Well, well, well! If you’ve been waiting for my final episode of slimming progress, this will be the post. My target has been achieved and seriously, I felt like I’ve been reborn. It’s been three years since I shy away from camera because I looked so fat. And now, I don’t feel ashamed anymore.
Just a fast recap on my slimming program (if you’re new to this blog) – I’ve started Total Slim Programme with Fat-Freezing treatments at Halley Medical Aesthetics since Jan 2015. Read my previous posts here: Jan 15 | Feb 2015 | Mar 2015 | Apr 2015.
Many people noticed my weight loss; even the cleaner auntie in my office whom I seldom talk to asked me how I did it. It’s nice to hear compliments, especially when I’ve been hearing the complete opposite for the past few years. So, I recommended Halley Medical Aesthetics Total Slim Programme to them – a weight-loss program that is fast, easy, and effective without breaking the bank in the process.
The most obvious change that occurred in my body is – my tummy is no longer bloated to the extent that I always look pregnant. Yay! I’m seeing my collar bones again, and I also noticed that my upper arms are not as saggy as before. Yay yay!
Results at a glance:
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I’m soOo happy with the results. The two most important figures dropped significantly – weight from 58.5kg to 51.5kg (7kg reduction) and BMI from 24.4 to 21.4. My body fat has also been reduced from 27.8% to 24%. It all happened within 3-4 months.
The reason why I gained so much weight in the past few years is due to the steroids that I’ve been taking for my medical condition. I’m still on steroids now, but the dosage has been greatly reduced. It’s also due to my age, laziness and uninspired to do anything about my growing waistline.
Perhaps like many other women, I always looked upon middle-age as a time of life when my body would develop a mind of its own and I wouldn’t really have much to say about it. I would see round, fluffy, middle-aged women and assume that one day I would be like that too and well, that’s just the way it is.
That is why managing my weight becomes a great challenge when I entered middle-age. At the peak, my weight was at 62kg. It dropped slightly to 59kg and stuck there like forever. No matter what I did, I couldn’t get an inch away from my disgusting bloated tummy.
Over time, I feel that my health is affected by the weight gain. One example is – I’m already panting when I cross the overhead bridge to send our boy to school. So, I was determined to fix my “weight problem” and I’m glad that I made the decision to consult Dr. Terence Tan of Halley Medical Aesthetics four months ago. If I didn’t take that first move, I wouldn’t be what I’m now.
I’m happy – not only because I’m slimmer and I can wear back all my old clothes (plus more excuses to buy new clothes!), I feel that I’m healthier too. Imagine I’ve been carrying a pack of 7kg weight on my body all these years, and when I can finally put that weight away, I feel significantly lighter. I’m no longer panting when I cross the overhead bridge.
Flaunting my flat tummy for the first time, and I’m wearing my pre-pregnancy jeans! (no photoshop)
On my 5th consultation with Dr. Tan, I tried their Magic Slim Body Firming Treatment featuring Super Trio RF technology. This treatment is a combination of multi-polar radio frequency (RF), red light-emitting diode (LED) therapy, and vacuum-suction lymph massage to effectively slim, contour and tightens the areas that we want to treat. This includes the stomach, thighs, and arms.
Benefits of Super Trio RF treatment include:
- Slims and contours our body by releasing liquid fat from fat cells and eliminating water retention.
- Firms and tightens by boosting production of new collagen and elastin fibres.
- Stimulates lymphatic drainage and blood circulation, which aids weight loss by flushing toxins out of our body.
I tried the Super Trio RF treatment on my stomach. The treatment is safe and painless, and it takes about an hour. Firming cream is applied on my stomach with a gentle massage prior the treatment. After that, the therapist applied the Super Trio RF technology with an applicator from the machine (pictured below).
Unlike fat-freezing, this treatment does not give any cooling sensation. In fact, you can see immediate results after the treatment. A pre and post measurements were taken on my waistline, and I saw a 2cm reduction instantly after the treatment. Yes, it’s amazing! I highly recommend it!
This treatment is available as a standalone treatment, and it’s also bundled with their popular Total Sculpt Programme and Slim Sculpt Programme. If you need a treatment to tighten and firm up your stomach, thighs, or arms, I highly recommend Super Trio RF treatment. It’s also useful for tightening loose skin after pregnancy.
Now that I’ve achieved my desired weight, exercise and sensible diet are vital for maintenance. Dr. Tan joked that he doesn’t want to see me again three months later to repeat my slimming program. That’s certainly true, but I’ll still be seeing him for my facial and aesthetics treatments. He’s one of the best aesthetics doctors I’ve ever seen. And he has also given me a lifestyle consultation on how to stay slim and healthy. I’ll certainly share some useful tips with you when I’ve some time later on.