I have had a spiritual awakening as a result of working the Steps while being abstinent one day at a time. I know this because I am much different today than when I was either trying to control the food or else stuffing my face. The Big Book refers often to a spiritual experience or spiritual awakening; for me, that awakening resulted in a “personality change sufficient to bring about recovery” (Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th ed., p. 567). Today, I am not compulsively overeating or fighting a compulsion to eat, nor am I worrying about when my next meal will come

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