Sun, 29 October 2023
I went to AA Meetings to support another and it filtered into me and my food.
Even with sponsors I went insane with dieting. which led me away from the program.
In 2008 I hit another bottom which took me back to program. I jumped into all aspects of the program, steps, service, a daily ritual.
My experience is that with my yellow light foods I was in denial that they belonged to the red light list.
Sun, 22 October 2023
My wife was taking a client to AA meetings sitting in the back. Mentioned they had a problem with alcohol like I did with food and mentioned OA. That did not please me.
I ended up in OA wanting relief from the grief without making any changes in my behavior.
Eventually I embraced actually doing as told, getting a food plan, doing the steps.
I have done the steps and continue each time I take a sponsee through them.
I have daily actions regarding my food, my programmed and my life.
I can still be driven by pride, self centeredness or fear but not as often not as long and not as intensely.
Sun, 15 October 2023
I was adopted and that comes with its unique baggage.
I always felt there was something wrong with me.
My story matches so many others, My mom comforted me with food and it worked.
I came to OA in 1976. I followed the strict food plan, lost weight and collected sponsees. It cost me my family which was not a bad thing.
I started meetings at my apartment. And found a church that synced well with my program.
I unknowingly married an alcoholic which led to my relapse. which led me to Al-Anon. which opened my eyes even more.
The beginning of her sobriety was also my return to abstinence.
I have a morning ritual which includes my sponsees, reading, walking and it seems to be working . . for me.
Sun, 8 October 2023
Always bought clothes in Husky.My parents would bribe me to loose weight. did it, got the prize then right back up.
It was suggested. I go to OA. and found out it was not Order of the Arrow.
First food plan was grey sheet. lost weight, too much weigh.
I was sent to AA and discovered 'Solutions.. Learned to listen for the similarities, not the differences.
I was directed to a sponsor who scared me the most.
How do you keep weight off? - repeatedly running up the steps.
Today I can be honest with God, Myself and my sponsor.
I share my gratitude with individuals freely.
Sun, 1 October 2023
My first food plan was no sugar which seemed impossible.
When I got 21 Days i was eligible to be a sponsor.
The foundation of my abstinence was still no sugar my food plan is built on that. That gave me too much wiggle room.
I ended up down to 88 lbs on the food plan I had been given. It did not last and I left OA
From then on I went up and own with insane eating and insane diets.
I calculated how much laxative I need to take take to offset my eating.
Today I have a daily ritual, solid food plan that works and a relationship and conscious contact with a higher power.