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My name is Teresa. I live in the Houston, Texas area. I'm married to the most wonderful man who is so supportive and loving and has never minded what my weight is. I have four beautiful children, all over the age of 18 now. I'm really having a hard time dealing with the empty-nest syndrome since my youngest has just completed her first year of college. I'm thinking it's about time to put me first and get myself healthy!

I've been overweight most of my life, but it's just ...
My name is Teresa. I live in the Houston, Texas area. I'm married to the most wonderful man who is so supportive and loving and has never minded what my weight is. I have four beautiful children, all over the age of 18 now. I'm really having a hard time dealing with the empty-nest syndrome since my youngest has just completed her first year of college. I'm thinking it's about time to put me first and get myself healthy!

I've been overweight most of my life, but it's just gotten worse lately. I'm now getting to the age that it's much tougher, but I just want so much to get my self-confidence back and be able to do things like travel without stressing about my weight. I also want to get healthy again and try to get rid of obesity-caused illness such as Diabetes 2, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and then all the aches and pains I have now.

I'm also looking forward to making some friends along the way on this journey to a healthier me!




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My main goal is to get healthy, everything else is secondary!

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I'm 52, married for 23 years, have four wonderful children. I live in Texas.

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STEELER71
4/5/2013 5:24:06 PM

Hi There
I just wanted to tell you that I've been where you are and Iknow just exactly how you feel. Last April, I weighed 242 lbs and by the end of Nov., I weighed 128 lbs. Irelied on my Spark friends to help me and encourage me. Of course, my husband of 56 yrs.was there for me every step of the way. I exercised everyday even if I didn't want to. Get yourself a mind set and don't let anyone sabatage you., which my family is good at. Just get yourself started and I know each day will get easier. I'm 74 yrs. old with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and my tryglycerides aren't too good either. I should say they were not good. They are now within normal range. You can do this. Carol Keep in touch.



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GOIN4GR8
5/31/2012 11:01:14 PM

Hi, Teresa--

Well, I lost 10.5 lbs my 1st month back on NutriSystem. That's a good start; now to just keep going ... it's already getting difficult, much as I didn't think it would be.

How are you doing?



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GOIN4GR8
5/7/2012 11:35:58 PM

Hi, Teresa--

I am just finishing my 1st week on NutriSystem (THIS time--did it last Spring, too). I was wanting to find some success stories, so I typed "first week on nutrysystem" into Bing--and lo and behold, up popped you!

I just read through your last several blogs, and oh my, are you and I ever in the same place! I could have written each and every one of them.

I just decided the exact same thing as you--that I'm not disciplined enough to do it myself, apparently, so back to NutriSystem I went. Lost 40 lbs on it last year; got down to 200 (SOOOO close to Onederland!!), and then I blew it.

So, I weigh in on Wednesday morning at my local center, and I can't wait. I know I've done really well, but I haven't weighed yet, so don't know how well for sure. I have been perfect on the program. You're right--it's SO easy! That's what I love about it.

When I was thinking about getting back on it, the evil voice in my head was saying "you don't wanna do that--you'll get bored eating the same old things over and over". But then reality kicked in, and I realized that's EXACTLY what I do when I'm not on a program--I eat the same things over and over and over--but instead of NutriSystem, it's McDonalds, Dominos, Ben & Jerry's, etc etc etc. I don't get bored eating THOSE things over and over, so why not some healthier things??

Anyway, I also feel like you that I can do it this time. I'm so sick of being this heavy. You might wanna read some of my blogs to see what similar paths we're on. :-)

Anyway, I added you as a friend so I can check in with you and see how you're doing--hope you'll do the same. GOOD LUCK--and let's keep going this time, right?

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SONYALATRECE
4/22/2012 1:04:43 PM

Wow! 8 pounds down...I love the sound!
Keep on succeeding!
Congrats!

Sonya



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11/16/2011 9:21:40 AM

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