Lockdown Diary #42: Sponsor

Eagle-eyed readers will notice that I haven’t been mentioned my weight on this blog for a while. That’s because things haven’t been going well. But all that is about to change, because I now have a sponsor.

I’ve only ever been to one meeting of Overeaters Anonymous. It was helpful, but of course, going to a meeting during lockdown is impossible as they’re all cancelled. However, it suddenly struck me that I could still ask someone to be my sponsor.

A sponsor is generally someone who has overcome overeating and who you call when you’re tempted to binge. However, in my case, it’s someone who will FaceTime me every morning and watch me do a weigh-in.

I was hoping this daily blog would keep me accountable, but online there’s no one to object if I don’t weigh in each day – whereas with my sponsor, they’ll insist that I do a weigh-in. I really want to stay on track with my weight loss to make the process worth their while. Their time is valuable and they are awesome, so hopefully I’ll soon be slender again!

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4 thoughts on “Lockdown Diary #42: Sponsor”

  1. I thought you were going to give us a tiramisu recipe. This picture is misleading! Oh well…

    You know what I think of Anonymous movements. I found the one meeting I went to (not for me but as a boyfriend of the daughter of an addict celebrating her ten years sobriety anniversary) utterly depressing. So one to one Facetime with a sponsor should be much better and probably more fruitful.

    I actually used to be a member of Nostalgic Anonymous, but I left, because the meetings are not what they used to be.

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