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I once heard someone complain, “The program isn’t working.” She said this despite having been in the program for a long time. It hadn’t produced the weight loss she had hoped for, and she was thinking of quitting.

The fact is, the program doesn’t do anything. The program is a guide, a set of tools, and support, but the work is done by those who use the tools. When we say, “It works when you work it,” the key words are “when you work it.” They mean just that: when we individual members of OA take up the tools, when we go to meetings, when we work the Steps, when we get a sponsor, when we read the OA literature, when we pay attention to how and what we eat, then we achieve the success.

I’m grateful and happy that I can say the program works, because I work it every day, one day at a time.

— Nancy D.

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