Today marks 6 months of abstinence. I lost 2.8 pounds in the past 30 days.
I started going to OA on 8/20/12 and weighed 175 pounds. I started eliminating sugar/fat/flour foods on 8/29/12. I've lost about 26 pounds so far. That's 3.7 pounds per month. Very slow weight loss. Very doable weight loss.
And it has been easy. No stress, no worries about getting to a certain weight in a certain amount of time. No goal weight.
It's been a gentle process, and the times when I felt like I wasn't making progress have been rare. It's been a very positive process.
This is quite different from how I've felt about losing weight in the past. Before this program, more often than not I felt a lot of "not good enough" emotions. I'm not perfect, and I've had slips, but I forgive myself and move on. I don't have to be perfect. I am good enough.
I know I want to lose more, because I still have fat in places I don't want. I don't know where I will end up. It's not my business. I just have to show up, do the work, and stay abstinent. One day at a time.