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What happened to Kate?
Am I missing something or is Kate not logging and active anymore? :(
Sun. Nov 18, 2:36pm
I was wondering the same thing
Sunday, November 18, 2007, 6:04 PM
now they dont even have the link for Kateweight anymore on the home page. I hope she is okay.
Monday, November 19, 2007, 8:01 AM
I know, it's sad. She was the reason I got on PT in the first place. I saw her on the cover of People. I've lost 75 lbs. since May 1st, and I owe part of that to her for inspiring me. Kate, come back!!!!!!
Monday, November 19, 2007, 9:14 AM
ditto! She was my inspiration and got me to PT - 50lbs lighter and much happier - thanks Kate!
Monday, November 19, 2007, 9:20 AM
She said on a previous thread that she had some medical issues she is dealing with.
Monday, November 19, 2007, 9:23 AM
Well, I do hope Kate is okay.
9:14 & 9:20 WOW! Congratulations! That's fantastic - keep it up and inspire others!
Monday, November 19, 2007, 9:35 AM
Definitely not practicing what she preaches now is she? Got her 15 minutes...time to move on. I smell a fraud..
Monday, November 19, 2007, 8:17 PM
I think she practices what she preaches. However, she just may have realised she was preaching the wrong stuff. Sometimes, counting calorie in/calorie out isn't enough and doesn't work for everyone.
Monday, November 19, 2007, 9:28 PM
Monday, November 19, 2007, 9:33 PM
In her blog she was going through some medical stuff and perhaps keeping up with that and her family and work she didn't have enough time to spare.
8:17 you should be ashamed and feel like crap about yourself. Kate had been here for years and was an inspiration to tons of people. She is not a fraud.
9:28 I'm not sure at all what you are trying to say. If your bashing her or defending her.
Monday, November 19, 2007, 10:17 PM
calories IN and calories out (burned) is scientific and the formula for weight loss - its not a theory or something that can "work" for someone. I don't count calories, per say, but I am conscious of high calorie things and I also burn wuite a bit, its thely way - eat less, move more - however the way one goes about it may vary, of course.
Kate lost a ton of weight maintained for years with a busy schedule and hit a rough patch with her medication... she may be working through that. Let's give her the time she needs.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 2:22 AM
I think it's a shame that PeerTrainer hasn't updated the blog section of their site. Elle hasn't posted since May, and Kate hasn't posted in her blog since early October. Also the Community blog hasn't been updated since May. I think it's time to redo that page. Surely there are other people around with a talent for writing who can keep up regularly with a blog and be an inspiration to the community.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 6:08 AM
you can only read public logs - click on lounge then you can click on member logs/blogs
Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 8:59 AM
2:22 calorie in/calorie out may work at the basest level however other things come into play. Kate was having a problem with meds making her gain weight. That means that her calorie in/calorie out calculations weren't helping her- omething from the meds was interfering. I have a wheat intolerance, if I eat wheat, I cannot lose weight, no matter how many calories I burn or don't eat. Sleep, drinking enough water, hormone imbalances, syndrome x, are all factors that can affect weightloss but that the average person cannot possibly accurately take into account when doing the counting calorie method. And the more we tell people calorie counting is the only way, the more frustrated they get when it doesn't work, and they continue to yo-yo.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 11:23 AM
its still scientific calories in vs.calories burned - the factors you mention can intefere with the calories burned part. but in essence its all in the math - you are correct though that everyone has to figure out their own obstacles and take that into consideration
Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 11:27 AM
that's my point- trying to accurately count calories burned is near about impossible for many many people. And many manufacturers don't put accurate counts on their foods making counting calorie in difficult. In theory it works, the proper application much much more difficult.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 11:41 AM
Kate and I became friends over PT a few years ago - we were some of the original members when PT was still in the beta testing period. We've exchanged e-mails, pictures, and even Christmas cards. She is most definitely not a fraud. She has a new job at a new school, with more responsibility, and some health issues as well. I'm sure she's a bit busy, as her blog indicated when she last updated it. And after posting for 2.5 years, regularly, she may just need a break!
We both joined in the spring of 2005, and that is a LONG time to keep up with a website!!! Between family, health, work, and blogging (unpaid) for a website, if something has to give, it's gotta be this!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 1:19 PM
I agree with 6:08 poster... part of being in this community is to be ACTIVELY logging and posting. If Kate has other responsibilities that are taking up her time and can no longer be an active member then Peertrainer should recruit new members. Perhaps someone with a different perspective or fresher outlook to provide inspiration. I think they've taken the first step in removing the links from the home page, but let's get some fresh content in these blogs.
However I do see how some could see Kate as hypocritical. Why not blog & post about her struggles? Wasn't her point that you still need to take the time to log and talk about your struggles in order to overcome them and to be successful? Even if it's only for a few minutes. It seems in some ways she's turned her back on the same community that she's tried to inspire.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 5:19 PM
I don't think kate has turned her back on anyone or was trying to inspire anyone but herself (if others were inspired because of her dedication and results awesome but she was doing this for her)-she's not a paid employee of peertrainer-she's human and has a real life. Just because some of you saw her on People magazine a while back doesn't mean she's some celebrity for you to judge. Think about yourself, when you're going through a rough time-some things have to go . . .and perhaps for Kate, right now, logging online isn't helping. It doesn't mean she's not living healthfully or has given up her goals or on her self. Ease up with the criticisms.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 9:08 PM
I agree that we should not judge her or think of her as a hypocrite. Even if she was paid she is free to quit blogging whenever she wants! But out of courtesy to her 'fans' and supporters it is considerate to close out her blog or even officially declare a 'leave of absence" until she is ready to continue.
No she is not a true celebrity, but she did change her PT user name so that people who saw her in People magazine could find her log on peertrainer. So in a way she did embrace the high profile that the magazine article gave her.
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