“Attending meetings is not sufficient to get me recovered from compulsive eating any more than sitting in a garage gets me closer to being a Chevrolet.”
The good news, however, is that I CAN recover from compulsive eating even if I can never become a car! This is the hope that attending meetings provides to me. I see others with my same disease who are living happy, joyous, and free. It is in meetings that I hear their struggles and how they deal with them to stay abstinent. It is in meetings that I learn how to WORK a program. It is my responsibility to take what I hear in meetings and put it into action on my part. This is how to LIVE program and get me recovered from compulsive eating. I make no progress just simply going to meetings…I must take action! Stop sitting in the garage and get to work!