Mary joined OA after a visit to her mother made her significant weight gain an unavoidable topic of discussion.

In OA, she was surprised to find people just like her, people who had exceptional problems with food. She was also surprised to see how serene and healthy these people were as a result of working the OA program.

Mary also talks about what OA meetings are like and how they differ from group therapy. And she talks about how the Twelve Steps provide a road map for living a better life.