This week, we celebrate the successful WeightLoss of Melanie Guile.
Here’s her story:
I never had a huge problem with my weight until I fell pregnant with my first child. After having Adam, then my other son Mathew, the weight just kept piling on and it was very difficult to lose. It slowly crept up on me, then I fell pregnant 2 more times, and I miss-carried both pregnancies. However my third miscarriage was the worst – I was a month away from turning 40 when I found out and this time everything seemed to be going smoothly.
We had a healthy heart beat at the first ultrasound, I wasn’t spotting or bleeding and I was nauseous. So it was a complete shock when at 12 weeks at my scan we found out I had a missed miscarriage and that it had happened 3 weeks before. After this my husband had a vasectomy as we both decided we couldn’t risk the heart break again. After the miscarriage I gained another 10kg and it really started to effect my health.
At 43 I was having trouble breathing, my blood pressure was increasing at every GP visit and my joints were constantly in pain. I decided enough was enough and started looking into weight loss surgery. I came across Weight Loss Solutions Australia online and booked into an information session and dragged my reluctant husband along with me. We both loved that WLSA was not just about the surgery, they were about a whole lifestyle modification. We also loved all the wonderful staff we met on the day and felt really comfortable with them. So 8 weeks later I had my surgery and I have been going really well ever since! I have now lost 32kg since my heaviest weight.
When I started this journey I was at my heaviest, weighing in at 149.7kg. I now weigh 93.8kg – that is a whole person I have lost, over 56kg! It is just amazing to think about it and to put it into perspective.
I am looking at food in a different way, I don’t stuff my face until I’m about to explode. I eat my small portions with pleasure and really enjoy that taste. I am more energetic and so much healthier!
I still have another 32kgs to go, but it seems far less daunting than what it did before my surgery.
Message From WLSA:
Congratulations from all of us. To witness the change in you and your increase in confidence has been inspiring and we are all extremely proud of you.
Stephnie Van Diemen,
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*Disclaimer: Results may vary for each person