Home Service Once I’ve Started

Once I’ve Started

1 min read
1
I have been in program for twenty-seven years. When it comes to using a food plan, I used to have rules for what to eat, what not to eat, how much to eat, when to pray, and more. But I’ve found that the more I complicate my food plan, the more loopholes appear for my disease to discover and exploit. So now I just follow one simple rule of thumb: I cannot make any decisions about what to eat once I’ve started eating, except for the decision of when to stop. This gives me wonderful flexibility in the contents of

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
  • Lucky One

    OA saved my life—or maybe I should say OA is saving my life, one miraculous day at a time.…
  • Threefold Abstinence

    Keeping things simple is helpful. Using OA’s definition of abstinence, I had to decide wha…
  • Tools for Sanity

    I came to understand my abstinence through working with my first OA sponsor in Step One, l…
Load More Related Articles
  • Awakening Began

    Step Four: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Working the Twelve …
  • Anonymous Generosity

    At my meeting, we would not want to know or care if someone tossed a lot of money into the…
  • A (Virtual) Place to Serve

    I love service! I do! One of the things I love most is helping people make new connections…
Load More By admin
  • Twelfth Step Within Lifeline

    I am a grateful, abstinent, Lifeline-subscribing member of OA. I love and appreciate our m…
  • Speaker Go-Getter

    I’ve been in OA this time around for sixteen years. Before that I was in for eight years, …
  • Easy Service Commitments

    Service is one of the ways I stay in recovery and out of relapse. When I came back to prog…
Load More In Service
Comments are closed.

Check Also

Awakening Began

Step Four: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Working the Twelve …