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Four years ago, I returned to OA after a three-year relapse. At 47, I weighed more than ever, but that wasn’t why I returned. I came back because I had finally accepted that my way was never going to give me the life I desperately wanted. I am a compulsive overeater and a restricter and bulimic. I’ve been all different weights in my lifetime, but none gave me a life “happy, joyous, and free” (Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th ed., p. 133). Today, I weigh 65 pounds (29 kg) less than my top weight, but more importantly, I have an amazing life,

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