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Less of Tara

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Tara Sutherland

$2,758 of $2,500 goal

Given by 50 generous donors in around 5 months

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Since Nov 2015, I have shed over 100kg. I've been maintaining my new healthy lifestyle for over 3 years and this is my next step!

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In November 2015, I decided I had to save my own life.

I had been a big girl for as long as I could remember and my weight had gotten to the stage where I wanted to make radical changes but I had so much to lose to get to a point where eating less and moving more was something I could do every single day. I had a gastric bypass.

In the last three years, I have lost 105kg. And I have maintained not only my new weight but my new healthy and active lifestyle. I eat nutritious and delicious foods and I share my love of cooking and meal planning and preparation with the weight loss surgery community.

I also workout regularly - usually every day! I lift weights, walk as much as possible and participate in High-Intensity Interval Training. But this is where it gets difficult.

Most of my loose skin sits around my thighs and my bottom. When I run or jump, I am in pain.

The skin moves up and down and great workout tights definitely help but I have the opportunity to have it removed once and for all.

The surgery will simply give me the opportunity to continue my healthy lifestyle - just pain-free!

All - or any - of the money I can raise will go towards my surgery costs ...

Thigh lift (including all hospital and accommodation) $12,500.00

Travel costs $2000.00

Usually, I use Givealittle to raise money for other people so it feels strange writing about myself but I would like to say yes to this opportunity and book it in as soon as possible. So if you don't ask you don't get right?

Use of funds

All money will go towards my surgery and travel.

Anything that is left over will be donated to New Zealand Animal Rescue organisations.

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Latest update

Deposit paid and dates booked!   17 March 2019

I've written an update for the blog and I've realised I'd not written one for the page.

And I've not thanked everyone for everything they have done for me so far. And I need you all to know how much I appreciate your words and your generosity.


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  • Karla Grima

    Karla Grima on 30 Jan 2019



  • Trish

    Trish on 24 Jan 2019



  • Kitteny

    Kitteny on 17 Jan 2019


    You are a bloody amazing woman and you deserve all good things, xx


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 17 Jan 2019



  • Kate S

    Kate S on 17 Jan 2019


    You truly are an inspiration and you truly deserve this! You go girl. xx


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This page was created on 9 Jan 2019 and closed on 10 Jun 2019.
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