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My name is Teresa and I teach computers to 200 students ages 4-10 in rural SW Virginia. I am 46 years old and have had a weight problem all my life. In 1997 I had a gastric bypass and lost 160 pounds (I started out at 330!!!) In June of 2005 I was involved in a near fatal car accident and reverted back to my "comfort" foods. I've gained 80 of those pounds back. I still can't eat very much at one time but I tend to eat a lot of carbs!.

Well, we are now married!!! There have been so many things that have happened in the last couple of months. First, Ashley's mom, who has Parkinson's Disease, was put in a nursing home. Then on April 15th, we thought my mom had a stroke. She was in the hospital until the 22nd...just 3 days before the wedding. We got married on the 25th and on May 4th, my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer. It has been such an emotional roller coaster in the last few weeks. I know that my faith in God will see me through and give me the strength to do what needs to be done in the next year.

My mom is now in a rehab center for physical/occupational therapy. After 20 radiation treatments she was so weak she couldn't even stand. It has only been 3 improvement yet.

Member Since: 3/26/2008

Fitness Minutes: 3,566

My Goals:
To get my eating under control and exercise more.

My Program:
The main things I'm doing to lose the weight are watching my calories, trying to exercise more and drinking TONS of water.

Personal Information:
I live in a very small town not too far from Roanoke Virginia. I got engaged last year and we have set our wedding date as April 25, 2009.

Other Information:
I am an avid reader...I read anything by Patricia Cornwell, I LOVE the Harry Potter books, I also like to read paranormal romances and anything about time travel! Right now I am reading "When Ghosts Speak" by the consultant on Ghost Whisperer, Dewey, the Library Cat, Home by Julie Andrews, and several YA books. I am always reading several books at a time!!

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  • v KEAMO22
    I was in a near fatal car accident Dec 9 2009 and am looking for others in my frame of mind. i also have fought weight problems all my life and am trying to be a healthy me again. Thank you for sharing you story! Keep well!
    3588 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    Tonight on NBC is Farrah Faucet's two hour documentary on her fight with Cancer. If you know someone this would benefit watching, tell them not to miss it. She is now terminally ill, but has fought it for three years.
    4309 days ago
  • v no profile image DSUNSHINE7
    Well, we are getting married on the same day AND we both met our future husband's online. That's neat! Congrats to you on your engagement by the way!
    4587 days ago
  • v no profile image CARYNBABE
    Thank you SO MUCH! I am so excited for the day to be here. I feel like I can't even eat... But I manage to do so :)
    4592 days ago
  • v no profile image LESSOFJOSIE
    Welcome to the Buff Brides team!!!
    Congrats on becoming engaged and taking a heatlhy step!
    Feel free to jump on the boards and post away!!
    If you need anything don't hesitate to ask!

    4633 days ago
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