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Closer When I Speak

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At my first Overeaters Anonymous meeting, I was scared, embarrassed, and nervous, and I felt very alone. Those same emotions made me into what I was that day: obese and unhealthy. Eight people genuinely welcomed me. I didn’t understand the entire program (I still don’t), but I went home after that meeting and haven’t touched any sugar since. I learned I wasn’t alone and this isn’t a diet and that we are all sharing the same disease: we are addicted to food. Everyone in the meeting talked about their Higher Power. I admit, at times I have been a non-believer.

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