Replace ninth Might 2018:
This week, we have a good time the profitable WeightLoss of Alex Thomson. Right here’s her story beneath
It’s arduous to imagine how a lot can change in 2 years. In 2016 I used to be extraordinarily obese, sad and residing in my very own little bubble. Now, 2 years later, I’ve a newfound respect for not solely life; however most significantly, for myself.
I’ve began to place myself first, I’ve began to really imagine in myself and that’s one thing I by no means thought I’d be able to. I additionally by no means thought I’d be able to trying within the mirror and being proud of how I regarded. I used to be the lady that by no means tried garments on in outfitters; I’d simply purchase and hope for one of the best once I acquired residence as a result of I used to be ashamed of strolling again out to the employee and say no to a pile of garments that didn’t match me. I used to be afraid of judgement. I now stroll again out with a pile of garments and a shrinking checking account ha-ha.
I’m additionally over the moon to announce that my companion and I expect our first little bundle of pleasure in October 2018. Being almost midway by this being pregnant I discover myself desirous about what being pregnant would’ve been like being 50kg heavier, and if in all honesty; whether or not I might’ve been in a position to healthily carry a child on the weight I used to be. Previous to surgical procedure; I don’t doubt that my weight would’ve impacted my skill to fall pregnant. However I believe I simply saved pushing these ideas to the aspect as I didn’t need to admit the rationale was presumably me.
This surgical procedure modified my life for the higher; I nonetheless have quite a bit to study however I’m endlessly grateful for the entire group at WLSA and the help they offer. I’m excited to in a position to share my being pregnant and for as soon as; to be comfortable about gaining weight ha-ha.
Second Printed: [20th Sept 2017]
This week, we have a good time the profitable WeightLoss of Alex Thomson. Right here’s her story beneath and likewise featured on the Label Journal!
17 months in the past I used to be residing my life, pondering to myself that the burden I used to be, was how I used to be going to be endlessly.
To look again now I nearly need to pinch myself on the considered me being 50kg heavier, to the place I’m now and the way a lot my life has modified.
I now have a lot extra power, I’m having fun with being extra bodily. My weekends are actually stuffed with walks, adventuring and enjoyable.
As a substitute of hiding inside like a hermit I’m venturing out and really experiencing what the Gold Coast has to supply.
Sadly, I’ve a present knee damage so I can’t push myself as arduous as I’d wish to. However I’m happy with myself for nonetheless getting up at 5 am to take the canine across the lake earlier than work.
Earlier than this surgical procedure, I might’ve made an excuse to not train. I now take pleasure in waking up earlier than the dawn and making essentially the most out of my weekends. I’ll endlessly stand by my opinion that WLSA modified my life.
From the CEO of WLSA:
I nonetheless bear in mind my first dialog with Alex’s Mum. It was a Sunday once I was busy working within the workplace. Serving to your personal youngsters change into one of the best model of themselves is such a beautiful reward and Alex’s dad and mom have performed a serious function in getting her to the place she is right this moment. It was not lengthy after that first name that Alex got here into the workplace to fulfill the group and set a date for surgical procedure.
Not solely can she put on any bridesmaid’s gown now and really feel assured and look lovely however this time subsequent yr she will even have reached a milestone in life carrying her personal marriage ceremony gown. We will’t wait to see!
Alex is unquestionably a completely beautiful lady. She now’s a valued group member at WLSA sharing her personal journey with sufferers’ daily. She is about for a wholesome; comfortable future; residing life to her fullest potential.
Felicity Cohen, CEO of WeightLoss Options Australia
Second Printed: [13th July 2016]
On April 28th this yr I underwent a life-changing surgical procedure, gastric sleeve. The picture on the left is from my sisters’ marriage ceremony 6 days earlier than my surgical procedure, weighing my heaviest at 108kg. Wanting again now I can’t imagine I let myself get to that time. I’d all the time been an even bigger lady and I believe I began to imagine that I used to be simply going to be overweight endlessly. However after discovering WLSA, and having this surgical procedure I’ve began placing myself first and having fun with this way of life change. *
I’m now almost 9 weeks submit op and I do know I’m not 100% there but however evaluating these pictures which are solely 10 weeks aside made me realise how far I’ve come already. It hasn’t been a simple few weeks, there are some powerful days, however I simply take a look at these pictures and it jogs my memory of what’s to return.
I’m now 20kg lighter and 100 occasions happier. I can’t thank the entire group at WLSA sufficient for utterly turning my life round.
First Printed: [ 29th May 2017]
Fourteen months in the past I began a journey right here at WeightLoss Options Australia, and in all honesty, on the time I didn’t realise how a lot of an impression it might have on my life right this moment. I’m now 13 months post-op and I’ve misplaced almost 50kg.
I’ll by no means be ashamed of my picture on the left as a result of that individual was robust sufficient to take this life-changing step. Admitting I used to be overweight was most likely the hardest factor I needed to do, I used to be residing in denial and that lead me additional down the burden acquire path. However right here I’m! 13 months later, 50kg lighter and a lot happier!
I’ll endlessly be grateful to my wonderful household & pals that helped me by this life-changing yr, and likewise a giant thanks to the group at WLSA for his or her ongoing help. I’m additionally now coaching to enter my first marathon and I’m so excited! I actually by no means thought I’d take pleasure in spending a part of my weekend coaching for a marathon however right here I’m shopping for new trainers and really desirous to get out and be energetic! 2016 was a giant yr for me, however 2017 goes to be so a lot better!
I’m additionally so excited to announce that I’ve formally began my profession right here at WLSA and I couldn’t be happier. Earlier than having this surgical procedure I used to be working in retail with no actual ardour for what I used to be doing. three months after my surgical procedure I used to be requested to return and converse at an data night time and as daunting because it was for me, receiving messages afterwards from folks thanking me for sharing my story made me realise how a lot I wished to assist folks make this life-changing choice. Now daily, I get to speak to those that have made this choice for themselves or are trying into it and I can share my story with them too. I can relate to anybody coming by these doorways and if I could make this entire journey rather less daunting by being right here in the event that they ever want to speak then I’ll fortunately do that for the remainder of my life.
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*Disclaimer: Outcomes might fluctuate for every individual