Overeaters Anonymous of San Francisco

Overeaters Anonymous of San Francisco

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Members of OA in San Francisco share what it was like, what happened, and what life is like now.


Mo (Century Meeting, Oct 2019)
Oct 29 • 25 min
Mo, member since 1987, identifies as a compulsive overeater and relapser. Mo’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: current abstinence: 3.5 years • relapse after 5 years of abstinence • hiding food • excepting…
Rob (Century Meeting, Oct 2019)
Oct 22 • 21 min
Rob, member since 2017, identifies as a compulsive overeater and restrictor. Rob’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: mother was a compulsive overeater • abusive home • needing to hide • parents commenting on…
Chris M. (Commitment to Abstinence & Literature Meeting, Oct 2019)
Oct 18 • 15 min
Chris, member since 2001-2002, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Chris’ share from the Monday evening Commitment to Abstinence & Literature Meeting includes the following themes: never stopped coming to meetings • relapse • alcoholism on both sides of…
Steven (Century Meeting, Oct 2019)
Oct 11 • 18 min
Steven, member since 2014, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Steven’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: 102-lb weight loss • initially not sure about OA • fear of success • eating to…
Joseph (Century Meeting, Oct 2019)
Oct 2 • 14 min
Joseph, member since 2018, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Joseph’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: high weight of over 350 lbs • 130+ lb weight loss • sweets as a kid turned me on •…
Lisa (Century Meeting, Sep 2019)
Sep 25 • 23 min
Lisa, member since 2012, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Lisa’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: down 120 lbs from high weight • 1-month of marriage • humiliation with commercial…
Mary Beth (Century Meeting, Sep 2019)
Sep 13 • 22 min
Mary Beth, member since 1973, identifies as a compulsive overeater, relapser, and century person. Mary Beth’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: lowest & highest weights • in the rooms since the fall of 1973 •…
Lucy (Commitment to Abstinence & Literature Meeting, Sep 2019)
Sep 11 • 14 min
Lucy, member since 2011, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Lucy’s share from the Monday evening Commitment to Abstinence & Literature Meeting includes the following themes: what is working • evidence of a Higher Power • needing to binge • Step 1…
Judi (Century Meeting, Sep 2019)
Sep 3 • 17 min
Judi, member since 1982, identifies as a compulsive overeater, relapser, and century person. Judi’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: I care about myself now • addiction to perfectionism • learned to cherish my…
Scott T. (LGBT Speaker & Literature Meeting, Aug 2019)
Aug 27 • 15 min
Scott, member since 2001, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Scott’s share from the Monday evening LGBT Speaker & Literature Meeting includes the following themes: 3-legged stool & other “triplets” •…
Carol M. (Century Meeting, Aug 2019)
Aug 15 • 25 min
Carol, member since 2004, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Carol’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: semi-normal family • always wanted more food • insecurity & self-esteem issues around body • planning how…
Ifafunke (Commitment to Abstinence & Literature Meeting, Aug 2019)
Aug 13 • 15 min
Ifafunke, member since 2005, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Ifafunke’s share from the Monday evening Commitment to Abstinence & Literature Meeting includes the following themes: FOR TODAY reading • 160-pound weight loss • OA: not…
Scott T. (Century Meeting, July 2019)
Jul 31 • 23 min
Scott, member since 2001, identifies as a compulsive overeater, relapser, and century person. Scott’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: life updates • courage, confidence, & self-esteem • early days in OA • 8…
Katie (Century Meeting, July 2019)
Jul 31 • 26 min
Katie, returning member since 2000, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Katie’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: approaching 18 years of abstinence • ego & the perfect share • food becoming an issue • passed…
Ron (Century Meeting, July 2019)
Jul 22 • 25 min
Ron, member since 1988/1989, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Ron’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: always a fat kid • fat = shame • grew up in horrible home • food addiction…
Andrea S. (Century Meeting, July 2019)
Jul 18 • 25 min
Andrea, member since returning in 1975, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Andrea’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: physical addiction to & emotional dependency on certain foods • hating reality • family &…
Gail (Commitment to Abstinence & Literature Meeting, June 2019)
Jun 14 • 13 min
Gail, member since 1999, identifies as a compulsive overeater, relapser, and century person. Gail’s share from the Monday evening Commitment to Abstinence & Literature meeting includes the following themes: top weight: 275 lbs • so desperate (1st meeting)…
Caleb (Century Meeting, June 2019)
Jun 12 • 20 min
