I came to OA about 19 months ago and I have been actively involved in my weight loss journey for about 21 months.
I just recently started going to 90 day meetings. I have found that for me, my recovery has been up and down. I have gained these last 5 pounds and lost them at least ten times during the last 6 months. It feels good to not have gained 50 pounds but its so much work mentally to continue to do this to myself.
I started going to the 90 day meetings because I needed to see recovery. At my home group I have people that I love there but there are only a couple of us that are actually losing weight. In the 19 months that I have been there I can think of me and one other person that have physically changed. I realize the program is threefold but I needed to see and hear about recovery. I feel like my meeting turned into a whine fest and it was rare that we talked about the Big Book at all.
The 90 day meeting that I am going to is amazing. I dont get to share because I dont have 90 days of abstinence. I dont know that I will ever get to share because I dont know that I am going to follow that specific plan. They abstain from sugar, flour, caffeine, gum, and mints. They make three phone calls a day plus calling in their food to their sponsor every day and they go to three meetings a week.
I am going to try to go to two to three meetings a week and I am just trying to make better healthier food choices and I am back to logging my calories into my fitness pal app every time I eat something. Right now, this seems to be working for me. I love that the people in the program are able to eat so clean and have it not drive them crazy but for me, I would go nuts. I am praying for the willingness to make more changes.
I wanted to start this thread mainly to hold myself accountable but also in case anyone else is interested in the 90 day meetings and plan but isnt quite ready to jump all the way in yet.
I would love to hear about anyone elses experience with OA as well.