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In our readings and in many other ways we are told, “Once we compulsive overeaters truly take the Third Step, we cannot fail to recover” (The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, p. 27). That’s quite a promise. When I was a newcomer, and again during my horrible three-year relapse, when I gained 60 pounds (27 kg) and a lot of misery and ill-health, I found myself saying, “Why am I eating this? I said the Third Step Prayer this morning!” Now, ten years out of relapse and 55 pounds (25 kg) down, I finally see that saying the

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