"Thank you to Ms Parkin in the Community Dietetics team"

About: Specialist services / Nutrition & dietetics

(as the patient),

I'd like to thank Ms Parkin in the Community Dietetics team again for her support. Everything is continuing to go extremely well, even though it's often tough and I miss some of my favourite foods and the ability to just eat and drink what I fancy and when I want it.

From 25st 1lb on in September, I'm now down to 20st 7lbs. My dress size has changed from 36 to 28. I still have a long way to go, but I'll get there. I have even bought a pair of trainers for the first time in about 30 years, and I have taken out a gym membership, doing a little workout a couple of times a week and aiming to increase any type of activity I want to do when I feel I can cope with it. My blood pressure has gone from quite high to normal, and breathing is getting a lot easier.

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

Thank you for this comment and for an update on your progress. I am pleased to hear that you have implemented the changes that were discussed and as a result of these have been successful with your weight loss, and also seen a reduction in your blood pressure and enabled you to find breathing easier.

I hope that this weight loss has given you the motivation and encouragement to continue with your new healthy lifestyle. I also recall at your consultation that physical activity was not something you either particiapted in or enjoyed, so the fact that you have now purchased some trainers and joined a gym is encouraging to hear.

Once again, well done with improving your lifestlye and good luck with continuing with this in the furtire.

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