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Another New Beginning

Monday, April 07, 2014

This has been such a year of change. April 20th 2013 is when my then husband left. This was such a shock. From there we had to sell a house, I moved to an apartment alone and on my own for the first time ever, go through a divorce, which ended a 27 year marriage of November 12 2013. Purchased a new home and moved in again. When I look back there are some things I can not believe!!

1. April 20th I weighed in at 227 lbs. Today, almost a year later I am at 186.6. This is 40 lbs over such a trying time. I am proud of this!!

2. I never thought I could go out and buy a home on my own. I am proud that I have been able to budget and be financially independent!!

3. Never did I imagine that I would not be married. Now I love my alone time and surround myself with friends and family on my own terms. Love this!!

Overall, I feel I have only become stronger and stronger throughout this process. I know now that I can do it and have what it takes.

Today I start a new 10 week challenge with the BTS team!! I am excited to see what this new challenge brings!!
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  • BRADMILL2922
    Look at all that you have accomplished for yourself over the last year! You should be really proud of yourself and I have no doubt that you will keep conquering challenges!
    1409 days ago
    Great accomplishments...with many more to come. There's no keeping a good woman down!
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    1412 days ago
    You have gone through a lot of changes, but sounds like you handled it very well, that doesn't mean by any means it was easy. Good for you for taking control of your life and making the best of a not so nice situation. Wishing you more success in your life.
    1412 days ago
    You rock! You're showing yourself and the world what you're capable of. And by doing so, you are an INSPIRATION not only to all of us, but to people who might be going through similar situations. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1412 days ago
    emoticon I am so very happy for you, Nancy! You are at the top of your to-do list! What a great place to be!
    1412 days ago
    Talk about making lemonade when life handed you a lemon - WOW!! I agree with Steph - you are AMAZING!! You have proven you can do ANYTHING you decide to do!! Congratulations and best of luck in BTS!!
    1412 days ago
    How wonderful that you turned a negative event into positive changes in your life!
    1412 days ago
    You have shown tremendous strength and commitment over a trying time. I commend you and wish you the best with our Silver Scouts!
    1412 days ago
  • MARYBETH4884
    What a year! Looks like when a challenge confronts you, you are able to take it on and succeed! This one will be no different!
    1412 days ago
    You are amazing!! Look at everything you have accomplished so far! Way to go, girl! We never know what is in store for us, but you have taken that bull by the horns and showed him who's boss! ;-) Keep it up.....I'm so excited to be on a team with you!!! Let's rock this challenge! :-)
    1412 days ago
    You are so fabulous! To lose 40 pounds in that period of time was an amazing feat no matter what... but when you add on the changes that were going on in your personal life and the fact that you were still able to do that makes it even more amazing! You have proven you are one tough emoticon and that you can do anything you put your mind to! Congrats on your continued success! I am so glad that you are on my team for BTS! emoticon
    1412 days ago
    You go girl! You are a powerful woman!
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