WPC – Victory

2008 Before pic

I’m down 50 pounds from my heaviest weight.  I am not the thinnest that I’ve ever been but these days, as a 50-something, I am trying to focus on being healthy as opposed to being skinny.

Still, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t pleased with my progress.


Jan-Jul 2013 Iphone 203

At my heaviest I couldn’t run one minute without getting completely winded.  Starting out slow and using a a couch-to-5K program I completed my first race six months after I began losing weight.


Then a Title Boxing Club opened in my hometown.  I was invited to try a free class by a friend and I was hooked. The trainer pictured with me pushes me to try my hardest and do my best.  As all the trainers do.

Nov 14 Endu Chall

This past Saturday I participated in a 3 Hour Endurance Challenge.  Our team of 5 ranged in age from 52 years-old to 14 years-old.  We didn’t win but we got it done and had fun doing it.  I am second from the right.  The young man to my right is my 14 year-old son, Ben.

Losing 50 pounds before I turned 50 – Jubilance!

Keeping it off – Triumph!

Connecting with my son through working out – Joy & Pride!

Being physically healthy and fit – VICTORY!


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A New Beginning

This is my brand new blog. Focusing on my family, my faith and my photography. I’ve had another blog for 3 years but for a variety of reasons I decided to shut the old one down and start fresh.

Here’s to taking chances.

Following are tidbits about who I am.  It’s pretty much a copy and paste of my ‘about me’ profile. But, this way, if you don’t feel like clicking on anything we’ve still been formally introduced.

T mar15So….Hello!  My name is Teresa and I am a Wife, Mother, Nana, Sister & Friend.

I have a big family whom I adore.  And our ‘village’ works hard to support one another.

I am Catholic, I love Jesus and I love my faith.

I am pro-life and pray that the world will have a conversion of heart and come to believe that once conceived all lives matter.

The cast of characters in my life include but are in no way limited to…
My husband: Ronald
My Kids: Krista and husband Leslie, Joshua and wife Emma, Patrick, Benjamin (Ben)
My Grandkids: Charlie, Caleb, Claire, Kolbe, Gianna and Thérèse

I am an amateur photographer learning my way around a camera.  I take lots and lots and lots of pictures – especially of my family.  I am looking forward to sharing them on this blog.

Thérèse just turned one and I had so much fun during our photo shoot.

TAK 1st bday8

The ‘official’ one year portrait.

I am an 8 year breast cancer survivor

I love to eat and I love glasses of wine, vodka & tonics and green tea; especially when it is shared with family and/or friends.

I am a 50-something woman who has lost 50+ pounds from my heaviest weight.  I’m keeping it off with a combination of (trying) to eat right, running, strength training and boxing/kickboxing.

I have a lot of days where I feel like I’m messing up life and not getting anything right.  But, then I try to remember I am a child of God and immensely loved by Him.  When I am able to do that it is easier to pick myself back up and try again.

I hope you enjoy this journey with me. Thanks for checking in and taking the time to read.