Calorie Addict

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My name is Amanda - and I’m addicted to food. Oh, and I have a chronic digestive disease that tries to kill me every so often. I really wanted to start off this post by blaming everything but myself for the situation I’m in. I really did. I even thought about what I would say. But ...

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