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TheresaQ

Hi! I'm Theresa and I've been fat since I was 5 years old. As a teenager and well into my twenties I was bulimic. I finally stopped the purging, but I continued to binge eat for years and years. I am also insulin resistent PCOS. More than two years ago I had an epiphany and knew it was time to shed this weight I had carried all my life. Whatever it took - I was ready. My doctor told me that I would need to start taking cholesterol meds and my blood pressure & sugar levels were also high. ...
Hi! I'm Theresa and I've been fat since I was 5 years old. As a teenager and well into my twenties I was bulimic. I finally stopped the purging, but I continued to binge eat for years and years. I am also insulin resistent PCOS. More than two years ago I had an epiphany and knew it was time to shed this weight I had carried all my life. Whatever it took - I was ready. My doctor told me that I would need to start taking cholesterol meds and my blood pressure & sugar levels were also high. I thought to myself - this weight has robbed so much from my life - now, in a very real sense, it is robbing me of my very life. It's now or it's never. Something shifted in my mind that day and I've never looked back. I began my journey to a truly healthy lifestyle.

I changed my mindset from quick to permanent weight loss with improved health as my goal. The learning curve is very steep when the goal is nothing short of a complete lifestyle overhaul. I became my own personal chef (learning to cook in the process), did much mental work (and shed many tears), and went from sedentary to active. I even hike to the top of mountains now! Of 100 lbs to lose, 84 are gone with 16 to go! There have been plenty of setbacks, tears and frustration, this journey we are on is not an easy one, but conquering the food addiction that gripped my life for 40 years is powerful. I feel I have finally been set free. I now wear skinny jeans and have gotten more looks and whistles (at the ripe old age of 46 :) than in my entire life. My self-esteem and confidence have soared. Instead of dragging myself out of bed and napping mid-day I now face the world with boundless energy. In fact, by far I am in the best shape of my entire life and life is very, very good!!!




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Member Since: 8/17/2009

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My goal is to achieve true health and fitness for the first time in my life and lose 100 lbs in the process.

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I track all my food, walk 12,000 steps per day and walk the mountain trail near my home as often as possible.

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"It takes a long time to grow young" Pablo Picasso

"In the depths of winter, I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer

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CORKYTHEMOM1
8/23/2013 10:20:27 AM

emoticon Theresa! WELCOME to the DONE GIRL'S team that we both belong to! It is a great team to be on. You are not alone in this journey of yours. I am right by your side, cheering you on. Sending you lots of support and hugs from one Done Girl to another. TOGETHER, let's turn our goals into the results we are striving for! Have a wonderful weekend!


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NEECOLE09
8/22/2013 11:49:00 AM

Hi there! I hope you don't mind that I added you as a friend. I found a blog post of yours and really liked it. Welcome back to SparkPeople. Don't give up!

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RICHARJ
4/5/2013 10:30:04 AM

Hey I wanted to stop by and check on you. I hope all is well and that you are staying on your health journey.
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BECCABOO127
12/17/2012 11:27:42 PM

Just dropping by to wish you a happy week!

Peace & love to you this season.
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BETTSI
9/17/2012 7:48:27 PM

Oh my goodness! You are so inspiring! I hope you don't mind that I've added you as a Spark Friend. Congratulations on your weight loss!
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