I’ve dabbled in just about every diet program around, and I’m still fat. After I attended the Soft Addictions training, I realized that my struggle isn’t really about food – it’s about me, what I really want, and how I’m substituting food for more meaningful things. At the training, I decided to lose one pound – that’s it – over the upcoming holiday season. By adding fulfilling activities, like reaching for the phone to call a friend instead of ice cream when I felt upset, I have found myself eating less, without effort. I know one pound doesn’t sound like much – but it worked, and it’s the first step toward being more comfortable in my body, exercising more, and changing bad habits for positive ones.