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Compulsive urges to overeat, gorge or
purge are inadequate coping mechanisms.
Compulsion is loss of control and
continuation of the behavior despite the
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Compulsive overeating is not a moral
dilemma; it is not a right or wrong; nor
is it a black and white event. I learned
at a pre-verbal stage that compulsive
overeating is a coping mechanism. When I
cried to be held, I was fed; when I
cried because I was wet, I was fed; when
I cried because I was in pain, I was
fed; when life was good, I was fed. Is
it any wonder I reach for food when life
is happening around me?
This program teaches me different ways
to cope with life. The Steps teach me
how to act on life rather than react to
it. I did not choose this disease, but I
do choose recovery. Through the help of
my Higher Power, the program, and other
program members I can recover. I can
live in the solution one day at a time
and one meal at a time.
ONE DAY AT A TIME . . .
I will have a program. I choose recovery, health, love and life.