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A Gift from Grace

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Before I returned to OA in 1999, my life was a prison of my own making, and I had no visitors. It was a world of isolation because all I trusted was food and how good it made me feel in the moments I was consuming it. My compulsive overeating began when I was 5 and a half years old. I was starting kindergarten, and I wanted nothing more than to stay at home, where it was comparatively safe, rather than face that unknown world full of other children. I feared them because I didn’t know them. And as I

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