Home Abstinence Day In and Day Out

Day In and Day Out

1 min read
5
I was “struck abstinent” on April 20, 2016. I used to think being struck abstinent meant it was permanent, but it isn’t. I work very hard to maintain my abstinence. Abstinence for me means eating three meals plus two snacks daily, with no sugar, fast food, or anything from my “red light” list. This is my action plan: On Sundays, I decide what recipes to cook. I make a list, go shopping, and cook most or all of my food for the week. Then, I pre-portion it and put some in the fridge and some in the freezer. Next, I

To continue reading this story, subscribe or log in below. For US$23, subscribers get one year of access to new Lifeline stories published ten times per year, plus our complete archive of hundreds of stories published since January 2016.

Existing Users Log In
   
New User Registration
*Required field
  • Giving and Living

    When I arrived at my first OA meeting in August 1999, a member greeted me at the door. Whe…
  • Stepping Up to Recovery

    I cannot believe I have been abstinent long enough to have made it to Step Twelve. When I …
  • Keeping Focused

    I am grateful for sixteen years and six months of abstinence, by the grace of God and this…
Load More Related Articles
  • Giving and Living

    When I arrived at my first OA meeting in August 1999, a member greeted me at the door. Whe…
  • Stepping Up to Recovery

    I cannot believe I have been abstinent long enough to have made it to Step Twelve. When I …
  • What Keeps Me

    Service is what keeps me in the program. There is no “as if” in it; my life truly does dep…
Load More By admin
  • Top Ten . . . Ways I Achieved Abstinence

    My sponsor asked me if I was willing to stop throwing up. I said yes and made a commitment…
  • Grace-Full Breakup

    I never thought I could or would even be willing to have an abstinent holiday season, but …
  • Clear and Free

    God has blessed me with more than twenty-five years of abstinence, and I am still grateful…
Load More In Abstinence
Comments are closed.

Check Also

Giving and Living

When I arrived at my first OA meeting in August 1999, a member greeted me at the door. Whe…