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Has anyone ever had any experience with this group? I am tossing around the idea of going to a meeting and was wondering if anybody had any comments about them?

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idea of going to a meeting

@@ShannonbKSU

i've only heard of them by their name, not their reputation

wouldn't hurt to check it out

you can never have tooooo much support :)

you are one month PO

since you didn't say otherwise

things are going well :) ????

no problems

you are a lapband revision to sleeve, right???

keep up the good work :)

kathy

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I'm just straight sleeve, I never had the band. And yep, 1 month post op, but still feeling a lot of head hunger and wanting certain foods. Just was curious if any of their info would be helpful.

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I went for about 6-8 months and then went back a few times to a different meeting, and I enjoyed it-especially if you can find a strong meeting. I found it very helpful. In fact, I lost the most weight I ever did on my own by attending those meetings. The awesome parts are: the support, the potential friendships, the literature, the different tools you can use to help yourself- phone calls/emails, journaling, etc. You can even get yourself a sponsor, which was awesome. However, it got to be overwhelming when my sponsor wanted me to try making phone calls each day in addition to journaling and talking to her. I would say just be careful to find a good fit for your sponsor if you choose to get one. The 12-step approach can be difficult and a lot of work, but just set boundaries for yourself as far as your time and level of involvement so you don't get overwhelmed like I did. (In my sponsors defense, I was very young and just trying to follow directions/be compliant, and I really didn't talk to her about how I was feeling about the time commitment she was asking of me.) Good luck! I'd say if you're interested you should give it a try :)

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awesome advice, thank you!

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Definitely go and check it out. Consider going to different meetings at first to experience a variety. OA has helped me with my insane relationship with food and more generally with life.

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