Dear MR. Molly Maguire,

Good on you! You do you, as the kids say, you don’t owe anyone any explanations, you owe yourself a healthy life!

You didn’t mention any groups, & of course as long as whatever works works, it I have a friend in AA, & it works for gas & has for a few years now.

I am not spiritual, & AA is a spiritual program, but I have gone to OA (Overeaters Anonymous) & although the program doesn’t work for me, what I absolutely love (& what does work) about it is the group. This is the only place in the world where everyone there knows exactly what you have gone, is going & will go through. Like, in their bones kind of knowledge, that even your priest, your soulmate or your mother can’t get.

But I tend to get a little overboard about the group. Sorry. The main thing is to keep on keeping on. Congrats, again & keep up the hard work because you’re worth it!

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.