<blockquote>I am an addict whether I want to be or not. I am an addict whether I work program or not, whether I am abstinent or not, and whether I am in recovery or not. I can be an addict in recovery, or I can be an addict in hell. I choose to be an addict in recovery. Once I broke through the denial, I had nothing left but the truth. ~ Overeaters Anonymous. Taste of Lifeline. Overeaters Anonymous, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
I am an Addict. Fifteen years ago,
December 17, 2007, I stopped at a convenience store
named Skinny’s…yes, really!
You can’t make these facts up!
It was a Sunday morning and
and my pattern on Sundays
on my way to teach Sunday School was to stop there
(different places served the purpose weekdays!)
I got back in the car with a cappuccino
and sweet rolland announced aloud to God, “This Is Stupid”
Earlier that month Psychotherapist Peggy Martin
had given me the book Overeaters Anonymous, 2d edition.
I had read it and knew I belonged there
but who starts a “diet” a week before Christmas Eve?
Well, I did! And I was right. I belonged in OA then and
I belong there now! It’s been a wild ride,
and sometimes I’ve clung on while not complying,
but I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
Do you belong too?
Welcome to OA! Welcome home!!
I can be an addict in recovery,
or I can be an addict in hell.
I choose to be an addict in recovery.
Once I broke through the denial,
I had nothing left but the truth.