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One day at a time. First things first. If I have a problem and eat over it, then I have two problems. Easy does it. Live and let live. Let go and let God. Act as if. It’s not what you’re eating, it’s what’s eating you. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Service is slimming. You spot it, you got it. Would I rather be right or happy? My Higher Power is whatever I turn to in a crisis. It works if you work it. Stay put and act in my own best interest. Am I around the program or in the program? Do the next right thing. Expectations are premeditated resentments. Food thoughts are just thoughts. You don’t have to act. Forgiveness is letting go of a better past. HALT (Don’t get Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired). I can’t. God can. I think I’ll let God. Meeting makers make it. Nothing tastes as good as abstinence feels! Progress, not perfection. God: Good, orderly direction. BINGE: Because I’m Not Good Enough. Take what you like and leave the rest. The disease is physical. The cause is emotional. The cure is spiritual. The elevator is broken. Use the steps. There is no situation so bad that a compulsive bite can’t make it worse. This too shall pass! What other people think of me is none of my business. If you have one foot in yesterday and one in tomorrow you will piss all over today. Just for today. One is too many; one thousand is not enough. It’s about the food until it’s not about the food. Clean up my side of the street. Keep coming back! You are never too late unless you miss the closing.
by Karen NP Reprinted from Unity Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous, Region 4 Mpls, MN
In 2003 I had a friend who 12 stepped me. I began attending OA HOW. I had great physical success with my weight loss, but thought of it only as a diet. I wanted to be thinner, but didn’t want to be a person who was labeled as a food addict. I really didn’t think my problem was . . .
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