My name is Richard Price, 45 year old Kiwi IT consultant.
I have been overweight for about 15 years. The impact of this weight really became noticable in the past 5 years with being tired, unmotivated and depressed. I would sleep alot and still feel tired, no energy with worsening gut health.
Starting weight: 90.6kg
Final weight: 77.0kg, BMI: 27.6
Weight loss: 13.6kg
Since the weight loss, my bad reflux, bloating, loose bowels and constant tiredness have gone. I no longer require the daily dose of anti-acid and immodium. I now have more energy and my sleep apnoea is resolved meaning that I feel alot better after a good nights sleep.
My name is Sharon Pikaahu, 49 year old hairdresser, married and mum to 4 children and nan to 1.
I have been overweight for about 20 years. The impact of this weight has had a negative effect on me.
Starting weight: 91.8kg
Final weight: 71.5kg, BMI: 28.0
Weight loss: 20.3kg
Since the weight loss, my ankles, knees and back no longer hurt. I can now walk for an hour, stand all day at work pain free. My dad has lost 11kg also. He is awaiting a back operation so this weight loss is a great help.
I feel like ME again - fitter, healthier and ready to take on the world.
My name is Richard Giles, 60 year old Transport project manager. Married to Carrie Giles for 35 years and have one son, age 20 years old.
I have struggled with my weight all my life, but for the last 10 years, it became a bigger issue. My weight slowly crept up to 152kg and following a GP appointment, I was diagnosed with diabetes and placed on 'the maximum' oral medication. I struggled to do things that thinner people take for granted, like tying my shoelaces, climbing the stairs in the house and walking without becoming short of breath.
Starting weight: 152kg
Final weight: 76.0kg, BMI: 23.7
Weight loss: 76.0kg
Since the weight loss, my diabetes has now disappeared and I am no longer taking any drugs for this, which is the best feeling. My psychological health and family life have improved significantly and, as my wife tells me, she and my son no longer have to walk around on eggshells with regards to food, clothes, and weight. I have so much energy now and feel absolutely fantastic.