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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 ( emoticon). 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 emoticon 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 emoticon

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 emoticon
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BOBINVA 2/2/2012 4:21PM

    Great job. Do take it one day at a time and if you keep on making the next right choice those days will be filled with healthy food and happy memories.

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BARBIE176 2/1/2012 9:23PM

    Sounds like an awesome program. I am so happy you took the leap of faith and are finding it helpful. Keep up the good work my friend. I am very proud of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 2/1/2012 9:18PM

    I am so happy for you, Simone! You will have to tell me more about how the online meetings work.

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KAMAPERRY 2/1/2012 2:02PM

    You rock! So freaking proud of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DARA52 2/1/2012 1:44PM

    Good for you! emoticon

Taking responsibility is huge! You are so strong.

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LOOZINITNOW 2/1/2012 12:05PM

    So proud of you!!!! emoticon

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NEWNAC304 2/1/2012 11:10AM

    I'm so proud of you for taking this step. You'll do great!

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PINKNFITCARLA 2/1/2012 9:11AM

    emoticon I'm glad it's working out for you. I know you will successful in working on and meeting your goals! emoticon

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JILLIANPRNCSS 2/1/2012 6:15AM

    What a great program, I am excited for the changes in your life. I know you can do it.

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TEMPERANCE88 1/31/2012 10:13PM

    Good for you! I'm so glad you've found something that you feel really good about. Great job!

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DIFROMWYOMING 1/31/2012 9:32PM

    Happy for you Simone, I'm glad you are finding some comfort and relief there. I attended (live) meetings for years, and they were very helpful. Hugs, Di

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MAMAKNITSSOCKS 1/31/2012 9:26PM

    So proud of you! (((Simone)))

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