Amy, a bus driver from Derbyshire, had battled with her weight since she was a child and struggled with depression and anxiety as a result of her size. “Mentally, I was rock bottom” says Amy “I couldn’t walk up the stairs or go on walks. I’d stop breathing in my sleep and I was diagnosed with fatty liver disease.”
After a heart to heart with her husband she took the decision to take control of her eating with a gastric band. Taking on all the advice from the Healthier Weight aftercare team, she adjusted the band slowly over several months to achieve the right fill volume and began to work with the band to recognise when she was full and start reducing her portion sizes.
After dropping from size 26/28 to a 12/14 Amy has completely transformed her life. She’s sleeping better, going on walks and doing things she’d never had the confidence to do before, including travelling to Florida and indulging in some of her favourite Disney costumes.
“Nobody stares at you now, you can just blend in… until I start laughing!”
Well Done Amy!