Home Relapse Newly Willing

Newly Willing

1 min read
6
I joined OA in January 2016. Though I consistently attended meetings, I could not get more than four months of continuous abstinence. Program has been a miracle—I remember a time when I couldn’t go more than twenty-four hours without bingeing, restricting, or over-exercising—but I still found myself frustrated. Slips began with compulsive habits creeping back: taking little nibbles of food as I was cooking or doing dishes, eating while standing, and eating while distracted. I would allow myself to skip an occasional prayer, journal entry, or reading. My honesty would waver as I rationalized not telling my sponsor that 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
  • Tooling through Recovery

    Please keep stepping. I am following you, watching. Please keep serving. I am needing you,…
  • What If

    At a recent OA business meeting, our discussion revolved around member retention: how can …
  • Long Shot Win

    Overeaters Anonymous seemed like a long shot to me. How could it help me? I didn’t have se…
Load More Related Articles
  • A Beautiful Journey

    Divisions create discord. Rarely does one set out to deliberately sow discord. Instead it …
  • A Team Effort

    I presently attend a weekly meeting led by a woman who is half my age and who inspires me.…
  • Service Based Blessing

    A number of years ago, my area had two intergroups with quite a bit of dissension between …
Load More By admin
  • Only Abstinence

    Food was my best friend for a long time. I had a troubled childhood, and excess food numbe…
  • Skipped a Step

    OA is a Twelve Step program, and working the Steps is really the heart of our program. Whe…
  • Astounded and Amazed

    I believe that a Power greater than myself can restore me to sanity because it has been pr…
Load More In Relapse
Comments are closed.

Check Also

A Beautiful Journey

Divisions create discord. Rarely does one set out to deliberately sow discord. Instead it …