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Elaine once believed that letting herself go was just part of the aging process. She had short, dark hair; wore masculine glasses; was much heavier; wore loose, unattractive and unfeminine clothing; and didn't wear makeup. "I had really had this mindset that I was old, and the goal was just to coast from here on out and get through the rest of life as easily as possible," Elaine says.

Then, a bomb dropped on her life—she discovered her husband was having an affair. After struggling with depression, Elaine finally decided to view the divorce as an opportunity rather than a setback.
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