Showing posts with label #12 steps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #12 steps. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Journal and Follow the First 3 Steps of Overeaters Anonymous

Divine Dining Weight Controllers follow the twelve steps of Overeaters Anonymous. Why? Because they have it right. I needed them. So do others. Bill W. and Dr. Bob got their inspiration straight from God when they began Alcoholics Anonymous, and it still works today for recovery from addiction whether it's food addiction or something else.


First 3 steps of Overeaters Anonymous.


1.     We admitted we were powerless over food, that our lives had become unmanageable.

2.     Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

3.     Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

 Journaling

One helpful tool to Divine Dining Weight Control is journaling. This is especially helpful if you’ve had a rough day the day before, or if you’re wanting to eat, eat, and eat. Write down those feelings. Write down your petition to the Lord. It sticks with you better and rids your mind of any anger or resentment.

 

******I found this post in a journal from several years ago when I was struggling so much with food addiction:

     What I have trouble with is step three (action). I can say the words “Lord, take over my will,” but I obviously don’t mean them because I continue to try to control and react negatively when it goes contrary to my wishes.

     I must learn to not react to others’ problems. Step three and giving up control is in direct proportion to my spiritual condition. God is in the now, not past, nor future.

     One last note, as in “How It Works” in the Big Book, we claim spiritual progress, not spiritual perfection.


Have you tried the 12 steps?

Do you journal?

****This is important******


P. S. In case you're new to "Writing with God's Hope" blog, I lost 100 pounds and have maintained the loss for twenty years, after being overweight all my adult life.