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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 MORTICIAADDAMS
    You are welcome!!
    2459 days ago
  • v CORKYTHEMOM1
    Kathy, I'm looking forward to our SP friendship and being a part of your journey. Embracing you in prayers, support, encouragement and hugs. Have a beautiful and blessed weekend! Honored to be friends and your sister in Christ!

    emoticon H = HONORED to be among your circle of friends!
    emoticon U = UNITY in support, encouragement and motivation!
    emoticon G = GRATITUDE to be a part of one another's journey!
    emoticon S = SUCCESS because YOU ARE a WINNER in all that you do!


    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2462 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    West Virginia "Almost Heaven"

    Praise the Lord!! Sister Kathy, I am so excited that you have joined "Keep Walking In Jesus". We are so looking forward to walking in Christ and losing weight together as well as getting to know you personally. We can do this together and all things through Christ. I am awespired of your love for reading, gardening, and learning new things. You can do this and all things through Christ. Please visit our team leader singinglady's spark page for some awesome inspiration. I know for me that Judi (singinglady) is an inspiration for me!! Praise God!
    Love You Always your sister in Christ
    Jill emoticon
    2462 days ago
  • v CORKYTHEMOM1
    emoticon Kathy to the Keep Walking In Jesus team! It is a wonderful and uplifting group. I hope you don't mind, but I added you as a friend and hope you will do the same. It would be an honor to share the spark journey with you. Embracing you in friendship, support and hugs from one sister in Christ to another. Have a beautiful and blessed Thursday.


    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2462 days ago
  • v WORKOUTWITHPAM
    I am very, very, LATE in responding, but I do want to THANK YOU for adding me to your friend's list. I have added you to my list, too. BEST WISHES in reaching all of your goals. Take care, and keep in touch.

    HUGS
    Pam
    2467 days ago
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