"6 months later I have lost 11 1/2lbs and feel a different person"

About: City Health Care Partnership CIC / Why Weight?

(as the patient),

After suffering a stroke in July 2012 and my weight gradually going up and up, I decided it was time for me to do something about it. So after talking to the nurse at my Surgery I was told about The Healthy Routes programme and asked if I would like to be referred. I said yes and was referred in September 2013.

At the first appointment which was a group session we were introduced to Lisa who immediately made me feel at ease. I was weighed and given an appointment for the next week. This appointment was a one to one session. We talked about diet, exercise and Lisa gave me some leaflets to look at with an appointment for the next week. Looking at the leaflets on exercise I decided that I would like to go to the gym. I discussed this with Lisa who said she would refer me.

Now 6 months later I have lost 11 1/2lbs and feel a different person. I couldn't have done this without the help of Lisa who I will be forever grateful to. She has guided me all the way After suffering with depression for the past 25 years, I used to dread the months October to March. This time I have been able to get through these months feeling totally different. I am brighter even though still have the odd dull day. I have been able to do so much more which is all down to Lisa. I have recommended the programme to lots of my friends. Once again thank you, Lisa.

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