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I'd even tried boot camp!

Gastric band success story - Ann after surgery
After
Gastric band success story - Ann before surgery
Before

*Weight loss surgery results and benefits differ for each individual. Results cannot be guaranteed

Procedure of choice         Gastric band

Starting weight                  16st 12lb

Current weight                   11st 0lb

Total weight loss                5st 12lb*

Trigger for weight loss      Lack of confidence


My story

I’ll never forget the date of my operation because it was the day after the Royal Wedding of William and Kate – 30th April 2011. I was fat. I’d tried every diet on the planet. I’d even tried boot camp where I had to be up at 7 for an hour’s aerobics followed by a miniscule breakfast, a ten mile hike and more exercises. There was even a bit of hypnotherapy in the evening when I was asked how would you like to see yourself? I cried when I said in a pair of small Levi jeans. 

The reason I chose Healthier Weight was because of the aftercare provided. I’d seen Doctor Ashton and he put my mind at rest regarding the operation. Anyone can do the op! I was sick of short term efforts. I knew I needed a long term solution.

I’ve gone on to lose 4 stones 9lbs* to date and the confidence it’s given me is incredible. I feel fantastic! I’ve still a bit to go but I don’t walk into a shop and feel that others are thinking there’s nothing in here to fit her*. I’ve gone down 4 dress sizes to a 14*. I used to buy clothes because they fitted, not because I liked them. Now my best friend says she won’t go shopping with me because I’m picking up the smaller sizes. I don’t have to shy away from fitted clothes*.

I suppose the most dramatic change is that I feel I can do anything*. I’d always wanted to sing so I booked a lesson and then sat outside in the car thinking I can’t go in. Well, I did finally go in and now I’m recording a CD for Christmas!

A gastric band is not an easy fix. You can still eat and drink high calorie stuff. You have to work and be committed to get the most out of it. I eat a lot more healthily now. Before, if the choice was salad or a cream cake there would be no contest. My taste has changed*. I don’t eat as much red meat. I love fish. I enjoy my food now rather than shovelling it in. I’ve changed my life completely. It’s how I want to be.*



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*Weight loss surgery results and benefits differ for each individual. Results cannot be guaranteed

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*Weight loss surgery results and benefits vary and are different for each individual. As such, Healthier Weight cannot guarantee specific weight loss goals.