An OBESE woman flew to Turkey to have part of her stomach removed before losing more than 16 and a half stone after a psychic predicted she would die without drastic action.
Rebecca Wilkinson, 30, started gaining weight in her teens and weight spiked after getting pregnant at 18 – stacking up almost 10 stone in just under two years.
She usually enjoys two treats a day, followed by snacks like chocolate, crisps and sweets – washed down with liters of Lucozade.
At her biggest, Rebecca weighed 28kg and was struggling to reach a size 28-30.
After years of dieting, one person’s mother was left unchanged until a trip to a psychic ‘spooked her’ into action.
He revealed she had ‘no future’ if she continued her unhealthy habits and told her to ‘do whatever it takes or die’.
She started her weight loss journey and she booked a flight to Antalya, Turkey, to undergo a private stomach surgery in September 2020.
A year after the partial gastrectomy, she lost a staggering 7lb 16th – down to 5lb 12 and a slim 10-14 size.
Rebecca, a plasterer in training, from Ilkeston, Derbyshire, said: “I was desperate after years of trying to lose weight without success.
“During one visit to my psychic, he scared me into action.
“He said he saw ‘no life’ to me on the cards.
“He also said: ‘Do what is necessary – go to the extreme or you will die.” “I knew I had to take drastic action and surgery was the only way.
“The weight went down after my gastrectomy – it changed my life.”
Rebecca began struggling with bullies as a teenager and looked to food for comfort.
She saw the weight start to increase, especially after she became pregnant with her first child, 12-year-old Libby.
Mom usually prepares takeaways for lunch and dinner – then snacks.
She said: “I went to an all-girls school, and I was bullied a lot.
“At school, they nicknamed me ‘Two-story Rebecca’ because I was older than the other girls. I definitely ate to feel better.
“I’ll start the day with four pieces of avocado toast, and if I get bored in the middle of the morning, I’ll easily repeat it.
“For lunch, I’ll buy a takeaway, and dinner every night a takeaway.”
As her weight skyrocketed out of control, Rebecca struggled with her mental health and suffered from anxiety and depression.
She hoped to have another child with her 16-year-old partner, Matt, 34, who owns a plastering company, but struggled to conceive for the next 12 years due to her weight.
It’s a wake-up call for me to change
At her biggest, she weighed 28kg and struggled to get to size 28.
“For years I tried to ignore the mess I was in,” she said.
“I wouldn’t leave the house without my mother or fiancé by my side. I chose where I went in case I didn’t fit in a seat or bathroom.
“I’ve even had people yell obscenities at me while driving past.”
Rebecca has been trying and not dieting for years and is left feeling ‘failed’.
She was ready to ‘give up’ when a visit to a psychic in 2020 changed everything.
According to Rebecca, he couldn’t see her future in the cards and told her to ‘sort it out now’ or she would die.
“I was also skeptical of the psychic at first, but he knows things that no one else can,” she said.
“How he knew about how I ate and ‘hibernated’ afterwards. I left the reading in tears, but the important thing is that I did.”
“He said, ‘I don’t see any life left for you.” It was a wake-up call that I needed to change. “
After reading, Rebecca considered private surgery for a gastric tube in the UK, but it would cost £12,000.
She found the surgery abroad in Turkey cost a fraction – £3,000 – and flew in in September 2020 with her mother Jayne Nunn, 47, who also underwent the surgery.
The operation involves removing three-quarters of the stomach and the remainder forming a ‘sleeve’ or tube leading to the intestines.
After the surgery, Rebecca flew back to the UK and survived on a diet high in liquids, starches and soft foods for a month before she was able to eat solid foods again.
Rebecca continued: “My mom went with me and was a big support.
“Things are going well but there is a lot of adjustment to my new diet.
“Now I can only eat a small amount every two hours – like Babybel or a small bit of protein like salmon fillet.
“For dinner, I usually only have a very small portion of what I cook for my family.
“I don’t feel hungry or stop eating.”
Over a year, Rebecca says the weight has ‘dipped’ and she’s lost her 16th 7lb, down to her 12th 5lb.
She is currently wearing a size 10-14 and says she has had a whole new life.
Her mother, Jayne, always lost 13 stones after surgery.
Rebecca said: “The weight has dropped off me – it’s amazing.
“Mother has also done an incredible job. We hope to return to Turkey for another surgery to remove the excess skin.
“I gave up my work from home and now I am an apprentice plasterer.
“I love going for super long walks, hanging out and socializing that I never imagined possible.
“Most importantly, I can walk and live pain-free.
“Hopefully the weight loss will help my fertility and have more children.
“It changed my life.”
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