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Always a Newcomer

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As I approach the anniversary of my twentieth year of abstinence from compulsive overeating, I’m reflecting on the miracle of finding my way to the rooms of OA, as well as my first years of recovery. When I entered OA in late August 1999, I was a nightmare of a human being. I lived in self-centeredness, self-absorption, and self-pity. I blamed everyone else but me for any problem I had. I believed God hated me and that’s why I was fat and alone. I was completely deluded, believing my behaviors and choices had nothing to do with my endless misery.

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