This week, we celebrate the successful Weight Loss of Chloe Strachan. Here’s her story:
During my pregnancy, I had put on over 50kgs. After delivery and caring for newborn twins, I felt like there was nothing left in the tank when it came to looking after myself. For the next five years, I made empty promises to myself that I would go on a diet and join a gym the next week. I would attempt to follow through with them, but often found excuses as to why I couldn’t, i.e finances, child care, work and life.
In September last year, I finally decided enough was enough. I was tired, sore, sick, unhappy, not to mention how unhealthy I was. I could see right in front of me how I was killing myself with food. I was 27 years old and I felt like I was 127. I was gaining weight rapidly and elasticised pants became my best friend. I hated taking my kids on bike rides around the neighbourhood, my ankles ached before I reached the end of the street. This was not the life I envisioned for my family and I had to do something about it. I called WeightLoss Solutions Australia after seeing an ad on Facebook. Before I knew it, I had booked my appointments to see if I was a suitable candidate for a sleeve gastrectomy and I was off to buy some scales. I had estimated my weight was at around 150kgs. I sat on the bathroom floor and cried when I saw I weighed 172kgs.
After completing the pre-op requirements, I was as determined as ever to change my life. I dared not to stray from the preop diet for fear that I would harm my chances of my surgery going ahead. Nerves built steadily before the surgery date, and on the day, an overwhelming calmness came over me. I knew I was in the safest hands, and I was prepared as best as I could.
Since my surgery on November 2nd, 2017, my life has completely changed. Good lifestyle practices have become the norm in my household. My littles join in racing me to the end of the street when we go for a walk or fight over who will help to prepare nutritious lunchboxes for school or meals for the family. It was almost a natural progression which I feel was fueled by the guidance and support of my dietician, Maddie.
Including my four-week pre-op diet, I have lost an unbelievable 53.9kgs and gained my life back. I’m over halfway to where I want to be, and you can bet your bottom dollar, I’m one determined lady and I’m going to get there.
Big congratulations Chloe! Four months of your committed and tenacious dedication to improving your health and future have yielded a massive 54kg weight loss. Your level of conscientiousness and readiness for change were evident from the start and it’s no surprise to me that you are smashing this. Brilliant results for a huge effort.
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*Disclaimer: Results may vary for each person