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I Did Everything Possible

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My first day of program was November 3, 1983. How could I ever forget it? That day not only changed my life, it saved my life. At my first meeting, after the welcoming remarks and introductions, the OA Preamble, and the Steps, Traditions, and Tools, they read the passage “Welcome to Overeaters Anonymous. Welcome home!” I started to cry—softly, of course. The main speaker introduced herself, saying, “My name is ____, and I have a disease of fear, doubt, and insecurity, which for me has manifested itself in compulsive eating. It is not a moral issue.” Now I was really sobbing.

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