Food for the Soul, p. 196
Set Your Sights on Recovery
For today, I surrender to Step One and admit that I am powerless over my food addiction. I pray to my Higher Power for the courage and the commitment to follow the FAA food plan. I do not listen to my disease and try another feeble attempt to control. I resign from the debating team and focus on recovery.
With surrender to Step One, I acknowledge that I have a biochemical disease. I have a daily reprieve. As I answer the Step One questions, I do not beat myself up for what I did in the past. I can leave the past in the past, realizing that my actions were sincere attempts to be well. By admitting my powerlessness, I open many new doors filled with countless miracles.
With sugar, wheat, and flour out of my body today, I accept that I have this disease without shaming or blaming myself. With this understanding that I am who I am, I can now focus on the present.
For today, I regard food only as nourishment so that I can focus on using my gifts and talents for a higher purpose.