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Cathy Healthy Living Professional

San Francisco, California
My name is Cathy Wilson and I had RNY Lap gastric bypass surgery in 2001. I've lost 147 pounds. In addition, I also lost my diabetes, GERD, sleep apnea, and arthritic conditions of my joints and spine. I went from a size 26, 3x to a size 4. Weight loss and maintenance, and behavioral health are my... Full Bio
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10 Things You CAN Control by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss All of us like and need to feel a sense of control in our lives.  Notice, I did not say to be a control freak but we need to have a feeling that we have control over certain ... Read on »
5 Holiday Survival Tips for Home & Work by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss One of my coaching instructors, Jim Vuocolo, MCC shared this with me. With Jim’s permission, I share it with you too.  I really like them and wanted to share with you too. ... Read on »
5 Ways To Disarm Cravings. by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss My friend, Kathy, shared this and I LOVED it.  I took her “D’s” and expanded on them myself for my own use and to share here on my blog. 5 Ways to Disarm Cravings: Del ... Read on »
5 Ways To Get Back On Track by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss As I coach more clients and talk with more weight loss surgery patients, getting and staying back on track is more of a common concern we share.  It is a struggle that I als ... Read on »
5 Ways to NOT Lose Weight by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss We are on a quest to lose weight.  Like you, I’ve tried countless healthy and unhealthy (also known as crazy) diets.  Some sure ways not to lose weight are: Way #1:  Cho ... Read on »
50 Tips To Help You Succeed at “Normal” Eating by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss 50 TIPS TO HELP YOU SUCCEED AT “NORMAL” EATING from psychology of eating expert Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed. author of Nice Girls Finish Fat, the Rules of “Normal” ... Read on »
A Slip-Up Isn’t A Fall by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I made a couple of food choices that upon reflection I wish I hadn’t. No big deal but not what I’d planned. Actually, it isn’t necessarily the choices but the way and ... Read on »
Ah…Happy New Year 2009 by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The New Year is here.  A time for a clean slate, opportunity and hope.  It is that time of year when we suddenly feel as though we have tons of opportunities and successes a ... Read on »
Allow Failure To Further Your Future by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss As I think of weight loss from weight loss surgery, we know that weight regain is possible.  Weight regain after losing weight from any weight loss efforts can occur.  I’ve ... Read on »
American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS), now The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery  (ASMBS) is a fabulous organization.  It is THE society for b ... Read on »
As if it couldn’t get worse….it does by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Pre-op, Krispy Kremes were my thing. I loved them. I am a bit embarrassed to admit that I could down an entire dozen easily in a day. I can’t believe it but it is tru ... Read on »
ASMBS Allied Health Nutritional Guidelines for the WLS Patient by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This is a very interesting link from the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Allied Health Sciences Section Ad Hoc Nutrition Committee.  It is a good resourc ... Read on »
Awareness of Eating by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Have you ever asked yourself why you emotionally eat?  Why does it seem that you can never get enough to eat?  Some of us eat to to fill a void.  Gulping food to get the fee ... Read on »
Back On Track - 25 Ways To Get There! by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss One of my passions in weight loss coaching is back on track.  It is an issue that all of us deal with at one time or another or a consistent struggle.  It is also a commitme ... Read on »
Be A Light Unto Yourself by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Visualize that you are a beam of light.  Shine and be an example for others.  Live your fullest, best life.  People will be drawn to your light. Focus on people’s streng ... Read on »
Be Prepared for Ending Summer Fun by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss School is starting soon and the last minute summer vacation activities are going to be crunched in our schedules. Rather than let unforeseen get the best of you, make i ... Read on »
Be YOU! by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss We shouldn’t try to be anyone else but ourselves.  For so many of us, we don’t like who we are so we try to be anyone else but ourselves. After my own personal growth an ... Read on »
Be Your Own True Self by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”  -John F. Kennedy When we are morbidly obese, we can lose ourselves trying to win acceptance and love from ... Read on »
Beat Problems Instead of Beating You by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I used to think of problems as something to stop me or stay stuck.  Previously, problems were a pre-cursor to failure.  Now, I like to view life’s problems as growth challen ... Read on »
Before You Emotionally Eat, Ask This ? by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss For many of us with weight challenges and emotional eating tendencies, when the thought hits to eat something, there’s very little that stops us.  We go for it. What abo ... Read on »