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A Gift Without Measure

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I came to my first OA meeting in January 2008. I was obese, angry, unhappy, and scared. My father was abusive, my mother was morbidly obese, and our family dynamics were based more on criticism than acceptance. I learned to stuff my feelings with a critical nature, compulsive eating, and other addictive behaviors. During the meeting I wasn’t sure how the program could work, but at the end of the meeting the leader said, “To the newcomer, we suggest you attend at least six different meetings to learn the many ways OA can help you.” So I decided to come

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