My trips to the grocery store became much different after I became abstinent more than ten years ago. Many aisles no longer held anything I could safely purchase. The remaining aisles got greater attention from me, and to this day, I read labels, check portion sizes, and compare prices. There is one aspect of the grocery store that gets my unfailing attention—the racks of women’s magazines that line the checkout register. How differently I feel now when I see the January magazines with their loud headlines: “Lose the Weight Fast,” “Two-week Diet Breakthrough.” I remember when I eyed those January

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