Procedure of choice Gastric band
Starting weight 11 st 1 lb
Current weight 7 st 4 lbs
Total weight loss 3 st 11 lbs
Trigger for weight loss Health concerns
I had been on and off diets for most of my adult life, did all the usual diets – shakes, slimming clubs, even had a gastric balloon fitted, but always regained the weight. Losing it wasn’t the problem – keeping it off was!
My knees hurt (doctor said lose weight!) I was breathless going upstairs (lose weight!) my boobs were huge, they were everywhere and uncomfortable, so much so I was considering a breast reduction.
Shopping was a nightmare, there was never anything that looked right so I came away with shoes and bags - at least they fitted!
Now I am in better health, my boobs have gone down to a reasonable size and I can run for the bus. Shopping is a dream, everything fits!
I just wish I’d done it sooner! My daughter is in a similar situation and has recently had the band fitted (5 years after me) and is already feeling the benefits. My advice is do it sooner rather than later.