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Balance in the Middle

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I showed up at my first OA meeting because I was exhausted from trying unsuccessfully to break the cycle of bingeing on sweets, feeling awful about my behavior and myself, restricting and exercising to compensate for bingeing, weighing myself often, and eventually bingeing on sweets again regardless of the number on the scale. I ate to comfort myself when I felt sad, angry, or tired. I ate to reward myself when I felt happy or proud. I felt like it was impossible to walk into a store without walking out with a binge food. What gave me the push I

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