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Christmas vs the Eating Disorder

“Don’t forget to leave out milk and cookies for Santa!”
“Have some more eggnog.”
“Don’t you want some of the pecan pie? I made it just for you!”
“You’re getting too thin. Here, have some more of this.”
“Getting a little pot belly, aren’t we?”

Between the constant focus on food and dealing with friends and relatives, Christmas can be very difficult for anyone struggling with an eating disorder.
Do you have a plan for tomorrow?

If you belong to a 12 Step group, is your sponsor available? Is your group having a face to face meeting you could attend? If not, can you squeeze in an online or telephone meeting?

If you need meeting info, look here:
OA Meetings
http://www.oa.org/meetings/
Eating Disorders Anonymous
http://www.eatingdisordersanonymous.org/meetings.html
Eating Addictions Anonymous
http://www.eatingaddictionsanonymous.org/meetings.htm