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Simple and Sane

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After more than five years in OA, I can look back and see the grace of my Higher Power in the early actions of my sponsor when she immediately suggested we work through The Twelve-Step Workbook of Overeaters Anonymous. One of the earliest benefits of our work together was that I became aware of how much time, energy, and effort I’d been giving away to food and food-related behaviors. As a food addict and compulsive overeater, it was my common practice to pore over cookbooks, read grocery ads, watch cooking shows, talk about recipes with friends, and bake for others. A

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