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Sheila7
05-28-2011, 01:35 AM
Hello! Anyone doing the 90 day OA? That is the OA on the food plan. Today I am on day 5. I did this once before and lost almost 70 lbs, so I am looking forward to the weight loss.... I do LOVE the peace I feel when I follow the plan.

Anyone else doing this?

Sheila


abbysue715
05-28-2011, 07:20 PM
I have never heard of a specific oa food plan. What does it all consist of? Id be interested in trying it!

dannyb
05-29-2011, 08:01 AM
I looked it up; the OA National Group does not have a food plan. There is a California group that is affiliated w/ OA that put together its own food plan. Maybe other groups follow it as well. But, to be part of OA, one can follow any food plan that they wish.


Sheila7
05-30-2011, 01:32 AM
OA ninety day meetings are specifics within OA. If you go to the oa.org website and look at the telephone meetings and select the OA 90 day meetings and hop on one of those you will meet many others using this food plan. It is similar to the grey sheet. you can google grey sheet food plan too, but w/ OA food plan the main things are no flour, no sugar and no nutrisweet. I also weigh and measure all of my food. It really is freedom cuz I plan what I eat each day and eat what I plan. No binging, overeating or guess work involved. I got my food plan from this site: www.fulloffaith.com I also use the tools of the plan this time around which includes 3 outreach calls per day. Very inspiring!

FAA (Food addicts anonymous) is also similar.

Sheila

dannyb
05-30-2011, 07:17 PM
thanks for the info, Sheila! Glad to hear that it's working for you.

I have an OA brochure that I got when I went to my first F2F meeting; it lists several food plans that one can chose to follow. Is that what you mean by the Gray Sheet?

Sheila7
05-30-2011, 10:37 PM
The Grey Sheet was formulated I think in the 1970's. It is a very old OA food plan. I found it good, but I needed a grain, thus switched to OA 90 Day. I don't do F2F meetings although I would LOVE to, there are just not many around here. I do a lot of phone meetings, usually one a day. It was a lil hard in the beginning, no sugar or flour, but I have adjusted now. :)

dannyb
05-31-2011, 10:33 PM
Isn't it amazing how the cravings for the flour and the sugar go away after a couple of days?

Sheila7
06-01-2011, 11:11 PM
TOTALLY and then fruit is such a treat once again!!!

OA90
06-08-2011, 12:44 AM
Sample of success stories:
facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_46506688762

Phone Meetings:
Listing# per OA.org DAY TIME (ALL LISTED IN PACIFIC TIME) TYPE PHONE # PIN# CONTACT Add'l info
55003 Monday 7:00 am ‘For Today’ 605-475-5950 79822# Greg B. 1-650-823-0960 / pst
55089 Tuesday 6:30 am Speaker 712-432-8773 45698# Esther 1-647-209-5300 / est
55001 Tuesday 5:00 pm Speaker 712-432-5200 803299# Marcie 1-303-805-1881 / mst
55018 Wednesday 10:00 am Speaker 218-936-4700 105047# Leanne 1-727-738-0377 / est
55014 Wednesday 4:30 pm Speaker 712-775-7100 897214# Jody 1-215-725-7219 / est
55129 Wednesday 5:00 pm Literature 712-432-5200 987420# Kristy 1-859-321-4891 / est
55085 Wednesday 5:30 pm Men's mtg 712-432-0600 267533# Cliff 1-214-549-9299/ cst
55216 Thursday 1:00 AM Big Book 712-432-3973 795658# Sirkie 97226507145 Israel
55002 Thursday 5:00 pm Speaker 319-279-1000 135103# Lori 1-210-829-4195 / cst
55157 Friday 6:00 am Speaker New # 559-726-1300 New #: 156173# Lorenzo 1-408-759-2617 /pst Skype: Freeconferencecallhd.5597261300 Pin: 156173#
55044 Friday 3:00 pm Speaker 218-548-2828 4673# Francine 1-413-822-4141 /est
55229 Friday 7:30 pm AA Big Book & AA 12x12 Study 712-432-3900 301187# Mary R. 1-408-645-9451/pst New phone meeting - California/ F2F* & phone
55023 Saturday 5:00 am ‘For Today’ 712-432-5200 6320348# Phyllis 1-309-585-2292 /cst
55062 Saturday 7:00-8:15 am Tools 213-342-3000 155901# Mandy 1-303-915-6188 /mst
55204 Saturday 12 noon Speaker 712-432-3900 301187# Mary R. 1-408-645-9451/pst California/ F2F* & phone
55021 Sunday 5:00 am Big Book 712-432-5200 6320348# Sue 1-859-420-0522 / est
55167 Sunday 5:30 am Men's mtg 712-432-0600 267533# Doug 1-317-371-5026 / est
55012 Sunday 5:00 pm Speaker 712-775-7100 897214# Cheryl 1-972-239-5241 / cst Dallas,TX/ F2F* & phone

