Editors note: Below are two world service contributions from OA members in support of our Strategic Plan. My name is Denise, and I am a compulsive overeater. I am a 62-year old straight black woman, wife, mother, and grandmother. OA found me in 1988. I was in program then for eight years. I lost 120 pounds (54 kg) and thought I could do it on my own, so I was out of program for five years and regained 60 pounds (27 kg). I came back to stay fifteen years ago. My weight has been up and down, but I’m grateful

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