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Just Like Me

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Attending my first OA meeting was the result of seeing some dramatic changes in a close friend. We had known each other long enough that we knew each other’s big secret: We were compulsive eaters. It was fine to share such an intimacy on a personal level, but the thought of doing it in a room full of strangers seemed ridiculous. Nevertheless, my friend was making great changes in her eating and attitude, so I decided to check out a meeting. As much as a person can, I tried to look invisible and unapproachable. After hearing the confusing Twelve Steps

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