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For thirty years, I was bulimic, but I have not purged in almost eight years. When my weight reached an all-time high of 293 pounds (133 kg) at 5’11” (180 cm) two years ago in February, I decided I’d had enough and was going to get weight-loss surgery. But the surgery center didn’t want to operate on me because of my history of bulimia. Instead, they suggested I try OA. I had tried OA. I’d tried it a few times, but I wasn’t ready. The center told me I had to see a diet doctor for three months before they

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