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Reliance, Not Defiance

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When I came into Overeaters Anonymous almost twenty-one years ago, I came for a diet. I needed to lose a lot of weight and keep it off! Countless doctors had assured me of the dire necessity of this; plus, my weight was impeding my interactions with my husband, children, friends, and professional life. What I didn’t think I needed was the Twelve Step program of recovery. I didn’t believe there was a God of some kind who would keep me abstinent. I thought only I could do that. I didn’t need or want a spiritual experience. I wasn’t going to

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