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Like many compulsive overeaters, I entered the rooms of OA only to lose weight. I’d tried dozens of weight loss programs and lost weight, only to gain it back plus more. I came for the vanity and stayed for the sanity. I really listened to the Big Book promises when they were read aloud at OA meetings, and I realized that’s what I wanted. One line that stood out for me was, “We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace” (Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th ed., pp. 83-84). Also the language about the promises at the end of the

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