45 kgs lost and a new lease on life
It has often been said that small things lead to big changes. For a financial advisor, 32-year-old Petro Piso, being diagnosed with PCOS and endometriosis proved to be a turning point in her life. Not only was she struggling with these conditions, but at a size 20, her weight was causing her to have very little energy and was affecting her quality of life.
By chance, she came across an advert for Slender Wonder on Facebook, and an appointment with Dr. Annelize Geldenhuys became a tipping point for Petro. For as long as she could remember, she had been bullied about her weight and taken to letting things slide when things were said. Little did she realize how these comments were affecting her emotionally. When Dr Geldenhuys explained how simple the medical weight loss programme would be to follow, a world of possibilities opened before her eyes.
Petro embraced the chance to follow the programme with open arms and soon found the kilograms falling off as she persevered week in, week out. At her first weigh-in, she already saw the difference. Petro started to feel better physically very quickly, but also soon realized that at the same time, her spirits were lifting emotionally too. “Life is so much easier when you start to heal from the inside out” explains Petro. “Not having drinks after work or socializing too much was a challenge in the beginning, so I just did not go until I felt mentally strong enough. I treated this as a short-term sacrifice for a long-term gain!” she added.
Within nine months, Petro lost an incredible 45 kg and 168 centimetres, and reached a size 12 clothing. On top of that, her PCOS and endometriosis are easier to manage, with less frequent flair-ups. What’s more, she has heaps more energy, has rediscovered her self-confidence and loves life in her new body!
When asked for advice to others who may feel hopeless about their weight, Petro shares “You have to set yourself small targets. You have to get your mind right. Do not start this journey if you are not fully committed. Make sure you and your doctor are a good fit. Always remember, no matter what has gotten you to this point, whether it be abuse, disease, heartbreak, nothing is worth not fighting for yourself and a better life. No matter what, you deserve the best possible life you can have, and to be the best possible version of yourself. You owe it to yourself, most of all”.
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