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Controlled Response

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After ten years in OA, a cancer diagnosis pushed me to realize abstinence is a matter of life or death for me. Doctors told me my best defense was a normal body weight, regular exercise, and a healthful diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, even though I had been in OA for a decade, I was unable to stay abstinent or reach a healthy weight. I struggled for a few more years until, demoralized, I realized that even when my life depended on it, I could not control my eating. Finally, I surrendered to a more disciplined format for working an OA

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