My name is Terri, and I am married to David and have two wonderful children. Matthew, is 6, and Rebekah, is 3. I've been married 15 years, and my husband is my biggest fan and support.
I originally lived in Baltimore, Maryland, in the Steel town of Sparrows Point. I noticed that I had a weight problem beginning at 10 years old. The kids would make fun of me, and it was hard as I went through High school. Unbearable really. It was one of the hardest times of my life.
After college, I met the most wonderful man in the world, through my minister, and we dated long distance - (My husband lived near Louisville, Kentucky). Well all of my friends told me that a long distance relationship would never work, and I proved them wrong! David and I married and I moved with him to Louisville.
After getting married, I kinda have put my weight on the "back burner", and just ate whatever I wanted, when ever I wanted. I would go on diet after diet, and would lose some weight, but never was able to keep it off for very long. Then when I finally gave up, I would put on the weight I lost, and some more to top it off.
As time went on, my weight kept climbing, and in the meantime, David and I moved to Spartanburg, SC, and then we adopted 2 wonderful children through domestic adoption, both at birth, and time just seemed to fly by, as I became a mommy.
Well, here I am today, and I have finally just had enough. I am sick of being tired and sick. I have had enough of being short of breath, not being able to travel where and when I want. I am sad that I can't be the Super Mom that I want to be. I am sick to death of wearing ugly clothes, (and shoes) and feeling bad about myself because of the weight. I am so sick of trying to work as a Realtor, and be unable to run up steps, and keep up with my clients without sitting down.
Because of this. I want to change, and change is going to happen. I want to be the wife, mother and friend that is in here, but I can't be because I am so stuck in the body that I have made. It is time for a change. I look forward to the surgery, and starting my life over. The next 40 + years I want to be the best years! And I am willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen! Yeah!