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Consequences and Magic

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I came into OA when I was 35, after realizing that I felt about food the way alcoholics feel about liquor. If I started eating, I didn’t stop until the food was gone. But I didn’t understand being powerless over food; I just wanted to lose weight and move on. You can’t die from food, I thought. Well, I had a lot to learn. I have Crohn’s disease, and I’ve been hospitalized many times, like when I ate fruit and didn’t take time to spit out the pits. Another time I was hemorrhaging, but I asked to stop for a

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