The gift that keeps on giving

My name is Susanne. I’m a compulsive overeater abstinent today as I weigh my 3 meals off the CGS, write them down, commit them to my sponsor, and eat nothing uncommitted no matter what. That is my #1 priority today, and that is the gift I am giving myself today – as I did yesterday, and the day before.

My special meal is abstinent, and it’s not that different from my usual meals. That’s because I get to eat wonderful food every day of the year, not just today! And when I’m done, I will feel satisfied and happy, but not sweaty and lethargic and overfull. I am so grateful for this gift and I look forward to spending the day today with friends and family, who know about catering for my needs – and even if they get it wrong, I have backup and there won’t be a problem.

Because I do this today, and I’ve been doing it throughout the year, people are used to it and it’s not a big deal.

I will give myself the same gift tomorrow, I think.

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