Oh Baby

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Before I found abstinence and started working the Twelve Steps of OA, my life was falling apart in every way imaginable . . . My health was suffering from the extra 90 pounds (41 kg) I carried, and I was at risk of losing my job in the military because of my weight. If I lost my job, I would owe forty thousand dollars for my college education. My self-esteem and mental health were deteriorating from shame and fear, my marriage felt like an empty shell, and I had very little joy or intimacy in my relationships. But I still

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