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Hello, my name is Kathy and I am 39 years old. I have a wonderful husband and 3 kids that are very active. I would like to improve my life so I can enjoy every minute with them (and have the energy to do it)....lol I have struggled with my weight for about 15 years or so. I WAS an emotional eater. I have learned that food can no longer be my friend. I was just recently introduced to this website by a very smart lady named Julie. So I am totally new at all this stuff that goes along with it. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. The pictures I have chosen to post for now are of my kids. Since I do not allow pictures of myself to willingly be taken. Well not yet anyway. Hopefully this will change with time and knowledge on how to deal with loosing the extra weight I have packed on over the years. Good luck to all and God Bless.

Below is my progress from the day I decided to do this. I have tried to weigh in every week (not at first though):

10/31/08 - 329.0
11/11/08 - 329.0
11/19/08 - 322.5
12/01/08 - 319.5
12/08/08 - 318.5
12/12/08 - 317.0
12/22/08 - 313.5
12/29/08 - 310.0
01/14/09 - 308.5
01/22/09 - 305.0
01/26/09 - 305.0
02/02/09 - 300.5
02/09/09 - 297.5
02/16/09 - 297.5
02/23/09 - 296.5
03/02/09 - 293.5
03/10/09 - 293.5
03/11/09 - 293.0
03/16/09 - 285.5
03/23/09 - 282.5
03/30/09 - 278.5
04/01/09 - Surgery day, begin my new life ! ! !
04/03/09 - 293.0 2 days after surgery with all iv fluids
04/06/09 - 271.5
04/13/09 - 264.5
04/15/09 - 263.5 2 week post op check up
04/20/09 - 261.0
04/27/09 - 257.0
05/04/09 - 258.5 yuck, ;( weight gain
05/11/09 - 254.5
05/18/09 - 251.5
05/26/09 - 249.0
06/01/09 - 243.5
06/08/09 - 242.0
06/15/09 - 240.0
06/22/09 - 238.5
06/29/09 - 236.0
07/06/09 - 230.5 I am 1 1/2 lbs away from 100 lbs lost
07/13/09 - 229.5 I am 1/2 lb away from 100 lbs. lost
07/31/09 - 220.5
08/24/09 - 220.5

Member Since: 1/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 11,568

My Goals:
My goals are to become a healthier happier me. To be more active with my family and friends.

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Edwardsburg, MI

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I just got approved for the RNY surgery ! ! ! All my pre-testing is complete finally.

I just got my surgery date. My life will change for the better on April 1st ! ! !

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  • v MICKILEE15
    Hey Kat!

    Thanks for your very nice comment on my page! March 25th is right around the corner!! You are going to do great! I got home from my surgery on Saturday and I'm feeling pretty good and before you know it you will be back home too!

    Good luck with the liquid diet - it wasn't nearly as bad as I was expecting. The shakes are pretty filling (I was on Optifast Shakes), and I actually began to look forward to them. Putting them in a blender with ice makes them better too!

    Congratulations and Good Luck! You will be great! emoticon
    4282 days ago
  • v PEGGYSUE264
    Good luck with your liquid diet. Just think of it this way - the weight you lose before surgery is behind you - yah!

    Hopefully, your two weeks will go by fast.

    Best wishes.

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    4282 days ago
  • v no profile image MRSNYDER
    Thanks so much for the post to my page and the welcome! I actually joined the team to get some insight for myself, as my hubby's surgery date is March 18th, just a week before yours! We've been doing the liquid diet together since last Monday. If you haven't started that yet, good luck! It's not as bad as it seems... :-) Best wishes as your date nears!! (Oops, this posted under my husband's account, we were sharing the laptop!! But this is jlsnyder actually!)
    4283 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/10/2009 9:42:41 PM
  • v PEGGYSUE264
    THanks for stopping by my website. I had the gastric bypass on October 6, 2008. I have lost about 57 pounds - about twenty before my surgery. It is the best thing that I have done for myself.
    I had been turned down a couple of times and finally got accepted - so I took the plunge! It is so nice to be able to eat anything but you definitely have portion control. I fill up fast which is okay - I can still enjoy my food - just let of it. I have hit a plateau for the past month - but I know it will get moving again - and I am enjoy the size reduction. I have even been able to get into a 16 - so I still have a long ways to go - but it sure is nice seeing the scale go down.

    Best wishes - if I can help you in any way - just let me know.

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    4308 days ago
    Welcome to Spark People! Good luck on your journey...You can do all things through Christ who is our strenght!


    4324 days ago
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