Sheila7
04-01-2012, 12:03 AM
I am back to OA 90 and have 33 days of abstinence! This is the longest I have gone w/out a single cheat! I feel so relieved of binging today! I really do not even think about food anymore between meals.

mrslosingit
04-01-2012, 10:29 PM
are you talking about oa or how/oa.i don't like being told what to eat

Sheila7
04-20-2012, 07:51 PM
OA 90 is similar to OA HOW. Today I have 52 days of abstinence and the miracle is I have absolutely NO cravings whatsoever! :) I have lost 12 lbs and I feel incredible.

For me I do like food plans because for me being a food addict I need boundaries. :)

It doesn't work for everyone.

Jen415
04-26-2012, 09:24 PM
OA does not endorse any particular way of eating, even though there are suggested meal plans. One person's abstinence is not identical to the next.

It has taken me the past three months to develop a food plan that works for me, thanks to my sponsor and a nutritionist. If you have a sponsor, ask him/her for help with a food plan.

Sheila7
06-17-2012, 12:25 AM
I have made it to 107 days now! I feel amazing!!

OA90
07-18-2012, 05:28 AM
Congrats ... so proud of you! :carrot:
Will you be sharing on phone meeting? :D Would love to hear your ESH. :hug:

I have made it to 107 days now! I feel amazing!!

Sheila7
08-01-2012, 10:03 PM
Well, now I have over 5 months and I feel AMAZING! :) YES! I was asked to qualify at a meeting on Friday at 5:00 PM CST. On August the 10th!

Sheila7
09-19-2012, 06:28 PM
Today i am on day 204!! I have lost 32 lbs and I feel amazing! So far I am down almost 70 lbs from my all time high. I have lost EVERY single pound in OA 90 day plan. However, I did have a break in my abstinence, hence re-gaining over 30 lbs, so really I have lost 100 lbs cuz I had to re-lose the 30 lbs twice. It has only taken me 9 months, then 6 months. I feel very free on this plan. While the physical recovery (weight loss) is AMAZING, the mental clarity is something that is even more amazing. Once I got on the other side of the detox, about 2 weeks, I started to feel more and more amazing. The promises really are coming true for me today. The self loathing is GONE, the self pity, GONE, depression, GONE, fear almost all gone. the list goes on and on. I would recommend this way of life to anyone who is struggling. I have almost NO hunger between meals.

Blessings, Sheila

ChickieBoom
10-12-2012, 02:35 PM
That's awesome Sheila! I've been on the GreySheet since June 2 and I am unbelievably happy with it. My cravings are gone and my body has finally adjusted.

PearlNorth
10-18-2012, 06:23 PM
Heres what I know about OA history. Way before 1970 when I first went to meeting, OA had a food plan called the grey sheet. It was very restrictive and didn't meet everyones health needs. As time went by, suggeted foods plans were introduced in a pamplet. Abstinence was defind as "refraining from compulsive eating" and no plan endorsed. Later on a new faction in OA emerged calling their meetings OA HOW, and returned to a the grey sheet as a means to abstinence. If you were not doing the grey sheet, you were not abstinence unless a doctor told you not to use that plan. I personally, found it humiliating to be told I was a failure if I didn't choose that plan. And, at that time, you weren't allowed to speak at meetings if you weren't abstinant.

I am not familiar with the OA 90.

Anyway, I finally designed a plan that was healthy and worked for me and I lose weight. I personally find that 5 smaller meals makes me feel less crazy than 3 larger meals a day. I don't feel crazy most of the time.

My advice, get a healthy plan from your doctor.

Sheila7
10-31-2012, 12:56 PM
Well, I am happy to say I just celebrated 8 months of back to back abstinence. I have released 35 lbs, and 75 total since finding OA 3 yrs ago! I love my food plan. I did get it from the dignity of choice pamphlet endorsed by OA. Many people do not even know this publication exisits.

Have a wonderful abstinent day!