Caleb identifies as a compulsive overeater and relapser. Caleb’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: morbid obesity • secret sugar cubes • quantities & behaviors, not specific foods • growing up with healthy food…
Scott T. (Step, Speaker, Into Action Meeting, June 2019)
Jun 1 • 14 min
Scott, member since 2001, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Scott’s share from the Saturday morning Step, Speaker, Into Action meeting includes the following themes: statistics (valuing physical recovery) • cat dying •…
Trish (Century Meeting, May 2019)
May 23 • 24 min
Trish, member since 2002, identifies as a compulsive overeater, relapser, and century person. Trish’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: trauma (what we do with food) • statistics • lost 100 lbs 3 times • 6-year…
Gail (Century Meeting, May 2019)
May 9 • 10 min
Gail, member since 1999, identifies as a compulsive overeater, relapser, and century person. Gail’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting, includes the following themes: journal • top weight & top height • H.O.W. program • a “little bit” was the…
Alison B. (Century Meeting, Apr 2019)
Apr 26 • 21 min
Alison, member since 1983, identifies as a compulsive overeater, a relapser, and an ABC. Alison’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: always fed candy • family diets & diet pills • psychedelics • psych ward &…
George (Century Meeting, Apr 2019)
Apr 17 • 22 min
George, member since 2005, identifies as a compulsive overeater, relapser, and century person. George’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting, includes the following themes: we version of the Serenity Prayer • acknowledgements • sharing • food…
Jac (Century Meeting, Apr 2019)
Apr 10 • 19 min
Jac identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Jac’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: childhood trauma • abandoned at 7 & weight gain • alcoholism, AA, & start of eating career • losing &…
Scott T. (Relapse & Recovery Meeting, Apr 2019)
Apr 4 • 16 min
Scott, member since 2001, identifies as a compulsive overeater, relapser, and century person. Scott’s share from the Wednesday evening Relapse & Recovery meeting includes the following themes: 12 Steps in 2 minutes • the math & the science • recent…
Joe J. (Century Meeting, Apr 2019)
Apr 3 • 24 min
Joe, member since 2016, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Joe’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: top weight: over 450 lbs • fat kid at school & not fitting in • driver license…
Mo (Century Meeting, Mar 2019)
Mar 13 • 26 min
Mo, member since 1989, identifies as a compulsive overeater and relapser. Mo’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: serial dieter • comfortable body weight for 3 years • eating career started at 13 • liked…
Michael (Step, Speaker, Into Action Meeting, Mar 2019)
Mar 5 • 13 min
Michael, member since 2010, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Michael’s share from the Saturday morning Step, Speaker, Into Action meeting includes the following themes: coming to OA to scoff • cut off from body • health issues •…
Mo (Unity Day, Feb 2019)
Feb 24 • 28 min
Mo, member since 1989, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Mo’s share from the 2019 Unity Day event includes the following themes: together we can • hang together or die separately • eating while isolating • honesty is the beginning • if you leave the…
Nate (Unity Day, Feb 2019)
Feb 24 • 16 min
Nate, member since 2004-2005, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Nate’s share from the 2019 Unity Day event includes the following themes: 2 relapses • 90-pound weight loss • beyond your wildest dreams • Tradition 1 • OA saved my life • unity is a…
Gail (Century Meeting, Feb 2019)
Feb 21 • 19 min
Gail, member since 1999, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Gail’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: early days of OA • mom’s death • can’t eat your grief • hardened sugar junky…
Katie (Step, Speaker, Into Action Meeting, Feb 2019)
Feb 15 • 16 min
Katie, member since 2000, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Katie’s share from the Saturday morning Step, Speaker, Into Action meeting includes the following themes: character defects stick around • keep coming back • knowing when food was an issue •…
Morrie (Century Meeting, Feb 2019)
Feb 13 • 29 min
Morrie, member since 1979, identifies as a compulsive overeater, relapser, and century person. Morrie’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: turning 80 & coming into OA 40 years ago • fat between the ears • thin is…
Frank (Century Meeting, Feb 2019)
Feb 5 • 25 min
Frank, member since 1979, identifies as a recovered compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Frank’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: weights & dates • 350-400 lbs home high weight range • Steps 1,…
Scott T. (Century Meeting, Jan 2019)
Feb 4 • 25 min
Scott, member since 2001, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Scott’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: it’s about the food • OA: a 3-pronged program (the physical, the emotional,…
Punam (Century Meeting, Jan 2019)
Jan 17 • 18 min
Punam, member since 2003-2004, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Punam’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: 100-pound weight loss • hopeless after failed diets • overeating since childhood…
