I joined OA 3 years ago and lost 90 lbs. I left about 6 months ago. I have gained about 25 lbs. over the last year - 15 of it in the last 3 months.
I left OA because I felt that the women in my local meetings were suffocating me. I did not want to hurt anyoneís feelings and I felt pressured to go out socially with them and be friends outside of meetings, and they wanted so much to help me but I didnít like always having to answer personal questions when I walked in the meeting door or after every meeting- So I just left.
Now I think I need a meeting but I feel if I go back these same woman will be all over me again and If I try to tell I need space- I know that they would not react well to that.
There are meetings outside my local area but I guess I havenít got desperate enough to drive an hour out to go to a meeting yet. I donít mean to offend anyone really - I just wish I could go back to being anonymous in meetings.