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Speaking My Feelings

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When I came into OA, I thought my life would be perfect if I could just lose some weight and keep it off. I thought food was my problem, but it turned out I was my problem. More specifically, my thinking was my problem: I thought if I could do the right thing and say the right thing and make everything nice, everything would be okay. I thought I had a relationship with God, but I was worshiping at the altar of appearances. I was so driven by other people’s approval, so obsessed with how my life and my body

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