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Fed up of being middle aged and overweight


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

Procedure of choice         Gastric band

Starting weight                  15st 12lb

Current weight                    9st 7lb

Total weight loss                 6st 5lb*

 

My story

I found myself approaching middle age, unemployed and also, worst of all, very overweight. I felt very depressed and completely fed up with myself and life in general. I was one of those people who could lose the weight but found it very difficult to keep it off. I decided I had to take some serious steps, once and for all, in order to change my life forever.

I had heard about bariatric surgery and how successful it had been for many people. I did some research and discovered Healthier Weight. I saw that their after-care plan was second to none and sent away for some information. I was very pleased with what I read and decided that this was the company who I wanted to fit my gastric band.

First, I had to save up, with the help of my partner, to have the operation done. I remember being very excited when my operation was scheduled. I felt quite confident about the whole thing. I knew things had to change. After the bariatric surgery was over, I just got on with losing the weight. I couldn't believe how easy it was. I had to have my band adjusted a few times. I had to have some fluid added, when I felt that the band wasn't tight enough and then have some removed, when I felt it was a little too tight. I now feel that I have achieved the right restriction for me.

Even now, some days I can eat something and then the next day I find it more difficult to eat that particular food item. I still have to eat much slower than I used to eat. I really like eating healthy food but if I feel like a packet of crisps or a chocolate bar I have one without feeling guilty and, most importantly, I still feel in control. I also drink one of my Weight To Go protein shakes everyday. I make them up in the blender and they are totally delicious. They really set me up for the rest of the day. I have lost just over 7 stones in weight and my life has completely changed, in all aspects.*

I have a new job, which I really enjoy. I socialise with friends much more and of course I can wear nice clothes. I feel so much healthier all round. It's so much easier to maintain my weight loss now, compared with before. I feel that I belong now and am enjoying my life.

Carla

April 2012 



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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.