Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Are you underweight? Overweight? Obsessed with food, weight, or dieting?
You are not alone. Today, there is a solution.
FA is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience and mutual support, are recovering from the disease of food addiction. Come to several meetings to see how the program works. Call a contact person for a meeting or call an FA phone line if there is no meeting near you.
Vanity and Sanity
"I thought that my saving grace was that New Year’s resolutions were made to be broken. Everybody does it. Who am I to be different? Maybe there was a little guilt, a little niggling thought that perhaps I was on the wrong track, but that was completely squelched by February 14. After all, isn't love the most important thing in life? And love translates so easily into chocolate."
"I don't know how I ever got to weigh over 230 pounds. How did it happen? I tried so hard to do what everyone else did, so why was I so miserable? Didn't everyone else eat the way I ate?"
"I'm not sure I knew my unhappiness was due to the food when I first came in to the FA Twelve Step program. But I did know I was overweight, and I wanted to be thin. It was enough. Just wanting to be thin was enough to get me to my first FA meeting and to get me started. There is a saying in FA which I relate to: I came for the vanity and stayed for the sanity. It was true for me. I lost the excess weight in one year and I lost the obsession with food, too. But the greatest gifts have been the intangible ones: serenity, a manageable life, and a desire to help others."