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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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Body Image and Self-Esteem by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’ve been all messed up on the issue of body image and self-esteem for much of my life.  If my body happened to be in the losing weight mode, my self-esteem (or what I per ... Read on »
Reasons to Stay On Track (or Get Back On Track) by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss There are some days that I breeze through and you couldn’t force feed me a Krispy Kreme donut, and other days I would drive for hours for just a bite.  It is strange to me ... Read on »
Weight Loss Purpose Statement, Part 5 by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss When I started this project, I didn’t realize what I was getting into.  It is quite a deep subject that has taken me some time to give it the thought and consideration it ... Read on »
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This topic is for me today!  Yesterday, I didn’t eat as well as I normally do.  I didn’t go out and “go for it” but I ate more than I normally do AND more carbs choices th ... Read on »
What Are You Made Of? What Am I Made Of? by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss When things are going our way, it is easy to stick to our normal diet and activity routine.  Sometimes things don’t fall into place so easy.  People in your life are irrit ... Read on »
Costs and Complications of WLS Declining! by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I ran across this article and found it interesting.  They are now finding what we’ve known all along and the costs are coming down!! From the Agency for Healthcare Res ... Read on »
Highs and Lows = Learning to Surf Those Waves by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Today is a funky day.  I don’t know why but it is.  I just feel low and down.  Yesterday was a good day so go figure!  There isn’t a particular reason but it just is.  I c ... Read on »
Happy Half Surgiversary by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Yesterday was my half-year surgiversary.  Yes, I celebrate my half-year surgery anniversary.  Why?  Why not?!  It is my way of acknowledging the success and challenges I’v ... Read on »
Conquering Your Fears By Action by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Life has many doubts and fears.  We are at a time in our society that adds to our doubts and fears….the economy, our own personal finances; status of countries in relation ... Read on »
Food Fog by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I have spent a lot of my life in a food fog – one of my own creation and design.  A food fog can be anything from taking the edge off an uncomfortable emotion to a down ... Read on »
The Lesson of a Vegetable Platter by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss After watching the Jamie Oliver show “Food Revolution,” I have made some pretty significant changes in my own life and how my family eats. Even though I’ve lost my weigh ... Read on »
Food Revolution t.v. show by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I am going to give myself a bit of a detour here.  I’ve been doing a lot of inside/out work for my Weight Loss Purpose Statement.  I am continuing that project and will co ... Read on »
Repot Yourself to Success by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I just repotted some flowers from a very small container to larger pots.  Why larger pots?  Because I know they will grow and I want to give them plenty of room to bloom a ... Read on »
Weight Loss Purpose Statement-Part 4, See It to Be it! by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The next part of my Weight Loss Purpose Statement is to expand on my answer #2 to the post in Part 3 below.  #2 is: 2.   To live a healthy, active life to be with my h ... Read on »
Weight Loss Purpose Statement-Part 3, What do I want and why? by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Now that I (we, hopefully you’re joining me) have written the words and phrases that describe how I feel when I am on track and when I’m not, now I’m getting into the “mea ... Read on »
Weight Loss Purpose Statement – In Progress by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I wanted to give everyone an update on the Weight Loss Purpose Statement project.  I have been doing a lot of my own work and thinking about it, taking notes and journalin ... Read on »
Small things as BIG things by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I am interrupting my Weight Loss Purpose Statement project for an insight I had over the weekend.  I am still giving lots of thought to it because I believe it is a very i ... Read on »
Weight Loss Purpose Statement Part 2. by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Creating my own Weight Loss Purpose Statement has been a very interesting process.  Yesterday when I posted the words and phrases that describe how I feel when I am off tr ... Read on »
Weight Loss Purpose Statement Part 1. by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss As I posted yesterday, I’m trying something new.  Since I’m the CEO, boss of my life, I’m creating my own weight loss purpose statement just like successful businesses and ... Read on »
Why do we want to lose weight? by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I was talking with a close friend of mine about weight loss.  Why do we really want to lose weight?  For many of us, we focus on the scale.  What that little number says w ... Read on »