Editors note: Below is a world service contribution from OA members in support of our Strategic Plan. My friend and I certainly have different manifestations of this disease. What brought her to OA was life-threatening anorexia, while I have always been a garden-variety compulsive overeater. Still, we relate in many ways: We both need to be very careful with the scale. She chooses not to weigh at all because it’s a trigger for her. When health care professionals weigh her, she sets a clear boundary that they may not share the information with her. Her pre-recovery behavior was to weigh

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