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Ask-It Basket - Do I have to be abstinent to share?

Many meetings in my area suggest that members have ninety days of abstinence before sharing. I believe this practice discourages newcomers from speaking at meetings. 510 more words

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The Storm Inside

I’m in the calm before the storm.

But, the storm is coming. She is bound to come, as she blows in every week around this time–right before I’m scheduled to drive over and teach a weekly master class (How to Sing) to four high school girls, like I have many times before. 462 more words

"My name is Lisa, and I'm a compulsive overeater."

I went to my first Overeaters Anonymous meeting last night.  (For those of you who may not know, OA is based on AA, with 12 steps to recovery, meetings, sponsors, etc.) 807 more words

Sometimes It Is Hard to Know How to Say Thank You

Why is it so hard for me to write a Thank You note? “Dear Grammy, How are you? I am fine. Thank you for the $5. 312 more words

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It's All About 40 These Days

On Sunday I celebrated my big 4-0 birthday.  It was a nice day.  I had my share of handmade cards from my daughter, niece and nephew, which made my day. 486 more words


I Can Do This

I wrote this letter to myself sometime in the past to help me stop bingeing. I would like to share it with Lifeline.


Before I Take That First Bite

Ahhhh, I feel like I’m white knuckling a roller coaster right now and all over eating something. For some reason I just cannot get getting some frozen yogurt out of my head! 237 more words