I am so proud of you - you have really come a long way this year. You were faced with what seemed to be an impossible challenge, and you finally overcame it. While it wasn't easy, you thought of some great small steps to get to where you need to go. Sometimes thinking outside the box works really well. You intentionally put yourself in situations where you were uncomfortable; and yet you survived and was able to learn and grow from those experiences.
The friends thing is still a struggle right now, but I don't doubt that you have built a foundation for eventually finding friends. You are more cheerful and smiley and just all around happy and people are attracted to those qualities. Just give it a little more time.
You are such a caring person - the love you show with your family and the few friends you care about is amazing. Going out of your way to help others or finding ways to make those you love happy are fantastic qualities. Keep it up.
I give you credit for watching what you've been eating. Sure you aren't loosing that much weight since you still refuse to exercise, but you are looking fantastic. Changing up your hair and makeup, laser hair removal, buying some new clothes, shoes and purses have helped boost your self-esteem. Having a few men tell you how attractive you are helps too even if it is still hard for you to believe since you are a bit modest.
Just as importantly, I am happy to see that your confidence level at work, traveling and other such times has affected the way you see yourself and the realization of what you want versus what you don't is more apparent.
I love that you are still so easy-going and level headed.
Remember that you will never experience the kind of pain and trouble you did a few years back; it can only get better...so keep up the good work!