which helps me to take more appropriate actions.
Today I have a God of my understanding which, like my program, has never failed me.
I am blessed with a home, a family a career and a partner. I am 350 Lbs lighter without surgery. It is all result of my working the OA Program to the best of my ability.
Sun, 2 July 2023
I recovered through AA literature and it has stayed my focus.
I remember the anticipation and pleasure from my first steak when I was 6 and my life changed.
I would binge on bologna sandwiches.
I could not stop doing the binging which caused me so much misery.
I realized there was something wrong with me. Nobody did what I did with food.
In my mid thirties my world became very small.
Working a graveyard shift allowed to go to 3 meetings a day. I had physhical success from my diet. No recovery whatsoever.
Finally it seemed that getting a sponsor may be helpful.
I surrendered my sugar and was allowed my atheism. So I stayed.
Today my health, my PTSD and my Atheism have been addressed.
For me I remain in action for my recovery and helping other which helps me.