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Crossing That Bridge

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I certainly was selfish. I wasn’t present to do things with my friends and family, preferring instead to isolate with my best “frenemy”: food. I spent my whole life refusing to accept I was powerless to control my compulsion to overeat, and I’d eat anything I could get my hands on—a lot. I was able to lose lots of weight, which led to cockiness. Like Bill W. in the Big Book, I felt I was armed with enough knowledge to manage on my own, yet inevitably, I’d start eating compulsively again. My attempts at controlled eating were humiliating disasters, but

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