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A Gift Without Measure

I came to my first OA meeting in January 2008. I was obese, angry, unhappy, and scared. My father was abusive, my mother was morbidly obese, and our family dynamics were based more on criticism than acceptance. 354 more words

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Sleep Study - 12 Days Abstinent

Peggy (mom):  Due to some issues with leg swelling, etc., my doctor ordered a sleep study for me to check for sleep apnea among other things.  867 more words


Love, a sticky mess

Betwen working on my weight loss/lifestyle change there has been a lot going on in my life. My husband has congestive heart failure which means so much more than a diet change. 229 more words


Feeling Good

I have been thinking about how profficient I was at feeling bad, and how I am now learning to feel good.

My food compulsion started at age 7, which is when the worrying began as well as before-school stomachaches, bad dreams, fear at bedtime, and the chameleon-like behavior I developed to deal with people who were different from me or with whom I didn’t feel safe. 378 more words

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8 days abstinent and this is what greets me!

Peggy (mom):  Even though I can eat ANYTHING and EVERYTHING when I’m bingeing and I don’t really seem to have a “favorite” food like most people, there is  463 more words


Crawling Back - OA Meetings

Peggy(mom) :  While taking care of my mom, I fell off the wagon and into a one and a half year relapse.  This meant that instead of following my sugar-free/gluten free very measured meal plan, I was bingeing on anything that wasn’t nailed to the floor.  1,095 more words


Cold Comfort

Enthusiasm, the quality of being filled with my Higher Power’s presence, reminds me that I always have a choice.

A recent deep freeze in my part of the United States seemed to limit my choices; I couldn’t get my truck out of a snowbank to get to my weekly face-to-face OA meeting. 193 more words

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