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marlie2014 posted 6/6/2014 16:43 PM

That's how I've been feeling ever since the ex and I went to divorce court. Without even realizing I was doing it, I was losing weight (in a healthy way by making better food choices and working out, not because of stress) and suddenly clothes I hadn't worn in a while fit me again, and I got a few new ones besides. I started taking more time in the mornings to get ready for work and began wearing my high heels again.

Don't get me wrong -- I didn't "let myself go" while I was married -- but I definitely sank into a depression towards the end of the marriage when I didn't know what was wrong that caused me to dress in darker colors, get less sleep, and just not shine quite as brightly if you know what I mean.

Now, people are frequently commenting that I'm "glowing," or that they "like how I look today," etc. I've never thought of myself as beautiful, but it feels nice to keep getting all these compliments.

On Wednesday, I wore a new blouse that I found when I went shopping on Memorial Day. Three total strangers told me that day (two women, one man) that I had beautiful eyes...one of the ladies even said they were "blazing." And I had wondered if the blouse had been a good choice or not, but I'm definitely wearing it again, and soon! Ha ha

I didn't know where I could express these happy feelings, and then I realized that this was the perfect place for it. New beginnings, right?

I know I'm not ready to date yet, but all the same it's good to be alive and free and looking your best, isn't it?

fireproof posted 6/7/2014 07:44 AM

I think you found your mojo back!

caregiver9000 posted 6/7/2014 11:22 AM

I have goose bumps from this post!

You look fabulous because your power is shining through. You are rocking the surviving part of this!!

persevere posted 6/7/2014 12:27 PM

What a great post! You're inspiring marlie!

marlie2014 posted 6/10/2014 09:21 AM

Thanks!
I feel kind of like this now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39YUXIKrOFk

LOL

No, but really, being free of the Rat is so liberating, it makes me want to strut!

norabird posted 6/10/2014 11:39 AM

I love this! You're finding yourself again and realizing how beautiful she is, and others are responding to that.

nowiknow23 posted 6/10/2014 14:01 PM

EvenKeel posted 6/10/2014 14:37 PM

That was one of the most surprising things during the D....was one day looking into the mirror and actually seeing someone I had not seen in a long time.

(Granted....I was not "blazing".... ...but I definitely know what you mean)

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