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My BB birthday and AA anniversary are close too (I actually got sober 2 days before my birthday). I didn't need another opportunity to celebrate.
Keith is absolutely right. First things first...you have to put sobriety first. I'm not telling you to go out and binge just please don't stress about the weight loss this first year. Some people do lose, some gain, some neither. There will be time for that when you are more ready and we're here for it all. Congrats on the sobriety!
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."
Mary L. in Virginia
I agree that nothing is more important than staying sober.
I've been sober for 15+ years and using Spark for almost 3 months. I actually put on over 80 pounds when I got sober. "Eating is my last vice and no one is taking it away from me". Then I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes --- time to get healthy!
Make your SOBRIETY FIRST at this point, but do what you can to stay healthy. These pages will help a lot -- and so will the people on them.
If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free. - Ajahn Chah
I won't be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. (The Prisoner)
It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
I'm glad you are here. I'm 3 years sober and good things do happen one day at a time.
Beecharma, I actually lost 80 lbs my first year sober ( I just passed the 2 yr mark) by coming here and tracking food, making myself eat a few small meals instead of a bunch of junk, and making some new "friends" to chat with when i'd want to drink or eat. Best of luck to you...like CYNDY, at 52 i'm MUCH healthier than I was at 49. This site is awesome, USE it well....di
"The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting" Andy Warhol
"Experience is not what happens to a person; it is what a person does with what happens to them."
-- Aldous Huxley
sober since 10/29/09 for the about THIRD TIME...getting sick of new sober dates, the almost 3 years almost destoyed me:-(
Beecharma: Do you have Overeaters Anonymous meetings where you are? It would be great if you could find people who are both AA and OA. I know there are a lot of them out there.
No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.
Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.
I was many years in AA before I began to really deal with my obesity. I use the 21-day-binge-free team to deal with bingeing behavior. I am also reading the great book, Dr. Gould's, Shrinking Yourself, which deals with emotional eating. A very lucid and how-to book dealing with the emotional aspect of overeating. Try the LIVING BINGE-FREE TEAM to give you quality support in your health goals. Don't ever give up. Ta, Reggie
WELCOME TO THE TEAM...PRETTY NICE GROUP HERE...I POP IN OFF & ON...AT THE END OF MARCH 09', I WILL BE 2 YEARS SOBER...I AM HEALTHIER AT 53 1/2, THAN I WAS WHEN I WAS YOUNGER...BELIEVE IN YOURSELF...IF I DID IT...YOU CAN TOO! MANY GREAT HELPFUL ARTICLES TO READ...FOR ENJOYMENT, AS WELL AS INFORMATION ON HEALTH AND WELL BEING...I HAVE MET MANY NEW FRIENDS ON DIFFERENT TEAMS I BELONG TO...I LOOK FORWARD TO POSTING EVERYDAY...HOPE TO SEE YOU AROUND...CYNDY
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My name is Darla R. I am 5mo sober and am on step 9. I went into AA on my own and go to 4 or so meetings per wk. I am so grateful for AA and the changes in my life. Then I went to the doctor and she said I am obese. I really believe I am working on enough right now with my sobriety but I eat healthy food just not enough times per day so I am here to work on healthy right now. I have flushed out 10lbs by drinking so much water but I am not willing to mess with my sobriety to be skinny right now. The weight will happen but not drinking is a must for me.
Belly button B-day 11-2
AA 6mo. 11-2-08 really it is!!!!