Band op changed my life
A TEACHER who once tipped the scales at a massive 30 stone shed a third of her body weight after having a gastric band fitted. Katrina Lehman, of Spring Close, Barking, lost an incredible 10 stone in just over a year. She underwent surgery to control her
A TEACHER who once tipped the scales at a massive 30 stone shed a third of her body weight after having a gastric band fitted.
Katrina Lehman, of Spring Close, Barking, lost an incredible 10 stone in just over a year.
She underwent surgery to control her appetite in May 2008 after realising that her weight was putting her health at risk.
Katrina said: "Being a teacher I was finding my job increasingly difficult and couldn't manage to run around after the children all day.
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"I was constantly short of breath and couldn't walk long distances and had to regularly sit down to take the weight off my feet."
But now Katrina feels like a completely different person and has promised herself a dream Safari holiday in Kenya once she reaches her target weight of 15 stone.
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While looking for a way to drastically alter her lifestyle and help her lose weight, Katrina discovered Healthier Weight last year.
They are a company who specifically deal with weight loss surgery.
Determined to get fit and healthy, Katrina took out a loan and had a gastric band fitted at one of their centres.
And she hasn't looked back since that day, losing an amazing 10 stone.
Katrina said: "I can now easily carry out my job, go out walking and I have even been to the gym!
"I still have 5 stone to lose to get to my ideal weight but I'm confident I will manage it."
For more information on weight loss surgery visit www.healthierweight.co.uk or call 0800 073 1146.