I am shamelessly re-posting here a poem that someone included for me in their reply to an article I wrote on Soberistas.com called Banishing the Booze
It reflects the state of mind we have at all stages of Giving Up anything that is causing a problem in our lives, yet cannot easily be removed. For alcohol I am very pleased to say I am now, a 5. I'm on a different street.
For my disordered over-eating, I am a 2. Sometimes I am a 3, but usually I'm a 2. Still, a work in progress. Hope you enjoy it. Rx