Kenyan based Lawyer and content creator Maureen Waititu has shared that she has managed to lose some weight after undergoing gastric balloon weight loss procedure.
The mother of two said she had to share with her fans since most have been asking about her weight loss journey.
“I’ve been trying to type this and I am super emotional 😭 -I am also feeling very vulnerable to share but I owe so many of you who have been asking about my weight loss journey.”
Sharing on social media,Maureen said she underwent the procedure four months ago and so far she has lost 22 kgs.
“Four months ago, during one of my lowest I moments, I walked into @nairobibariatric at the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life. They held my hand helping me lose 22kgs so far through their advanced gastric balloon technology and now I am ready to share with you my journey with my followers.”
She revealed that no matter how much she tried to exercise , the kilogrammes kept pilling which was risky for her health and she had to make a decision to take care of her body.
“My body has gone through so much in the last few years and at some point it just couldn’t take care of me-I did everything I could to stay fit and healthy but no matter how many times I worked out or how little I ate, I kept piling on the kilos. My asthma got so bad, my back hurt and my ankles couldn’t support me making me sedentary most of the time and consequently gaining more weight.”
It was not easy to deal with her weight gain due to constant body shaming and at the moment she was also treating depression and anxiety.
“The body shaming didn’t help either where people mostly women felt the need to keep commenting really negative things about my body. As some of you may know, I was also treating severe depression and anxiety for some time and the medication I was taking would often leave me not feeling like myself thus I’d look for comfort through constant snacking and eating-but I thank God that’s behind me now as I am fully healed and the happiest I’ve been in the longest time 🥰. Please stop body shaming people when you don’t know what’s going on with them.”
Maureen Waititu said she is happy with the results and with good nutrition and exercise, she will eventually reach her goal.
Intragastric balloon placement is a non-invasive weight-loss procedure that involves placing a saline-filled silicone balloon in your stomach. This helps you lose weight by limiting how much you can eat and making you feel fuller faster (it’s not surgery).