This week, we celebrate the successful weight loss of Julie Meloni. Here’s her story:
My weight loss journey began on 26 October 2015 when I had my gastric sleeve. For 40 years I have been a yo yo dieter. I don’t have a problem losing weight; in fact I am an expert at it. The problem I have is keeping it off!
I was having issues sleeping; snoring, heartburn and sleep apnea. Add to that I just didn’t feel good about myself and was worried what my health would be like in retirement. I didn’t want anything to hold me back from the plans my husband and I have for the future. After attending an information session I decided a gastric sleeve was for me.
The surgery and recovery was easy for me and I returned to work 9 days after I was discharged from hospital. I have to admit there have been challenges along the way with food but nothing I haven’t been able to work around. My husband and I love to go out and having the sleeve hasn’t stopped me. A glass of champagne and some oysters is nothing to be sneezed at.
I did worry that people would think I had taken the easy way out by having surgery. One year later I can assure you it isn’t. Your life is forever changed and you really have to think about food like you have never done before.
My weight loss is just over 37kg or 43% of my starting body weight. The first 30kg lost in the first 6 months. It’s more than I expected and I feel great. No more snoring; heartburn or sleep apnea. Im so excited for my future.
I just wish I had done this years ago.
Congratulations Julie, what a great effort and achievement so far! Thank you for sharing your journey. The best is yet to come, keep it up!
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*Disclaimer: Results may vary for each person