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I arrived in OA a raging bulimic, underweight, and with a self-image that suggested my body was larger than my home state. I was suicidal because I did not believe I could escape this madness of food-obsession and self-obsession. At the first meeting I attended in October 2000, I met an OA member who had what I wanted. She agreed to be my sponsor and provided me with what her sponsor provided her: experience, strength, and hope by way of the OA Steps, Traditions, and Tools. My sponsor facilitated my first round of Twelve Step questions and answers, and that established a

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