Wonderful WeightLoss: Laurelle Risdale

Update 31st Jan 2018:

This week, we celebrate the successful WeightLoss of Laurelle Risdale. Here’s her story:

Starting Weight – 107.5kg in June 2017
Current Weight – 70kg in January 2018

It has been the best decision I have ever made. Now I’m getting used to being the smaller size. From a size 22 to a 12!

First Published: [ 15th Feb 2017: ]

This week, we celebrate the successful WeightLoss of Laurelle Risdale. Here’s her story:

I am a wife of 40 years, have 2 grown up daughters, 6 wonderful grandchildren and work in the childcare industry. For most of my adult life, I have been overweight and a yo-yo dieter. Reaching my heaviest in May 2017 of 107.5kg was the last straw but due to a complex back injury and medical issues, exercise has been difficult, and I spoke to my long-time doctor about receiving a Gastric Sleeve.

I was referred to WeightLoss Solutions Australia on the Gold Coast and started preparing for the procedure. By cutting out soft drinks and all takeaway (even the healthy kind), when I went in to have the gastric sleeve on the 19th June, I weighed 97.5kg. Today I weigh 76.2kg and look and feel so much better, physically and mentally.

I don’t cringe when I walk past a mirror anymore and can now sit on the floor and cross my legs which I haven’t been able to do for a very long time! I actually enjoy shopping for clothes now don’t feel like an old woman. While I still have another 15kg to lose, I wouldn’t be at the weight I am today without the amazing love and support of my family and friends, and the support and guidance from the wonderful team at Weightloss Solutions.


WeightLoss Warrior,
Laurelle Risdale

From the WLSA Psychologist

Congratulations Laurelle on fantastic progress and proactively taking charge of your future in designing a healthier and happier life. It’s wonderful to see you enjoying all those wonderful facets and experiences of life as your health, mobility and confidence improves. You really embraced the journey which has been reflected in your brilliant results. 

Leslie Hartley, Psychologist of WeightLoss Solutions Australia

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