Always to extend the hand and heart of OA to all who share my  compulsion; 

 for this I am responsible. 

 ~ OA's Responsibility Pledge  

To the Newcomer

  • If you are feeling scared, you're not alone; we've been there.

  • If you cannot stop binging on food, you're not alone; we've been there.

  • If you eat because you are angry, lonely, tired, or for any reason other than hunger, you're not alone; we've been there.

  • If you are ashamed of your body shape, you're not alone; we've been there.

  • If you have tried to diet, only to regain the lost weight and then some, you're not alone; we've been there.

  • If you have tried to control your weight by using laxatives or vomiting, you're not alone; we've been there.

  • If you have tried to control your weight through excessive exercising, you're not alone; we've been there.

  • If you feel you are not good enough, you're not alone; we've been there.

  • If you think you're the only person who ever used food the way you do, you're not alone; we've been there.

  • If you think that life would be perfect if only you had a better body, you're not alone; we've been there.

Welcome to Overeaters Anonymous.

This program works if you work it.

 

~From Lifeline, January 2000. Copyright 2000 by Overeaters Anonymous, Inc.

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