Meet teresa, 2015 nutristar giveaway winnerArticle posted in: Success Stories - Women
Meet Teresa Bleifus, former Nutrisystem customer and one of four Grand Prize winners in The $40,000 NutriStar Giveaway! Not only did Teresa win $10,000, she also lost 140 pounds with Nutrisystem.*
“Let me shout it from the rooftops: Nutrisystem changed my life! I weigh less now than when I was 11-years-old. That is a real reality check for someone who has turned the big 50.
My turning point came when my child wanted to ride a rollercoaster and, because of my size, I didn’t fit. I was horrified but my boy said to me, ‘Mommy, I don’t care about the rollercoaster. I just want you happy and healthy enough to be with me all my life.’ I knew then that I had to do something.
When I started my Nutrisystem® journey, I was 290 pounds and a size 26. My original goal was to lose 100 pounds by the time my son went back to school. When I weighed in that morning, I made my first real goal! My next goal was to look fabulous at 50. I made that goal, too! Weighing in at 170 pounds, I had lost 120 pounds and slid nicely into my size 12 clothes. That day, along with my good friends, I rode that roller coaster! My weight is not going to stop me from doing one more thing in my life.
With tears of joy last week, I bought my first single digit pair of jeans. For me, it hasn’t been just about the pounds. It’s about being able to wrap my mind around looking in the mirror and seeing someone I don’t recognize. It’s about seeing friends for the first time in years, and they don’t have any idea who I am.
My journey is not over yet, nor will it ever be. Nutrisystem is my support and my plan for life. This time is the last time I will ever have to lose those same pounds again!”
*$10,000 Customer Contest Winner. Weight lost on prior program. Expect to lose an avg. of 1-2 lbs per week. Results vary based on starting weight and program adherence.
**Story has been edited for length.