When Judy found out two years ago that her husband was having an affair, she says she knew her life was about to change. "I felt like I had been hit by a truck. I was broken-hearted, overweight and terrified at the thought of living alone," she says.
Judy combined meditation and visualization into her exercise routine and went from a size 18 to a size 8. "I really had to pull myself together because I realized you can lose all the weight you want, but if you don't feel beautiful on the inside, you will not exude beauty," she says. "They go hand in hand."
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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