I was nearly 39 years old when I made the decision to change my life. One day I was looking at my daughter (then 2years old) and realised I had to do something. I had gotten to the stage that my weight was really becoming more than just a health issue, it was holding me back in so many ways.
Simple things were becoming a problem, like walking up and down stairs or getting down on the floor to play with my daughter. I had tried diets, exercise and other medication assisted options on and off for years with periods of success but never managed to maintain it or get back under 100kg.
I started looking into other option and came across WLSA, so I made the call. My first point of contact was Felicity and after talking with her I made the decision to take back control of my life. At this stage I hadn’t spoken to anyone in my family about it but being a single working mum, I knew I’d need help with my daughter during the initial stages. I am so thankful to all my family who were amazing with support and encouragement then and still are today.
Even as a child my weight was always something I struggled with and although it was something a lot of my family struggled with, I honestly think my main issue was linked to my emotions. It’s something I think I will always have to keep in mind but with the awareness I have now and the benefits having the gastric sleeve surgery has provided me it’s something I believe is in my past.
The day I started the pre-op diet I was 155.3kg and today just under 12 months later I’ve finally seen the last of triple digits for good weighting in at 98.7kg. Although seeing the numbers come down is great, for me the best parts of my journey so far have been seeing the CMS come off, clothes sizes drop and my fitness levels increase in ways I never thought possible. I have been lucky enough to have an amazing trainer over the last 10 months who has been fantastic at helping me stay on track and challenge me to push myself passed what I think I can do. She has provided so much motivation and support not only in training but also emotionally. I’m so blessed to have meet her, she is amazing. Each and every goal I have reached so far has made me more excited for the future.
I can’t thank the team at WLSA enough for the support they offer throughout the journey. I think just knowing that a quick phone call can clear up any questions, concerns or even get your head back in the right space to keep yourself motivated and on track is something that is invaluable. Also the Facebook group is a great support system, it provides so much inspiration, answers and food ideas. I’m not much of a Facebook poster but just being able to jump on and draw inspiration from each other is fantastic. Although each and every person’s journey is different, we all share so many of the same ups & downs when adjusting to this amazing new life.
My journey is still a long way from over but today I look in the mirror and I see a completely different person than I did 12 months ago. Yes, my weight and size has gone down but more importantly my health is better, I’m more confident and so much happier with who I am.
Thank you to everyone that has been a part of my journey so far. Best decision ever!!!
Message from WLSA:
Big congratulations Kristen on your fantastic results which of course are the culmination of your dedication and tenacity towards reaching your goals and creating the life you deserve. Have a fantastic time at your 40th and we look forward to you participating with us all in next year’s GC marathon event.
This week, we celebrate the successful Weight loss of Kristin Eyb
Here’s her story:
Coming up to 9 months post op & 52kg down so far.
Feeling so much healthier & happier but I don’t think I fully realised the change until I saw it side by side like this.
Best decision I ever made for myself & looking forward to the future.
Congratulations Kristin! Losing 52kg’s in just nine months is such a huge achievement and we are all so proud of you! Your side by side photos definitely shows all the hard work that you’ve put in. We cannot wait to follow the rest of the journey to a healthier, happier you! 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