My Name Is Simone...
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
and I am a compulsive overeater. Last Sunday, the 22nd, I made a life changing decision. I decided to attend my first Overeaters Anonymous meeting. I took a leap of faith and will not look back. A good friend of mine here on SP, emailed me to tell me of the changes she
had made in her life and how she'd begun attending OA meetings for a couple of weeks.
I am so glad that I took that leap of faith. I have attended online everyday except this past Friday. Some days, I've attended TWO meetings! But I feel so good about this decision. I always felt like I had so much support when I attended Weight Watchers meetings. But
this is even better. It's not centered around a telling number on the squarish box (
). It about WHY I choose to eat those cookies or those chips instead of dealing with the real emotions. It's about NOT numbing myself into oblivion by stuffing my face!
Last week was a stressful one-my Mom fell outdoors and I was really concerned about her (she's fine now but I still worry!), it was my daughter's 6th bday and my DH's bday as well, and the middle part of the week was just STRESSED to the max! But through it all, I found the most comfort by attending the meetings! WOW
I just can't put into words how much it has helped me! I have not had any sugary items except fruit since last Monday
My Dad was in AA. So I just keep remember what they say and OA says, One Day At A Time! And that's what I'm working on. And I know Dad is looking down on me with smiles from heaven