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Gifts “As Is”

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Before I fully surrendered, my life was an ever-increasing battle with food, weight, myself, and others. I was a child who didn’t like being given half a cup of juice; I wanted the full cup. After overhearing family conversations about my “puppy fat,” I decided, at age 9, to attend my first commercial weight-loss club. I only had to lose 3 to 4 kilograms (6 to 9 lbs) to reach goal weight and earn a life-member badge, but this experience did not teach me how to deal with life—how to go through puberty, have relationships, and become a sane adult—nor

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