Macquarie Fields, NSW
Weight Loss: 37kg
Consultant: Nicole Gandy
I am 61 years old and worked as a teacher and Principal for the past 41 years. I am single and have struggled with weight for most of my life, trying diet after diet but always put the weight back on.
I have always enjoyed and led an active life but with the amount of weight I had put on, this was becoming more and more difficult. Over the past 15 years I have been on medication for high blood pressure and asthma. I couldn’t walk for more than a kilometre without having difficulty in breathing and having to use my asthma medication. After being diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my knees and ankle, I embarked on a series of different treatments to relieve the pain and make walking a little easier. Finally, I saw a surgeon to discuss surgery on my knees and was told that I did need surgery but it would probably not help whilst I had so much weight on.
After a trip to Alaska and Canada, where I watched friends walking up to spectacular views and enjoying the outdoor life that I love, I was feeling depressed. I felt like I was missing out on life and with retirement in the not too distant future, enjoying an active full life didn’t seem possible. I hated the way I looked and avoided going out. I met some friends who had lost weight and they told me about Cambridge. I decided to give it a try.
Since losing 30 kg, I have more energy and I am able to walk without the pain of my osteoarthritis and I no longer need knee surgery. Can you believe I have even joined the gym? I have not had asthma in the last twelve months and my doctor is currently reviewing taking me off my blood pressure medication. I feel like I have regained control of my life and am looking forward to an active retirement enjoying bush walks, going to the gym, golf and holidays with friends and family. I can enjoy shopping for clothes again and going out with friends. I love the thought of leading an active life instead of the sedentary house bound existence I was heading towards.
My Consultant Nicole Gandy was awesome. She kept me on track and helped me to understand the way my metabolism worked. I know that if I hadn’t had such an understanding and supportive Consultant I would have gone off the rails. Thank you so much Nicole for helping me get my life back.
*Results are not guaranteed and vary from individual to individual.