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Most recent update = September 19th, 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 most 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
CURRENT WEIGHT (CW) 303 lbs - BMI September 15th 2020 = 47.5 morbidly obese or class 3 obesity

pivotal moment goal ...299lbs - BMI DATE ??? = 46.8 = class II obesity- finally under 300
pivotal moment goal ...255lbs - BMI DATE ??? = 39.9 = class II obesity (severe 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[16]
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

Fitness Minutes: 301,492

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
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!!!!

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    Have a fun week!
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    14 days ago
    Barely the day started and... it's already six in the evening.
    Barely arrived on Monday and it's already Friday.
    ... and the month is already over.
    ... and the year is almost over.
    ... and already 40, 50 or 60 years of our lives have passed.
    ... and we realize that we lost our parents, friends.
    and we realize it's too late to go back...
    So... Let's try, despite everything, to enjoy the remaining time...
    Let's keep looking for activities that we like...
    Let's put some color in our grey...
    Let's smile at the little things in life that put balm in our hearts.
    And despite everything, we must continue to enjoy with serenity this time we have left. Let's try to eliminate the afters...
    I'm doing it after...
    I'll say after...
    I'll think about it after...
    We leave everything for later like ′′ after ′′ is ours.
    Because what we don't understand is that:
    Afterwards, the coffee gets cold...
    afterwards, priorities change...
    Afterwards, the charm is broken...
    afterwards, health passes...
    Afterwards, the kids grow up...
    Afterwards parents get old...
    Afterwards, promises are forgotten...
    afterwards, the day becomes the night...
    afterwards life ends...
    And then it's often too late....
    So... Let's leave nothing for later...
    Because still waiting see you later, we can lose the best moments,
    the best experiences,
    best friends,
    the best family...
    The day is today... The moment is now...
    20 days ago
    Life is about choices! We become the choices we make. Every choice impacts our progress. We CAN take daily action based on the choices that's consistent with better lifestyle changes! The results of our healthy choices WILL fulfill our lives in a positive way! Let's commit to making daily healthy CHOICES!!

    * C = Create a new normal that will get you to your desired results!
    * H = Have a sense of constant belief in yourself and abilities!
    * O = Open to new ideas and experiences by taking charge of your life!
    * I = Implement an action plan for each goal from start to finish!
    * C = Change self-defeating habits into never-ending self-improvements!
    * E = Embrace goals by utilizing positive thoughts, decisions and actions!
    * S = Set yourself up for success and inspire those around you to do the same!
    21 days ago
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    Hi Kathy,
    Thanks for stopping by my 9/4 blog!
    22 days ago
    "Your efforts, your visualizations, and your prayers have been heard. You sent the signal out, now you just have to trust and be patient as your blessings begin to flow into your life. Don't think about how it will happen, that's not for you to worry about. Put it out there and let it happen. The universe picks up vibrations and those in gratitude, joy, and love for what they want to receive get them." ~ Ildil Ahmed
    23 days ago
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