What a difference! These before and after pictures show that shedding extra weight IS achievable. Last year Clerical Officer Hunter Rice was one of our staff members who was given a free six-week pass to attend a slimming class block with Scottish Slimmers. During that programme he lost 19 lbs and since then has dropped a further five stone, bringing his total weight loss to almost 14 stone since he began slimming in 2012. Hunter is happy to share his success with us and has provided these photos.
Hunter is just one of the success stories which have been recorded since NHS Forth Valley began issuing passes four years ago. This year we have been able to hand out 70 passes and have had an enthusiastic response from those participating. We wish them well and look forward to catching up with them in the summer.
The previous years have seen a year on year improvement in weight loss. Last year there was an impressive combined weight loss of more than 222.7 kilo’s, equal to more than 35 stone!
Many people continue to attend the classes and are encouraged by their success to participate in more regular exercise too. Well done everyone who is now pounds lighter.