I have some questions. I am a full-time college student in Tacoma, WA and not able to attend meetings. Is it possible to do the program without them? I would of course be able to attend over summer vacations which, thankfully, are coming up pretty soon...but after that I would have to rely on online support. Is this realistic?
My mom has been in in FAA for some time now and has had a really good experience with it. I went to one of the meetings with her about a year ago, and it was a huge wakeup call. I've known about my food problems since I was a little kid, but that meeting changed me. I was so overwhelmed, I could hardly hold back my tears as people came up to greet my mom and me. I realized that I needed help, that I had been behaving not unlike a drug addict; obsessing over how to get more food, feeling anxious if I wasn't eating something, sneaking around with my food...all of it.
I want nothing more than to be healthy. I am passionate about health and good, simple, healthy food, and I've never been able to follow my own advice for more than a few weeks at a time. As much as it pains me to admit it, I know I have a serious problem...and I really need help. As I've mentioned, I can't attend meetings, and since that's such an important part of the program, I'm a bit nervous. Can I still follow the program (get a sponsor, etc) without the meetings? Any help will be much appreciated!