Meet Adam Bilsborough

What was the trigger for you that first made you realise you needed to investigate a weight-loss surgical procedure?

I lost a lot of weight doing it the ‘socially correct way’ by dieting and exercise and dropped quite a lot, but life happens. Everything about my weight was affecting everything in my life and I knew I could lose weight, but this time needed something to keep it off. Weight-loss surgery was the best answer. After many many months of research and study I decided that it needed to happen right away!

Tell us about the journey for you to reach your first 50kg of weight-loss?

It’s not the easy way out and you need to really put effort and work into your diet and exercise around the surgery. As soon as the weight started dropping, exercising got easier and I became addicted. Even though I’ve lost 50kgs, this is just the beginning and it hasn’t been a year yet.

What daily activities are now easier for you and what new activities have you included in your daily routine?

Everything, there’s no question about it. I’ve become a personal trainer to specifically help those that were in my position and were like me. I want to be a role model and drive people not to be scared to take the first step and not be ashamed.

How has the weight loss changed your relationships and family life?

Losing the weight has made me feel better about myself and made me appreciate things so much more. And if I didn’t get it, didn’t lose the weight or ended up worse, who knows if I even would have a relationship now, but I have a very beautiful fiancé and we are getting married at the start of 2019. I’m not scared to plan life and talk about kids because I know my health is on a better track!

Meet Joshua Ainsworth

What was the trigger for you that first made you realise that you needed to investigate a weight loss surgical procedure?

I have been a big boy since leaving high school and sporting activities. At the age of 21, I had lost 50kg from hard work at the gym, but over the years the weight came back on slowly. I looked up permanent fixes and that is what brought me to WeightLoss Solutions Australia for the package they offer.

Tell us about the journey for you to reach your first 50kg of weight-loss?

The first 50kg weight-loss has been an amazing journey for myself, being able to go on all the theme park rides with the kids has been a first. Just recently, I achieved a bucket list item, being able to go in a drift Ute at Movie World and it was so worth it. I will be skydiving once I get under 100kg.

What daily activities are now easier for you and what new activities have you included in your daily routine?

My daily activities at work were always driving around the site unlocking buildings, whereas now I am walking. I walk the site multiple times before work to achieve my daily target of 30 minutes of walking and 4km distance as a minimum.

How has the weight loss changed your relationships and family life?

My family life has changed dramatically from every angle. Being able to keep up with the kids on a daily basis is huge. My relationship has never been better with my wife, the new changes everywhere in my life are so worth everything I have done.

What does your vision for a healthier future look like now?

I am competing in my first 10km marathon this year walking it but next year I will be running the 10km. I would never have entered this event without the surgery, we will be competing in the colour run as a family this year, once again another event I would never be able to achieve without this surgery.

Meet Justin Zappia

What was the trigger for you that first made you realise that you needed to investigate a weight loss surgical procedure?

I guess what triggered me to find out about a surgical procedure was knowing the success rate and the kilos lost by not just me but everyone. Having been on several Weight Watchers diets over the years I basically had no choice, but to make the phone call to WLSA.

Tell us about the journey for you to reach your first 50kg of weight loss?

The journey has been pleasant so far, getting used to what foods I can stomach was the hardest, but now I’m over 6 months I know what to have and how much, also the drinking half an hour before or after eating.

50 kilos is such a huge milestone. What daily activities are now easier for you and what new activities have you included in your daily routine?

Walking, braving the morning temperatures and going around the block, about a 2km round trip. From time to time I’ll lift some weights, only 2kg ones but enough to turn my flubber from my arms into muscle.

How has the weight loss changed your relationships and family life?

My relationship has never been stronger, I just returned from a trip to Phuket where I was able to swim daily showing my body off, not worrying about what people thought. The only downer is being lighter than my wife for the first time!

What does your vision for a healthier future look like now?

My vision for a healthier future is to continue the way I have been going, stay focused on what I can and can’t have and keep up with the walking.

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