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The 12 Steps

1. We admitted we were powerless over our food addiction - that our lives had become unmanageable.

2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

7. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out.

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to food addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Food Addicts Anonymous definition of abstinence;

We ask for help from our Higher Power to abstain from those substances we find ourselves craving, ever mindful of our addiction to sugar, flour and wheat. Feeding our bodies with a plan of sound nutrition will allow us freedom from the insanity of this disease. With honesty, an open mind, and willingness to share our experience, strength, and hope, we can recover from this disease, ONE DAY AT A TIME.

Food Addicts Anonymous 7th Step Prayer;

God, help me listen to my Higher Self as You and I make the changes in my life that will allow me to live a free, useful, and happy life. Help me not to find fault with all that I do and with those who cross my path. As I continue to stay abstinent, help me be released from the cravings for foods that are not in my best interest. Help me learn that food is to nourish my body so my spirit can carry out your plans for me. Help me be compassionate, trusting, forgiving, loving and kind to myself and others as I serve you and the people on earth. Amen.

Member Since: 1/9/2010

Fitness Minutes: 225

My Goals:
To wake up every morning ready to tackle life.(Instead of feeling like life has tackled me. lol )

My Program:
To eat less and exercise more. Sounds simple but I've found simple works best.

Personal Information:
Hi!! I'm Beth and as of today I'm a former self-loather.
I love to spend time with my family and friends. I read all the time. I love, love, love, my dogs. I spend as much time outside as I possibly can. Last but certainly not least I'm a christian and that's a huge part of me.

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I would love to find friends here at spark people. There are not many people around me that really understand what I'm going through. I need the support of others and I also love being supportive. :)

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    Hello Ruby-Lite! I'm just Sparking by from Rootin' for Ruby to wish you a successful week!


    "Never Quit. Don't ever, ever quit. Recognize that stopping now and regrouping to try a new approach isn't quitting. If you quit you'll regret it forever."
    ~ Rudy Ruettiger

    "When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."
    ~ Unknown

    3790 days ago
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    Proverbs 18:24 (NIV)

    24 A man of many companions may come to ruin,
    but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

    I thank God for YOU being my Friend..God loves you, So does I.

    Enjoy your week with the 3 L's : LIVE, LAUGH & LOVE!!

    3797 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/23/2010 2:38:07 PM
    Sparking by your page from the Rootin' for Ruby team to say hello! Hope your week has been going great!



    "Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
    Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.
    Try to be better than yourself."
    --William Faulkner
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    A friend is someone we turn to
    When our spirits need a lift,
    A friend is someone we treasure
    For our friendship is a gift,
    A friend is someone who fills our lives
    With beauty, joy, and grace
    And makes the world we live in
    A better and happier place.

    -Jean Kyler McManus

    Have a blessed and healthy Monday!

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    3819 days ago
    Just wanted to stop by and holler at my friend and let you know that I'm Ok. Please continue to keep me and family uplifted in prayers and I'll do the same for you and yours. God loves you, So does I........

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    I Asked the Lord to Bless You

    I asked the Lord to bless you
    As I prayed for you today
    to guide you and protect you
    as you go along the way...

    His love is always with you
    His promises are true
    and when we give him all of our cares
    you know He will see us through

    So when the road you are traveling on
    seems difficult at best
    just remember I am here praying
    and God will do the rest.

    ~Author Unknown~

    Much Love,
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    3843 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/9/2010 9:35:55 AM
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