Zoe after weight loss surgery

"I have lost 8st 3lb. My children are 12, 11 and 4 and I have done more this past year with them that I ever have been able to do before. We've swam, gone on rollercoasters together and I took them abroad for the first time. My relationship with my husband was always good but it is now amazing."

Zoe’s Weight Loss Story

Before surgery i was 21 and 1/2 stone.

I was in a really dark place, dreaded leaving the house. I was in pain all the time with my back, knees and ankles.

It’s not until the weight started to drop off I realised just how dark life had gotten for me. I was in a downward spiral of depression and I didn’t even realise. I wouldn’t let my husband near me. I would never go out with friends, I dreaded family parties/activities and always watched my children and husband having fun from the sidelines.

My Tonic Experience

The aftercare at Tonic is fab. I get regular emails asking how I am doing and if I have any issues or need any advice, I know I can just drop the team a text or call them and they’ll be there to help.

Life after Surgery

My children are 12, 11 and 4 and I have done more this past year with them that I ever have been able to do before. We’ve swam,  gone on rollercoasters together and I took them abroad for the first time. My relationship with my husband was always good but it is now amazing.

I have lost 8st 3lb.

I can walk at a good pace without getting tired, run after the children. I sleep better. My energy levels have improved immensely,  I have just signed up to the gym and I’ve taken up horse riding! I haven’t ridden since I was a kid.

My advice to someone considering surgery would be to do it! It is the hardest thing I have ever done but most definitely the most rewarding decision I’ve ever made, just ask my kids. Just wish I had made this decision 10 years ago.