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Krys says reading Eckhart's book and taking the Web class has helped her let go of the need to be skinnier—or anything "er"—than others. "[I realized] I just could be present in my own life and be where I was and not be worried about how I compared to other people," she says.

From that day on, Krys says she stopped emotional eating. "I just eat if I need to. It's like a fuel," she says. "If I get upset about something, I don't know, I just have this ability now to sort of stay in the moment that I'm in. ... It takes work, but I'm a lot better at it than I ever was."

Before learning to live in the present, Krys wore a size 16–18 and weighed herself several times a day. Her new outlook on life has helped her drop three pant sizes, and she's stopped stepping on the scale. "I don't really need to weigh myself anymore," she says.
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