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02:22 AM on 05/11/2013
Please come talk to my patients at the hospital!!! So many of them are hopelessly obese with no will power to change. So sad
07:38 AM on 05/11/2013
Feel free to join my Facebook Group, WE CAN CHANGE OUR LIVES, to hear more about my story, Perhaps you'll find some inspiration there to print off to share with your patients, or contact me.
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12:14 AM on 05/11/2013
I ain't buying these fat stories - who paid for the 100lbs of skin removed?
01:29 AM on 05/11/2013
exactly!!!
03:21 PM on 07/13/2013
Nice example you set with the meanness Mom.
06:38 AM on 05/11/2013
Some insurance companies cover this. If that were me, I would gladly pay the price even if I had to take a loan. She looks wonderful.
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Denise Ellis Hooks
11:58 PM on 05/10/2013
Did she have the excess skin removed? That is major surgery. i'm happy for her.
10:47 PM on 05/10/2013
Food is not a substitute for love anymore than sex is.
I think that goes for shopping too.
Way too many unhappy people out there choking on their substitutions .
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12:13 AM on 05/11/2013
shopping is the best way to get undepressed - the only effective treatment for the bipolar crowd
05:26 AM on 05/11/2013
i'm sure that's what they're telling everyone down at the gap. truth is most impulses are better left unindulged.
06:40 AM on 05/11/2013
I shop when I'm having a bout of depression. Don't go overboard just pick up a little item and it makes me feel better. No one knows the feeling of depression unless you live through it.
10:44 PM on 05/10/2013
What an inspirational story, Theresa! Thank you for sharing!
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LeftRightCenter
Imagine a world w/no hypothetical situations...
10:36 PM on 05/10/2013
is she SURE she didn't have gastric bypass? she looks incredible!
07:39 AM on 05/11/2013
Yes, I am sure....no surgery, no diet pills or diet supplements other than the usual vitamins, no fad diets....and virtually no exercise until about a year ago due to the immobility. Just the old fashioned....calorie restriction and mind over matter....PLUS a healthy dose of God power!
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LeftRightCenter
Imagine a world w/no hypothetical situations...
12:36 PM on 05/13/2013
muy fantastico! you ROCK!!
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lindamermaid
If it wasn't for bacon, I could be a vegetarian
10:34 PM on 05/10/2013
Here is living proof of what a little willpower and determination will do for you.
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paulabflat
activate the omega-13!!
08:27 AM on 05/11/2013
well. i'm thinkin' it took a whole lot of willpower and determination.

but i agree.
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tbone99
cruisin' duality
02:06 PM on 05/11/2013
A little ?!!!
I have had trouble keeping that extra 10 pounds off.
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lindamermaid
If it wasn't for bacon, I could be a vegetarian
02:42 PM on 05/12/2013
Ha ha!  I know THAT feeling!
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Redv14
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10:16 PM on 05/10/2013
What an amazing transformation. She looks absolutely wonderful!
09:35 PM on 05/10/2013
Wonderful...great job losing that much, I'm sure you feel great too...congrats to you
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09:11 PM on 05/10/2013
Good for her
08:15 PM on 05/10/2013
Okay, but she never mentioned her workout plan. You still have to exercise to lose weight. All that healthy eating is not enough. You still have to exercise, 4-6 times a week, to stay toned & keep the weight down. What did she do for exercise?
09:23 PM on 05/10/2013
That's not true, actually. You just have to take in fewer calories than you burn to lose weight. So, limiting your calories alone can cause you to lose weight.

It sounds like she wasn't able to exercise due to severe pain, in addition to her obesity.
05:27 AM on 05/11/2013
that sounds rather unhealthy then. losing weight from inactivity is terrible for you!

it's the first thing that happens to us when we die a slow and painful death.
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Redv14
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10:15 PM on 05/10/2013
Just walking and doing the necessary chores of daily living is exercise.
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07:59 PM on 05/10/2013
WOW. This is an incredible story. I've been struggling with a few pounds (twenty to be exact) due to a thyroid condition my doctors haven't quite gotten under control. It's easy to feel discouraged--until I read Theresa's story! Wow--feel like a total whiner now.

Way to go, Theresa. You are an amazing inspiration, and you look fabulous--and happy!
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hattie54
10:24 PM on 05/10/2013
I know the feeling Subs.I've had a wacky thyroid for years,it was high then normal then low and about dead.I've probably put on ten lbs coz of the Levothyroxine and I do walk a lot during the week,5 miles or so a week.I need to lose about 35/40 lbs,
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11:04 PM on 05/10/2013
Hattie, have you had your T3 tested via a T3-free?  

I have a T3-resistant form of hypo and have to take old-school desiccated thyroid to treat it.  I have to get it from an overseas distributor because, even though desiccated thyroid used to be the only  viable thyroid treatment prior to synthetic thyroid's "development", the Super Pharmacies have lobbied to drive its production overseas.  Anyhow, I get mine from a reputable dealer who sells it on Ama.zon (as a clinician, I did some research into both his company and the desiccated thyroid alternative--didn't want to take a chance).  I forget his name, but if you do a search on "Thyroid-S" on A's site, you can find it.

At any rate, if you're not feeling better on the Levothyroxine, definitely might be a great idea to look into T3 and see if it's your problem. Levo is actually T4, which  the body is supposed to use to convert to T3, but if it cannot do that, it can cause lots of damage to your body--some irreversible (I learned the hard way).  Desiccated thyroid, on the other hand, contains the perfect ratio of T4 and T3 that humans need, and because it's extracted from porcine thyroid gland, it's actually superior to synthetic in a number of ways.

Sorry for the long response, but if this helps even one person, I'll be happy I wrote it.  Good luck, and thanks for sharing your experience!
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bmitche
07:56 PM on 05/10/2013
BEAUTIFUL.
07:44 AM on 05/11/2013
THANKS!
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Name isn't Casey. Call me that, I call you Cupcake
07:54 PM on 05/10/2013
I love stories like this! I know from my own experience and from others that the one weight loss "gimmick" that works is calorie reduction. Exercise is great for getting healthy and in shape but consuming less calories is the way to lose weight. Congrats to Theresa on her success!
05:34 AM on 05/11/2013
isn't the point of losing weight to be healthy?

when I lost 100 pounds in my teenage years I exercised a lot. the only diety thing I did was to stop drinking obscene amount of pop. gotta admit i'm still really active now but I love to eat and drink pop so I gained back a lot of those pounds.

so yeah... my exercise does not burn as much calories as I eat but if I became inactive and started dieting I bet I would not lose much weight at all. good to have a healthy balance of reasonable calorie intake and exercise.
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dinabow
07:47 PM on 05/10/2013
WOW you look great, and your heart is so HAPPY......congratulations, you deserve so much credit, I'm so happy for you.