Life in recovery, Family gatherings.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Life in recovery; family gatherings.
Last week, I avoided a social gathering because I couldn’t be around food choices and alcohol and be sane. This week, I have to attend a family gathering where there will be food choices and alcohol and lots of options for emotional eating. My anxiety will be high. The first hurdle is traveling for 8 hours. I packed fresh fruit, lunch meat, carrots and celery. I have no control over the rehearsal dinner so will just enjoy a meal that I didn’t have to prepare. Breakfast will be leftover travel food, or an omelet somewhere. Lunch is light, and then there is the wedding reception. Then we travel for 8 hours. Friday we have errands in the big town, and then I will be home. I will need lots of prayer for these two days.

Last night at the OA meeting, we read chapter two of the 12 and 12 brown book. I could have written it. The description of the insanity of food obsession. The history of the progression of the disease. The struggle of faith. All of these fit me. I have truly come to believe that I am powerless over my food obsession and addiction and that my life is unmanageable, where a higher power, faith in something greater than me, can restore me to sanity.
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  • 1MNEME
    Sounds like you've got a good plan in place. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1243 days ago

    ...and prayers, always!
    1243 days ago
    Oh honey, you're putting one foot in front of the other and dealing w/this! Proud of you.
    1243 days ago
    Hey good luck at the gathering. I had forgotten about OA as a source for help with my eating.I will check to see if we have a group here! Thanks best and keep praying!!
    1243 days ago
    You can do it. Planning ahead is good. Do not get overwhelmed by it. Have a relaxing time with the family. Try to get in some exercise. Do not stress about eating but be aware of your choices.
    1243 days ago
    Good luck!!!
    1243 days ago
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