TESSDEL
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Me & my horse, Trust. Bonnie (my sister) & our dog, Jake. 1991. Bonnie died in 2006 (car accident)


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Howdy, I am Teresa/Tess from Texas(Close friends and family call me Tess, but my given name is Teresa). I wan t to lose weight for three primary reasons: 1. to get healthy and not have so many health worries, 2. to ride horses again (we have four beautiful horses and I miss riding them), and 3. to be more active with my kids-- I love playing soccer and baseball with them-- but can't really do those things anymore, or can't do them as well as I used to.

I find that being fat is very isolating. It's a prison of my own making and when I think about it, I think that I am crazy to have gotten to this point in my life-- to have imprisoned myself in this way. But, that happened in the past-- and we are looking FORWARD, not backward. What can I do to change the situation? Well... I am doing it. Eating better, exercising more, working to improve myself-- both physically and mentally. It does not matter what you do physically, if you are not mentally ready to lose weight/make life changes, it does not matter-- you will fail. The body AND mind both have to be on board with this weight loss thing.


Member Since: 8/7/2007

Fitness Minutes: 419

My Goals:
1. I would like to lose 5 pounds by my Birthday (Feb. 27th).

2. Lose 40 pounds by mid June and ride the Ferris Wheel at our county fair.

3. I would like to lose 100 pounds by Thanksgiving and start riding horses again.


My Program:
1. Walk, Walk, Walk

2. Apples, Apples, Apples



Personal Information:
My name is Teresa, and I am a 47 year old mother to two (ages13 and 17) and wife to one (Jesse). I have been married for nearly 21 years. We live out in the country in Texas, and have lots of animals. I have always led a very active life up until... well, I don't know what happened. I just started sitting around on my butt and getting fatter every year. I miss the energy and fun that I used to have, and want it back!!! I want a life, and the kind of life doesn't fit a fat person.


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I have to fight the urge to "escape" every night when I drive home. I have to make myself turn down our road. I often think about running away-- going somewhere I've never been before-- and starting over. I even started an "escape fund" two years ago. I figure when the escape fund is big enough, and I am small enough, I will fly away. That may never happen, but I would like the option of being able to-- and that option does not exist in a world where I am fat (or, poor).




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  • v DAISEYTWO
    HI & Welcome to our team, Girlies Ditching 100+ Pounds. It's so great to have you join us and I can't wait to get to know you better. My name is Rosa/Daiseytwo and I help co-lead our team with two other great girls, Darlene/NANCYSINATRA and Josie/CHICAT63. I will add you as a friend and I hope you will do the same. Also check out our upcoming challenges that starts tomorrow, Sunday, April 1st. Please let me know if I can help in any way. Good Luck with your journey and have fun along the way! Sorry, I'm running behind on welcoming you.
    1644 days ago
  • v OLDANDBROKE
    Oh ... and a B-Lated Happy Birthday! Yes, Virginia, it does get better. Trust me.
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    1664 days ago
  • v OILMANDREW
    Hang in there, Tess! After reading your last few blogs it seems your husband may be doing you a favor in setting you free. Just think, soon you will be free from TWO anchors that were holding you back!
    1673 days ago
  • v TXGRANDMA
    Thanks for the friend add! Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, we have been gone for two days. I added you, too! emoticon
    1679 days ago
  • v CCASKEY37
    Thanks for the add. I've added you back.
    :)
    1680 days ago
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