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Alaura (my daughter) on her horse, Taz (Reg name: "Streak 'O Lindy")

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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    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.
    2210 days ago
    Oh ... and a B-Lated Happy Birthday! Yes, Virginia, it does get better. Trust me.
    2230 days ago
    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!
    2239 days ago
    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
    2245 days ago
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    Thanks for the add. I've added you back.
    2246 days ago
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