I’ll never forget my last close call with bingeing. I had just left the doctor’s office after a check-up in early May 2006. It was my first time meeting this doctor. I was 35 pounds (16 kg) overweight and two weeks back into program. She was professional and told me I needed to lose weight … Continued
Karen, who has maintained a 210-pound (95-kg) weight loss for more than fifteen years, uses the Tools of Recovery to maintain her program just as diligently as she uses tools and resources for automobile maintenance to keep the first car she ever bought new in good running condition. The road in OA, she notes, is ”not always smooth and comfortable, but it is leading me to freedom” (For Today, p. 288).
Writing can clarify emotions, reveal character defects, and enhance recovery. When it is shared, writing can even help other OA members with their own recoveries.
Food and rage were Judith’s ways of dealing with stress before OA. In this story, she recounts how using the telephone Tool both to call and text her sponsor and other OA members helped her take her next Step and truly feel the support coming from her Higher Power.
A simple (but not easy) note of gratitude for all who contribute to Lifeline.
Naomi expresses how valuable it is to her recovery to hear the recovery stories of other OA members.
”I let it flow from my heart, and God is my cowriter,” says C.D. Indeed, writing is a powerful OA Tool.
Troy relates how portable Lifeline is and how it helps him stay in the solution while waiting for medical appointments.
Cynthia explains how the different perspectives in Lifeline can broaden one’s recovery and offer opportunities to give service.
For Crystal, Lifeline can fill in the blank spaces in her day that might otherwise be filled by eating. Lifeline can also be a good fit for an OA member with ADHD.