Our lives became unmanageable when the car wouldn’t start, the computer broke down, or our checking account wouldn’t balance. We suffered from other people’s unmanaged lives or from bad luck. What alternative did we have? We ate to sate the fears, the anxieties, the angers, the disappointments. We ate to escape the pressures of our problems. ~ The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous
Why do we eat? Why do we stuff our trigger foods into our mouths
long after we come to program, realize the value, know
the way out? We eat because our commitment, our honesty,
have not won our commitment, because we have not fully admitted
we’re powerless, that the steps work, that were not the exception
to the necessity pf the Steps, We eat because we refuse to believe
we must turn our will and our lives over to the care of God
as we understand, because we trust the Steps to work miracles
despite us, not through our working them, because we still hold on
to a diet mentality, because we excel at rationalization.
Because we have not held on until the miracle happens.
Are you in here?What’s your excuse?