Weight Loss: Rebekah Steen

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

Then and Now Rebekah Steen

Why did you want to have your procedure?

I had my procedure due to ongoing issues with a bulging disk in my lower back, and arthritis in my hip and spine. It was recommended I lose weight to take some pressure off & considering my exercise was limited to walking I was still struggling to lose weight even after trying several dieting plans. 

How were you feeling in your “THEN” photos?

In my “then” photos I wasn’t unnecessarily unhappy. I was however less confident during dress-up events, going to the beach, etc. I did feel sluggish at times and noticed how unfit I was when getting around with my young children. 

How are you feeling NOW?

I am feeling amazing now, more energetic, mentally clearer, turned off most junk foods that I used to enjoy, crave less sugar (had a massive sweet tooth) and overall feel like I have this new life that is all for the better. The mental part has been huge for me, I have had so many sessions with the WLSA Psychologists and Dieticians, and gotten to the bottom of my emotional eating due to passed relationship put-downs. That on its own has been life-changing for me, so to have nearly 30 kilos off my body is an absolute bonus!

Rebekah Steen before and after

What has been your most memorable Non-Scale Victory?

My non-scale victory has been running. Before my procedure I could not run, a slow jog maybe but now I am playing soccer with my son and jumping on the trampoline with my daughter without being so out of breath. The overall feeling of being lighter is very uplifting.

What was your experience like with the WLSA team?

My experience with the WLSA team has been incredible! From the staff at the front desk always being so welcome, smiling and making me feel comfortable, Tegan my Dietician is so lovely, calm and helpful in so many ways and my Psychologist is very gentle with her approach in helping me mentally. Also, the experience I had throughout my stay at the Gold Coast Private Hospital was great! I have received so much love and care and do not have any regrets about going through this process. 

Is there anything else you’d like to include in your Story?

I remember looking through the WLSA Instagram posts and thinking “surely this wouldn’t happen to me” when viewing before and after photos of others. But to now seeing and feeling my results is life-changing so I would love to Thank the whole team at WLSA for the continued support and for making this journey of mine one to remember. I highly recommend the WLSA service. 

WeightLoss Warrior,

Rebekah Steen

Message from WLSA:

Your testimony uplifted us, Rebekah! Emotional eating is a tough one to overcome and just sharing your story here will inspire many to seek professional help like you did with our WLSA Psychologists and Dietitians. And guess what? Your story is on our Instagram now – thank you!

Felicity Cohen


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*Disclaimer: Results may vary for each person