Friday, February 22, 2013
Someone posted this on Facebook - taking the twelve steps of overcoming alcohol or drug addiction and putting them in the framework of overcoming food addiction.
1 - Admit you are powerless over food - that your life has become unmanageable.
2 - Believe that a power greater than yourself can restore you to sanity.
3 - Decide to turn your will and life over to the care of God as you understand Him.
4 - Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of yourself.
5 - Admit to God, to yourself, and to another human being the exact nature of your wrongs.
6 - Be entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7 - Humbly ask Him to remove your shortcomings.
8 - Make a list of persons you have harmed, and become willing to make amends to them all.
9 - Make direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10 - Continue to take personal inventory, and when you are wrong, promptly admit it.
11 - Seek, through prayer and meditation, to improve your conscious contact with God as you understand Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for you and the power to carry that out.
12 - Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, try to carry the message to food addicts, and to practice these principles in all your affairs.