This is me around 235 lbs before my gastric bypass about 2 years ago.

This is me at Christmas 2006 approx. 170 lbs.

My step daughter Erica and my 4 cats Molly, Max, Mia and Milo


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Hello, my name is Kathy, I have struggled with weight problems ever since I was young. I've lost hundreds of lbs only to regain them and more. I never could keep the weight off. I never did try to change my lifestyle just the weight. This time I know I need to make life style changes. I need to break some bad habits also.. My weight is currently 177 just about 2 years ago I weighed 235 lb's before the gastric bypass.
I managed to get down to 165 lbs then put on about 10 lbs. I know I need to make inside changes.

Member Since: 3/4/2007

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My Goals:
To have a healthy BMI and fat compostion.

To feel good about myself, with self confidence and self love and acceptance.

To enjoy physical activity and exercise.

To be able to go bicycling with my significant other.

To enjoy playing tennis.

To be able to keep up with others in doing different physical activities.

To study for OTR certification exam.

To pass OTR certification Exam.

To start a new career in the health field as an OTR.

First weight goal is 170 lbs. - MET

2nd WG 160 lbs.

3rd WG 150 lbs.

4th WG 140 lbs.

5th WG 130 lbs.

6th WG 120- 125 lbs.

My Program:
Planning healthy snacks.

Measuring food and staying within 1200-1450 calories.

To eat between 50 and 70 grams of protein a day.

Write in my journal at least 2x a week.

To ask for help and support to conquer emotional eating.

To read, learn and impliment into my life a new and healthy lifestyle.

To work on believing I can be one of those individuals with a happy, healthy, physical lifestyle.

To enjoy this journey in becoming who I want to be.

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Grafton, MA

Previous weight 233 lb. before the gastric bypass.

Starting weight since joining spark people 177.5

Goal weight 120-125

Other Information:
I enjoy working in my yard doing gardening. I also love nature, the ocean and my cats and other animals.

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  • v SVWS38
    Hi Kathy! Hope your clear liquid day is going all right (yuck!) and your procedure goes easily (and they find nothing). You'll let us know how your sister does? Thanks for your comments. I am feeling much better. Keep your chin up! Sonja (PS Great picture! You look amazing!!)
    4019 days ago
    Hey Kathy, you've got a really nice face! Congrats on leaving so much dead weight behind. Think Spring and boogie right past those chocolate rabbits and Easter fluff. Shorts and tank tops are just around the corner!
    4031 days ago
  • v CATHERINE2007
    Hi Kathy,
    Thanks for checking out my page. I know what you mean about sneaking food. I use to do it too. I think I stopped once I was able to buy groceries for myself. Its as if it wasn't forbidden anymore.

    Its just one of those things that we have to learn to make life adjustments for. Isn't that what its all about too!
    4033 days ago
  • v CHRIS2365
    Thanks for adding me as a friend. I had a gastric bypass back in 1997. I lost 150 pounds (from 386 to 236), then met an executive chef (crazy, huh?), married him, had two kids and gradually gained back 90 pounds. Argh! But since last year, I've lost that, plus more, doing it so differently. This time I've made it a livestyle, not a diet and it just feels right. I even found exercise I like! Sounds like you have some very good goals - good luck!
    4040 days ago
  • v SVWS38
    Thanks for being the first one to comment on my first blog! I was having a lousy day. But your comment helped me to move on. I did go out and reward myself: my first size 16 (not 16w or higher) jeans in years. I had kept saying that I would reward myself but never did. Thanks for the reminder.

    You are doing great! Keep up the good work.

    4044 days ago