"Nutrition and Dietetics Specialist Services (Weight Management)"

About: Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Specialist services / Nutrition & dietetics

(as a service user),

I was told by my gp that I was obese and needed to lose weight. I realised that I was still carrying the weight that I had put on during my pregnancies and I was becoming more and more depressed with the way I looked. The gp referred me to positive moves and then I was contacted to ask if I would be interested in joining a weight management group. The group has been fantastic. The people leading the group have been helpful, non judgemental and a real encouragement. There have been useful tips which have made me feel confident to be able to continue to maintain a lower healthier weight. The group as a whole have been supportive of one another and really encouraging. I have found it useful to be weighed each week and be accountable. I have lost a stone in weight and 5 inches from my waist which is more than I imagined I would.

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Response from Sophy Parkin, General Manager for Specialist Services, Health Partnerships

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments

This is a very positive story and your achievements are fantastic in the time you have been attending the course. I will pass your comments back to the members of the team who delivered the session.

it is great that you have found the course informative and motivational without being judgemental and that as a result you have made successful changes to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. I hope that you will continue with these changes to achieve further goals.

Once again thanks for these comments

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Response from Lynn Hagin, Head of Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition and Dietetics Service, County Health Partnerships

I would like to echo Sophys comments and I am really please the course has been so successful for you, enabling you make changes and feel confident.

Thank you for sharing your story.

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