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10/31/19 9:28 A

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Hi. Great discussion Grammy

I don’t count days, this is my life not a diet or something that ends. If I think in days I will not embrace the freedom from food obsession.

I took a few months off the scale to get back my perspective that it’s just a number it doesn’t define who I am. I now weigh most days just to check in. But I typically forget the number a 1/2 min later. Lol. The scale is just a tool I use to let me know if I’m eating too much. I depend on how I feel now. (I have distorted body thinking- so I can’t trust the mirror, in my mind I’m still 270 not 165-170)

This is what works for me. I know many people who count days, weight monthly, or weekly.

How do you all work your program?

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10/31/19 7:48 A

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Abstinence Day 14 adding exercise to help lower blood sugar readings.


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10/30/19 12:02 P

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Day 13 abstinent! I’m going to keep counting every day to 90 days! Then I’ll count months! One day at a time!
I’m curious how everyone keeps track of their abstinence. Do you count days etc.?
Also, I’ve been weighing daily because of the HF concern to monitor weight gain/loss. Once I no longer need to monitor as closely how often do you weigh? I’m thinking monthly would be good but part of me says weekly to keep a closer check. Just wondering. I don’t want to get crazy with just weight loss either. I do want to make sure what I’m doing and eating is working though. Thoughts?


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Just checking in. I’ve been setting up a private team for those of us who aren’t only compulsive overeaters but food addicts as well called Stop Addictive Eating Now. If anyone wants to check it out just drop me a sparkmail and I’d be happy to send you an invitation.

I hope everyone was able to spend some time in recovery activities so you build up your stamina for the upcoming week.! One Day At A Time!

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10/22/19 10:31 P

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Thank you for listing all those prayers!

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Thank you for sharing all these prayers and information.

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10/22/19 7:09 A

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Overeaters Anonymous Prayers

Trusting in a Higher Power will help your recovery from compulsive eatingGetting and staying in touch with our Higher Power is a key element for our success in OA. We are advised to pray throughout the day as a means of finding and maintaining our abstinence. We often pray to start and close our meetings. An extensive body of prayers are available to support OA members spiritual development, some originating in our Tradition, others from AA and other 12 Step programs and some have been passed down through the ages.

Scroll down for a listing of prayers that compulsive overeaters and other addicts use on a daily basis to support their recovery. If you have a favorite prayer that’s helped you in recovery, please use the comments section at the end of this article to share it with your fellow OAers.

The OA Promise (also known as Rozanne’s Prayer and the Unity Prayer):

I put my hand in yours, and together we can do what we could never do alone. No longer is there a sense of hopelessness, no longer must we each depend upon our own unsteady willpower. We are all together now, reaching out our hands for power and strength greater than ours, and as we join hands, we find love and understanding beyond our wildest dreams.

Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to
Accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And the Wisdom to know the difference.

What many of us don’t realize is that the Serenity Prayer was written by theologian, Reinhold Niebuhr, and has additional verses as follow:

Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;

Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it:

Trusting that He will make all things
right if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him forever in the next. Amen

– for an interesting treatise on the history of the Serenity Prayer see AAHistory.com.

11th Step Prayer/Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

(from the AA Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions Book, page 99)

St. Francis Prayer is used in 12 step programs as the 11th Step PrayerLord, make me a channel of thy peace
that where there is hatred, I may bring love
that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness
that where there is discord, I may bring harmony
that where there is error, I may bring truth
that where there is doubt, I may bring faith
that where there is despair, I may bring hope
that where there are shadows, I may bring light
that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.

Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted
to understand, than to be understood
to love, than to be loved.

For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life. Amen.

Another version of St. Francis prayer:

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred let me sow love
where there is injury, pardon
where there is doubt, faith
where there is despair, hope
where there is darkness, light
where, there is sadness, joy.

0 Divine Master grant that I
may not so much seek to be consoled.
as to console; to be understood as to
understand; to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned
and it is in dying that we are born
to eternal life.

Prayers from the Big Book (Alcoholics Anonymous)

3rd Step Prayer—page 63

God, I offer myself to thee-to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt.
Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will.
Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life.
May I do Thy will always.

4th Step Prayer (Resentments)—page 67

God, help me to show tolerance, pity and patience. This is a sick man. How can I be helpful to him? God save me from being angry. Thy will be done.

Fear Prayer—page 68

God, I ask that you remove my fear and direct my attention to what you would have me be.

Sex Prayer—page 69

God, I ask that you would mold my ideals, and help me to live up to them. Where I have done harm, God show me what I should do about each specific matter.