Katie (Century Meeting, Jan 2019)
Jan 11 • 26 min
Katie, member since 2000, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Katie’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: family • choosing recovery • keep coming back, meetings, Steps, don’t do this alone • overweight in 1st…
Carol Ca. (Century Meeting, Jan 2019)
Jan 2 • 23 min
Carol, member since 1987, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Carol’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: nearly 32 years of abstinence & 130-140-lbs weight loss • 100 pounder meetings •…
Kate (LGBT Body Image & Sexuality Meeting, Dec 2018)
Dec 21, 2018 • 14 min
Kate, member since 2014, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Kate’s share from the Thursday evening LGBT Body Image & Sexuality Meeting includes the following themes: fitting into OA categories • the noise & not feeling safe • control over what I ate &…
Andrea D. (12/12 Day, Dec 2018)
Dec 13, 2018 • 16 min
Andrea, member since 1984, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Andrea’s share from the 2018 12/12 Day event includes the following themes: 1st OA meeting • never leaving: only thing I’ve done perfectly • therapy at age 4 because I was…
Mace (LGBT Meeting, Dec 2018)
Dec 12, 2018 • 15 min
Mace, member since 1998/1999, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Mace’s share from the Monday evening LGBT Meeting includes the following themes: weight gain • the “shoulds” • denial and being terminally vague • food experiments • leaving job • doom &…
Irene (Century Meeting, Dec 2018)
Dec 6, 2018 • 24 min
Irene, member since 1972, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Irene’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: overweight from age 5 • this was the biggest problem of my life • putting husband…
Lisa (Century Meeting, Nov 2018)
Nov 28, 2018 • 23 min
Lisa, member since 2012, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Lisa’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: abstinent 6 years • down 130 pounds • food obsession as kid • sneaking food • shame &…
Kate (LGBT Speaker & Literature Meeting, Nov 2018)
Nov 27, 2018 • 15 min
Kate, member since 2014, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Kate’s share from the Monday evening LGBT Speaker & Literature Meeting includes the following themes: service gives the voices meaning • the perfect storm at age 15 • anorexic behavior • food:…
Erin (Thanksgiving Marathon, Nov 2018)
Nov 24, 2018 • 19 min
Erin, member since 2017, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Erin’s share from the 2018 Thanksgiving Marathon includes the following themes: pretty much born a compulsive overeater • food was never enough • Thanksgiving: amateur day • silence for those…
Jerry (Thanksgiving Marathon, Nov 2018)
Nov 24, 2018 • 26 min
Jerry identifies as a compulsive overeater. Jerry’s share from the 2018 Thanksgiving Marathon includes the following themes: sent by Navy for alcohol treatment & chronic obesity • asking people how to lose weight • no concept of eating & weight gain •…
Amanda (Thanksgiving Marathon, Nov 2018)
Nov 24, 2018 • 21 min
Amanda, member since 2015, identifies as a compulsive overeater & sugar addict. Amanda’s share from the 2018 Thanksgiving Marathon includes the following themes: “National Americans Eat Day” • mom: diet & binge buddy • Slim Fast in lunchbox • lying &…
Allison (Century Meeting, Nov 2018)
Nov 23, 2018 • 25 min
Allison, member since 2007, identifies as a compulsive overeater and bulimic. Allison’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: abstinence • a family without tools • showing love & dealing with sadness with food •…
Alison B. (Century Meeting, Nov 2018)
Nov 8, 2018 • 13 min
Alison, member since 1983, identifies as a compulsive overeater, a relapser, and an ABC. Alison’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: meditation • fed sugar as kid to quiet me • 190 lbs at age 12 • taken to diet…
Dan (Century Meeting, Oct 2018)
Oct 26, 2018 • 18 min
Dan, member since 2015, identifies as an addict, a compulsive overeater, and a century person. Dan’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: we all have to eat • spirituality • it’s not about the weight; it’s about…
Kelley (LGBT Meeting, Oct 2018)
Oct 24, 2018 • 16 min
Kelley identifies as a compulsive eater, bulimic, and restricter. Kelley’s share from the Monday evening LGBT Meeting includes the following themes: co-dependent eater • humility • restrictive behavior • obsession & negotiations • escaping discomfort •…
Ifafunke (Commitment to Abstinence & Literature Meeting, Oct 2018)
Oct 10, 2018 • 15 min
Ifafunke, member since 2005, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Ifafunke’s share from the Monday evening Commitment to Abstinence & Literature Meeting includes the following themes: drug-addicted parents • program helps with anxiety…
Scott T. (Step, Speaker, Into Action Meeting, Oct 2018)
Oct 8, 2018 • 16 min
Scott, member since 2001, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Scott’s share from the Saturday morning Step, Speaker, Into Action Meeting includes the following themes: recent weight gain • closing bookend • what I was like:…
Larry (Century Meeting, Oct 2018)
