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I came into the OA program after being in treatment. I was an insane compulsive overeater, anorexic, and bulimic. I took diet pills, narcotics, and alcohol to the limits of insanity and self-harm to control my compulsion for food. I was in rehab, two psychiatric units, and OA for four years before I understood this program.

I have maintained abstinence for three years and four months, one day at a time, using a 3-0-1 food plan. My weight is steady at around 55 kg (121 lbs), size 10. My weight used to range from 7.5 stone (48 kg, 105 lbs) to just over 11 stone (70 kg, 154 lbs), sizes 6/8 to 16/18.

I got myself a strong, boundaried, and loving sponsor who took me through the Steps and led me to my God, who keeps me abstinent every day. I surrender my food to my Higher Power daily, attend OA meetings, and sponsor.

It’s a miracle! I am an independent woman who follows through on her commitments and tries to help others get well using my experience, strength, and hope. I have a clean home, fresh produce in the cupboards, and a life beyond my wildest dreams. I pray for an abstinent day every single day and thank God for giving me back my life.

— Charlotte, England

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