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Gastric band success stories - Shirley L after surgery

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

Procedure of choice         Gastric band

Starting weight                  16st 10lb

Current weight                   12st 1lb

Total weight loss                4st 9lb*


My story

If I say having a gastric band has brought about a remarkable change in me it would be an understatement. If I said it was relatively easy it would not be misleading. And yet it took me 7 years to take the plunge.

I did a lot of research before going ahead with weight loss surgery. Even though my father had diabetes and I noticed my blood sugars starting to elevate I waited. I had a friend with two children who went ahead with a band and I watched her be successful. 

I checked out various websites and was particularly attracted to all the positive stories at Healthier Weight. I was further impressed at consultation because I was given comprehensive information; the pros and the cons but I didn’t feel pressurised at all into making a decision. I was given access to the Healthier Weight private forum where I found an enormous amount of sound advice from fellow bandsters. I could tell there was a lot of support from these folks as well as from the company. It’s a caring environment, I feel part of a family.

I had a band implanted on 15th April 2012 when I was 54 and ten months on I’ve lost 4st 9 lbs* – just 4 lbs to go to my ideal weight. My activity level has sky-rocketed and I am so much more confident. I used to be embarrassed for my husband when he was out with me. Now I don’t want to hide. I want to be a role model for my daughters and show them positive change is possible at any age. I feel good about me. My band has given me new friends and a new life and I intend to live every moment of it!

March 2013

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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.