Saturday, March 4, 2017

REALITY... WEEK 7 weighing in

So I wanted to blog sooner. I have been nonstop CRAZY getting my house prepared to be photographed yesterday. In one week, I am presenting at the Salt Lake Tribune Home and Garden show. I will be on the stage at 4:00 pm MST. I'm thrilled to show and share my passion for design within the home. I have before and after photos of my entire home (1.5 years on renovations for the entire home) and my best DIY tips. I will be showing photos here on my blog as well since many of you are not in Utah. 

In fact, Brian will be taping me at the show and I am working on having my assistant there to help us go LIVE from FACEBOOK if you want to join me (via the internet!). I am looking forward to showing each of you a more personal look into my "home" and where I feel most loved, secure and at peace. I believe your home should be the PLACE you most want to be EVERY day. I have this and I think I can help those who struggle with loving their home FIND ways that they can feel that too. 
*new GALLERY wall that I designed and had Brian help me put in our basement. Can't wait to show my "FINAL" reveal.
16x20 brass frames:

So week 7- I weighed in on Tuesday. My blood pressure is now much lower at 103/80. I lost 2.6 lbs last week. So I am now right at 33 lbs lost. That's crazy to think about for me. So let me share this photo first.

*I have never weighed more and wow can I see it in my face.

This was a little over 7 weeks ago. It was the WEEK I was starting the new program. I did some videos for my new program for JoAnn Fabric and Craft stores. This is a BIG release and program and we wanted to do videos to show how gorgeous and explain the simplicity of the products/program. B Journal has been a HUGE labor of love and passion for me. I really spent so much time and "heart" to make this happen and.... 

I was NOT taking care of ME.
I was eating nonstop and NOT stopping to FEEL what I knew was happening to me.
I tell my the staff at the office I go to that my "LOVE" diet was not working. 

This is the REALITY... So I posted this on my company page. I have a confession... I hated the photo. Don't get me wrong.... I LOVE my new program I'm debuting here but I HATE this feeling and time of my life. This was 7 weeks ago and I weighed 33 lbs more and I felt YUCKY health wise. I told the video guy to make me look thinner. I tried to HIDE behind my desk. I decided to do something. I HAD to do something. I feel so much better. Last night, Brian took me on the best date. The traffic was crazy and we literally were late. We raced across the parking lot and I realized I was not breathing hard, struggling or basically dying from lack of energy and carrying 33 lbs bonus weight. So today I'm loving this new perspective of THIS time. I can do hard things and SO can YOU! It's one step at a time... day by day. Today I'm headed to @joann_stores to see B Journal at the stores. Yep visiting as many as I can today. Maybe I will see some of you there.  #real#storybehindthepicture #weightloss #timetogetfit Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

I felt TODAY... this FABULOUS Saturday that I should SHARE this photo and what I saw. Did I hate myself? NOPE. 
I just knew I could feel better. I was tired of feeling like NOT me. 

So this week at my weigh in, (I love that I talk to a counselor every week) I shared my "insight" with her. Okay, Katherine is amazing and I love this office and staff. It's so much MORE than what you weigh. So I shared an email that I got from my post last week.

I had someone email and tell me that they admired me for what I was doing and I was LUCKY to have lost 30 lbs. They mentioned that they could never do it. 

So this is my HONEST... no holding back "insight."
There was no LUCK involved. I have to work hard EVERY single day to decide if I am going to put in the work. Am I going to eat the program guidelines or am I going to cheat? Am I going to exercise? Am I going to drink 100+ ounces of water? Am I going to have a GREAT nonstop attitude? I promise there is no LUCK involved. 
Dang every single pound I loss is WORK.
In fact... I say .5 lbs for me is a HAPPY milestone. 
I have to work to stay FOCUSED.
I see my GOAL and I will deviate from this because I know I have to put into the WORK if I want to accomplish this.

