FORGIVING OUR DEFECTS AND CELEBRATING OUR ASSETS (sponsored by Foothill Intergroup)

  • When: SATURDAY – August 18, 2018 – 12:30 – 4:30 PM
  • Where:  Neighborhood Church, 301 N Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena, CA
  • What:  A participatory workshop! Listen to speakers, take time to write, browse the literature table, and connect with fellow program people!
  • Cost: Suggested donation $10.00 – no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • For more info: contact Korie Beth at (626) 840-0117 or koriebethbrown@gmail.com

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS OPEN HOUSE (sponsored by San Fernando Valley Intergroup)

When: SUNDAY – August 19, 2018 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Where: OA Office – 20121 Ventura Blvd., #315 Woodland Hills
What: Everything you wanted to know about OA, but were afraid to ask! A Q&A session with a panel of available sponsors with long-term recovery.
Cost: Free (7th Tradition basket will be passed.)
Register: Not needed, but maximum capacity is 60 people.
For More Info: Email publicinfo@oasfvalley.org.

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ANOREXIC AND BULIMIC WORKSHOP: SECRETS TO SOLUTIONS (sponsored by San Fernando Valley Intergroup)

When: SUNDAY – August 26, 2018 – 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Where: OA Office – 20121 Ventura Blvd., #315 Woodland Hills
What: A workshop for those suffering from binging, purging, starving and other compulsive/obsessive eating behaviors and/or food rituals.
Cost: Free (7th Tradition basket will be passed.)
Register: Not needed, but maximum capacity is 60 people.
For More Info: Contact Linda S. 818-802-0497 or Alison M. 818-983-2855.

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You are not alone

Are you a Compulsive Overeater?

Now that you have found Overeaters Anonymous, you may want to make sure our program is right for you. Many of us have found it useful to answer the following questions to help determine if we have a problem with compulsive eating.

Fifteen Questions

  1. Do I eat when I’m not hungry, or not eat when my body needs nourishment?

    Yes No
  2. Do I go on eating binges for no apparent reason, sometimes eating until I’m stuffed or even feel sick?

    Yes No
  3. Do I have feelings of guilt, shame, or embarrassment about my weight or the way I eat?

    Yes No
  4. Do I eat sensibly in front of others and then make up for it when I am alone?

    Yes No
  5. Is my eating affecting my health or the way I live my life?

    Yes No
  6. When my emotions are intense — whether positive or negative — do I find myself reaching for food?

    Yes No
  7. Do my eating behaviors make me or others unhappy?

    Yes No
  8. Have I ever used laxatives, vomiting, diuretics, excessive exercise, diet pills, shots or other medical interventions (including surgery) to try to control my weight?

    Yes No
  9. Do I fast or severely restrict my food intake to control my weight?

    Yes No
  10. Do I fantasize about how much better life would be if I were a different size or weight?

    Yes No
  11. Do I need to chew or have something in my mouth all the time: food, gum, mints, candies or beverages?

    Yes No
  12. Have I ever eaten food that is burned, frozen or spoiled; from containers in the grocery store; or out of the garbage?

    Yes No
  13. Are there certain foods I can’t stop eating after having the first bite?

    Yes No
  14. Have I lost weight with a diet or “period of control” only to be followed by bouts of uncontrolled eating and/or weight gain?

    Yes No
  15. Do I spend too much time thinking about food, arguing with myself about whether or what to eat, planning the next diet or exercise cure, or counting calories?

    Yes No

Have you answered “yes” to several of these questions? If so, it is possible that you have, or are well on your way to having, a compulsive eating or overeating problem. 

To learn more go to Program Basics

To find a meeting go to Find a Meeting