I have been in program for nine months. I was given the gift of abstinence on the day I set foot in my first meeting, October 15, 2015, but this is probably because I waited so long (years) to obey the prompt to actually go to a meeting. I knew no one in OA, but from the name, I knew that the program would require great humility. I did not have humility for much of my life. In these past nine months, I have not lost a pound (half kilogram). I did not have to. While I am a compulsive

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