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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 IMLOCOLINDA
    ☆.¸¸.♥´ THE SECRET TO SUCCESS ☆.¸¸.♥´♥

    S – smile at yourself
    E – encourage those around you and you will be encouraged
    C – celebrate your life every day.
    R – relax the criticism of yourself. You are beautiful and do not forget it!
    E – enjoy every minute of your life and make the most of it.
    T – treat yourself better. Take time for you!

    Let's meet or exceed our February aspirations!

    **HAPPY*VALENTINES*DAY**
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    __*_Valentine?

    *I copied this from a comment on my Spark Page from the wonderful 1HAPPYSPIRIT. Sharing it with those of you not lucky enough to be on her mailing list!!


    2217 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    emoticon Each of us are as different as snowflakes, as unique as stars. emoticon We are all
    one-of-a-kind wonderful! emoticon
    Have a SPARKling emoticon healthy, happy week!!
    2219 days ago
  • v -JAMES-
    Missing you on the "sparking low carb" group.

    I'm sure getting more active will motivate you.
    2220 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    emoticon I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon. ~Unknown emoticon emoticon
    2222 days ago
  • 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!
    2225 days ago