Theresa Doesn't Live Here Anymore! She lost 275 pounds...without surgery!
by Theresa Borawski
(Lake, MI, USA)
Free from the chair or cane at last!
My name is Theresa Borawski and I am a walking miracle! In March of 2011, I weighed 428 pounds and depended on an electric wheelchair, wheeled walker, or cane to get around, but thanks to a lot of God-power and a little will-power, I don't live there anymore! I have lost 275 pounds without surgery, diet pills or fad diets, and am back in the game of life!
I've always struggled with weight issues, but reached my highest weight....and my lowest moment...after a series of personal and professional losses and struggles. In 2003, I lost a job of 15 years and moved 200 miles away from family and friends to take another position. Unfortunately, this new job ended due to budget cuts after only 2 years. During this time, I also experienced the death of my grandfather, and best friend and pastor. These two individuals were extremely important to me because my parents both died at an early age; my father when I was 8 years old and my mother when I was in my 20's. I was overcome with grief, unemployed, and far away from loved ones. I comforted myself the only way I knew how; overeating and isolating myself from those around me to protect myself from "getting hurt" again. The grief, followed shortly by intense physical pain and a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis nearly did me in.
During this time, I went back to college and when I graduated, at age 42, I could hardly walk across the stage to get my diploma. I was thrilled to graduate and happy to find a good job immediately after graduation, but I was still in incredible physical pain from the RA and the 428 pounds that I was carrying on my 5'8 frame.
One day I decided, "Enough is enough" and I wasn't/couldn't going to live like that anymore! In a moment of epiphany, I
began by dumping large bottles of soda down the drain; I had developed a 2 1/2 liter per day addiction, and emptying the sugar bowl in the trash. I began to count calories and changed my life completely.
In the next 22 months, I shed 275 pounds and regained my mobility. Today I am walking unassisted, and even ride several miles on a bicycle! My medication needs have been cut by more than half and I am healthier and happier than I have ever been in my life! I truly am a miracle, and I am so happy that "Theresa doesn't live THERE anymore!"
The best part....You don't have to live like you do either! With a little effort, YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE too and Miracles can happen for you as well! For more of my story, check out my website theresaborawski.net
I am at a loss for words Teresa! That is such an awesome story. You go girl!
I am on the other end of this story. I have never weighed a lot and people have always told me to 'eat more' or put on some weight, girl!
But you see, I don't see it like that.
I have always advocated a healthy lifestyle because my mom was always overweight when I was growing up. She lost weight at the ripe old age of 60 just by giving up bread, cheese, and using prayer.
As the weight fell off her, she felt better, had tons more energy, and was also able to move around much more easily. She was finally 'free' of the many problems associated with extra weight.
That was enough for me to find out all I could about helping other people get rid of the excesses. I think your story will help inspire anyone who's struggling with weight loss. Thank you so much for adding it to my site. It's simply incredible!