WRITING YOUR STORY – A WORKSHOP (sponsored by South Bay Intergroup)

SATURDAY JUNE 23, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

What: Learn how to define, refine, and organize your story so that you can make it easier to share your recovery and carry the message. Bring your writing materials!

Where: West Lakewood Baptist Church * 5121 Hayter Ave. * Lakewood, CA 90712

Cost: $10.00  (No one turned away for lack of funds)

For more info: Contact Bearto M. (562) 424-0831

Click here for Writing Your Story flier!



Reach Out to Suffering Members in Fellowship

Telephone on the 12th of Every Month

“Telephone or electronic contact also provides an immediate outlet for those hard-to-handle highs and lows we may experience.”

– Overeaters Anonymous Tools of Recovery (abridged)

Click here for twelfth step flier!

It’s a ‘Whee!’ Program
Registration is Now Open for the
OA Region 2 Convention in Sacramento

SACRAMENTOONLINE REGISTRATION opened this week for Overeaters Anonymous’ Region 2 Convention, June 29 through July 1, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Northeast, 5321 Date Avenue, in Sacramento.

Here is a sneak preview of what’s in store, hot off the presses!


  • Opening Ceremony
  • Saturday Dinner
  • Sunday Breakfast
  • Closing Ceremony

    • Workshops
    • Marathon Meetings
    • OA Musical, “The Sound of Recovery”
    • Clothing Boutique and Silent Auction
    • Quilt and 50-50 Drawings
Early Bird Registration Special
$45 to register by April 15, 2018
($55 by June 10, 2018 and $65 at the door)

Click here for 2018 Region 2 Convention Brochure!

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