100+ Pounds to Lose—Is There Hope for Me in OA?
November 21, 2012
Hosted by Naomi Lippel
It is not unusual to find people in Overeaters Anonymous (OA) who are now at a healthy weight, and have been for many years, but were once 100 pounds or more overweight. They often suffered debilitating physical illnesses from their weight, like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and lack of mobility due to painful back and joints. And they may have suffered loneliness, rejection, fear, and isolation due to their size as well. In this episode, OA members who have lost well over 100 pounds—and kept if off —share how they did it, what their lives are like now, and show that there is hope for you, even if you have 100 pounds or more to lose.
Sound Bites from Overeaters Anonymous
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Sound Bites from Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is dedicated to educating you about recovery from compulsive eating using OA’s 12-step program. In OA you’ll find members who are obese, overweight, average weight, underweight, still maintaining some control over or totally unable to control their eating behaviors. Symptoms include eating binges, grazing, obsession with food and body weight, starving, purging through laxative abuse, excessive exercise or vomiting, inability to stop eating certain foods, secret binges, and yo-yo dieting. In OA, members find acceptance and understanding, support and companionship from others who have similar challenges, a new ability to achieve and maintain long-term healthy weight, and a transformation to physical, emotional and spiritual well being. Join us to hear the experience, strength and hope of people who struggled and found recovery and a new life in Overeaters Anonymous.
Naomi Lippel has worked for Overeaters Anonymous World Service Office in New Mexico since 1994. After earning her degree in Professional Writing and Business at the University of New Mexico, she began as an editor and designer at the WSO, and then managed the publishing division for many years before being promoted to Managing Director in 2004.