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I do not understand why my body isn’t cooperating.  I’ve been eating good, healthy foods in proper portions and yet I’ve gained 5 pounds this month.  25 more words


Today, tomorrow, and other uncertainties...

Since I am to structure my treatment activities from now on, the overwhelming and daunting nature of this task has stopped me in my tracks….I was supposed to hit up an OA meeting yesterday and pussied out…to stay home and drink beer, eat dinner and purge, purge, purge, purge, purge… I was so terrified that meeting with “Overeaters” meant that I had to make the shameful admission that I am one…or worse, that I’d show up sick, as I supposedly am, and accidentally cause someone else to experience shame… I think I was just looking for an excuse not to go…so I’m going tonight, to a meeting at the local university campus, knowing that I need the support of others struggling to conquer food addiction….knowing we are all fighting the same battle. 600 more words

Hospitalization: Part 7

A journal entry from my third night on the psychiatric wing.

Saturday is long and pretty boring. I was really down most of the day and was close to tears a lot.

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Bulimia Rocks! /sarcasm

A Better Way

One of my favorite OA literature quotes is from the chapter on Step Three in The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous: “Once we compulsive overeaters truly take the third step, we cannot fail to recover” (p. 451 more words

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous Post-Convention Thoughts

This past weekend, I went to an OA convention…which is basically like recovery meetings on steroids!  I heard many incredible stories of hope and encouragement.  I also heard from a lot of people that are struggling in the same ways I struggle.  273 more words



By Laura Ann

Trigger Warning: The following post deals with addiction, eating disorders, depression, self-mutilation, and otherwise emotional topics. Please take care when reading and do not compromise your mental health. 1,442 more words

Body Musings

OA - The Best Way

I have been in OA for three and a half years after more than 50 years of compulsive eating. During my first few meetings, I felt intense fear, hopelessness, desperation, and eagerness to learn. 407 more words