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My first day of abstinence was December 28, 1979. I’d been in OA a year and a half. Even though my bingeing and purging had ended, I still stole food from supermarkets and insisted on creating my own food plan. That day in December, on vacation, I stole a binge food. Then I called my food sponsor (who, for some amazing reason, was still taking my calls) with the binge food still in my hand. She asked if I could throw it away, and I did. When I got home, I went to a meeting. At that meeting I asked

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