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Hi, I don't read these books regularly. Sorry

Kelly, Gratefully Recovered Food Addict

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8/16/18 10:57 A

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Anyone else read either of the two OA daily mediation books, For Today and Voices of Recovery? I thought perhaps we could discuss the daily entry from either of them.

In today's Voices of Recovery, we read:

"The problem is with the control of food. Is one preoccupied with controlling food intake to the point that it is interfering with one's life? Being a compulsive over eater is not related to the amount one weighs." (Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition, p. 230).

"The disease makes me preoccupied with food, body image, weight, and control issues. I spent years thinking that if I just looked at a certain way, ate certain things, avoided eating certain things, I could be happy despite any problems life threw my way. I thought the reason I didn't have a life was because I was fat. Obsessing about these things, however, kept me from having a life. The fat was only the physical manifestation of the cocoon I had built to isolate myself from the pain of living. What I really needed was a Higher Power to me deal with my feelings, fears, and insecurities. It wasn't until I gave up trying to control what I ate that I have a life to live, and it is a good one.Today I give my life to G!d, trusting G!d to lead me toward what I am to do, be, and experience. I thank G!d for loving me and pray that G!d will help me love myself."

Honestly, this could not be more on point for exactly what I needed most to hear after the struggles of the past few weeks. My self-loathing has been off the charts.

How might this speak to you?

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