Abstinent Today:

I am a recovering compulsive overeater, abstinent by the grace of God one more* day at a time.  †

I’ve got a busy day, so I plan to leave the commentary to you, the reader.  By all means, please contribute.

From today’s entry in Voices of Recovery:

“For many of us, our willingness to pay our own way is a sign that we are recovering and maturing emotionally.” — The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, p. 165

From Proverbs 8:

20 I (Wisdom) walk in the way of righteousness,
along the paths of justice”

From my reading through the Bible, currently in Jeremiah 34:

“This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Go to Zedekiah king of Judah and tell him, ‘This is what the Lord says: I am about to hand this city over to the king of Babylon, and he will burn it down.”


17 “Therefore, this is what the Lord says: You have not obeyed me; you have not proclaimed freedom for your fellow countrymen. So I now proclaim ‘freedom’ for you, declares the Lord—‘freedom’ to fall by the sword, plague and famine.”


From the “Big Book” of Alcoholics Anonymous, “It Could Have Been Worse”:

“Most certainly I was powerless over alcohol, and for me, my life had become unmanageable. It wasn’t how far I had gone, but where I was headed. It was important to me to see what alcohol had done to me and would continue to do if I didn’t have help.”

(For the sake of accountability, the details of my eating are posted in my online food log.)