Hi everyone, my name is Phil and I'm a compulsive overeater and food addict.
In my last (and first) blog post, I shared a link to the OA bookstore. I wanted to share this as it has some amazing resources you can order online from the U.S., even if you're in Canada.
Last year, I invested some money in ordering a bunch of stuff from the bookstore. I ordered a lot to save on shipping, and in total, it came to about $100 CND, which included import fees.
It sounds like a lot, but I ordered almost all of the pamphlets, and the For Today workbook, twelfth-step-within handbook, twelve step workshop and study guide, and public information service manual.
The For Today workbook is really great. You can buy the physical book or an electronic version in PDF format. It asks questions every day and you write your answers in the workbook. The question for January 1 was "Instead of resolutions and vows, what actions will help ensure my abstinence today?" My answers were:
The question for January 2 was "What old, misguided notions am I willing to ask God to remove today?" This is what I wrote:
I know that these things are not true, so I ask myself, why do I continue to believe them? Well, probably because I've spent decades telling myself that these things are true. Now, I trust in a power greater than myself, and today I pray to my God to remove these misguided notions.
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