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Surrender for Freedom

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I felt fat from the time I was in kindergarten. Though only slightly heavier than other girls, I was obsessed with my size. I always daydreamed of returning from summer vacation magically thin, suddenly popular, and beloved. As my disease progressed, it morphed through an all-consuming cycle of binge eating, dieting, and exercise bulimia—of self-loathing and self-punishment. After ten years of this hell, I found Overeaters Anonymous and began my long journey of many surrenders. I started with surrendering the idea that I could “get over” my food problem with a quick fix and never have to deal with it

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