I am short. At 5’2″, most people tower over me. I can’t reach things on top shelves. Sometimes I need to ask my husband to get something from a high spot. Sometimes I need to get a step out of the closet to reach them.
I never berate myself for being short.
I never feel guilty when I have to get a step out of the closet to reach things.
I never get angry at myself when I have to ask Mike to get something that is high.
I can’t change the fact that I’m short.
The same is true about my eating disorder.
I have binge eating disorder. I have no control over food and when I start a binge, I cannot stop it. There are certain foods that are really dangerous to me because when I eat them, they make me want to binge for days afterwards. I can never eat like a “normal” person again.
Sometimes I need to ask for help when I want to binge. Sometimes I can’t stay away from food on my own and I need to call my sponsor or a friend. Sometimes I need to get myself away from the food. Sometimes I need to go back to basics and work on the steps.
I do not berate myself for overeating.
I never get angry at myself for needing to work my Overeater’s Anonymous program in order to keep myself from bingeing.
I never feel guilty when I need to ask for help to stay away from food.
I can’t change the fact that I have an eating disorder.
Overeater’s Anonymous does not endorse anything on this entry or blog. I speak only of my personal experience and not for OA as a whole.