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Step Three

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. -Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous p. 213 Spiritual Principles in Step Three: Faith
Pg. 25 OA For Today January 25

If the blind lead the blind both shall fall into the ditch. - The Bible Matthew From diets to designs for living. I looked for directions to anyone and everyone who appeared to have solutions to my problems. But instead of answers I found new and sometimes worse problems, and in the end I lost a little more of what selfesteem I had. I found independence when I came to Overeaters Anonymous. The selfhonesty this program teaches enables me to trust my perceptions and listen to me feeling. I am no longer attracted to people who would have me believe they know whats best for me. My Higher Power is the only source from which I seek such knowledge. For Today: If I dont know which way to go, I turn the problem over to God in steps three and eleven, completely confident that the answer will come. I may discuss the matter with my sponsor and others whom I trust, but I give myself time to learn what God would have me do.

Tradition Three
The only requirement for OA membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. -Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous p. 213
Spiritual Principles in Tradition Three: Identity

Next IG Meeting is on Saturday April 14th, 2012 at the OA Office


Colorado PPSI OA Retreat Hosted by OA Southern Colorado March 30 - April 1, 2012 Colorado Springs, CO Contact Joanne M. 719-495-9417

Mark your calendars

OA Region III Assembly & Convention

Abilene, TX *Register online

Hosted by OA Big Country IG March 30 - April 1, 2012

March 2012

OAsis Newsletter -Tulsa Overeaters Anonymous

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OA Lifeline Sampler Book, Page 36

Lucky Me
One of my worst character defects has been the tendency to think, Im the only one, which leads to self-pity and negative thinking. To my unending surprise and delight, in OA I often find myself thinking, Im like that, and I get such a warm feeling when I can Identify. I believe I have undergone a complete personality change during the five years Ive been in OA. When I look back and remember what I Was like and how ineffectually I coped with minor frustrations, I see that I was like a child. Although I am aware that I will never stop growing, today I feel comfortable. My weight is acceptable to me, and so am I as a person. I like myself. (Ive come a long way to be able to say that!) I can be aware of character defects I have yet to eliminate without feeling I must do it right now. I am learning to give and receive love, and I am able to retain friendships. I can cope with pain and embrace life without escaping into food. Oh, the freedom that brings, and the self-respect! I am making progress, not only emotionally, but spiritually too. My spiritual growth seems to be slower, but I can feel the strength it brings to my life. Just not having to run the whole show is a great relief to say, God, its in your hands, and to feel the peace and serenity. My abstinence is mostly good. When its a little shaky, I have many sources of strength to turn to: meetings OA friends, telephone calls and program literature. Each day, I try to remember to be grateful, which I truly am. I am grateful for my life and my health, for being who I am and for the wisdom I have gained. I feel comfortable and life is an exciting adventure. I remember well the poor me syndrome brought on by thought of being the only one These days, having people to whom I can relate in so many ways invariably makes me think of myself as lucky me! June 1983

March 17, 2012

OA Third Step Prayer

OA Spring Retreat April 20-22, 2012


March 2012

Overeaters Anonymous Tulsa Green Country Intergroup Office Phone: (918) 731-4102 Tulsa Intergroup OA Office 4815 S. Sheridan, Ste. 111, Tulsa, OK 74145 http://tulsaoa.org/
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News/Events
March 2012
Colorado PPSI OA Retreat Hosted by OA Southern Colorado March 30 - April 1, 2012 Colorado Springs, CO Contact Joanne M. 719-495-9417 OA Region III Assembly & Convention Hosted by OA Big Country IG March 30 - April 1, 2012 Abilene, TX *Register online

April 2012
Spring Retreat Hosted by Tulsa Green Country IG April 20-22, 2012 Camp Wah-Shah-She in Bartlesville, OK Download the registration form See the menu Sharathon: "Practicing These Principles in All Our Affairs" April 28, 2012 Wichita, KS To RSVP, call or email the registrar: debspurgeon@gmail.com (316734-6790)

June 2012
OA State Convention June 23, 2012 Tulsa, OK Contact Linda T. 918-625-5094

Tulsa Green Country OA Intergroup Spring Retreat 2012

Everything youve ever wanted to know about sex* food

*BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Practical matters regarding abstinence, recovery, and your food plan.


April 20-22, 2012 Camp Wa-Sha-She Bartlesville, OK
Contact Retreat Chairperson, Jennifer A at (918) 706-8253 for more info, or check our website www.TulsaOA.org to download registration brochure