Every year since I was 13 years old, my New Year’s resolution had been to lose weight. It wasn’t until 2014, when I was 23, that I altered that New Year’s resolution to instead heal my relationship with food. After hitting bottom, bingeing every night on a wide variety of foods, my fear of change was overpowered by the pain of compulsive overeating. My resolution was still fresh in my mind when it led me to my first OA meeting in February 2014. This combination of a shifted perspective, fear, and pain is what gave me the willingness to get

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