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I began Overeaters Anonymous in February 2014 after becoming desperate. I was scheduled for a double knee replacement later in the year. At 240 pounds (109 kg), I was told I must lose at least 50 pounds (23 kg) for a successful recovery. I tried and I couldn’t, because I was depressed for three years after being fired from my job and had a mental block when it came to weight loss. I was an emotional wreck; fear consumed me as I considered a major operation in my physical condition. Finally, I remembered that Overeaters Anonymous is based on the

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