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Taking Steps 4, 5, 6 and 7 (again)

I have just taken these steps again with my sponsor, this time while abstinent.  She recommended working the steps when not in a food-fog, advice which I failed to heed the first time around last week. 128 more words

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Food Plan + day 3 of abstinence

I thought I’d post my food plan so perhaps I’d be less inclined to tinker with it.  It’s fairly flexible and seems to be working.  I also have red, yellow and green light foods – I don’t eat the reds, can eat the yellows in controlled portions, and I don’t worry too much about the greens.   367 more words

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God on Board

About three years after I became abstinent, I was driving to a meeting when I felt the presence of God in my car. Peacefulness and calm came over me. 470 more words

Overeaters Anonymous

Nailed abstinence yesterday!  It wasn’t as bad as I thought and I have complete faith that it will get easier with time.  Although a lot or OA-ers disagree with food plans, I feel that it helps to remove some of the mental obsession about what to eat.   333 more words

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Alcohol relapse + first day of abstinence

Last night I drank for the first time in 37 days.  My second relapse since coming to AA a few months ago; last time I had 49 days before I poured poison down my throat (and subsequently ended up in hospital for 2 days, but that’s another story). 481 more words

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Powerlessness

After my first blog post I continued to use food for another few days.  It really is insane how all the commitment in the world is easily overridden by the disease of addiction!   815 more words

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Endless Pain

I’m getting really good at hiding my pain from people or I just don’t talk to people anymore. I spent yesterday in bed until I had to go to a work function. 213 more words

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