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Walking Through It

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When I joined OA in 1977, our program was seventeen years old, and I wasn’t much older. In those days, the only food plan was the gray sheet, a fairly restrictive but useful way to eat. I had no idea how much to eat of what, until a practical food plan gave me a map. I called in my food every day to my sponsor, and weighed and measured my food for years. I eventually changed my food plan to something with a little more flexibility, adapted from the Dignity of Choice pamphlet. I have been abstinent since 1979, one day at a

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