Teresa Pearsall was no stranger to struggling with her weight.
As a child, people always referred to her as the ‘girl with the
pretty face.’ She continued to gain weight into adulthood,
eventually reaching 309 pounds at her heaviest.
Still, despite low self-esteem and constant sickness as a result
of her weight, she couldn’t commit to making a change until the
time came when she didn’t have a choice.
Powell, a nurse, was tired of carrying around 212 pounds on her
Despite being active, she had been overweight her whole life,
struggling to maintain her weight loss from fad diets and
gaining weight from three high-risk pregnancies. She had been
suffering from hypertension since age 22.
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