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Abstinent Past My Expiration Date

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I am a compulsive overeater. Before coming to OA, I tried many diets and weight-loss programs. I always lost the 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 pounds but promptly gained it all back and then some. After losing my three-year-old daughter, I wasn’t able to diet and lose weight anymore. When I finally came to OA in 1973, I came looking for magic. I didn’t find it, but I did find solutions. I have continued to come back since my first meeting, experiencing both recovery and relapse. My current recovery, with imperfect abstinence, began in January 2004. I had just

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