When her husband broke the news that he was leaving her, Leslie says that even though it hurt, she picked herself back up quickly. "I literally couldn't breathe. I couldn't get air into my lungs," she says. "But I am the poster girl for possibilities. I'm not going to spend one day under the covers."
Talking about her situation was Leslie's strategy for accepting it. "I wasn't ashamed of my reality," she says. "I told everybody, and that helped me. It brought people into my world."
Leslie has since lost 50 pounds. "I was on the divorce diet," she says. "I went to the gym for three reasons—because it helps you get fit, because it makes you feel strong and because when you feel strong, you are strong."
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