Sheila

swtgila
11-02-2012, 03:26 PM
Hi all. I would like to claim my seat here. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I had not heard of some of these plans and not the 90 day plan. I am going to google the gray sheet. I do know OA does not tell you how or what to eat and for that I am thankful. I need more structure tho. I need to develop a food plan that works for me. I have a lapband and cannot do well with 3 large meals a day. I too need 4 or 5 mini meals. Portion control is my biggest problem. And I love to graze. I am having some health issues and am forced to wake up and get serious about my binging and COE and what that is doing to my body. I have a goal to develop a food plan by the end of the weekend. I suspect it is one where I need to give up white stuff (sugar, flour, potatoes)..all trigger foods for me. Thanks for this thread. I am going to try a phone meeting soon. Do you all find that helpful? I haven't done them before. I've done some online meetings and was going to a F2F meeting, but had a conflict with my f2f sponsor and quit going. The meetings did help tho. Maybe at some point I can find my way back. Thanks to everyone here for sharing their ESH.

debbie

Sheila7
11-25-2012, 07:20 PM
Hello everyone! I am just 3 days away from having 9 months of back to back abstinence. I am so excited to have made it through Thanksgiving abstinent and not having any cravings whatsoever. However I did experiment with spenda in my cranberries and I will in all honesty say that that was a disaster! It made me mean and cranky for 3 days. Okay, so I used it Thursday and Friday. I was a bear Thursday, Friday and Saturday, most likely it was still in my system yesterday. Today I feel 100% better as it is out of my system now! I was so tempted to go back on antidepressants but now that I know what is up, I am soooo happy I didn't and happy I did not eat over it! Thanks for letting me share!

SaraL
12-09-2012, 09:49 AM
Hi Sheila, thank you so much for this thread and for the inspiration! I already don't eat sugar or flour and I'm not in OA (I don't think my country has any meetings), but regardless you're such an inspiration. The idea of 90 days of abstinence feels like something I really want to give my best try, starting today. They say 21 days is enough to change a habit, but honestly with something like disordered eating, I don't think that's enough. 90 days however is so long that it might make a permanent change. I can't even imagine how amazing achieving something like that is going to feel! I've felt like going to the store to buy stuff to eat all day but thanks to you being so inspiring, I'm staying strong :D

ChickieBoom
12-11-2012, 12:13 PM
Heres what I know about OA history. Way before 1970 when I first went to meeting, OA had a food plan called the grey sheet. It was very restrictive and didn't meet everyones health needs. As time went by, suggeted foods plans were introduced in a pamplet. Abstinence was defind as "refraining from compulsive eating" and no plan endorsed. Later on a new faction in OA emerged calling their meetings OA HOW, and returned to a the grey sheet as a means to abstinence. If you were not doing the grey sheet, you were not abstinence unless a doctor told you not to use that plan. I personally, found it humiliating to be told I was a failure if I didn't choose that plan. And, at that time, you weren't allowed to speak at meetings if you weren't abstinant.

I am not familiar with the OA 90.

Anyway, I finally designed a plan that was healthy and worked for me and I lose weight. I personally find that 5 smaller meals makes me feel less crazy than 3 larger meals a day. I don't feel crazy most of the time.

My advice, get a healthy plan from your doctor.

The GreySheet is ridiculously restrictive but it works for me. I'm not familiar with any of the other food plans and I think it's good that OA and GreySheet broke apart. No one should feel like a failure because a certain plan doesn't work for them. I wish that there were GreySheet meetings where I live and I have seriously considered going to an OA meeting. Maybe that's what I should do.

Sheila7
01-11-2013, 11:08 PM
Still pluggin along!! now up to 318 days! I feel amazing, this plan rocks and the promises are all coming true for me. I even got a job today!

Sheila7
01-22-2013, 11:22 AM
If anyone is interested I got my food plan from fulloffaith.com Pam has a free ebook you can download and the suggestions are at the end of the book. I also got my sponsor from one of the 90day OA meetings. Sponsors are essential so it does not become just another diet plan.

GratefulMom
02-07-2013, 09:29 PM
Thanks so much for sharing. I have always kind of wondered what no white flour meant (though it seems simple and I've seen it a million times). I haven't figured out an abstinence plan for myself yet, but I think this will help me!

Myrnwa
02-03-2014, 05:10 PM
I'm trying to get back on track with a good food plan that will make it easier to stay abstinent.Any advice. Cutting out sugars and wheat seems to take away the cravings. The best.:)i