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The Changes in Me

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I first came to OA in August 2015; I was bingeing most days and abusing laxatives. I weighed a hefty 246 pounds (112 kg), about 100 pounds (45 kg) heavier than my healthy weight. I had already attempted suicide once and was well on my way to a second attempt. I was willing to try anything. I remember two things from my first meeting: the words “Welcome to Overeaters Anonymous. Welcome home!” and being told not to eat between planned meals. The first made me feel at ease, but the second scared me. How could I survive on just three

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