3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Chicks in Control

Chicks in Control Overeating? Binging? Share uplifting support and gain control!

OA or therapy?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-28-2008, 11:02 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: California
Posts: 85

S/C/G: 160/ticker/135

Height: 5'8"

Default OA or therapy?

I'm at the point now where I realize that willpower isn't enough for me. I am a compulsive overeater and I need help. What I'm wondering is if I should go to OA meetings or see a therapist? My overeating stems from a specific incident when I was a young adult. I haven't always had this problem and I don't want to live the rest of my life having such a messed up relationship with food!!

I have the feeling that therapy might be more helpful because I can be more in depth with why I'm the way I am....but if OA is a better option, I'm open to that too. Anyone have advice?
__________________
hotmamacitax2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2008, 12:11 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
ChefsGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Midwest
Posts: 726

Height: 5'7"

Default

IMHO therapy is the way to go. I went to a few OA meetings and they didn't really get very deep. It was more of just working the steps & acknowledging you had an issue. Unless you get a really great sponsor (I didn't) that you can tell everything to, you may never get to the root issues.

I'm right there w/ you. I haven't always had food issues. Not sure why but they have obviously gotten out of control & I need to figure out why I am being so self destructive. I'm planning on starting therapy very soon. Good luck.
__________________
Weight Watchers at Home
ChefsGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2008, 07:10 PM   #3
Madeleine
 
fatmad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: rural southwestern Ontario Canada
Posts: 2,348

S/C/G: sw187/cw186/gw120

Height: 5 ft 3.5 in or 163 cm

Default

I think I would try both in your position. IF you get the right group and sponsor, might be ideal. IF you get the right therapist, might be ideal. But lots of people I know had to work to find the right therapist, went thru 3-4 before finding someone who was "right". And I know a few people who tried different AA meeting groups (Not OA, don't know anyone personally who has done OA) until they found the right fit.
Good Luck.
__________________
Fatmad

zen and the art of weight loss, finding the true path of en-lighten-ment

fatmad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:16 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2