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My first exposure to OA was finding a pamphlet at my doctor’s office: Before You Take That First Compulsive Bite, Remember . . . . I read the cautions against the distorted thinking that leads to compulsive eating. I remember recognizing myself in that pamphlet, and I identified completely. I remember reading the Twelve Steps, getting to the Third Step . . . and then shutting down completely because “God” was not going to have anything to do with my weight loss. My second exposure to OA came when I visited my sponsor from another fellowship. She had a copy

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