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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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Putting it off until tomorrow? by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Yes, I am guilty of putting it off until tomorrow.  That is another word for the dreaded title of “procrastinator”.  Ugh. I’ve never thought of myself as a procrastina ... Read on »
Make Stress Work For You by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss One of my favorite parts of my coach training was the inside out work.  There is a great amount of training with many components to it but essentially it is living your li ... Read on »
Spring Into Spring by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It is so beautiful outside today.  It is the first day in a long time that the sun is shining and it is warm (70 degrees).  I love Spring and Fall.  The two seasons that a ... Read on »
The Disconnect of Emotional Eating by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss When I emotionally eat, it reminds me of a commercial from a long time ago for Calgon – “Calgon, take me away.”  Cookie and/or chips, take me away.  Take me away from my b ... Read on »
Hang 10 on the wave of emotions by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Many people try to bury their feelings under food. The only thing that we (as I’m one of those people!!) accomplish is gaining weight, compromise our health and, in the pr ... Read on »
Girl Scout Cookies: Moderation?? by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I love Girl Scout cookies.  They are also one of the most unhealthy food choices.  One cookie is packed with more fat, carbs and sugar than multiple brands of other cookie ... Read on »
I’m in a Bad Mood – Let’s Eat! by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Throughout the years of my dieting career I’ve learned how connected my moods are to my foods.  If you’re struggling with weight loss, this probably applies to you too.  F ... Read on »
Loving Yourself by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I get to write articles regularly on various weight loss surgery and healthy lifestyle related topics.  I am so honored to be able to write in OH Magazine, Member Newslett ... Read on »
New Direction for Blog by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’ve experimented with my blog.  Originally I started it to provide motivation, inspiration and information to my coaching clients, members of OH and to myself!  While I e ... Read on »
Fill Up On Happiness, Not Food by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss When we eat beyond satisfied and even beyond full, we are eating to fill a void.  That void can only be filled by you, your life, and happiness.  People who fill up on hap ... Read on »
Will Power (Won’t Power) and Discipline by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss As career dieters, we hear a lot about willpower.  We need willpower to overcome temptation.  Well, I think we need will-power and won’t-power. Sometimes, you wish to ... Read on »
Lose Weight Find Life archived posts by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I will be out of town for a week or so.   I would encourage you to browse the posts that are archived on www.LoseWeightFindLife.com during the past 1-1/2 years.  As soon as ... Read on »
Slow and Steady Wins the Race by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss One of my favorite fables is the Turtle and the Hare.  I’ve often made the comparison of this fable to weight loss.  Think about it as you read below and check out how it tr ... Read on »
Chicken With Carmelized Onions by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss As all of you know that follow my blog, our journey to a healthy lifestyle is so much more than about food.  However, whenever I find a recipe, I pass it along.  I love onio ... Read on »
Gaining Weight At The Movies by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Before I lost my weight, I would go to movies to eat.  The concession stand gave me the concession to forgo my diet.  I could be entertained and eat as much as I could stand ... Read on »
Think Activity as Your Movement of Choice by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss To many of us, exercise has a connotation of torture, pain, something to avoid yet have to do.  If you can’t redefine exercise to make it different for you, think activity.  ... 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 »
Got Purpose? by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Recently I drove by a billboard and it read: Got Purpose? The “Got Milk?” sales campaign has been very effective at getting people to drink milk.  Open a magazine and the ... Read on »
Exercise and Activity - It All Counts by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Any exercise and activity you do throughout the day counts.  It isn’t necessary to set aside a large chunk of time to work out if it doesn’t fit into your schedule.  In fact ... Read on »
Cut Your Stress by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss We are a society of stress.  Stress can be a positive thing to get our attention, cause us to focus on a situation or emotion we need to, and to be at our best.  Also, stres ... Read on »