Hi, Dianna -
My name is Danny, and I'm a Compulsive Overeater (COE) and Food Addict (FA).
I think that your idea of doing one face to face meeting is terrific, and it sounds like OA may very well be very helpful to you. I suggest that you check out The Recovery Group
It is full of useful information, and they have on-line meetings every 3 hours. I try to do one every day (except Sundays, when I do a F2F). TRG has a newcomer orientation group that starts on the first of every month, newcomer email exchange loops, and unbelievable resources.
You can also find telephone meetings and other groups that sponsor on-line meetings at OA's website
As for reading material, you can order those from OA. I highly recommend OA 12 & 12
. OA also uses AA's Big Book as a reference. The two programs are very similar.
Good luck and keep in touch. I'm happy to help you with this.
Yours in recovery,