Weight Loss: Charmaine Hedger

Transformation Update: 3rd March 2022

This week, we celebrate the successful weight loss of Charmaine Hedger. Here’s her story:

My name is Charmaine and I have struggled with my weight for over 10 years. I was feeling ashamed and embarrassed by the way I looked which stopped me from being social and I couldn’t exercise anymore. My blood pressure was high and walking up a set of stairs was hard.

With the support of my husband, I decided the Gastric Sleeve was my best option for a healthy new start. I rang WLSA and got an appointment the very next day! They were all so friendly, helpful and supportive – I knew I had made the right decision.

Fast forward 8 months and I look and feel healthy, I’m happy, bubbly out there self again, but more importantly, I have learnt that it’s not just a fad diet. WLSA has given me the tools to understand the importance of nutrition, a healthy mindset and keeping active.

🩸My blood pressure is down 110/75

🚴🏼‍♀️I ride my bike 10-20kms

🚶🏼‍♀️Daily walks

🧗🏼‍♀️I can climb mountains now, not just a set of stairs

Food is not the enemy because now I feel confident in making healthy choices. I feel like I can finally achieve all my goals – I’ve done this and I’m proud but I’m forever grateful to all the team at WLSA!

Surgery date 18th Feb 2021

SW 133.3 kg

CW 82 kg

GW 75 kg


Charmaine Hedger

Message from WLSA:

Wow! It hasn’t even been a year and you have accomplished so much and have almost hit your goal weight – amazing effort Charmaine!!! The WLSA team and #WeightLossWarriors are your family and are here cheering you on as you continue to evolve and achieve the goals you’re destined to.

Felicity Cohen


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