Hi, I'm thinking about re-joining
I stumbled across a post on this board and I felt like I could identify with a lot of it. I went to part of an online OA meeting today, I can relate to what I experienced there too. Currently I don't drive, which is an issue that I hope to resolve in a few months, until then, if I were to rejoin, I have the number of some people in my area who may take me to a meeting.
I have always felt in OA that there was a sense of support, people always seemed to listen and care about others, even if in a tough love sort of way. I guess the only issues that I had with OA are that sometimes my food plan at the time seemed too confining, especially if I were eating with someone, I would at it times feel nervous if I had to call a sponsor to change a food. I felt very powerless then, in an unhealthy relationship if the sponsor and I quibbled over the right food choices. I felt at times that I was giving up certain foods, but it probably was for the best. I did have a pretty good experience with OA before but sometimes the people at meetings could be catty and argumentative, but that can happen anywhere.
I have some anxieties about returning to OA. When I stopped going, I was in the hospital. I also hope that those people in OA would be glad to see me. I think that OA is a better solution for me than WW, I may get way too obsessed with the scale and points with that.
I am shy and nervous about this, wish me luck!!!