Oct 1, 2018 • 21 min
Larry, member since 1999, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Larry’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: the chubby kid • diet at age 10 • restaurant job at age 13 • alcoholic,…
Sima (LGBT Meeting, Sep 2018)
Sep 30, 2018 • 16 min
Sima, member since 1974, identifies as a recovering compulsive overeater, anorexic, and bulimic. Sima’s share from the Monday evening LGBT Meeting includes the following themes: knowing who I am before I die • not liking “acting as if” (history of acting)…
Scott T. (Relapse & Recovery Meeting, Sep 2018)
Sep 19, 2018 • 16 min
Scott, member since 2001, identifies as a compulsive overeater, relapser, and century person. Scott’s share from the Sunday morning Relapse & Recovery Meeting includes the following themes: life keeps getting better • preparing for early death at 25 • 315…
Scott T. (Speak/Lit/Write/Step/Trad Study Meeting, Sep 2018)
Sep 12, 2018 • 15 min
Scott, member since 2001, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Scott’s share from the Thursday evening Speaker, Literature, Writing, Step, Tradition Study Meeting includes the following themes: viewing life through the lens…
Dominick (Century Meeting, Sep 2018)
Sep 10, 2018 • 26 min
Dominick, member since 1998, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Dominick’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: 21 years of abstinence • scale displaying 333 or “E” • consequences of…
Karen (Century Meeting, Sep 2018)
Sep 3, 2018 • 19 min
Karen, member since 1985, identifies as a compulsive overeater and bulimic. Karen’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: excited for Overeaters Anonymous • a die-hard, low-bottom compulsive overeater • no bulimia…
Frank (Century Meeting, Aug 2018)
Aug 29, 2018 • 26 min
Frank, member since 1979, identifies as a recovered compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Frank’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: high weight of 460 pounds • relapse/recovery period: 18 years •…
Rachel (LGBT Speaker & Literature Meeting, Aug 2018)
Aug 27, 2018 • 16 min
Rachel, member since 1985, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Rachel’s share from the Monday evening LGBT Speaker & Literature Meeting includes the following themes: letting go of timekeeping • newcomers • 15 years in OA before stringing together…
Gail (Century Meeting, Aug 2018)
Aug 20, 2018 • 11 min
Gail, member since 1999, identifies as a compulsive overeater, relapser, and century person. Gail’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: relapse for 8-9 years • being in the food & in my mind • relapse: letting a…
Oliver (Relapse & Recovery Meeting Aug 2018)
Aug 19, 2018 • 14 min
Oliver identifies as a compulsive overeater, relapser, and century person. Oliver’s share from the Sunday morning Relapse & Recovery Meeting includes the following themes: 100-130-pound weight loss • solo junk food binger • OA offers an alternative •…
Joe J. (Century Meeting, Aug 2018)
Aug 7, 2018 • 26 min
Joe, member since 2016, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Joe’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: maintaining 225-pound weight loss • if you’re in the food, you can’t get…
Andrea S. (Century Meeting, July 2018)
Jul 31, 2018 • 26 min
Andrea, member since returning in 1975, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Andrea’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: in & out of OA • such a fantasy person (escape) • hopeless nature of the disease • some…
Amy B. (LGBT Meeting, July 2018)
Jul 24, 2018 • 14 min
Amy identifies as a compulsive overeater and bulimic. Amy’s share from the Monday evening LGBT Meeting includes the following themes: family of compulsive overeaters • when weight first started affecting life • blaming weight & self for loss • discovering…
Carter (Century Meeting, July 2018)
Jul 9, 2018 • 17 min
Carter, member since 2002, identifies as a compulsive overeater and sugar addict. Carter’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: not a century person • family • eating out of garbage • vomiting • obsessed about…
Jeri (LGBT Meeting, July 2018)
Jul 8, 2018 • 13 min
Jeri, member since 2011, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Jeri’s share from the Monday evening LGBT meeting includes the following themes: compulsive overeater for whole life • loneliness • salty-sweet-salty-sweet-the dog • food was my friend •…
Scott T. (Century Meeting, July 2018)
Jul 3, 2018 • 24 min
Scott, member since 2001, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Scott’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: completing graduate school • new grown-up job • OA didn’t give me my life…
Bobby (Century Meeting, June 2018)
Jun 26, 2018 • 26 min
Bobby, member since 1986, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and recovering bulimic. Bobby’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting, includes the following themes: “the college years”: 9 meetings/week as newcomer • coming to OA…
Michael (Century Meeting, June 2018)
Jun 19, 2018 • 22 min
Michael, member since 2010, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Michael’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: yo-yo dieter • doing a food history • losing and gaining 100 pounds 5…
David (Century Meeting, June 2018)
