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I am 37 years old and I have been married for 14 years. I am a dance instructor and I also teach Pilates. In 2009, I embarked on a journey to lose 40 pounds. I wish I had known about Spark People then. I managed to lose the weight on my own in 2 years. At the end of the journey, I found SparkPeople and joined in hopes of maintaining. I was put on fertility medicine in 2013 and gained 40 pounds in 6 months. In my efforts to lose that weight, I cut way back on calories. And when the weight still wouldn't come off, I cut back on calories some more. I then found out I was way under-eating, putting my body into starvation mode and this was why the weight wasn't coming off. So I slowly increased my calories and gained another 30 pounds in 7 months. Finally the weight started coming off, and I lost 20 pounds in 3 months. But then I started having severe abdominal pain and wasn't able to eat much. I found out in 2018 I had developed food allergies to pork, peanuts, soy, lettuce, tomatoes, and cabbage. My weight has bounced around since. The adjustment to cutting out the food I'm allergic to has been especially difficult. Soy has been particularly hard because it is in so many things. So here in the year 2020, I find myself at my highest weight ever (225) and want to use this website to track my symptoms so I don't have to go through the food allergy issues again. I also want to dive back into the community and get support on this journey to better health and offer my support to others.

Member Since: 12/17/2011

Fitness Minutes: 211,191

My Goals:
I would like to finally reach 140 pounds (again!) and keep it off this time.
I would like to tone up.
I would like to heal my digestive issues.


My Program:
Nutrition: No foods I'm allergic to. Cut way back on sugar. I like to try to make little changes one at a time until they become a habit. This is so much easier than complete overhaul of my lifestyle.

Exercise: My hope is to walk and do Pilates six days a week, plus give myself a dance class 4 days a week (Monday - ballet, Tuesday - jazz, Wednesday - modern / contemporary, Thursday - tap) until I feel well enough to look for a job. The job(s) will be active - teaching dance and Pilates - so this will replace giving myself class 4 days a week.



Personal Information:
I am originally from Huntsville, AL, but I currently live in the Greenville area of South Carolina. I have a degree in Dance and I'm also a certified Pilates instructor. I'm a Christian who loves God with all of her heart. I've been married 14 years and my husband is the love of my life.


Other Information:
I love the color teal or just about any other blue-green color.
I love white roses.
Chocolate is my weakness.




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  • v SPARKLINGME176
    emoticon 5-20-2020 Since laughter IS the best medicine, let's laugh together! I'm laughing with you, my SP friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • v SPARKLINGME176
    emoticon for your support! emoticon
    11 days ago
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    Ready for a challenge this Summer? The BL Challenge is there for you! We have ten teams that compete with each other in Fitness and Nutrition Challenges designed your promote positive lifestyle changes, and of course weight loss. There are different challenges each week for the duration of the challenge. Support and encouragement are a important aspect of the smaller individual teams. The larger team also gives you a chance to congratulate and get to know members from other teams. After all we are all in this together and together we are stronger. emoticon To join the challenge you can click on my username and then either click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon, or leave me a message, or use this URL https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups
    _individual.asp?gid=25339 or use the search and search for “Biggest Loser Spring Challenge ALL Teams”. Once there join and add your name to the waitlist that is one the thread below the Spring into Fitness ~ Chit Chat thread.

    Teresa,
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    13 days ago
  • v LESLIELENORE
    Thanks! I hope you have a good week!
    13 days ago
  • v BLITZEN44
    Thanks for your comment on my page. Yes, filing in two states alone seems to bring you up...my coworker moved from South Carolina to Washington and was telling me about that. Glad to hear you don't think it's stimulus related. I hate to see our taxes skyrocket when they come calling for that. I love South Carolina! Enjoy your new home.
    28 days ago
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