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Old 12-07-2005, 09:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Food for Thought~daily Meditations 12-07

Today's Thought
You are reading from the book Food for Thought.

A Permanent Disability

Compulsive overeating is a permanent disability. We do not look forward to becoming normal eaters at some point in the future. Until we accept the fact that our illness is irreversible, we do not learn how to control it.

We have all tried innumerable methods of regaining the ability to eat normally and spontaneously. Perhaps the most common delusion was believing that once we were thin enough we would be able to eat whatever and however we pleased. We may have thought that if only we could straighten out our interpersonal relationships and arrange circumstances to suit us, then we would no longer be plagued by compulsive overeating.

When I accept the fact that I am and always will be a compulsive overeater, no matter what my weight or how ideal my situation, I accept reality. I will have to live with this disease and control it, with the help of my Higher Power and OA, for the rest of my life. Abstinence is not a temporary cure for my illness, but a permanent method of control.

May I understand the full extent of my disability.
It is none of my business what others think of me.

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Old 12-07-2005, 09:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, this is a very important and so true reading. It is critical that we each remember this and never try to delude ourselves into thinking otherwise or we will just be back in the same boat that we started in when we realized that we had a real problem. Thanks Pony for posting this reading.
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