Weight Loss Success Stories
I ate my way through grief and stress to the point where I could not function as a person any longer, I would have to sleep when I got home from work because I was so tired, my sleep apnoea was so severe I would wake thinking I was choking, my sugar levels were dropping to 3, my feet were so swollen I could barely walk and everyday tasks were a challenge.
My self-esteem was so low I did not want to leave the house because I felt uncomfortable and judged by others (I honestly do believe now that this was just my insecurities and judgemental thoughts about myself). My doctors were all encouraging me to have weight loss surgery - but for me this was not something I wanted - I knew however if I did not do something the likelihood of surviving past 45 was not very high.
I was googling alternatives to weight loss surgery and found Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis in Townsville with Wendy and Colin Soper. Immediately I booked in with them and promised myself if this did not work then surgery was my only option.
It has honestly been easy to make the changes because unlike anything else out there VGB changes your mind set about food, this critical factor is the one thing that all other weight loss options fail in, and trust me I have tried them ALL.
This is the first time in my weight loss journey life that I feel confident that I am going to achieve my goal and maintain it for the rest of my life. My GP has also asked me what I have done to achieve such a fantastic result and is now recommending VGB to patients as an alternative to surgery.
I have lost 80kg since December 2019, I cannot describe how much better I feel, I have so much energy and I am so much happier in myself. I am no longer an emotional eater and I now choose healthy nourishing food - Thank you again Wendy for giving me the tools to regain my life back.
My goal dress I bought last year when I first started this journey is now too big.
The new photo is me with only 3kg till goal weight - it was an amazing feeling to actually like a photo of myself for the first time in over 10 years.
THANK YOU Wendy and THANK YOU VGB for helping me to enjoy my life and have confidence again.
What a wonderful life-changing decision. After only just 6-weeks on the program and the wonderful support from Wendy, I weighed 9.9kg less and feel much slimmer, healthier and happier. I am sleeping more soundly and definitely not as tired and unmotivated throughout the day.
Before doing the program, I would never have said that I was an emotional eater but I now understand that I was. I am really enjoying the healthier smaller portions compared to what I used to feel when eating way too much to the point of feeling nauseous. It has been 4 weeks since I finished the 6-week program and I continue to feel better and stronger every day.
In the past, I would avoid photos of myself or stand in the background so as not be the focus. I had trouble finding photos to share but found a couple. The final 3 were taken 1 week ago.
However, I don’t concentrate on my weight loss since I've been doing the Virtual Gastric Band Program, I focus on my lifestyle changes and my eating. I have been given the tools to help me with cravings and know I can always contact Wendy and Colin for advice or support.
I still listen to my hypnosis track (nearly every night) and use Emotional Freedom Techniques for stress if I need it. I'm now trying to incorporate exercise into my life. Definitely recommend this program if you need to change your life.
I was a size 18 (XXL) and rapidly growing into a size 20.... and when you're 5 foot nothing (152 cm) you really start to feel the effects of carrying all that excess weight around.... both physically & emotionally. I had made the half-hearted decision to lose weight but the motivation was not there and the weight loss was minimal & agonizingly slow.
But seeing the success that my niece Brooke, and sister-in-law both had after working with Colin & Wendy, I thought "what have I got to lose".... except maybe a few unwanted kilos.
After my first session where I set my goals with Colin, I was still a little sceptical that I would be able to actually see it through and achieve them. Years of failed fad diets & bad eating habits had left their mark.
But the skills that Colin gave me, and the techniques he used, made me see through all the negativity & doubt and woke up my subconscious so that my whole outlook towards my relationship with food was put into a much clearer perspective. It put ME in charge of my food.... food is not in charge of me ! And it was done so effortlessly.
When so many of us are struggling with self-doubt and even self-loathing for what we have allowed ourselves to become, Colin reinforces only the positives & makes it so easy to start believing in yourself again and realising that your goals are achievable. I'm proud to say that after 8 weeks I am almost at my goal.... and that's somewhere I never thought I would be !
Thank you so much for reminding me who I am; who I can be; and who I never want to become again.
