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Hello, and thank you so much for visiting my blog!  My name is Lauren L and I am a grateful recovering Overeater.  This blog is about my journey through recovery of food addiction and hopefully it will help answer questions for any newcomers in recovery.  I would like to thank all the many people in my recovery network who supported me in creating this blog.

A friend of mine asked me, “Lauren, why is it that you want to write a blog about food addiction when people can just go to www.OA.org?”  That was a great question…and I’m not certain that I even have an answer yet.  The closest answer I have is that one day not too long ago, I was reading Rozanne’s story (and this is the Rozanne who founded OA, not Rosanne Barr…but don’t worry I had those two confused at first, too) and at the end she had the most interesting line.  It’s on page 25 of the ‘Brown Book’ aka Overeaters Anonymous:

“I care about others because I care about myself.  Because I kept coming back, I learned the validity of an elementary spiritual principle given to me by the Reverend Rollo M. Boas, one of OA’s earliest supporters: If you remove your body from the truth, when you are ready, the truth is nowhere to be found.  But if you continue to bring your body to the truth, then when you are ready, the truth is waiting there for you.” 

Now, real quick, I have no idea what all that actually means.  However, the next portion is the part that was so amazing to me…but I did have to include the part above due to…well, you’ll see…here goes:

“And that truth – our promise of recovery – is in every OA meeting when we join hands, pray together, and joyously, lovingly encourage one another: Keep coming back!”

Isn’t that AWESOME?!  “Our promise of recovery”…such a powerful and beautiful fact.  So, I guess this is my way of lovingly encouraging my brothers and sisters in recovery to keep coming back!  I love you all and I’ll see you at the next meeting!!

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