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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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Eat Your Vegetables-quote by your Mother! by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Whether we’ve had weight loss surgery or losing weight through a organized program or diet, getting the most nutritional bang for our calorie buck is important.  Essentially ... Read on »
Happy Mom’s Day by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Happy Mom’s Day weekend!  Whether you are a mom, grandma, aunt, cousin, sister or whatever capacity you are….Happy Mom’s Day.  You could be that person to a baby, grown adul ... Read on »
Vacation time!! by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It is almost vacation time!  Are you planning your family vacation or some get-away time?  Do you feel anxious about staying on track with your healthy regime of food choice ... Read on »
Carrot, Egg or Coffee? by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’ve seen this story throughout the years.  My reaction has been a variety of thinking how nice it is to hitting me like the commercial “I coulda had a V8″ realization.  I s ... Read on »
Spring Into Action! by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I love Spring.  I love the transitional seasons of Spring and Fall.  Spring represents new beginnings, a fresh start, growth of color and beauty.  Nature comes alive bringin ... 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 »
Use the Television As Your Workout Buddy by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Have you ever noticed how many commercials are on during your favorite television shows.  Most of us sit through those commercials being annoyed at how many there are and ho ... Read on »
Get Teens Moving Beyond Driving a Car! by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Before I had children, I was already concerned about their weight!  It is hard to grow up anyway but to be an overweight kid presents even more challenges.  I think my self- ... Read on »
The “Susan Boyle” In Us by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I have been so inspired by Britain’s latest find on “Britain’s Got Talent,” Susan Boyle.  If you haven’t seen the clips of Susan, you can check her out on YouTube: http:/ ... Read on »
Feel The Feelings Anyway by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss There is a popular book of “Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway.”  It is a good book.  I’d like to take that even further into feelings.  So many of us are afraid to feel our fee ... 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 »
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 »
No More Excuses - Keep Your Promise by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I believe one of the reasons for self-esteem is the countless promises we’ve made to ourselves regarding losing weight that haven’t happened for one reason or another.  Each ... 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 »
Take Care of Your Own “Car” by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’ve discussed in previous posts how I consider my body similar to a high performance car.  Think about it…your body is a miraculous machine.  Y our body is also like a high ... Read on »
Gym Or On Your Own - That is the Question by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Ever since I can remember, I’ve toyed with this question…..gym or on my own?  Am I a gym person - sometimes yes but mostly no.  For a number of reasons, I prefer to work out ... Read on »
Your Self-Appointment by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Are you waiting for someone externally to validate or appoint you to do anything and realize that you can easily appoint yourself to get the results you want. If you realiz ... Read on »
Just Say NO to the Easter Bunny by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Halloween is the number one holiday of candy with Easter as a close second.  With overflowing baskets of those sugary confections still hanging around the day after Easter, ... Read on »
It’s More Than Okay To Say NO by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Do you fall into the trap of people pleasing?  Saying “yes” when we really want to say “no.”  So many of us are overextended, but we need to remind ourselves that there are ... Read on »
Your Level Of Motivation and Contact Lenses by Cathy Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I know that patience is a virtue but it isn’t exactly one of my strong ones.  I wish I had more patience but it isn’t something that is a natural for me. This is evident ... Read on »