Before OA, food ruled Dodie’s every waking moment, even from a very early age. In college, Dodie weighed 215 pounds (97.5 kg) and felt trapped in ugliness.

She became a nurse, and in part of her nurse training she learned about twelve-step programs. When she applied another program’s version of the OA Quiz to her eating habits, she realized she had a problem with food and set about searching for a solution.

Dodie found OA and found recovery. She has maintained an 85-pound (38.5-kg) weight loss for 24 years.