Thursday, March 17, 2016

Thursday 3/17/16

Today OA is having a marathon.  This means that there is a phone meeting every hour.  Phone number is 712-432-5200.  PIN number is 4285115#

Today in OA's Voices of Recovery: I was my compulsive overeating.  I had lost my identity and all direction in my life.  The insanity of trying to fill the emotional & spiritual void with food consumed me.  I lost my health and my spiritual and emotional welling being and what little self esteem I had to this disease.

This was an eye opener for me.  In 2007, I lost my job of 28 years because of the sale of our bank.  I was in the process of an ugly divorce so I had to sell my house.  I had to get away from my scary ex-husband so I moved 1000 miles away from my home.  I didn't realize it at the time but I lost my identity along with my job and my home and because of the divorce I lost my pension too.  I now look back at 2007 and the next few following years and see how I was eating non-stop.  I gained 70 pounds.  I am still struggling, every day.  But I am not having food binges like I did back then.  I still have a very long road to recovery and it has been very slow.  I slip backwards often.

Today, I will commit to being abstinent.

On another subject.... here is my latest cross stitch project.  It is the second time I am doing this pattern, tribal rooster.  This one is on marbled sage aida and I am using DMC 51.  It is for another chicken loving friend.
Peace, love and happiness...

1 comment:

  1. You've had some things happen to you that would send anyone into a tailspin. Good to see you bouncing back. I know cross stitching helps me out. Your rooster looks great, love the colors.