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When I was stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (I’m a retired Navy officer), I was going to Overeaters Anonymous. I had made a commitment to eat reasonable amounts of food even if it killed me! Hah.
That was where I received a clear lesson about the fact that I used binge eating to deal with my negative emotions.
When I limited my food intake, I found myself angry over the littlest thing because I didn’t have food to soothe me.
I remember that my first husband, Winston was vacuuming and I was upset about something. I found myself deliberately throwing newspapers on the floor where he was vacuuming to express my anger.
I watched myself doing this and thought, “Am I a grown-up or am I a little kid having a temper tantrum?” (Healing brings a bit of humility into our lives if we stay honest.)
I used the 12 Steps to complete another self-inventory. I wrote down the items that were bothering me and shared them with my OA sponsor. I asked to be relieved of the character defects that I noticed and made amends where necessary.
I have continued to do this in order to keep my abstinence with food.
I now ask my Higher Power for abstinence and sobriety in thought, word, actions and attitudes on a daily basis. I still continue to struggle, but having this intention has helped me come back to a good place much faster. [/one_third]