Forgiveness—page 70

God, I am sorry for what I have done, and have an honest desire to let You take me to better things.

Sanity and Strength Prayer—page 70

God, I earnestly pray for the right ideal, for guidance in each questionable situation, for sanity, and for the strength to do the right thing.

5th Step Prayer—page 75

God, I thank You from the bottom of my heart that I may know you better.

6th Step Prayer—page 76

God, I still cling to some things that I have admitted are objectionable. Help me to be willing to let them go.

7th Step Prayer—page 76

My Creator, I am now willing that You should have all of Me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to You and my fellows. Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do Your bidding.

8th Step Prayer—page 76

God, I ask for the willingness to make amends for the damage I have done in the past.

9th Step Prayer—page 79

I pray that I may be given strength and direction to do the right thing, no matter what the personal consequences may be.

Change Prayer—page 81

I am sorry for what I have done. God willing, it shall not be repeated.

Morning Prayer—page 83

My creator, show me the way of patience, tolerance, kindness and love.

10th Step Prayer—page 84

I pray, God, that You remove my selfishness, dishonesty, resentment and fear.

Another 10th Step Prayer

God, please help me review my day.
Please grant me the willingness to see what you would have me see, in the light you would have me see it: free from morbid reflection, fear, obsessive guilt, and dishonesty.

Daily Prayer—page 85

How can I best serve Thee—Thy will (not mine) be done.

11th Step Prayer—page 86

God, I pray for forgiveness for the wrongs I have done today. I ask that I be shown what corrective measures should be taken.

Decision Prayer—page 86

God, I am faced with indecision and I am unable to determine which course to take. I ask You for inspiration, an intuitive thought, or a decision. God, I pray to be shown what my next step should be. Give me whatever I need to take care of my problems. Especially free me from self-will so that I may be of help to others. What can I do today to help others?

During the Day Prayer—page 87

I am agitated (doubtful) God. Please give me the right thought or action. I am no longer running the show. Thy will be done.

Morning Prayer—pages 86 and 164

God, please direct my thinking; especially, that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonesty or self-seeking motives. What can I do for the man that is still sick?

A Blessing—page 164

May God bless You and keep You.

Acceptance Prayer—page 417

And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation—some fact of my life—unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God’s world by mistake. Until I could accept my compulsive overeating, I could not stay abstinent; unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitude.

Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage, all the men and women merely players.” He forgot to mention that I was the chief critic. I was always able to see the flaw in every person, every situation. And I was always glad to point it out, because I knew you wanted perfection, just as I did. O.A. and acceptance have taught me that there is a bit of good in the worst of us and a bit of bad in the best of us; that we are all children of God and we each have a right to be here. When I complain about me or about you, I am complaining about God’s handiwork, I am saying that I know better than God.

Resources and attributions:

If you use a smart phone there are a number of Apps available. Search the Apple Store or Android Marketplace for 12 Step Recovery, RecoveryApp and other appropriate key words.

References and excerpts from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous are Copyright © Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

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10/21/19 11:33 P

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That is a terrific food plan! You'll be feeling better before you know it on that one. :)

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10/20/19 9:04 A

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kaysheppard.com/wp-content/u
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These are my only additions to the plan as it is written: Daily condiments if wanted for added flavor-1 Tbs clean hot sauce, 2 Tbs clean mustard or 2 Tbs fresh or bottled lemon juice no sugar. I also use low-fat 1% buttermilk if it’s clean.
Note: I also do not limit my use of eggs for protein right now because they are cheap and easy to prepare but not more than once per day.

BECCACOZZIE: Here’s a link to my abstinent food plan. I don’t know why I couldn’t send it through sparkmail but anyway here it is.

Have a wonderful abstinent Sunday team.

Edited by: FATFREEGAMMY at: 10/21/2019 (12:16)
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10/18/19 8:41 A

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I hope you are better quickly

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10/18/19 7:07 A

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Rough night in the hospital!
Getting ready to order up my abstinent breakfast
2 eggs
Fresh strawberries
Lofat milk
Plain oatmeal


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Before I go to bed I try reviewing my day both my action and my thoughts to see how I can improve the way I reacted to my day and the people I encounter.that day. Then pray that I can do better.

There is power in well-chosen words, and often there is equal power in silence. Learning when to talk and when to listen are among the most powerful skills you can develop.
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Step 10 as a formal inventory is not something I do daily. I do immediately own up to and apologize for error as soon as I realize them.

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How do you embrace step 10?

Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

Tradition 10: Overeaters Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues: hence the OA name ought never be drawn into public controversy.

Spiritual principle 10: Neutrality & Perseverance



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