Last night, we went on a movie/dinner date. I still go to movies EVERY week with my cute husband. We date ALOT as my daughter Gentry would tell you. My kids tell us we "date" more than anybody. Yep, we do and I don't allow my PROGRAM to stop me from living and having fun.

confession: When I lost 30 lbs I went shopping with Gentry and Cooper and bought these beautiful sunglasses as my "reward". They are super cute and Gentry approved.

So we go to the movie. I bring my WATER and flavored water with me to the theatre. Last night I had 53 ounces during the movie. I love my Sparkling ICE Coconut Pineapple flavored water and drink it was a treat once a day. YUM!
Then we went to CUBBYS. I got the steak salad. 
(lettuce, almond slices, cherry tomatoes, steak)- exactly on program. I asked them to leave off the feta cheese, the dressing and the dried cherries. It can be done. I alter ALL my food and stay on the program. Yes, it's work and it's SACRIFICE. I'm giving up the yummy buffalo fries and Italian beef sandwich that Brian enjoyed.  It doesn't bother me in the least to see him eat and enjoy his food. 


YES, you can do it.
I think you have to just be READY.
NO ONE can give you the desire, the motivation until YOU have it. You are the only one who can decide when and how you want to make changes in your life. It's not EASY.
There is no "magic pill." I take it day by day and .5 lb at a time.

Today I am headed to visit some JoAnn stores to see B Journal set up. I'm THRILLED and happy and hope you will LOVE and support these gorgeous new products.
*I have had so many people email and let me know that they purchased this MAKE IT HAPPEN journal as their workout, fitness and goal planner.  What would you do with it? 

If you are looking for the perfect office, stationary, notebooks, planners and gorgeous embellishments... this line if for YOU! 
Maybe we will see you at the stores today. 

*note I am SUPPORTING my BYU and his hat is Utah...hmmmm 
a FAMILY divided. ha! I love this boy. He worked his bottom off this week to get our house "honey do" projects done. 


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At March 4, 2017 at 9:43 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teresa, I'm a big fan of yours and have been for years but recently I've had to unfollow first you social media and now unfortunately your blog. Here is why. I see on social media your son making wonderful achievements yet all you praise him for is his weight loss, I don't know if you realise how damaging this is, I think you do, to have your sense of achievement tied to your weight. I had this myself during childhood and have spent my whole life battling eating disorders and mental health issues. In this post here you have a massive achievement yet all you focus on is the weight you are when you achieve it. people look up to you and should see you being proud of your achievements, not worrying because you are 30 pounds heavier than you'd like. Don't get me wrong, its great that you are looking after your health and feeling better about yourself but those of us who may be heavier than we'd like (but just thankful to be alive!) may find your focus on only being good enough if you weigh a certain amount very damaging. I certainly have which is why I can't continue to read on, for my own good.

I know from reading your book and blog posts that you have had similar treatment to myself and thats why I'm writing you this post, not to "bash" you but to point out what maybe you don't realise you are doing. Good luck in your future achievements.

At March 7, 2017 at 5:44 AM , Blogger Kelly said...

Congrats on your success.
Please share the name of your program that is working so well.

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At March 12, 2017 at 8:52 PM , Blogger Emma Sacchetti said...

I just want to throw my 2 cent in to the comment above. I have followed Teresa for YEARS and am
"Friends" with her on Facebook. I think your characterization could not be farther from the truth and quite honestly I believe you should be ashamed of yourself for the post. Teresa has a lot of kids like I do and loves and cares for all of her children and grandchildren more than anything. Teresa is HONEST which I find refreshing. To say that she only cares about weight is beyond ridiculous. For the record had I lost 30 lbs in 7 weeks from HARD work I'd be shouting from the roof!! Her blog is an encouragement to me who also had weight issues. You did in fact bash Teresa and used her son to do it. You owe her an apology. Teresa to you I want to thank you for being a positive influence in my life. Congratulations on everything.

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