Jun 12, 2018 • 25 min
David, member since 1996, identifies as a compulsive overeater, food addict, and relapser. David’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: family of compulsive overeaters • alcoholism at home • diets • finding OA and…
Gini (Century Meeting, June 2018)
Jun 5, 2018 • 23 min
Gini, member since 1978, identifies as a compulsive overeater, a bulimic, and an anorexic. Gini’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: incomprehensible demoralization • middle of the disease: lowest depth of misery…
George (Century Meeting, May 2018)
May 31, 2018 • 18 min
George, member since 2005, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. George’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: Serenity Prayer • not a me program but it’s a we program •…
Julie A. (Century Meeting, May 2018)
May 22, 2018 • 21 min
Julie, member since 1981, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Julie’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: message to the newcomer • being a fat baby • 1st diet at age 5 • fast food…
Irene (Century Meeting, May 2018)
May 15, 2018 • 25 min
Irene, member since 1972, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Irene’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting, includes the following themes: obese with back problems at 32 • 2 weeks without dieting turning into 2 years • never…
Margaret (Century Meeting, May 2018)
May 8, 2018 • 24 min
Margaret, member since 1998, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Margaret’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: childhood • love & unpredictable violence at home • nighttime fear eating • punished for eating too…
Jeri (Century Meeting, May 2018)
May 1, 2018 • 22 min
Jeri, member since 2011, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Jeri’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: always into the food • lonely kid • family/mother • restricting & over-exercising • food: a life of its own…
Ilana (Century Meeting, Apr 2018)
Apr 23, 2018 • 24 min
Ilana, member since 2008, identifies as a compulsive overeater and Century person. Ilana’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: commercial weight-loss • controlling food & body • coping with life without food •…
Katie (Century Meeting, Apr 2018)
Apr 17, 2018 • 25 min
Katie, member since 2000, identifies as a compulsive overeater and relapser. Katie’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: 3rd Tradition • the scale • teenage years • bingeing • OA in high school • 1st meeting •…
Forest (Century Meeting, Apr 2018)
Apr 9, 2018 • 25 min
Forest, member since 2014, identifies as a compulsive eater. Forest’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: childhood • religious household • control • needing to know why • being gay • health consequences of…
Andrea D. (Century Meeting, Mar 2018)
Mar 26, 2018 • 23 min
Andrea, member since 1984, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Andrea’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: still a compulsive overeater • being a 300-lber • finding OA • food liar/scammer •…
Jacqui (Century Meeting, Mar 2018)
Mar 19, 2018 • 19 min
Jacqui, member since 2010, identifies as a compulsive overeater, sugar addict, and relapser. Jacqui’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: perfection • childhood • control • learning sneaky eating • not allowed to…
Sean P. (Century Meeting, Mar 2018)
Mar 12, 2018 • 25 min
Sean, member since 2008, identifies as a compulsive overeater, sugar addict, century person, and relapser. Sean’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: letting go of the scale • relapse • being dually diagnosed •…
Gail (Century Meeting, Mar 2018)
Mar 5, 2018 • 26 min
Gail, member since 1999, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Gail’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: fullness of life in OA • clarity • freedom from insanity in the head &…
Peggy (Unity Day, Feb 2018)
Feb 25, 2018 • 15 min
Peggy, member since 2007, identifies as a compulsive overeater, a relapser, and an exercise bulimic. Peggy’s share from the 2018 Unity Day event includes the following themes: being a diverse OA member • OA not curing food problem • understanding that…
Toby (Unity Day, Feb 2018)
Feb 24, 2018 • 21 min
Toby, member since 1983, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Toby’s share from the 2018 Unity Day event includes the following themes: enormous shift in personality & behavior • diets • finding OA • attending first 2 OA meetings •…
Trish (Century Meeting, Feb 2018)
Feb 20, 2018 • 18 min
Trish, member since 2002, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Trish’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: keeping pain at bay • losing 100 lbs 3 times • people-pleasing • relapse •…
Nora (Century Meeting, Feb 2018)
Feb 13, 2018 • 25 min
Nora, member since 2003, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Nora’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: arthritic knees • physical pain • growing up in a food culture (Italian family) • eating…
Ron (Century Meeting, Feb 2018)
Feb 5, 2018 • 24 min
Ron, member since 1988/1989, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Ron’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: growing up with alcoholics • childhood: where food addiction began •…
