OA from A to Z

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December 2009: I was eating my way through the holidays, agonizing over not being able to control myself after more than twenty-five years of dieting. I weighed 213 pounds (97 kg) and my excess weight was taking a greater toll on my well-being than ever before. I was sure of only two things: first, that I no longer had it in me to ride the dieting roller-coaster, and second, that I had no idea how to find help. On Saturday, January 3, a newspaper article written by an OA member caught my eye. I had never heard of Overeaters Anonymous;

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