"I am optimistic that I will maintain my weight loss"
About: Live Life Better Derbyshire / Community Weight Management Live Life Better Derbyshire Community Weight Management
Posted by Name922 (as ),
I was referred to the live life better service because I was distressed about my weight. I had been to my GP several times and had varying degrees of empathy about my distress. I think this was because I knew that I was desperate for help but had difficulty in articulating my need.
The service was non-judgemental and initially I talked and they listened. This was the key for me, I was able to organise my thoughts without offers of help and “solutions” to my problems. If I requested information, it was there, otherwise I was left to form my own weight loss plan. The on-going support for 2 years has been vital. I actually think that I may have made some real changes in my relationship with food. I am optimistic that I will maintain my weight loss of over 4 stone.
Thank you NHS without this help I would have most likely ended up diabetic, immobile and clinically depressed.
Thank you Caroline and Darren for listening without judgement. I am in your debt