Joe J. (Century Meeting, Jan 2018)
Jan 29, 2018 • 24 min
Joe, member since 2016, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Joe’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: being over 450 lbs • morbid obesity • multiple addictions • relapse • feeling…
Cory (Century Meeting, Jan 2018)
Jan 22, 2018 • 24 min
Cory, member since 1992, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, bulimic, and relapser. Cory’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: H.O.W. • failing at weight loss • bulimia • diets • commercial…
Patricia (Century Meeting, Jan 2018)
Jan 15, 2018 • 21 min
Patricia, returning member since 2015, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Patricia’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: coming out of relapse • sponsors • god • food • exercise •…
Jeremiah (Century Meeting, Jan 2018)
Jan 9, 2018 • 25 min
Jeremiah, member since 2010, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Jeremiah’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: the “Twelve Stepping a Problem” wallet card • avoidance • trust • fast food •…
Alison B. (Century Meeting, Jan 2018)
Jan 2, 2018 • 11 min
Alison, member since 1983, identifies as an ABC, a compulsive overeater, and a relapser. Alison’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: bulimia • compulsive overeating • stealing food • competing with siblings •…
Rebecca (Century Meeting, Dec 2017)
Dec 26, 2017 • 25 min
Rebecca, member since 1997, identifies as a food addict. Rebecca’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: being of service • Higher Power • dieting • family • safety • secrets • marriage/divorce • guilt • relapse •…
Sima (12/12 Day, Dec 2017)
Dec 12, 2017 • 18 min
Sima, member since 1978, identifies as a compulsive overeater, bulimic, and relapser. Sima’s share from the 2017 12/12 Day event, includes the following themes: 12th Step Within • relapse • shame • fear • abstinence • bulimia • gifts of the program • love…
Chris L. (ABC Day, Dec 2017)
Dec 2, 2017 • 21 min
Chris, member since 2014, identifies as a bulimic, compulsive overeater, compulsive exerciser, and restricter. Chris’ share from the 2017 ABC Half-Day includes the following themes: program principles • humility • growing up • family violence • need to be…
Jeremiah (LGBT Meeting, Nov 2017)
Nov 29, 2017 • 16 min
Jeremiah, member since 2010, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Jeremiah’s share from the Monday evening LGBT meeting includes the following themes: OA podcasts • childhood • trauma • food obsession • service • vulnerability •…
Tom (Century Meeting, Nov 2017)
Nov 28, 2017 • 25 min
Tom, member since 1987, identifies as an ABC, a compulsive overeater, a century person, and a relapser. Tom’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting, includes the following themes: multiple addictions • health • dating • aging • trauma A century…
Scott T. (Thanksgiving Marathon, Nov 2017)
Nov 24, 2017 • 25 min
Scott, member since 2001, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Scott’s share from the 2017 Thanksgiving marathon includes the following themes: dating • plan of eating • living amends • family • service • gratitude •…
Punam (Century Meeting, Nov 2017)
Nov 23, 2017 • 23 min
Punam, member since 2003-2004, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Punam’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: written 10th Steps • plan of eating • regular meeting attendance • physical…
Dominick (Century Meeting, Nov 2017)
Nov 14, 2017 • 24 min
Dominick, member since 1997, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Dominick’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: childhood • familial alcoholism • multiple addictions • overeating • dieting •…
Rob (Century Meeting, Oct 2017)
Oct 31, 2017 • 23 min
Rob, member since 2017, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Rob’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: multiple programs • finding OA • family addiction • trauma • shame • body image A century person is an…
Mo (Century Meeting, Oct 2017)
Oct 24, 2017 • 23 min
Mo H, member since 1989, identifies as a compulsive overeater, sugar addict, and relapser. Mo H’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: HOW • weighing & measuring food • Big Book of AA • dieting • family addiction •…
George (Century Meeting, Oct 2017)
Oct 17, 2017 • 24 min
George, member since 2005, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. George’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: importance of newcomers • spirituality • abstinence • -ism: I Sponsored…
Lisa (Century Meeting, Oct 2017)
Oct 10, 2017 • 22 min
Lisa, member since 2012, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Lisa’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: morbid obesity • physical pain and illness from obesity • Higher Power • shame •…
Audry (Century Meeting, Oct 2017)
Oct 3, 2017 • 25 min
Audry, member since 2004, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Audry’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: it gets better • what got me here • relating to OA’s physical stories • food was big,…
Irene (Century Meeting, Sep 2017)
Sep 26, 2017 • 25 min
