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Bill W., co-founder of AA, said, “We are people who normally would not mix. But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful” (Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th ed., p. 17). When I first came to OA, at 5 feet tall (152 cm) and 206 pounds (93 kg), I was 80 pounds (36 kg) overweight. I got a sponsor, called her daily, and lost 60 pounds (27 kg). Then I got a new position, my marriage failed, and my sponsor moved away. I became too busy for OA, but thought I could lose the other

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