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Monday, April 07, 2014

OA works as these pictures of my physical recovery illustrate. However, the true gift of recovery is not losing over 150 plus lbs, but silencing that incessant, abusive noise of "what am I going to eat, when, how, and where am I going to eat it, how am I going to lose weight, when will I join Weight Watchers...AGAIN...wait until after Easter, how much do I weigh, what size am I, why am I so weak, pathetic, FAT? It is not fair, look at that skinny girl she must be so happy, it is too hard. BLAH BLAH BLAH." By going to meetings, having a sponsor, working the steps, using the tools to learn how to manage life without eating and obsessing about food is truly glorious. I love this program and my friends
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    I am really happy for you - keep up the good work! emoticon
    1438 days ago
    As a long time AA member who has many friends in OA, I can say that the 12 step programs are truly the miracle I had been looking for. They are truly the easier, softer way.
    1441 days ago
    I agree that the biggest challenge is shushing those little voices trying to steer us in the wrong direction. Thanks for sharing
    1442 days ago
    Glad you have found what works for you. WAY TO GO!!! Keep up your great work. YOU ARE SO WORTH IT!!!
    I am going to check out OA. Thank you for posting this information! Enjoy a wonderful week!!!
    Prayers, blessings and hugs,
    1442 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    I love the suggestion from POSITIVEHOPE. You can change or stop those!
    1442 days ago
    Dr Amy Johnson explained recent brain research on where those negative voices come from in our heads. Those voices that say says Eat it. NOW!. She helped me reframe those thoughts into "Neurological Junk." When I see them that way, they become powerless. I recommend reading her free online 23 page booklet, "Fighting the Urge." To get the tools that I successfully used to stop my compulsive eating. It really works!
    So here is the link:

    1442 days ago
  • KITT52
    it does seem like a wonderful relationship with food...glad it is working for you
    1442 days ago
    You have to do what works for YOU! Way to go on setting some goals! emoticon
    1442 days ago
  • SASSY220888
    I am so proud of yoiu that you have been working on your recovery from overeating and has been successful. I totally agree with you that I alot of overeating has to do with our self-talk. I have been journaling to eliminate my negative self-talk. With your success, I may look into OA in my area.

    God Bless
    1442 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    I have read about OA and have heard great things about it. Glad you found what works for you and good luck on you weight loss journey!
    1442 days ago
    OA has been a blessing for me. I'm actually starting to enjoy life more instead of just existing in a food coma.

    1442 days ago
    It's amazing how often I think of food.
    1442 days ago
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