I’m focusing on accountability at the moment.

Tracking absolutely everything that I eat, using the My Fitness Pal app.

When I say “everything” I mean everything. If I drink a cup of tea, it gets listed. The lemon juice I drink in my soda water through to a “taster” I had of the kids chicken nuggets the other night.

The app never worked for me before, because I didn’t include all the “optional extras” that I eat throughout the day. I didn’t realise it, but I was lying to myself about what I really eat. Those “extras” sure add up!

I’ve also stopped eating chocolate and drinking Pepsi Max. I am seriously addicted to both. So it’s cold turkey time.

And I’m already starting to lose weight. Down a kilogram since last week – which is two pounds.

This is all related to Step One of the OA Twelve Steps – admitting you are powerless over food.

I was, and I am powerless over food. I need strong structure and accountability.

I went to my Saturday meeting yesterday – the first face to face meeting since lockdown. It felt great to see people again. And I actually asked the Big Question about finding a sponsor.

So I’m starting to make progress. I have a long way to go, but I’m starting to actually feel positive, like I might actually achieve my goals through OA.

I feel good 😃