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.

"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.

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