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I am a member of a few general recovery groups on Facebook. Most of the members are addicts or alcoholics. I am not. I consider myself addicted to food in some ways, but it isn’t like I can just stop eating, like an addict can quit their substance of abuse. 511 more words

Eating Disorders

All About Learning

I have learned what true deprivation is: eating foods that trigger me to binge. When I binge, purge, or eat compulsively, I deprive myself of a happy, joyous, and free life. 519 more words



I have been quiet over the past few days. I have stumbled big time and I am very disappointed in myself. Since Saturday at lunch I have stumbled into several days of overeating and periodic bingeing. 189 more words

Binge Eating


The principle of step 2 is hope. “Came to believe that a power greater than us could return us to sanity.” I sat between two newcomers tonight as we read step 2. 194 more words

When It's Not Just a Taste

If you’ve been following my journey, you’ve probably noticed some ping-ponging, a behavior that’s characteristic of those with weight management issues. One day I’m doing Whole30, the next day I’m not, the day after that I’m waxing philosophic about dichotomous personality and wondering what’s wrong with me (I didn’t post that one!). 891 more words

Emotional Eating

Learning About Me

After more than eight years in OA, I can say I have learned a lot about the nature of my illness. I had never heard of a “binge food” or “trigger food.” In OA I learned the difference between the two items. 187 more words


28 Years in OA!

I am writing today for three reasons: 1) today is my 28th anniversary for first walking into the rooms of OA, 2) I saw my wrens dancing outside my window! 755 more words