My Story

meHi, I’m Teresa. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. Many of you have too, right? I have started this blog because I’m at a point in my life that I need, and want, to get healthy. And stay that way! I will share my ups and downs, and can use all the support and encouragement you can give. I promise to give that same support and encouragement to you. Together we CAN do this!

I am married to Marcus  and we have 3 wonderful kids: Cameron is almost 7, Allison is 4 1/2, and Kody is 1 1/2. Marcus and I both work full-time, plus we live on his family’s farm and are currently working to run it ourselves. Or in all honestly, Marcus is. I wouldn’t mind helping out more, but am busy making sure our kids stay out of too much mischief.

Before I met Marcus, I worked hard to lose 43 pounds. I exercised and followed the Weight Watchers program. I kept the weight off for a few years and felt great! Then we got married. I gained 7 pounds on our honeymoon to Hawaii. Then I gained another 13 pounds before getting pregnant with Cameron. I gained a LOT while I was pregnant and struggled to lose the weight after her birth. The same thing happened with Allison and Kody. Now I find myself heavier than ever, and wanting to be a healthy and fit mom who can run around with her kids. Kody is still a handful at 20 months, but it’s time to get serious and lose the weight.

Because life is so busy, I don’t want to count Weight Watchers points, calories, carbs, or any of that nonsense. I know it works, but I don’t want to do it. I have started to hear more about clean eating and the Paleo diet (not really a diet, but a new way of eating), and think this is the way for me to go. In September 2012, I committed to giving up sugar, bread, pasta, etc. I lost 13 pounds in just one month! I was feeling better, inside and out. I had more energy. I slept better. My moods improved. And the weight was practically melting off. No counting anything!

I have gotten off track since September, but am now making a serious effort to make eating clean (more natural/organic) a way of life.

This is my journey. Won’t you come along for the ride?

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4 thoughts on “My Story

  1. You have company! I’m on the same exact journey. Just turned 47, I have two sons (5 and 9 yrs old) I’m 6′ 3″ tall and weigh 310. I am trying to get back down to 210. I have been up over 320 before but I am losing now. I use a NikeFuel Band to track my activity and it really keeps me engaged……I check it all the time. What has been working for you?

    • I’m glad to have company, and it’s nice to meet you! I’ve going REALLY slow, but what works for me is cutting sugar and processed foods out of my diet, and using my FitBit pedometer to help me reach a minimum number of steps each day. I’m also trying to do some jogging, which really helps torch the calories. I’m working to increase what I do, although it’s an ongoing challenge because of my schedule. I’m determined to do it despite the obstacles!

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