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How I Work It—Today

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In 2003, I was in my 30s and I couldn’t stop bingeing. In spite of the fat, depression, headaches, stomachaches, diarrhea, and isolation, I just couldn’t stop. So I came to OA, got a sponsor, and started weighing and measuring my food. My goal was to work the program intensely for one year and “get it.” (I had always been a good student, so I’d apply myself!) After a year, I thought, I’d be healthier, thinner, and ready to start dating again. But things didn’t go as I’d planned. For the next few years, I couldn’t stay abstinent for more than

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