Foot Note: I went shopping for some new work clothes.... size 10 to 12 (HAPPY DANCE) Current measurements : Chest 105cm (7cm loss) Waist 91cm (14cm loss) Hips 105cm (7cm loss)
I started the program with Wendy. I work 10-14 hours a day and go to gym 3-4 times a week. I’ve committed to the program and it’s not been a chore; it’s a lifestyle change and my friends have noticed how well I’m doing.
I now know which foods are best for me. A recent blood test has shown that I’m doing better than my age group in general and I’m almost off my blood pressure medication now. My health has improved dramatically.
The best thing for me was to focus on my reasons for wanting to lose weight and it has paid off. I have lost over 36kgs.
Looking forward; this is a permanent change for me for the rest of my life and I will never go back to where I was and I am very excited about that! I have joined a gym for the very first time and dropped 18 kilos, I have reached my original goal, but have reset now to reduce another 5 kg. My clothes are very baggy now which makes me feel good and motivated to keep going.
In the past I was so focussed on food and diets they used to run my life, but now I don’t even think about it and would recommend the program 100 per cent to others.
Lastly we cannot Thank Colin and Wendy enough for your support and guidance, we will most definitely keep in touch and will drop in from time to time.
I had been in a pattern of binge eating and trying to eat my way to happiness which obviously was never going to work but I was struggling to change my habits. Since doing the program with Colin I have now lost over 22kgs in the last 6 months and am the lightest I have weighed in my adult life.
I am so much happier and more confident within myself. It wasn’t always “easy” but it has definitely been worth it. The best part isn’t just the actual weight loss but the healing within my mind and the healthier relationship I now have with food. I couldn’t have achieved this without Colin’s support and guidance.
Colin has given me amazing support and all the tools I need to move forward to reach my weight loss goals and I can’t thank him enough. I started this journey being very unhealthy mind and body after a lifetime of emotional eating and self sabotage. From my very first session with Colin my mindset has shifted from self loathing and zero motivation to feeling empowered, in control of a total life change, where I desire to exercise and eat healthy smaller portions. This is a miracle I can tell you. I am now eating easily 60% less and desire only healthy clean foods.
Loving my daily walks, I feel energised and in control and it feels so good. My blood pressure has lowered and I am sleeping so much better now and my anxiety has all but gone. I cannot recommend this programme enough. It has been a life changer for me and I am very excited for the journey ahead as I continue to becoming slimmer healthier and fitter. Thanks again Colin and Wendy.
Before I started this program, I had tried to lose weight at different times in my life, but I could never get the food thing under control. It feels now like a lifetime change. I’ve lost approx. 8kg and its easy with 50% less food. I feel happier in myself and in life. Much more confident and the program was easy."
Then I thought I really want to check this out. I’ve tried diets, shakes, starving, eating heaps. Nothing worked! I called and Colin answered, I spoke to him and organised a day and time for my first appointment.
I did tell him that I don’t understand how it worked. I told him I was worried about going under hypnosis. Well I thought you know nothing else has helped long term. So after that visit my plate size decreased and I wasn’t hungry until it was time for my next meal.
I drank water, actually wanted to drink a lot of water. Then my next visit and visits thereafter. I learnt a lot.
I have lost just over a Kg a week, now 6.8kg and still going strong. This isn’t a diet it’s a way of life I love. I listen to the audio aspect of it nearly every night. Thank you Colin.
It’s really exciting. I’ve been trying to lose weight for years and nothing else has worked at all. I’ve tried many different diets, all the fads. But I couldn’t do it by myself, this program was what I needed. Now I tell everyone about Virtual Gastric Band and recommend it. It has blown my mind; I really didn’t think it would work as well as it has. This program is not just about weight loss, it has changed everything in my life.
I realised that my experiences around food as a child were influencing me. My experience was that I was not allowed to leave the table until I had finished my meal. This meant staying at the table for hours in some cases, unable to play. My mother would reward me with junk food if I finished my meal. So, after we did the tapping session, I felt lighter and freer and in the next couple of weeks I felt wonderful with my eating. The tapping just changed the patterns and my cravings went away.
It was an amazing release of energy and feeling that I didn’t even know I had around food. All this happened over 40 years ago when I was a child and I’ve carried it with me ever since. I’ve always had a sugar addiction and I don’t have one any more. Now I use EFT whenever I need it. It’s really good. I’m a big believer in tapping.