Home Steps Never and Always

Never and Always

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Step One: We admitted we were powerless over food—that our lives had become unmanageable. When I read about Step One and think about my life—my crazy eating habits, the mental obsession I’ve struggled with—I can freely, honestly, humbly admit that I am definitely powerless over food. I have tried to control my eating most of my adult life and have always failed. I have overeaten, under-eaten, excessively exercised, and taken laxatives to achieve the perfect size. None of it worked, and I remained miserable and obsessed with when I’d eat next. I was unpleasant and took out frustrations on friends

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