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I try to keep my page updated. If I haven't updated in a while, feel free to Sparkmail me and ask me to update!


Most recent update = February 20th, 2021


I had a VSG - vertical sleeve gastrectomy - better known as a gastric sleeve on June 24th 2020. I have struggled with my weight since I was a teenager and I am now 50. I am tired of it. I lost over 100 pounds in 2016, kept 80 of it off but simply had not been able to lose any more. I needed a tool that will help me do this. Please, for those that have not followed me in this, do not think "this was the easy way" it ain't even close to easy. But it is a beautiful tool with which to reach my goals and stay there!


Highest Weight (HW) 435 - BMI Feb 1st 2016 = 68.1 super-super-morbidly obese
Surgery Weight (SW) 352 lbs - BMI June 24th 2020 = 55.1 super morbidly obese
pivotal moment - 314 lbs - BMI August 23rd 2020 = 49 morbidly obese or class 3 obesity
pivotal moment - 299lbs - BMI Sept = 46.8 class 3 obesity - finally under 300
CURRENT WEIGHT (CW) 273 lbs - BMI February 20th, 2021 = 42.8 morbidly obese or class 3 obesity


pivotal moment goal ...255lbs - BMI DATE ??? = 39.9 = class II obesity (severely obese)
pivotal moment goal...223lbs - BMI DATE ??? = 34.9 = class 1 obesity (obese)
pivotal moment goal...191lbs - BMI DATE ??? = 29.9 = overweight
Goal Weight (GW) 159 lbs - BMI = DATE??? = 24.9 = normal weight

of course now they have changed the classifications of BMI, but that was how the classifications went when I started... this is current information

BMI Classification
18.5 or less underweight
18.5–24.9 normal weight
25.0–29.9 overweight
30.0–34.9 class I obesity
35.0–39.9 class II obesity
40.0 or more class III obesity

The surgical literature breaks down class III obesity into further categories, though the exact values are still disputed.

A BMI above 35 is severe obesity
A BMI above 40 is morbid obesity
A BMI above 50 is super obese





Member Since: 3/15/2006

My Goals:
I just want to be comfortable in my own skin. To be able to walk around in the stores. To be able to take care of myself without help. I want to LIVE


My Program:
I have to make sure I get protein before any other foods or I may not have room for the protein. But I am not "low-carb". It's just that protein has to come first since my VSG



Personal Information:
My real name is Kathy and I live in southern West Virginia with my husband James.
we have no kids - just never happened
I am a 1970 model - just like my husbands favorite car - his Chevelle!
I am 5'7"
I was 5'8" as a teenager! I lost an inch the wrong direction!!!!


Other Information:
My user name Wildkat781 comes from my dear horse Mr Wildkat. He was an Appaloosa born in 1978. I got him in 1985. He died in 2004. He was my best friend for 19 years.




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  • v CORKYTHEMOM1
    Kathy, I didn't know if you heard about the head-on collision accident that I was in. I posted an updated blog about my current injuries. I'm so proud of you for making daily healthy choices and permanent lifestyle changes, resulting in fulfilling positive results! I'm giving you a STANDING OVATION for the goals you have achieved and the progress you continue to make! You are:


    emoticon * S * P * A * R * K * T * A * C * U * L * A * R * emoticon


    S = Set goals! Develop plans! Take action! Make progress! See results!
    P = Promote regular medical checkups to achieve optimum health!
    A = Approach each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
    R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
    K = Keep track of nutrition intakes, fitness minutes, weigh-ins and body measurements!
    T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions in all that you do!
    A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and personal well-being goals!
    C = Create a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
    U = Utilize behavior modification to break bad habits and challenge yourself to change!
    L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!
    A = Assemble a support system to help one another stay on track!
    R = Record emotions, setbacks, adjustments, progress and achievements in a journal!


    ~ Monika ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2434 days ago
  • v SHERYLP461
    Hi Kat, Just stopping in to see how you are doing, our paths haven't crossed in a while.

    Sheryl
    2435 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
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    Kat, I'm hoping this greeting will bring a smile to your face, and whatever you are feeling is becoming less each day.
    I hope you have a spectacular 4th of July!
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    2437 days ago
  • v COJUJUBLESSED
    Hey Lady~

    Just sending a little encouragement your way. I know this is a hard road, and the journey is long. But always remember that the Lord your God is with you!

    Our earthly bodies get tired. We tire of being faithful to our goals. We tire of the mental struggle to make ourselves move around and drink plenty of water. You are not alone in this!

    Keep pushing, keep trying, and get past the struggles that hold you back. You CAN do this, you've already proven it!
    You are one of the SparkPeople that has been an encouragement to others, and so I'm just passing a bit of that back to you today.

    God bless you~
    Juju

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    2441 days ago
  • v no profile image BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY
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    "If I could give one tip for people - it's not an exercise or nutrition regimen. It's to walk your talk and believe in yourself, because at the end of the day, the dumbbell and diet don't get you in shape. It's your accountability to your word."
    ~Brett Hoebel
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    Wishing you sparkling/energetic/brand new day my spark friend!
    2453 days ago