2682334357_bb0a9c9f8c_mMAY POPPS WRITES: I got a pretty fair share amount of attention when I was in my 20’s with little effort. After 3 kids, yo-yo weight issues that accompany that, at 39, I’ve had to put much more effort into looking good. I had been feeling better bout myself for a few weeks, lost some weight, got a tan, etc. But when a cute 22 yr old guy @ work asked me a questioned about payroll tax withholding “since I was a mother-figure around here” I was crushed! I was depressed for 2 weeks! But driven to work harder to look even better, lost more weight, & actually wore a 2 piece to the beach in Florida, without embarrassing my kids.

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