— The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, p. 24”
Voices of Recovery
Overeaters Anonymous April 28th
Today I decided that I would write on whatever I read in Voices of Recovery, with the thought that it’s probably just what I need today.
The writer talks about establishing an ongoing contract with her Higher Power after taking step 3. She no longer does whatever she wants to do or eats whatever she wants to eat after entering into that contract. Before OA, I broke many contracts around food and relationships.
Spending a lot of time around the house with social distancing has also meant more time around the food, yet my contract with my higher power remains the same: I eat moderately at prescribed times and with substances that nourish my body. Each morning, I ask my HP to direct my thinking, because without making that daily commitment, I will spend the day doing only what I feel like doing. Because I know my HP wants the best for me, I am willing to keep that contract.