I just found this forum last night, and I think this is great. I think OA is what I need, I've been thinking about it for a while. I've had problems with binging since I was little...hiding in my room with a box of cookies or chocolate, eating until I could explode, then wishing I had room to eat more. I've went through a couple of stages in my life where I just had to lose the weight, so along with the binging came the purging. Mostly its binging which has gotten me to the 275 lb mark.
I've been to the OA website several times, and through lots of tears I've wrote down the number, and I know where the meetings are-less than 2 minutes from my house. I'm too embarassed to say it aloud, much less go to a meeting. If I were to go to a meeting, the thought of telling my dh would be devastating. I'm sure he would be supportive, but how do I get past that? Plus I'm in a small town, and I think, what if I know someone? Anyone go through this? How do you get past it?