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Danger and Dental Floss

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I came into OA in March 1977 and have been abstinent since January 1980. After losing 30 pounds (14 kg), I have maintained a normal body weight. I have been imperfectly working the Steps for almost forty-two years, and here’s what I’ve learned. Step One is the foundation Step. I admit I am different. Everything must flow from my belief (though I fought against it for years) that I’m just not like other people and never will be. No matter how many days of abstinence I have, I’m still a compulsive eater. Step Two is the falling-in-love Step. When I came in,

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