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8/25/17 6:15 A

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All you folks in Texas, stay safe!!

Nell
Reston, Virginia (DC suburbs)

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

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8/21/17 7:29 A

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Remember to stay safe during the eclipse!!

Nell
Reston, Virginia (DC suburbs)

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

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8/6/17 5:15 P

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I love your post, Nell!
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What if we woke up tomorrow with only those things that we thanked God for today?


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8/6/17 3:13 P

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No one ever asks why I keep going to church, don't I have that God thing down by now? I go to meetings for the same reasons: they keep me grounded, they keep me on purpose. And the rooms are full of friends. We are there to hold out the hand of hope to the next people who stagger in full of despair. The weight part (or the sober part) is what got me there, but like church, there is so much more!

Nell
Reston, Virginia (DC suburbs)

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

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8/6/17 12:05 P

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Well done, Nell!

Fran - I find that at a healthy weight, people not familiar with OA or intimately with AA believe that I am "all better now". Only those who daily battle an addiction know that this is not true. They understand that I am still sick! I need to take my daily medicine (working my OA program) in order to get a daily reprieve from this disease, no matter my size.

I just wish there was a way for me to convey to people I see who are not a healthy weight (obese or sickly thin) that I understand and that I have eating issues as well! All I can do is exhibit an attitude of love and acceptance to those I meet, and pray that it comes through.

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8/4/17 6:40 P

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Thanks Kelly for your encouragement. Have a great evening.


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8/4/17 6:23 P

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Fran, keep on keeping on. Your an amazing person.

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8/4/17 5:26 P

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Negative self talk is an issue for me. Strange thing is that even when I have had successful weight loss (in OA 70# lost) back in 2010 I still hated my body. I thought that would FIX me. I need to like who I am, where I am now, not someday down the road. Working on that with my HP.


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8/4/17 7:03 A

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I survived two days of dealing non-stop with Mom.

Nell
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8/1/17 11:00 A

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Thank you for the post. It's a good thing to read, I know I struggle with living at my size. I appreciate your monthly positive messages.

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8/1/17 9:00 A

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Here's to a great August! Another month of summer's fabulous produce!

Nell
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Hello everyone! I hope all of you are enjoying summer and the fun that comes with it! I used to be afraid of the bathing suit for summer but I have realized that I am a work in progress and not striving for perfection. I am here to enjoy the moment of the beach or pool....not be a fashion model that sits perfect at the beach! We need to jump in and enjoy life at ANY size. Only we know our disease and only we share this with the same people and our Higher Power. Even skinny people have struggles of their own so don't ever think because they are skinny that they are happier. So, go out and enjoy this beautiful summer in August! Remember that our Higher Power wants us to be JOYFUL!!

Janine


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