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When Desire Works

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Tradition Three works. I believe the best way to show it is to share what I was shown when I first arrived in OA. All I wanted to do was lose weight while eating all my binge foods—was that too much to ask? I hated that I was unable to eat like my friends: they were skinny, yet here I was, 280 pounds (127 kg) and miserable. Thank God OA’s only requirement was a desire to stop eating compulsively. I desired abstinence, though I had no idea how to achieve what seemed to come so easily to OA long timers.

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