This loop is for people who suffer from both compulsive overeating and some kind of chronic illness or injury that affects their life to a dramatic degree. We use the 12-step program of Overeaters Anonymous and literature of Alcoholics Anonymous to recover from our compulsive overeating, while helping each other deal with the health issues which are such a huge and difficult part of our lives. The only requirement to join this loop is the desire to stop compulsively overeating. Like all 12-step programs, we work on our recovery on three levels: physical, emotional, and spiritual. This loop provides a safe haven for those whose physical recovery is an ongoing challenge and requires an extra measure of support, compassion, encouragement, and understanding. We welcome all newcomers!
Our email loop has some basic guidelines that all members must follow. Please, read the following guidelines and be sure to follow them when you begin to share on our loop:
Guideline 1: On this loop we share our experience, strength, hope and inspiration with fellow compulsive overeaters. Our purpose is to encourage, upbuild and strengthen our recovery from compulsive overeating, through sharing positive messages of truth, courage and the overcoming of adversity. Feel free to share both your problems and their solutions. Please remember to always use courtesy and respect.
Guideline 2: Although ours is a spiritual program, each member of our groups interprets this spiritual side in his/her own way. Therefore, in order to protect the spiritual program of all our members, in general 12step4coes intergroup loops and meetings we use the terms God, God of my understanding, or higher power, when referring to our spiritual work.
Guideline 3: Negative messages that attack or put down other members of this loop are called "flaming" and are not allowed. If you have something personal to discuss with someone, please email them privately. Members who choose to "flame" on our loop will lose their privilege to share on the loop. Thanks for helping make our loop a safe place for all of us to share.
If you would like to join our loop, type in your email address below and click on the Yahoo Groups button at the right. We look forward to meeting you in our email loop!
Welcome to Chronic Illness/Injury & COE!