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Emma’s Weight Loss Story

Life before surgery -  At my heaviest weight, I was 19st 2lb, but when I came to Tonic for my consultation I was 17st 5lb. I had previously lost 5 stone and gotten down to 14st 4lb for my wedding in 2013. Having followed every diet possible – WW, SW, the Cambridge diet, the cabbage diet, the 5:2 diet, the no-carbs diet, and so on – I couldn’t keep the weight off. I ran 3–4 times a week and went to the gym 4 times per week, but the weight kept on creeping up. I was quite depressed, ve...  

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Larry’s Weight Loss Story

Life before surgery -  Back in 2011, I went into hospital for a heart issue. I had surgery and a stent fitted, and the doctors gave me a stern talking to that I needed to lose weight. I’d tried pretty much everything I could think of over the years – all the diets and slimming clubs – because I’ve always had an issue with my weight, so I knew I needed to make a change.  My Tonic experience  -  The reason I chose Tonic is because of the way they handled me right from the very fi...  

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Mark’s Weight Loss Story

Life before surgery -  I used to be over 24 stone, so I struggled with movement and agility. Getting up from a chair or bed was tough and it affected my heart rate. I’d tried all the diets that you can imagine, a personal trainer – everything under the sun – but they just didn’t work for me.  My Tonic experience -    Tonic phoned me back within 2 minutes of enquiring. They are there with you and they are very hands-on. They even send a vehicle to pick you up for surgery. It’...  

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Janet’s Weight Loss Story

Life before surgery -  Before surgery, I felt exhausted all the time. I felt ugly, unattractive and like a thin person trapped in a big person’s body.  One of my son’s friends at school told him one day, “Your mummy is really fat.” The NHS let me down to the extent where I left the doctor’s room, went to the car and had a cry.  My Tonic experience -   I rang Tonic up and they booked me in to see Simon Dexter 2 days later. The following Monday, I booked my surgery. I chose To...  

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Dionne’s Weight Loss Story

Life before surgery -  I’d battled with my weight since puberty. I didn’t go swimming or on beach holidays. I didn’t go on girls’ nights out. I didn’t have photos taken, and I’d been single most of my life, thinking I wasn’t good enough for anybody. I spent the best part of 20 years dieting.  My Tonic experience -   I chose Tonic because they were competitive on price and they handled my queries with the utmost professionalism. They put me straight through to the consultant....  

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Danni’s Weight Loss Story

Life before surgery -  Before I had surgery, I’d always yo-yoed with my weight. I was ashamed because of the size I’d gotten to. I was unable to buy the clothes I wanted to wear. I didn’t feel like the person that I wanted to be nor did my reflection match the person I felt inside.  My Tonic experience -   I had called a few places but with Tonic, it wasn’t a hard sell; it was more a case of trying to understand my concerns and what they could do to help, rather than retrofit me ...  

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Adrian’s Weight Loss Story

Life before surgery -  Before surgery, my heart rate was 92 beats per minute and I was as round as I was tall. I was 28 and a half stone.  The weight just piled on. I had sclerosis of the liver and I was given 6 months to live due to fat stored in the liver.  My Tonic experience -   I chose Tonic because they were so caring and professional when I met them. They really do care.  Watch Adrian's inspiring weight loss story  Life after surgery -  Three and a half years in, I ru...  

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Sueha’s Weight Loss Story

Life before surgery -  Prior to surgery, I suffered depression, anxiety, infertility, obesity, severe PCOS, and poor self-confidence and self-belief. I felt helpless, lonely and controlled by my weight. I weighed over 20 stone (128 kg). Only now, having lost so much weight, do I realise how much my weight affected my life. My confidence, mobility and emotional state were all strongly impacted. My biggest motivator for pursuing weight loss surgery was to tackle infertility and PCOS. For years,...  

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Beverley’s Weight Loss Story

Life before surgery -  I’d always been a yo-yo dieter – I went from 19st 0.5lb to 11st 2lb through Weight Watchers, but over the years it gradually crept back on. In May 2017, I collapsed at work and ended up in hospital for a fortnight on a high-alert stroke ward. I was very poorly with CVST (a rare type of stroke – extensive thrombosis all through my brain). I was also diagnosed with chronic fatigue pre-dating that. As a result of CVST, I’m on warfarin for life as they don’t know...  

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Lynette’s Weight Loss Story

Life before surgery -  My starting weight before surgery was 18st 11lb. I was a little nervous before surgery, but the excitement of my new life outweighed any fears I was having. I don’t think I realised at the time how much day-to-day life was affected by my weight. I wasn’t aware of how much pain I was in on a daily basis until I wasn’t in that pain any more. I would shy away from going out, I couldn’t join in the fun stuff with my daughter as I either couldn’t keep up or I woul...  

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