Home Recovery Birthday Share

Birthday Share

1 min read
0
As I celebrate my twentieth birthday of abstinent recovery in OA, I am filled with gratitude, joy, and hope. Prior to February 14, 1996, these incredible gifts were in short supply as I navigated through life, bingeing and depressed, depressed and bingeing. For decades, I expended endless amounts of energy keeping up appearances and maintaining my dirty little facade. I was a compulsive user and abuser of food. My life changed dramatically that February when I attended my very first Overeaters Anonymous meeting and the Monday Night Newcomers group welcomed me “home.” I learned that my relentless, abnormal, and confounding thoughts

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
  • Life Gets Easier

    I was talking to my sponsee the other day. Just writing that sentence is a revelation—me, …
  • Knock, Knock

    I went to my first OA meeting many years ago. I already knew someone, so it wasn’t too sca…
  • Callback

    I am just coming back from a bingeing relapse that started with me eating two pints of ice…
Load More Related Articles
  • Thanks for Sharing

    I haven’t written for Lifeline in a while, but today life got in my way. At least food did…
  • The Value of OA

    From the earliest times of Twelve Step recovery, almost every effort to carry the message …
  • My Favorite Color

    I had an interesting realization about color and clothing. Being overweight, I always hear…
Load More By admin
  • My Favorite Color

    I had an interesting realization about color and clothing. Being overweight, I always hear…
  • Starting That Moment

    I grew up in an American, Midwestern, blue-collar, motorcycle-riding family that fully emb…
  • I Stayed Abstinent

    A favorite OA phrase of mine is “willing to go to any length” (Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th e…
Load More In Recovery
Comments are closed.

Check Also

Thanks for Sharing

I haven’t written for Lifeline in a while, but today life got in my way. At least food did…