Weight Loss: Christine Turner

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

It’s been almost a year since I had a Gastric Sleeve and I could never have imagined how much my life could change and the realisation of how I was accommodating my obesity! This journey and deciding to have weight loss surgery has not just given me back my health, more energy, regaining my self-confidence and achieving all my goals, it has also been filled with NSV (non-scale victories) Here are a few of those victories that I didn’t realise would make the positive impact they have:

📣 Getting out of my comfort zone by talking openly and posting about my weight loss journey

🎢 Taking my kids out and about and not to supervise, but to join them on rides and play equipment that once upon a time I was too big for, or too tired to join in.

🤸🏼‍♀️ My oldest child told me he had the best afternoon after I joined them on the trampoline, a day full of laughter and fun

💃🏼 Attending events and not feeling self-conscious about being the biggest person in the room or changing outfits 10 times and avoiding the mirror on my way out. 

I had been considering weight loss surgery for some time and was scared of what was to come. My wake up call was losing my cousin to cancer far too young, and it made me realise I was taking my life and family for granted and by not taking control I was shortening my life when I had a choice! So not only for my kids but for myself I called the team at WLSA and haven’t looked back. I’m on such a high, thank you WLSA!

My goal for the next 6 months is to improve my fitness, do my first ever fun run and reach my goal weight!

SW 149.8 kg

CW 85.1kg

GW 75 kg

Also, thank you all for your support and sharing your stories, it’s a great motivator to see where I am heading for my future!

Christine Turner

Message from WLSA:
Sometimes it’s the small things that we take for granted that really do count, so thank you Christine for reminding us 🌻 We look forward to seeing more of these victories and hopefully you can join us for the Gold Coast Marathon in 2022! Keep that spark, you’re doing amazing.

Felicity Cohen

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*Disclaimer: Results may vary for each person