Saturday, March 09, 2013
I never thought it could happen-I have stayed on FA's food program by reporting to my sponsor daily what I will eat (it has to not have flour or sugar and must be weighed) and be on the FA food plan my sponsor tells me. It does take discipline. I have lost 12 pounds the first month and 8 pounds the second month so a total of 20 pounds so far! There are many thin people in recovery at the meetings at first i wasn't sure I belonged there. But they were just like me before and they help me as I hear their stories. The program is patterned after AA, we read from the Big Book and go through their 12 Step Recovery program. It works for me and I do identify myself has a food addict-now gratefully recovering. I don't think every one needs this program-only those who have tried and tried to eat right but just haven't been successful. Before FA I tried Weight Watchers (am a life time member and paid them a lot of money), Eat to Live, Jenny Craig, Slim Fast, Seattle Sutton, Pritikin, Fireman's Diet, Eat 4 your Type-and many more. This time with the support of my sponser, the tools of the program and the help of my Higher Power it's working one day at a time. If anyone is curious you can learn more at their website. Just google Food Addicts in Recovery (not OA, not FAA). They might have a meeting in your area you could visit. As I say it's not for everyone but it is working for me. And it's free!