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Here for a Reason

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Before March 2014, my life was full of self-hatred, fear, and isolation. I took the phone off the hook and ate all day and night. At one point, I ate myself up to 323 pounds (147 kg). I had been in and out of OA since 1974, and I was desperate. I needed OA badly, and I am now back with a vengeance. I returned to OA in March 2014. I got abstinent immediately, went to meetings, and used the phone. In June 2014, I had a relapse. I struggled for several months until finally I asked God for the willingness

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