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Best friends makeover: Month 10

Author: Canadian Living

Mind & Spirit

Best friends makeover: Month 10

This story was originally titled "Best Friend Makeover Update" in the November 2007 issue. Subscribe to Canadian Living today and never miss an issue!

With two months to go in their yearlong Best Friends Makeover, here’s a quick update on Tracy Metcalfe and Tanya Leavitt:

After several months of searching, Tracy got a job with the Alberta government’s Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped program. She’s happy she held out for a job she really wanted. The “definitely better paying” job, which she found at a government online job board, is a three-month position that “gets my foot in the door.” There are various opportunities within the government, including those related to environmental and sustainable development, areas that interest Tracy.

Tracy feels great physically and met with the fitness coach to go over strength-training exercises using free weights and her own body – so she doesn’t have to rely on machines.

Meanwhile, Tanya enjoyed a breakfast workshop that focused on Law of Attraction, a book by Michael Losier. Tanya does exercises from the book (“an example is asking and answering a series of questions designed to illustrate that the things I want are possible”). She also keeps a gratitude journal (“the more you focus on what you are grateful for, the more things you will get to be grateful for”).

Having tripled her savings, Tanya is planning a trip with friends for January 2009 – to Disneyland or Costa Rica – “which would not have seemed possible six months ago.”

Tracy and Tanya went to a singles event for an evening of dancing and fun. Tracy has also been out with Chic Chicks, a group of women who get together to do various activities (most recently, they went to Salon Escape in Calgary for free beauty consultations).                                       

Photo by Roth & Ramberg
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