Lisa S. - Region One
I opened my email this morning and one of the first emails had the subject line, "start your new years resolution early," and went on to talk about the importance of self care and taking positive steps towards better health. Of course, one of the positive steps the email recommended was that I sign up for this particular weigh and pay company's plan that would miraculously solve my weight problem. I thought about that subject line "New Years Resolution." How many New Years, Mondays, mornings did I resolve to start a diet and stay on it? I am not sure I can count that high. I absolutely admit that I am powerless over food. For me, that means that I simply cannot take even one bite of these foods. It also means I cannot afford any attempts to control my food on my own, or any other human, will power. Making a resolution is appealing because it is an attempt to take back control over my food. I am grateful that HP whispered this fact to me and I didn't trip too far down that fairy lane of make believe. The only solution that has worked for has been following the 12 steps of Overeaters Anonymous. The first step is admitting that I am powerless over food. Rather than making resolutions, I ask God for the willingness to do His will today and for the willingness to follow an abstinent plan of eating for this day. That is what works. I am so grateful for this program and for those of you who walk this path with me.
Lisa S. - Region One
In recovery I get to live life differently
In recovery I like myself more and more and more and more
In recovery I feel useful
In recovery I can be kind, even to people and places I don’t agree with
In recovery I’ve learned the value of self-love and self-care
In recovery I get to feel peace
In recovery I get to know hope
In recovery I can grant myself and others grace
In recovery I have learned a humbleness
In recovery I truly have lost interest in self things, and gained interest in my fellows
In recovery I have so much more energy to do all the fun things!
Out of recovery, I’m always mad at myself and everybody else
Out of recovery I berate myself for mistakes for days
Out of recovery I am spiritually sick
Out of recovery I am physically sick very often
Out of recovery I am of no use to my community
Out of recovery I am very self-centered
Out of recovery I am miserable, frustrated, lonely and tired
I like myself in recovery. I’m going to keep working the steps and applying the principles embodied in them so I can continue to grow as the person my Higher Power has helped me to become and so that I may carry the message.
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