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Building Balance

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For me, the beauty of unity is realizing I’m not alone in this disease of compulsive eating. I never knew that others had the same beast inside, compelling them to eat everything in sight—I felt like a freak because of it, a freak inside and out, my heavy body an outward manifestation of the obsession within. Just knowing I’m not alone and have friends in OA to talk to is such a huge part of working my program! I don’t think OA would work without unity; it would be just another diet and calories club. The strength of this program

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