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A Tendency to Overshare

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I’ve done it, you’ve done it, we’ve all done it: we spend the first twelve minutes or so of a fifteen-minute qualification telling members how awful things used to be (as if they don’t already know!) and then about two minutes sharing what happened to change us and one minute on what we are like now. Don’t get me wrong. I need to hear, as much as the next guy, how bad things can get when we’re in the food. I need to be reminded of the lows to which compulsive overeating will take me. But when I spend most of

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