My family are health freaks and we’re close so there are lots of family parties and functions. In the past my sisters would turn up looking great whilst I’d have had a depressing time shopping to find something – anything – that would fit my 16-stone body. I would cry with relief to find something. It didn’t matter if it was nice.
I’ve done diet after diet after diet. I kept convincing myself “this time” it will work. I’d lose 3 stones and then it would go back on again. My sisters kept suggesting I should investigate weight loss surgery and their gentle pressure coupled with my chronic back pain led me to Healthier Weight.
I had a consultation with Dr Ashton who was amazing. He was so helpful and informative and I was so well looked after in hospital. I cannot fault Healthier Weight at all.
Since having the band I’ve lost 6 stones in 7 months*. My health has improved significantly. My back pain’s better; my hair’s better; my skin’s better and I’ve got more life and more energy. I’ve not done much exercise yet – that’s next. I feel I can now take on whatever I want. I was a trampolinist as a teenager. Maybe I’ll try tennis or badminton or even squash*.
The band has been a catalyst for a bigger lifestyle change. I made a conscious decision to change. I decided I was going to work with the band. Even though it limits your intake you still have to make a real effort. I’ve more confidence and oh, how I love to shop. I could even wear a bikini now*.
I quite enjoy seeing someone I’ve not seen for a long time, it makes you feel so good to see their jaw drop. I’m still getting used to it.