Success Stories

My disease doesn’t take the holidays

So I said to my sponsor, I won’t call and bother you on Sundays or holidays, ok? Oh, she said, that interesting, what kind of disease do you have that it doesn’t show up on those days? Needless to say I now make sure I’m in contact with her every day and especially during holidays […]

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My true home

My life was safe. It was uneventful and I appeared to be a “normal” eater and then the sudden death of my father when I was only eight left me feeling fearful all of the time. At eleven I was packed off to boarding school in another city. How I hated it. Anorexia became my […]

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At 34 kilograms I’d won the dieting game, so why was I so lonely?

One of the greatest miracles I’ve experienced in OA is discovering my own personal God – and I really have. I wanted to skip straight to this part and spare you my food history. But I feel that if I do not acknowledge my past, and the hell that it was, if I don’t remember […]

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The Storm Before the Calm

Food has always been a focal point in my life. When I recall my childhood, it’s not the smell of the sea, or visits to the zoo that spring to mind, but the sound of a hollow Easter egg cracking, and the taste of my mother’s lasagne. Back then, food was a really close friend. […]

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Chocolate now!

I thought that it was that I never liked my name and I had always had lots of different nicknames. But now I know that it wasn’t my name that I didn’t like, but myself. For the last 25 years most of my thoughts have been about how much I weigh. I have never seen […]

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