Gastric bypass surgery: Laura Turner s photo diary reveals staggering 14st weight loss

Incredible shrinking mum: Gastric op woman”s photo diary reveals staggering 14st weight loss

The photographic sequence shows how Laura more than halved her weight, going from 26 stone to 12 stone with the help of a gastric bypass operation

Dramatic: The photographic sequence shows how Laura more than halved her weight, going from 26 stone to 12 stone with the help of a gastric bypass operation

Motivation: The mother of two was spurred into action after medics warned she faced the prospect of an early death

Motivation: The mother of two was spurred into action after medics warned she faced the prospect of an early death

Laura seven months post op, having lost eight and a half stone

Laura seven months post op, having lost eight and a half stone

Laura at almost eight months post operation

Laura at almost eight months post operation

Laura 10 months post op

… Still going strong 10 months after the operation

Laura on her one year

Looking much slimmer on her one year “op-iversary”

Left, Laura two years on Left, Laura two years on, and right, before her gastric bypass operation

Left, Laura two years after her op, and right, just before she underwent the gastric bypass operation

Relief: The weight was very debilitating, says Laura.

New lease of life: The weight was very debilitating, says Laura. “I struggled with the smallest task. I had pains in all my joints and woke up gasping for breath