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Most people give up right before the big break comes, don't let that person be you!

#WLSA #NeverGiveUp #WeightLoss #LoseWeight
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Besides being a fun and competitive game, bowling also offers you numerous health benefits. http://www.wlsa.com.au/2017/04/bowling/
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This week’s wonderful weight loss story is Hannah Edwards, below is her “BEFORE” image.
Here’s what she says:
My heaviest weight 149kg
Pre-op diet weight - 145kg
Day of surgery weight - 140kg
Current weight - 92kg
Goal weight - 75kg (17kg to go :)
10 months post op on the 5th of march.

My surgery was the scariest, hardest, most challenging, amazing, life changing and best thing I have ever done! And here's why.

I have been overweight all my life, varying versions of it of course, but always overweight. I had the best family, and they tried their hardest always to get me to eat less and exercise but I simply loved food and wouldn't give it up. I was told time and time again that I needed to look after myself but I had always been pretty healthy and able bodied (I thought) and so ignored everyone's heartfelt advice. I was overall fairly happy, well that's what I thought anyway.

Over Christmas and New Years of 2015/2016 I went on the trip of a lifetime with my best friend to New York, and what was supposed to be an amazing time, became an absolute nightmare; I struggled to fit in air-plane seats, I couldn't do activities or lots of walking and then the clincher, I was admitted to an American hospital as I was really unwell and they thought I had a clot in my lung. So as I sat in a hospital in my dream city of New York, thousands of miles away, I thought to myself... what have I done? I was terrified, I just wanted to go home! And it dawned on me that the horrible situation I was in was pretty much the result of being morbidly obese. I decided in that moment I had to do something about it.

I had thought about WLSA before but always dismissed it for fear of being judged. I know people think it's the easy way out. But let me tell you, it most definitely wasn't! After I got back from New York, I got myself back to a good mindset after my medical scare and contacted WLSA and that was the beginning of my amazing journey. The team was amazing. I met everyone and felt really comfortable! I booked a surgery date and didn't look back!

5th of May rolled round, and I was feeling good! It was all a bit of a blur and I went from section to section in the hospital and finally lied down on the surgery table and laughed with the nurses as I fell asleep knowing my whole life was going to be better when I woke up.

And then I woke up, and I felt terrible!!! I was thirsty, I couldn't keep my eyes open, I was in pain. I just wanted to sleep it all away. So I did for the first 18 hours. Then when I was fully alert all I could think was, what have I done, that sudden realisation that I couldn't undo my sleeve. I was terrified!

The next 2 months felt like a lifetime and suffice to say I had a rough time. I became really worried about everything... that my stomach would split, that I would get a clot, that I would get an infection.... everything you can think of, I thought it. I started having panic attacks and I thought I was having heart problems... I really spiralled. I refused to eat for about 5 weeks and became very weak, I didn't want to be alone, or drive... I basically had decided I was going to die, which is absolutely crazy and irrational but it was the head space I was in. In that time I met Leslie (WLSA psychologist), my absolute angel Leslie, she helped me so much in realising it was all my head and that I could get through it. She identified why I was having these overreactions and taught me techniques to get past the fear. I'm so grateful to her! I also had my amazing family and friends looking after me that whole time too. I am very blessed.

It took me about 4 months to stop being scared all the time and I still have panic attacks if I am triggered. But after those 4 months I started realising the blessing I had. The weight was falling off. After 5 months I had lost 40kg. I couldn't even believe it! And now 10 months on I am nearly 60 kg down from my heaviest weight.

My whole life is different; I can paint my own toenails. I can fit in a airplane seat, and I don't even mean that I just fit, it's roomy. People don't look at me with fear anymore when they realise they are sat next to me. I can run around and play with my dog. I look forward to going for walks with friends. I don't get scared as I approach a flight of stairs, as I know I won't have trouble getting up them anymore. I love that my nieces give me cuddles and giggle cause they can get their arms around me now! I don't struggle to get up anymore. There are so many things! I could go on and on. I had always thought I was happy! I didn't realise how much my weight held me back.

I didn't bother dating cause no one would want a big girl, I didn't apply for jobs because nobody hires big girls... those sorts of things used to run through my head daily, and I didn't realise I was doing it!

