I have finally decided to do it!
After 18 months of talking to Sarah at NOSC and all the information and support she has given to help me reach this decision, I’ve booked my Sleeve Gastrectomy consultation!
Since the age of about 18 I’ve yo-yo dieted, my heaviest weight being 15st.4lbs and my lowest 7st.2lbs. I am now back up to 14st.8lbs and as I’m only 5′ 1″, my BMI has reached 38.9! I finally realise that at forty-four years old, I need some help, not only for my physical health but also for my emotional and mental wellbeing.
I have 2 children aged 21 and 17 and work full time as a hairdresser. I’m on my feet all day which is hard enough work in itself without carrying all this extra weight around. It puts a terrible strain on my back and legs and I can’t wait to get rid of it!
Sarah, my advisor at NOSC, has asked me to keep a diary in the hope that it will help and encourage other people like me to take the plunge and get the help they need.
This is me today!
So here goes everyone, I’ve started my journey…. Watch this space!