Theresa lost 178 pounds with weight loss surgery (gastric bypass). Her weight loss journey has brought her to a place where she was able let go of what was weighing down her mind and learn to love herself.
“I started this journey a year ago, weighing in at 356 pounds to be exact. Food has been my friend, my counselor, my therapist and even at times it was my God. Life threw so many obstacles, challenges and road blocks my way, that at times I lost the will to live. Through much prayer, determination, and support from my dear mother, I decided that I shall live and not die. My first step was to learn to love/ like me no matter the state that I was in. Then I had to change my stinking thinking. I had to lose weight in my mind. And now 1 year later I am on a road to a full recovery. Losing 178 pounds, literally half of me. I eat to live now. I had weight loss surgery (gastric bypass) September 26, 2011. Since surgery I’ve completely changed my eating habits. More fruits, veggies, lean meats and no sodas, which was hard. I could drink a 2 liter in one setting in the past. I’m more active. I love jogging, walking and swimming. I love and have a passion for encouraging others on the weight loss journey.
I like me. I love me. I celebrate me. And because God has allowed me to go through and make it out, I make it my business to share with other women. I love on them. Offer a kind word. I hug and embrace them. Visit with them. Somebody did it for me.
I LOVE BEING ME!!!”