Irene, member since 1972, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Irene’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: commercial weight loss programs • failed dieting • consequences of compulsive eating •…
Ilana (Century Meeting, Sep 2017)
Sep 24, 2017 • 19 min
Ilana, member since 2008, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Ilana’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: Tradition 3 • defeated by dieting & having no self-will • Step 1 • surrendering…
Amanda (Century Meeting, Jan 2017)
Jan 26, 2017 • 23 min
Amanda, member since 2015, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Amanda’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: H.O.W. • food plan • family addiction • feeling different • learning how to restrict…
Molly (Century Meeting, Jan 2017)
Jan 25, 2017 • 25 min
Molly, member since 1996, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Molly’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: took a lot to … come here/stay here/lose the weight/stay here longer • alcoholic…
Punam (Century Meeting, Dec 2016)
Dec 13, 2016 • 25 min
Punam T. (Century Meeting) by OASF
Trish (12/12 Day, Dec 2016)
Dec 12, 2016 • 18 min
Trish, member since 2002, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Trish’s share from the 2016 12/12 Day event includes the following themes: relapse • Twelfth Step Within • fear • leaving the fellowship • anger • honesty •…
Scott T. (Century Meeting, Sep 2016)
Sep 26, 2016 • 24 min
Scott, member since 2001, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Scott’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: What it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now • school •…
Marlene (5 Years & Over Meeting, Dec 2014)
Dec 30, 2014 • 41 min
Marlene T. (5 Years & Over Meeting) by OASF
Carol Ch. (Thanksgiving Marathon, Nov 2014)
Nov 28, 2014 • 15 min
Carol, member since 1986, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Carol’s share from the 2014 Thanksgiving Marathon includes the following themes: gratitude • not wanting to go to OA • defining abstinence • relapse • H.O.W. •…
Heather (Thanksgiving Marathon, Nov 2014)
Nov 27, 2014 • 13 min
Heather, member since 2004, identifies as compulsive overeater. Heather’s share from the 2014 Thanksgiving Marathon includes the following themes: abstinence during the holidays • character defects versus character assets • courage • finding gifts from…
Tom (Unity Day, Feb 2014)
Feb 2, 2014 • 15 min
Tom A. (Unity Day, 2014) by OASF
Audry (Unity Day, Feb 2014)
Feb 1, 2014 • 16 min
Audry W. (Unity Day, 2014) by OASF
Mace (Unity Day, Feb 2014)
Jan 31, 2014 • 14 min
Mace, member since 1998/1999, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Mace’s share from the 2014 Unity Day event includes the following themes: unity • spiritual unity • being judgmental • societal messages • higher power
Scott T. (12/12 Day, Dec 2012)
Dec 12, 2012 • 16 min
Scott, member since 2001, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Scott’s share from the 2012 12/12 Day event includes the following themes: relapse • denial • don’t quit before the miracle happens • forgiveness • Step 4 • Step…
Elias W. (Lifeboat Meeting)
Dec 7, 2012 • 29 min
Elias, member since 1977, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Elias’ share from the Friday evening Lifeboat meeting includes the following themes: attending 1st meeting • feeling less than/more than • OA role models • Big Book of AA • regular meeting…
Brynn H. (Lifeboat Meeting)
Nov 11, 2012 • 21 min
Brynn, member since 2008, identifies as a compulsive overeater, anorexic, and bulimic. Brynn’s share from the old Friday evening Lifeboat Meeting includes the following themes: compulsive exercising • anorexia • masking the disease • shame & hatred • 1st…
Peggy W. (Lifeboat Meeting)
Nov 5, 2012 • 24 min
Peggy, member since 2007, identifies as a compulsive overeater, an ABC, a century person, and a relapser. Peggy’s share from the Friday evening Lifeboat Meeting includes the following themes: compulsive exercising • restricting • fear • dieting •…
Jennifer P. (Lifeboat Meeting)
Nov 3, 2012 • 19 min
Jennifer, member since 2009, identifies as a compulsive overeater, an anorexic, and an exercise bulimic. Jennifer’s share from the old Friday evening Lifeboat Meeting includes the following themes: low self-esteem • seeking outside approval • body image…
George B. (Lifeboat Meeting)
Nov 3, 2012 • 13 min
George, member since 2005, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. George’s share from the old Friday evening Lifeboat Meeting includes the following themes: Rozanne S. & Bill W. • an incurable disease • multiple addictions •…
Maria C. (Lifeboat Meeting)
Nov 2, 2012 • 22 min
Maria C. (Lifeboat Meeting) by OASF
Amy (Century Meeting)
Nov 2, 2012 • 24 min
Amy, member since 1982, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Amy’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: breaking chairs • doing what I was told [in OA] • maintaining weight loss • therapy •…
Jen S. (Lifeboat Meeting)
Nov 1, 2012 • 20 min
Jen, member since 2009, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Jen’s share from the old Friday evening Lifeboat Meeting includes the following themes: returning to OA • powerlessness • doing steps in OA versus AA • multiple addictions • when the food calls…
Mary Kate (Lifeboat Meeting)
Oct 30, 2012 • 18 min
