Having a great day..
I am currently abstinent, one day at a time, and I feel pretty good about it. I had been having some trouble with getting abstinent, so when I felt beaten down enough to ask my Higher Power for help, once more, it sure felt like He lovingly reached out his hand. I am so grateful for this, as well as being aware that in early recovery, using the tools are so important. I want this for myself and for my family. AND I cannot take it for granted!! I have been exercising, and I really have to be careful not to overdo it at the expense of worsening joint problems, but I really enjoy it, as it relieves a lot of stress.
What I have to remember is that I am worth giving myself recovery, and the disease, this addiction loves to continuously tell me 'I can't do this..I will never get abstinent' or something like 'I don't deserve abstinence.' Or anything related on that line. I am one who has not only listened, but believed the voice of her addiction long enough..now it's up to me AND my Higher Power. We are a team. I cannot be abstinent withot having a relationship with Him, and having enough humility to say, on a daily basis, that I need help and I am utterly powerless. And I need everyone in this Fellowship..the meetings, the phone calls, the support.. I am in a personal growth process, and today I thank my HP and you, all of you.
Thanks so much for your lovely share. Your encouraging words were exactly what I need to here. I also xould identify with so much that you wrote. Please keep coming back and sharing your continued journey.
I'm so glad you had a good day today, Alexandra. Any day abstinent is a successful day, no matter what else is going on, is the way I feel about it. I too thank you for sharing... it helps not only ourselves, but you never know when something you've said might be just the thing another food addict needed to hear today to help her or him stay abstinent, or help their recovery in some way.