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The Miracle of Recovering From Compulsive Overeating

By OA Member, Sep 18 2013 11:55AM

Last Sunday, I jogged the Cork Women’s Mini Marathon. That’s a great achievement for anyone, but for me it was a miracle. Just over two years ago, when I went to my first OA meeting, I could not have walked that distance (4 miles). And I would have been much too scared to ask people to sponsor me. (Today, I’ve raised nearly 200 euro for charity!) What changed? Well, since that first meeting, I’ve lost nearly eight stone, and my body is fitter and healthier. But, to me, these are just lovely side effects. The real miracle of OA is that it has given me the serenity and confidence to be happy, free, and useful to others. -- Mags, Cork.