"I started reading the "Big Book" at home, and in every instance where it used the word "alcohol," I crossed it out and put in the word "food." As I read this book, my life began to unfold in front of me. I cried and I laughed, because, for the first time, I understood so much. That night, while reading the "Big Book," I saw and heard what I'd denied about myself all my life. I could hardly wait for the next OA meeting, so I could ask the people there if they, too, grasped what this book said. I was on fire with excitement. At last I was real, and I was alive. That was 150 pounds ago, and my weight has not wavered more than 10 pounds in the almost ten years since." -Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition, Pg. 69
"To keep our program, we need to give it away. Through sponsorship, the meaning of this statement becomes clear. It is in the sharing of our experience, strength and hope that we renew and reaffirm our own recovery. We realize the greatest benefit - and the greatest joy - is reaching out... doing together what we could never do alone!" -A Guide For Sponsors: Why, when and how to be an OA sponsor
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