Not many people know this, but there was a time in my life that my youngest daughter and I had to stay in a women's shelter (kudos's to the Lafayette House, in Joplin MO). I was a prisoner in my body and in a horrid marriage. That little visit opened my eyes, I knew I had to take control of my life, have a life. Since that time, what seems like a life time ago, I divorced an evil man, lost 242 (yes I did...) lbs, found a great job (that I am so grateful for), bought my own home and just picked up a new car (the second one I have ever bought on my own).
It hasn't always been easy, but the struggle has been worth the outcome. Ive come a long way baby!