Hi I'm new to this thread and have been dealing with an endless summer of overheating to the point of huge discomfort. Overeaters was the website I just looked at before coming over here. It's getting that serious. I lost about 30 lbs on here before but lately I don't feel any inspiration to do healthy for myself. About to read the article.
Hi: I just read your post and the excellent article. I thought it was very good at describing the way food can become the object of obsession. It went further than many people do at showing that all of us have avoidance mechanisms. I was also very interested in reading about OA. I've been curious. The relationship to AA is much stronger than I realized. I was glad she brought out criticisms and praise for OA. Most of all I was pleased that she was so open abbot her own experiences.
In my struggles with food, I've only recently realized how much a sense of victimhood triggers my choices. Also I only recently realized that I've avoided a head on "be here now" relationship to life itself, for my whole life. I'm not sure OA is for me, but I need some way to keep exploring how I got that way and how to feel at ease with who I am and what I have.
Thanks again and best wishes on your journey. Rosalie.
Did you get a chance to read it, Sharmika04? Just curious. I have this article cut out and taped to my wall for inspiration. The bread basket, cake frosting, and attitude about restricting foods really could be speaking about me. I have attended a couple of online OA meetings but, due mostly to embarrassment of having to announce where I'm going to my husband, have not attended any in person. I am doing a lot better and have noticed that as I feel healthier, my desire to overeat *mostly* goes away - though not entirely.
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I am going to read it tomorrow. I am about to go to bed but I can't wait to read. I am in the process of looking for a professional to talk about my eating problems with. This article may be a great help and learning experience.
Working at a substance abuse center (I'm the office manager which is such a full-time job I only counsel certain classes, and as a "backup"), this article really interested me. It's about OA, and I have looked into it for both clients and myself. On the actual magazine, certain quotes from this article were enlarged and bolded, which caught my eye even more. The one that stuck out the most to me was, "Frosting is my crack." I felt an immediate connection to this woman because I was literally fighting off an urge to walk to the convenience store and buy a container of cake icing when this magazine came in the mail. *On a side note, what the heck do you call that container of icing?? This is driving me nuts. It's not a jar, or a cup, or a carton, or a tub. What the heck is it?!?!
Anyhow, here is a link to the article on their website. I thought someone else might find it interesting at the least, and maybe even helpful.
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