If knowledge alone was enough to combat the 'habit' for everyone, no one would still be in practice mode. For some people, knowledge is enough to make the changes. That was not me.
Some people put down the dessert plate without another thought. That was not me.
Some people expect perfection. That was me.
Some people get it immediately. That is not me.
Some people do this with an eye towards bathing suit season or wedding or a reunion. That's not me.
Some do it with a mindset toward developing a permanently changed healthstyle and accept that bumps do not mean the road is closed. That is me.
They understand the importance of seeking help in pushing through their personal demons before they focus on the real solutions. That was not me for a long time.
For some the use of food helped them cope or even survive something else in their lives, even though they were not aware of it at the time. That was me.
Some people, despite knowledge and awareness stumble and fall - maybe more than once. When they stumble they may be blessed to learn something from their different vantage point and apply it to the next time bumps appear in the road. This is me.
Some people are no longer present. They never learned that a topple onto their ass does not end of the world. They don't get up or keep going. I am still here. You are reading this. You are still here.
We are all capable of being some people. I want to be me. I have to be me. I may not always get it right but I get better each time I take advantage of where I am and learn from it.