This week, we celebrate the successful Weight Loss of Kim Penola
Here’s her story:
My journey started out as my doctors and psychiatrists helping me through this as they wanted to take out of my mind that I hated myself so much that I wanted to kill myself.
The day came when I had to use the shakes for weight loss to get some fat off prior surgery. I started at 165.4 kg and lost 15 kg in 3 weeks, I was surprised and felt good I had proven to me I can if I need to dig deep and help me. After surgery, I was following the guidelines and still occasionally having a treat.
For the last six months, I have been hovering around118kg, up then down then. I started analysing what I had been doing differently – and you must be brutally honest with yourself – as I had been having a bottle of wine every fortnight or an ice-cream on a drive or a slushy but until you start to feel fat then the negativity comes back and you can start to resent self. I made a new pact with my personal trainer – I go back to basics and don’t cheat and no alcohol, only special occasions. I get a month free at the gym so bring it on.
What I have learnt from this is to get up, get dressed and put your makeup on, look in the mirror and say I like you till your hairs on arms stand up and then I love myself until the hairs on arms stand up. It is so easy to think that I should have lost as much as somebody else in comparison, or this isn’t working but it does if you put in 100%, even if you cannot see it, your clothes show it. My clothes are getting looser and I have appreciated the changes happening to my body, mind and spirit.
I am now ready to finish what I started and get to 80 kilo’s but I am not putting pressure on myself and if I’m meant to get there I will, and if not, I will be close to it. Either way, I don’t want to die anymore, I want everyone to feel as amazing as I do and I am so grateful to everyone who has helped me, my doctors, WSLA staff, and family and friends and God and me for listening to everyone.
Message from WLSA:
Congratulations on your achievement Kim! We are all so proud of you and how far you’ve come. How amazing is it that you now value your health and wellness enough to know where you need to tweak your behaviour to achieve the best outcome for yourself. We are all cheering you on, keep up the great work!
Stephnie Van Diemen, Medical Receptionist of WeightLoss Solutions Australia
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*Disclaimer: Results may vary for each person.