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  • Grey Mare

    3 years ago


    Just wondering if this group is active? :-)

  • LizaTampaFL

    3 years ago


    Has anyone joined Overeaters Anonymous? Wondering the success?

  • lakelady

    3 years ago

    i used to work on it from home with an online group but i just wasnt all that into it, i guess. it really did nothing for me. perhaps if i had been able to find a real, live group to meet with it could have made a difference.

  • SaraS

    1 year ago

    I am a member of OA. I call into my meeting every morning and love it! It's called A Vision for You and for the first time I have more than hope, I have recovery! Try it out????

  • Trewben

    3 years ago


    72 and Sunny, so long as I see it that way! Today is going to be beautiful. Some home made candle making with the scent of boiling apples and cinnamon from the stove. A yummy treat that fills the house with an amazing seasonal aroma. Cheers, and have a terrific Saturday!

  • Trewben

    3 years ago


    Putting one foot in front of the other is how I move forward; not backward. How easy it is for me to complain and moan about the struggle. I need to ask myself what I'm doing to move my feet. It's easy for us to get stagnant by focusing on the problem that plagues us all. I need to ask myself every day what I'm doing to move forward or help the next person. My struggle needs only be kept in the rear-view mirror lest I forget where I was. But I need to remember to keep my eyes on the road ahead or I can't move forward. When I focus so hard on what was wrong, I can't see the solution. It's like going to watch a movie... If we go to see a sad movie, then everyone will leave the movie feeling sad, and say, "that was a sad movie". Or I can see an exciting movie with action and happiness, and walk away saying, "that was a great movie!". Be the difference! Make the difference! The only thing standing in your way of happiness is you! One simple thought or idea can change the world, so make it a good one. You may be the only smile in someone's day. Love yourself! Be good to yourself!

  • Trewben

    3 years ago


    Courage comes through admitting when we're weak. Weakness may be one of the most inspirational and valuable tool we have. It seems when we feel weak and vulnerable is when we're most likely to finally reach out through the pain and say" I need help, and I don't know what to do." The second part is staying connected. How easy it is to become complacent when we talk about our successes. But what about when we're at the weak spot, when we've slipped or regress into old behaviors? That's when it's most important to lean on our peers. Every day is a new chance; every moment is one that we can start over at any second. And having a support group to lean on who can relate to both the successes AND moments of weakness is key to all of our successes. My commitment may come from the inside, but it needs to reach to the outside... to every one else walking the same path. Staying committed to supporting others every day; not just when it's convenient, but writing when it's hard, and writing when it's great every day. Knowing that we share in a common plague, helps me reach out to other's and break down the walls of individuality and solitude of thinking you're alone in this. You're not alone, and you're worth every second. We do this shoulder to shoulder, hand in hand. Thank you all for your continued help, and I hope to be of the same to others out there. Remember the day is already amazing, it just depends on whether you want to see it that way!

  • litnerd23

    3 years ago


    I've never posted online or searched out any kind of group but I feel like this is the time. I'm 22 and have been binge eating (sometimes also purging) almost every night for about 5 years. I have always been overweight, but in those 5 years I've gained almost 120 lbs and now I am almost at 300 lbs. In the past few years especially I've had really bad bouts of depression and anxiety and complete self-loathing. Now, at my highest weight, I don't hate myself anymore, but I definitely don't want to keep doing this for the rest of my life and let it rule me and cause me health problems. My parents have been lately trying to convince me to do a lapband or gastric bypass surgery so this is really my last chance to try this on me own and avoid surgery, because honestly, if after giving it a real try if I can't control myself and become healthier surgery might be the only option. I'm so young and I just want to live my best life. I'm going to try a juice reboot at least until Christmas (I know realistically I won't be able to keep it up during the holidays with traveling, parties, etc.) and then in the New Year try a 60 day juice fast. Any advice/anything really would be helpful. Thanks!

  • RebelGirl23

    3 years ago

    I am right there in the same boat with you. I too weigh close to 300 lbs. and I have told myself I am not going to get that far. Today I am starting to juice and I too am going to do it up until Christmas and then continue on after New Years. I noticed after I turned 30 that my body was trying to tell me to make some major changes. I started feeling really sick and I had no energy and I really didn't care whether I did anything or not. I know that I need to make this change and I also need support cause I know I gonna be hungry and food is what I always go to when I feel depressed or happy or whenever. We got this!!!

  • Trewben

    3 years ago


    More than just juicing! It's more than just juicing. If I do a long reboot and then treat myself afterwards, more than likely I'm setting myself up for a massive failure. If it doesn't come naturally in the world, I don't put it in my body. I eat meat, local, grass fed organic and nitrate free. I eat nuts and seeds for protein as well. My experience has taught me that the moment I say I "can't" have that, then on the next opportunity, I will gorge on it. I need to remember it's not that I can't, it's that I can, and do I want to? The juice fast was just the beginning for me. Just enough to detox my body from the pollutants of preservatives and GMO's and get back to the natural me. From there, whether I eat or juice, it's about keeping anything manipulated by man, anything not naturally found in it's raw state, out of my body. It was about changing from the inside out. Once I detox my body and start introducing the good fruits and vegetables and nuts and berries and seeds, I start giving back to my body and treating well; hence, my body treats me well and says, "now let me shine for you!" everything got better. No more acid reflux meds everyday, no pain medicine for aches. I started feeling better and the weight loss was just a terrific side effect of treating my body good. Even before I lost the weight, I started feeling confident about myself because I knew I was treating my body great. I felt great telling people "no" when they would offer me junk food of any kind saying, "I don't put that stuff in my body". After a while, I started realizing how much of a slave to manipulated food I was. I started feeling so great physically and mentally, I started feeling almost like I had been no different than cattle - letting the food manufacturers taunt me, mainipulate me, and keep me wanting more. I was fat, lazy, depressed. That's no way to live!



    Today, I am no longer a slave to corporations and the food industry. I refuse to eat "food-like product" I will only put mother nature in my body. Today I am good to myself. But I have to watch going to extremes. For me, I cannot swear off to one thing entirely, It was a gradual process of adding in the good until it crowded out the bad to a point that I felt so bad when I snacked on junk, that I just didn't want to feel that way anymore... and I didn't have to. But when I run to extremes and just dramatically go toward one direction, I have to be very careful. I thank God for all the awful feelings I had to feel when eating bad every now and then after eating good, because I had to feel that bad to know how really good felt.



    Have a great weekend everybody! Support is here; you just have to stretch out your hand and ask for help. Stay plugged in! Be amazing today! You're worth it!



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  • Trewben

    3 years ago



  • TheWeightisOver

    3 years ago


    i just want to eat. i know i just have to push forward and keep going ????

  • Monique

    3 years ago


    Somehow I manage to rationalize the $5 to $10 (on a bad day, it can be much more) of junk (chocolate, ice cream) I buy every day that I use to get high, only to poison my already-sick body. Does anyone focus on the actual financial cost of the food they are buying and how it could be better spent elsewhere?

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