I still have a little ways to go but I am so in love with my journey now. My 3 months of terror don't even dent the amazing feeling I get when I wake up each morning now.

It won't be easy... it will be mentally challenging, you'll want to kick and scream and cry sometimes.... but it's all worth it. I tell people constantly it's the best thing I ever did. It's changed my life for the better and I wouldn't change it for the world!

From WLSA:
Thanks for sharing your story, Hannah, and what a big change you have had! Above are some “AFTER” photos showing her progress post the Gastric Sleeve procedure at WLSA, it shows a very happy & healthy looking Hannah Edwards indeed – wow!

Call us now on 0755980500 to see how you can join Hannah on the losers bench!

*Disclaimer: Results may vary for each person
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It's Tickle My TasteBuds Tuesday! This dessert helps to boost your fibre, vitamin and mineral intake. - Instant Peanut Banana Ice Cream and Oat Crumble bit.ly/2lZxPov

Brought to you by Dietitians Association of Australia
Download the full cookbook at http://healthyweightweek.com.au/…/AHWW-Cookbook-2016-web-ve…
#Healthy #Recipe #Recipes #IPeanut #Banana #Fruits #HealthyWeightWeek
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Fall down 7 times, get up 8. Don't give up!

#WLSA #Exercise #WeightLoss #LoseWeight #NeverGiveUp
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A great sport for both mind and body. Here’s why spending more time in the water is a seriously smart choice bit.ly/2md2Zoa. #WLSA #Exercise #Health #Loseweight #WeightLoss #Swimming
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Hero Pose is a classical seated yoga posture that stretches the thighs and ankles while improving posture. Try it out today!

Check it out at bit.ly/2jPBByB

#WLSA #Yoga #Health #Loseweight #Weightlost #HeroPose
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This week, we celebrate the successful weight loss of Rebecca Peach. Here’s her story.

Oh wow what a journey these past 12 months have been and it has been hard!! I had no idea how much I was using my weight as an excuse in my life. As a way to hide and not be noticed.

The brain washing of the past 20 years, denying myself foods, dieting, restricting, following every fad diet out there, right down to starvation diets. All to put it back on! I was so lost and confused when it came to food and fitness.

Psychologically the changes have been really difficult. Readjusting the way I think and feel about food, knowing that YES you can eat normal foods. I do eat chocolate, I love jelly beans. I do enjoy my food, but now I look for things which fuel my body with nutrition, activities which feed my soul and relationships which inspire me to be the best woman that I can be!!

I will never forget the moment I called Felicity and burst into tears, afraid, worried, unsure and desperate. As corney as it sounds she said to me 'There is no problem which doesn't have a solution', this has become my motto when presented with any challenges. It has stuck with me throughout this entire year.

The kind words from a stranger, inspire me to be the best that I can be, and one day maybe I can reach out to another person and give them a special moment that inspires them to live their life to the fullest.

Thank you everyone from your team.

forever greatful

Rebecca Peach

From WLSA: Congratulations Rebecca, what a great effort and achievement so far! Thank you for sharing your journey.

Call us now on 0755980500 to see how you can join Rebecca on the losers bench!

*Disclaimer: Results may vary for each person
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It's Tickle My TasteBuds Tuesday! This Australia Day, start a feast with a fruity punch showcasing homegrown flavours.
Prep: 1hr 45mins
Difficulty: Easy
Serves: 3 Litres
Get this recipe at bit.ly/2jLn83I #WLSA #Healthy #Recipe #TMTT #SummerPunch
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The left procedure is called Lap Band, and the right is called Gastric Sleeve. Both procedures have its pros and cons, but it is the medical team providing the ongoing support that makes the big difference to the success of weight loss. At WLSA, all procedures must go through a 12 months Lifestyle Modification Program guided by dietitians, psychologists and nurses to help maximise the results for each individual. Comment below if you have any questions or private message us for a confidential discussion.

Note: Price enquiries must be made direct via message, phone call, email or www.WLSA.com.au - an initial weight loss assessment (FREE) is required to determine suitability and type of procedure.
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