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Newly Willing

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I joined OA in January 2016. Though I consistently attended meetings, I could not get more than four months of continuous abstinence. Program has been a miracle—I remember a time when I couldn’t go more than twenty-four hours without bingeing, restricting, or over-exercising—but I still found myself frustrated. Slips began with compulsive habits creeping back: taking little nibbles of food as I was cooking or doing dishes, eating while standing, and eating while distracted. I would allow myself to skip an occasional prayer, journal entry, or reading. My honesty would waver as I rationalized not telling my sponsor that I

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