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The Powerless Problem

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I had a problem with my food and weight, which I’d tried most of my life to solve. With various calorie-controlled ways of eating and exercise regimes, I had periods of what seemed like success, followed by gaining weight, feeling worthless, and being uninterested in physical activity. As time went on, the periods of apparent success became shorter: from months, to weeks, to days. My will to stick to any method was no match for my compulsion to eat. This is when I came to OA. I know I belong in OA because, as Tradition Three states, “The only requirement

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