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Most recent update = December 29th, 2020


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) 280 lbs - BMI December 29th, 2020 = 43.8 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 KING_SLAYER
    Thanks for the blog comment. I don't remember the last time I had 4 losses in a row, I just wish these losses could have been several pounds each! I will definitely work on getting more sleep, 4-6 hours is not enough!
    2185 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    emoticon - Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain
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    Have a great week!
    2187 days ago
  • v WHITNEYTEACHER
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I've been thinking about you with all the news reports of the cold weather and snow in your area. Hope you're staying warm and healthy. One of these days I'll take the time to read some blogs and see how people have been doing. Take care emoticon
    2190 days ago
  • v KING_SLAYER
    You're very welcome :) I didn't want to just give you some cheer leading lines, I wanted you to know that you can do this. It's hard, God I know it's hard, but we can both set our minds to it and overcome our obstacles!
    2192 days ago
  • v SEAWILLOW
    You are worth every effort it takes to Succeed. It does not mater how fast you go just move in the right direction. We can do it. You are not alone!
    2193 days ago