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When I entered the doors of OA, I weighed 162 pounds (73 kg) and stood five feet one inches tall (155 cm). I’d been struggling to drop pounds for several years after having some success with a commercial weight-loss program, but I’d plateaued and didn’t know how to move past it. I felt hopeless and powerless. So, Step One came easy to me; I knew I had been missing the spiritual element of the weight-loss journey. The first hurdle I met in the program was identifying with the label “compulsive overeater.” I struggled with labels of any kind, and I

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