When I first became a divorced woman, I was very fat. After moving back to Florida, I joined Weight Watchers and dropped 65 pounds in 7 months. Yes, I have kept it off.
It is more difficult for me to be a good daughter because I spent the first 40 years of my life as a son. I transitioned ten years ago but my mother still does not accept me.
For four decades, I was convinced I was female. After my divorce in 1998, I moved to Los Angeles and began living as a woman. (Hormones but no surgery.) After five years working and living as a woman in California, I moved home to Clearwater, Florida, where I am HR director of a local company and everyone knows me as Laura.
I am happier than I ever was as a man.