I retired from my teaching job after the first day of school in August. I tried to start unpacking my boxes, sat down and looked around, and realized I couldn't do it anymore. I am 4.5 years short of full retirement so I took a 30% cut in my pension. If I'd worked that 4.5 years, I may not be able to enjoy my retirement. But Indiana pays teachers so little to retire anyway, it would have meant another $350 a month. So I don't get a check until Oct 1, I have to pay craploads for my health insurance, and I'm making a third of what I made teaching. But I'm healthier. I'm seeing a therapist now. And I've started a new diet today. My therapist lost 80 lbs on this diet and she has several clients on it and also friends. It is Jorge Cruise Belly Fat Cure. If you go to youtube you can watch his videos and don't have to buy all his books. I bought the sugar and carb counter that he wrote because that is what the diet is based on. I got it at Barnes & Noble; it's also on Amazon. I am actively looking for a job because I make so little money. Since my husband needs insurance too, (he is a liver transplant recipient) we aren't getting divorced so I can keep him on my insurance. He's paying his part, which is more than my part. Hopefully I can get a job and be ready to get my own place when my daughter gets her divorce settled.