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Hi..thanks for stopping by. My name is Teresa, I am 47yrs young. I have 2 adult children and 2 wonderful grandchildren. I just recently graduated college with my Associates Degree and Certificate in Deaf Studies (ASL=American Sign Language). I am continuing my education striving for my next AA in Instructional Aide. I would like to work in the school system and be a blessing to those that are hard-of-hearing and/or Deaf. I love people and want to help those that I can. I have a long past with ...
Hi..thanks for stopping by. My name is Teresa, I am 47yrs young. I have 2 adult children and 2 wonderful grandchildren. I just recently graduated college with my Associates Degree and Certificate in Deaf Studies (ASL=American Sign Language). I am continuing my education striving for my next AA in Instructional Aide. I would like to work in the school system and be a blessing to those that are hard-of-hearing and/or Deaf. I love people and want to help those that I can. I have a long past with many experiences that I believe could be an asset to someone else.

I started this Sparkpeople journey awhile back with the intentions of using it to help me a long this treacherous rode of becoming a healthier happier me. I have always struggled with my weight throughout my life. (With only one experience in my life of being 125 lbs in a size 14 pants at the age of 21, caused by a meth habit). I am seriously tired of the yo-yo syndrome. When I started Sparkpeople I weighed a whopping 267 lbs in 2005. In 2006 I had lost 37 lbs using the HCG program at a clinic. That clinic closed down in the beginning of 2007 and there wasn't another clinic around. Needless to say, from that point until July 1st I have just let it creep back up. In June I weighed myself at the Nutritionist and the scale tipped at 246 lb.. I was very disappointed that I had let myself travel back up only to gain more inches and pounds to work back off.

On July 1, 2012, Jamie decided to get serious about losing her weight (start 295 lbs today 7/18/12 she is 284 lbs) so I decided to join her. Not only for myself but I want to be there for her too. I don't want to see her live the rest of her life unhealthy. She has a beautiful personality and a strong walk with the Lord. I have issues with high cholesterol and high blood pressure (keeping it under control w/medication). Which right now she has no issues with but I would like to encourage her anyway I can so she doesn't end up going through the same stuff I am.

I truly believe I can achieve my first goal of returning to 'Onederland' and this time around it will be less stressful because I have a partner. As I help her be accountable she will in return do the same for me.

I love life and want to see my grandchildren grow up. I want to be able to do more with them when they come to visit. I want to be able to get down on the ground and play with them and not have to crawl to find a place to get up at. I want to walk/jog/run a 5k sometime in my life. I want to be able to fit back onto the roller coasters at Magic Mountain (oh how I miss those rides). I love the thrill! I want to be able to ride my bike without someone yelling some insults out their car windows at me and my daughter. (How embarrassing) I want to fit back into a pair of 8 1/2 shoes (now in a 9w-10w). I want to shop in the non-plus sizes (which I have never been able to do since I was in elementary). These are just a few of my goals.

Well thanks again for stopping by and reading MySparkPage. I pray we will get to know one another.

God Bless and have a wonderful Day!
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Member Since: 8/9/2006

SparkPoints: 15,978

Fitness Minutes: 5,341

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to become a healthier happier ME!

Weight progress:
1. 240 - 230
2. 229 - 220
3. 219 - 210
4. 209 - 200
5. 199 - 191
6. 190 - 181
7. 180 - 171
8. 170 - 161
9. 160 - 155
10. 150
maintain it, live healthy and free from what has held me captive for over 20 years!

199 is my first goal, 150 is my second goal however 130 is my ultimate goal

I haven't ran since I was in High School and I came across these sayings in CHICAT63 sparkpage and stoled them. I just had to have them:

Also inspired by KARVY09, DASH, RAVENSONG37, CALIKA, GET2LIVE, CAROLYN1213 & others:

"you are not too heavy to run"

"If you run, you are a runner"

My Program:
To do 15 minutes of some form of exercise a day.

To cut something from my eating habits once a week.

To add an extra fruit or veggie to my day.

To keep a log or journal of my journey to healthier happier me.

Personal Information:
48 yrs young
2 Adult Children
2 grandchildren
College graduate
Antelope Valley College
Lancaster, CA
Para Educator Translator in American Sign Language

Other Information:
I enjoy relaxing to a good christian romance novel, studying the bible, and spending quality time with my family by playing a variety of games or working on a puzzle.

 
 



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WIDARLING
1/12/2014 10:22:20 AM

Hope your doing great. God bless.



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TRACY31502
7/19/2013 10:14:45 AM

Thank you for taking the time to watch my long vlog!! have a great day!!!



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LIVINGLIFE24
4/30/2013 11:01:00 PM

Want to say thanks for the pic commemts before I get my night sleep 5 hours tonight then up to shower eat breakfast out the door work on feet 9 hours come home and not sure anyways im ttyl long day with my nieces whose babies took them n my sis n a friend n her 3 yr old to a ride indoor park so im tired on feet all day with a 1 2 and 3 year old lol :)



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JMERLAU
3/7/2013 9:56:26 AM

Thank you so much for the support yesterday!

THAT is what SparkPEOPLE is all about...people helping people



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JMERLAU
3/7/2013 9:56:25 AM

Thank you so much for the support yesterday!

THAT is what SparkPEOPLE is all about...people helping people



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