Mary Kate, member since 2009, identifies as a compulsive overeater and restricter. Mary Kate’s share from the old Friday evening Lifeboat Meeting includes the following themes: being a latchkey kid • addict parents • getting teased for being different •…
Mike M. (Century Meeting)
Dec 20, 2011 • 31 min
Mike, member since 2010, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Mike’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: waddled into OA • food: earliest memory • loved food & attention • always the fat kid •…
Susie P. (Century Meeting)
Dec 19, 2011 • 23 min
Susie, member since 2008, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Susie’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: needing clothes custom made • a compulsive overeater regardless of reason • the chubby…
Bill A. (Century Meeting)
Dec 17, 2011 • 18 min
Bill, member since 1998, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Bill’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: relief from several medical conditions • alcoholism • 1st wife • trading alcohol for…
Ilana S. (Century Meeting, Dec 2011)
Dec 16, 2011 • 18 min
Ilana S. (Century Meeting) by OASF
Scott D. (Century Meeting)
Dec 15, 2011 • 25 min
Scott D. (Century Meeting) by OASF
Nancy R. (Lifeboat Meeting)
Dec 14, 2011 • 23 min
Nancy R. (Lifeboat Meeting) by OASF
Carol Ch. (Century Meeting)
Dec 13, 2011 • 26 min
Carol C. (Century Meeting) by OASF
Lynda A. (Century Meeting)
Dec 12, 2011 • 21 min
Lynda, member since 1985, identifies as a compulsive overeater, century person, and relapser. Lynda’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: battle scars • alcoholic foods • dishonesty & telling the truth • lying in…
Leslie A. (Lifeboat Meeting)
Dec 11, 2011 • 23 min
Leslie A. (Lifeboat Meeting) by OASF
Stephanie (Lifeboat Meeting)
Dec 8, 2011 • 18 min
Stephanie, member since 2007, identifies as a compulsive overeater and bulimic. Stephanie’s share from the old Friday evening Lifeboat Meeting includes the following themes: relationship to food • discovering purging • trying to control the disease • god…
Shirley S. (Century Meeting)
Dec 3, 2011 • 21 min
Shirley S. (Century Meeting) by OASF
Marilyn N. (Century Meeting)
Dec 1, 2011 • 25 min
Marilyn N. (Century Meeting) by OASF
Louis Q. (Lifeboat Meeting)
Nov 30, 2011 • 27 min
Louis Q. (Lifeboat Meeting) by OASF
Val T. (Unity Day, 2011)
Mar 3, 2011 • 18 min
Val T. (Unity Day, 2011) by OASF
Panel 2: Sean/Michelle/Selma (Unity Day, 2011)
Mar 2, 2011 • 39 min
Sean/Michelle/Selma (Unity Day, 2011 - Panel 2) by OASF
Panel 1: Robert/Mary/Leslie (Unity Day, 2011)
Mar 1, 2011 • 31 min
Robert/Mary/Leslie (Unity Day, 2011 - Panel 1) by OASF
Dana H. (Unity Day, 2011)
Feb 28, 2011 • 21 min
Dana H. (Unity Day, 2011) by OASF
Richard H. (Unity Day, 2011)
Feb 26, 2011 • 19 min
Richard, member since 1987, identifies as a real compulsive overeater. Richard’s share from the 2011 Unity Day event includes the following themes: good to be anywhere • Step 1: the problem; Tradition 1: the solution • Traditions are about unity &…
Rick A. (Century Meeting)
Dec 4, 2010 • 23 min
Rick A. (Century Meeting) by OASF
Gabrielle O. (Century Meeting)
Dec 3, 2010 • 28 min
Gabrielle O. (Century Meeting) by OASF
Ge B. (Lifeboat Meeting)
Dec 2, 2010 • 24 min
Ge B. (Lifeboat Meeting) by OASF
Jenny K. (Lifeboat Meeting)
Dec 1, 2010 • 26 min
Jenny K. (Lifeboat Meeting) by OASF
Joe D. (Century Meeting)
Nov 30, 2010 • 27 min
Joe D. (Century Meeting) by OASF
Allison W. (Lifeboat Meeting)
Nov 30, 2010 • 26 min
Allison W. (Lifeboat Meeting) by OASF
Fernando R. (Century Meeting)
Sep 24, 2010 • 26 min
Fernando R. (Century Meeting) by OASF
Grecia H. (Lifeboat Meeting)
Sep 22, 2010 • 24 min
Grecia H. (Lifeboat Meeting) by OASF
Joan S. (There Is A Solution Event, 2010 - Part 2 Of 2)
Sep 16, 2010 • 35 min
Joan S. (There Is A Solution Event, 2010 - Part 2 Of 2) by OASF
Joan S. (There Is A Solution Event, 2010 - Part 1 Of 2)
Sep 15, 2010 • 30 min
Joan S. (There Is A Solution Event, 2010 - Part 1 Of 2) by OASF
Alison M. (Century Meeting)
Sep 12, 2010 • 24 min
Alison M. (Century Meeting) by OASF
Lynn E. (Century Meeting)
Sep 5, 2010 • 20 min
Lynn E. (Century Meeting) by OASF
Sam P. (Century Meeting)
Aug 28, 2010 • 24 min
Sam, member since 1986, identifies as a compulsive overeater, a century person, and an alcoholic. Sam’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: pitiful & incomprehensible demoralization • diet & goal weight for 1 day…
Timnah S. (Century Meeting)
Aug 21, 2010 • 23 min
Timnah, member since 1997, identifies as a compulsive overeater, bulimic, century person, and relapser. Timnah’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: 120-pound weight loss (high weight of 470+ pounds) • childhood:…
Carmen M. (LGBT Body Image & Sexuality Meeting)
Aug 16, 2010 • 15 min
Carmen, member since 2009, identifies as a compulsive overeater and century person. Carmen’s share from the Thursday evening LGBT Body Image & Sexuality Meeting includes the following themes: freedom to be fabulous • coming to OA via other rooms •…
Katy H. (Century Meeting)
Jul 3, 2010 • 22 min
Katy, returning member since 2000, identifies as a compulsive overeater. Katy’s share from the Tuesday evening Century Meeting includes the following themes: wasn’t ready to give up the food • wanting numbness & weight loss • over 350 lbs • making life…