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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 = March 22nd, 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) 261 lbs - BMI March 28th, 2021 = 40.9 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 SEDONACAT
    Stopping by to wish you a happy Tuesday and congrats on the wt loss. I hope you are doing well.

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    7 days ago
  • v MDSCOORD
    I hope you are doing well. How is your vision since you are taking a break? I love the flowers on your spark page banner!
    13 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/27/2021 6:39:16 PM
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    Dare to Downshift

    Wouldn’t it be amazing to find a soft spot, flop down, and just be every once in a while? To stop the chores and the calls and the calendar chaos and do nothing but breathe? Well, guess what? You can! But only if you choose to. Beware of the constant energy that propels you to do more, be more, fix more, and achieve more – it doesn’t own you. You’re the one who shifted into third gear in the first place, and you’re the one who can put on the brakes anytime you need. Don’t fall for the lie that it all has to be done now, done perfectly, and done by you. You may do it all eventually (but, news flash – the world won’t end if you don’t). "

    This is an excerpt from Less Hustle, More Jesus by Shanna Noel.
    emoticon Have a wonderful week! emoticon
    16 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    I hope you have a great week and reach all your goals. And you may as well have a little inspiration for the start of your week....have a wonderful week and a Sparktacular Sunday!!

    emoticon S -- Say something nice to someone!
    emoticon U -- Undo a wrong you might have done to someone!
    emoticon N -- Notice and give thanks for all the things in life we take for granted everyday!
    emoticon D -- Don't give up when things go badly!
    emoticon A -- Ask others for help if you need it!
    emoticon Y -- You can accomplish anything!!!!
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    22 days ago
  • v SCDALYNCH
    Thank you for the Goodie. Glad to know you are doing okay. Prayers for you and your husband to have a good year. Out house is nit ready. The kitchen needs to be finished,
    stay well.
    36 days ago
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