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What OA Is Not

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I realize after six months in OA that when I ate in the past, I was searching for the good feelings I had as a child. I remember happy family gatherings centered on food: family reunion picnics, camping trip cookouts, holidays, and celebrations. The fun and happiness had disappeared from my life. Why? I ate the same foods as I had on those fond occasions, yet no matter how much I ate, I could not duplicate the feelings from those bygone, carefree days. Food and my weight became issues. I was mocked, ridiculed, and verbally tormented because of my size. This unkind treatment

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