Scale Sanity

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I sometimes hear about innovations in artificial intelligence. Discussions inevitably follow about how machines will take over and mankind will become their slaves. But this doesn’t scare me; I have already been a slave to a machine. I call it The Scale. In my pre-OA life, I was either dieting or acting out in my disease and bingeing. The scale controlled or ridiculed me: It told me who I was and how to feel about myself. When I dieted, I weighed myself multiple times during the day, willing the machine to give me a lower number—if it didn’t, my day

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