Procedure of choice Gastric sleeve
Starting weight 15 st 4 lbs
Current weight 9 st 2 lbs
Total weight loss 6 st 2 lbs Trigger for weight loss
To stop yoyo dieting
I had always been overweight since I can remember. Always trying new diets which lasted a week or so then I would gain back what I lost, slipping back into old habits and eventually I ended up developing unhealthy eating habits.
So, in early 2017 I decided that I had had enough and I wanted to change my life, be happy in myself and start again, instead of waiting for Monday and the next diet to begin. Social media became influence for me, and it opened my eyes to the many different options of weight loss surgery available, it was also where I saw the amazing and life changing results it has given to so many people and I wanted to have the same results. I did a lot of research, looked at my options and I made my decision to attend a consultation with Mr Li in Belfast, and this was the best decision I have ever made.
On the 19th July 2017 I had a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure. I started my journey at 214lbs, I have lost 86lbs so far! My only regret is that I did not discover this surgery sooner and make the decision earlier in life. I spent too many years yo-yo dieting with no long-lasting results, and continued worsening my eating habits.
Now I have been given the chance to live a happier and healthier life and I am not restricted in what I can and cannot eat. I have learnt to make better and healthier decisions for myself and my weight, but I also am not depriving myself of foods I want to try but couldn't on one of my crazy diets before. I have been given an amazing tool to improve my health and lifestyle with the amazing help and support I have received and continue to receive from Healthier Weight I am positive that I will continue to thrive on my weight loss journey.