Category Archives: Helpful Hints for Recovery

Strong Abstinence Checklist

The OA World Service office has provided us a great tool to help us keep our abstinence strong and intact. Download and use the new Strong Abstinence Checklist & Writing Exercise every day to keep the disease of compulsive eating … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy 10th Step Inventory

I was recently reminded of this easy 10th step inventory, the AEIOUY inventory. A = Have I been Abstinent today? E = Have I Exercised today? I = What have I done for myself today? O = What have I … Continue reading

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A Variation on the Third Step Prayer

I heard this variation of the third step prayer on an OA phone meeting recently and thought I would share it with you, my friends in recovery. God, I offer my _________ (fill in the blank: food addiction, compulsive eating, … Continue reading

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Compulsive Eating and the Holidays

[Warning: this article references a website that, while dealing with issues of addiction, is external to OA. Accordingly, no endorsement by Overeaters Anonymous at any level is either implied or given.] Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years… It’s a brutal time of … Continue reading

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Eating OUR Food for the Holidays

Are you having trouble with the overabundance of holiday treats? I heard this from a fellow OA member and it’s helping me. Think of the treats, etc, as “their food, not ours”. “Their food” is food that normal eaters can … Continue reading

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OA Candlelight Meeting 2013

“Fail to plan; Plan to fail.” This was our theme, for a night filled with warm light, cool temperatures and a lots of willingness to share what has worked. Despite the wintry weather, numerous dedicated members of Overeaters Anonymous showed … Continue reading

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OA Service Incentive

Several years ago, I became a local intergroup telephone contact for information about Overeaters Anonymous. Because I am a contact person, I feel a responsibility to work my program to the best of my ability. When newcomers call, I would … Continue reading

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Tradition Four: Abiding by the Spirit

Tradition 4 Encourages autonomy at the group level but what happens when members disagree? Continue reading

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2012 IDEA Day Celebration Lit Up the Room with Recovery

On November 19th we celebrated I.D.E.A. Day, International Day of Experiencing Abstinence, at the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Our theme was about “abstinence” and how we each individually define and experience it. Continue reading

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2012 Candlelight Meeting Inspired Fellowship

A good size crowd came to participate in our annual Candlelight meeting held at the Unity Church on December 3rd 2012.

Three wonderful speakers shared on the theme of “Doing it Alone? How’s that working for you?” As usual, candles added a nice holiday touch to the room. Continue reading

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