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The Amazing 60th Year OA BIRTHDAY PARTY Celebration!
JANUARY 17-19, 2020
Last year, the Birthday Party was a huge success with over 850 people coming from 40 different U.S. states and Canadian provinces, as well as OA members from the UK, France, Germany, and even Australia!
This year, we’re hoping to have over 1,000 members from all over the world join us for this tremendous celebration.
Attend OA early am and pm meetings at hotel and then play in LA,
the city where OA was BORN!
* Deluxe Location *
The LAX Hilton
Luxurious 4 star hotel @ $139 / night up to 4 people
Rooms come with free WiFi!
Refrigerators can be ordered (limited amount, first-come, first-served).
This price is good for 3 days on either side of the event.
LAX Hilton, 5711 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045 US
(Find booking details at the registration link below)
DON’T BE AFRAID TO SPONSOR! YOU WON’T NEED TO REINVENT THE WHEEL. Packet of inspiring and helpful information for sponsors includes: The Tools of Recovery #160, A Guide for Sponsors #200, Sponsoring Through the Twelve Steps #220 Excerpts from Lifeline magazine featuring stories about sponsorship, Strong Abstinence Checklist and Writing Exercise pocket card #415, Twelve Stepping a Problem pocket card #420, Abstinence Literature Resource Guide
Are you a Compulsive Overeater?
You are not alone
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.
Do I eat when I’m not hungry, or not eat when my body needs nourishment?Yes No
Do I go on eating binges for no apparent reason, sometimes eating until I’m stuffed or even feel sick?Yes No
Do I have feelings of guilt, shame, or embarrassment about my weight or the way I eat?Yes No
Do I eat sensibly in front of others and then make up for it when I am alone?Yes No
Is my eating affecting my health or the way I live my life?Yes No
When my emotions are intense — whether positive or negative — do I find myself reaching for food?Yes No
Do my eating behaviors make me or others unhappy?Yes No
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
Do I fast or severely restrict my food intake to control my weight?Yes No
Do I fantasize about how much better life would be if I were a different size or weight?Yes No
Do I need to chew or have something in my mouth all the time: food, gum, mints, candies or beverages?Yes No
Have I ever eaten food that is burned, frozen or spoiled; from containers in the grocery store; or out of the garbage?Yes No
Are there certain foods I can’t stop eating after having the first bite?Yes No
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
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